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Published on 27 May 2016 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

LEED has grown to become the world’s most widely used green building rating system, with nearly 80,000 projects participating in LEED across 162 countries, including more than 32,500 certified commercial projects. As the best model...

Published on 27 May 2016 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in LEED

A home is more than just shelter: it’s the most important building in our lives. So wouldn’t you want a home designed and built with better health and durability in mind?

Meet LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy...

Published on 26 May 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

Charlotte’s newest community just might make you want to put on your red cardigan and start singing, “won’t you be my neighbor?” 

The Brightwalk community was recently certified...

Published on 24 May 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

The deadline to enter the 2015 LEED Homes Awards is fast approaching. Don’t miss an opportunity to showcase your achievements in residential green building by submitting your nomination by this Friday, May 27, 2016. 

The annual...

Published on 19 May 2016 Written by Kelly Worden Posted in LEED

Protecting human health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change has been a focus of the green building movement since its inception. With changing weather patterns and matured understanding of the relationship between...

Published on 19 May 2016 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

At the USGBC Help Center, our goal is to quickly connect you with answers addressing a wide range of topics, including LEED, professional exams and project tools.

Some of our most popular questions revolve around Regional...

Published on 12 May 2016 Written by Julia Pergolini Posted in LEED

May 8–14 marks National Hospital Week. This special occasion is an opportunity to celebrate hospitals and honor the individuals in health care who have devoted their lives to the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

This week also gives USGBC the opportunity to...

Published on 11 May 2016 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

The LEED v4 stories series features the people the behind diverse LEED v4 projects.  Project team members and project owners tell of their experiences—both the wins and the challenges...

Published on 29 Apr 2016 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

In May, the LEED v4 education focus will be on sustainable sites. A building’s impact is not restricted to what's inside it. Between 1982 and 2001, in the United States alone, about 34 million acres (13,759 hectares) of open space—an area the size of Illinois—were lost to...

Published on 28 Apr 2016 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

This article was originally published in the February 2016 issue of IA&B magazine, as "Building Future Capacity for the Green Building Industry: Sustainability and LEED in Higher Education." 

At...

Published on 26 Apr 2016 Written by Sara Cederberg Posted in LEED

Join our free, live webinar for building product manufacturers about LEED v4 Material Ingredients credit compliance.

Earlier this year, USGBC opened the call for product...

Published on 22 Apr 2016 Written by Leticia McCadden Posted in LEED

We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 LEED Homes Awards. 

Did you work on a truly exemplary green home in 2015? Are you a developer or homebuilder who has gone above and beyond with LEED? If...

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