USGBC Members Adopt New Version of LEED

Washington, DC, July 3, 2013 --  The U.S. Green Building Council said that its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the green building rating system.

The final overall vote was 86% in favor of adopting LEED v4, USGBC said. This includes 90% approval from the user category of the voting body, 77% approval from the general interest category and 89% approval from the producer category. The minimum overall percentage of votes needed for a passing vote was 66.7%.

Starting this summer, USGBC will offer education on LEED v4 in the form of webinar suites, and the full program, along with reference guides, will be unveiled at this year's Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.