Is there any way under version 4.1to meet the requirements of this credit in a timely fashion so that the LEED Plaque can be awarded on the building's opening/ribbon cutting day? Enhanced commissioning is of such value to the long-term operations of the building but we are finding many owners are not willing to give up having the LEED plaque ceremony on opening day to wait, sometimes as much as a year, to have certification awarded. The delay is because Enhanced Commissioning activites are not/cannot be completed by occupancy. The delay in having LEED plaque at opening day ceremony hurts marketing, recognition for LEED itself and celebration of and by the LEED team.
In past versions GBCI accepted a signed contract, a draft training manual, and a detailed schedule for all activities to be completed. We are not seeing that to be the case now under version 4.1