LEED registration and certification fees
I just saw the anouncement that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCiThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).) has scheduled an increase in its LEED registration and certification fees for January 10, 2010. Some fees (like the one for registration) will double! Here is a BuildingGreen.com blog I just wrote about it, and here is the GBCI announcement with the full fee schedule.
What do you think about this? Will this change your project's calculus on the value of LEED certification, in the current economy? Seems to me that GBCI has been instituting a more rigorous certification process, and that's got to cost something, but it seems like the timing here is unfortunate.