Who knew “.1” could deliver so much
In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of LEED is “continuous improvement.” With each new version, LEED raises the bar on the green building industry. From improving energy performance to emphasizing human health and integrative building design, LEED is encouraging project teams to operate beyond the status quo.
Enter LEED v4.1: LEED v4.1 will be our most inclusive and transparent platform to date. That’s because our most important requirement for adoption will come from our most valuable resource of all—you!
LEED v4.1 is bigger, stronger, bolder
- 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.
LEED v4.1 education is your starting point for engaging with the updated program while earning continuing education.
Questions? Join a live LEED v4.1 "Ask the Expert" session. These interactive online events provide you with a direct link to LEED subject matter experts who are available to answer questions and provide support. View the schedule. View past sessions
View the intro videos below.
LEED v4.1 O+M
The first step in launching LEED v4.1 included a version of the LEED rating system for existing buildings.
- A shift from documents for documentation to data for documentation by tracking performance in energy, water, waste, transportation, indoor air quality, toxin free environment and occupant satisfaction
- Get certified and stay certified with data driven recertification guidance that aligns with certification requirements
- LEED points are based on performance (score)
- For the first time applies to buildings and interior spaces
- LEED v4.1 O+M guide
- Credits in the LEED credit library
- Redlined LEED O+M v4.1 proposed rating system
- Clean LEED O+M v4.1 proposed rating system
- LEED v4.1 O+M: Existing Buildings scorecard
- LEED v4 to LEED v4.1 Credit Mapping (O+M)
LEED v4.1 Residential
LEED v4.1 presents a new approach to residential projects, that pulls the most relevant language from the BD+C and all residential focused rating systems and merges it with the priorities of the residential market.
- One single program that consolidates all residential rating systems and guidance into three categories: Single Family Homes, Multifamily Core and Shell and Multifamily
- Credits that have the highest value to consumers, such as energy and water savings; improved comfort, durability and health; and green materials are prioritized
- Options added to existing credits lower both hard and soft costs to achieve certification
- Multiple approaches for credit compliance are available as appropriate
- Learn more
Resources for single family homes:
Resources for multifamily homes:
- Residential: Multifamily v4.1 LEED v4.1
- Residential: Multifamily v4.1 LEED v4.1 Tracked Changes
- Residential: Multifamily Core and Shell Development v4.1
- Residential: Multifamily Core and Shell Development v4.1 Tracked Changes
- Residential: Multifamily Core and Shell Development v4.1 Adapted for India
- Residential: Multifamily Core and Shell Development v4.1 Adapted for India Tracked Changes
- Residential: Multifamily Guide
- Residential: Multifamily Core and Shell Development v4.1 Adapted for India Guide
- LEED Credit library
LEED recertification is an important step in protecting your building asset. Recertification helps you maintain and improve your building, while keeping your sustainability investment in place. Recertification is available to all occupied and in-use projects that have previously achieved certification under LEED — including BD+C and ID+C, regardless of their initial rating system or version.
This new guidance presents a simple and data-driven pathway, reassuring projects that they are meeting ever-changing goals and staying on the cutting edge.
Once you’ve successfully competed recertification, your project will earn LEED for Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) certification under the newest available version of the rating system. Currently that is LEED v4.1.
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