LEED v4.1 is the newest version of the world’s premier benchmark for high-performance green buildings.
Here’s why LEED v4.1 is better:
- Bigger: LEED v4.1 is for all – it is more inclusive with updated referenced standards and allows projects to earn LEED points through building performance monitoring.
- Stronger: LEED v4.1 continues to drive performance, fully integrating performance outcomes supported by new methodologies and a simple data-driven path so that you can measure performance on an ongoing basis.
- Bolder: Lessons learned from those in the market using LEED v4 and over the last twenty years have led us to take a deeper look at existing buildings, residential projects and cities to develop unique solutions that address unique markets.
Like 4.0, the new 4.1 includes a focus on materials that goes beyond how much is used to get a better understanding of what’s in the materials specified for buildings and the effect those components have on human health and the environment. It takes a more performance-based approach to indoor environmental quality to ensure improved occupant comfort. It brings the benefits of smart grid thinking to the forefront with a credit that rewards projects for participating in demand response programs. And, it provides a clearer picture of water efficiency by evaluating total building water use.