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LEED 2009 Rating System Announced



The next incarnation of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED rating system, called LEED 2009, will focus on energy and carbon performance of buildings, credit weightings based on priority and regional LEED credits, according to USGBC.


The next incarnation of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED
rating system, called LEED 2009, will focus on energy and carbon performance
of buildings, credit weightings based on priority and regional LEED credits,
according to USGBC.
 
LEED 2009 represents a reorganization of the existing LEED rating systems
for commercial buildings, combined with a series of technical advancements
focused on improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, and
addressing other environmental and human health outcomes.
 
"The changes we've proposed include transparent weightings of LEED credits
so the highest-priority credits achieve the most points, a new mechanism for
incorporating bioregional credits, and a more nimble framework that supports
rapid response to emerging environmental and human health issues," says Scot
Horst, Chairman of the volunteer LEED Steering Committee.
 
LEED 2009, coupled with an expanded third-party certification program and
significant enhancements to LEED Online, make up a multi-faceted initiative
referred to as LEED Version 3.0.
 
USGBC recently announced a public comment period on LEED 2009. All public
comments are reviewed by the USGBC volunteer committees that oversee the
LEED rating system. USGBC says it will respond to all comments and post the
comments and responses (without commenter names or organizations) to the
USGBC Web site.


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