New Construction Guide

Guideline / December 12, 2015 / Building Innovation

Increasing energy code stringency and owner demand for higher efficiency in buildings are challenging design teams to deliver high performance without adding costs. The New Construction Guide offers a comprehensive prescriptive approach to new commercial construction projects that achieves efficiencies up to 30% higher than many conventional buildings. It was also included in the USGBC's LEED program as an option to earn Energy and Atmosphere credits.


For information on the process to use the prescriptive path in the New Construction Guide for LEED points visit the USGBC website.

Updates and errata for the New Construction Guide are available here.