LEED addenda update: January 2017 | U.S. Green Building Council
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View our quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda for January 2017.

The January 2017 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.

To view the changes:


Three new LEED Interpretations were published (10457–10459). LEED Interpretation 10457 provides an alternative to meet the annual sunlight exposure requirements for Option 1 for projects with an ASE1000, 250h threshold value exceeding 10 percent. 

Existing LEED Interpretation 10102 was updated to include guidance on incomplete spaces for projects using LEED 2009 rating systems other than LEED for Core and Shell.

Existing LEED Interpretation 5500 was retired. The availability of innovation point applications using credits from other LEED rating systems are now posted in the USGBC Innovation Catalog.


The LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction, LEED v4 for Interior Design and Construction, and LEED v4 for Building Operations and Maintenance reference guides were updated to clarify guidance for group and campus projects.

To see all corrections, download the reference guide tables.

Pilot Credit Updates

  • IP credit Integrative Process for Health Promotion is now open to LEED 2009 and LEED v4 projects, updated with more guidance and information on assistance for project teams. Development of this credit has been funded in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As such, project teams who are interested in pursuing the IPHP Pilot (or the process outlined by the credit with or without formal registration) can receive consultation and assistance navigating the process and all components by contacting the Green Health Partnership free of charge. Highly engaged project teams and/or exemplary projects may have the opportunity to be featured in case studies, conferences or other venues.
  • SSpc113: Informing Design Using Triple Bottom Line Analysis, published 9/19/2016
  • EQpc114: Learning Controls for Thermal Comfort, published 12/9/2016

Form and calculator updates