We received an overwhelming response to our LEED
v4.1 call for proposals.
This newest beta version updates performance thresholds and referenced standards to ensure LEED
remains the global leadership standard for green buildings and continues to expand the marketplace for LEED
With an eye to broad implementation, USGBC is presenting LEED
v4.1 as an accessible, user-friendly and agile tool.
is a comprehensive standard of construction that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources more effectively.
While Cummings uses the LEED
branding in promotional material and registered the building to become certified for the award, the company decided not to continue what it considered an onerous process merely to obtain "a piece of paper,'' said Dennis Clarke, the company's president.
According to ITC Limited s Executive Director Nakul Anand, We selected LEED
because of its globally recognized, highly rigorous and comprehensive standards.
With the new law, Niagara County has joined the list, and homes or commercial buildings that earn LEED
certification after Sept 16, 2014 and pay zero county property taxes for three years and then then get four years of discounted taxes.
Green Associate is the required first step towards becoming a LEED
Accredited Professional (LEED
AP) in speciality areas.
Candidates for LEED
Green Associate and LEED
AP+ must pass an application process, plus a multiple choice assessment.
More information on LEED
for Homes is available at www.usgbc.org/leed/ homes.
But as a national program, LEED
has emerged as a dominant player.
Changes are also occurring with the one existing LEED
Professional Accreditation exam, which is based on the LEED-NC Rating System Version 2.1.