It seems I have been writing a lot about LEED lately. Probably because nearly every project we feature in the Engineered Systems is LEED certified. It really is the way of the future, and the program continues to evolve. Now comes word from the USGBC that it is changing its LEED certification process. A 30-day online public comment period ended June 22, and the new version, dubbed LEED 2009, is slated to debut in January.

LEED 2009 will reorganize the commercial rating systems by consolidating, aligning and updating them into one system that's "simpler and more elegant and committed to continuous improvement," said USGBC spokeswoman Ashley Katz.

Read all about the new certification process here.