Download the LEED v4 User Guide

About this guide

Since 1998, LEED has revolutionized the marketplace as the world’s premier benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

LEED v4 is the newest version of the LEED green building program—this version is bolder, more specialized, and designed for a better user experience. LEED v4 builds on the fundamentals of previous versions while offering a new system that prepares all LEED projects in a portfolio to perform at a higher level.

In this guide, you’ll find information on:

  • New/redesigned tools and resources
  • Preparing for certification
  • Minimum program requirements
  • Choosing a rating system
  • Differences between LEED 2009 to LEED v4
  • LEED 2009/LEED v4 comparison charts