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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." 

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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 21 Apr 2016 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in LEED

Illegal logging is a pervasive and global problem. This practice includes removing trees from protected areas, failing to pay taxes and fees for timber, cutting protected species, stealing wood from the rightful owners and/or removing more timber than allowed from a given area. It causes...

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

LEED professional credentials are a mark of excellence within the green building marketplace, illustrating that the credential holder has a documented, up-to-date understanding of the latest industry principles and practices....

Published on 18 Apr 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

At the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, we place a high priority on measuring and understanding the current state of higher education and identifying tactics for how we can transform our existing campuses to be sustainable...

Published on 18 Apr 2016 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in LEED

Are you a sustainability practitioner who cares deeply about the human health and social impacts of buildings and communities? Interested in exploring alternative strategies for evaluating indoor air quality in LEED projects?

Don’t miss your chance to join the LEED Social Equity...

Published on 14 Apr 2016 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

Sustainability is not new to China. Over the last five years, I have witnessed firsthand the evolution of the green building movement and the great accomplishments that have been made in China. China is now the second largest market for LEED outside of the United States—and in mainland...

Published on 14 Apr 2016 Posted in LEED

As part of the April 2016 addenda release, USGBC introduced two LEED Interpretations that allow projects to leverage their ...

Published on 14 Apr 2016 Written by Cecilia Shutters Posted in LEED

In this recurring feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity since January 21, 2016, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. ...

Published on 13 Apr 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

The 2015 Top 10 States list honors transformative efforts at the state level to create healthier, more energy- and water-efficient places to live, learn, work and play. In 2015...

Published on 11 Apr 2016 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in LEED

The call for volunteers to join a newly created Indoor Air Assessment Working Group and the Social Equity Working Group closes on Monday, April 18, at 5:00 p.m. PST...

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