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LEED v4 is a game changer.

Understand the key concepts in 30 minutes or less.

Bug ratings? Really?

Previous versions of LEED have helped make FSC, commissioning and energy modeling practically household terms. But are you ready to add BUG ratings, LID infrastructure, BECx, and other terms to your design vocabulary?

Written for individual LEED practitioners as well as project teams, New Concepts in LEED v4 explains the key LEED v4 concepts and analyzes the impacts on credit requirements that will define your projects for years to come.

Closing the (mis-) information gap

New Concepts in LEED v4 analyzes LEED v4's controversial approaches affecting the Materials and Resources (MR) category, including the new two-part credits aimed at creating market demand for transparency in building product ingredients.

The report clarifies the intent and workings of the new credits and provides clear guidance to the AEC community—while clearing up the confusion sown by players in the chemical and manufacturing industries.

Additional MR coverage includes analysis of the ambitious new whole-building life-cycle assessment (LCA) and building product disclosure and optimization credit options.

Get Full Details on Each Significant New Aspect of LEED v4:

  • How the new Integrative Design credit ties early design analysis to later phases of design and construction and into the occupancy phase
  • Changes to the Sustainable Sites category, with details on the new rainwater management and light pollution reduction credits
  • Within the Energy & Atmosphere category, a discussion of technical and cost considerations for the new Enhanced Commissioning credit—and the expansion of demand response and green power/carbon offset initiatives
  • Changes in IEQ credits emphasizing modeling, performance testing and monitoring
  • And more

Self-Report for One Continuing Education Unit

New Concepts in LEED v4 provides a great opportunity to self-report 1 GBCI CE hour toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

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