Philadelphia—The U.S. Green Building Council said that LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program, launched at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia. Highlights of LEED v4 include: New market sectors: New market sector adaptations for LEED include data centers, warehouses and distribution centers, hospitality, existing schools, existing retail and mid-rise residential projects.
Time saving support tools and resources: Simplified LEED credit submittal requirements, descriptive step-by-step reference guide materials with videos and tutorials, and a more intuitive technology platform.
Building performance management: LEED v4 is focused on outcomes so that building owners have a better understanding of how to manage their buildings to meet full performance potential.
New impact categories: Climate change, human health, water resources, biodiversity, green economy, community and natural resources.