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USGBC Offering Some LEED Certifications for Free



The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is offering free registrations and certifications in 2007.


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is offering free registrations and certifications in 2007.

Effective January 1, USGBC will fully rebate the certification fees for any project that earns LEED Platinum certification, according to USGBC. The rebate currently applies to projects that certify using LEED for New Construction, LEED for Existing Buildings, LEED for Commercial Interiors or LEED for Core and Shell. Projects that certify under future versions of the LEED rating system (excluding pilot projects) will also be eligible.

Also effective Jan. 1, LEED for Existing Buildings registration is free for all certified LEED for New Construction and LEED for Core and Shell buildings.

Free LEED for Existing Buildings registration is available both to projects certified before Jan. 1 to projects that certify after this date, according to USGBC. Projects that are currently registered with LEED for New Construction or LEED for Core and Shell will not be eligible for the free registration until after completing certification. Free LEED for Existing Buildings registration will also be available for future whole building LEED Rating Systems including LEED for Schools.

The rebates apply only to certification fees paid to USGBC. Registration with USGBC and other fees that may be incurred over the course of the project are not included.





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