The unveiling of LEED v5 at Greenbuild 2023 marks a significant advancement in the field of sustainable building practices. This latest version aligns with the Paris Climate Accord’s 2030 and 2050 targets and addresses key areas such as equity, health, ecosystems, and resilience.
Why LEED v5 Matters
LEED v5 is not just an update; it’s a comprehensive overhaul designed to meet the most pressing global sustainability challenges. It is the result of extensive conversations within the LEED community and aims to set new standards in sustainable building practices. With its focus on climate action, social equity, and ecological conservation, LEED v5 is poised to make a significant impact on the built environment.
Top 5 Things to Know About LEED v5
- Framework for the Future
LEED v5 is structured around three system goals: climate action, quality of life, and ecological conservation and restoration. These goals serve as the guiding principles for the rating system and will influence future versions as well.
- Global Climate Goals
LEED v5 is designed to align with the Paris Climate Accord’s 2030 and 2050 targets, making it a crucial tool in the fight against climate change.
LEED v5 employs a suite of strategies to reduce emissions from various sources including operations, materials, construction, and transportation.
LEED v5 aims to foster environments where diversity, equity, and inclusivity thrive. It encourages strategies to reduce the energy burden on low-income communities and improve air and water quality.
- Health and Well-being
LEED v5 places a strong emphasis on human health and well-being, focusing on indoor air improvements, air & water quality, and community support and engagement.
Take the Next Step: Learn More About LEED v5
Interested in diving deeper into what LEED v5 has to offer? GBRI, a USGBC Education Partner, offers a comprehensive course that covers the “Top 10 Things to Know About LEED v5.” This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and strategies needed to understand and implement LEED v5 in your projects. You can enroll in this course for just $19.99 or get access to this and hundreds of other courses with a GBRI Platinum membership.
How does it affect you?
For those interested in contributing to a more sustainable and equitable future, now is the time to engage with this transformative rating system. Whether you are a building owner, developer, or sustainability consultant, LEED v5 provides a comprehensive roadmap for achieving your sustainability goals.
How GBRI Can Enhance Your LEED and WELL Journey
As a USGBC Education Partner, GBRI will play a pivotal role in advancing the goals of LEED and sustainable building practices at large. GBRI will offer a range of educational programs that align with the new LEED v5 framework, making it an invaluable resource for professionals and students alike. In the coming days, we will share more updates.
Climate Change Ambassador Program
GBRI’s Climate Change Ambassador Program equips participants with the knowledge and tools to become advocates for sustainability and climate action. The program complements the goals of LEED v5, particularly in areas like climate action and ecological conservation. As a Climate Change Ambassador, you’ll be empowered to make a tangible impact in your community and beyond.
LEED and WELL Exam Preparation
For those looking to earn their LEED or WELL accreditation, GBRI offers comprehensive exam preparation courses. These courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge and strategies needed to pass the exams successfully. With LEED v5 aligning closely with global sustainability goals, becoming accredited is more relevant than ever. The current LEED exam is based on version 4.
Continuing Education for LEED and WELL
For professionals who are already LEED or WELL-accredited, GBRI offers Continuing Education (CE) courses that align with the latest industry standards, including LEED v4, LEED v4.1 and LEED v5 in the very near future. These courses are an excellent way to stay updated with the rapidly evolving field of sustainable building practices.
LEED v5 is more than just an update; it represents a comprehensive overhaul aimed at addressing the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Born out of extensive dialogues within the LEED community, this new version sets ambitious standards in sustainable building practices. With its focus on climate action, social equity, and ecological conservation, LEED v5 is poised to make a significant impact on the built environment.