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LEED v4: A New Benchmark for Government in High-Performance Green Building

LEED green building certification has transformed how the building industry and the public consider sustainability in real estate. The most recent update to LEED, known as LEED v4, is the new standard for high-performance green buildings worldwide.

LEED v4 builds on the progress of previous versions, raising the bar for minimum performance and adding new optional credits in every category. It is intended to be more flexible than its predecessors, as it is designed to take into account the unique needs of particular buildings types.

Adopted after countless hours of volunteer time, consideration of public review comments, and a rigorous consensus process, the new system will be the only version available for newly registered LEED projects starting Nov. 1, 2016