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Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by Marta Dryzmala Posted in LEED

The October 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.

To view the changes:

Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by mdrzymala Posted in LEED

With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides: web-based.

Integrated into the LEED credit library, this resource combines all of the information in the hard copy/pdf versions...

Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

Looking for LEED exam prep?

Study materials for the LEED professional exam, featuring LEED v4 content, are now available for pre-order.

LEED Green Associate exam prep

  • Course: ...

Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

LEED Fellows represent an elite class of accomplished green-building professionals

Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 1, 2014) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its 2014 class of LEED Fellows. This year’s 48...

Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by Sean Fish Posted in LEED

USGBC has worked closely with members of the LEED International Roundtable in South America to develop Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED 2009 BD&C projects in South America.

The ACPs were developed specifically to meet the needs of LEED projects in South America after...

Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in LEED

These days, I often hear my peers complaining about a perceived lack of agency. For example, midterm elections are predicted to have little affect on partisan gridlock in Congress, and despite a massive public outcry,...

Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. – (Sept. 30, 2014) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced today the 11 projects selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods (AGN) grant program.

Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects...

Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

More than 3,700 service projects took place throughout the world with hundreds of thousands of volunteers participating

Washington, DC – (Sept. 29, 2014) – The third annual Green Apple Day...

Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Advocacy and policy

We have reached a new era in the history of green building with Mayor Vincent Gray’s recent announcement that Washington, D.C., has surpassed 100 million square feet of LEED-certified...

Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

This is what democracy looks like.

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of joining the Urban Green Council and over 400,000 other concerned global citizens, including celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, and leaders like UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in the...

Published on 29 Sep 2014 Written by Melissa Gallagher... Posted in LEED

There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings,

  1. one set for existing buildings, and   
  2. one set for new...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Arnold Kee Posted in Industry

Green business in China is already big business, and will get bigger. 

Policy imperatives, driven by population and pollution imperatives, make the expansion of the sustainability sector irrepressible. However, it may be difficult for those new to China to know how to make the most...

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