LEED v4: A Manufacturer’s Perspective

Significant changes to the Materials & Resources section in LEED v4 demonstrate a more holistic look at building materials and a big shift toward encouraging transparency. While single attributes (e.g. recycled content) now contribute less, indoor air quality requirements (Green Label Plus) remain largely unchanged. Three new Materials & Resources credits target building product disclosure and optimization and share a two part structure: in each, Option 1 (1 credit) rewards transparency and Option 2 (1 credit) rewards optimization or actual performance.

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