LEED V.3 Gives Priorities To Climate Change, Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Green Building Council’s latest LEED rating system, called LEED v.3 or LEED 2009, is expected to go into effect shortly. The new rating system incorporates regional credits and other changes important to the building community, GlobeSt.com reports.
LEED has also adjusted the credits to give priorities to climate change and energy efficiency. In addition, the new rating system has shifted to a two-year development cycle. USBGC officials explained that the shift will give the industry a clearer idea of which standards now under development will be moved into LEED.
GlobeSt.com says this standardization path will be more regimented to allow for a smoother transition for developers.
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