Messrs. Metz and Lott were early, and proud, adopters of LEED certified designation for professionals who have wearied of the additional fees and re-certification required of their practices, which they see as little more than a new USGBC profit center.
Moreover, a sense of fairness is at play. When they were accredited, the implied bargain was that the credential would last for life. The revised rules, and their accompanying fees, unfairly change the terms of the relationship. While Lott3Metz remains firmly committed to sustainable design, they are fed up with USGBC’s demand for ongoing tribute.
So instead of bellying up to the cashier window, Greg Metz would like to see, “…what is the next thing? What’s the next LEED that everybody is going to want to have?” Well Greg, the next thing is here. It’s credible, it’s affordable, and it’s SERF.