LEED for Retail Open for Comment 11/21/2008 | The public comment period for the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED for Retail rating system is now open. For both New Construction (NC) and Commercial Interiors (CI) projects, LEED for Retail recognizes the unique nature of the retail environment and offers a certification system that addresses the various types of retail spaces available, from grocery stores to big-box retailers, restaurants, and banks.Since the pilot launch in April 2007, the USGBC has collaborated with more than 80 retail pilot project teams to develop and refine the innovative program. Once balloted, LEED for Retail will become part of the LEED 2009, the next evolution of the LEED green building certification system.According to Doug Gatlin, vice president of market development at USGBC, "Retailers have become strong adopters of LEED, recognizing the need to green their space in order to convey their corporate values to their customers. The LEED for Retail rating system is designed specifically for retailers' unique needs and features technologies and strategies they can use to create spaces that are healthier and safer for customers and employees."To view LEED for Retail specifics and submit comments, visit www.usgbc.org/LEED/LEEDDrafts/RatingSystemVersions.aspx?CMSPageID=1458. Previous ArticleNext ArticleENERGY STAR Announces 2013 Upgrade of Portfolio Manager Read more on Green Building Operations » Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage 13 Tips for Certification Success Rating Levels for Cradle to Cradle Certified ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Green Building Operations Net Zero Institute Achieves Energy Efficiency Benchmark Green Building Operations Digital Platform Launched to Share Green Building Information Green Building Operations How to Budget Without Data Green Building Operations Office Refresh – Room to Grow for a Dynamic Research Firm Roofing The Vital Role of Insulation in Roofing Systems HVAC Portable Air Conditioners Taming Hot Summer Temperatures: Keeping People & Networks Safe Security A New Approach to Vendor Risk Management HVAC Maximize Your Return from HVAC Maintenance Plans Energy Management Plug Load Control: Reducing Your Energy Bills & Addressing Code Changes Related Articles Deadlines Approaching for 2017 LEED Certifications Inside San Francisco Airport’s Triple Zero Plan Social Spaces That Work Throughout the Workday Chicago is the Greenest U.S. City for Buildings According to CBRE Bacteria That Can Improve Bio-Based Fuels Sponsored Links Smart roof systems improve building energy efficiency! Polyglass’ Polyfresko cap sheets with CURE Technology saves on energy. Engineered to perform, Polyfresko has superior granule adhesion and excellent puncture, stain and UV resistance.