Deadlines to achieve LEED certification by 2013
Are you looking for your project certification to be awarded in 2013? As the end of the year approaches, we've outlined the deadlines for application submissions for both Standard and Expedited reviews.
The following tables apply to all commercial rating systems (not including LEED Volume). These timelines also assume that no Appeal review is necessary. Appeal reviews typically take 20 business days, and Expedited Appeal reviews are on a 10-business day timeline.
Additionally, regardless of when a deadline occurs, all project teams hoping to achieve review milestones by a certain date should inform GBCI of their specific needs. Reviewers will facilitate these requests whenever possible.
Deadlines to submit for review and achieve certification in 2013
Table 1. Regular Review Timeline
|Application Type & Review Phase*||Application submitted, payment cleared||Target Return Date|
|Standard Final Review||Nov. 13, 9:00 am ET||Dec. 20 (approx.)|
|Construction Final Review||Nov. 13, 9:00 am ET||Dec. 20 (approx.)|
Table 2. Expedited Review Timeline
If you're seeking an Expedited Review please see table below and note the surcharge for the LEED Registration and Certification Fees. The expedite surcharge is in addition to the regular certification fee. The availability of expedited review timelines is based on GBCI capacity. If you're requesting an expedited review, contact GBCI at least 10 business days prior to submitting your application.
|Application Type & Review Phase*||Expedited Surcharge||Application submitted, payment cleared||Target Return Date|
|Expedited Standard Preliminary Review||$10,000 USD||Nov. 13, 9:00 am ET||Nov. 27 (guaranteed)|
|Expedited Standard Final Review||Included in Preliminary||Dec. 6, 9:00 am ET||Dec. 20 (guaranteed)|
|Expedited Construction Preliminary Review||$5,000 USD||Nov. 13, 9:00 am ET||Nov. 27 (guaranteed)|
|Expedited Construction Final Review||Included in Preliminary||Dec. 6, 9:00 am ET||Dec. 20 (guaranteed)|
* Please note: these timelines include a 2-business day buffer for the Thanksgiving holiday (USGBC is closed). Additionally, USGBC is closed from Dec. 25, 2013 through Jan. 1, 2014.