New website provides help for LEED 2009

LEEDuser guides teams through new LEED certification requirements.

By Source: BuildingGreen July 9, 2009

With the support of the U.S. Green Building Council ( USGBC ), BuildingGreen has created LEEDuser , a website that can give credit-by-credit guidance for teams working on USGBC LEED certification. The site includes all five of the recently launched LEED 2009 rating systems, and is available now in beta release until the end of September.

LEEDuser includes clear descriptions of credit requirements, tips to streamline LEED submissions, online calculators, and online user forums related to specific credits. It also offers diagrams illustrating key aspects of each prerequisite and credit, an extensive checklist of insider tips, and suggestions to help with project certification. The site provides the official LEED credit language in online format, and a documentation toolkit with templates, and samples of completed LEED submittals.

The site currently covers the credits that users have found most challenging, and will continue to be updated and expand to include more credits throughout the summer. However, starting in October 2009, the tool will only be accessible with a subscription.