USGBC Seeks Public Comments on LEED v5

April 3, 2024

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is currently seeking feedback regarding the next version (v5) of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. 

According to a press release, USGBC’s latest version of LEED is focused on three impact areas—decarbonization, quality of life, and ecological conservation and restoration. LEED v5 for Building Design and Construction (BD+C), Interior Design and Construction (ID+C), and Operations and Maintenance (O+M) rating systems are all open for public comment through May 20. The current drafts and comment forms are available on the USGBC website.

“Buildings offer immediate opportunities for addressing climate change, biodiversity loss, equity, health, and so much more when they are designed, built, and operated with intent,” said Peter Templeton, USGBC president and CEO. “This is the architecture behind LEED v5, which targets areas where accelerated progress is most needed while creating pathways that are accessible and applicable.”

To access the current LEED v5 drafts and comment forms, visit the USGBC website.