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LEED v4.1 Opens for Beta Registration

BD+C and ID+C projects can now register—and v4 projects can already substitute v4.1 versions of credits.

Even though LEED v4 launched more than five years ago, it’s still a “new” rating system to many users. That’s partly because the construction cycle is long, but it’s also due to the fact that registration under v4 wasn’t required until late 2016. But LEED v4 definitely isn’t new anymore: with the beta launch of LEED v4.1 for Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Interior Design and Construction (ID+C), the foremost U.S. green building certification is changing again.

“We learned from the market in using version 4,” said Melissa Baker, senior vice president for technical core at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). She told BuildingGreen that the major goals of v4.1 are “making sure LEED stays as a leadership standard and responding to market feedback.”

Published February 4, 2019

Melton, P. (2019, February 4). LEED v4.1 Opens for Beta Registration. Retrieved from