tOD Guide to Sustainability Certifications

13-06-12 Sustainability Certifications

Nowadays, there is a wide variety of sustainability certifications pertaining to different types of buildings whether retail, offices, education, healthcare, industrial, residential, etc. What is the most appropriate certification to choose?

theOtherDada has prepared a brief report illustrating a comparison among LEED, BREEAM, Passivhaus, QSAS, and Living Building Challenge in an attempt to have a general overview. The projects directory of the US Green Building Council yields 32 LEED-registered projects  in Lebanon of which only one had actually achieved the Gold level. The Lebanese market is gradually gaining awareness on the importance of green buildings and sustainability performance standards. To access our report, please contact us and our staff will be glad to assist.
The following is a tabulation showing a general overview on the certifications:

Different Certification Sytems


About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

One comment

  1. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Safari.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.

    The design look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon.

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