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LEED-EBOM version 4 and entry matting clarification

February 26, 2013

FREMONT, OH — It is expected that version 4 of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EBOM), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), will be adopted later this year, according to a press release.

usgbc leedThis new version will be broader, addressing a wider range of facilities and put more emphasis on environmental issues, such as climate change, and encourage more careful and efficient use of energy and water, the release stated.

According to the release, what some cleaning professionals have noticed is several traditional cleaning-related credits, such as for the installation of effective entry matting systems, are no longer included in version mats and matting logo

JoAnne Boston, business development head for Crown Mats and Matting, indicates that this is not true, pointing out that, "Many previous LEED requirements, such as installing entry mats, will probably be rolled into other existing credits," the release noted.

As to the requirement and installation of entry mats specifically, Boston says that these will likely be added to the credit for Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies, the release added.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.