UBC Okanagan requires that all major projects earn LEED Gold certification for new construction. In 2022, UBC completed the UBC LEED v4.1 Implementation Guide, noting that LEED v4.1 has been launched by the USGBC as a beta version, to allow the market to work with the draft rating system and provide feedback based on real-world application.
UBC has developed LEED Implementation Guides for both LEED v4.0 and LEED v4.1. The purpose of the Implementation Guides are to facilitate an efficient LEED process for UBC projects and align it directly with UBC policy and aspirational goals. The Guides identify compliance paths, resources, and credits that are part of UBC’s priorities, for the most effective outcomes at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. The Guides identify mandatory and priority credits and points for UBC projects. Mandatory credits must be achieved by all UBC projects, and priority credits or points are strongly encouraged to be pursued.
The current version of LEED is v4.0, but credits may be optionally selected from LEED v4.1. LEED v 4.1 is expected to become the current version in 2022.
The UBC LEED v4.1 Implementation Guide is a companion document to the Campus Plans, Design Guidelines, the Green Building Action Plan, and the UBC Technical Guidelines. Project teams should reference all relevant UBC policy and guidance documents along with this Guide.
Download a .pdf copy of the:
- UBC v4.1 Implementation Guide
- Credit Guidance Sections:
UBC LEED Implementation Guide for Building Design and Construction v4.0 (2016, appendix 2021) – Download a .pdf copy of the guide here.