Sunset date extension for LEED EB 2.0 projects
Article updated on June 6, 2014
The certification deadline for projects registered under the LEED for Existing Buildings v2.0 rating system, originally scheduled for May 31, 2014, has been extended to August 31st, 2014.
You have two options for your LEED EB 2.0 project – either action must be complete by August 31, 2014.
- Submit for certification under your current rating system and version, or
- Upgrade at to a newer version of the LEED rating system. EBv2.0 projects may be upgraded to either:
EB v2.0 projects that do not submit for certification or upgrade to a newer version of the LEED rating system by the deadline will be retired and will be ineligible to certify under their current registration. These projects will be removed from the Projects directory on usgbc.org and will be removed from LEED Online. Credit forms and file uploads will no longer be accessible for retired projects.
- After August 31, 2014, EB v2.0 projects can no longer be upgraded and must instead be registered anew, subject to all applicable fees.
- The sunset of LEED for Existing Buildings v2.0 only applies to projects registered under LEED-EB v2.0.
- EB v2.0 projects may only be accessed through LEED Online v2. Projects registered under all other versions of the LEED rating system (including LEED-EBOM v2008 and LEED EBOM v2009) are not affected.
- For New Construction projects that have gone through design phase review, projects have either a) 18 months after the delivery of the Final Design Review or b) until the rating system sunset date (whichever occurs later) to submit their Construction preliminary review.
Why do rating systems sunset?
As a market transformation tool, the LEED rating system promotes best practices, innovation and continuous improvement. To that end, the U.S. Green Building Council releases regular updates to the LEED program to challenge projects to meet increasingly higher levels of achievement. The evolution of LEED enables the industry to recognize current leadership in green building design, construction and operations.