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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

Published on: June 12, 2014

Average: 3.8 (8 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 v4
  3. Compare the structure of LEED v4 rating systems to earlier versions of LEED
  4. Explain the concept of product transparency and how LEED v4 rewards transparency
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GreenCE, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
United States


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Director of Sustainable Education GreenCE, Inc.

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Thanks for the update on v4.

Engineer, Korea And Middle East Tr Manufacturing

The course is professionally summarizing LEED V4 contents.It can also be used as an introductory course to people who does not know about LEED or know who like to know more about it.

Project Director - Sustainability, North Shore LIJ Health System
Pro Reviewer

A well done course helping to inform about the specific changes affecting project teams transitioning to LEED V4. I lowered my overall rating due to the fact that this is an entry level course, not intermediate.

Director of Sustainable Education, GreenCE, Inc.

I completely agree, and the difficulty level has been adjusted to Basic.

Director of Programs, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Pro Reviewer

This webinar effectively provides an introductory overview of the foundations behind LEED v4 (I would not consider this an intermediate level course). The presenters are well spoken and clearly have a solid understanding of USGBC's priorities, as well as some of the more technically complex issues within LEED v4 (i.e. the new credits and concepts within the Materials and Resources category).

I would recommend this webinar to anyone who is very need to LEED v4 and is looking for a foundational understanding of the new program.

Director of Sustainable Education, GreenCE, Inc.

Thank you for the comments. We agree that this should be a Basic level course, and has now been adjusted.

Founder & Principal, Green Group, Sustainability Consulting
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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