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and benchmark them against other like buildings or across a portfolio,”
Baker continued. “This insight allows targeted investments and the
use of strategies to lessen the resource use of a building and improve
Buildings certified under LEED v4 have the option to use tools
like the Arc performance platform to enter data and benchmark the
buildings in an ongoing, annual review of performance. These buildings
have the option to use LEED v4.1 when they’re ready to recertify.
Benefits of a building being LEED certified include:
• Attraction for tenants
• Possible lower building operating costs
• Saving of energy and resources
Registration is open for the LEED v4.1 O+M beta. Each project that
joins will have a dedicated person to support it along the way.
“We strongly encourage project teams to join us and participate
in the beta to get to know the rating system and provide feedback,”
While O+M is the first to be updated, other LEED v4.1 rating
systems will be released in beta this year.
“The changes made to the rating system simplify and streamline
the certification process for projects of all kinds,” she concluded. “We
are fully committed to bringing all buildings in as users of LEED and
the launch of LEED v4.1 is a critical step toward realizing our vision of
green buildings for all within a generation.”