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LinkLine: Spring 2006

LEED-NC Version 2.2 Added to SpecLink

Because new projects may not be registered under the previous version of LEED-NC after January 1, 2006, SpecLink now references Version 2.2 exclusively. Extensive changes have been made to the LEED Credit Summary and LEED Requirements sections, as well as other sections addressing LEED credits and prerequisites. Although Version 2.2 was presented as an update, both major and minor changes are involved, and in many more credits than initially apparent. All of the specification sections that address the changed criteria have been updated.

In addition, two new sections have been added: Cork Flooring and Bamboo Flooring, both of which have potential to address MR credits for rapidly renewable material content. Users intending to register their project to Version 2.2 should be sure to obtain the new Reference Guide for this edition, since it contains different mandatory material than the earlier Reference Guide.