Can (and Will) USGBC Revoke LEED Certification?

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Can (and Will) USGBC Revoke LEED Certification?

By now, LEED project teams are generally familiar with the LEED 2009 Minimum Program Requirements (MPR’s). They’re sort of like the Seven Commandments of LEED Eligibility. To further clarify the MPR’s, USGBC issued the LEED 2009 MPR Supplemental Guidance document. However, what seems to be less frequently acknowledged—much less discussed—is the GBCI LEED Certification Policy Manual (originally published April 27, 2009). The Certification Policy manual, a curiously less refined document from the standpoint of graphic presentation, offers an “overview of….

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The LEED 2009 “Size Gap”

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The LEED 2009 “Size Gap”

For any project to be eligible for LEED certification, it must meet the minimum program requirements (MRP) as approved by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Steering Committee (LSC). The MPR can be accessed at: http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=6715 According to the MPR, new additions to existing buildings may be certified separately and independently from the existing buildings to which they are adjoined, provided that they are physically distinct and each has a unique address or name. Similarly, the existing structure can be….

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