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GreenCE's Ten Things To Know About LEED v4

GBCI: 0090010405

Fundamental concepts behind the development of LEED v4, including the expansion of the system into new market sectors as well as internationally.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v4

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)


Grow your insights into the new LEED v4 rating system. We explore the fundamental concepts behind the development of LEED v4, including the expansion of the system into new market sectors as well as internationally. This session explores the goal of improved environmental outcomes for buildings, the addition of a new credit category, and why the shift to building materials transparency. Participants will leave with a firm understanding of why and how the LEED green building rating system has evolved.


  1. Describe the evolution of LEED and critical dates for implementation
  2. List the four main components that make up the framework for LEED Version 4
  3. Compare the structure of LEED v4 rating systems to earlier versions of LEED
  4. Explain the concept of product transparency and how LEEDv4 rewards transparency
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GreenCE, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
United States


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    Glen Phillips made 2 contributions in the last 6 months

Glen Phillips

Director of Sustainable Education GreenCE, Inc.

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4 commentsLeave a comment

Founder & Principal, Green Buildings
Pro Reviewer

Great summary of LEED V4!! The course offers a good background on the evolution of the LEED green building rating system and encourages architects & manufacturers help the system move forward on improving the environmental outcomes for buildings.
The course is appropriate for professional looking to understand LEED V4 as why? what? & how? Very recommended.

Product Manager, Labconco Corporation

Very informative and helpful. As a representative of a manufacturer, are there resources or checklists available for the EPD requirements? This would be helpful to have as my company begins the process of hunting down information from our suppliers.

Project Manager, Haselden Construction

Well organized and informative.

Interior Designer, Project Manager, Retailworks, Inc

Good presentation--easy to follow. A well-done overview.

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