Anyone can comment after registering at the organization’s Web site

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently began soliciting comments on the first draft of the LEED for New Construction Rating System (LEED-NC), version 2.2. The first public comment period opened Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, and will last through Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at 5 p.m. PST.

The new version contains substantial changes to credits and does require balloting. The changes proposed in this version of the rating system wouldn’t apply to currently registered LEED-NC version 2.0 or 2.1 projects or any projects that register prior to the release of version 2.2.

Anyone can comment on this draft after registering a site user profile on the USGBC Web site, www.usgbc.org.