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USGBC Rolls Out LEED v4

22 November, 2013

-By Holly O'Dell


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has officially launched LEED v4, the newest iteration of the LEED green building benchmark system. LEED v4 targets better building performance through tools and criteria that are universally understood, accepted, and accessible.  

Features of the new system include:
  • New market sectors such as hospitality, existing schools, existing retail, data centers, and distribution centers
  • Improved support resources, including simplified LEED credit submission requirements and step-by-step reference guide materials with videos and tutorials
  • A focus on helping owners meet the full performance potential of their buildings
  • New impact categories such as climate change, human health, water resources, biodiversity, green economy, community, and natural resources.

Two projects already have achieved LEED v4 certification: the Haworth Beijing Organic Showroom earned LEED v4 Gold, and 1800 K St. in Washington, D.C., was awarded LEED v4 Silver. Currently, 122 beta projects from around the world are building to LEED v4 criteria.

“LEED v4 is as much a testament to the achievements of LEED project teams around the world as it is to the green building community’s ambition to create significant global and local change through resource-efficient, cost-effective green buildings,” Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC’s president, CEO, and founding chair, said in a statement.




USGBC Rolls Out LEED v4

22 November, 2013


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has officially launched LEED v4, the newest iteration of the LEED green building benchmark system. LEED v4 targets better building performance through tools and criteria that are universally understood, accepted, and accessible.  

Features of the new system include:
  • New market sectors such as hospitality, existing schools, existing retail, data centers, and distribution centers
  • Improved support resources, including simplified LEED credit submission requirements and step-by-step reference guide materials with videos and tutorials
  • A focus on helping owners meet the full performance potential of their buildings
  • New impact categories such as climate change, human health, water resources, biodiversity, green economy, community, and natural resources.

Two projects already have achieved LEED v4 certification: the Haworth Beijing Organic Showroom earned LEED v4 Gold, and 1800 K St. in Washington, D.C., was awarded LEED v4 Silver. Currently, 122 beta projects from around the world are building to LEED v4 criteria.

“LEED v4 is as much a testament to the achievements of LEED project teams around the world as it is to the green building community’s ambition to create significant global and local change through resource-efficient, cost-effective green buildings,” Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC’s president, CEO, and founding chair, said in a statement.

 


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