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Explore successful strategies from diverse places and building types.

On Education @USGBC, dozens of case studies share the stories of successful LEED projects and sustainability activities. Learn about strategies that worked, in diverse places and building types, and pick up some continuing education (CE) credits in the process.

Here are just a handful of our recently published case studies:

New USGBC case studies

  • The Alliance Center (1 CE credit): The Alliance Center is a multifaceted nonprofit in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The center transitioned into ongoing LEED for Operations and Maintenance (O+M) certification after their initial 2006 LEED for Interior Design and Construction (ID+C): Commercial Interiors certification. Since then, they have maintained their O+M certifications with the most recent LEED Platinum recertification under LEED v4.1, using Arc.
  • Affordable Community Energy Services (.5 CE credits): ACE is dedicated to providing energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable energy to low-income families, a demographic that is normally unable to obtain high-tech devices from the green energy industry. This case study is related primarily to the sustainable energy part of ACE’s mission.
  • Olympic House (.5 CE credits): The International Olympic Committee's headquarters in Switzerland demonstrates its commitment to sustainability. The building has received LEED Platinum certification under LEED v4, Swiss Sustainable Construction Standard at the Platinum level and Minergie P (the Swiss standard for energy-efficient buildings).
  • HITT Contracting Co|Lab (.5 CE credits): Co|Lab serves as HITT Contracting’s designated space for research and testing, designed to rapidly transform the construction and real estate industries. It earned LEED Platinum certification in 2019 under LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction.
  • RMZ Ecoworld (.5 CE credits): The RMZ Ecoworld complex is located in Bangalore, a major business and technology hub in the south of India. With 14 buildings, RMZ Ecoworld is one of the largest corporate complexes in Southern India. Four of the buildings were recertified using their performance scores in Arc. Initially certified under the LEED India Core and Shell rating system in 2011, the buildings received LEED Gold for recertification.
  • CÍVITA (.5 CE credits): Founded in 2007, CÍVITA is a sustainability consulting firm offering services related to LEED, energy performance, integrated design and commissioning. In this case study, learn about the CÍVITA office in Guadalajara, Mexico, which has achieved LEED Platinum certification under LEED v4.1 O+M for Commercial Interiors.

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