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The continuing evolution of LEED plays a key role in how we ensure that LEED remains up to date and a symbol of excellence. As new versions of LEED are released, previous versions are retired or “sunset”—keeping the newest projects paired with the latest and best version of the rating system.

On June 27, 2015, the following rating systems will be closed for certification, or sunset.

  • LEED for New Construction v2.2
  • LEED for Core and Shell v2.0
  • LEED for Commercial Interiors v2.0
  • LEED for Schools v2007
  • LEED for Existing Buildings v2008

View all of the LEED registration and certification close dates

To certify a project using one of the above rating systems, you must submit for at least one stage of review prior to that date. After June 27, 2015, we will no longer accept first-time submissions for Design or Standard (Combined) review.

Standard Review

Review Phase:

Last day to apply:

Standard Preliminary

June 27, 2015

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

(not applicable for LEED for Existing Buildings v2008)

Review Phase:

Last day to apply:

Design Preliminary Review

June 27, 2015

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

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

What to do if you can’t meet a deadline:

Things happen, we understand. If you can’t meet a particular deadline, there are a few options.

  1. Upgrade your project to a newer version. Upgrades to LEED v4 are free, and upgrades to LEED 2009 are available for a fee. 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 be deactivated and your project data may not be recoverable. 

 

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McKinley & Associates
I have been working on a LEED for Schools V2.0 project that was designed in 2008, built in 2012, and after 2 years of delay the school board has authorized moving forward the LEED application. I had the information documented on LEED Online but now I cannot find it. Project ID 10516329 _ Cameron Middle School/High School. I would like to complete the process before the June 27 sunset.
Director of LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council
Sorry to hear that Thomas - we'll have someone reach out to you...
very usefull
ARCHITECT / INTERIOR DESIGNER, Corgan
Our Design Review was submitted over a year and a half ago. We a re currently completing the construction of an airport that has been under construction for the last 4 years. We will be ready to submit for the construction review this summer; I don't know if we will have all the commissioning reports ready to submit by 6/27. Will this affect our submission?
Director, Certification Operations, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Marie, applications for construction preliminary review must be received by the rating system sunset date (Jun-27) or within 18 months of the completion of the design final, whichever is later. It sounds like your project schedule does not quite align with the deadline -- please send us the details via the contact us page and we'll talk through alternative options.
Sustainability and LEED Manager , Optimal International
Dear Dean DiPietro I am trying the option of (Upgrade your project to a newer version) but all the times i am getting the contact us page Please advise Thanks you
Director, Certification Operations, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Yousef, project upgrades need to be facilitated by someone on staff, that's why the link is directing you to the contact us page. Please send over your request along with basic information about your project and someone will get back to you shortly.

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