USGBC Seeks Proposals That Will Shape New LEED Certification

The United States Green Building Council is now accepting submissions for proposals that will be used to update and shape the next version of LEED certification.

The U.S. Green Building Council is now seeking feedback and concepts for the next version of LEED certification, issuing a call for proposals on July 9th.

The ideas presented in these proposals will be used by the USGBC to re-shape, improve, and update the LEED v4.1 rating systems, which were released in April 2019. Proposals can be submitted here.

“We received an overwhelming response to our LEED v4.1 call for proposals, which has helped us to deliver on the market needs making LEED v4.1 successful and a market leader,” USGBC president and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam said in a press release. “Building on this success, we are excited to engage the market again to solicit ideas, proposals and feedback for improving LEED v4.1 and future versions of LEED.”

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program was developed in 1993 and has since evolved into a system for green building certification used widely around the world.

There are four levels to the LEED rating system: “Certified”, “Silver”, “Gold”, and “Platinum”. That LEED rating level is based on a points system that rewards a project or building’s proficiency in several categories that include Location and Transportation, Water Efficiency, and Energy and Atmosphere.

For more on LEED certification and the benefits of green building, check out this story.

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