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Published on 23 Jun 2017 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

The application period for new LEED committee members is open through August 31, 2017. In honor of that, USGBC will be bringing you stories and perspectives from members of the various...

Published on 20 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED is the go-to green building rating system for architects and builders worldwide. But in the quest to make our entire environment healthier and more sustainable, there are also other, specialized ways to achieve our goals—such as...

Published on 15 Jun 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Tens of thousands of sustainability professionals worldwide have earned their LEED Green Associate credential as a way to take their career to the next level and demonstrate their green building expertise. From our own LEED Green...

Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED v4 is the newest version of LEED, more specialized and designed for a better user experience. Its credits and prerequisites raise the bar on green building, improving the fundamentals of previous versions while offering...

Published on 05 Jun 2017 Written by Roger Platt Posted in LEED

LEED for Cities, USGBC's pilot certification system, is a dynamic assessment tool for increasing sustainability and quality of life at both the city and community levels. Delivered through...

Published on 01 Jun 2017 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, with projects in 165 countries and territories, and we need your expertise and commitment to grow...

Published on 30 May 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Are you a professional with LEED project experience? LEED AP with specialty credentials show that you're a leader in the green building field. Having "LEED AP" next...

Published on 23 May 2017 Written by Kay Killmann Posted in LEED

Last week, GBCI, the certifying body for all projects participating in the globally recognized LEED green building rating system, ...

Published on 22 May 2017 Written by Leticia McCadden Posted in LEED

Did you work on a truly exemplary green home in 2016? Are you a developer or homebuilder who has gone above and beyond with LEED? If so, we want to turn the spotlight on your great work.

The LEED Homes Awards recognize architects,...

Published on 19 May 2017 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in LEED

USGBC offers a resource for LEED project teams on prevention through design: a set of two webinars available on Education @USGBC.

The concept of "prevention...

Published on 16 May 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Beyond being a game-changing green building rating system, LEED is now also a way to certify whole cities and communities. Make your city an environmentally friendly place that is...

Published on 09 May 2017 Written by Trevyr Meade Posted in LEED

Does your LEED v4 O+M or BD+C project include a parking structure? If so, you may already be well on your way to also achieving...

Published on 02 May 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED volume certification  was created in 2011 to streamline the certification process for organizations looking to apply LEED across a portfolio of multiple projects by focusing...

Published on 01 May 2017 Written by Adam Jonash Posted in LEED

The California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) is the nation’s first statewide mandatory green building code, covering nearly all residential and nonresidential construction in California....

Published on 26 Apr 2017 Written by Caitlin McGrellis Posted in LEED

GBCI is recruiting volunteer subject matter experts to assist with the annual exam update activities of the following credentials: 

  • LEED Green Associate
  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED AP Homes
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • ...

Published on 25 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Every year, USGBC does a rundown of the top 10 countries (besides the United States) and the top 10 U.S. states leading the way in LEED-certified buildings. It's our way of highlighting the progress these places are making in ...

Published on 18 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Did you know that over 100,000 LEED-certified projects are searchable in our project directory on usgbc.org? Sortable by rating system and keyword, the directory showcases many of...

Published on 17 Apr 2017 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

The April 2017 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.

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