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Published on 19 Feb 2015 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in Industry

LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?

Don't have a...

Published on 19 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

On July 1, 2015, the LEED AP Homes exam will begin featuring LEED v4 content and project experience assessment. (The LEED Green Associate, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP ID+C, and LEED AP O+M exams were already updated to reflect the v4 rating system in June 2014; ...

Published on 18 Feb 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Feb. 3, 2015, representatives from USGBC national joined members of the newly formed USGBC Greater Virginia Chapter at the capital in Richmond to participate in Clean Energy Lobby Day. Green building and energy efficiency were on the agenda...

Published on 18 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Sustainability is not a one-time treatment or product. Instead, green building is a process that applies to buildings, their sites, their interiors, their operations, and the communities in which they are situated. The process of green building flows throughout the entire life-cycle of a project...

Published on 18 Feb 2015 Written by Sam Pobst Posted in Education

This excerpt below was originally published in a research paper on Jan. 7, 2015. Read the complete paper.

The 3.8 billion years of evolution of the DNA...

Published on 18 Feb 2015 Written by Courtney Baker Posted in Industry

The efficiency and cost effectiveness of residential solar is approaching a tipping point where homeowners should be asking themselves why they haven’t yet adopted the technology.

Far from past eras when residential solar was an expensive hobby for energy geeks,...

Published on 17 Feb 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

You may have missed the recent announcement from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that energy consumption by the federal government is at its lowest point since 1975. This is, as some would say, a big...

Published on 17 Feb 2015 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in LEED

 Products, products everywhere but which ones score me points?

As in the early days of LEED, finding all the products you need for the new building product disclosure and...

Published on 17 Feb 2015 Written by Lorraine Alexander Posted in Community

Leadership. Too often, we shy away from the word leadership. The word conjures up images of an unreachable status. So how do we develop leadership skills?

There is no application process, no rite of passage, no magic button to apply. It's a way of being. Leadership begins within.

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Published on 17 Feb 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in International

Felipe Faria, managing director of Green Building Council Brasil, has been involved in promoting LEED in Brazil since 2007. One of his main accomplishments has been making Brazil one of the top five markets in the world for LEED as well as influencing the greening of international sporting...

Published on 17 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

What is LEED ID+C?

As humans, we spend 90% of our time indoors. That time should be spent in spaces that allow us to breathe easy, give us views of nature and daylight, and make us healthier and more productive.

LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) enables...

Published on 16 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

In honor of Presidents' Day, we'd like to celebrate two presidents who have championed the environment through building LEED-certified presidential centers and libraries.

Through their commitment to conservation and sustainability, President Bill Clinton and President George...

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