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U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: Residential Markets Update

LEED for Homes Snapshot:     1,557 Certified | 9,075 Registered | 38 Providers 

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Moving on Up!

The USGBC family has grown so fast over the last two years that we have outgrown our current LEED Platinum space! Come visit us after March 16 in our amazing new space at 2101 L St NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20037.

CaGBC Releases LEED Canada for Homes

Last week, the Canadian Green Building Council released its Canada-specific version of USGBC's LEED for Homes Rating System. LEED Canada for Homes maintains the techincal rigor of the U.S. version, while customizing some credits and thresholds to address the uniqueness of the Candian marketplace. One notable addition is a third compliance path to Energy and Atmosphere credit 1, which allows projects to use the Canadia-specific ERS performance testing process in place of the U.S. HERS system.

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New Homes Providers Off and Running

USGBC's newly selected crop of LEED for Homes Provider organizations attended a two-day training in D.C. late last month, boning up on quality assurance requirements, documentation rules, and other details of the LEED for Homes delivery model. This brings the ranks of U.S.-based Provider organizations to 38, more than three times the number of active Providers just one year ago.

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Using REGREEN at Home or for Work?

It has been just over a year since the release of the REGREEN Guidelines, developed in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers. As we continue to build out marketing support for REGREEN, we want to hear from you! Have you downloaded the REGREEN Guidelines and used the concepts, tips and strategies in your home renovation or retrofit project? If you have, and are interested in helping us create a robust suite of REGREEN project profiles, please contact [email protected] for more information and to take a quick survey.

 

 

 

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