USGBC and GBCI are extending the LEED v3 certification deadline from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
The additional year to submit for review is aimed at easing the burden of COVID-19 pandemic project schedule delays. LEED v3 includes all LEED 2009 rating systems.
LEED 2009 is currently closed for registration, but open for certification. To move to the newest versions of the rating system, LEED v4 and LEED v4.1, ahead, USGBC closed registration under LEED 2009 in October 2016.
“In addition to having more time to complete LEED 2009 certification projects, project teams also have the option to upgrade to LEED v4 or LEED v4.1 with no additional fees,” according to a USGBC news release. “Our expert team will guide any projects that choose to make this switch with one-on-one support.”