Development And Benefits Of A LEED Project Management Database
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The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit community of industry leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone. The documentation process for achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® ) certification is highly complex and more time-consuming than necessary with currently employed systems. This thesis explains the need for development of a relational database as a means to increase the efficiency of the documentation process to meet LEED® requirements. This database will provide the construction project team a relational platform that guides the user through the LEED® administration and certification process. By developing a LEED® specific project management database, the process of collecting, organizing, and analyzing the required documentation will become more efficient. The primary purpose of this thesis is to identify the need for, develop, and demonstrate the benefits of a LEED® specific project management database.