It’s been nearly a year since the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the closing of registration for LEED v3 projects. If you (or your team) have hesitated to jump into a new project for fear of the complicated documentation that often comes with new standards, fear no more. At least if you are in California.
USGBC’s President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam recently announced a noteworthy change in the certification process here in the Golden State.
Specifically, new commercial projects built to California’s robust building codes are pre-approved for significant streamlining of documentation. Qualifying projects will be able use code compliance documentation in order to satisfy all LEED v4 B+C prerequisites and earn 6 points in credits across the various categories.
USGBC hopes to simultaneously reward projects for meeting the stringent California statewide code standards and encourage more projects to pursue LEED certification (presumably, since everyone will already have a head start). A full list of streamlined measures can be found here.
Thinking about LEED for your next project? Contact us!