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Published on 16 Apr 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

The World Bank building in South Sudan had its challenges. The site was located in an area with no electricity supply, access to local building materials were few and far between, not to mention that during the design and entire construction period the client for the building was based in...

Published on 16 Apr 2014 Written by Nils Kok Posted in LEED

Last week the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), launched its 2014 Survey. The release marks the fifth consecutive year that GRESB has been working to provide institutional investors with timely and actionable information about property companies and private equity funds....


Our 21st year

Published on 14 Apr 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in LEED

Turning 21 years old marks an important right of passage, at least here in the U.S. You’re now officially old enough to do a few things you were probably already doing anyway. Hopefully, now that you can do them legally, you’ve also figured out how to do them more...

Published on 14 Apr 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

We know. "In The Know" took a several week long — unannounced — hiatus. Maggie and I apologize, but we have been working on a number of international efforts that have kept us occupied!

In short, we’re back, so is...

Published on 09 Apr 2014 Written by Casey Studhalter Posted in LEED

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee has proven that sustainable, supportive and healthy communities aren’t limited to the nation’s top zip codes or tony neighborhoods.  The Westlawn Gardens ...

Published on 08 Apr 2014 Written by Ashley White Posted in LEED

As part of the LEED, Materials and Health Initiative, six Senior Materials Research Fellows have joined the team to help deepen the...

Published on 08 Apr 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in LEED

At USGBC, we've had no shortage of notable milestones of late. Beyond the launch of LEED v4 in November, an extraordinary accomplishment that's poised to push the green building industry to new heights, we also certified our...

Published on 07 Apr 2014 Written by Christopher Law Posted in LEED

A reminder for those interested in working with volunteer experts in the development and maintenance of the LEED rating system:

The current LEED Committee Call for Volunteers is scheduled to close on Thursday, April 10th at 5:00 pm PST. This...

Published on 07 Apr 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

You did it! Congratulations!

You decided to become a LEED professional, you took the exam, and passed!

Now what?

Earn CE hours to fulfill your credential maintenance

Under the Credential...

Published on 03 Apr 2014 Posted in LEED

April 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. 

There are two ways to view the changes:

Published on 02 Apr 2014 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in LEED

In January, we published an article on credit substitutions. Based on interest, we now have additional substitutions available for LEED for Homes and Multifamily Midrise, as well as a new pilot alternative...

Published on 01 Apr 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Starting on June 30, 2014, the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system — and the candidate handbooks are now available to help you prepare.

  • The last day to take the credential exams with LEED v2009 content will be ...

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