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USGBC requests public comment for LEED program update

November 10, 2010
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is requesting public comment on a proposed update to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, according to the Environmental Leader.
The proposed update builds on the foundation of LEED 2009, including the alignment and weighting of credits, and advances the "bookshelf" framework where credits are applied to specific building types, the article stated.USGBC is also improving the process it uses to collect and respond to stakeholder feedback on the ideas presented in the public comment drafts of LEED, the article noted.
According to the article, in addition to the public comment pages on their web site, USGBC will also take feedback from projects testing pilot credits, and use input from a moderated forum dedicated to discussing the LEED program as well as comments from various webinars that will be held with key stakeholders.
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