July 10, 2013
By Chris Mundell, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President and Sustainable Design Coordinator, HKS, Inc.

With an overwhelming 86 percent vote, theU.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) membership approved the fourth version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program on July 1, 2013. LEED v4 will be released at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013.

The USGBC established a beta program allowing project teams to learn and apply the new requirements and strategies for LEED certification. I am currently working on two LEED v4 beta projects, George Mason University Potomac Science Center in Fairfax, Va. and the HKS headquarters office in Dallas. I talk about my experience working on these two projects in a USGBC webinar.

To learn more, view the USGBC webinar recording. View Recording

For more information, contact Chris Mundell at cmundell@hksinc.com.

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