LEED articles http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed en Where in Canada is LEED being used? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/where-canada-leed-being-used <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim-canada-a_0.png?1440622028" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, Canada's architects, construction firms, energy companies, city planners, enterprises and politicians are working together to create the sustainable cities of tomorrow. &nbsp;</p> <p>Canada is the home to over 2,200 LEED-certified projects, totaling over 30 million gross square meters of space. From hospitality to retail, whether single projects or those using LEED volume certification, the projects in Canada represent the diversity and breadth inherent in LEED.</p> <p>Check out a few of Canada's&nbsp;most impressive projects below.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/where-canada-leed-being-used" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/where-canada-leed-being-used#comments LEED Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:47:08 +0000 Nora Knox 8085968 at http://www.usgbc.org Citibank brings LEED to Honduras, making it the newest LEED Earth winner http://www.usgbc.org/articles/citibank-brings-leed-honduras-making-it-newest-leed-earth-winner <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-earth-winner-honduras-a_0.png?1440171027" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Consistently, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/citi?view=overview" target="_blank">Citibank</a> remains a global leader in the realm of sustainable construction with over 200 plus LEED-certified spaces worldwide. In South America alone, Citibank has certified two projects, one in Guatemala, the other in Costa Rica.&nbsp;Now, Citibank has brought the first-ever LEED certified building to Honduras.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/citibank-brings-leed-honduras-making-it-newest-leed-earth-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/citibank-brings-leed-honduras-making-it-newest-leed-earth-winner#comments LEED Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:30:27 +0000 Logan Taylor 7983264 at http://www.usgbc.org Global market watch: Mexico—A rising leader in green building and sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-market-watch-mexico%E2%80%94-rising-leader-green-building-and-sustainability <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/global-market-watch-mexico-b_0.png?1440103973" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Mexico City: It&rsquo;s a place famous for its pre-Colombian civilizations, its cuisine and culture, and as the megacity once ranked as the #1 most polluted city in the world.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-market-watch-mexico%E2%80%94-rising-leader-green-building-and-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-market-watch-mexico%E2%80%94-rising-leader-green-building-and-sustainability#comments LEED Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:52:53 +0000 Nicolette Mueller 7967819 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Brazil celebrates impressive strides in green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-brazil-celebrates-impressive-strides-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-in-motion-brazil-a_0.png?1440079379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Brazil, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are over 24 million gross square meters of LEED space and there are more than&nbsp;990 LEED-certified projects. Brazil is the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2015top10countries" target="_blank">number four market for LEED outside of the U.S.</a>, and we are excited to share new stats in our report&nbsp;<a href="https://readymag.com/usgbc/Brazil/brazil/">LEED in Motion: Brazil</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the report forward below from Felipe&nbsp;Faria,&nbsp;managing director of the Green Building Council Brasil.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-brazil-celebrates-impressive-strides-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-brazil-celebrates-impressive-strides-green-building#comments LEED Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:02:59 +0000 Nora Knox 7961497 at http://www.usgbc.org The first LEED Platinum warehouse in China: Nike’s Logistics Center http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-platinum-warehouse-china-nike%E2%80%99s-logistics-center <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nathan Wilson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-first-leed-platinum-warehouse-in-china--nike_s-logistics-center-b_0.png?1440003310" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Valued at $19 billion, the world&rsquo;s largest provider of athletic attire, equipment, and footwear, owns and operates factories and logistics centers worldwide. From an environmental standpoint, Nike has invested heavily in sustainable technology and business practice. In 2012, Nike opened NIKE Materials Sustainability Index for public use, to track the environmental impact of procuring, utilizing, and marketing its raw materials and products<strong>. </strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-platinum-warehouse-china-nike%E2%80%99s-logistics-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-platinum-warehouse-china-nike%E2%80%99s-logistics-center#comments LEED Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:55:10 +0000 7943273 at http://www.usgbc.org At the University of California LEED represents a legacy of environmental education and design http://www.usgbc.org/articles/university-california-leed-represents-legacy-environmental-education-and-design <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Charlotte Will </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/at-the-university-of-california-leed-represents-a-legacy-of-environmental-education-and-design-a_0.png?1439990992" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a rising senior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), I have seen my campus respond to environmental problems with powerful, adaptive sustainability initiatives.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/university-california-leed-represents-legacy-environmental-education-and-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/university-california-leed-represents-legacy-environmental-education-and-design#comments LEED Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:29:52 +0000 7940311 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED for Homes Award Winners http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-homes-award-winners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Press_Release_v2-03.png?1439908840" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Annual recognition highlights projects, developers and builders leading the residential market for sustainable development</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-homes-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-homes-award-winners#comments LEED Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:38:48 +0000 Fleming Roberts 7921822 at http://www.usgbc.org WSP explores LEED v4 Materials and Resources credits and points http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wsp-explores-leed-v4-materials-and-resources-credits-and-points <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/wsp-explores-leed-v4-materials-a_0.png?1439490855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Being an Energy and Atmosphere (EA) specialist I always found the LEED Materials and Resources (MR) credits a bit straightforward. When holding a LEED charrette it was the same speech:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wsp-explores-leed-v4-materials-and-resources-credits-and-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wsp-explores-leed-v4-materials-and-resources-credits-and-points#comments LEED Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:34:14 +0000 Paul Meyer 7827405 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 countries for LEED national profile: India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed-national-profile-india <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/article_header-04_0.png?1439474569" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s announcement of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2015top10countries" target="_blank">2015&rsquo;s Top 10 Countries for LEED</a> comes during a historic time for the international green movement.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed-national-profile-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed-national-profile-india#comments LEED Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:02:49 +0000 Sarah Buente 7822895 at http://www.usgbc.org Global market watch: Sao Paulo, Brazil—Project teams in Brazil zero in on reducing water use http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-market-watch-sao-paulo-brazil%E2%80%94project-teams-brazil-zero-reducing-water-use <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/global-market-watch--sao-paulo_-brazil_project-teams-in-brazil-zero-in-on-reducing-water-use_0.png?1439413339" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re running out of water.&rdquo; The sign is affixed to the glass door of the shower and on the mirror above the sink in my hotel room. The city of Sao Paulo and southeastern Brazil are experiencing the worst drought in decades, and the time for polite messages about water conservation is over.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2015-08-10-21_49_21.png" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-market-watch-sao-paulo-brazil%E2%80%94project-teams-brazil-zero-reducing-water-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-market-watch-sao-paulo-brazil%E2%80%94project-teams-brazil-zero-reducing-water-use#comments LEED Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:02:18 +0000 Nicolette Mueller 7809135 at http://www.usgbc.org Case study: Energy modeling in Miami with the IES team http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-study-energy-modeling-miami-ies-team <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/case-study--energy-modelling-in-miami-with-the-ies-team-b_0.png?1439392415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Real estate investment portfolio company, Forum Group, wanted to build a world-class tower, consisting of 600,000 square feet of leasable office space that focused on the principles of sustainability and innovation. The main challenge facing the team was question of where to locate the building.</p> <p>The IES Consulting team was brought in to support the Brickell Financial Centre (<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/600-brickell">600 Brickell</a>,&nbsp;LEED BD+C: Core and Shell (2013),&nbsp;Platinum), and to address questions related to energy analysis and commissioning.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-study-energy-modeling-miami-ies-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-study-energy-modeling-miami-ies-team#comments LEED Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:13:35 +0000 Brenda Morawa 7803715 at http://www.usgbc.org Beijing incentivizes the use of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/beijing-incentivizes-use-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/beijing-incentivizes-the-use-of-leed-a_0.png?1439302285" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="s1">Government incentives for green building are known to encourage sustainable development. Local, state and countrywide policies can influence decisions made by private companies, developers, investors and consumers. On May 25, the Chaoyang District in Beijing added LEED to their existing incentive structure for green building construction.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/beijing-incentivizes-use-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/beijing-incentivizes-use-leed#comments LEED Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:11:25 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 7783115 at http://www.usgbc.org Register to vote today for LEED v4 O+M: Multifamily http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-vote-today-leed-v4-om-multifamily <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/multifamily-b_1.png?1439300545" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The member ballot for LEED v4 O+M: Multifamily is right around the corner. In order to participate, you&rsquo;ll need to register to vote.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-vote-today-leed-v4-om-multifamily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-vote-today-leed-v4-om-multifamily#comments LEED Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:42:25 +0000 Corey Enck 7782691 at http://www.usgbc.org What you need to know to achieve LEED certification in 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-achieve-leed-certification-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/what-you-need-to-know-to-achieve-leed-certification-in-2015-a_0.png?1439227097" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your goal to earn LEED certification for your project in 2015? Before Greenbuild? We understand that many project teams have timelines set around major events. To support this, we&rsquo;ve created the tables below (based on typical review timelines), which specify the deadlines you&rsquo;ll need to meet in order to have your project certified by either Greenbuild 2015 or the end of this year.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-achieve-leed-certification-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-achieve-leed-certification-2015#comments LEED Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:18:17 +0000 Dean DiPietro 7766146 at http://www.usgbc.org One week left to self-nominate for LEED committees http://www.usgbc.org/articles/one-week-left-self-nominate-leed-committees <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-committee-call-for-volunteers-b_1_0.png?1438965738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-open-leed-committee-call-volunteers" target="_blank">LEED committee call for volunteers</a> closes on&nbsp;Friday, Aug. 14,&nbsp;at 5:00 pm PST.</p> <p>If you have strong experience in the design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings and communities and would like to contribute to the technical development of LEED, consider applying to serve on a LEED committee today.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/one-week-left-self-nominate-leed-committees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/one-week-left-self-nominate-leed-committees#comments LEED Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:42:18 +0000 Emma Hughes 7707554 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: July 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-july-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update_template_0_1_0.png?1438795408" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in July 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-july-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-july-2015#comments LEED Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:23:28 +0000 Christopher Gray 7667949 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 countries for LEED national profile: China http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed-national-profile-china <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/article_header-05_0.png?1438782285" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s announcement of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2015top10countries">2015&rsquo;s Top 10 Countries for LEED</a>&nbsp;comes during a pivotal time for China, home to the world&rsquo;s largest construction industry and now the number two market for LEED outside the U.S.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed-national-profile-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed-national-profile-china#comments LEED Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:44:45 +0000 Joseph Crea 7664113 at http://www.usgbc.org Hot off the press: Dynamic LEED for Homes market briefs http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hot-press-dynamic-leed-homes-market-briefs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/hot-off-the-press-c_0.png?1438696810" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have a powerful new resource that further highlights the amazing work taking place in the the LEED for Homes market&mdash;the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/advocacy/homes-market-brief" target="_blank">LEED for Homes dynamic market briefs</a>.*</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hot-press-dynamic-leed-homes-market-briefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hot-press-dynamic-leed-homes-market-briefs#comments LEED Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:09 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 7644440 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED calculation tool: Ventilation rate procedure compliance http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-calculation-tool-ventilation-rate-procedure-compliance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-calculation-tool-b_0.png?1438614379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for a simplified solution for demonstrating compliance with Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance in LEED v4/LEED 2009?</p> <p>USGBC has developed a Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance calculator that can be used to demonstrate compliance with ASHRAE 62.1 in LEED BD+C, ID+C and O+M. The calculator works with the following prerequisites and credits:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-calculation-tool-ventilation-rate-procedure-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-calculation-tool-ventilation-rate-procedure-compliance#comments LEED Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:06:18 +0000 Richard Kimball 7624766 at http://www.usgbc.org Benefits of Green Homebuilding http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Rob Moody" alt="Photo credit: Rob Moody" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_homes.png?1375888497" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1650" height="1275" title="Apartment Rent Premiums by Attribute" alt="Apartment Rent Premiums by Attribute" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Apt.%20Rent%20Premiums%20by%20Attribute.JPG?1373475102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Benefits of LEED-Certified Homes: Savings, Value, Well-Being, Trusted</strong></p> <p>Homes don’t merely have an outsized impact on our personal lives, they are also a critical piece of the broader building industry. The National Association of Home Builders reports that as of the first quarter of 2014, housing contributed $2.47 trillion to gross domestic product.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding#comments Media Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:31:01 +0000 2604930 at http://www.usgbc.org Nixon Peabody: Raising the green bar among the D.C. bar http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nixon-peabody-raising-green-bar-among-dc-bar <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nixon-peabody--raising-the-green-bar-among-the-d_c_-bar-_0.png?1438361831" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Located in a LEED EBOM Gold building, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/nixon-peabody-llp" target="_blank">Nixon Peabody</a>&rsquo;s&nbsp;new Washington, D.C. office is at the forefront of green building technology.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nixon-peabody-raising-green-bar-among-dc-bar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nixon-peabody-raising-green-bar-among-dc-bar#comments LEED Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:57:11 +0000 Lauren Hacias 7568783 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building continues to soar to new heights http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-continues-soar-new-heights <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-soars-to-new-heights-with-5-iconic-global-skyscrapers-b_0.png?1438279267" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A few months ago, I wrote about how <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-soars-new-heights-5-iconic-global-skyscrapers" target="_blank">LEED projects all over the world are soaring to new heights</a>, profiling five iconic LEED certified global skyscrapers that are industry leaders in green building.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-continues-soar-new-heights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-continues-soar-new-heights#comments LEED Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:01:06 +0000 Sarah Buente 7549935 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Canada just released http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-canada-just-released <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim-canada-b_0.png?1438092593" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Canada, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are over 30 million gross square meters of LEED space and there are more than&nbsp;2,200 LEED-certified projects. Canada is the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2015top10countries" target="_blank">number one market for LEED outside of the U.S.</a>&nbsp;Today&nbsp;we are pleased to present a new report,&nbsp;<a href="https://readymag.com/usgbc/Canada/">LEED in Motion: Canada</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-canada-just-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-canada-just-released#comments LEED Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:09:52 +0000 Joseph Crea 7505379 at http://www.usgbc.org Who in Mexico is using LEED? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/who-mexico-using-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-in-mexico-a_1_0.png?1438092323" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED professionals are key leaders of the green building industry. Earning a LEED professional credential&mdash;including the LEED Green Associate; LEED AP (Accredited Professional); LEED Fellow and various certificate designations&mdash;denotes qualified expertise in green building.&nbsp;LEED professional credentials mean much more than just a professional accolade; those who earn them form a network of committed green building practitioners across an array of industries.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/who-mexico-using-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/who-mexico-using-leed#comments LEED Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:05:22 +0000 Joseph Crea 7505374 at http://www.usgbc.org Energy efficiency in buildings: Are we doing enough? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-buildings-are-we-doing-enough <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/energy-efficiency-in-buildings--are-we-doing-enough-a_0.png?1437750725" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published on&nbsp;iesve.com.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iesve.com/discoveries/article/energy-efficiency-in-buildings-are-we-doing-enough/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p>A holistic approach to integrated project delivery is something that has been discussed for many years now, but why does the industry still struggle to put this concept into practice? Everyone can see the benefits, however turning theory into practice is not always as easy as it sounds.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-buildings-are-we-doing-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-buildings-are-we-doing-enough#comments LEED Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:12:05 +0000 Don McLean 7426981 at http://www.usgbc.org China's Wanda Group looks to their global future with LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chinas-wanda-group-looks-their-global-future-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/china_s-wanda-group-looks-to-their-global-future-with-leed_0.png?1437683796" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To hear Vice President <a href="http://www.wandaplazas.com/en/manager/" target="_blank">Lai Jianyan</a> of <a href="http://www.wanda-group.com/" target="_blank">Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.</a>&mdash;the world&rsquo;s largest commercial property owner and operator&mdash;put it, the most his company derives from LEED is not the financial benefits, it&rsquo;s the demonstration of social responsibility for a global company.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chinas-wanda-group-looks-their-global-future-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chinas-wanda-group-looks-their-global-future-leed#comments LEED Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:36:35 +0000 Joseph Crea 7411642 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 countries for LEED in 2015 [infographic] http://www.usgbc.org/2015top10countries <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Article%20Header-03.png?1437661606" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are LEED projects in more than 150 countries and territories, representing every continent except for Antarctica. LEED is being used in highly industrialized nations and newly developing ones, and LEED is helping to demonstrate the enormous power and potential of the emerging green economy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2015top10countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/2015top10countries#comments LEED Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:24:21 +0000 Christopher Gray 7384012 at http://www.usgbc.org Where in Mexico is LEED being used? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/where-mexico-leed-being-used <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-in-mexico-a_0.png?1437425288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, Mexico's architects, construction firms, energy companies, city planners, enterprises and politicians are working together to create the sustainable cities of tomorrow.</p> <p>Mexico is the home to LEED-certified and 460 LEED-registered projects, totaling 13,168,705 gross square meters of space. From hospitality to retail, whether single projects or those using LEED volume certification, the projects in Mexico represent the diversity and breadth inherent in LEED.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out a few of Mexico's most impressive projects below.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/where-mexico-leed-being-used" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/where-mexico-leed-being-used#comments LEED Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:48:07 +0000 Joseph Crea 7348570 at http://www.usgbc.org TAIPEI 101: Beginning the LEED v4 platinum recertification process http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taipei-101-beginning-leed-v4-platinum-recertification-process <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/taipei-101-b_0.png?1437061300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/taipei-101-tower-0" target="_blank">TAIPEI 101</a> achieved LEED Platinum certification as an existing building in 2011, they knew it was the beginning of a new leadership role, a new relationship with their tenants, and a new definition of standard practice. For an existing building, green isn&rsquo;t just an adjective used to describe a noun in a single point in time; green is a verb, reflecting continuous action to maintain and improve the environmental performance of the building and how it&rsquo;s operated.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taipei-101-beginning-leed-v4-platinum-recertification-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taipei-101-beginning-leed-v4-platinum-recertification-process#comments LEED Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:41:40 +0000 Joseph Crea 7267006 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Earth winner: Mexico's first LEED v4 platinum building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-winner-mexicos-first-leed-v4-platinum-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-earth-winner--mexico_s-first-leed-v4-platinum-building_0.png?1436877329" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bioconstruccion.com.mx">Bioconstruccion y Energia Alternativa</a>&rsquo; (BEA) is proud to announce that its headquarter offices is the most recent winner of <a href="http://go.usgbc.org/leed-earth" target="_blank">USGBC&rsquo;s LEED Earth campaign</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-winner-mexicos-first-leed-v4-platinum-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-winner-mexicos-first-leed-v4-platinum-building#comments LEED Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:35:28 +0000 Cesar Trevino 7224416 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Mexico just released http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-mexico-just-released <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-in-motion-mexico-a_0.png?1436802651" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With USGBC executives and staff in Mexico this week to discuss green buildings and the future of LEED, as well as to host a LEED technical workshop, we are pleased to present a new report, <a href="https://readymag.com/usgbc/Mexico/" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: Mexico</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-mexico-just-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-mexico-just-released#comments LEED Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:50:50 +0000 Joseph Crea 7206186 at http://www.usgbc.org Leaders turn to LEED in the Sichuan Province of China http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leaders-turn-leed-sichuan-province-china <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leaders-turn-to-leed-in-sichuan-province_0.png?1436537790" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In late June, a delegation from the Sichuan Province of China took time out of their busy schedules while touring the U.S. to visit the USGBC Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and discuss sustainable development in their region.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leaders-turn-leed-sichuan-province-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leaders-turn-leed-sichuan-province-china#comments LEED Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:16:29 +0000 Morgan Bulman 7146990 at http://www.usgbc.org Building simulation: Past, present and future http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-simulation-past-present-and-future <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/building-simulation-a_0.png?1436472051" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published on&nbsp;iesve.com. <a href="http://www.iesve.com/discoveries/article/building-simulation-ten-years-past-present-and-future/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-simulation-past-present-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-simulation-past-present-and-future#comments LEED Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:00:51 +0000 Don McLean 7130315 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED for Homes: International market update http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-international-market-update <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-for-homes--international-project-data-update-b_0.png?1436282542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A home is more than just shelter: homes are&nbsp;the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building&mdash;but especially homes. Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-international-market-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-international-market-update#comments LEED Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:22:22 +0000 Jennifer Owens 7086521 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Certification Update: June 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-june-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update-a_2_0.png?1436277091" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in June 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-june-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-june-2015#comments LEED Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:51:31 +0000 Christopher Gray 7085193 at http://www.usgbc.org EU financial capital, Italy's Lombardy Region, expands and embraces LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eu-financial-capital-italys-lombardy-region-expands-and-embraces-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/eu-financial-capital_-italy_s-lombardy-region_-expands-and-embraces-leed_0.png?1436213538" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nestled in the northwest part of Italy, Lombardy is one of 20 administrative regions in Italy, and more than 10 million people call it home.&nbsp;In the aftermath of World War II, the region, Milan in particular, rose to prosperity when its industrial base was reconstructed. Since then, its economy has remained very strong, suffering one economic downturn in the 1970s and another during the 2008 global financial crisis.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eu-financial-capital-italys-lombardy-region-expands-and-embraces-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eu-financial-capital-italys-lombardy-region-expands-and-embraces-leed#comments LEED Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:12:18 +0000 Joseph Crea 7067821 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know the LEED Dynamic Plaque [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-dynamic-plaque-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/get-to-know-the-leed-dynamic-plaque-c_0.png?1436198102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your building is alive. Everyday, its energy and resource consumption changes, along with the people it hosts.&nbsp;So, how do you know how your building is performing, right now?</p> <p>The LEED Dynamic Plaque is a global building performance monitoring and scoring platform.&nbsp;It generates a current building performance score out of 100,&nbsp;helps you achieve LEED certification or recertification&nbsp;and enables you to benchmark your performance.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RAhONqXNn4Y" width="670" height="503"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-dynamic-plaque-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-dynamic-plaque-video#comments LEED Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:55:02 +0000 Nora Knox 7057803 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: July 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-addenda_0.png?1435761744" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The July 1 2015, quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda are now available.&nbsp;This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.</p> <p>To view the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2015#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:42:24 +0000 Marta Drzymala 6986805 at http://www.usgbc.org Streamlined LEED documentation path now available for California projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/streamlined-leed-documentation-path-now-available-california-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Streamlined-LEED-documentation-path-now-available-for-California-projects-B.png?1435692227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new alternative LEED documentation path,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-documentation-path-california-projects" target="_blank">first mentioned in our April article</a>, is now available for use on select credits by all projects subject to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)&nbsp;mandatory requirements and registered under a LEED BD+C or LEED ID+C v2009 or v4 rating system.</p> <p>The CALGreen alternative documentation path is available for the following LEED credits:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/streamlined-leed-documentation-path-now-available-california-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/streamlined-leed-documentation-path-now-available-california-projects#comments LEED Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:22:19 +0000 Courtney Yan 6975123 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED committees call for volunteers to open July 1 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committees-call-volunteers-open-july-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-committees-call-for-volunteers-to-open-july-1_0.png?1435176247" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you believe deeply in the USGBC vision that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation? Are you interested in how the LEED rating system improves and evolves over time? Do you have experience with, or in-depth knowledge of, the creation of sustainable buildings and communities? If so, volunteer for one of the many LEED committees!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committees-call-volunteers-open-july-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committees-call-volunteers-open-july-1#comments LEED Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:04:07 +0000 Emma Hughes 6886725 at http://www.usgbc.org Classic, timeless and sustainable cities: Jiaming Investment looks towards the future http://www.usgbc.org/articles/classic-timeless-and-sustainable-cities-jiaming-investment-looks-towards-future <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/classic_-timeless-and-sustainable-cities--jiaming-investment-looks-towards-the-future_0.png?1434650322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every story about a green building is a story about people. LEED buildings have a direct impact on the people who eat, live, work and play in them: these high-performing buildings boost the health, productivity and happiness of millions of people across the globe.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/classic-timeless-and-sustainable-cities-jiaming-investment-looks-towards-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/classic-timeless-and-sustainable-cities-jiaming-investment-looks-towards-future#comments LEED Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:58:41 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 6798343 at http://www.usgbc.org Smart meets sustainable: Toronto’s premier smart building adopts the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/smart-meets-sustainable-toronto%E2%80%99s-premier-smart-building-adopts-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deborah Gondeck-Becker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/smart-meets-sustainable-b_0.png?1434650163" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since it opened in 2010,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/buildings/9618">25 York Street</a>&nbsp;has been a prominent fixture on the Toronto skyline.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/smart-meets-sustainable-toronto%E2%80%99s-premier-smart-building-adopts-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/smart-meets-sustainable-toronto%E2%80%99s-premier-smart-building-adopts-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:56:02 +0000 6798339 at http://www.usgbc.org Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú achieves LEED certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pontificia-universidad-cat%C3%B3lica-del-per%C3%BA-achieves-leed-certification <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pontificia-universidad-cato_lica-del-peru_-achieves-leed-certification-a_0.png?1434474897" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Latin America is home to some of the planet&rsquo;s most beautiful places&mdash;the biodiversity of its forests and jungles, mountain ranges and coasts, and the rich history and culture&mdash;and Peru is no exception. Most visitors to the country head straight for its most prominent and historic site, Machu Picchu, the Incan citadel high in the Andes Mountains. But to understand the present and the future of Peru, head to the capital city Lima where sustainability leaders are making history. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pontificia-universidad-cat%C3%B3lica-del-per%C3%BA-achieves-leed-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pontificia-universidad-cat%C3%B3lica-del-per%C3%BA-achieves-leed-certification#comments LEED Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:14:57 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 6766665 at http://www.usgbc.org Upcoming June deadline for LEED v2.0/2.2 projects: last day to submit for certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-june-deadline-leed-v2022-projects-last-day-submit-certification <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/upcoming-june-deadline-b_0.png?1434391404" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Continuos improvement: It's the driving force and mantra behind the development of new versions of LEED. As the market continues to grow and evolve, LEED does the same. When new solutions are developed and new goals identified,&nbsp;previous versions of the LEED rating systems are retired or &ldquo;sunset&rdquo;&mdash;keeping the newest projects paired with the latest and best version.</p> <p>On June 27, 2015, the following rating systems will be closed for certification, i.e. sunset.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-june-deadline-leed-v2022-projects-last-day-submit-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-june-deadline-leed-v2022-projects-last-day-submit-certification#comments LEED Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:03:24 +0000 Dean DiPietro 6752517 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Certification Update: May 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-may-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update_template_2_0.png?1433862592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in May 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-may-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-may-2015#comments LEED Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:09:52 +0000 Christopher Gray 6663799 at http://www.usgbc.org How energy efficient is your organization? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-energy-efficient-your-organization <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/how-energy-efficient-is-your-organization-a_0.png?1433450924" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Today energy efficiency is more prominent on board room agenda&rsquo;s than ever before. More and more organizations are looking for ways to reduce energy, reduce costs and overall ensure their buildings are operating more efficiently.<br /> &nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-energy-efficient-your-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-energy-efficient-your-organization#comments Industry Thu, 04 Jun 2015 20:48:44 +0000 David McEwan 6595910 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Multifamily for existing public comment extended to June 10 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-multifamily-existing-public-comment-extended-june-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/multifamily-b_0_0.png?1433275948" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In April, we <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-rating-system-existing-multifamily-buildings-comment-today" target="_blank">opened a public comment period</a> asking all stakeholders to review and provide feedback on a new set of LEED credits proposed to address existing multifamily projects&mdash;LEED v4 O+M: Multifamily.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-multifamily-existing-public-comment-extended-june-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-multifamily-existing-public-comment-extended-june-10#comments LEED Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:12:28 +0000 Selina Holmes 6565527 at http://www.usgbc.org When it comes to homes, there's green and then there's LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-it-comes-homes-theres-green-and-then-theres-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/when-it-comes-to-homes_-there_s-green-and-then-there_s-leed-d_0.png?1432917076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-homes-design-and-construction" target="_blank">LEED for Homes</a> is a rating system and certification that promotes the design&nbsp;and construction of high performance green homes. Administered by USGBC, LEED&nbsp;certification offers a holistic approach to sustainability and emphasizes strategies for better environmental and health performance.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-it-comes-homes-theres-green-and-then-theres-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-it-comes-homes-theres-green-and-then-theres-leed#comments LEED Fri, 29 May 2015 16:31:16 +0000 Matthew Libby 6505312 at http://www.usgbc.org Collaborating for green and healthy development http://www.usgbc.org/articles/collaborating-green-and-healthy-development <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/collaborating-for-green-and-healthy-development-b_0.png?1432664091" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Strong evidence indicates that where we live, work, learn, and play affects our health and well-being. Green building professionals are in a unique position to ensure that their projects minimize health risks and capitalize on opportunities to improve health.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/collaborating-green-and-healthy-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/collaborating-green-and-healthy-development#comments LEED Tue, 26 May 2015 18:14:51 +0000 Kelly Worden 6461266 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED for Retail—Ready for a boom in Serbia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-retail%E2%80%94ready-boom-serbia <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-for-retail_ready-for-a-boom-in-serbia-a_0.png?1432663810" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;How many of you are familiar with LEED? And how many of your are using LEED today?&rdquo;</p> <p>At a LEED for Retail roundtable discussion in Serbia last month, this attendee poll resulted in 60 percent and 10 percent, respectively. While I was surprised by these numbers, I also saw firsthand the incredible excitement and potential for LEED to take hold here.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-retail%E2%80%94ready-boom-serbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-retail%E2%80%94ready-boom-serbia#comments LEED Tue, 26 May 2015 18:10:09 +0000 Taryn Holowka 6461262 at http://www.usgbc.org Two free webinar dates left: Get to know the LEED Dynamic Plaque and earn CE hours http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-free-webinar-dates-left-get-know-leed-dynamic-plaque-and-earn-ce-hours <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature-image-a_0.png?1432646386" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us for a free webinar on the future of building performance during one of our two remaining dates.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-free-webinar-dates-left-get-know-leed-dynamic-plaque-and-earn-ce-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-free-webinar-dates-left-get-know-leed-dynamic-plaque-and-earn-ce-hours#comments LEED Tue, 26 May 2015 13:19:46 +0000 Jennifer Easton 6458001 at http://www.usgbc.org TAIPEI 101: The people behind the recertification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taipei-101-people-behind-recertification <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-making-of-an-icon--taipei-101-reaches-for-next-new-heights-by-pursuing-leed-v4-a_0.png?1432308753" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Standing in the Xinyi District of Taipei, an area known for its Grade A office buildings and vibrant shopping malls, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/taipei-101-tower-0" target="_blank">TAIPEI 101</a> stands, representing a worldwide precedent for sustainable skyscraper development. Not only did the tower hold the title of world&rsquo;s tallest building from its completion in 2004 to 2010 (508m height), it achieved LEED Platinum certification for Operations and Maintenance in 2011, an impressive feat for a tower of its size and complexity.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taipei-101-people-behind-recertification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taipei-101-people-behind-recertification#comments LEED Fri, 22 May 2015 15:32:33 +0000 Joseph Crea 6403989 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED project spotlight: USCE Shopping Mall in Belgrade http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-usce-shopping-mall-belgrade <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-project-spotlight--usce-shopping-mall-in-belgrade_0.png?1432151518" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After three years, the<span>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/usce-shopping-center" target="_blank">U&scaron;će Shopping Mall</a>,&nbsp;<span>which straddles old and new Belgrade, became the first existing building in Serbia to receive LEED certification and is one of the first LEED EBOM shopping centers in Europe. The mall is a beautiful showcase of sustainability and a new "town square" for the over 30,000 visitors that pass through the mall on a daily basis.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-usce-shopping-mall-belgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-usce-shopping-mall-belgrade#comments LEED Wed, 20 May 2015 19:51:58 +0000 Joseph Crea 6376472 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 webinar: Additional dates and times http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-webinar-additional-dates-and-times <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Legacy_Banner_hires-06_3__0.jpg?1432047389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you miss it? In April, USGBC hosted <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-get-know-leed-v4" target="_blank">Get to know LEED v4</a>, a free, live webinar event.</p> <p>Since then, we&rsquo;ve received a number of requests for additional events in different time zones. We appreciate your feedback and have now added two more free webinar to the calendar.</p> <p>Choose one of the following dates:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-webinar-additional-dates-and-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-webinar-additional-dates-and-times#comments LEED Tue, 19 May 2015 14:54:31 +0000 Selina Holmes 6357361 at http://www.usgbc.org Take part in a new USGBC global green survey http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-new-usgbc-global-green-survey <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Take-part-in-a-new-USGBC-global-green-survey-A.png?1431712712" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>USGBC, in partnership with Dodge Data &amp; Analytics (formerly McGraw Hill Construction) has just launched a&nbsp;</span>new<span>&nbsp;global green survey. </span></p> <p><span>The survey results will offer key insights on construction activity around the world by examining important trends affecting and transforming the construction industry on a global, regional and national level. The results will also provide information on the benefits experienced in green construction globally and the variation of green practices and standards by region.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-new-usgbc-global-green-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-new-usgbc-global-green-survey#comments LEED Fri, 15 May 2015 17:57:12 +0000 Taryn Holowka 6309721 at http://www.usgbc.org Measure of Success [USGBC+ May/June 2015] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/measure-success-usgbc-mayjune-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Measure-of-Success-B.png?1431630392" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in the May/June 2015 issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/measure-of-success/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/measure-success-usgbc-mayjune-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/measure-success-usgbc-mayjune-2015#comments LEED Thu, 14 May 2015 19:04:48 +0000 Mary Grauerholz 6298268 at http://www.usgbc.org Health in Harmony http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-harmony <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Health-in-Harmony-A.png?1431533014" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2010, USGBC convened the Material Health Harmonization Task Group to map the similarities and differences between the various building product disclosure and optimization programs and work towards synergies through inter-Program harmonization and data sharing. Such harmonization would support manufacturer implementation of both the Disclosure and Optimization options in the LEED v4 Material Ingredients credit and accelerate progress in the industry towards the manufacture of inherently safer products.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-harmony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-harmony#comments Industry Wed, 13 May 2015 16:00:57 +0000 Sara Cederberg 6283978 at http://www.usgbc.org Myth #5: Industrial facilities are too large and complex for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-5-industrial-facilities-are-too-large-and-complex-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5-Myths-5.png?1431455154" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Manufacturing and industrial facilities operate on a vastly different scale compared to a home, an office building, or even a university campus. Instead, we should compare a factory site or an industrial facility campus to a small city. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/intel-ocotillo-campus">Intel&rsquo;s Ocotillo</a> Campus is 682 acres; it&rsquo;s more than six times the size of Vatican City in Rome or <em><span>Tiananmen Square</span></em> in Beijing.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-5-industrial-facilities-are-too-large-and-complex-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-5-industrial-facilities-are-too-large-and-complex-leed#comments LEED Tue, 12 May 2015 18:22:36 +0000 Osvaldo 'ozzie' Gonzalez 6273030 at http://www.usgbc.org Honeywell's Earth Day message resonates every day http://www.usgbc.org/articles/honeywells-earth-day-message-resonates-every-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Honeywell_s-Earth-Day-message-resonates-every-day-A_0.png?1431094004" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In case you missed it, on Earth Day, USGBC Platinum level member Honeywell posted a great piece on their blog about the LEED Dynamic Plaque and the role LEED plays in our journey to be greener and kinder to the earth every day. <a href="http://www.honeywellnow.com/2015/04/21/on-this-earth-day-are-you-ready-to-take-the-leed/" target="_blank">Read the original blog post</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/honeywells-earth-day-message-resonates-every-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/honeywells-earth-day-message-resonates-every-day#comments LEED Fri, 08 May 2015 14:05:05 +0000 Debra Gondeck-Becker 6208581 at http://www.usgbc.org Myth #4: Industrial process energy use is incompatible with LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-4-industrial-process-energy-use-incompatible-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Myth-_4-Industrial-process-energy-use-is-incompatible-with-LEED-.png?1430929568" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Typically, and more traditionally, the stories about green building have been about the people who live, work or learn in a LEED building and how their actions and the building itself impacts the environment. But, when I started working as a LEED consultant on major industrial facilities, we quickly learned that the story was not just about <em>who</em> is in the building, but also about <em>what</em> is happening inside the building and <em>how</em> energy and other resources were being used.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-4-industrial-process-energy-use-incompatible-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-4-industrial-process-energy-use-incompatible-leed#comments LEED Wed, 06 May 2015 16:08:58 +0000 Angela Rivera 6185047 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: April 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-april-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Cert-Update_Template_0.png?1430843021" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in April 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-april-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-april-2015#comments LEED Tue, 05 May 2015 16:22:24 +0000 Christopher Gray 6172774 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Kohl's Oro Valley Store in Arizona http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-kohls-oro-valley-store-arizona <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="565" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Oro_Valley__AZ_0.jpg?1430504030" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a>&nbsp;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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-kohls-oro-valley-store-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-kohls-oro-valley-store-arizona#comments LEED Fri, 01 May 2015 18:12:27 +0000 Rebecca Sherman 6125854 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED soars to new heights with 5 iconic global skyscrapers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-soars-new-heights-5-iconic-global-skyscrapers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-soars-to-new-heights-with-5-iconic-global-skyscrapers-B.png?1430420064" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All across the world, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects" target="_blank">LEED projects</a> are reaching new heights. From the tallest LEED certified building in the world&mdash;to one of the most iconic buildings ever constructed&mdash;some of the most epic skyscrapers in the world are providing breathtaking views, while also embracing green building practices. Check out some of the most iconic buildings below and learn about some of their unique sustainability features.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-soars-new-heights-5-iconic-global-skyscrapers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-soars-new-heights-5-iconic-global-skyscrapers#comments LEED Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:53:11 +0000 Sarah Buente 6113779 at http://www.usgbc.org New tools for LEED 2009 Existing Buildings projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-2009-existing-buildings-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/New-tools-for-LEED-2009-Existing-Buildings-projects-A.png?1430404560" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2014 we announced the release of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-v4-om-projects">new tools for LEED v4 O+M projects</a>. Today, we&rsquo;re expanding this effort to include LEED 2009.&nbsp;Now, in the same way we provide plan and policy templates for LEED v4 projects, we&rsquo;ve also created plans and policies for LEED 2009 projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-2009-existing-buildings-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-2009-existing-buildings-projects#comments LEED Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:32:18 +0000 Megan Sparks 6111049 at http://www.usgbc.org Myth #3: LEED is not worth the investment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-3-leed-not-worth-investment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5-Myths-D.png?1430328227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="TextRun SCX147905919"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX147905919">In my thirty years with&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/organizations/turner-construction-company" class="Hyperlink SCX147905919"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCX147905919"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX147905919">Turner Construction</span></span></a><span class="TextRun SCX147905919"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX147905919">, I&rsquo;ve had the opportunity to serve as an engineer, a project manager, do business development and financial management.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-3-leed-not-worth-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-3-leed-not-worth-investment#comments LEED Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:22:04 +0000 Brian Knowles 6100111 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Neighborhoods [USGBC+ March/April 2015] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-usgbc-marchapril-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeff Harder, Eric Butterman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Green_Neighborhoods.png?1430230433" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in the March/April 2015 issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/green-neighborhoods/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p><em>The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program aids&nbsp;low-income housing projects in the pursuit of LEED certification.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-usgbc-marchapril-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-usgbc-marchapril-2015#comments LEED Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:11:45 +0000 6085594 at http://www.usgbc.org Celebrating the wins for sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-wins-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Celebrating-the-wins-for-sustainability-B.png?1429892125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In my first environmental management class, the instructor posed a very simple question: &ldquo;Do you wake up in the morning overwhelmed with all that is wrong with the world, or are you optimistic about where things are heading?&rdquo; There was a very long pause and then the teacher replied, &ldquo;I agree.&nbsp; It depends on the day.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-wins-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-wins-sustainability#comments LEED Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:13:02 +0000 Tim Taylor 6042302 at http://www.usgbc.org We heard you #loveLEED: round 2 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed-round-2 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_loveLEED-A.png?1429884000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lets-get-heart-it-we-loveleed-video" target="_blank">On Valentine's Day&nbsp;this year</a>, we asked if you love LEED. The responses we received were inspiring. Whether it was celebrating your first LEED Platinum certification&mdash;or sharing a sustainability story, we heard that people across the country love LEED! <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed" target="_blank">We shared some of the submissions here</a>.</p> <p>The responses continue to roll in. Check out some of our favorite images and messages below!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed-round-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed-round-2#comments LEED Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:55:35 +0000 Sarah Buente 6041130 at http://www.usgbc.org New LEED documentation path for California projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-documentation-path-california-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDandCG.png?1429801239" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Starting in July of 2015, projects in California&nbsp;subject to the mandatory 2013 CALGreen requirements&nbsp;will be able to use&nbsp;an alternative documentation path for LEED. Approved by the LEED Steering Committee, this streamlined path will be available for use on select credits for projects registered under the 2009 or v4 versions of LEED BD+C or LEED ID+C.