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LEED Certification and Product Specifications Update

Posted by: GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction // Sustainable Content Creator at GreenCE

The USGBC released their 3rd quarter 2018 LEED certification update. The key takeaways revolve around the achievement level, LEED rating version, and LEED rating system. Also, metrics include the country and state where certifications took place. There are several good signs for building product manufacturers which we’ll explore...

One of the biggest changes in LEED v4.1 is that buildings must be recertified annually rather than every five years. It will be interesting to see how this affects LEED certification on the future. Will lots of buildings lose certification? Are there opportunities for product manufacturers to help supply materials for renovations and upgrades to meet current LEED standards?

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