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New Version of LEED-EB Announced



A new version of the LEED rating system for existing buildings (LEED-EB) has recently been unveiled by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


By CP Editorial Staff   Energy Efficiency

A new version of the LEED rating system for existing buildings (LEED-EB) has recently been unveiled by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

LEED-EB v.2008 includes fewer program prerequisites, greater emphasis on facilities operations and maintenance, updated referenced standards and expanded sections on water efficiency, energy performance, building commissioning and green cleaning.

These changes, while not affecting the intent of the LEED-EB rating system, will clarify the intent and amplify the operations and maintenance scope of the rating system, according to USGBC.

In response to market input, this new version of the rating system seeks to address concerns about the amount of documentation required, clean up some ambiguous language, streamline the prerequisites and to resolve some overlap with the LEED for New Construction system.  

“Existing commercial buildings in the U.S. account for 60 billion square feet of space,” says USGBC Board member Tim Cole. “If we want to make a difference for the environment, building occupants and our bottom lines, we must get our existing building stock up to peak green performance.”



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