Blue Ocean Energy offers LEED O&M Certification for Existing Buildings v 4 and v 4.1 offered through the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance is the tool for the ongoing operations and maintenance of existing commercial and institutional buildings. The certification system identifies and rewards current best practices and provides an outline for buildings to use less energy, water and natural resources; improve the indoor environment; and uncover operating inefficiencies.
Blue Ocean has experience with the new LEED v 4.1 O&M Certification for Existing Buildings which is more inclusive and allows projects to earn LEED points through building performance monitoring via the Arc platform.
In fact, Blue Ocean recently helped a large commercial real estate client obtain 5 GOLD LEED certified buildings using the new LEED v4.1 O&M rating system.
Why LEED Certification? Property owners report, according to USGBC, reduced operating costs, lower employee absenteeism and turn-over, higher re-sale values, less time on the market, faster lease-up rates, higher lease rates and reduced risks.