In response to concerns raised by members and other stakeholders regarding the future of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has delayed the ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013. Because of this date change, the USGBC has renamed LEED 2012 as LEED v4.
In addition to the ballot date change, the USGBC will hold a new public comment period between Oct. 2 and Dec. 10. The USGBC says this will help stakeholders better understand LEED requirements and the potential changes that may appear in the new draft.
‘This is 100 percent in response to our members' desire that we give them a bit more time to absorb the changes in this next version of the rating system,’ says USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. ‘We want to do everything we can to ensure that the market can fully embrace LEED v4 because it represents significant progress on carbon reduction and human health.’