The United States Green Building Council is now seeking the public’s opinion by conducting a public session, which aims to help improve the council’s LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. The USGBC public session is on November 8, 2010, which will run until January 14, 2011.
In the public session, the council invites the public to present their observations about LEED standards, including its rating system groups for Building Design & Construction, LEED for Neighborhood Development, LEED for Homes, and Interior Design & Construction and Buildings Operations & Maintenance.
The material includes projected standards for data centers, hospitality, and warehouse, plus distribution centers.
Rating systems for retail, healthcare facilities, and schools are also included in the public session, which are approved in LEED 2009.
USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED green building ranking systems are being developed and improved constantly.
But, only the council members can vote on which part of the system is going to be changed and implemented, but then again, USGBC require the public’s input like the public session to help build-up the final draft, that will go to ballot.
According to the rules for submitting comments or observations listed on the USGBC’s website, comment are only allowed via the website’s online comment form, cannot be edited once submitted, and only one set of comment is allowed per respondent.
On July 4, 2011, the US Green Building Council will conduct its second public session regarding improvements and developments of the LEED standards that will run until 15th August 2011.