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BICSI promotes LEED credit development


November 10, 2008
By Alyssa Dalton

BICSI—an association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry—is working with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to develop strategies for the recognition of technology infrastructure-related innovation credits in the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Reps
from BICSI met with USGBC back in March to create an awareness of the
ITS industry’s manufacturers and contractors with products and
processes that could apply for LEED credits—if only technology credits
were to become a part of the existing LEED rating system.




USGBC
suggested BICSI create a consortium of industry reps to create the
necessary technology credits for LEED. The members of this consortium
have already made comments on where possible technology credits could
be included in the Innovation in Design section of LEED 2009.