On Monday April 16th, USGBC will publically announce a 4th Public Comment period for LEED 2012, which will run from May 1 – 15 consistent with the process outlined in the LEED Foundations Documents <http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=6103> .
The purpose of this comment period is to make final technical revisions based on public comment feedback, incorporate a complete copyedit into a public version of the draft, and – most importantly – give the public an opportunity to view a version of the draft where credit documentation development has positively impacted the credit requirements.
Concurrent with public comment and ballot, credit documentation, reference guide and education development will continue. This development operates under the guiding principles of creating intuitive and flexible documentation that focuses on collecting key data points for certification, reference guide content that enables project team understanding and achievement of requirements, and education for the successful implementation of new and challenging content in LEED 2012. Public engagement opportunities to provide feedback and assist in the refinement of this work will be announced later this month and throughout the ballot period.
Fourth public comment period will not impact the published schedule and ballot is scheduled to begin on June 1. As a reminder, USGBC members who are interested in participating in ballot must opt into the LEED 2012 consensus body <http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=2602> by May 1st.