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In LEED 08.3.2015

LEED calculation tool: Ventilation rate procedure compliance

Looking for a simplified solution for demonstrating compliance with Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance in LEED v4/LEED 2009? USGBC has developed a Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance calculator that can be used to demonstrate compliance with ASHRAE 62.1 in LEED BD+C, ID+C and O+M. The calculator works with the following prerequisites and credits: EQ Prerequisite Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance (LEED v4) EQ Credit Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies, Option 2, Strategy B:...

In LEED 07.28.2015

LEED in Motion: Canada just released

In Canada, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are over 30 million gross square meters of LEED space and there are more than 2,200 LEED-certified projects. Canada is the number one market for LEED outside of the U.S. Today we are pleased to present a new report, LEED in Motion: Canada.  Created in 2013, our LEED in Motion reports are designed to equip readers with the insight and perspective they need to understand LEED as a global green...

In LEED 07.23.2015

China's Wanda Group looks to their global future with LEED

To hear Vice President Lai Jianyan of Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.—the world’s largest commercial property owner and operator—put it, the most his company derives from LEED is not the financial benefits, it’s the demonstration of social responsibility for a global company. “It conveys a message to the society through the LEED platform that Wanda commits to sustainable development, environment protection and social responsibility... The social value is followed by...

In LEED 07.16.2015

TAIPEI 101: Beginning the LEED v4 platinum recertification process

When TAIPEI 101 achieved LEED Platinum certification as an existing building in 2011, they knew it was the beginning of a new leadership role, a new relationship with their tenants, and a new definition of standard practice. For an existing building, green isn’t just an adjective used to describe a noun in a single point in time; green is a verb, reflecting continuous action to maintain and improve the environmental performance of the building and how it’s operated. For LEED O+M,...

In LEED 07.31.2015

Nixon Peabody: Raising the green bar among the D.C. bar

Located in a LEED EBOM Gold building, Nixon Peabody’s new Washington, D.C. office is at the forefront of green building technology. To celebrate the opening, the firm recently hosted a panel discussion, “How building green builds neighborhoods.” Kicking off the event, panelists Emily Stiever with DC Sun and Jay Wilson with the D.C. Department of the Environment (DDOE) discussed their initiatives to make solar energy affordable and accessible for all residents in the...

In LEED 07.28.2015

Who in Mexico is using LEED?

LEED professionals are key leaders of the green building industry. Earning a LEED professional credential—including the LEED Green Associate; LEED AP (Accredited Professional); LEED Fellow and various certificate designations—denotes qualified expertise in green building. LEED professional credentials mean much more than just a professional accolade; those who earn them form a network of committed green building practitioners across an array of industries.  As Mexico's...

In LEED 07.22.2015

Top 10 countries for LEED in 2015 [infographic]

There are LEED projects in more than 150 countries and territories, representing every continent except for Antarctica. LEED is being used in highly industrialized nations and newly developing ones, and LEED is helping to demonstrate the enormous power and potential of the emerging green economy. To recognize the countries that are doing the most to catapult green building forward, USGBC has announced its Top 10 Countries for LEED (view the press release), which looks at gross square meters of...

In LEED 07.14.2015

LEED Earth winner: Mexico's first LEED v4 platinum building

Bioconstruccion y Energia Alternativa’ (BEA) is proud to announce that its headquarter offices is the most recent winner of USGBC’s LEED Earth campaign. Aside exuberant biodiversity, lively music and cultural richness, Mexico also plays a key role for the green building movement in Latin America. To date the country accounts for 139 certified and 460 registered LEED endeavors, some of the most innovative and revolutionary buildings in the entire region. From these projects, one...

In LEED 07.30.2015

Green building continues to soar to new heights

A few months ago, I wrote about how LEED projects all over the world are soaring to new heights, profiling five iconic LEED certified global skyscrapers that are industry leaders in green building. This is not a phenomenon unique to these buildings—some of the world's tallest and most historic buildings are continuing to raise the bar by creating better, high-performing buildings that are safe, healthy, inclusive, smart, productive, efficient, resilient, responsive and, above all,...

In LEED 07.24.2015

Energy efficiency in buildings: Are we doing enough?

This article was originally published on iesve.com. Read the original version. A holistic approach to integrated project delivery is something that has been discussed for many years now, but why does the industry still struggle to put this concept into practice? Everyone can see the benefits, however turning theory into practice is not always as easy as it sounds. Governments around the world have introduced legislation and rating systems to try and address this. Rating systems such...

In LEED 07.20.2015

Where in Mexico is LEED being used?

Today, Mexico's architects, construction firms, energy companies, city planners, enterprises and politicians are working together to create the sustainable cities of tomorrow. Mexico is the home to LEED-certified and 460 LEED-registered projects, totaling 13,168,705 gross square meters of space. From hospitality to retail, whether single projects or those using LEED volume certification, the projects in Mexico represent the diversity and breadth inherent in LEED.  Check out a few of Mexico...

In LEED 07.13.2015

LEED in Motion: Mexico just released

With USGBC executives and staff in Mexico this week to discuss green buildings and the future of LEED, as well as to host a LEED technical workshop, we are pleased to present a new report, LEED in Motion: Mexico.  In Mexico, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are over 13.2 million gross square meters of LEED space. LEED can be found in 606 buildings, including corporate offices, retail, schools, hospitals, factories, restaurants, and hotels including...

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