LEED comments, round two

LEED 2009 is open for its second round of public comments. The comment period is open through Sept. 2, 2008.


LEED 2009 is now open for second public comment .

LEED 2009 is a new version of the rating system that delivers against key environmental and human health impacts, and puts in place a transparent framework for weighting credits accordingly, based on the best available science.

This product of thousands of hours of volunteer time and deep expertise generously given by representatives from every corner of the building industry resets the bar for green building leadership; the urgency of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before.

The first public comment period for LEED ended June 22, 2008, and received a record 5,800 comments. The second public comment period will be open through 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) Sept. 2, 2008. The shorter time frame reflects the fact that only changes made in response to the first public comment period are now up for comment .

LEED 2009 first public comment
All technical comments that were within the scope of the proposed credit changes under LEED 2009 were reviewed by the LEED Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) and are now reflected in tracked changes to the credit language.

Even though a comment may have been made on only one rating system, it was applied across all rating systems to keep credits aligned where applicable. Technical comments that were outside of the LEED 2009 scope will be discussed as part of the next LEED development cycle, which will happen at regular intervals going forward.

More on the LEED 2009 changes and the development cycle can be found in the LEED 2009 Vision & Executive Summary (PDF).

All changes made to credit language since the first public comment period are tracked in the rating system documents that accompany the public comment announcement. Review the documents and submit comments today .

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