LEED v4 is Coming

Slated to be announced this October in Philadelphia at Greenbuild 2013, the latest edition of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED system, Version 4, will bring with it substantial changes to prerequisites, credit requirements, and processes necessary to achieve certification. Early reports suggest projects will have until June 1, 2015 to register under the current system, LEED 2009. After that time, all projects will be evaluated under Version 4.
New exams for LEED Accredited Professionals will be launched at Greenbuild 2013 and offered alongside current exams for a currently undetermined amount of time.
While preliminary discussions have been had as to the new, more stringent requirements and potential impacts to cost, much more information and analysis will be available after this Fall’s announcement. Keep an eye on FitzNews for analysis from our architects and consultants later this year!