Brattleboro, VT (July 08, 2009)—
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 the 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.
“Our goal with LEEDuser is to demystify LEED while supporting projects in achieving the highest possible environmental goals,” said BuildingGreen President and longtime LEED faculty member Nadav Malin, LEED AP. LEEDuser achieves those goals with diagrams illustrating key aspects of each prerequisite and credit, an extensive checklist of insider tips, and suggestions to help with project certification. It also provides the official LEED credit language in an accessible online format, and a documentation toolkit with templates, calculators, and samples of typical completed LEED submittals.
“A lot has changed with LEED 2009,” said Malin. “LEEDuser will substantially simplify the submission process, saving time and avoiding confusion.” BuildingGreen is creating LEEDuser with the consultants at YRG Sustainability and a host of other LEED experts and topic-area specialists. The creators of LEEDuser have experience on hundreds of design teams for LEED-certified buildings, as LEED trainers, and as LEED certification reviewers.
LEEDuser is available now in beta release with free registration at www.LEEDuser.com. 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 more information, visit www.LEEDuser.com.
BuildingGreen, LLC, has provided the building industry with quality information on sustainable design and construction since its founding in 1985. Publications of the Brattleboro, Vermont company include Environmental Building News (launched in 1992 as the first North American publication focused on green building), GreenSpec® (a print and online directory of green building products), and the residential design and construction resource GreenBuildingAdvisor.com. For information, visit www.BuildingGreen.com or call 802-257-7300.
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