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Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

Have you met the new LEED Online platform? Built to provide a smoother and faster user experience, it was released in December 2013 for teams registering LEED v4, LEED for Homes and Campus projects.

USGBC is now extending access to LEED 2009 commercial projects.   

On...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Kevin Hydes Posted in LEED

I admit it, I too get comfortable with the way things are. It requires so little mental effort to just keep on doing what you’re doing and getting what you get. But if you aspire to be a leader, if you're determined to make a difference, you have to jerk yourself out of your comfort...

Published on 12 Dec 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

USGBC has just launched the latest installment in our popular LEED in Motion report series, LEED in Motion: India. The report provides a far-reaching account of the factors that have led to nearly 2,000 buildings...

Published on 10 Dec 2014 Written by Sarah Alexander Posted in LEED

Green building thrives on collaboration between team members. After all, buildings are complex systems and it may not always be clear how the LEED requirements apply to your project. GBCI recognizes the valuable role that collaborative communication can play in helping your team work...

Published on 09 Dec 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

On Feb. 25, 2015, the LEED AP Neighborhood Development (ND) exam will begin featuring LEED v4 content and project experience assessment. (The LEED Green Associate and other LEED AP exams were already updated to reflect the v4 rating system in June 2014; ...

Published on 08 Dec 2014 Posted in LEED

Water is one of the world’s most valuable and essential natural resources. In Peru, water is a scarce resource and on average Peruvians have to spend a staggering S/.10.00 Soles per cubic liter (USD$4.00). Compounding the problem is a lack of wastewater standards and regulations. Peru...

Published on 05 Dec 2014 Written by Joel Todd Posted in LEED

This article is co-authored by Joel Ann Todd, chair of the LEED Steering Committee from 2009 through 2013, and Susan Kaplan, President and Founder of...

Published on 03 Dec 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in October 2014, 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 directory...

Published on 26 Nov 2014 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably picture family, turkey, stuffing and perhaps football. Those are the first things that come to mind for me as well.

When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably also think about the things you are grateful for, and this Thanksgiving I'm...

Published on 20 Nov 2014 Posted in LEED

This article first appeared on Cisco's Technology News Site, The Network. 

When Hillary Clinton landed in New Delhi in 2009, she drove from the airport to...

Published on 19 Nov 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

It’s an easy decision to pursue LEED when you’re the building owner and it’s your building. But what happens when your building is a shopping mall? Suddenly, it’s not just your decision, and you need to convince your tenants to pursue LEED.

In the case of the...

Published on 18 Nov 2014 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in LEED

Can’t decide between LEED v4 and LEED 2009?

USGBC recently announced that it was moving the registration deadline of LEED 2009, allowing users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June...

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