The next version of LEED
LEED is continuously evolving and improving. We’re not just going for net zero; we’re going for net positive. Getting to an entire market transformation means we need to keep moving in the right direction.
The next update to the rating systems (LEED v4) will open up LEED to a wider range of building types and manufacturing industries, delivering the benefits of green building up and down the supply chain. It will advance environmental footprint issues, like climate change, and encourage optimization of energy and water use.
Important LEED v4 dates
Membership deadline: March 1, 2013 (Only employees of USGBC National members who's status is in good standing from March 1, 2013 through the end of the ballot period this summer may vote.
Public comment period: March 1 – 31, 2013
Consensus body opt-in: April 1 - April 30, 2013
Ballot period open: June 1, 2013
- New market sectors: data centers, warehouses and distribution centers, hospitality facilities (i.e. hotels), existing schools and existing retail, and LEED for Homes Mid-Rise.
- Increased technical rigor: revisions to credit weights, new credit categories focusing on integrated design, life cycle analysis of materials, and an increased emphasis on measurement and performance.
- Streamlined services: An improved LEED user experience that makes the LEED Online platform more intuitive and introduces tools to make the LEED documentation process more efficient.
Questions about LEED v4?
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Public Comment is now closed
This period focuses on refinement and provides the public with one last chance to give feedback on the system.Learn more