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 Email Share Share Other Open Social Related Coverage How These 'Better Buildings' Achieved Savings Deadlines Approaching for 2017 LEED Certifications Social Spaces That Work Throughout the Workday Related Articles Green Building Operations Introduction to LEED v4 Green Building Operations How to Create Healthy Commercial Developments Green Building Operations Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2016 Green Building Operations Refreshing Restroom Retrofit Ideas Sustainability / Resilience How to Future-Proof Your Building Building Controls The First Steps of Adding Intelligence to Your Facility Energy Management How to Increase Productivity and Engagement in Outdoor Spaces Building Controls Fine-Tuning HVAC Controls for Maximum Efficiency HVAC Fine-Tuning HVAC Controls for Maximum Efficiency Related Articles Edmonton Oilers Score Canada’s First LEED-Certified NHL Facility With its Sustainable Design How to Pay for Your Green Roof How Landmark Las Vegas Hotels Save Energy and Water How Toyota Produces 33% of Its Own Electricity Learning How to Cut Emissions From Canada 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. Increase profitability by cleaning smarter and transforming your building into a high performing asset. Get tips from High Performance Building experts Whether it’s earning an IREM credential or increasing your job skills, any goal in property management can be accomplished with IREM education. Click here to visit our website!