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LEED for Schools Second Public Comment Period Now Open
Public comment on the second draft of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Schools will remain open through Feb. 21, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced
LEED for Schools is a market-specific rating system that recognizes the unique nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools. The draft rating system is based on LEED for New Construction, and addresses issues such as classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention and more. The final rating system will be supported by a full suite of supporting tools catered to schools, including a reference guide, workshop, and LEED Online with credit templates.
Any member of the public can comment on the LEED for Schools draft, and comments should only be on changes made since the first public comment draft, says USGBC. During this final public comment period, USGBC will respond to all comments made on changes since the first draft, and will post the comments and responses (without commenter names or organizations) to the USGBC Web site, along with a draft showing all of the changes.
The resulting draft will then be sent to the USGBC membership for balloting. The official public release of the rating system is expected in March 2007, says USGBC.