USGBC Launches LEED Volume Program for Operations & Maintenance
June 29, 2011
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that the LEED Volume Program for Operations & Maintenance is now available for existing green building projects. The track, which focuses on operations and maintenance needs, debuted at the 2011 BOMA International Conference held in Washington, D.C.
“With the launch of the Operations & Maintenance track, LEED’s largest users are now able to make a sizable impact in greening their existing building portfolio as well as achieving green design and construction of their new builds,” says Scot Horst, senior vice president, USGBC. “Because existing buildings make up the vast majority of the U.S. building stock and the existing building market is nearly 100 times larger than the new construction market, tools like this are essential to reducing energy consumption from this sector.”
The LEED Volume Program is designed to streamline the certification process for high-volume property owners and managers of existing buildings and new construction projects. The Operations & Maintenance track was shaped by 11 commercial real estate firms, national retailers, hospitality providers, colleges and universities, local and state governments and federal agencies.
More than 625 building projects have certified through the LEED Volume Program.
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