Nearly 100 building projects across the globe are already using LEED v4, the next version of the LEED green building program, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The beta project teams are helping USGBC validate and improve LEED v4 implementation and testing support resources such as reference guide content and LEED Online forms.
USGBC's goal is to fine-tune the LEED user experience during this beta period, before LEED v4 launches this fall, based on suggestions and input from the beta project teams.
LEED v4 builds on the fundamentals of the past while offering a new system that prepares all LEED projects in a portfolio to perform at a higher level.
LEED v4 also provides a new suite of time-saving support tools designed to help streamline the certification process.
"LEED v4 beta participants are some of the most forward thinking leaders of our time," commented Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED, USGBC.
"These projects are incorporating cutting-edge green building strategies and techniques, and will serve as a model for future green building projects across the world. The beta has helped streamline LEED, making it easier for LEED users to accomplish their goals."