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-documentation-path-california-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-documentation-path-california-projects#comments LEED Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:59:15 +0000 Courtney Yan 6029968 at http://www.usgbc.org Webinar: What will you gain when you improve your building’s performance? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-what-will-you-gain-when-you-improve-your-building%E2%80%99s-performance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Feature-Image-A.png?1429798813" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Tracking your building&rsquo;s performance enables you to save money and resources, assess your sustainability strategies, and even make your tenants or occupants more comfortable. The <a href="http://leedon.io" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a> is the powerful, innovative platform to help you get it done.</span></p> <p><span>The LEED Dynamic Plaque is a building performance monitoring and scoring platform that gives you a current snapshot on how your building is performing across five categories.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-what-will-you-gain-when-you-improve-your-building%E2%80%99s-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-what-will-you-gain-when-you-improve-your-building%E2%80%99s-performance#comments LEED Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:19:11 +0000 Jennifer Easton 6029710 at http://www.usgbc.org The nature of LEED: How natural laws inspire and inform green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nature-leed-how-natural-laws-inspire-and-inform-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/The-nature-of-LEED-B.png?1429734013" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the late 1990s, a revolutionary idea arrived on the scene, shepherded by an innovative thinker and nurtured by scores of curious and passionate individuals. In the book <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Biomimicry</span>, Janine Benyus introduced the notion that we could be better off by simply mimicking the ways problems are solved in nature; this idea has proven transformative.</p> <p>In the book, Benyus lists nine principles that govern and define how nature operates. Not surprisingly, elements of each of these principles are readily identifiable in connection with LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nature-leed-how-natural-laws-inspire-and-inform-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nature-leed-how-natural-laws-inspire-and-inform-green-building#comments LEED Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:16:48 +0000 Aline Peterson 6022320 at http://www.usgbc.org Happy Earth Day, Take a Bow! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-earth-day-take-bow <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Happy-Earth-Day_-Take-a-Bow-A.png?1429720197" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article appeared in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-fedrizzi/happy-earth-day-take-a-bow_b_7117550.html">The Huffington Post</a> on April 22, 2015.</em></p> <p>As I was sitting over coffee watching the sun peek its nose over the horizon on this 22nd day of April—the 45th anniversary of Earth Day—I suddenly realized I wanted to say something to my fellow members of the &ldquo;Aging Boomers Club:"</p> <p><span>Thank you.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-earth-day-take-bow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-earth-day-take-bow#comments Community Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:28:55 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 6020255 at http://www.usgbc.org Myth #2: Factories can’t be green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-2-factories-can%E2%80%99t-be-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Myth-_2--Factories-can_t-be-green-.png?1429718076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Smoke stacks, visible pollution, dust, grime and dire working conditions&mdash;this is what many people think of when you ask them to picture a factory. But <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clean-power-usgbc-marchapril-2015" target="_blank">today&rsquo;s factories</a> look nothing like what you picture when you think of the Industrial Revolution. Today factories are often automated, encapsulated, with state of the art controls to minimize and manage hazards, staffed by an expert workforce and&mdash;they are <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed">LEED certified</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-2-factories-can%E2%80%99t-be-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/myth-2-factories-can%E2%80%99t-be-green#comments LEED Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:52:22 +0000 Taimur Burki 6020002 at http://www.usgbc.org Wells Fargo ranked top financial services company in LEED certified square footage http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wells-fargo-ranked-top-financial-services-company-leed-certified-square-footage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Wells-Fargo-ranked-top-financial-services-company-in-LEED-certified-square-footage-C.png?1429713068" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To quote an old adage, you can’t manage what you can’t measure.</p> <p>Wells Fargo tries to be “green” in everything we do. One important goal we have set for the company is to have 35 percent of our properties LEED certified by 2020. We have been working very hard at this goal, and Wells Fargo is proud to be ranked first among financial in LEED certified space in 2014, and we congratulate all of the ranked institutions for their commitment to “green” building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wells-fargo-ranked-top-financial-services-company-leed-certified-square-footage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wells-fargo-ranked-top-financial-services-company-leed-certified-square-footage#comments LEED Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:29:47 +0000 Curt Radkin 6019092 at http://www.usgbc.org Free webinar: Get to know LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-get-know-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Legacy_Banner_hires-06_3_.jpg?1429640684" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During this live webinar, attendees will take a tour of the new system to learn how it&rsquo;s different from 2009, the concepts that it is based on and the tools and resources that support the project team along the way.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-get-know-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-get-know-leed-v4#comments LEED Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:23:56 +0000 Selina Holmes 6010627 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 Project Profile: The Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-project-profile-golisano-institute-sustainability-rit <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top-10-Project-Profile--The-Golisano-Institute-for-Sustainability-at-RIT-B.png?1429303256" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a>&nbsp;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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-project-profile-golisano-institute-sustainability-rit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-project-profile-golisano-institute-sustainability-rit#comments LEED Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:39:01 +0000 Christopher Gray 5972190 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Lab in action: Ball State University http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-ball-state-university <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Lab-in-action--Ball-State.png?1429198391" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="278" src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1429194067-4314-9580/BallState1.png" width="670" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-ball-state-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-ball-state-university#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:31:55 +0000 Janet Fick 5959258 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ND credits and points http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-credits-and-points <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ND.png?1429193097" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>In our&nbsp;</span><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-credits-and-points">previous article</a> </span><span>we listed the prerequisites, credits, and points in the LEED v4 Homes rating system. This time around, we&rsquo;re going to focus on LEED v4 for Neighborhood Development.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-credits-and-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-credits-and-points#comments LEED Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:03:53 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5958597 at http://www.usgbc.org Five myths about using LEED for manufacturing and industrial facilities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-myths-about-using-leed-manufacturing-and-industrial-facilities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Five-myths-about-using-LEED-for-manufacturing-and-industrial-facilities.png?1429116966" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" class="Hyperlink SCX240667974">latest issue of&nbsp;USGBC+</a>&nbsp;showcases two examples of the groundbreaking work happening as companies take on the challenge of applying LEED to manufacturing and industrial facilities.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-myths-about-using-leed-manufacturing-and-industrial-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-myths-about-using-leed-manufacturing-and-industrial-facilities#comments LEED Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:54:47 +0000 Nicolette Mueller 5949761 at http://www.usgbc.org Financial sector embraces LEED and transforms the market http://www.usgbc.org/articles/financial-sector-embraces-leed-and-transforms-market <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Financial-sector-embraces-LEED-and-transforms-the-market-A.png?1429106855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Of the sectors that have adopted LEED, the financial sector has proven to be a leader in green building.</p> <p>Since LEED&rsquo;s inception, financial institutions have achieved&nbsp;LEED certification on over 1,464 facilities with 117 certified in 2014 alone.&nbsp;The sector is continuing to experience significant growth with LEED project registrations for financial institutions increasing 101% between 2013 and 2014. Additionally, an impressive 141,068,519 square feet of space occupied by financial institutions&nbsp;is LEED-certified.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/financial-sector-embraces-leed-and-transforms-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/financial-sector-embraces-leed-and-transforms-market#comments LEED Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:06:29 +0000 Marc Heisterkamp 5948442 at http://www.usgbc.org Clean power [USGBC+ March/April 2015] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clean-power-usgbc-marchapril-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Clean_Power.png?1428907245" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in the March/April 2015 issue of USGBC+. <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/clean-power/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Recent American history is littered with the skeletons of shuttered manufacturing plants. But two production giants are doubling down on domestic manufacturing with investments in sustainable facilities and operations.<br /></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clean-power-usgbc-marchapril-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clean-power-usgbc-marchapril-2015#comments LEED Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:37:52 +0000 Calvin Hennick 5923989 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED rating system for existing multifamily buildings: Comment today http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-rating-system-existing-multifamily-buildings-comment-today <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Multifamily-B_0.png?1428906912" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Updated Aug. 27, 2015. This public comment period has closed. See below for additional important dates.</em></p> <p><span>The first public comment period for LEED for Operations and Maintenance: Multifamily, is now open. </span></p> <p><span>Part of the LEED v4 family, this suite of new and updated credits for existing multifamily projects is the result of thousands&nbsp;of hours from LEED volunteers and USGBC staff and presents the first ever LEED offering specific to the existing residential market.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-rating-system-existing-multifamily-buildings-comment-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-rating-system-existing-multifamily-buildings-comment-today#comments LEED Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:33:51 +0000 Selina Holmes 5923987 at http://www.usgbc.org Keeping the edge in Atlanta: Double LEED platinum and v4 for Epsten Group's HQ http://www.usgbc.org/articles/keeping-edge-atlanta-double-leed-platinum-and-v4-epsten-groups-hq <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Keeping-the-edge-in-Atlanta--Double-LEED-platinum-and-v4-for-Epsten-Group%27s-HQ-FINAL.png?1429887674" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>USGBC awarded <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/dagmar-epsten-leed-fellow-faia-cxa-ccs/0000012339">Dagmar Epsten</a>, LEED Fellow and CEO of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/epsten-group-inc" target="_blank">Epsten Group</a>, a LEED Platinum plaque for her LEED v4 Existing Buildings project&mdash;but it&rsquo;s just part of her collection of Platinum plaques. We sat down with Dagmar to talk about her experience as a business owner and her drive to keep her company on the cutting edge of sustainability.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/keeping-edge-atlanta-double-leed-platinum-and-v4-epsten-groups-hq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/keeping-edge-atlanta-double-leed-platinum-and-v4-epsten-groups-hq#comments LEED Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:37:51 +0000 Nicolette Mueller 5899798 at http://www.usgbc.org Celebrating Ohio's 200th LEED certified school http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-ohios-200th-leed-certified-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Celebrating-Ohio_s-200th-LEED-certified-school-B.png?1428681642" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is an amazing time to live in Ohio and an even more amazing time to work in the K-12 public facility sector. I am a public servant who administers a sustainability program that saves taxpayer dollars and provides extraordinary benefits to our biggest asset, our children. I serve as the Sustainability Administrator for the <a href="http://ofcc.ohio.gov/" target="_blank">Ohio Facilities Construction Commission</a> (OFCC). We oversee the design and construction of public K-12 schools, state agencies and higher education facilities.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-ohios-200th-leed-certified-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-ohios-200th-leed-certified-school#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:55:31 +0000 Lisa Laney 5898989 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Online upgrade for LEED ND projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-nd-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Online-Announcement-C_0.png?1428627996" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED for Neighborhood Development projects are next in line to receive access to the new <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a> platform.&nbsp;</p> <p>On <strong>April 20, 2015</strong>, all existing LEED ND projects using the 2009 version of the rating system will be migrated to the new LEED Online platform (also used by LEED v4 and all other LEED 2009 projects). All newly registering LEED 2009 ND projects will also utilize the new platform from that point forward.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-nd-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-nd-projects#comments LEED Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:04:50 +0000 Selina Holmes 5893182 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Lab in action: Catholic University's LEED Lab Legacy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-catholic-universitys-leed-lab-legacy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Lab-in-action--Catholic-University-of-America.png?1428606823" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the heart of Washington, D.C., the <a href="http://landing.online.cua.edu/overview" target="_blank">Catholic University of America</a> (CUA) is the proving ground for a new approach to multidisciplinary education. Since the university has no designated sustainability office or officer, faculty developed a course which would provide the platform for environmental literacy among all university parties.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-catholic-universitys-leed-lab-legacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-catholic-universitys-leed-lab-legacy#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:09:51 +0000 Patricia Andrasik 5890958 at http://www.usgbc.org New expert report finds barriers and opportunity for green building and codes in California http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-expert-report-finds-barriers-and-opportunity-green-building-and-codes-california <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/New-expert-report-finds-barriers-and-opportunity-for-green-building-and-codes-in-California-A.png?1428592273" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5760" height="3840" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/CA_Palooza_Gallery_1.jpg?1428592421" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5760" height="3840" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/CA_Palooza_Gallery_2_0.jpg?1428592556" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5760" height="3840" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/CA_Palooza_Gallery_3.jpg?1428592601" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5760" height="3840" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/CA_Palooza_Gallery_4.jpg?1428592657" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is co-authored by </em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/wes-sullens/0000055494?view=overview"><em>Wes Sullens</em></a><em>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-expert-report-finds-barriers-and-opportunity-green-building-and-codes-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-expert-report-finds-barriers-and-opportunity-green-building-and-codes-california#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:09:51 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 5889207 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED professional spotlight: Middle East edition http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professional-spotlight-middle-east-edition <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-professional-spotlight--Middle-East-edition-C.png?1428517476" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/tanvi-jaganath/0010589775" target="_blank">Tanvi Jaganath</a> is a LEED professional in the Middle East. The company she works for, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/green-technologies-fzco">Green Technologies FZCO</a><span>,</span> has implemented over 2,200,000 square meters of sustainable buildings in the Middle East and Asia resulting in the reduction of more than 30% of carbon emissions in those areas.</p> <p>Some notable projects include:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professional-spotlight-middle-east-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professional-spotlight-middle-east-edition#comments International Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:22:52 +0000 Joseph Crea 5882470 at http://www.usgbc.org Military projects grow momentum for LEED in the Top 10 state of Hawai'i http://www.usgbc.org/articles/military-projects-grow-momentum-leed-top-10-state-hawaii <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top-10-States-for-LEED-Hawaii-E.png?1428517288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Growing up in a military family means calling many different places home. While moving back and forth across the country and attending seven different schools, I always considered Hawai&rsquo;i to be my home. Not only did I live there the longest as a child, but I am proud to be of Hawaiian ancestry and am lucky to have a beautiful Hawaiian name.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/military-projects-grow-momentum-leed-top-10-state-hawaii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/military-projects-grow-momentum-leed-top-10-state-hawaii#comments LEED Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:19:20 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 5882463 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED rating system for existing multifamily buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-rating-system-existing-multifamily-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Multifamily-B.png?1428436760" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Updated Aug. 27, 2015 - Register to vote Aug.11 - Sept. 11, 2015</em></p> <p><span>In the coming weeks, USGBC will introduce a set of new LEED v4 credits</span><span><span><a href="#_msocom_1"></a></span></span><span>&nbsp;designed for existing multifamily projects&mdash;LEED for Operations and Maintenance: Multifamily.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-rating-system-existing-multifamily-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-rating-system-existing-multifamily-buildings#comments LEED Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:58:02 +0000 Corey Enck 5874473 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: March 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-march-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update_template_0_0.png?1428433725" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in March 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-march-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-march-2015#comments LEED Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:07:17 +0000 Christopher Gray 5874183 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED to Recognize Living Building Challenge Energy & Water Requirements http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-recognize-living-building-challenge-energy-water-requirements <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c_2.png?1428072235" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>April 3, 2015 (Washington, DC) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council announced today that it will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-recognize-living-building-challenge-energy-water-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-recognize-living-building-challenge-energy-water-requirements#comments Media Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:42:51 +0000 Marisa Long 5837348 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Homes credits and points http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-credits-and-points <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HOMES.png?1428000406" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-credits-and-points">previous article</a> we listed the prerequisites, credits, and points in the LEED v4 ID+C rating system. This time around, we&rsquo;re going to focus on LEED v4 for Homes. This rating system addresses two types of buildings:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-credits-and-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-credits-and-points#comments LEED Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:44:58 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5830689 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: The Center for Civil and Human Rights http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-center-civil-and-human-rights <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top-10-states-project-profile--The-Center-for-Civil-and-Human-Rights-B.png?1427991891" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a>&nbsp;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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-center-civil-and-human-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-center-civil-and-human-rights#comments LEED Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:23:32 +0000 Christopher Gray 5829843 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Lab in action: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-university-wisconsin-milwaukee <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Lab-in-action--University-of-Wisconsin-Milwaukee.png?1427987817" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Making the invisible, visible&hellip; and valuable.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-university-wisconsin-milwaukee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-university-wisconsin-milwaukee#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:10:29 +0000 Kate Nelson 5829374 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: April 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Apr 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Addenda.png?1427905558" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The April 1, 2015, quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available. This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.</p> <p>To view the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2015#comments LEED Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:23:31 +0000 Marta Drzymala 5821426 at http://www.usgbc.org Ecuador proves that LEED is possible as the most recent LEED Earth winner http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ecuador-proves-leed-possible-most-recent-leed-earth-winner <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">31 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Ecuador-proves-that-LEED-is-possible-as-the-most-recent-LEED-Earth-winner-B.png?1427817127" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>ENNE Arquitectos is proud to announce that it's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ennearquitectos.com/portafolio/enne.html" target="_blank">new ENNE Arquitectos office</a> is the&nbsp;</span>first LEED-certified project in Ecuador and the most recent winner of USGBC&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedearth" target="_blank">LEED Earth campaign</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ecuador-proves-leed-possible-most-recent-leed-earth-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ecuador-proves-leed-possible-most-recent-leed-earth-winner#comments LEED Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:50:54 +0000 Antonio Naranjo 5812625 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED project Mid-Review Clarification requests: What are they? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-mid-review-clarification-requests-what-are-they <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Mid-Review-Clarification-A.png?1427743852" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve submitted LEED projects for review, you may have occasionally been issued a Mid-Review Clarification (MRC) request from your LEED reviewer.</p> <p>Have you ever wondered: What is this, or why did I get it?&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-mid-review-clarification-requests-what-are-they" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-mid-review-clarification-requests-what-are-they#comments LEED Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:29:48 +0000 Marta Drzymala 5805460 at http://www.usgbc.org Upcoming sunset dates for LEED v2.0/2.2 projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-sunset-dates-leed-v2022-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/timer_0_0.png?1427484719" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The continuing evolution of LEED plays a key role in how we ensure that LEED remains up to date and a symbol of excellence. As new versions of LEED are released, previous versions are retired or &ldquo;sunset&rdquo;&mdash;keeping the newest projects paired with the latest and best version of the rating system.</p> <p>On June 27, 2015, the following rating systems will be closed for certification, or sunset.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-sunset-dates-leed-v2022-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-sunset-dates-leed-v2022-projects#comments LEED Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:31:59 +0000 Dean DiPietro 5781496 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ID+C credits and points http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-credits-and-points <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ID_C.png?1427472349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span><span>This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.</span></span></em></p> <p><span>In our </span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-credits-and-points"><span>previous article</span></a><span>, we <span>listed</span> the prerequisites, credits, and points in the LEED <span>O</span>+<span>M</span> rating system. <span>Today</span> <span>we&rsquo;re</span> going to <span>go over </span>LEED v4 <span>for</span> <span>Interior&nbsp;</span></span>(LEED ID+C). This rating system addresses the following project types:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-credits-and-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-credits-and-points#comments LEED Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:04:33 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5779860 at http://www.usgbc.org The making of an icon: TAIPEI 101 reaches for new heights by pursuing LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-icon-taipei-101-reaches-new-heights-pursuing-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/The-making-of-an-icon--TAIPEI-101-reaches-for-next-new-heights-by-pursuing-LEED-v4-A.png?1427404117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>When </span><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/taipei-101-tower-0" target="_blank">TAIPEI 101</a>, one of the tallest buildings in the world originally <a href="http://http://www.usgbc.org/projects/taipei-101-tower-0" target="_blank">certified in 2011</a> as LEED Platinum under LEED O+M for Existing Buildings, it was big news.