v4.1 we have fundamentally transformed our rating system development process," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, USGBC.
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.
v4.1 is aimed at addressing the challenges project teams face as they pursue their sustainability goals," observes USGBC Senior Vice President Melissa Baker.
"For most design firms [locally and nationally] the principals of LEED
have become the new standard of practice.
But the office complex is not, in fact, certified for any LEED
award by the nonprofit group.
federal agencies and state and local governments offer rewards for LEED
Participants will be introduced to green building core concepts and the LEED
rating systems, along with sample exam questions to prepare for the real test.
Starting in 2009, three tiers of credentials will be offered: LEED
Green Associate, LEED
AP+ and LEED
for Homes is a USGBC green homes pilot program that evaluates the environmental features of single and multi-family homes by regional, third party providers designated by the USGBC.
Achieving the Green Building Council's highest design standard ("LEED
Platinum") may tack on five percent or more.
Green Building Council (USGBC), Washington, D.C., plans to roll out professional accreditation exams to accompany its LEED
for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) and LEED
for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) rating systems, which were released in late 2004.