WASHINGTON, D.C. — Starting this summer, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will offer education on its latest LEED v4 rating system for green building in the form of a webinar suite. The full program, along with reference guides, will be unveiled at this year's Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.

Over the course of LEED’s development cycle, the program undergoes a series of public comment periods ending with a final ballot, during which USGBC members vote on whether to adopt the changes within the final proposed system.

“This update of LEED builds on the past while offering new requirements, preparing all LEED projects to achieve higher levels of building performance and positive environmental outcomes,” said Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED, USGBC. “This newest version of LEED challenges the market to make the next leap toward better, cleaner, healthier buildings.”