LEED 2012 FOURTH PUBLIC COMMENT IS NOW OPEN
The fourth public comment period for LEED 2012 is open today through May 28 (11:59 pm ET). Visit usgbc.org/leed2012 to review the drafts, summary of credit changes and to submit comments via the online public comment tool.
Fourth public comment is an opportunity for stakeholders to review what we believe to be a final version of the rating system that will move forward to ballot. Only credits with substantive technical changes from the previous comment period are open for comment.
All comments will be reviewed. A response for each comment will be provided from USGBC. Feedback received after May 28, 2012 at 11:59pm ET will not be provided a formal response from USGBC.
LAUNCHING LEED 2012
LEED users, we have heard you. As we prepare for the launch of LEED 2012, LEED users have asked for time to absorb the changes and understand how to successfully implement the new rating system prior to closing registration for LEED 2009. To support this effort, the LEED 2012 launch includes two very key parts:
- Extended Registration for LEED 2009: Following the launch of the new rating system in November, LEED 2009 will remain open for registration for at least six months, and project teams will have the option of registering for either LEED 2009 or LEED 2012.
- Beta testing: Once LEED 2012 has successfully passed ballot, applications will be accepted allowing a limited number of project teams to "test drive" the new rating system prior to the launch at Greenbuild.
We're looking for projects across a variety of rating systems and market sectors to engage with USGBC for this beta test. Project teams will be armed with a finalized rating system, documentation requirements and limited reference material in draft form. In addition, you'll have USGBC staff working alongside you every step of the way. Your leadership engagement with this effort will help us fine tune the system and will pave the way for successful use of LEED 2012 in the years to come.
To apply, emailLEED2012@usgbc.org with the information below. Interested project teams will be contacted with further details after the successful ballot of LEED 2012.
- Applicant name and contact information
- Project team members
- Owner contact information
- Project description
- Desired certification level (platinum, gold, silver or certified)
Also, please include why your project is especially suited to this opportunity, and why you want to be part of this effort.