After extensive review and discussion, USGBC members have approved major changes in LEED v4, which includes a focus on performance in the Materials & Resources category. Are you ready?
Key Changes in LEED v4….
Alternative Daily Cover:
Projects will still receive 1 and 2 points for 50% and 75% diversion from landfill; however, Alternative Daily Cover has been specifically excluded from diversion from landfill calculations.
Pilot 3rd Point:
An additional point from the LEED Pilot Credit Library may be awarded to projects using a C&D recycling facility whose recycling rates have been verified by an authorized third-party. This pilot point is currently in-progress with USGBC and is anticipated to be available in about a month.
Why is Third-Party Certification Important?
With LEED v4’s emphasis on performance it is important that recycling rates claimed by C&D recycling facilities are accurate and verified. In addition to the Pilot 3rd Point under LEED v4, government agencies across the nation are implementing C&D recycling programs and many require accurate reporting of recycling rates.
RCI’s CORR program provides credible, ISO-level third-party certification of C&D facilities’ recycling rates and we look forward to USGBC’s implementation of the Pilot 3rd Point.
To learn more please visit http://www.recyclingcertification.org