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Schools-EBOM-v4.1 INc1: Innovation 1 point

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Requirements

LEED Accredited Professional
At least one principal participant of the project team must be a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with a specialty in Operations and Maintenance. AND
Innovation Strategy
Achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the rating system, including prerequisites, base points, and strategies contributing to the scores within the five performance categories. Identify the following:
  • the intent of the proposed innovation strategy;
  • proposed requirements for compliance;
  • submittals to demonstrate compliance and proposed metric(s) for tracking (if applicable); and
  • the design approach or strategies used to meet the requirements.
Examples of strategies may be found in the Innovation Catalog. OR
Pilot Credit
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Requirements

LEED Accredited Professional
At least one principal participant of the project team must be a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with a specialty in Operations and Maintenance. AND
Innovation Strategy
Achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the rating system, including prerequisites, base points, and strategies contributing to the scores within the five performance categories. Identify the following:
  • the intent of the proposed innovation strategy;
  • proposed requirements for compliance;
  • submittals to demonstrate compliance and proposed metric(s) for tracking (if applicable); and
  • the design approach or strategies used to meet the requirements.
Examples of strategies may be found in the Innovation Catalog. OR
Pilot Credit
Register for, achieve, and submit a feedback survey for one eligible pilot credit from USGBC’s LEED Pilot Credit Library.

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Is there a list of Innovation strategies available to v4.1 projects?

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My LEED credential is about to expire. What should I do?

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I’m a LEED AP with specialty and I’m also a WELL AP. Does this affect how I report my continuing education hours?

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I missed my credential maintenance reporting deadline. Do I have to take the LEED AP exam again?

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Wait, exemplary performance is no longer allowed?

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Wait, a LEED AP O+M is required?

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Ashwini Arun

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Senior Sustainability Manager

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