Currently, LEED v4.1 is being tested as a beta ratings system in the AEC industry. Project teams have the ability to test the LEED v4.1 beta system and offer feedback to the USGBC. Although, there is no official release date for the final version of LEED v4.1, we can examine three factors that will impact building product specification upon its release.
LEED v4.1 Certification
What is LEED v4.1? LEED v4.1 improves energy performance, emphasizes human health, integrative building design, and encourages project teams to go beyond the status quo. LEED v4.1 BD+C updates ASHRAE energy standards, includes energy metrics for both cost and greenhouse gas emissions, and the LEED v4.1 MR credits are more achievable for project teams. Currently, LEED v4.1 BD+C Beta is in progress. What is LEED v4.1 certification? LEED v4.1 certification is the evolution for the design and construction of full buildings focusing on accessibility, the most current standards and real-world project experiences. LEED v4.1 certification improves energy performance to emphasize human health and integrative building design. LEED v4.1 certification encourages project teams to operate beyond the status quo.
LEED v4.1 Certification
Below is a detailed video about LEED v4.1 BD+C Beta, LEED v4.1 ID+C Beta, and LEED v4.1 O+M Beta. What new requirements, benefits, and opportunities exist in the proposed update to the LEED rating system? Watch the video and find out!
LEED v4.1 Resources
For more information about LEED v4.1, please check out the additional resources. The LEED v4.1 resources are updated to keep you aware of revisions to the LEED rating system.
For more information, please visit the USGBC website: https://new.usgbc.org/leed-v41
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