LEED Program Updates Announced At Greenbuild

Chicago, IL, November 21, 2018-The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo concluded last week in Chicago, where thousands of members of the global green building community gathered.  

Several programmatic updates to the LEED green building rating system were announced throughout the week including:

LEED Transit Rating System: USGBC released LEED green building certification standards for new transit stations, which were also announced during Greenbuild India, also taking place last week. 

LEED Zero Certification: USGBC officially introduced a new LEED Zero certification offering. The new program recognizes buildings or spaces operating with net zero carbon emissions from energy consumption and occupant transportation to carbon emissions avoided or offset over a period of 12 months. 

Integration of STAR and LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities: It was announced that the STAR Community Rating System, which offers certification for sustainable communities, has been fully integrated into USGBC’s LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities programs, to help advance sustainable cities and communities worldwide. 

LEED Recertification: USGBC announced that it will begin offering LEED recertification. All LEED projects-past, present and future-are now eligible for recertification by providing 12 months of data, powered by Arc, that shows consistent or improved performance, using the most recent version of the LEED rating system. 

Greenbuild 2019 will take place November 20 to 22 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center. The call for proposals will open in December 2018.

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