USGBC Opens Registration for LEED v4.1 for New Construction and Interior Spaces

The newest version of LEED green building program helps improve energy performance and emphasizes human health and integrative building design.

On January 22, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C.

The goal of LEED v4.1 is to make the rating system more accessible to more projects based on lessons learned from LEED v4 project teams. This newest beta version updates performance thresholds and referenced standards. The changes also advocate for improved performance throughout the life of buildings, rewards leaders based on their performance and incorporates performance reporting to enable building owners to track progress towards environmental, social and governance goals.

“LEED v4.1 is aimed at addressing the challenges projects face as they pursue their sustainability goals,” says Melissa Baker, senior vice president, USGBC. “BD+C updates referenced standards to encourage leadership and responds to market feedback. ID+C updates mirror BD+C while also focusing on the realities projects experience as they interact with their base building.”

To participate, users can register using LEED Online, review the LEED v4.1 Beta Guide and download the LEED v4.1 rating system. The latest education videos and live online webinars featuring USGBC subject matter experts are also available. USGBC staff are also available to meet in person at any of the 2019 Greenbuild and regional events.

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