The fourth public comment period for the 2012 LEED Rating Systems is going on now, and the USGBC wants your feedback.
From the USGBC website:
LEED is developed through a process in which proposed new rating systems or significant revisions to existing ones are reviewed by USGBC, the Technical Advisory Group, USGBC's Board of Directors, and finally, the LEED Steering Committee. Once these reviews are completed, the new rating systems or revisions are opened for public review and comment. In accordance with USGBC policies, the first comment period is open to the public for at least 45 days. After the comment period closes, comments are incorporated into the draft, an outline of the changes are posted, and a second public comment period is held, during which the public can comment on any changes made since the first comment period. The final draft is delivered to USGBC members for balloting.
Respondents are encouraged to submit comments on individual credits and include recommendations for resolving any identified concerns. Recommendations could include ways to improve the practicality of the criteria for a specific credit, or ways to clarify the language of a specific requirement.
Guidelines for submitting comments:
- Comments are only accepted via the online comment form.
- Each respondent may submit only one set of comments on any individual credit.
- Comments may not be edited once submitted.
- Representatives of USGBC member and non-member organizations are encouraged to submit comments collectively.
Comment submissions will be accepted up until 11:59PM on Monday, May 28th. You can access the comment boards here.