May 23, 2010 Leave a comment
According to a story I just read on Washington Business Journal, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) certification affiliate is making plans to bring the process for reviewing green building applications back in house after some in the builder community raised doubts about its effectiveness. The plan was previously attempted about a year ago.
The Green Building Certification Institute, which began contracting out the review process for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification last April, plans to resume management over a bulk of LEED application reviews in the next two years. For the past year, in an effort to cut down a growing backlog of applications and slash months-long delays in review times, the institute had been contracting out the review and quality-control processes to 10 outside organizations that specialize in general certification consulting, as opposed to the green building niche. Read more of this post