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Published on March 31, 2011 Written by Lane Burt Posted in LEED

Every building professional knows that green building is a process, not an event. As a tool for encouraging green building, LEED reflects that reality, providing recognition of leadership in each part of that process, from design and construction to operations and maintenance.

This is often overlooked when someone refers to a "LEED...

Published on March 25, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in LEED

Last Monday, Congressman Mike Quigley of Illinois 5th Congressional District paid a visit to the home of Jacek Helenowski to get a firsthand look at one of the highest scoring residential LEED for Homes projects to date - and one of the first net-zero energy homes in Chicago. His goal was to see in-person the technology on display in his north...

Published on March 25, 2011 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

Or: How The Turks are Poised to Help Win the Future of Green Building in Europe, Asia and the Middle East

On a recent trip to Istanbul, I was inspired not only by the stunning culture, beauty, dignity and economic vitality of that city but also by its fast-growing commitment to high performance green building. The...

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