Kaitlyn Oconnor

07 May, 2018

Introduction to the LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Rating System

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USGBC has officially unveiled the LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance (O+M) rating system, addressing market barriers and lessons learned from v4. To maintain its global leadership standard for green building, USGBC stays on top of necessary changes to the LEED rating system, which led to this incremental update.

The primary goal for these updates to LEED is to expand its market presence by continuing to refine the rating system, maintain applicability and relevance in other parts of the market, and expand its reach. LEED v4.1 O+M has evolved to incorporate both operations strategy and ongoing performance and is accessible to diverse building types.

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So, what’s different?

According to the USGBC, you can expect the following improvements:

  • Inclusivity using the Arc platform to monitor building performance allowing projects to earn LEED points
  • Fully integrated performance outcomes to dynamically measure performance
  • Data-driven path to LEED certification for existing buildings
  • Updated reference standards


For more information on LEED v4.1 O+M, and complete documentation of the changes, visit: https://new.usgbc.org/leed-v41.