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2016 has already been a busy year for LEED. Just recently, USGBC members approved a ballot measure that updates the minimum energy efficiency requirements for LEED BD+C and ID+C v3 rating systems (including LEED 2008 Multifamily Mid-Rise). The change is effective for projects registering for LEED v3 certification (also called LEED 2009) using these rating systems on or after April 8, 2016. This update does not affect LEED 2009 O+M, ND or LEED 2008 Homes. For projects that decide to register for LEED under the 2009/v3 versions of the rating system on or after the effective date of April 8, 2016, here’s what you need to know. The referenced standards will not change. The new minimum thresholds equate to a four-point minimum in the Optimize Energy Performance credit (except health care, where a three-point minimum is required). For new construction, this amounts to an 8 perce...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/closer-look-leed-v3-energy-...

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