至少有2项投票通过了LEED v4上诉。

2013年7月2日,美国绿色建筑委员会宣布其成员投票赞成采用LEED v4,这是全球的下一个更新版本’运用最广泛的第三方验证的绿色建筑评估系统。总体投票率为86%,赞成采用LEED v4,远远超过了最低通过票数66.7%。 LEED v4计划在今年11月的Greenbuild会议和展览期间启动。

The 美国GBC policy document entitled, Foundations of LEED , as approved by the 美国GBC Board of Directors 上 July 17, 2009, provides in relevant part, within Appendix 4: Appeals,

Any party with a direct and material interest, who may be adversely affected by actions or inactions inconsistent with the 美国GBC procedures with regard to the development, approval, revision, reaffirmation, or withdrawal of a LEED 绿色建筑 Rating System, may appeal to the 美国GBC Executive Committee of the Board.

申诉必须在提出申诉后的30天内提起。和“仅考虑程序性上诉。”可能的解释“procedural nature”这种情况下的要求可在该政策文件的附录2:投票中找到,该文档中找到了对LEED v4进行投票的程序。

On August 1, 2013 (presumably within 30 days of the July 2, 2013 美国GBC adoption of LEED v4) a group of “appellants” filed an appeal asking the 美国GBC to “在发生的每个地方都获得FSC认证的木材信用” in LEED v4. The 9 上诉人 included the Oregon Forest Industries Council, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and Weyerhaeuser. 副本在这里.

同样在2013年8月1日,贸易协会乙烯基协会(Vinyl Institute),其成员负责国内大部分PVC(乙烯基)生产,并向LEED v4 MRc4材料披露提出质疑。& Optimization “建立产品披露和优化–材料成分” credit. 副本在这里.

美国GBC’s policies require “在收到书面上诉请求后的30个日历日内,”执行委员会必须对确认的上诉做出回应,并确定将采取何种行动解决上诉。如果上诉人对执行委员会不满意’为了在不举行听证会的情况下解决上诉,上诉人可以在收到中立上诉后的15个工作日内,在中立的上诉小组之前要求举行听证会。最后,执行委员会将在收到上诉小组后30天内以书面形式做出决定’s recommendation.

With the 30 days, from the date the 2 known appeals (are there other appeals?) were received having now run, it is reasonable to assume 美国GBC has identifying what act it will undertake to resolve the appeals. 美国GBC certainly anticipated that LEED v4 would be appealed and no doubt has the mechanism in place to attempt to resolve the appeals before the November launch.

While to date 美国GBC has been silent about the appeals, not even publicly acknowledging that they exist, few have heard the tree fall in the forest, but there is no metaphysical debate, these appeals exist and the substantive issues are real. It is to be expected that in the coming days, the organization will want to publicly demonstrate its “公正处理实质性和程序性申诉的现实可行的申诉机制” (the ANSI standard). Look for the 美国GBC response 上 this blog ..