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In LEED 10.8.2014

LEED professionals at a glance: October 2014

LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them? Don't have a credential yet? Learn more about how to become a LEED professional » Hover over the charts below for a dynamic experience.    

In LEED 10.6.2014

LEED certification update: September 2014

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in September 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 147 19 million Commercial Interiors 68 3.2 million Core and Shell 51 20.8 million...

In LEED 10.1.2014

New modules for the LEED web-based reference guide

With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides: web-based. Integrated into the LEED credit library, this resource combines all of the information in the hard copy/pdf versions of the guides with additional videos, tutorials and templates. It was built so that we could continuously add to it, making it a resource that continues to grow. With this quarter’s addenda release, we’ve added three new modules for Homes and Multifamily Midrise...

In LEED 09.29.2014

Federal Guiding Principles for new construction and major renovations

There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings, one set for existing buildings, and    one set for new construction. Did you know that Federal Agencies are required to incorporate the Guiding Principles for New Construction and Major Renovations into all new construction, major renovation, or repair and alternation of Federal Buildings? If you are working on a federal existing building project and need more information...

In LEED 10.8.2014

Onondaga Community College buildings earn LEED Gold certification

Onondaga County is a place known for perfect fall days, but October 7th was an exceptional day when Onondaga Community College (OCC) welcomed Rick Fedrizzi to our campus for a presentation of two LEED Gold plaques for our new SRC Arena and Events Center and the other for the Academic II building. OCC students are the driving force behind so much of the great work happening on our campus. From the work of our architecture and interior design students, to the team that recently won the grand...

In LEED 10.2.2014

Green tools for LEED users: Project certification options

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 10.1.2014

LEED ACPs now available for South America

USGBC has worked closely with members of the LEED International Roundtable in South America to develop Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED 2009 BD&C projects in South America. The ACPs were developed specifically to meet the needs of LEED projects in South America after representatives from Argentina GBC, GBC Brasil, Chile GBC, Colombia GBC, and Peru GBC met with USGBC in Santiago, Chile in September 2013. In Santiago, the South American members of the LEED International Roundtable...

In LEED 09.26.2014

Update: LEED for Homes v2008 energy requirements

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2014, newly registering LEED Homes projects are required to meet new energy requirements. Earlier this year, USGBC members voted in favor of an update to the LEED for Homes v2008 energy requirements, addressing changes made to energy codes over the last three years in the residential construction market sector. This update does not impact LEED Midrise projects. The change affects EA credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance in two ways: The update changes the...

In LEED 10.8.2014

India and the first LEED EB Platinum K-12 school: Pathways School Gurgaon

Pathways School Gurgaon is the first school serving all grades K-12 in the world to achieve LEED-EB Platinum certification from USGBC. Among all educational facilities worldwide who have achieved this top distinction, which includes only one high school and a small number of university projects, Pathways is the highest rated.  Hear from Prashant Jain, director of Sarla Holdings Private Limited which owns Pathways.  "Not only is this a proud moment for us at Pathways,...

In LEED 10.1.2014

LEED addenda release: October 2014

The October 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009. To view the changes: Visit the addenda database and search by 10/1/2014 Visit the credit library and select the "Interpretations” tab within each credit Download the Reference Guide Tables and redlined rating system Interpretations Six new LEED 2009 (10398-10405) and one LEED v4 (10406)...

In LEED 10.1.2014

When consumers talk, businesses listen

These days, I often hear my peers complaining about a perceived lack of agency. For example, midterm elections are predicted to have little affect on partisan gridlock in Congress, and despite a massive public outcry, net-neutrality is still at risk of becoming a thing of the past. The power of the vote and the voice, I am told, is just not what it used to be.  I can certainly empathize with this, but I find it all too often overlooks one outstanding outlet for expression: consumption....

In LEED 09.26.2014

Rick around the world: LEED highlights from Italy

With a last name like Fedrizzi, it’s hard to claim that I’m not just a little biased when it comes my admiration for LEED buildings in Italy.   Today I am honored to deliver the closing keynote speech for REbuild, a meeting and conference dedicated to furthering the important work of sustainable building, and the perfect way to end World Green Building Week.  With so many awesome professionals gathered together today in Trentino, I’d like to brag a little bit...

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