In late 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council released its latest version of LEED, Version 4. LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a national rating system for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of “green” buildings, homes and neighborhoods.
The LEED rating system provides prerequisites and criteria for the green building industry and third party verification of green buildings. Although LEED v3 (also called LEED 2009) will still be available until June 2015 to give the green building industry time to adjust, the latest version of LEED contains a few significant changes of which all businesses involved with the green building industry should be aware.
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