Special Section: LEED 2009

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There are many changes ahead for the new LEED 2009, also known as LEED v.3. This special section explains those changes. It includes: how the new rating systems will impact the ongoing operation of buildings, the integration of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) into LEED credits, interviews with USGBC officials such as Doug Gatlin and Brendan Owens, and the Eco-Library, a comprehensive listing of the product certification programs currently in the market.

LEED Reorganization, by Douglas R. Kelly

The Thinking Behind Version 3, by Douglas R. Kelly

The EcoLibrary

Top LEED Projects, by Robert Nieminen and Jamie Nicpon