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-icon-taipei-101-reaches-new-heights-pursuing-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-icon-taipei-101-reaches-new-heights-pursuing-leed-v4#comments LEED Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:05:25 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 5773492 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Bently Union Square http://www.usgbc.org/top-10-states-project-profile-bentley-holdings-office-space <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top-10-states-project-profile--Bentley-Holdings-Office-Space.png?1427389694" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a>&nbsp;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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/top-10-states-project-profile-bentley-holdings-office-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/top-10-states-project-profile-bentley-holdings-office-space#comments LEED Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:06:52 +0000 Christopher Gray 5771507 at http://www.usgbc.org New research: In California’s unyielding drought, green buildings can help http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-research-california%E2%80%99s-unyielding-drought-green-buildings-can-help <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/New-research--In-California_s-unyielding-drought_-green-buildings-can-help-A.png?1427377301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published on GBIG Insight. <a href="http://insight.gbig.org/new-research-in-californias-unyielding-drought-green-buildings-can-help/" target="_blank">Read on Insight</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-research-california%E2%80%99s-unyielding-drought-green-buildings-can-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-research-california%E2%80%99s-unyielding-drought-green-buildings-can-help#comments LEED Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:46:09 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 5764620 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED review comments: A closer look http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-review-comments-closer-look <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-review-comments-b_0.png?1427306710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you have ever submitted a LEED project for certification, you are familiar with the Review Report in <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a> that captures all the comments, educational notes and clarification requests from your LEED reviewer.&nbsp;</p> <p><span>LEED review comments are designed to present a standardized and consistent method of communicating sometimes-complex technical issues with project teams across thousands of LEED projects in over 135 countries around the globe.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-review-comments-closer-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-review-comments-closer-look#comments LEED Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:05:09 +0000 Marta Drzymala 5763525 at http://www.usgbc.org Nominate your project for the 2014 LEED for Homes Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-project-2014-leed-homes-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-leed-for-homes-awards-b_0.png?1427212880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are now <a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/2014-leed-for-homes-awards/">accepting nominations</a>&nbsp;for&nbsp;the 2014 LEED for Homes Awards.&nbsp;</p> <p>Did you work on a truly exemplary green home in 2014? Are you a developer or homebuilder who has gone above and beyond with LEED? If so, we want to turn the spotlight on your great work.</p> <p>The LEED for Homes Awards recognize developers, home builders and projects that have demonstrated leadership in the residential building marketplace.</p> <p>The award categories are:<span>&nbsp; <br /></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-project-2014-leed-homes-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-project-2014-leed-homes-awards#comments LEED Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:01:20 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5753526 at http://www.usgbc.org Last chance! Tell GSA that #LEEDworks! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-tell-gsa-leedworks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_leedworks-a_0.png?1426872775" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Under the Energy and Independence and Security Act of 2007, the General Services Administration (GSA) is charged with reviewing green building rating systems and making a formal recommendation for their use by federal agencies. Regarding LEED, in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsa.gov/portal/mediaId/197819/fileName/GBCS2012_Cert_Sys_Review.action" target="_blank">2012, GSA reviewed LEED v2009</a>&nbsp;and found it has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-tell-gsa-leedworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-tell-gsa-leedworks#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:32:54 +0000 Bryan Howard 5717627 at http://www.usgbc.org Kerry Properties office towers achieve LEED Platinum in Shenzhen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kerry-properties-office-towers-achieve-leed-platinum-shenzhen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kerry-properties-office-towers-achieve-leed-platinum-in-shenzhen_0.png?1426869399" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The market for green buildings in China continues to show tremendous growth at a time when public attention has begun to focus on air quality concerns across <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/china-tries-new-tactic-combat-pollution-transparency">China&rsquo;s major cities</a>. Chinese business leaders have been looking to innovative solutions such as LEED to help solve their country&rsquo;s indoor and outdoor air quality issues.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kerry-properties-office-towers-achieve-leed-platinum-shenzhen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kerry-properties-office-towers-achieve-leed-platinum-shenzhen#comments LEED Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:36:38 +0000 Christopher Gray 5717261 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Kaiser Permanente Koolau Medical Office http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-kaiser-permanente-koolau-medical-office <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kaiser-permanente-koolau-medical-office_0.png?1426784310" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a>&nbsp;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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-kaiser-permanente-koolau-medical-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-kaiser-permanente-koolau-medical-office#comments LEED Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:58:29 +0000 Christopher Gray 5708968 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in college sports: One-of-a-kind stories of history, resiliency & adaptive reuse http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-college-sports-one-kind-stories-history-resiliency-adaptive-reuse <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-certified-collegiate-stadiums_0.png?1426691162" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With over 240,000 buildings spread across 4,100 higher education institutions, colleges and universities have an enormous opportunity to integrate green building as a key component in sustainability planning. The benefits these buildings offer are vast&mdash;green building at the collegiate level impacts student health, school operational costs and the environment. In addition, high-performing green schools produce high-performing, eco-conscious students who are capable of driving global market transformation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-college-sports-one-kind-stories-history-resiliency-adaptive-reuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-college-sports-one-kind-stories-history-resiliency-adaptive-reuse#comments LEED Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:06:02 +0000 Sarah Buente 5699369 at http://www.usgbc.org About LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed.png?1345822096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What is LEED?</strong> <a href="/leed">LEED</a>, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work, learn, play and worship. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed#comments Media Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:25:13 +0000 2604113 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC to attend Green Building Japan’s Spring Symposium http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-attend-green-building-japan%E2%80%99s-spring-symposium <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-japan_s-spring-symposium_0.png?1426259064" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 17, the <a href="http://www.gbj.or.jp/symposium2015spring/" target="_blank">2015 Green Building Japan Spring Symposium</a> will take place in Tokyo, Japan. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/roger-platt/0010548480" target="_blank">Roger Platt</a>, president of USGBC and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/mahesh-ramanujam/0010539283" target="_blank">Mahesh Ramanujam</a>, chief operating officer of USGBC and president of GBCI, will be featured speakers.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-attend-green-building-japan%E2%80%99s-spring-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-attend-green-building-japan%E2%80%99s-spring-symposium#comments LEED Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:04:24 +0000 Joseph Crea 5658759 at http://www.usgbc.org March Madness is here: Find out if your college made our list of Eco All-Stars http://www.usgbc.org/articles/march-madness-here-find-out-if-your-college-made-our-list-eco-all-stars <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/march-madness-is-here-c_0.png?1426256536" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>March Madness fever is sweeping the nation. People across the country are eagerly anticipating this weekend's Selection Sunday to find out if their favorite team has made the NCAA tournament&mdash;and what seed they are selected as. I know I am!</p> <p>While you anxiously await Sunday's results, we've compiled a list of&nbsp;LEED certified college stadiums and arenas across the country.&nbsp;Take a look at our map on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/usgbc-college-sports/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;to find out if your college made it!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/march-madness-here-find-out-if-your-college-made-our-list-eco-all-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/march-madness-here-find-out-if-your-college-made-our-list-eco-all-stars#comments LEED Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:22:16 +0000 Sarah Buente 5658467 at http://www.usgbc.org Lend Lease proves it's what's on the inside that counts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lend-lease-proves-its-whats-inside-counts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lend-lease-d_0.png?1426253390" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In late February, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/lend-lease" target="_blank">Lend Lease</a>, a USGBC Platinum level member and industry leader in property, infrastructure and construction management, announced that their <a href="http://www.gbig.org/activities/leed-1000035412http://" target="_blank">New York City office</a> achieved LEED Gold certification. A major milestone for an influential company in the green building movement, it inspired a closer look at how Lend Lease&rsquo;s organizational aspirations motivate the work they do with clients around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lend-lease-proves-its-whats-inside-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lend-lease-proves-its-whats-inside-counts#comments Industry Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:29:50 +0000 Aline Peterson 5658129 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Unitarian Universalist Association new headquarters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-unitarian-universalist-association-new-headquarters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-10-states-project-profile-unitarian-universalist-association-new-headquarters-_0.png?1426177801" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10"><span>2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</span></a>&nbsp;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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-unitarian-universalist-association-new-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-unitarian-universalist-association-new-headquarters#comments LEED Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:30:01 +0000 Christopher Gray 5650854 at http://www.usgbc.org Federal agencies and their super rad buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-agencies-and-their-super-rad-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/federal-agencies-and-their-super-rad-buildings-a_0.png?1426087374" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-use-get-40-year-low">we reported</a> on the announcement from the Energy Information Administration that the federal government <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=19851">is consuming energy at its lowest levels since 1975</a>. The U.S. government is the biggest consumer of energy in the nation, and their commitment to greening their building stock was critical to this advancement.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-agencies-and-their-super-rad-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-agencies-and-their-super-rad-buildings#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:22:54 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5641986 at http://www.usgbc.org India demonstrates leadership through LEED for existing buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-demonstrates-leadership-through-leed-existing-buildings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-eb-projects-in-india-a_0.png?1426082879" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>This week, USGBC and <a href="http://www.teriin.org/" target="_blank">The Energy Resources Institute</a> (TERI), will formally launch new, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/us-green-building-council-energy-and-resources-inststute-partnership-advancing-green-build" target="_blank">technical guidance</a> to advance LEED for existing buildings in India. This guidance will launch as part of the annual&nbsp;</span><a href="http://grihaindia.org/grihasummit/index.php" target="_blank"><span>GRIHA Summit</span></a><span>, which is being held in New Delhi.</span>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-demonstrates-leadership-through-leed-existing-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-demonstrates-leadership-through-leed-existing-buildings#comments LEED Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:07:59 +0000 Joseph Crea 5641544 at http://www.usgbc.org Does LEED have a place in your diet? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/does-leed-have-place-your-diet <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/does-leed-have-a-place-in-your-diet-c_0.png?1426001973" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What if you could help prevent climate change three times a day? What would you be willing to change? You&rsquo;ve already changed your light bulbs and programmed your thermostat. The next step you can take is your food, so today I&rsquo;m writing about what we eat&mdash;and greenhouse gases.</p> <p>What you purchase at the market directly impacts climate change. Animal product cultivation generates greenhouse gases in the following ways:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/does-leed-have-place-your-diet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/does-leed-have-place-your-diet#comments LEED Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:39:33 +0000 Theresa Hogerheide 5633745 at http://www.usgbc.org The real-life cycle of LEED in NY http://www.usgbc.org/articles/real-life-cycle-leed-ny <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-real-life-cycle-of-leed-in-ny-e_0.png?1426001751" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fortunately for this Central New York native, Syracuse pride abounds at USGBC&rsquo;s headquarters. </p> <p>Take a turn around our Washington, DC, office and you&rsquo;ll see more than a few Syracuse University pennants and posters pinned up around staff workspaces. Otto the Orange&rsquo;s enlarged eyes poke out from bulletin boards, Rakeem Christmas sizes you up from a newspaper clipping, and SU degrees adorn the walls of employee offices (including our CEO and chief Syracusan-in-residence, Rick Fedrizzi).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/real-life-cycle-leed-ny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/real-life-cycle-leed-ny#comments LEED Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:35:51 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5633743 at http://www.usgbc.org PR guidelines to promote your LEED-certified project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pr-guidelines-promote-your-leed-certified-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pr-guidelines-to-promote-your-leed-certified-project-c_0.png?1425909683" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations! Your project is joining a select group of sustainable and innovative buildings that are LEED-certified. If you&rsquo;re looking to tell your building&rsquo;s story, here are some ideas to help get you started:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pr-guidelines-promote-your-leed-certified-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pr-guidelines-promote-your-leed-certified-project#comments LEED Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:01:23 +0000 Marisa Long 5624626 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED O+M credits and points http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-credits-and-points <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/o_m_0.png?1425589610" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.</span></em></p> <p><span>In our </span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-credits-and-points"><span>previous article</span></a><span>, we listed the prerequisites, credits, and points in the LEED BD+C rating system. This time around, we&rsquo;re going to focus on LEED for Operations + Maintenance (LEED O+M). This rating system addresses the following existing building project types:</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-credits-and-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-credits-and-points#comments LEED Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:06:50 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5595293 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: University of Mary Washington’s IT Convergence Center http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-university-mary-washington%E2%80%99s-it-convergence-center <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/university-of-mary-washington_s-it-convergence-center_0.png?1425581538" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10"><span>2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</span></a>&nbsp;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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-university-mary-washington%E2%80%99s-it-convergence-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-university-mary-washington%E2%80%99s-it-convergence-center#comments LEED Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:52:18 +0000 Christopher Gray 5594239 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Dynamic Plaque is coming to Canada http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-coming-canada <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ldp_0.png?1425567833" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The following is excerpted from Property Biz Canada.&nbsp;<a href="http://renx.ca/leed-dynamic-plaque-coming-canada/" target="_blank">Read the full article</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-coming-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-coming-canada#comments LEED Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:03:53 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5592588 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: February 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-february-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update_template_1_0.png?1425494997" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in February 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-february-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-february-2015#comments LEED Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:49:57 +0000 Christopher Gray 5585802 at http://www.usgbc.org Virginia: State of the Commonwealth and green building leader http://www.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-state-commonwealth-and-green-building-leader <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/virginia--state-of-the-commonwealth-a_0.png?1425488088" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I want to take a moment to honor my home state, the great Commonwealth of Virginia, for being a leader in green building.&nbsp;</p> <p>All across the state &ndash; from the Governor to our mayors and from CEOs to our community advocates &ndash; courageous leaders are making the state a better place by advancing green building.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-state-commonwealth-and-green-building-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-state-commonwealth-and-green-building-leader#comments LEED Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:54:47 +0000 Jason Hartke 5585082 at http://www.usgbc.org We have this thing with floors [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-have-thing-floors-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whttwf-a_0.png?1425479866" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 thankful for the floors in our office space!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-have-thing-floors-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-have-thing-floors-video#comments LEED Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:37:46 +0000 Amy Hedgepeth 5584248 at http://www.usgbc.org Ganamos con verde: We won with green in Latin america http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ganamos-con-verde-we-won-green-latin-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/we-won-with-green-in-latin-america-f_0.png?1425325874" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="620" height="348" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/02_usil-_18036%5B1%5D.jpg?1425415919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="498" height="331" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3a%5B1%5D.jpg?1425415929" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2356" height="3543" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0780%20copy%5B1%5D.jpg?1425415940" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_4619%5B1%5D.JPG?1425415955" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_4629%5B1%5D.JPG?1425415977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_4669%5B1%5D.JPG?1425415991" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>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.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ganamos-con-verde-we-won-green-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ganamos-con-verde-we-won-green-latin-america#comments LEED Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:51:13 +0000 Jason Hartke 5568959 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ND: It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-its-beautiful-day-neighborhood <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-nd_0.png?1425309106" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED ND?</h3> <p>Is your local grocery store within walking distance&hellip; 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?</p> <p>LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) was engineered to inspire and help create better, more sustainable, well-connected neighborhoods. It looks beyond the scale of buildings to consider entire communities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-its-beautiful-day-neighborhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-its-beautiful-day-neighborhood#comments LEED Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:11:45 +0000 Nora Knox 5566145 at http://www.usgbc.org Land of Lincoln leads with LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/land-lincoln-leads-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/land-of-lincoln_0.png?1425052856" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I could not be prouder of the Land of Lincoln.&nbsp;</p> <p>For the second year in a row, my home state of Illinois has<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank"> topped the list </a>of states with the most LEED-certified gross square footage per capita certified during the year.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/land-lincoln-leads-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/land-lincoln-leads-leed#comments LEED Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:56 +0000 Robb Tufts 5542261 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Qiagen’s North American Corporate Headquarters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-qiagen%E2%80%99s-north-american-corporate-headquarters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/qiagen_s-north-american-corporate-headquarters-a_0.png?1424982939" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10"><span>2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</span></a>&nbsp;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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-qiagen%E2%80%99s-north-american-corporate-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-qiagen%E2%80%99s-north-american-corporate-headquarters#comments LEED Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:35:39 +0000 Christopher Gray 5535762 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED BD+C credits and points http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-credits-and-points <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bdc_0.png?1424963187" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.&nbsp;</span></em></p> <p>In a previous article, we explained <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-difference-between-leed-credit-leed-prerequisite-and-leed-point">the difference between prerequisites, credits, and points</a>. In this edition, we&rsquo;ll show how you can use them&mdash;starting with Building Design &amp; Construction (LEED BD+C). In LEED v4, this rating system addresses the following project types:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-credits-and-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-credits-and-points#comments LEED Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:06:26 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5533239 at http://www.usgbc.org Going big: Two USGBC members make significant commitments to reduce environmental, social and health risks http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-big-two-usgbc-members-make-significant-commitments-reduce-environmental-social-and-he <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/going-big-reduce-environmental_-social-and-health-risks-d_0.png?1424891217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>In the past week, both Citi and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/kaiser-foundation-health-plan" target="_blank">Kaiser Permanente</a>, two active <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/member" target="_blank">USGBC members</a>, have made significant commitments to reduce their environmental impact. Going above and beyond the practice of pursuing LEED certification for the buildings they own and operate, these two highly respected corporate citizens are demonstrating the power of institutions to assess risk on a large scale, and to affect change.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-big-two-usgbc-members-make-significant-commitments-reduce-environmental-social-and-he" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-big-two-usgbc-members-make-significant-commitments-reduce-environmental-social-and-he#comments Industry Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:06:57 +0000 Aline Peterson 5526493 at http://www.usgbc.org We need you to speak up for the federal government’s continued use of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-need-you-speak-federal-governments-continued-use-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/we-need-you-to-speak-up-for-the-federal-government_s-continued-use-of-leed-d_0.png?1424816444" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Under the Energy and Independence and Security Act of 2007, the General Services Administration (GSA) is charged with reviewing green building rating systems and making a formal recommendation for their use by federal agencies. Regarding LEED, in <a href="http://www.gsa.gov/portal/mediaId/197819/fileName/GBCS2012_Cert_Sys_Review.action">2012, GSA reviewed LEED v2009</a> and found it has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-need-you-speak-federal-governments-continued-use-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-need-you-speak-federal-governments-continued-use-leed#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:20:44 +0000 Bryan Howard 5519282 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED for Homes: It's what's inside that counts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-its-whats-inside-counts <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-h_0.png?1424703637" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED for Homes?</h3> <p>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&mdash;but especially homes.</p> <p>Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-its-whats-inside-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-its-whats-inside-counts#comments LEED Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:00:37 +0000 Nora Knox 5506974 at http://www.usgbc.org We heard you #loveLEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_loveleed-a_0.png?1424449060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lets-get-heart-it-we-loveleed-video" target="_blank">This Valentine's Day</a>, we asked if you love LEED as much as we do. The answer was simple: yes! We were so impressed by how people shared their love for LEED! Check out some of our favorite posts below.</p> <p>Missed out on the action? Want to show a building you love, share why green building is important to you or write a love letter to LEED? Post a photo on Instagram or a message on Twitter! Just use the hashtag #loveLEED.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed#comments LEED Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:17:39 +0000 Sarah Buente 5486124 at http://www.usgbc.org What's the difference between a LEED credit, LEED prerequisite and a LEED point? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-difference-between-leed-credit-leed-prerequisite-and-leed-point <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/all-systems-leed_0.png?1424383243" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.</em></p> <p>LEED points, LEED credits, LEED prerequisites&mdash;they all contribute to certification but what&rsquo;s the difference? In this article we&rsquo;re going to go over these three fundamental elements and how they help you achieve LEED. In the articles to come, we&rsquo;ll provide more detailed information about what these look like in each of the LEED rating systems: BD+C, O+M, ID+C, and ND. We&rsquo;ll also do a special edition on Homes.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-difference-between-leed-credit-leed-prerequisite-and-leed-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-difference-between-leed-credit-leed-prerequisite-and-leed-point#comments LEED Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:00:43 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5482114 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: The Colorado Convention Center http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-colorado-convention-center <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-10-feature-the-colorado-convention-center_0.png?1424376316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a>&nbsp;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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-colorado-convention-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-colorado-convention-center#comments LEED Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:05:15 +0000 Christopher Gray 5481377 at http://www.usgbc.org What is green building? