USGBC Launches LEED Call for Proposals

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this week a call for proposals to solicit ideas for the next version of LEED.

“USGBC created the LEED green building program 20 years ago to measure and define green building and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings,” the organization said.

“LEED is updated through a continuous improvement process and with each new version USGBC is evolving LEED’s approach and challenging the building sector to be more resource efficient and sustainable.”

In April, the USGBC released LEED v4.1, which it says further “emphasizes the human experience.”

“With LEED v4.1 we have fundamentally transformed our rating system development process,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, USGBC. “It has allowed us to become more agile and adaptable to incorporate real time feedback so that we can realistically raise the bar on the marketplace. We received an overwhelming response to our LEED v4.1 call for proposals, which has helped us to deliver on the market needs making LEED v4.1 successful and a market leader.

“Building on this success, we are excited to engage the market again to solicit ideas, proposals and feedback for improving LEED v4.1 and future versions of LEED. Together, we can continue the work we started with LEED v4.1 to ensure that LEED is not only the de facto leadership standard but also creating a better living standard.”

Participation requirements are as follows:

  • Proposals shall be expressed in terms of actual edits to the existing LEED language using tools provided by USGBC;
  • Multiple proposals for change from the same person/organization for each LEED credit are permitted;
  • Proposals for change must be specific; and
  • The rationale and technical justification for each proposal for change must be provided and must be technical in nature.

The USGBC also notes that a “Future of LEED” education session will be held at its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which is slated for Nov. 19-22 in Atlanta.


Tagged categories: Calls for papers; Certifications and standards; Good Technical Practice; LEED; LEED v4; NA; North America; United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

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