The new LEED certification process requires building owners to share energy and water usage information with the U.S. Green Building Council and mandates that the data come from fully automated metering systems. The new requirements, called version 4, are designed to make sure buildings remain efficient over the long term.
“With any new version of the LEED rating system, an educational time factor needs to be included for the LEED user to come up to speed with the new requirements,” says Raleigh LEED Fellow Douglas Brinkley of Clark Nexsen. “The LEED process should be quicker given all the new time saving tools and resources, including direct telephone access to a dedicated LEED reviewer.”
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