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/what-is-green-building-b_0.png?1424281470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sustainability is not a one-time treatment or product. Instead, green building is a process that applies to buildings, their sites, their interiors, their operations, and the communities in which they are situated. The process of green building flows throughout the entire life-cycle of a project, beginning at the inception of a project idea and continuing seamlessly until the project reaches the end of its life and its parts are recycled or reused.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building-0#comments LEED Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:44:29 +0000 Nora Knox 5475038 at http://www.usgbc.org Efficient buildings help federal energy use get to 40-year low http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-use-get-40-year-low <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-c_0.png?1424206819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You may have missed the recent announcement from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=19851" target="_blank">energy consumption by the federal government is at its lowest point since 1975</a>. This is, as some would say, a big deal and in looking at the contribution of the building sector in achieving this goal, it is in fact a very big deal for green buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-use-get-40-year-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-use-get-40-year-low#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:00:18 +0000 Bryan Howard 5469547 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 material ingredients credit: Serving up a new recipe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-serving-new-recipe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-recipe_0.png?1424197199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;Products, products everywhere but which ones score me points?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-serving-new-recipe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-serving-new-recipe#comments LEED Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:19:59 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5468121 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ID+C: It's what's inside that counts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-its-whats-inside-counts <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-idc_0.png?1424185670" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED ID+C?</h3> <p>As humans, we spend 90% of our time indoors. That time should be spent in spaces that allow us to breathe easy, give us views of nature and daylight, and make us healthier and more productive.</p> <p>LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) enables project teams who may not have control over whole building operations to develop indoor spaces that are better for the planet and for people.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-its-whats-inside-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-its-whats-inside-counts#comments LEED Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:07:50 +0000 Nora Knox 5467224 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. presidents lead the way with a commitment to sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-presidents-lead-way-commitment-sustainability <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/presidents-day-b_1.png?1424102861" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>I</span>n honor of Presidents' Day, we'd like to celebrate two presidents who have championed the environment through building LEED-certified presidential centers and libraries.</p> <p>Through their commitment to conservation and sustainability, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush have created healthy presidential spaces that engage communities from around the world. That's the kind of leadership we'll take our hats off to.</p> <p>Check out the centers below.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-presidents-lead-way-commitment-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-presidents-lead-way-commitment-sustainability#comments LEED Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:07:41 +0000 Nora Knox 5461922 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Advanced Protein Characterization Lab http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-advanced-protein-characterization-lab <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-10-feature-c_0.png?1423760141" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a> 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 have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in the many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental/social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-advanced-protein-characterization-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-advanced-protein-characterization-lab#comments LEED Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:55:40 +0000 Christopher Gray 5441785 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know LEED v4 with the LEED v4 User Guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-v4-leed-v4-user-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-user-guide-a_0.png?1423757745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In talking to the green building community about LEED v4, the questions we get generally fall into three categories.&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>Why did we make the changes?</li> <li>What do we hope to accomplish?</li> <li>How does the new language differ from LEED 2009?</li> </ol> <p>Enter the <a href="http://go.usgbc.org/LEED-v4-User-Guide.html" target="_blank">LEED v4 User Guide</a>.</p> <p>This guide presents LEED v4 information addressing the following:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-v4-leed-v4-user-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-v4-leed-v4-user-guide#comments LEED Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:15:45 +0000 Selina Holmes 5441645 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED offers beacons of hope at shelters across the U.S. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-offers-beacons-hope-shelters-across-us <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-homeless-shelters-d_0.png?1423753291" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From green roofs, to natural light and landscaped courtyards, green building practices are offering our nation's homeless beacons of hope even in the bleakest of situations. Shelters are turning towards energy-efficiency and sustainability measures as a new solution to improving lives and the communities that surround them.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-offers-beacons-hope-shelters-across-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-offers-beacons-hope-shelters-across-us#comments LEED Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:01:30 +0000 Sarah Buente 5441324 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a member of the LEED Social Equity Working Group http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-member-leed-social-equity-working-group <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-social-equity-working-group-a_0.png?1423680990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is now accepting applications for the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/volunteer-opportunities#social-equity" target="_blank">LEED Social Equity Working Group</a> of the LEED Steering Committee; applications will be accepted through March 10, 2015. Applicants must be an employee of an organization that is a<span>&nbsp;</span><span>member of USGBC in order to be elligible</span>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-member-leed-social-equity-working-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-member-leed-social-equity-working-group#comments LEED Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:56:30 +0000 Emma Hughes 5436636 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED hits home: Rick Fedrizzi at St. Joseph’s Hospital http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-hits-home-rick-fedrizzi-st-joseph%E2%80%99s-hospital <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sjh_leedawd15_1255_0.jpg?1423680840" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Buildings are witness to so many of the most important moments in our lives. They create the space and form the backdrop for our weddings and funerals, business launches and late-night-billion-dollar-back-of-the-envelope work sessions, our first day of kindergarten and the graduation ceremony.&nbsp;Buildings are our lives.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-hits-home-rick-fedrizzi-st-joseph%E2%80%99s-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-hits-home-rick-fedrizzi-st-joseph%E2%80%99s-hospital#comments Community Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:54:00 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 5436631 at http://www.usgbc.org Majority of 2015 ZNE verified buildings are LEED projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-2015-zne-verified-buildings-are-leed-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/net-zero-leed-buildings-a_0.png?1423677167" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published on the Green Building Information Gateway on Feb. 9, 2015.&nbsp;<a href="http://insight.gbig.org/majority-of-2015-zne-verified-buildings-are-leed-projects/" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.</em></p> <p><strong><em>Of the 39 buildings that NBI has verified to have achieved zero net energy performance, more than half are LEED Gold or Platinum buildings. More needed <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed" target="_blank">(LEED On</a>).</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-2015-zne-verified-buildings-are-leed-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-2015-zne-verified-buildings-are-leed-projects#comments LEED Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:52:47 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 5436344 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 material ingredients credit: The more you know http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-more-you-know <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-recipe-c_0.png?1423598730" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During President Obama&rsquo;s State of the Union Address, he said that the number one priority for America this year is to certify buildings to <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedv4" target="_blank">LEED v4</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-more-you-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-more-you-know#comments LEED Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:05:29 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5431295 at http://www.usgbc.org The Business Case for Green Building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider" alt="Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_Business.jpg?1345150128" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Overall Trends</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building#comments Media Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:55:38 +0000 2604908 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding complex credits in LEED certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-complex-credits-leed-certification <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/understanding-credits-a_0.png?1423581955" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the LEED certification process, LEED registered projects have the option of an appeal review stage which provides one additional round of review and allows teams to:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-complex-credits-leed-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-complex-credits-leed-certification#comments LEED Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:25:55 +0000 Selina Holmes 5429861 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED O+M: Who says an existing building can't learn new tricks? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-who-says-existing-building-cant-learn-new-tricks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-om_0.png?1423497345" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED O+M?</h3> <p>Meet the LEED solution for existing buildings everywhere. Existing buildings hold incredible promise&mdash;many older buildings around the world are inefficient and resource-depleting. With some keen attention to building operations, that can be turned around drastically by using LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-who-says-existing-building-cant-learn-new-tricks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-who-says-existing-building-cant-learn-new-tricks#comments LEED Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:55:45 +0000 Nora Knox 5423737 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: January 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-january-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update_template_0.png?1423495955" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-january-2015#comments LEED Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:32:35 +0000 Christopher Gray 5423658 at http://www.usgbc.org Tips to succeeding as a LEED project administrator http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-succeeding-leed-project-administrator <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-project-admin-b_0.png?1423156179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The role of the project team administrator in LEED Online is key to a successful LEED certification. The best project team administrators are proactive with their team and GBCI, are detail-oriented, and apply a robust quality control process to their project documentation, which results in high quality submissions.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Follow these tips to be a successful administrator.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-succeeding-leed-project-administrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-succeeding-leed-project-administrator#comments LEED Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:09:38 +0000 Sarah Alexander 5403409 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED and the greening of Weifang http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-greening-weifang <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/weifang-b_1.png?1423070990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="s1">It is hard to imagine that nine million people live in Weifang, China. The metropolitan area is very spread out with clusters of medium rise office and apartment buildings and retail centers. But there are still large expanses of open land and other large, old-fashioned housing. A number of fields and older industrial parks are interspersed. New, gleaming towers grow in between. It is a city of nine million that looks like it could infill with density to become even more populous.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-greening-weifang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-greening-weifang#comments LEED Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:29:50 +0000 Mark Ginsberg 5397631 at http://www.usgbc.org Infographic: Top 10 states for LEED in 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top_10_2014-a_0.png?1423049544" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has just released the annual list of Top 10 States for LEED!&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-leed-green-building-capita-nation" target="_blank">View the press release</a>.&nbsp;</em>All of the states that make up our Top 10 list have done an extraordinary job promoting LEED and making sustainable solutions a priority.</p> <p>The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10#comments LEED Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:32:24 +0000 Marisa Long 5396154 at http://www.usgbc.org ARCHITECT magazine: "The next frontier in sustainable design" http://www.usgbc.org/articles/architect-magazine-next-frontier-sustainable-design <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ideo_leed_location2_0.png?1422894805" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The following is excerpted from ARCHITECT magazine's piece, "The Performing Arts."&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/sustainability/what-s-next--the-performing-arts_o.aspx" target="_blank">Read the full article</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Gathering data to change occupant behavior is the next frontier in sustainable design (see LEED's new Dynamic Plaque). Here's why architects who embrace building performance may help their bottom lines.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/architect-magazine-next-frontier-sustainable-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/architect-magazine-next-frontier-sustainable-design#comments Industry Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:33:25 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5385224 at http://www.usgbc.org Embassy of Finland becomes the first Platinum embassy in the U.S. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/embassy-finland-becomes-first-platinum-embassy-us <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/finland-platinum-d_1.png?1422890980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Forging stronger, lasting relationships with our global allies is ongoing work. These efforts to advance peace and security on our world require creativity, empathy and, ultimately, action. This sensitive, nuanced, important work, ideally, should be done in some of the best, healthiest spaces in the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/embassy-finland-becomes-first-platinum-embassy-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/embassy-finland-becomes-first-platinum-embassy-us#comments LEED Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:29:40 +0000 Joseph Crea 5384871 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED BD+C: A fresh start to sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-fresh-start-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-bdc_0.png?1422890320" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED BD+C?</h3> <p>LEED BD+C is a fresh start to sustainability.</p> <p>When designing and constructing a new building, project teams have a choice: to join the movement of global leaders producing innovative buildings from the ground up&hellip; or to maintain the status quo. We&rsquo;re in favor of the former.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-fresh-start-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-fresh-start-sustainability#comments LEED Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:18:40 +0000 Nora Knox 5384855 at http://www.usgbc.org Group10: The first LEED v4 project in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/group10-first-leed-v4-project-india <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bvjrlwrp2zckqjksmysfbvmbjh_na1dkmrchao_o3oa_copy_0.jpg?1422806136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Group 10 Technologies, a global technology and business consulting firm, has announced that its new office space in Gurgaon has been certified LEED Gold under LEED v4, making it the first LEED v4 certified project in India.&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="s1">Lopamudra Khanna,&nbsp;</span>vice president of Group10 Technologies, chatted with us about this project, her favorite LEED credit and the healthy aspects of working in a LEED-certified space.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/group10-first-leed-v4-project-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/group10-first-leed-v4-project-india#comments LEED Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:55:35 +0000 Joseph Crea 5380100 at http://www.usgbc.org A plaque for global performance http://www.usgbc.org/articles/plaque-global-performance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_studio3639_0.png?1422642134" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="https://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a>, our platform for measuring building performance, recently took a trip to London.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/plaque-global-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/plaque-global-performance#comments Industry Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:22:14 +0000 Scot Horst 5370809 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ND arrives in Brazil, China and now Japan http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-arrives-brazil-china-and-now-japan <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/japan-leed-nd-b_0.png?1422464367" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, Green Building Japan&nbsp;and the Japan Landscape Architects Union are hosting a joint symposium as they work to advance green buildings and LEED in Japan.</p> <p>A centerpiece of their conversation is&nbsp;Futako-Tamagawa, a 36-acre site in Western Tokyo that is the country's first LEED ND project. Futako-Tamagawa is a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented project that is pushing the boundaries of sustainability. It's also a beautiful showcase of Japan's innovation in advance of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-arrives-brazil-china-and-now-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-arrives-brazil-china-and-now-japan#comments LEED Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:59:27 +0000 Joseph Crea 5358769 at http://www.usgbc.org President Obama, India and LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-india-and-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/potus-leed-india-a_0.png?1422383263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The annual and very popular Delhi half marathon took place last November. Covering 13.3 miles, 12,000 runners participated with more than 20,000 others taking part in smaller races throughout the day.&nbsp;Ethiopia&rsquo;s Guye Adola came in first place, setting a course record of <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2846751/Delhi-Half-Marathon-draws-huge-crowds-32-500-runners-hit-chilly-streets-Ethiopian-Adola-breaks-course-record.html" target="_blank">59 minutes and six seconds</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-india-and-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-india-and-leed#comments LEED Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:27:43 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 5353390 at http://www.usgbc.org Going green with the NBA http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-nba <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-nba-b_0.png?1422370458" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The NBA is spreading the sustainability message, educating basketball fans nationwide about the benefits of environmental stewardship and green building.</p> <p>With the <em>most LEED certified venues of any professional sport in the United States</em>, the NBA has established itself as an industry leader in green building. Their six LEED certified arenas offer unique opportunities to promote sustainability practices and improve the community's they serve. Let's take a look at these impressive arenas! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-nba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-nba#comments LEED Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:54:18 +0000 Sarah Buente 5352464 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED: Better buildings are our legacy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-better-buildings-are-our-legacy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-this-is-leed_0.png?1422297494" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every day LEED is pushing the green building industry to go further.</p> <p>Developed in a transparent, consensus-based process that includes several rounds of public comments and approval from <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/member" target="_blank">USGBC members</a>, LEED ensures that leaders can demand more from our buildings, creating healthy experiences, conserving precious resources and benefitting the business bottom line.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-better-buildings-are-our-legacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-better-buildings-are-our-legacy#comments LEED Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:38:14 +0000 Nora Knox 5347623 at http://www.usgbc.org Optimize your water heater, optimize your energy savings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/optimize-your-water-heater-optimize-your-energy-savings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/water-heater-a_0.png?1421174993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><em>This article is the fifth installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/optimize-your-water-heater-optimize-your-energy-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/optimize-your-water-heater-optimize-your-energy-savings#comments LEED Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:49:53 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5287576 at http://www.usgbc.org Q&A: Using the new LEED Online http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-using-new-leed-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-online-top-questions-a_0.png?1421168796" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The newest version of <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a> is now available for LEED 2009 project teams.</p> <p>Did you miss the online trainings? You can access the recordings here: <a href="https://usgbc.webex.com/usgbc-pt/lsr.php?RCID=cc6e262f732f4c72a5f3d25b3c45b5e4">individual projects</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.webex.com/usgbc-pt/lsr.php?RCID=9610cc89fbae495faae8d2ad374324cd">volume projects</a>.&nbsp;During these trainings we received a lot of great questions and feedback that we think is beneficial for everyone.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-using-new-leed-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-using-new-leed-online#comments LEED Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:06:36 +0000 Selina Holmes 5287105 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in pro sports: which teams made USGBC's list of Eco All-Stars http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-pro-sports-which-teams-made-usgbcs-list-eco-all-stars <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_sports-a_0.png?1421159023" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green building is taking the sports world by storm.&nbsp;Is your favorite NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL or MLS team's venue LEED certified?</p> <p>Take a look at our map on <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/usgbc-sports/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> to find out!</p> <p><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/usgbc-sports/" target="_blank"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1421158948-4797-6958/pinterest-usgbc-sports.png" /></a></p> <p>Follow the board to keep up-to-date on LEED activity and green building news in the sports world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-pro-sports-which-teams-made-usgbcs-list-eco-all-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-pro-sports-which-teams-made-usgbcs-list-eco-all-stars#comments LEED Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:23:43 +0000 Sarah Buente 5286532 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED buildings outperform market peers according to research http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-buildings-outperform-market-peers-according-research <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Buildings-A.png?1420728552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published under the headline, "Do LEED buildings perform? Indeed they do!" on the Green Building Information Gateway on Dec. 4, 2014. <a href="http://insight.gbig.org/do-leed-buildings-perform-indeed-they-do/" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-buildings-outperform-market-peers-according-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-buildings-outperform-market-peers-according-research#comments LEED Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:46:19 +0000 Jeff Kuziemko 5264772 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: January 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-january-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Addenda-C.png?1420655673" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The January 1st quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.&nbsp;This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.</p> <p>To view the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-january-2015#comments LEED Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:52:32 +0000 Marta Drzymala 5255622 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: December 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-december-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Cert-Update_Template.png?1420565217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in December 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-december-2014#comments LEED Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:22:11 +0000 Christopher Gray 5254902 at http://www.usgbc.org New modules for the LEED web-based reference guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Web-Based-Ref-Guides-A.png?1420560135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides&mdash;web-based.</p> <p>Integrated into the&nbsp;<a href="http://http//www.usgbc.org/credits" target="_blank">LEED credit library</a>, this resource combines all of the information in the hard copy and PDF versions of the guides with additional videos, tutorials and templates. It was built so that we could continuously add to it, making it a resource that continues to grow.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide-0#comments LEED Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:51:22 +0000 Marta Drzymala 5254471 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Online upgrade for LEED 2009 projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-2009-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Online-Announcement-C.png?1418852188" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p> <p>USGBC is now extending access to LEED 2009 commercial projects. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>On <strong>Jan. 5</strong>, <strong>2015,</strong> LEED 2009 projects using the BD+C, ID+C and EB:O+M rating systems will be upgraded to the new LEED Online platform. Newly registering LEED 2009 projects will also use the new platform going forward.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-2009-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-2009-projects#comments LEED Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:41:10 +0000 Selina Holmes 5175840 at http://www.usgbc.org The LEED Dynamic Plaque is forcing us out of our comfort zone http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-forcing-us-out-our-comfort-zone <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-dynamic-plaque-presentation.png?1418848259" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo;re doing and getting what you get.&nbsp;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 zone and get on to the next thing. You have to do this even while others are either complacent or expending valuable energy trying to keep things around them from changing in ways that would force them to change too.