- What is Arc?
- How does a performance score help earn LEED certification?
- How does a performance score help if my project is LEED certified?
- How is my Arc score displayed on the LEED Project Directory?
- Are LEED v4.1 O+M recertification projects required to use Arc, or can all data be uploaded through LEED Online?
What is Arc?
Arc is a software platform that allows you to collect, score and manage data for a number of purposes, including seeking LEED certification or recertification. Once you enter all necessary information in Arc, you can submit it to GBCI for a LEED review. You will continue entering your performance data in Arc to meet all recertification requirements.
How does a performance score help earn LEED certification?
A performance score tells you how well your building is performing. The score can give you an indication of what level of certification you may achieve if you submit for LEED O+M certification. Certain LEED rating systems require a minimum level of performance, which is represented by a minimum score.
How does a performance score help if my project is LEED certified?
A performance score is an indication of how your building is performing at this moment. For projects certified under LEED O+M, the performance score can help you maintain your certification and submit for recertification. For projects certified under LEED BD+C or LEED ID+C, the performance score can help ensure your building is performing as designed. These projects can also recertify under LEED O+M through their performance scores.
How is my Arc score displayed on the LEED Project Directory?
Your performance score is a sign of leadership, and your commitment to transparency and accountability, and shows that you care about the ongoing performance of your project. It helps you know whether your building is operating as it was designed to do. Your Performance Score is shown on USGBC’s LEED Project Directory next to your project’s image and overview. The score logo will show your performance score and certification level in the middle. Projects not using Arc will show only their certification level on the logo. Those viewing your project are able to click on your score and see the animation of your five categories on the racetrack.
Are LEED v4.1 O+M recertification projects required to use Arc, or can all data be uploaded through LEED Online?
Projects pursuing recertification can use either Arc or LEED Online to enter their data. The data will be synchronized and is able to be managed using either tool. Access the LEED Recertification Guidelines for more information.