The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the opening of the fifth public comment period for the proposed update to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program.
The comment period, which will close on Dec. 10, will enable all interested parties to view the most recent draft of the rating systems and provide comments where any substantive changes have been made. The USGBC says that when the updated version of LEED is fully launched in 2013, it will offer an ‘improved user experience that will make the certification review and documentation process more intuitive and efficient.’
‘LEED v4 will have the greatest impact of any rating system we've developed by focusing on building performance and rewarding innovative product manufacturers who offer best in class products,’ says Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED at the USGBC. ‘LEED v4 will help change the way project teams think, integrate, plan, execute and operate their buildings.’
LEED v4 drafts and the public comment tool are now available online.