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Introduction to LEED v4
Measuring for Success

GBCI: 0090010296

Explore performance as a foundation of LEED v4. Experts describe how the rating system's credit requirements are more closely aligned with performance.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED Green Associate
  • LEED AP Homes
  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v4

Published on: October 25, 2013

Average: 4.1 (23 votes)


LEED v4 takes a systems thinking approach and emphasizes the connections within a building in order to improve overall performance. This session emphasizes the role of performance and how the underlying frameworks of flexibility, integrative process, and performance are aimed at improving the user experience in LEED v4.


  1. Describe the role of performance data to address LEED system goals
  2. Recognize performance goals in each of the LEED credit categories
  3. Identify benefits of the performance criteria in LEED v4


This course is a part of the following series:
Introduction to LEED v4

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U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States


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    Christopher Schaffner made 4 contributions in the last 6 months

Christopher Schaffner

Principal and Founder The Green Engineer, Inc.
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    Lynn N. Simon made 1 contribution in the last 6 months

Lynn N. Simon

Senior Vice President Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
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17 commentsLeave a comment


Good overall ""BIG"" picture of what LEED v4 is trying to accomplish. Test appeared to be more of a refresher on what you already knew and not as much on the course content.

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Manager - Project Engineering, Barry - Wehmiller International

Nicely explained !

R. W. Larson Associates, PC

Would be valuable to be able to review the quiz questions and answers, but overall a very informative session.

Associate, Lincoln Property Company

I found this to be an informational course overall. It would be helpful to be able to view the quiz questions after submitting to see which questions were answered correctly/incorrectly.

Intertecnica Group Srl

A must for understand the basic of LEED v4

Business & Project Development Executive - Engineering & Construction, H.H. Angus & Associates Limited Consulting Engieers

Great insight. Nice to see LEED venturing into Big Data.

Striation Design

This was a good course. However is there a way to see the answers, particularly those which were gotten wrong so as to know what are the correct answers?


Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately there is no way to review answers but, this is something that we will take under consideration for future development.

Junior Project Manager, Bank Audi sal - Audi Saradar Group

Thank you for this course. Could you provide us with more insightful courses for LEED v4? Thank you.

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Is it worth taking both of the "10 things to know" courses?

Director of LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council

While these two courses do have some overlap, there are also distinct points made by both. Also, they were created by two separate organizations that each bring unique perspectives.

Environmental & Sustainability Consultant, MAHY Khoory Creative Solutions

Thanks for providing this online course. The course was very well presented. It helped me to get a better understanding of LEED V 4 requirements. I hope to see more courses like this in near future.

Erosion Control Manager, Cobb County Government

Thank you for offering this course, the information was well presented and easy to understand. I look forward to completing other topic! Frank

Research Student, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Comprehensive and well organized. Making me wanna know more about the improvement of the rating system.

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Thanks for viewing, Shanshan! If you're interested in learning more about LEED v4, I recommend our Rating System Review series:

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