September 10, 2013
By Chris Mundell, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President/Sustainable Design Coordinator, HKS, Inc.; Ellen Mitchell-Kozack, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate/Sustainable Design Coordinator, HKS, Inc.; Nancy Hulsey, LEED AP BD+C, Executive Sustainability Administrator and Resource Center Manager, HKS, Inc.

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED certification program continues to influence our industry and forge new guidelines for a cleaner, greener path toward sustainable communities. The newest version, LEED v4 beta program, addresses important multi-faceted strategies that advance building performance to superior levels, as well as ensure that construction worker and building occupant health is part of the equation.

The USGBC selected HKS – just one of a handful of firms – to pilot the LEED v4 beta program on its behalf, and provide feedback on how the proposed new rating system works.  Here, HKS DesignGreen professionals break down what we can expect in this latest LEED version. Our experts include:

Read more: LEED V4 Beta Program

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