LEED v4 is the framework and benchmark for the next generation of green buildings. LEED v4 is the most inclusive and transparent LEED yet, driving meaningful reductions in GHG emissions associated with building construction and operations and putting a stronger emphasis on human health and wellbeing.


What is LEED V4.1?

Leaders in the private sector as well as state and municipal governments are stepping up with initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expanding activities that impact human health and well-being.

LEED v4.1 is the next generation standard for green building design, construction, operations and performance for: 

  • To directly address the carbon impact of a building, the energy metric now includes both cost and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • In addition, to ensure leadership in building efficiency, the referenced standard for energy performance is ASHRAE 90.1-2016.

  • The Materials and Resources credits have been restructured to include options that acknowledge efforts at varying levels.

  • Other credits have adjusted thresholds based on market feedback, such as Rainwater Management requirements that now include a lowered minimum percentile for rainfall events and more guidance for zero-lot-line projects.

  • The Daylight and Acoustic Performance credits are restructured to give more flexibility.