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LEED Certification Shifts Focus

October 15, 2020
Holly Guerrio /

As green building practices have become more mainstream, new technologies and strategies have emerged, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

The launch of LEED v4.1, the latest version of the rating system, shifts the focus to data and metrics and set projects up to continually track and report sustainability performance using Arc. 

The Arc technology platform allows teams overseeing the sustainability of buildings and spaces to benchmark and track progress. The ability to encourage ongoing measurement and ensure a space continues to operate as intended is critical to helping businesses decarbonize and demonstrate improvement to tenants and stakeholders.

 In 2019, Arc became available for free to all buildings and spaces. Now, any space anywhere can start benchmarking and tracking energy, water, waste, transportation-related emissions, occupant experience and indoor air quality. Arc provides reports and category-level performance certificates that become a steppingstone to a LEED certification.

Read the full Building Operating Management article. 


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