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Published on 05 Mar 2015 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.

In our previous article, we listed the prerequisites, credits, and...

Published on 05 Mar 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

2014’s Top 10 States have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will...

Published on 05 Mar 2015 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

The following is excerpted from Property Biz Canada. Read the full article

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Published on 04 Mar 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in January 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. 

Be sure to check out USGBC's LEED project...

Published on 04 Mar 2015 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in LEED

I want to take a moment to honor my home state, the great Commonwealth of Virginia, for being a leader in green building. 

All across the state – from the Governor to our mayors and from CEOs to our community advocates – courageous leaders are making the state a better...

Published on 04 Mar 2015 Written by Amy Hedgepeth Posted in LEED

Better buildings are our legacy. Which is why at USGBC we care about what our floors are made of. Not only does it matter for our building's LEED certification level, but it matters for our daily lives in the office. Air quality, lighting and comfort effect each of us everyday. That's why we are...

Published on 02 Mar 2015 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in LEED

All across Latin America, LEED projects are on the rise. The region is now home to more than 600 LEED certified projects with more than 1,900 in the pipeline. It seems that no matter where you go it's a universal message that going green helps save some green.

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Published on 02 Mar 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

What is LEED ND?

Is your local grocery store within walking distance… and is there a sidewalk for you to trek there safely? Does your neighborhood boast high-performing green buildings, parks and green space? Do bikes, pedestrians and vehicles play nicely together on the road?...

Published on 27 Feb 2015 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

I could not be prouder of the Land of Lincoln. 

For the second year in a row, my home state of Illinois has topped the list of states with the most LEED-certified gross square footage per capita certified during the year....

Published on 26 Feb 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

2014’s Top 10 States have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will...

Published on 26 Feb 2015 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED. 

In a previous article, we explained the difference...

Published on 23 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

What is LEED for Homes?

A home is more than just shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building—but especially homes.

Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating...

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