We are in the process of review, suddenly the client wants to add a smoking lounge in the Mixed used Development Project. So I'm checking all the requirements for compliance, and everything is going well.
Then I received an email from the client saying they want to postpone the implementation of the smoking lounge after the award of the project just so as not to disrupt the process of certification. I have some concerns about this:
1. Can LEED revoke the certification if they find out about this? Is this a moral grey area? (I don't feel right about it.) Or it's the client's prerogative to do whatever he wants after the award?
2. Should I be concerned about the the LEED v2009 sunset date of June 30,2022?
Hope someone answers :) Thank you in advance
Trista BrownProject Director
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March 4, 2021 - 11:19 pm
Hi Tee - apologies for the delayed response. I agree that this approach doesn't meet the intent of the prerequisite. While techincally I don't believe the certification could be revoked, I think your client would not look good if they achieve certification, add a smoking room, and then continue to claim/advertise LEED certification. They may be jeopardizing their reputation (not to mention yours!)