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September 2012

Published on September 30, 2012 Written by Sara Cederberg Posted in LEED

The Oct. 1 quarterly addenda to the LEED 2009 rating systems and reference guides and latest LEED Interpretations are now available: Search for entries. The fastest way to see all changes is to search by 10/1/2012 in the database.

This quarter, we published 34 new...

Published on September 26, 2012 Written by Melissa Baker Posted in LEED

If you were asked to visualize your ideal place for healing from illness or injury, what comes to mind? A peaceful, bright space with lots of daylight? Beautiful views of nature or access to the outdoors? Plenty of roomfor visiting family and friends? A comfortable setting where you aren’t too hot or too cold?

Today’s state-of-the-art...

Published on September 6, 2012 Written by Chris Pyke Posted in LEED
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Reducing the costs and environmental impacts of excessive energy use is the focus of owners, investors, occupants, policy makers, and many other stakeholders.

Sometimes, we are asked about where “the” energy data is for LEED projects. The truth is that energy data is complex and multi-faceted, and LEED has evolved...