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What #architects should know about #LEED v4

What #architects should know about #LEED v4

Credit: Noma Bar / Dutch Uncle After a highly publicized one-year postponement, LEED v4 will make its official debut this month at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia. The increased rigor in the sustainable building rating system, notably in its Materials and Resources section, generated much debate and outcry throughout the six public comment periods held by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). But in the end, the USGBC announced in July that 86 percent of its voting body gave LEED v4 the go-ahead. Design teams will have time to test the waters themselves. The USGBC built in an overlap period, until June 1, 2015, in which projects can be registered to become certified under LEED 2009 or LEED v4 . Then there's no wading back. Scot Horst, USGBC senior vice president of LEED, says that the updated rating system emphasizes building performance as well as integrated design. Wh...

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