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-forcing-us-out-our-comfort-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-forcing-us-out-our-comfort-zone#comments LEED Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:14:56 +0000 Kevin Hydes 5175569 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: India just released http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-india-just-released <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim-india_1.png?1418395941" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has just launched the latest installment in our popular LEED in Motion report series, <em><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/india.html" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: India</a>. </em>The report&nbsp;provides a far-reaching account of the factors that have led to nearly 2,000 buildings participating in LEED across the Indian subcontinent, comprising 833 million square feet of building space using the world's most prominent green building rating system.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-india-just-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-india-just-released#comments LEED Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:52:21 +0000 Joseph Crea 5153882 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED reviewer experts are available to help you http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-experts-are-available-help-you <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-reviewer-experts-a_1.png?1418231297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;GBCI recognizes the valuable role that collaborative communication can play in helping your team work effectively&mdash;not just within your team, but also with your LEED reviewer.</p> <p>There are a number of ways you can reach out to your reviewer before, during and after the review:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-experts-are-available-help-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-experts-are-available-help-you#comments LEED Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:08:16 +0000 Sarah Alexander 5145386 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED AP ND exam to feature LEED v4 content in February 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-ap-nd-a_1.png?1418142363" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">here's more</a>&nbsp;on that change.)</p> <p>If you're prepping to take the LEED AP ND exam be sure to keep these dates in mind:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015#comments LEED Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:26:03 +0000 Nora Knox 5140881 at http://www.usgbc.org Peru's first LEED-certified existing building project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/perus-first-leed-certified-existing-building-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Logan Taylor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-eb-in-peru-b_1.png?1418057436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Water is one of the world&rsquo;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.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/perus-first-leed-certified-existing-building-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/perus-first-leed-certified-existing-building-project#comments LEED Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:50:35 +0000 5136431 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC accelerates social equity with new LEED credits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-accelerates-social-equity-new-leed-credits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/social-equity-a_0.png?1417824028" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is co-authored by Joel Ann Todd,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd" target="_blank">chair of the LEED Steering Committee</a> from 2009 through 2013,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Susan Kaplan, President and Founder of <a href="http://www.buildingwrx.com" target="_blank">BuildingWrx</a>.</em></p> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s recent move to release new social equity LEED credits marks an important step toward fulfilling its organizational goal of using green buildings to enhance the lives of all people in all buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-accelerates-social-equity-new-leed-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-accelerates-social-equity-new-leed-credits#comments LEED Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:00:28 +0000 Joel Todd 5126177 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: November 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-november-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update-a_1.png?1417643654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in November 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-november-2014#comments LEED Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:54:14 +0000 Christopher Gray 5110955 at http://www.usgbc.org Giving thanks for a LEED-certified space http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giving-thanks-leed-certified-space <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbcenvision141_0.png?1417022311" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably picture family, turkey, stuffing and perhaps football.&nbsp;Those are the first things that come to mind for me as well.</p> <p>When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably also think about the things you are grateful for, and this Thanksgiving I'm giving thanks for the&nbsp;space where I work: the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum Certified USGBC Headquarters</a>.</p> <p>Here's my LEED-certified Thanksgiving list:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giving-thanks-leed-certified-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giving-thanks-leed-certified-space#comments LEED Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:18:30 +0000 Selina Holmes 5081831 at http://www.usgbc.org How a hotel chain led green buildings in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-hotel-chain-led-green-buildings-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prasanto Kumar Roy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/hotel-in-india-c_0.png?1416500027" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1478482">This article first appeared on Cisco's Technology News Site, The Network.&nbsp;</a></em></p> <p>When Hillary Clinton landed in New Delhi in 2009, she drove from the airport to <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/itc-green-centre" target="_blank">ITC Green Center</a>, a building in the satellite town of Gurgaon.</p> <p>That building, which she called &ldquo;a monument to the future,&rdquo; is the headquarters of the hotels division of Kolkata-based conglomerate ITC.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-hotel-chain-led-green-buildings-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-hotel-chain-led-green-buildings-india#comments LEED Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:13:47 +0000 5056327 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED project spotlight: Ušće Shopping Mall http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-u%C5%A1%C4%87e-shopping-mall <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-shopping-malls-b_0.png?1416420074" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s an easy decision to pursue LEED when you&rsquo;re the building owner and it&rsquo;s your building. But what happens when your building is a shopping mall? Suddenly, it&rsquo;s not just your decision, and you need to convince your tenants to pursue LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-u%C5%A1%C4%87e-shopping-mall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-u%C5%A1%C4%87e-shopping-mall#comments LEED Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:01:14 +0000 Joseph Crea 5052332 at http://www.usgbc.org New offerings for LEED v4 projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-offerings-leed-v4-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-logo_0_0.png?1416358099" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Updated April 22, 2015 to extend benefits for upgrading LEED 2009 projects</em></p> <p>Can&rsquo;t decide between LEED v4 and LEED 2009?</p> <p>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 27, 2015.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-offerings-leed-v4-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-offerings-leed-v4-projects#comments LEED Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:48:19 +0000 Taryn Holowka 5049546 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED reviewer compass: Understanding the logic behind a review decision http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-compass-understanding-logic-behind-review-decision <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-reviewer-b_1.png?1416257257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever wondered what goes into a LEED certification review decision?<span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>All reviewers work from the same set of principles,&nbsp;<span>when applying the LEED requirements to a wide diversity of project types. Below are some things to keep in mind when preparing to submit your LEED project for review.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-compass-understanding-logic-behind-review-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-compass-understanding-logic-behind-review-decision#comments LEED Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:47:37 +0000 Micah Silvey 5044056 at http://www.usgbc.org Lighting your way to a more energy-efficient home http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lighting-your-way-more-energy-efficient-home <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cfl_lightbulb_0.png?1415808679" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is the third installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable. Read the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home" target="_blank">first article</a> and the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-control-your-homes-energy-use-programmable-thermostats" target="_blank">second article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lighting-your-way-more-energy-efficient-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lighting-your-way-more-energy-efficient-home#comments LEED Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:11:18 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5016815 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Retail — Kohl's spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-kohls-spotlight <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/retail-kohls_0.jpg?1415804112" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>430+ LEED-certified stores</em></p> <p><span>Kohl&rsquo;s is committed to being a leading environmentally responsible retailer. LEED is one way they put this commitment into practice. An active member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2007, Kohl&rsquo;s utilizes USGBC&rsquo;s LEED rating systems to guide best practices in the design, construction and operations of more than 1,100 stores and corporate facilities. To date, Kohl&rsquo;s has more than 430 LEED-certified locations, which amounts to 35,616,240 square feet of LEED-certified space. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-kohls-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-kohls-spotlight#comments LEED Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:55:11 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5016461 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED professionals at a glance: November 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-november-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedprofessionals_7_0.png?1415736599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p> <p>Don't have a credential yet?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials">Learn more about how to become a LEED professional &raquo;</a></p> <p><em>Hover over the charts below for a dynamic experience.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-november-2014#comments LEED Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:09:59 +0000 Robb Tufts 5013176 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding USGBC's Trademark Policy and Branding Guidelines to tell your LEED story http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-usgbcs-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines-tell-your-leed-story <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/11-06-2014_trademark_policy-02_0.png?1415730122" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We created our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/usgbc-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines" target="_blank">Trademark Policy and Branding Guidelines</a> to help you use our brand assets consistently and correctly. The guidelines include&nbsp;common uses and misuses of USGBC&rsquo;s brand assets, including trademarks and logos.</p> <p>We're counting on you to help reinforce our brand by applying these guidelines carefully. Have questions? Contact USGBC&rsquo;s Marketing Department at <a href="mailto:marketing@usgbc.org" target="_blank">marketing@usgbc.org</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-usgbcs-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines-tell-your-leed-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-usgbcs-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines-tell-your-leed-story#comments LEED Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:22:02 +0000 Ashley Katz 5012731 at http://www.usgbc.org Selecting a LEED rating system but need help choosing? Discover LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/selecting-leed-rating-system-need-help-choosing-discover-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/discover-leed-a_1.png?1415655104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="s1">Looking to pursue LEED certification but don&rsquo;t know where to begin? Check&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">out our new interactive <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/discoverleed/" target="_blank">Discover LEED</a> experience to get started.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/discoverleed/" target="_blank"><span class="s1"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1415632621-30748-9941/discoverleed.png" /></span></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/selecting-leed-rating-system-need-help-choosing-discover-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/selecting-leed-rating-system-need-help-choosing-discover-leed#comments LEED Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:31:43 +0000 Ashley Katz 5009240 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED User Groups: Connecting with attendees at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-groups-connecting-attendees-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedusergroupsgreenbuild_0.jpg?1415222331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year I spent much of my time at Greenbuild working with our LEED User Groups&mdash;and it was fantastic!</p> <p>In case you&rsquo;re not familiar with the User Groups, they are collaborative peer networks with the common goal of working together and with USGBC to share best known practices for green buildings in their sector, to collaborate on how LEED can be more applicable to their use type, and lead the way for greater adoption and efficiency.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-groups-connecting-attendees-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-groups-connecting-attendees-greenbuild-2014#comments Industry Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:18:51 +0000 Emily Neagle 4992833 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Retail — Target spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-target-spotlight <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/retail-target_0.jpg?1415200241" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>143 LEED-certified stores</em></p> <p><span>For Target, sustainability is a principle that drives the decisions made across the company, and LEED has been a </span><span>key component of Target&rsquo;s corporate sustainability initiatives. </span><span>As the most widely-recognized sustainability rating system, LEED has provided an ideal platform through which Target has been able to quantify and validate specific sustainability commitments, and share those successes with guests, team members, and the community. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-target-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-target-spotlight#comments LEED Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:10:41 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4991674 at http://www.usgbc.org Making history at the AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-att-park-home-san-francisco-giants <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/att_sunset_panorama_0.jpg?1415199487" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last Wednesday (Oct. 29), the San Francisco Giants were named Major League Baseball's 2014 World Series Champions, clinching their third Series in five years by defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in a thrilling Game 7 win.</p> <p>Led by the record-breaking performance of Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, the Giants became just the second National League team to win three World Series in five years, and the first since the 1940s.</p> <p>Their historic performance makes the case that a new dynasty has been established at AT&amp;T Park.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-att-park-home-san-francisco-giants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-att-park-home-san-francisco-giants#comments LEED Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:58:07 +0000 Sarah Buente 4991636 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for federal compliance assessment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-federal-compliance-assessment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_3_0.png?1415139592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p><span><span>Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals efficiently.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-federal-compliance-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-federal-compliance-assessment#comments LEED Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:19:51 +0000 Selina Holmes 4989310 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: October 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header_px_1_0_0_0.png?1415111041" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-october-2014#comments LEED Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:24:01 +0000 Christopher Gray 4987378 at http://www.usgbc.org Prepare for your LEED Green Associate Exam http://www.usgbc.org/articles/prepare-your-leed-green-associate-exam <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/article_examprep_ga.png?1392214894" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations on taking your first step toward earning your LEED Green Associate! The key to earning a LEED Green Associate is a thorough understanding of green building and LEED. </p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-green-associate-candidate-handbook" class="button">Access the candidate handbook for exam policies and procedures</a></p> <p>The LEED v4 exam is based on the following text specifications and references. The exam questions reflect Task Domains and Knowledge Domains.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/prepare-your-leed-green-associate-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/prepare-your-leed-green-associate-exam#comments LEED Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4570830 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Retail — Nike spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-nike-spotlight <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/retail-nike_0.jpg?1414617361" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nike Store: Buenos Aires, Argentina</p> <p><em>LEED for Commercial Interiors: Gold Certified January 2013 </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-nike-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-nike-spotlight#comments LEED Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4974350 at http://www.usgbc.org Five ways to follow the chain: How to know if a business is green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-ways-follow-chain-how-know-if-business-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenchain_0.png?1414526761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>We all have our favorite places to browse, to hangout, to eat and to splurge. We have our favorite products that we reach for day after day. </span></p> <p><span>But how are we, as consumers, to know what our favorite brands are up to behind the scenes, and if they&rsquo;re walking the walk, rather than just talking the talk about sustainability?</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-ways-follow-chain-how-know-if-business-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-ways-follow-chain-how-know-if-business-green#comments Industry Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:06:01 +0000 Aline Peterson 4971377 at http://www.usgbc.org Your LEED project is certified! Here's how you can start promoting it http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-project-certified-heres-how-you-can-start-promoting-it <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_41095354-leed-plaque_0.png?1414437659" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Once your LEED project has earned certification, it&rsquo;s likely that you&rsquo;ll want to tell the world, and you should. LEED certification benefits your bottom line and underscores your sustainability efforts. </span></p> <p><span>It&rsquo;s a cause for celebration!</span></p> <p>Take the first step and request to receive a formal certificate of recognition, and you can choose to order LEED plaques and certificates.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-project-certified-heres-how-you-can-start-promoting-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-project-certified-heres-how-you-can-start-promoting-it#comments LEED Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:20:59 +0000 Dean DiPietro 4968545 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED service providers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-service-providers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_2_0.png?1414419881" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p>Whether&nbsp;you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals.</p> <p>Check out the options below that will help you enhance your business and apply LEED&nbsp;efficiently.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-service-providers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-service-providers#comments LEED Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:24:41 +0000 Selina Holmes 4967290 at http://www.usgbc.org Just released LEED in Motion: Retail—Building a better global marketplace http://www.usgbc.org/articles/just-released-leed-motion-retail-building-better-global-marketplace <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-in-motion-retail_0.png?1414068207" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The global marketplace, our world&rsquo;s unfathomably vast network of goods and services, cash and currency, has always been about much, much more than money alone.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/just-released-leed-motion-retail-building-better-global-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/just-released-leed-motion-retail-building-better-global-marketplace#comments LEED Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:43:26 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4949055 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC announces plan for new Supply Chain Optimization Group http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-plan-new-supply-chain-optimization-group <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/clock-70189_1280_0.png?1413927032" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, from the <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/materialsandhumanhealthsummit" target="_blank">Materials and Health Summit</a> at the annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>, USGBC announced the forward plan for the newly constituted Supply Chain Optimization Working Group.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-plan-new-supply-chain-optimization-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-plan-new-supply-chain-optimization-group#comments LEED Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:30:31 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4943551 at http://www.usgbc.org What’s new for LEED for Neighborhood Development? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-new-leed-neighborhood-development <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nd_0.png?1413833742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve always said that LEED is more than a collection of credits&mdash;it&rsquo;s a system supported by a suite of built-in support mechanisms. In the case of LEED v4 for Neighborhood Development, we&rsquo;ve redesigned the supporting infrastructure to further strengthen the rating system.</p> <p>The result is a new approach to certification for LEED ND project teams supported by an updated set of tools:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-new-leed-neighborhood-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-new-leed-neighborhood-development#comments LEED Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:35:42 +0000 Adam Maynard 4940206 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a LEED Integrative Process Working Group member: Call open through Nov. 23 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-integrative-process-working-group-member-call-open-through-nov-23 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iparticle-01_0.png?1413833600" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC call is now open for self-nominations of qualified volunteers to serve on the Integrative Process Working Group.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/volunteer-opportunities/ipwg-call" class="button">Apply today through Nov. 23, 2014</a></strong></p> <p><em>To be eligible, applicants must be employees of a USGBC<span>&nbsp;</span><span>member organization</span></em><em>.<span>&nbsp;</span>The working group will need representation from companies with expertise in facilitation, project coordination and stakeholder engagement.<span>&nbsp; </span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-integrative-process-working-group-member-call-open-through-nov-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-integrative-process-working-group-member-call-open-through-nov-23#comments LEED Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:33:20 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4940211 at http://www.usgbc.org The (LEED) doctor is in! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-doctor <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/10-17-2014-leed-doc-is-in-_d__0.jpg?1413805568" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get answers to your burning LEED questions on site&nbsp;at the USGBC at Greenbuild booth (#2101). We'll have LEED subject matter experts on hand to tackle all of your queries. Learn more about the topics below during our office hours:&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LEED Dynamic Plaque</strong><br />Wednesday, Oct. 22, 9:00-11:00 am</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>International</strong>&nbsp;<br />Thursday, Oct. 23, 9:00 am-1:00 pm</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LEED v4</strong><br />Thursday, Oct. 23, 3:00-5:00 pm</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-doctor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-doctor#comments Industry Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:46:08 +0000 Ashley Katz 4938929 at http://www.usgbc.org Alternative Compliance Paths continue to localize LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedacps_0.png?1413482786" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED is the only globally&nbsp;consistent green building rating tool. This consistency provides a platform to share best practice in building around the world. But because environmental and climate conditions, codes, standards and laws vary in different places, we have developed Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) to recognize those differences while achieving&nbsp;the same credit intent and&nbsp;requirements. These credit options are available for commercial projects pursuing LEED 2009 versions of the rating systems.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed#comments LEED Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:06:25 +0000 Scot Horst 4933311 at http://www.usgbc.org The LEED Dynamic Plaque proves that design makes the difference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-proves-design-makes-difference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaquefastco_0.jpg?1413470026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Design is defined as &ldquo;an intentional purposeful plan.&rdquo; To me, that always has meant that the quality of the design has to do with the dimensions that it addresses. The better the design, the greater the dimensions. Good design is beautiful and functional but also responsible and natural. Great design is transformational.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-proves-design-makes-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-proves-design-makes-difference#comments LEED Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:33:46 +0000 Scot Horst 4932802 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED users: LEED apps and the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-leed-apps-and-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_1_0.png?1413466754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p>Whether&nbsp;you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-leed-apps-and-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-leed-apps-and-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:39:14 +0000 Selina Holmes 4932550 at http://www.usgbc.org New LEED BD+C 2009 ACPs released for Europe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-bdc-2009-acps-released-europe <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedineurope_0.jpg?1413398236" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>In February 2014, USGBC contacted Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) and other European members of the LEED International Roundtable to introduce a work project to create Europe-specific Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED BD+C 2009. </span></p> <p><span>This was something that SGBC could really get behind: At that time, we had over 50 ongoing projects using LEED BD+C 2009. This presented a significant opportunity to define guidance that could smooth the path to certification over the coming years. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-bdc-2009-acps-released-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-bdc-2009-acps-released-europe#comments LEED Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:37:16 +0000 4931081 at http://www.usgbc.org Celebrating the impact of our LEED Fellows and one another http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-impact-our-leed-fellows-and-one-another <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_25300364_0.png?1413398121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year, <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> brings our community together and it provides a unique opportunity to reflect on each of the ways we all have an impact on the future of green building.