- Go to GBIGH the Green Building Information Gateway http://www.gbig.org/activities/LEED-10002983
The Green Building Information Gateway
GBIG is a global innovation platform for exploring and comparing the green dimensions of the built environment. GBIG is the premier search engine for green building data, providing insights that enable better buildings and communities.
2. Dive into LEED v4
To read more about LEED V4 on the USGBC website go to: http://new.usgbc.org/leed/v4/
Established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2000, the LEED green building program provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Over the past ten years, LEED has rapidly expanded into a global system representing new and existing buildings, neighborhoods and homes with a combined force of over 9.8 billion square feet (836 million square meters) in 135 countries.
For LEED to continue to drive market transformation it must constantly evolve along with the building industry and the needs of the marketplace. LEED follows a continuous improvement cycle to drive innovation and expand its reach across market sectors and geographic boundaries.
As the built environment improves, the technical rigor of LEED must be raised. Further, a common global language for green building can be established to improve and evolve the certification process for our stakeholders. The newest update to the LEED rating system, LEED v4, is a vital step in this evolution. As always, this evolution involves a balancing of technical, market and implementation factors; USGBC and volunteers serving on LEED committees listened to numerous stakeholders in trying to find the best balance.
Download the LEED V4 presentation (pdf format) http://usgbcma.org/sites/default/files/LEED%20v4%20technical%20update%20-%20Greenbuild%20121112.pdf