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LEED for Homes v2008 update: Public comment, voter registration period open now

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In August, USGBC held a comment period for proposed updates to the minimum energy requirements in the LEED for Homes v2008 program. These changes, in response to the significant energy code changes within the residential construction market over the past several years, will ensure that projects certified using the 2008 version of LEED for Homes remain at the forefront as leaders in green building design and construction.

During the first public comment period, the response was overwhelmingly in favor of the new change that would set an energy point floor for projects in a number of climate zones.

Next steps:

Second public comment period: Open now through Dec. 1

In keeping with the guidelines set in Foundations of LEED, we are going to have one additional pubic comment period to make sure all of our stakeholders have had a chance to weigh in. Because of the responses received during the first public comment period, there are no changes to the draft.

Read the first public comments and responses

Review the changes and submit your comments through the LEED Credit Library (watch the how-to video) or the LEEDuser discussion forums today. USGBC will review all comments and provide responses.

Register to vote: Now through Dec. 1

Register now to vote on the changes to LEED for Homes v2008. A consensus body ensures that changes to LEED requirements are approved by a balanced representation of USGBC membership. All employees of USGBC members in good standing as of Sept. 1, 2013, are eligible to register. To vote, your membership must remain in good standing through the end of the ballot this winter.

Learn more

Not sure if you're eligible? View your membership status.

Summary of changes

Rating system document (clean)

Rating system document (tracked)




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