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have recently been privileged to witness this tremendous impact as I have reviewed the 2014 LEED Fellow nominee application packages&mdash;and the evidence of this influence is overwhelming.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-impact-our-leed-fellows-and-one-another" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-impact-our-leed-fellows-and-one-another#comments Community Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:35:21 +0000 Nicholas Firmand 4931058 at http://www.usgbc.org Discounts on LEED publications at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounts-leed-publications-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bd_c-ref-guide-feature-image-3_0.png?1413317618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for study materials for the updated LEED Green Associate exam? Or perhaps you need a LEED 2009 or v4 reference guide?</p> <p>You'll find these and more at <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a> in the Merchandise Booth.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounts-leed-publications-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounts-leed-publications-greenbuild-2014#comments LEED Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:13:37 +0000 Selina Holmes 4928238 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 session spotlight: Transforming Markets through Data Collaboration http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-session-spotlight-transforming-markets-through-data-collaboration <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/people_b_0.jpg?1413316852" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine being able to readily access and interpret human health and environmental attributes of any building product&mdash;ingredient lists, health and ecosystem hazards, life cycle data, assessments, and more. Making specification and purchasing decisions that prioritize health and benefit the environment would be a lot easier.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-session-spotlight-transforming-markets-through-data-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-session-spotlight-transforming-markets-through-data-collaboration#comments LEED Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:00:52 +0000 Ashley White 4928226 at http://www.usgbc.org Q&A: How I utilize the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-how-i-utilize-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_qa_0.png?1413231710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;ve got the visually pleasing <a href="http://http://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a>, USGBC&rsquo;s groundbreaking building performance platform, mounted on the wall of your LEED-certified building. Now what?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-how-i-utilize-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-how-i-utilize-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:21:50 +0000 Soren Horst 4926215 at http://www.usgbc.org Test drive the new LEED Online platform at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-drive-new-leed-online-platform-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedonlineroadgrb_0_0.jpg?1413236506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The newest version of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline.new/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a>&nbsp;was built to provide project teams with a faster, more streamlined experience.</p> <p>Join us at&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>&nbsp;for a free interactive session where we&rsquo;ll take a tour of the new system, show attendees how to register and work within a project, and also provide an opportunity for you to create their own test projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-drive-new-leed-online-platform-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-drive-new-leed-online-platform-greenbuild-2014#comments LEED Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:41:46 +0000 Selina Holmes 4926369 at http://www.usgbc.org Staying relevant with the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/staying-relevant-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_1_0.jpg?1412966002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is an article in praise of good design, better performance, and the best of innovation at USGBC.</p> <p>This is about the <a href="http://leedon.io" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/staying-relevant-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/staying-relevant-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:33:21 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4921531 at http://www.usgbc.org 5 reasons it's worth it to become a LEED professional http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-reasons-its-worth-it-become-leed-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/people_a_0.jpg?1412871816" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As anyone who has attempted to negotiate our current economy can easily attest, this is a very difficult, and often times confusing, time period to embark on a professional career.</p> <p>Our economy is changing rapidly, and career paths that were available for generations are either disappearing, or are otherwise undergoing serious transformations based on the development of new technologies and the pressures ushered in by economic globalization.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-reasons-its-worth-it-become-leed-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-reasons-its-worth-it-become-leed-professional#comments LEED Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:23:36 +0000 Christopher Gray 4919503 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED users: Support options http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-support-options <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_0_0.png?1412822331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p>Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you enhance your business and help apply LEED efficiently.</p> <h3>Support</h3> <p>If you're looking for support with your LEED project, we have two options available:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-support-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-support-options#comments LEED Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:38:51 +0000 Selina Holmes 4918456 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED professionals at a glance: October 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDProfessionals.png?1412821812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p> <p>Don't have a credential yet?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials">Learn more about how to become a LEED professional &raquo;</a></p> <p><em>Hover over the charts below for a dynamic experience.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-october-2014#comments LEED Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:30:23 +0000 Robb Tufts 4918440 at http://www.usgbc.org Onondaga Community College buildings earn LEED Gold certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/onondaga-community-college-buildings-earn-leed-gold-certification <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/fedrizzi-students-whitney_3_0.png?1412799074" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Onondaga County is a place known for perfect fall days, but October 7th was an exceptional day when Onondaga Community College (OCC) welcomed Rick Fedrizzi to our campus for a <a href="http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/onondaga_community_college_to_receive_energy_efficiency_awards_for_newest_buildi.html" target="_blank">presentation of two LEED Gold plaques</a> for our new SRC Arena and Events Center and the other for the Academic II building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/onondaga-community-college-buildings-earn-leed-gold-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/onondaga-community-college-buildings-earn-leed-gold-certification#comments LEED Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:11:14 +0000 Sean Vormwald 4917930 at http://www.usgbc.org India and the first LEED EB Platinum K-12 school: Pathways School Gurgaon http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-and-first-leed-eb-platinum-k-12-school-pathways-school-gurgaon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/indiaschool_0.jpg?1412795145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/pathways-school-gurgaon" target="_blank">Pathways School Gurgaon</a> is the first school serving all grades K-12 in the world to achieve LEED-EB Platinum certification from USGBC. Among all educational facilities worldwide&nbsp;who have achieved this top distinction,&nbsp;which includes only one high school and a small number of university projects,&nbsp;Pathways is the highest rated.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hear from Prashant Jain, director of Sarla Holdings Private Limited which owns Pathways.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-and-first-leed-eb-platinum-k-12-school-pathways-school-gurgaon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-and-first-leed-eb-platinum-k-12-school-pathways-school-gurgaon#comments LEED Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:05:45 +0000 Joseph Crea 4917834 at http://www.usgbc.org Half the planet’s animals are gone, and how buildings can (and must) help http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-planet%E2%80%99s-animals-are-gone-and-how-buildings-can-and-must-help <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/blackwaterrefugemd_0.jpg?1412688673" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I was shocked to read in the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/30/weve-killed-off-half-the-worlds-animals-since-1970/" target="_blank">Washington Post</a> last week that roughly half of the world's vertebrate (and non-human) animals have vanished since 1970.&nbsp; Goodness knows how many had been lost before we started counting.&nbsp; &ldquo;The main culprits?&rdquo; the article reads, are &ldquo;exploitation (i.e. overfishing and overhunting), and habitat degradation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-planet%E2%80%99s-animals-are-gone-and-how-buildings-can-and-must-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-planet%E2%80%99s-animals-are-gone-and-how-buildings-can-and-must-help#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:31:13 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4915237 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: September 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-september-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="601" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header_px_1_0.png?1412626552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in September 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-september-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-september-2014#comments LEED Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:15:51 +0000 Christopher Gray 4914123 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED users: Project certification options http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-project-certification-options <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GreenToolsEbook.png?1412295121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p><span><span><span>Whether</span>&nbsp;you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-project-certification-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-project-certification-options#comments LEED Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:53:33 +0000 Selina Holmes 4907557 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda release: October 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-release-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda_0_0.jpg?1412191327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The October 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available.&nbsp;This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.</p> <p>To view the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-release-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-release-october-2014#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:22:07 +0000 Marta Drzymala 4906423 at http://www.usgbc.org New modules for the LEED web-based reference guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/v-4_web_article_header_v2-01_0_0.png?1412190860" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides: web-based.</p> <p>Integrated into the&nbsp;<a href="http://http://www.usgbc.org/credits" target="_blank">LEED credit library</a>, this resource combines all of the information in the hard copy/pdf versions of the guides with additional videos, tutorials and templates. It was built so that we could continuously add to it, making it a resource that continues to grow.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:14:20 +0000 mdrzymala 4906420 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ACPs now available for South America http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-acps-now-available-south-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="601" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header1_px_0.png?1412170366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has worked closely with members of the LEED International Roundtable in South America to develop Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED 2009 BD&amp;C projects in South America.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-acps-now-available-south-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-acps-now-available-south-america#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:32:46 +0000 Sean Fish 4905678 at http://www.usgbc.org When consumers talk, businesses listen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-consumers-talk-businesses-listen <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/consumer_0.jpg?1412169899" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These days, I often hear my peers complaining about a perceived lack of agency. For example, midterm elections are predicted to have little affect on partisan gridlock in Congress, and despite a massive public outcry, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/17/349243335/3-7-million-comments-later-heres-where-net-neutrality-stands" target="_blank">net-neutrality is still at risk</a> of becoming a thing of the past. The power of the vote and the voice, I am told, is just not what it used to be.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-consumers-talk-businesses-listen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-consumers-talk-businesses-listen#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:24:59 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4905670 at http://www.usgbc.org Affordable Green Neighborhood Grant Recipients Announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_2_0.png?1412085153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Sept. 30, 2014) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced today the 11 projects selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods (AGN) grant program.</p> <p>Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects are pursuing certification under USGBC&rsquo;s LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system and are notable for their planned affordable housing, compact design, commitment to green building and sites located near transit or other existing amenities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced#comments Media Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:32 +0000 Marisa Long 4903672 at http://www.usgbc.org Federal Guiding Principles for new construction and major renovations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-new-construction-and-major-renovations <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/guidingprinciples3_0.jpg?1412002915" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings,</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-new-construction-and-major-renovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-new-construction-and-major-renovations#comments LEED Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:01:55 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4901324 at http://www.usgbc.org Update: LEED for Homes v2008 energy requirements http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-energy-requirements <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/homes-feature-v2_0.jpg?1411758677" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Beginning on Oct. 1, 2014, newly registering LEED Homes projects are required to meet new energy requirements.</em></p> <p>Earlier this year,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update">USGBC members voted in favor of an update to the LEED for Homes v2008 energy requirements</a>, addressing changes made to energy codes over the last three years in the residential construction market sector. This update does not impact LEED Midrise projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-energy-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-energy-requirements#comments LEED Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:11:16 +0000 Asa Foss 4898715 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick around the world: LEED highlights from Italy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rickfedrizzi-italy_0.png?1411755567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With a last name like Fedrizzi, it&rsquo;s hard to claim that I&rsquo;m not just a little biased when it comes my admiration for LEED buildings in Italy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Today I am honored to deliver the closing keynote speech for <a href="http://www.rebuilditalia.it/">REbuild</a>, a meeting and conference dedicated to furthering the important work of sustainable building, and the perfect way to end <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-celebrates-world-green-building-week-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">World Green Building Week</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy#comments LEED Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:19:26 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4898618 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. federal government takes first step in guiding agencies in the use of LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-federal-government-takes-first-step-guiding-agencies-use-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/treasury_0_0.jpg?1411741839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The General Services Administration (GSA) has recently released its review of LEED v4, showing that the newest version of our green building rating system has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-federal-government-takes-first-step-guiding-agencies-use-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-federal-government-takes-first-step-guiding-agencies-use-leed-v4#comments LEED Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:30:39 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4898265 at http://www.usgbc.org Stop by the LEED Certification Work Zone at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/stop-leed-certification-work-zone-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/general_a_0.jpg?1411567057" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have questions about a LEED project review or the LEED certification process in general? &nbsp;</p> <p>Visit the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home/Events/LEEDCertificationWorkZone" target="_blank">LEED Certification Work Zone</a>&nbsp;at Greenbuild 2014 to meet one-on-one with LEED project reviewers to discuss questions about specific projects or about LEED requirements in general.</p> <h3>2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</h3> <p><strong>New Orleans, LA, Morial Convention Center</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: Room 260-262</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/stop-leed-certification-work-zone-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/stop-leed-certification-work-zone-greenbuild-2014#comments LEED Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:57:36 +0000 Sarah Alexander 4893780 at http://www.usgbc.org Common questions about LEED certification in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/common-questions-about-leed-certification-india <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/qanda_0.png?1411566556" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>India ranks third globally for countries outside of the U.S. with the most LEED-certified space, with nearly 12 million square meters,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-releases-ranking-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us">according to a report released by USGBC this year</a>.</p> <p>Since <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-expanded-support-leed-green-building-program-india" target="_blank">USGBC announced its expanded support of LEED in India</a>, we've been getting a few questions about what this actually means.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/common-questions-about-leed-certification-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/common-questions-about-leed-certification-india#comments LEED Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:49:15 +0000 Joseph Crea 4893762 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: August 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-august-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="601" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header_px_0.png?1411055661" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in August 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.</p> <p>Be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a> for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-august-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-august-2014#comments LEED Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:54:20 +0000 Christopher Gray 4886354 at http://www.usgbc.org Guide to Materials and Human Health at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-materials-and-human-health-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_materials_leed-01_1_0.png?1410980859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Interested in the impact buildings have on human health? <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>&nbsp;is packed with events dedicated to this topic.</p> <h3>Here is your go-to guide for human health events at Greenbuild 2014.</h3> <p><strong>Pre-conference events:&nbsp;</strong>Arrive early and jump start the human health conversations with one of these pre-conference events.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-materials-and-human-health-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-materials-and-human-health-greenbuild-2014#comments Industry Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:07:39 +0000 Larissa Oaks 4885037 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 12 Winners of its LEED Earth Campaign http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-12-winners-its-leed-earth-campaign <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_0_0_0_0.png?1410898567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span>&nbsp;</span><strong><em>Countries selected previously had no LEED buildings</em></strong></p> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Sept. 16, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 12 countries now have their very first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building. Previously, LEED did not exist in these countries.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-12-winners-its-leed-earth-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-12-winners-its-leed-earth-campaign#comments Media Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:16:06 +0000 Marisa Long 4883598 at http://www.usgbc.org Studies Reveal Growing Demand for LEED-Credentialed Professionals Across Building Sector http://www.usgbc.org/articles/studies-reveal-growing-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-across-building-sector <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c_0_0_0_0_0.png?1410816728" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong><span>&nbsp;&mdash; (Sept. 15, 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of a study of job postings from across the United States, revealing that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/studies-reveal-growing-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-across-building-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/studies-reveal-growing-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-across-building-sector#comments Media Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:32:07 +0000 Marisa Long 4881824 at http://www.usgbc.org Federal Guiding Principles for existing buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-existing-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/guidingprinciples2_0.jpg?1410469184" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings,</p> <ol> <li>one set for existing buildings, and &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>one set for&nbsp;new construction.</li> </ol> <p>With over 500,000 facilities representing more than 3 billion square feet of space,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbdg.org/references/fhpsb.php" target="_blank">the Federal Government is the largest landlord and energy consumer in the U.S.</a>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-existing-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-existing-buildings#comments LEED Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:59:43 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4878056 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Dynamic Plaque: Finalist in Fast Company's 2014 Innovation By Design Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-finalist-fast-companys-2014-innovation-design-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ideo_leed_location3_0.jpg?1410441915" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're excited to announce that the <a href="http://leedon.io" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a> is a finalist in Fast Company's 2014 <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/section/innovation-by-design-awards-2014" target="_blank">Innovation By Design Awards</a>, among 53 honorees that include Disney, Google, Nike and <em>The New York Times.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-finalist-fast-companys-2014-innovation-design-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-finalist-fast-companys-2014-innovation-design-awards#comments LEED Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:15 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4877418 at http://www.usgbc.org Ready for a faster, more streamlined LEED certification process? Start here. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ready-faster-more-streamlined-leed-certification-process-start-here <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/recognizingexcellence_0.jpg?1409923764" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong><span>Getting to certification more quickly</span></strong></h3> <p><span>No one likes delays or surprises in a LEED review. We've made great strides at improving the timeliness and accuracy of our reviews, and we're working toward even quicker turnaround and more predictable results. We know that strong, organized submittals = faster certification process.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ready-faster-more-streamlined-leed-certification-process-start-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ready-faster-more-streamlined-leed-certification-process-start-here#comments LEED Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:29:23 +0000 Dror Karni 4870324 at http://www.usgbc.org ENERGY STAR adds multifamily buildings to constellation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-star-adds-multifamily-buildings-constellation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EnergyStarMultifamilyv2.gif?1409767289" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was co-written by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/bryan-howard/0010237321" target="_blank">Bryan Howard</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/dan-winters/0010830314" target="_blank">Dan Winters</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-star-adds-multifamily-buildings-constellation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-star-adds-multifamily-buildings-constellation#comments LEED Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:05:24 +0000 Bryan Howard 4867855 at http://www.usgbc.org Certify multiple buildings with LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certify-multiple-buildings-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/multiplebuildings_0.png?1409665753" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know that <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LEEDworks&amp;src=typd" target="_blank">#LEEDworks</a> in bulk? In addition to individual building certification, LEED also includes certification paths structured for organizations seeking certification for multiple buildings.</p> <p>You have two options for certifying multiple buildings:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certify-multiple-buildings-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certify-multiple-buildings-leed#comments LEED Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:49:13 +0000 Selina Holmes 4865650 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_dynamic_plaque_1_0.jpg?1409321279" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>I&rsquo;ve had the good fortune of meeting with a lot of our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/members" target="_blank">member companies</a> this summer at a series of leadership receptions around the country. At these events, I&rsquo;ve had the opportunity to give everyone a quick update on all the work we have going on; actually quick is probably the wrong word &ndash; it takes quite a few minutes to simply touch on all the amazing things happening at USGBC.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:07:59 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4863212 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED helps Singapore leverage new government investments of $100 million in energy efficient technologies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedsingapore_0.jpg?1409319707" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Singapore today, a number of companies are building and acquiring data centers to support their business activity. As a result, the Singapore government <a href="http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/govt-invest-s100m-research-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">recently announced</a> an investment of $100 million towards technologies that will increase the energy efficiency of data centers. Considering that this building type is one of the biggest consumers of energy on the planet, this is welcome news.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn#comments LEED Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:41:47 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4863200 at http://www.usgbc.org Green homes for the masses: why everyone deserves a healthy, sustainable residence http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/affordablehomes_0.jpg?1409145540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A few weeks back I presented the case for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">why you should care whether or not your home is green</a>, highlighting <a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es501489u?journalCode=esthag" target="_blank">a recent study</a> from the Harvard School of Public Health on the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence#comments LEED Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:00 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4860526 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building and LEED in Taiwan http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_5713_0.png?1408753001" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a LEED fellow of ours recently quipped, many people who experience a LEED building often say: <em>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s something nice about this building that we have never felt before about our previous buildings.