By Grey Lee

USGBC just released a series of new tools for people to use on O+M projects – templates and frameworks of best practices to achieve the LEED Certification more easily.


LEED is more than just a set of requirements: it’s a comprehensive program supported by a suite of tools and resources. With LEED v4, in addition to working on the rating systems, USGBC also focused a great deal of attention on the customer experience – that would be us, the users of LEED.  The development process did not end with LEED v4 being launched. USGBC is still looking for new ways to add support for project teams.
Plan and policy templates 
The mothership created templates for the plans and policies required in the LEED v4 Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) rating systems. These templates serve as examples of plans and policies that meet the requirements of the credits. They enable you to implement the operations and maintenance best practices in your building and be confident that those practices meet the LEED requirements. A similar set of templates for use with the existing buildings rating system in LEED 2009 is coming soon (although you should just get going with v4 already!).
The plan and policy templates are available free of cost in the credit library for all project teams to download, elaborate on, customize for your building, and submit as part of your project documentation:
Learn about other updates to LEED resources and tools:
Thank you to Megan Sparks, USGBC Manager of Program Integration, for the original posting
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