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LEED Certified

Green Buildings

ECOBUILD is a leader in the green building industry. Since 2009, it has provided green building consultancy for more than 145 projects in Turkey and abroad with its accredited professional expert staff.


Designing, constructing and choosing sustainable buildings is not a choice but an obligation.

Government Incentive for LEED Certification


Obtaining the LEED Certificate is granted by the TR Ministry of Commerce with the Decision No. 2014-8, "Market Entry".  Documents" benefit from the grant incentive. In this way, 50% of the technical consultancy, application and examination fees required for the certificate are covered by the state. 

ECOBUILD Accredited


Having LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP ND, EnvisionTM SP, WELL AP Accredited Professional identities, with national-international project experience, consultancy in Turkey and abroad in LEED Certificate, LEED Education, green building design, construction, certification and green material production processes offers services.

LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an Eco-Friendly Building certification developed by the United States Green Building Council. The LEED certificate, which has been in effect since 1998, is the most valid green building certificate in the world today and is also applied in our country. To download the LEED Brochure.

LEED Certification ensures that buildings are designed, constructed and operated in a healthy, environmentally friendly and economical manner. What is LEED? for the video. In this way, buildings become more energy and water efficient, less damaging to the environment and healthier living spaces.  In addition, the LEED certificate ensures that the building is recognized internationally, its value increases, and the companies and institutions that make the building gain prestige. For more information, please review the Building Types for LEED Certification sub-headings and Frequently Asked Questions sections below.  

Frequently Asked Questions About LEED

You can find the frequently asked questions page about LEED Certification below.


What is LEED Certified Building?

Utilizing the land in the most efficient way ...

LEED Certified Sample Project

Kuzu Effect

Sample Project Introduction of LEED Gold Certified Kuzu Effect

In the video below, the achievements of the Kuzu Effect Mixed Use Project, consisting of residences, loft, shopping malls and offices that have received LEED Gold Certificate with ECOBUILD consultancy, are presented. You can find the promotional brochure of the project here .


LEED is the most comprehensive rating system that allows to certify all building types.



Building Design and Construction

New Construction and Major Renovation

Addresses design and construction activities for both new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings that do not primarily serve the uses below. (Teams using LEED v4 may also use this option for multifamily residential projects that have nine or more stories).

Core and Shell Development

For projects where the developer controls the design and construction of the entire mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection system but not the design and construction of the tenant fit-out.

Data Centers

Specifically designed and equipped to meet the needs of high-density computing equipment, such as server racks, used for data storage and processing.


For hospitals that operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and provide inpatient medical treatment, including acute and long-term care.

Hospitality. Dedicated to hotels, motels, inns or other businesses within the service industry that provide transitional or short-term lodging with or without food.


Addresses the unique needs of retailers—from banks, restaurants, apparel, electronics, big box and everything in between.


For buildings made up of core and ancillary learning spaces on K-12 school grounds. Can also be used for higher education and non-academic buildings on school campuses.

Warehouses and Distribution Centers

For buildings used to store goods, manufactured products, merchandise, raw materials or personal belongings, like self-storage.



Interior Design and Construction

Commercial Interiors

For interior spaces dedicated to functions other than retail or hospitality.


Guides retailers interior spaces used to conduct the retail sale of consumer product goods. Includes both direct customer service areas (showroom) and preparation or storage areas that support customer service.


Designed for interior spaces dedicated to hotels, motels, inns, or other businesses within the service industry that provide transitional or short-term lodging with or without food.



Building Operations and Maintenance

LEED works for all project types from office spaces and restaurants to data centers and schools. LEED O+M has options to fit every project.


Existing Buildings 

Existing whole buildings.

Existing Interiors

Existing interior spaces that are contained within a portion of an existing building. Interior spaces may serve commercial, retail or hospitality purposes.



Neighborhood Development


Certification is available to your neighborhood-scale project if it’s currently in any phase of planning and design and up to 75% constructed. We designed this offering to help you or your developers’ market and fund your project among prospective tenants, financiers, public officials, etc. by affirming your intended sustainability strategies.

Built Project 

Designed for neighborhood-scale projects that are near completion or were completed within the last three years.



LEED for Homes


It is for detached houses where single families live.

Multifamily Lowrise

For multi-family residential buildings in the 1-3 floor range.

Multifamily Midrise

For multi-family residential buildings in the 4-6 floor range.

Multifamily v4.1

New construction and major renovation multifamily projects with any number of stones.

Multifamily Core and Shell v4.1

New construction and major renovation multifamily projects that do not include a complete fit out.

Single Family Homes v4.1

Single family attached and detached



LEED for Cities and Communities

LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities helps local leaders, planners and developers create cities and communities with responsible, sustainable and specific plans for natural systems, energy, water, waste, transportation and many other factors that contribute to quality of life. The LEED v4.1 for Cities and LEED v4.1 for Communities certification programs revolutionize the way cities and communities are planned, developed and operated in order to improve the quality of life of people around the world.The programs provide a framework for planning, designing, measuring and managing the performance of social, economic and environmental conditions on a city-wide or community level, in a globally consistent way. The framework provided by LEED for Cities and Communities credibly tracks progress toward overall sustainability objectives and allows for comparison by and among communities around the world. The platform serves cities and communities of all shapes and sizes and at all phases of their evolution. Participants can be public or privately managed, new or rapidly developing places, mature or fully built-out places, neighborhoods or districts, counties or even small states or countries.


LEED Recertification

METU Forest made by students

is the largest afforestation project in Turkey. Support was provided to afforestation activities.

LEED recertification is an important step in protecting your building asset. Recertification helps you maintain and improve your building, while keeping your sustainability investment in place. Recertification is available to all occupied and in-use projects that have previously achieved certification under LEED — including BD+C and ID+C, regardless of their initial rating system or version. This new guidance presents a simple and data-driven pathway, reassuring projects that they are meeting ever-changing goals and staying on the cutting edge.

Step 1: Review the Recertification Guide, which details the requirements and process.

Step 2: Contact us to activate your project’s recertification.


Once you’ve successfully competed recertification, your project will earn LEED for Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) certification under the newest available version of the rating system. Currently that is LEED v4.1.



LEED Zero verifies net zero goals

LEED has provided a framework for high performance buildings and spaces, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions through strategies impacting land, energy, transportation, water, waste and materials. LEED Zero, a complement to LEED that verifies the achievement of net zero goals.

LEED Zero Carbon

Recognizes buildings or spaces operating with net zero carbon emissions from energy consumption and occupant transportation to carbon emissions avoided or offset over a period of 12 months.

LEED Zero Resources

  • Energy recognizes buildings or spaces that achieve a source energy use balance of zero over a period of 12 months.

  • Water recognizes buildings that achieve a potable water use balance of zero over a period of 12 months.

  • Waste recognizes buildings that achieve GBCI’s TRUE Zero Waste certification at the Platinum level.

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