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Green Building Japan and USGBC collaborate

Published on 8 Oct 2015Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Media

Green Building Japan (GBJ) and USGBC announced a collaboration that is designed to further accelerate the adoption of LEED v4, the latest version of the LEED building program, in Japan.

LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

As part of the collaboration, GBJ and USGBC have begun a pilot test of a new Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) for Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) control that will allow qualifying Japanese projects to maintain designated smoking rooms in LEED v4 projects.

USGBC and GBJ will engage directly with Japanese LEED project teams to refine and evolve the ACP with the goal of providing a permanent solution for the Japanese building market as soon as practical.

“All LEED projects are local,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, Chief Operating Officer of USGBC and President of the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). “USGBC is committed to reinforcing to markets around the world that LEED is a global green building rating system with regional and local applicability. We will continue to meet market demand on the local level.”

LEED pilot ACPs give users of LEED more flexibility to explore innovative solutions that account for variance in climate, codes, standards, culture and laws in the 150+ countries where LEED is in use.

Joseph Crea

Director, International Marketing and Communications


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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non profit organization that certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. USGBC is dedicated to expanding green building practices and education, and its LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™.

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