WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the opening of the fifth public comment period for the proposed update to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building (LEED-GB) program, according to a press release.
The current comment period will close on December 10 and enables the building community to view the most recent draft of the rating systems and provide comments where any substantive changes have been made, the release stated.
"LEED v4 will have the greatest impact of any rating system we’ve developed by focusing on building performance and rewarding innovative product manufacturers who offer best-in-class products," said Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED and USGBC.
"LEED v4 will help change the way project teams think, integrate, plan, execute and operate their buildings," Horst added.
According to the release, LEED v4 continues to push the envelope on energy efficiency, allocating nearly 20 percent of all points to optimizing energy performance over the stringent ASHRAE 90.1-2010, which would do more to help curb CO2 emissions than any LEED rating system in its 12-year history.
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