USGBC's LEED v4 Passes Ballot July 03, 2013

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the world’s most visible green building rating system.

 

“This update of LEED builds on the past while offering new requirements, preparing all LEED projects to achieve higher levels of building performance and positive environmental outcomes,” says Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED, USGBC. “This newest version of LEED challenges the market to make the next leap toward better, cleaner, healthier buildings. I am confident that people will also notice the improved usability of the system with an improved documentation process and more resources and tools to assist and support positive action.”

 

Starting this summer, USGBC will offer education on LEED v4 in the form of webinar suites; the full program, along with reference guides, will be unveiled at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, to be held this November in Philadelphia.

 

Currently, there are more than 100 projects pursuing certification through the LEED v4 beta program.

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