News Analysis

Next Generation of LEED Out for Public Comment

On May 19, 2008, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened a public comment period for the most sweeping changes to its LEED Rating System since its original launch in 2000. The changes, which apply to all nonresidential LEED rating systems that have been formally released, are largely in line with the plan that USGBC laid out at the 2007 Greenbuild conference in Chicago (see EBN Vol. 16, No. 12). They include:

• Credit alignment across the major rating systems to facilitate a move towards standardized credits, rather than multiple rating systems, as the main organizing structure.

Published May 29, 2008