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LEED User? LEEDuser.com

Posted July 08, 2009 02:25 PM by Mark Piepkorn
Related Categories: Behind the Scenes, LEED
Word's been filtering out recently about LEEDuser.com, which — marked by today's press release and a notice in the current issue of Environmental Building News — has officially soft-launched in beta with partial content. Registration is free, but only for a while. What is it? The press release explains:
Responding to the need for comprehensive help with the new LEED rating systems that's based on real-world experience, BuildingGreen, LLC, publishers of the widely respected Environmental Building News and GreenSpec Directory, have created LEEDuser with support of the U.S. Green Building Council. This new website, at www.LEEDuser.com, provides credit-by-credit guidance for teams working on LEED certification. Included are clear descriptions of credit requirements, tips to streamline LEED submissions, online calculators, and online user forums related to specific credits. LEEDuser facilitates LEED certification for projects using the five recently launched LEED 2009 rating systems: New Construction, Core & Shell, Schools, Commercial Interiors, and Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance.
Real Life LEED has already weighed in, noting, "If you've been a long time reader of this site you might remember that I think these guys are top-notch, and what I've seen on the site so far gives me no reason to expect anything less from LEEDuser." From the press release:
LEEDuser is available now in beta release with free registration. It already covers the credits that users have found most challenging, and it will continue to expand throughout the summer. Beginning in October 2009 the website will be available by subscription.
For a view from deep inside the project itself, take a look at what one of its technical web developers — our own Brian Fending — wrote. Here's a snippet: "It's INSANE how good this is at delivering the required content... Impossibly awesome and without a single peer in this and many regards."

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1 earth2tech.com gave LEEDuser posted by Mark Piepkorn on 07/09/2009 at 05:30 am

earth2tech.com gave LEEDuser a test drive and interviewed BuildingGreen's president Nadav Malin - see http://earth2tech.com/2009/07/08/lost-over-leed-buildinggreen-launches-s...

2 I took a look at the site - i posted by Jonathan on 07/21/2009 at 06:44 am

I took a look at the site - it is very intuitively laid out, easy to navigate, and the content is great - no surprise, coming from the BuildingGreen folks.

As someone very dissatisfied with the lack of electronic integration of USGBC's reference materials (e.g. can't believe there are no bookmarks or hyperlinks in a 700 page 'e-book), this is going to fill a much needed void.

Looking forward to more!


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