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In LEED 11.4.2014

Green tools for federal compliance assessment

We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes. With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you. Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals efficiently. Federal compliance assessment Working on a project for a federal agency? Odds...

In LEED 10.27.2014

Your LEED project is certified! Here's how you can start promoting it

Once your LEED project has earned certification, it’s likely that you’ll want to tell the world, and you should. LEED certification benefits your bottom line and underscores your sustainability efforts. It’s a cause for celebration! Take the first step and request to receive a formal certificate of recognition, and you can choose to order LEED plaques and certificates. LEED certificates and plaques All LEED-certified projects will receive a high-resolution download of their...

In LEED 10.21.2014

USGBC announces plan for new Supply Chain Optimization Group

Today, from the Materials and Health Summit at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, USGBC announced the forward plan for the newly constituted Supply Chain Optimization Working Group. The working group was approved by USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee (LSC) last week, and it's members include chemical suppliers, building product manufacturers, design teams, producers of raw materials, academics and government entities along with USGBC staff. “The formation of the...

In LEED 10.16.2014

Alternative Compliance Paths continue to localize LEED

LEED is the only globally consistent green building rating tool. This consistency provides a platform to share best practice in building around the world. But because environmental and climate conditions, codes, standards and laws vary in different places, we have developed Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) to recognize those differences while achieving the same credit intent and requirements. These credit options are available for commercial projects pursuing LEED 2009...

In LEED 11.4.2014

LEED certification update: October 2014

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in October 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the LEED project directory for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world. Rating System Projects Certified Square Footage Certified New Construction 172 20.6 million Commercial Interiors 62 2.3 million Core and Shell 33 8.9 million Existing...

In LEED 10.27.2014

Green tools for LEED service providers

We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes. With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you. Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals. Check out the options below that will help you enhance your business and apply LEED...

In LEED 10.20.2014

What’s new for LEED for Neighborhood Development?

We’ve always said that LEED is more than a collection of credits—it’s a system supported by a suite of built-in support mechanisms. In the case of LEED v4 for Neighborhood Development, we’ve redesigned the supporting infrastructure to further strengthen the rating system. The result is a new approach to certification for LEED ND project teams supported by an updated set of tools: New LEED ND reference guide (available Oct 21, 2014) Updated Documentation forms So...

In LEED 10.16.2014

The LEED Dynamic Plaque proves that design makes the difference

Design is defined as “an intentional purposeful plan.” To me, that always has meant that the quality of the design has to do with the dimensions that it addresses. The better the design, the greater the dimensions. Good design is beautiful and functional but also responsible and natural. Great design is transformational. USGBC’s passion for design is evident in the LEED Dynamic Plaque. That’s why we were overjoyed to be one of 51 design entries, along with IDEO, selected...

In LEED 10.29.2014

LEED in Motion: Retail — Nike spotlight

Nike Store: Buenos Aires, Argentina LEED for Commercial Interiors: Gold Certified January 2013 LEED certification is the way Nike is able to verify and track its sustainability efforts and confirm that overall goals are being met. Nike states: “LEED is both rigorous and the most globally recognized green building certification platform available. Its global presence and application allow us to compare each store equally no matter the geography that it lives in. It is also recognized by...

In LEED 10.23.2014

Just released LEED in Motion: Retail—Building a better global marketplace

The global marketplace, our world’s unfathomably vast network of goods and services, cash and currency, has always been about much, much more than money alone. From the earliest days of bartering to our present-day e-commerce economy, the products we sell and the purchases we make are a reflection of core human values: quality, integrity, honesty. That’s why centuries-old retailers take so much pride in their craftsmanship and tradition, and that’s why new small...

In LEED 10.20.2014

Become a LEED Integrative Process Working Group member: Call open through Nov. 23

The USGBC call is now open for self-nominations of qualified volunteers to serve on the Integrative Process Working Group. Apply today through Nov. 23, 2014 To be eligible, applicants must be employees of a USGBC member organization. The working group will need representation from companies with expertise in facilitation, project coordination and stakeholder engagement.  While integrative process has always been at the core of LEED, the Integrative Process credits in LEED...

In LEED 10.16.2014

Green tools for LEED users: LEED apps and the LEED Dynamic Plaque

We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes. With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you. Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals. Tools If you're looking to improve your LEED experience, check out the following...

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