The final version of LEED v4 cleared its last hurdle today when its membership voted in favor of adopting the new update to the 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," said Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED at 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."
Education about the update’s requirements will kick off as early as this summer with webinar suites, while the full program and accompanying reference guides will be released during LEED v4's official launch at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in November.
The beta program is still open for enrollment and currently includes more than 100 projects pursuing LEED v4 certification.