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Bookmark this page for all the details on LEED 2009 sunset dates.

Registration closes on October 31, 2016 for all LEED® v3 rating systems. After that date, no new LEED v3 project registrations will be accepted. The next key deadline for these projects is the rating system sunset date in 2021. GBCI® will continue to accept initial applications (for Design or Standard preliminary review) for certification until the LEED v3 sunset date of June 30, 2021. These deadlines apply to all of the LEED v3 rating systems:

  • LEED for New Construction (and Italia NC) v2009
  • LEED for Core and Shell v2009
  • LEED for Schools v2009
  • LEED for Retail: New Construction v2009
  • LEED for Retail: Commercial Interiors v2009
  • LEED for Healthcare v2009
  • LEED for Commercial Interiors v2009
  • LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance v2009
  • LEED for Neighborhood Development v2009
  • LEED for Homes v2008
  • LEED for Homes Midrise Pilot
  • LEED India 2011 (NC & CS)

After the sunset date of June 30, 2021, GBCI will stop accepting initial applications for certification using LEED v3 rating systems. Those systems will then be considered closed for certification, or sunset.

View all the LEED registration and certification close dates

To certify a project using one of the above-listed rating systems, you must submit for at least one stage of review prior to the sunset date. June 30, 2021, is the last day we'll accept first-time submissions for Design or Standard (Combined) review.

After June 30, 2021:

For teams that have not submitted for any stage of review, project access will be restricted, and team members will not be able to submit for review.

For project teams that have already submitted an initial application, full access (including the ability to submit for review) will remain available throughout the remaining time allotted to your team to finish the certification process. See the tables below for more information on the time allotted to finish the certification process for each review pathway.

What if you can’t meet a deadline?

If you can’t meet a particular deadline, you can choose among a few options:

  1. Upgrade your project to a newer version. Contact us to make the switch.
  2. Contact us. Before the deadline, send us the details concerning your project, and we’ll explore alternative options.
  3. Do nothing. You also have the option of not doing anything; however, if we don’t hear from you, your project will sunset on June 30, 2021, and you will no longer be able to access your project. Note: if you decide to pursue certification at a later date, the project will need to be reregistered under a newer version of LEED.

Standard Review

Review Phase Last day to apply
Standard Preliminary June 30, 2021
Standard Final Review Within 25 business days of completion* of Standard Preliminary Review
Decision to Accept/Appeal Standard Review Within 25 business days of completion of Standard Final Review
Standard Appeal Review Within 25 business days of completion of Standard Final Review

Split Review

Review Phase Last day to apply
Design Preliminary Review June 30, 2021
Design Final Review Within 25 business days of completion of Design Preliminary Review
Decision to Accept/Appeal Design Review Within 25 business days of completion of Design Final Review
Design Appeal Review Within 25 business days of completion of Design Final Review
Construction Preliminary Review Within 18 months of completion of Design Final Review OR before the sunset date, whichever occurs latest
Construction Final Review Within 25 business days of completion of Construction Preliminary Review
Decision to Accept/Appeal Construction Review Within 25 business days of completion of Construction Final Review
Construction Appeal Review Within 25 business days of completion of Construction Final Review

*Completion of a review is the date that phase of review is returned from GBCI to the project team

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