I spoke with USGBC's Corey Enck to understand the proposal a bit better.
Among the key changes coming down the road for LEED, as I recently wrote about (Your Guide to the New Draft of LEED), is a change to the LEED AP credit, formerly IDc2, now dubbed IPc2 (that's "Integrated Process" credit 2).
A process for precedent-setting rulings for project teams using the LEED rating system is under development at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The resulting “LEED Interpretations” process is to be unveiled in the Fall of 2010.
We'd been expecting something like this for a while—it's great to see that it's on the way.
Which of the folllowing is NOT a true statement about the history of LEED?
A) Rob Watson, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), took over as chair of the USGBC's rating system committee in 1995, with LEED being conceived under his chairmanship—earning him the "father of LEED" nickname.
Attending my first presentation on Green Globes, I was suspicious, but interested to get the low-down on how it works.
by Joshua Radoff
Last month, I heard my first presentation on the Green Globes rating system. I felt like the Bishop of Canterbury hearing Henry the VIII tell me about this new "Church of England" he was planning to roll out. That is, I was suspicious, but interested to get the low-down on how it works with a real open mind, so that I might know what the future may or may not hold. I have to say, I find some of the innovations to be really good.
The second public comment period is open from April 19th to May 18.
It's been a long time coming (since November 2007), but USGBC today opened a second public comment period for LEED for Healthcare!
Sixty-two credits and prerequisites, and almost all have changes, though most are minor and are about aligning LEED for Healthcare with the LEED 2009 rating systems. Some of the more significant ones are:
Snafu #10: Being threatened to be hung from the construction crane if the project doesn’t earn LEED Gold.
LEEDuser tip: Create a detailed checklist with tasks delegated to individual team members, allowing each member to focus on assigned tasks. The checklist can function as a status tracking document and, finally, the deliverable for LEED Online.
GBCi has scheduled an increase in its LEED registration and certification fees
I just saw the announcement that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCi) has scheduled an increase in its LEED registration and certification fees for January 10, 2010. Some fees (like the one for registration) will double!