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The development of green building rating systems (GBRS) and sustainability metrics for buildings, including building products , is reviewed from a North American perspective. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system and the Living Building Challenge (LBC) are highlighted as primary examples of different levels of GBRS. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is introduced as a preferred method of quantifying sust ainability, and its integration into current GBRS is examined adoi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.500 fatcat:3cu7yfiqrbed5g4k4kajgvoxki