As the industry looks for continuous improvement, LEED has undergone an overhaul which aims to enhance sustainability codes and practices. But what do the changes mean for structural engineers?

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) released the original Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)  system in 2000, which rated the sustainability levels of buildings across five primary categories, with 69 points available. Version four (V4) now has six primary categories and 110 points available with buildings conferred…