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Recertification Guidance for Existing Buildings

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It’s here!

The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Recertification Guidance is now available. This new document is the first of several steps USGBC is taking to establish a clear LEED recertification program for projects that have achieved certification under any version of the LEED for Existing Buildings rating systems.

Looking at the document, you’ll find that we define the recertification performance period, specify the documentation projects need to provide and the documentation projects don't need to send this time around. There are also sample forms available in LEED Online that projects should use as supplements to the guidance as they go through the new document.

Based on feedback we receive from you over the next couple of months, we’ll make further edits to improve your recertification experience.

Continue to stay tuned as we roll out additional resources, including LEED Online functionality in spring of 2013. And take some time to consider if you would like to work collaboratively with USGBC to recertify your project – we may reach out to you and your projects!

Note: This version of the guidance supersedes any previous guidance published by USGBC or GBCI. If you are currently pursuing recertification and using another set of guidance, please contact our customer service and they will put you in touch with someone to discuss your path forward.

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LEED AP O+M Project Manager, Sustainable Options, LLC
What is the protocol for obtaining new forms for our current recertification project? We are now into the 2nd year of a 5-year recertification program but the forms we have on LEED Online are the same as for an initial EBOM certification.
Manager, Program Integration, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Nancy, You can currently view sample recertification forms by logging into LEED Online v3 and clicking on the sample forms link at the top of the page. The recertification forms are not currently live in LEED Online. At this time, while you are completing your recertification application, you can either use the initial certification forms, or you can complete the recertification sample forms offline and upload them to the live forms for your project.
LEED GA, Polaris Realty

How much to recertify?
THank you

Manager, Program Integration, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Kim, Registration for recertification is free- contact us to receive a promo code for the free registration. The certification fees are the same as for an initial certification- please refer to our fees page:

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