LEED-EBOM Revisions Now Available for Public Comment
November 20, 2010
– November 21, 2010 - The Ashkin Group has been selected to help the U.S. Green
Building Council (USGBC) gather comments regarding revisions to the Version 3
LEED-EBOM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Existing Buildings
Operations and Maintenance).
USGBC, LEED-EBOM helps building owners and managers measure building
operations, including cleaning and maintenance issues, with the goal of
maximizing efficiency while minimizing the environmental impact of the
criteria incorporates a whole-building approach to cleaning and maintenance
issues and includes such things as recycling programs employed in the facility,
exterior maintenance programs, and other systems and procedures related to
building maintenance operations.
Many of the
revisions currently being reviewed by USGBC will likely become prerequisites
for the standards, which are scheduled to be put into place in the next 12 to
Just as was done
in January of this year, The Ashkin Group has developed a special website
allowing cleaning professionals to comment on the suggested revisions. That
site is located at: www.ashkinleedeb.com.
something we must all pay very close attention to,” says Stephen Ashkin,
president of The Ashkin Group and Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC.
“LEED-EBOM is very important for our industry and our customers because
cleaning and maintenance issues are front and center for those facilities
seeking LEED-EBOM certification.”
Because of its
importance, Ashkin is encouraging all cleaning professionals to review the
revisions and comment on them as soon as they are posted on his firm’s special
more than 700 people commented on the revisions, which was really impressive,”
he says. “I am hopeful, especially now that we are reaching the end of the
public-comment process, that at least that many will again review and comment