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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.

To view the changes:

Published on 16 Apr 2017 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

In this recurring feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in the first quarter of 2017, broken out by achievement...

Published on 13 Apr 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Give your green building career a boost, and make earning a LEED AP credential your next professional goal.

In today’s global job market, LEED APs are recognized as experts with a deep technical background in a...

Published on 13 Apr 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

In addition to building certification, LEED includes a certification for cities to measure and improve performance, focusing on outcomes from ongoing sustainability efforts.

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Published on 11 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

If you're involved in the green building industry, or you're just passionate about sustainable communities, you probably know about LEED. But what about when your friends or colleagues ask about LEED? Have you ever wished you had some facts...

Published on 10 Apr 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In our previous article...

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

USGBC's pilot credit library facilitates the introduction of new credits to the LEED rating systems. The process allows projects to test more innovative credits that haven't...

Published on 03 Apr 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In our previous article,...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Roger Limoges Posted in LEED

We’re building the first ever LEED-certified orphanage and children’s center in Haiti.

How it started

Immediately following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, USGBC’s former president, CEO and founding chair,...

Published on 28 Mar 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

USGBC has recently been publishing updates to our "Getting Started With" series on the various LEED rating systems. Those are great for finding links to the...

Published on 27 Mar 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In our previous article, we...

Published on 21 Mar 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

USGBC's LEED in Motion reports share data on LEED certification in various industry sectors, as well as geographical locations....

Published on 20 Mar 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In a previous article, we...

Published on 14 Mar 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Did you know that LEED doesn't just work for buildings, but it works for cities and communities too?

In addition to building certification, LEED also includes a certification pilot structured for cities to measure and improve performance, focusing on outcomes from ongoing sustainability...

Published on 14 Mar 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED Addenda are issued regularly to update USGBC's LEED rating systems and reference guides with any changes or improvements. They clarify, correct, interpret or provide alternative language to the current rating system guidance....

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