This guidance is applicable to any registered or prospective LEED EB: O&M 2009 or v2008 project that has experienced reduced occupancy. It may allow projects to register for LEED EB: O&M that were previously unable to because of reduced occupancy. USGBC recommends that all projects with reduced occupancy follow this guidance.
USGBC and GBCI will actively enforce this guidance for all registered LEED EB: O&M projects that meet either of the following conditions:
1) LEED registration occurred before October 8, 2009, and average occupancy is below 75%, OR
2) LEED registration occurred after October 8, 2009, and average occupancy is below 90%.