First Look: LEED v4 online learning component
This article is part of a series that USGBC is using to give the LEED community a first look at the tools and resources we’ve developed to support those using LEED.
Continuous improvement is a concept that goes beyond the technical requirements. We also apply it to the program as a whole. In the case of the LEED Online forms that teams use to document compliance with LEED credits, this meant streamlining, simplifying and clarifying. Our work paid off, and resulted in fewer forms overall and a design that was geared not only toward collecting information, but doing it in a way that saves time for project teams.
The LEED credit library, launched last June, is a centralized hub for all LEED credit information, including language and applicable resources. Later this year, when we release the LEED v4 reference guides, there will be some very noticeable upgrades. In addition to the traditional hard copy and digital versions, a web-based version of the LEED v4 reference guides that is built into the credit library will be avialable for purchase. This new format combines all of the information that’s available in the traditional versions of the guides with all of the benefits of the fully searchable credit library. It will also give project teams access to a new set of modules developed specifically to supplement the reference guide content, including interactive videos, tutorials, presentations and documents.
The video attached is an example from the web-based version of the LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction.
Over time, we'll continue to add content to the web-based reference guides, creating a continually growing body of knowledge in one convenient location.
Stay tuned for more previews related to LEED v4. Next week, in our final article, we’ll look at the printed and digital versions of the LEED v4 reference guides. Have questions? Learn more about LEED v4 or email us.