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LEED ballot delayed for a year

June 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system that was scheduled to go to ballot this year, known as LEED 2012, was delayed on Monday by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a press release.

"In response to overwhelming feedback from our members, core LEED users and engaged stakeholders, USGBC announced today that it will delay ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013.

Because of this date change, LEED 2012 is being renamed LEED v4," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive officer (CEO) and founding chair of the USGBC.

The delay is a result of feedback from the LEED community and stakeholders, who have said that they need more time to adjust to and understand the proposed changes, the release stated.

According to the release, they are committing to a fifth public comment period, which will run from October 2, 2012, through December 10, 2012.

Click here to read the complete release.