LEED 2009 passes member ballot 

LEED 2009 passed member ballot and will be introduced in 2009. The update symbolizes the next major evolution of the existing LEED rating systems for commercial buildings.

11/21/2008


LEED 2009 passed member ballot and will be introduced in 2009. The update symbolizes the next major evolution of the existing LEED rating systems for commercial buildings. The update includes major technical advancements, which focus on improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, and addressing other environmental and human health outcomes.

LEED 2009 incorporates regional credits, extra points that have been identified as priorities within a project’s environmental zone. LEED re-grounded the weight of certain credits and changed allocation of points among LEED credits to reflect climate change and energy efficiency. This change is important because it will increase the importance of green buildings as means of contributing positive solutions toward energy independence and climate change mitigation.


LEED 2009 represents eight years of market and user feedback in the form of precedent-setting Credit Interpretation Rulings. LEED 2009’s credit alignment structure and the pilot process for individual credits, which allows major new technical developments to be flexibly trialed, evaluated, and incorporated into LEED, will reset the bar for the certification of high-performance green buildings.

“The conclusion of the balloting process marks the culmination of tireless work done by representatives from all corners of the building industry. We have the deepest gratitude for our volunteer leaders, and for their bold steps towards resetting the bar for green building leadership and challenges the industry to move faster and reach further”, said Brendan Owens, Vice President, LEED Technical Development, USGBC.

The first public comment period for LEED 2009 opened in May 2008, followed by a second in late August. The USGBC received close 7,000 comments from members and stakeholders at the conclusion of the second public comment period. The final step in the process included a ballot for pass/fail vote among USGBC’s 18,000 member organizations. LEED 2009 successfully passed the member ballot on Nov. 14. Detailed information about specific technical changes can be found on the USGBC website





No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Hannover Messe 2016: Taking hold of the future - Partner Country status spotlights U.S. manufacturing; Honoring manufacturing excellence: The 2015 Product of the Year Winners
Inside IIoT: How technology, strategy can improve your operation; Dry media or web scrubber?; Six steps to design a PM program
World-class manufacturing: A recipe for success: Finding the right mix for a salad dressing line; 2015 Salary Survey: Manufacturing slump dims enthusiasm
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
Warehouse winter comfort: The HTHV solution; Cooling with natural gas; Plastics industry booming
Managing automation upgrades, retrofits; Making technical, business sense; Ensuring network cyber security
Designing generator systems; Using online commissioning tools; Selective coordination best practices

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role that compressed air plays in manufacturing plants.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
click me