USGBC-PUERTO RICO Chapter

Greening the Caribbean

What happens when you upgrade the world's premier benchmark for high-performance green buildings? LEED v4 is here. And it's bolder, more specialized, and designed for a better user experience. Learn more at http://www.usgbc.org/v4


Guided by a set of goals for what LEED projects should accomplish, LEED v4 includes a comprehensive technical update to the rating system requirements. While some aspects remain familiar, others incorporate important, fundamental revisions. Materials, for example, are evaluated more holistically using multiple attributes through approaches such as Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations. 


There is a greater emphasis on performance, as reflected in water and energy metering requirements, while integrative design, envelope commissioning, and acoustics are some of the new issues addressed within LEED v4.

The U.S. Green Building Council has completed a comprehensive update for LEED® which is now called LEED v4. LEED v4 is a radical jump forward for the green building rating system. So what are the big changes in LEED version four? Watch the video and discover the most significant

Projects now use the LEED rating system on a wider variety of project types than ever before. From stadiums to convention centers, commercial offices to hospitals, each space type has unique needs and challenges when using LEED. LEED v4 addresses 21 different market sector adaptations, including new and existing data centers, new and existing warehouse and distribution centers, hospitality, existing schools, existing retail, and multifamily midrise. To view the rating systems as well as summaries of the changes relative to v2009, check-out our LEED v4 Resources.


The U.S. Green Building Council has completed a comprehensive update for LEED® which is now called LEED v4. LEED v4 is a radical jump forward for the green building rating system. So what are the big changes in LEED version four? Watch the video and discover the most significant