The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that LEED 2009 (including the new LEED Online) will launch officially on April 27, 2009. The same date will see the transition of LEED project registration and certification to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the third party that also administers the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential.

With the administration of the LEED AP credential having transitioned to GBCI in 2008, several versions of previous LEED AP exams will be retired and new versions introduced.

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