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Published on 25 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Many of the elements of green building are not new or even unique. Before the widespread availability of inexpensive fossil fuels for energy use and transportation, builders understood the principles of passive design, capturing sunlight and wind for natural lighting, heating, and cooling. In...

Published on 19 Feb 2015 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Industry

Since 2012, the Urban Green Council, the New York City chapter of USGBC, has been annually recognizing the best of the best in the greening of existing buildings at its annual EBie Awards. These awards showcase the impactful and innovative work that...

Published on 19 Feb 2015 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in Industry

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?

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Published on 19 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

On July 1, 2015, the LEED AP Homes exam will begin featuring LEED v4 content and project experience assessment. (The LEED Green Associate, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP ID+C, and LEED AP O+M exams were already updated to reflect the v4 rating system in June 2014; ...

Published on 18 Feb 2015 Written by Courtney Baker Posted in Industry

The efficiency and cost effectiveness of residential solar is approaching a tipping point where homeowners should be asking themselves why they haven’t yet adopted the technology.

Far from past eras when residential solar was an expensive hobby for energy geeks,...

Published on 09 Feb 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Industry

USGBC has just announced its 2014 Top 10 States for LEED, which highlights the states around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data...

Published on 02 Feb 2015 Written by Nicholas Firmand Posted in Industry

Are you interested in becoming a LEED Fellow? Your time is now. USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2015 class of LEED Fellows. (...

Published on 02 Feb 2015 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Industry

The following is excerpted from ARCHITECT magazine's piece, "The Performing Arts." Read the full article

Gathering data to change occupant behavior is...

Published on 02 Feb 2015 Written by Nicholas Firmand Posted in Industry

The LEED Fellow designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

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Published on 30 Jan 2015 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

The LEED Dynamic Plaque, our platform for measuring building performance, recently took a trip to London.

UK-based design magazine ...

Published on 30 Jan 2015 Written by Kate Hurst Posted in Industry

Greenbuild 2014 was all about Leadership Jazz. Members of the green building community and beyond gathered for Greenbuild in New Orleans from Oct. 22-24 for the building industry's premier event. The music of the green movement was undeniable, and the Big Easy was the...

Published on 22 Jan 2015 Written by Darlene Pope Posted in Industry

Green is good. It’s good for the environment, and it’s good for business. In the real estate business, having a “green building” means constructing and operating it in a way that benefits the environment—and also benefits the bottom line. Tenants are happier and...

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