4:00 pm Session

501 LEED v4.1: The next evolution of LEED

1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C, ID+C, 1 AIA LU/HSW

This presentation will provide participants with a look into LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C and the information needed to pursue certification. The focus will be on understanding the goals and outcomes of the LEED v4.1 beta. The newest update to the LEED rating systems, LEED v4.1, addresses lessons learned from LEED v4 project teams, updates performance thresholds and reference standards to ensure LEED remains a global leadership standard, and expands the marketplace for LEED.

  1. Articulate the main goals of technical development of LEED v4.1.
  2. Identify examples of LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C prerequisites and credits that increase accessibility and expand the market for LEED.
  3. Discuss how the revised LEED v4.1 energy credits focus on climate change and set a vision for the future.
  4. Identify resources for participating in the LEED v4.1 beta for a new construction projecton.

Who knew “.1” could deliver so much.

In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of LEED is “continuous improvement.” With each new version, LEED raises the bar to increase the impact on our built environment. From improving energy performance to emphasizing human health and integrative building design, LEED is encouraging project teams to operate beyond the status quo.

LEED v4.1 will be our most inclusive and transparent platform to date. That’s because our most important requirement for adoption will come from our most valuable resource of all—you!

LEED v4.1 is bigger, stronger, bolder

Bigger: LEED v4.1 is for all – it is more inclusive with updated referenced standards and allows projects to earn LEED points through building performance monitoring.

Stronger: LEED v4.1 continues to drive performance, fully integrating performance outcomes supported by new methodologies and a simple data-driven path so that you can measure performance on an ongoing basis.

Bolder: Lessons learned from those in the market using LEED v4 and over the last twenty years have led us to take a deeper look at existing buildings, residential projects and cities to develop unique solutions that address unique markets.

Corey Enck
VP, LEED Technical Development
U.S. Green Building Council

Corey is USGBC’s Vice President of LEED Technical Development. In this role, he collaborates with volunteer technical committees and industry stakeholders to evolve and refine USGBC’s LEED green building rating system. For the last few years, he’s been focused on the development and launch of LEED v4. Previous to his technical development work, Corey managed USGBC’s certification team, where he was responsible for working with project teams and reviewers to ensure successful LEED reviews.

Prior to joining USGBC, Corey worked at an engineering firm providing services in building system design and energy management. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a LEED Accredited Professional.