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 How Net Zero Buildings Help Modernize the Grid Energy Guide for Grocery Stores ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Green Building Operations How to Budget Without Data Green Building Operations Office Refresh – Cutting-Edge Technology in a Century-Old Building Green Building Operations Green Building Advocates Stay Committed Despite Paris Agreement Withdrawal Green Building Operations How These 'Better Buildings' Achieved Savings Lighting Solving Facility Manager’s Problems with LED Lighting Solutions HVAC Exploring the Long-Term, Temporary, & Emergency Applications of Portable Cooling HVAC Why Submetering is Crucial for Reducing Energy Consumption & Cost Roofing Protect Your Building with a Roof Warranty Interiors Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose Related Articles NIBS Releases Recommendations for the Trump Administration How Solar Could Generate Up to 10 TW of Electricity by 2030 5 Tips to Promote Sustainable Practices How 3 Venues Are Embracing Green Building Practices Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2016 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.