Difference between BREEAM and LEED?

Can someone provide a comprehensive breakdown of the key differences between the BREEAM and LEED rating systems? I’m particularly interested in understanding their respective criteria, certification processes, regional applicability, and the emphasis placed on sustainability metrics such as energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, and materials selection. Additionally, how do these rating systems impact commercial facility management practices and decision-making processes? Any insights or experiences shared would be greatly appreciated as I navigate the options for sustainable building certification in our commercial facilities portfolio

@neil.clark can you please help here? thanks

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Hi @Ssalem, BREEAM was created in the UK and emphasizes lifecycle environmental impact. LEED focuses on energy efficiency and indoor quality, more prominent in North America.

We’re written a blog on this subject which is quite detailed, you can read it here.