02 Aug '11, 6pm

Second public comment period open for LEED 2012 draft.

A second public comment period is now open for the USGBC’s proposed 2012 updates to the LEED green building rating system. Comments will be accepted until Sept. 14. An initial public comment period on LEED 2012, which ran from Nov. 8, 2010 through Jan. 19, 2011, gathered more than 6,000 comments and recommendations, according to USGBC. In reviewing the draft with this feedback in mind, the USGBC also included feedback from project teams who have been pilot testing draft credits, says Scot Horst, senior vice president, USGBC. The updated draft and responses to comments from the first round are now online for review. Credits in the proposed LEED 2012 systems have been allocated points based on a weighting process similar to that used for updates in 2009, but also based on impact categories developed for use in LEED. According to USGBC, the weightings/point allocation process...

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