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>LEED buildings bring a harmony between the natural and indoor worlds. They become part of the natural habitat, serving as places of health, comfort and productivity while reinforcing the necessity of green buildings for the world of tomorrow.  </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan#comments LEED Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:16:40 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4855432 at http://www.usgbc.org Material Health from Disclosure to Optimization: The Innovation Imperative [DC event Sept. 8] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_materials_leed-01_0.png?1408718664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us remotely or in person at the USGBC headquarters in Washington D.C. for the next event in USGBC's ongoing LEED, Materials and Health series, "<a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/material-health-from-disclosure-to-optimization-the-innovation-imperative-tickets-12607113215" target="_blank">Material Health from Disclosure to Optimization: The Innovation Imperative</a>."</p> <p><strong><span>When:&nbsp;</span></strong>Monday, Sept. 8,&nbsp;12-1:30 pm ET</p> <p><strong><span>Where:&nbsp;</span></strong><span>USGBC Headquarters, Washington D.C. -or- as a remote participant</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8#comments Industry Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:44:24 +0000 David Marcus 4854556 at http://www.usgbc.org Standard 189.1 + the IgCC + LEED = The Phillips head hammer http://www.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/righttool_articleheader_v1_0.jpg?1408635640" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I sat there watching my daughter whack away at one of the screws in her toy workbench with a hammer. &ldquo;Honey, that&rsquo;s not going to work. Try the screwdriver. You have to use the right tool for the job.&rdquo; It was one of those seemingly endless, for me, number of parenting moments where what was at the time unwanted, pestering advice from my own mom or dad comes slamming back into my consciousness &ndash; reminding me not only how lucky I&rsquo;ve been but also what a jerk of a kid I must have been.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer#comments LEED Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:39 +0000 Brendan Owens 4853126 at http://www.usgbc.org How to clean green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cleaning_0.png?1408367834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 4 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">part 2</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station" target="_blank">part 3</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green#comments LEED Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:17:14 +0000 Emma Pettit 4847731 at http://www.usgbc.org How to create a composting station http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/composting_0.png?1407762713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 3 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">part 2</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station#comments LEED Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:11:52 +0000 Emma Pettit 4837373 at http://www.usgbc.org Who's talking about the LEED Dynamic Plaque? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_0.jpg?1407431322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The LEED Dynamic Plaque, our building performance monitoring and scoring platform, is making waves in the news. Read on to find out what the media have to say about this game-changing tool &mdash; and visit&nbsp;<a href="http://leedon.io/" target="_blank">leedon.io</a>&nbsp;to learn more and get your own!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:08:42 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4833589 at http://www.usgbc.org What is green building? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whatisgreenbuildingarticle_0.jpg?1407336297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is green building? It's a simple question that we get a lot here at USGBC, but not one where it's always easy to find a simple answer.&nbsp;</p> <h3>The definition of green building</h3> <p>Green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment can have profound effects, both positive and negative, on the natural environment, as well as the people who inhabit buildings every day. Green building is an effort to amplify the positive and mitigate the negative of these effects throughout the entire life cycle of a building.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building#comments LEED Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:44:57 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4831891 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED project certification update: July 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/14831636603_64ba419120_k_0.jpg?1407333461" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in July 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a> for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014#comments LEED Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:57:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4831824 at http://www.usgbc.org Brazil on the rise: LEED's growth in Latin America http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim_brazil_0.jpg?1407262717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today we have released another report in our popular LEED in Motion series. <a href="http://go.usgbc.org/brazil" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: Brazil</a> details green building activity and momentum in the nation that is the fifth largest market for LEED-certified projects outside of the U.S.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america#comments LEED Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:18:37 +0000 Joseph Crea 4830828 at http://www.usgbc.org Project spotlight: Sterling Alvarado Student Housing at San Diego http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_5393_sanb3_0.png?1407245085" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>USGBC's new, free report,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank"><em>LEED in Motion: Residential</em></a><span>,&nbsp;highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><strong><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank">Download the full report</a>&nbsp;for more interviews and project highlights from best and brightest minds in the industry.&nbsp;</strong></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego#comments LEED Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:24:45 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4830214 at http://www.usgbc.org How to improve air quality http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/air-quality_0.png?1407158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 2 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality#comments LEED Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:24:58 +0000 Emma Pettit 4828690 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding the 40/60 rule when choosing between LEED rating systems http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/40-60-rule_0.png?1406928965" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wondering what to do when choosing a rating system isn't as simple as black and white?</p> <p>LEED v4 addresses 21 different types of buildings and spaces, but how do you know which one to choose when you've got a mixed use space?</p> <p>Enter the 40/60 rule. This model provides&nbsp;guidance for making a decision when several rating systems appear to be appropriate for a project.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems#comments LEED Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:36:05 +0000 4827318 at http://www.usgbc.org Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge: Registration opens Sept. 2 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/eparainwaterdrop-01_0.jpg?1406928583" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>EPA has just launched its third annual <a href="http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/crw_challenge.cfm" target="_blank">Campus RainWorks Challenge</a>, a green infrastructure design challenge for college and university students.</p> <p>Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will submit design boards, a project narrative, and a letter of support describing a proposed green infrastructure project for a location on their campus.</p> <p>Teams will compete in one of two design categories:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2#comments Industry Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:42 +0000 Theresa Backhus 4827325 at http://www.usgbc.org Why do we care if your home is green? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/121107_duvivier_0605_final_0_0.jpg?1406726629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The great <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478" target="_blank">Rick Fedrizzi</a> recently noted that &ldquo;our homes play the biggest role in our lives. They bookend our days&hellip; Imagine if all people started their days from a sustainable home, with a native awareness of efficiency and efficacy; of better health and resilience. Imagine if we used our homes as the base camp for healthy living, in every aspect of our lives&hellip; They could be the touchstone for being mindful of sustainability for our present and future.&rdquo;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green#comments LEED Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:23:49 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4823873 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 Rating System Selection Guidance http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/selection-guidance_0.png?1406665590" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've decided to pursue LEED v4, but you're looking for some guidance to select a rating system before you register your project. <em>Looking for LEED 2009 Rating System Selection Guidance?<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-2009-rating-system-selection-guidance"> Access</a>.</em></p> <p>Here's how to use the guidance below:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance#comments LEED Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:29 +0000 4823326 at http://www.usgbc.org How to be a power saver http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/power-saver_0.png?1406556333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 1 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life."</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p> <p>However, even if you live in an older building &mdash; and even if you're not in college &mdash; it's still possible to make a difference and have a positive environmental impact.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver#comments LEED Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:05:33 +0000 Emma Pettit 4820814 at http://www.usgbc.org China: Three companies, three tales of leadership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maheshchinaarticle_0.jpg?1406236470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With each visit I make to China I continue to stand in awe of the presence of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> and the leaders behind it.</p> <p>After my second trip to China this year, I can assure you that LEED is alive and well.&nbsp;This is because true market leaders have continued to raise the bar when it comes to quality, sustainable buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:14:30 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4818237 at http://www.usgbc.org The essential LEED Green Associate cheat sheet http://www.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ga-cheat-sheet_c_0.jpg?1406217980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've decided to pursue the LEED Green Associate professional credential, but you aren't sure how to start preparing for the exam.</p> <p>Review this cheat sheet for a description of exam content areas, which include task domains and knowledge domains.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:20 +0000 Nora Knox 4817729 at http://www.usgbc.org GreenBiz: What makes the LEED Dynamic Plaque a game-changer? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbiz-what-makes-leed-dynamic-plaque-game-changer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IDEO_LEED_Location3.jpg?1406049285" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on GreenBiz.com on July 22, 2014.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbiz-what-makes-leed-dynamic-plaque-game-changer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbiz-what-makes-leed-dynamic-plaque-game-changer#comments LEED Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:15:12 +0000 Adam Sledd 4811983 at http://www.usgbc.org What you need to know if you want to achieve LEED certification in 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-if-you-want-achieve-leed-certification-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/calendar_0.png?1405954684" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for a LEED review to be completed this year, or before Greenbuild?</p> <p>If so, be sure to submit for review on time! See below for application deadlines based on typical review timelines.</p> <h3><strong>Deadlines to submit for review and achieve certification in 2014</strong></h3> <p>The following deadlines apply to all commercial rating systems (not including LEED Volume), and assume that no appeal review is necessary. Appeal reviews typically take 20-25 business days, expedited appeal reviews are on a 10-business day timeline.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-if-you-want-achieve-leed-certification-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-if-you-want-achieve-leed-certification-2014#comments LEED Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:58:04 +0000 Dean DiPietro 4810366 at http://www.usgbc.org Confessions of a USGBC tour guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/confessions-usgbc-tour-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2101-l-street_0.png?1405695834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As an 11-year USGBC veteran and headquarters tour guide, you could say I've developed an affinity for our space.</p> <p>Check out my Q&amp;A to get the inside scoop&nbsp;on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">USGBC headquarters</a>&nbsp;tour program.</p> <p><span></span><strong>Q. Why does USGBC have a tour program?<br /></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/confessions-usgbc-tour-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/confessions-usgbc-tour-guide#comments LEED Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:03:54 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 4807850 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC's guide to your vacation [Maps] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-guide-your-vacation-maps <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/new-york-feature_0.png?1405693532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Vacation season is in full swing!</p> <p>Take a look at our city maps on <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> to plan a visit to some of the best LEED certified spots in a few of America&rsquo;s favorite cities. (Click the maps below to view on Pinterest).</p> <hr> <p><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/usgbc-san-francisco/" target="_blank"><strong>San Francisco</strong></a></p> <p>SF is a top city for green building, so take a look at these unique attractions!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-guide-your-vacation-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-guide-your-vacation-maps#comments LEED Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:25:31 +0000 Allison Carr 4807773 at http://www.usgbc.org Why should you care if your home is green? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim_articleheader-01_2__0.jpg?1405609850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want to play a little word association? Come on, indulge me, it will only take a few seconds.</p> <p>Ready?</p> <p>Here's your word: <strong>home</strong>. Close your eyes and think about the words and imagery that come to mind as you toss this word around in your brain.</span></p> <p>So, what did you think up?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green#comments LEED Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:10:50 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4806737 at http://www.usgbc.org Q&A: Building materials in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-building-materials-india <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="Varanasi silk weaving facility by David Adjaye" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/varanasi-facility-david-adjaye_0.png?1405604985" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED Fellow, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/deepa-sathiaram/0000012166" target="_blank">Deepa Sathiaram</a>,&nbsp;has worked on over 450 LEED projects in India and over 50 LEED projects globally.</p> <p>Hear what she has to say about how she got to where she is in her career and what she thinks about the development of healthy building materials in India.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Q. How has your background led you to your current work?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-building-materials-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-building-materials-india#comments LEED Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:49:45 +0000 Joseph Crea 4806592 at http://www.usgbc.org Video: What is LEED? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-what-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_articleheader_b_0.jpg?1405534439" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices across the globe.</span><br /><br /><span>Watch our video to learn more about how LEED promotes better buildings and places that complement our environment and enhance our communities.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tlVseOWToL4?wmode=Opaque" width="650" height="535"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-what-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-what-leed#comments LEED Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:13:59 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 4805704 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing The LEED O+M Starter Kit http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-om-starter-kit <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDO%2BMstarter-01.png?1405613684" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;ve just completed a spectacular new LEED building, with its fine-tuned design and cutting-edge technologies. The team worked together perfectly (even the subcontractors), all of your synergistic strategies came together seamlessly, and the plaque ceremony was even attended by the governor!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-om-starter-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-om-starter-kit#comments LEED Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:30 +0000 Christopher Davis 4804283 at http://www.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie and Joe: Top 5 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-top-5 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maggie_and_joe_pic-1-3_0.jpg?1405435243" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Much has been happening with LEED on the international front so let's begin with the the top five things you must know, courtesy of Maggie and Joe.</p> <p><strong>1. LEED and India</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-top-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-top-5#comments LEED Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:40:43 +0000 Joseph Crea 4803872 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Green Associate exam: What to expect at Prometric http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-what-expect-prometric <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedga_build_article_0.jpg?1405434502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 8"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span>The LEED Green Associate demonstrates a solid understanding of green building principles and practices.&nbsp;Here's what you can expect at the testing center, Prometric.</span></p> <h3><span>Arrival</span></h3> <p><span>We recommended that you arrive at the Prometric at least 30 minutes prior to your exam appointment. If you arrive at the test site after your scheduled exam time you will lose your seat.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-what-expect-prometric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-what-expect-prometric#comments LEED Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:28:22 +0000 Nora Knox 4803854 at http://www.usgbc.org Rebuilding for resilience: Q&A with Make It Right's Tom Darden http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rebuilding-resilience-qa-make-it-rights-tom-darden <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/make-it-right-new-orleans_0.png?1405359498" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC's new free report,&nbsp;<a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank"><em>LEED in Motion: Residential</em></a>,&nbsp;highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank">Download the full report</a>&nbsp;for more interviews and project highlights from best and brightest minds in the industry.&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rebuilding-resilience-qa-make-it-rights-tom-darden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rebuilding-resilience-qa-make-it-rights-tom-darden#comments LEED Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:38:18 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4802638 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in India Q&A with LEED Fellow Deepa Sathiaram http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-india-qa-leed-fellow-deepa-sathiaram <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/deepa_leed_fellow-01_0.png?1404999947" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/deepa-sathiaram/0000012166" target="_blank">Deepa Sathiaram</a>, LEED Fellow and executive director of&nbsp;En3 Sustainability Solutions&nbsp;Pvt. Ltd., has worked on over 450 LEED projects in India and over 50 LEED projects globally.</p> <p>What's Deepa's key takeaway from all of this experience? <em>"LEED sets a benchmark of excellence in performance which you do not get, nor will you get, with other standards. That puts you on a completely different level."</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-india-qa-leed-fellow-deepa-sathiaram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-india-qa-leed-fellow-deepa-sathiaram#comments LEED Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:45:46 +0000 Joseph Crea 4798620 at http://www.usgbc.org International market briefs: Get your green building data from around the world http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-market-briefs-get-your-green-building-data-around-world <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Intl_Market-Brief_670x308.png?1404936610" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As USGBC looks overseas to foster further momentum in our mission to transform the built environment, we are&nbsp;excited to announce our latest real-time data platform: <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/advocacy/country-market-brief" target="_blank">international market briefs</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-market-briefs-get-your-green-building-data-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-market-briefs-get-your-green-building-data-around-world#comments LEED Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:10:33 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4798081 at http://www.usgbc.org Recycling around the office at USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/recycling-around-office-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_97701021_0.png?1404845160" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For most of us, recycling is second nature, and when given the opportunity, we choose to put our paper products, cans or bottles, in the recycling bin. But recycling can occasionally become a burden, when we have items that we're not sure about or when there's not a recycling stream available.</p> <p>One reason that recycling can be a challenge is the lack of a uniform process across private and public spaces, cities, states and even countries. The process is different depending on where you live or work, and which waste/recycling service provider your building employs.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/recycling-around-office-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/recycling-around-office-usgbc#comments LEED Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Nora Knox 4796560 at http://www.usgbc.org Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School: Where “Every Day is Earth Day” http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eleanor-roosevelt-elementary-school-where-%E2%80%9Cevery-day-earth-day%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/eleanor-roosevelt-picture_0.png?1404829265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many schools claim to have a commitment to sustainability, but few do quite like <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/eleanor-roosevelt-elem-school" target="_blank">Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School</a> in Morrisville, Pa.</p> <p>Two years ago, the school underwent a massive renovation that included upgrading 56,000 square feet of existing space as well as adding a 28,000 square foot wing that with a new library, classrooms, and an entry pavilion. Efficient air conditioning was also added, parking lots were remodeled and a new playground was constructed.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eleanor-roosevelt-elementary-school-where-%E2%80%9Cevery-day-earth-day%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eleanor-roosevelt-elementary-school-where-%E2%80%9Cevery-day-earth-day%E2%80%9D#comments LEED Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:21:04 +0000 Emma Pettit 4796145 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Green Associate exam: The basics http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-basics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedga_gain_article_0.jpg?1404828305" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 6"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The LEED Green Associate demonstrates a solid understanding of green building principles and practices.&nbsp;Here are the basics about the exam.</p> <h3>Exam Development</h3> <p><span>All LEED exams are developed and regularly updated by a global network of Subject Matter Experts and meet the specifications of a job analysis. </span></p> <p><span>The exams assess your abilities at three hierarchical cognitive levels: recall, application and analysis. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-basics#comments LEED Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:05:05 +0000 Nora Knox 4796097 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Online now available for LEED India Projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-now-available-leed-india-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/107_suzlononeearth_exterior_0.png?1404776785" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of USGBC&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-expanded-support-leed-green-building-program-india" target="_blank">ongoing, expanded support</a> for LEED in India, LEED projects in India can now register in <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline.new/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a>.</p> <p>LEED Online has recently been improved to streamline your experience. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-now-available-leed-india-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-now-available-leed-india-projects#comments LEED Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:46:24 +0000 Joseph Crea 4795602 at http://www.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie and Joe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maggie_and_joe_pic-1_0.jpg?1404763410" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know. It&rsquo;s been ages since we've connected with our fellow readers but Maggie, my office wife and copilot, has not stopped nagging me to get a post up. So here we are!</p> <p>Since it's been some time we&rsquo;ll jump right in, but first some breaking news:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-0#comments LEED Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:03:30 +0000 Joseph Crea 4795235 at http://www.usgbc.org New solutions for neighborhoods across the globe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-solutions-neighborhoods-across-globe <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1024px-smog_in_dehli_edited_0.jpg?1404414846" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-neighborhood-development-v2009-current-version">LEED for Neighborhood Development</a>&nbsp;version 2009 are <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-2009-nd-global-acp-reference-guide-supplement" target="_blank">now available</a>. ACPs allow LEED to be more flexible and applicable to a wide range of building projects across the globe.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-solutions-neighborhoods-across-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-solutions-neighborhoods-across-globe#comments LEED Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:14:06 +0000 Emily Loquidis 4791888 at http://www.usgbc.org Locally yours: Improving LEED in East Asia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/locally-yours-improving-leed-east-asia <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/CXIA2572.png?1404697840" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the <a href="http://ap.haworth.com/home/resources/spaces/showrooms/showroom?showroomid=5620e315-fde5-68ba-a63e-ff0000389ef0" target="_blank">Haworth showroom in Parkview Green</a> you immediately notice the colorful d&eacute;cor and cutting-edge workspace design that brings a unique experience at every turn. And after just a few minutes in the space, you also begin to realize that natural daylight is filling the showroom floor. But what you don&rsquo;t see is that Haworth went the extra distance to make this showroom a leader in green interiors.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/locally-yours-improving-leed-east-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/locally-yours-improving-leed-east-asia#comments LEED Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:03:09 +0000 Mika Kania 4790043 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC releases LEED v4 ACPs for Canada http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-leed-v4-acps-canada <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="1200" height="552" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vancouver_0.png?1404242191" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As our friendly neighbors to the north celebrate Canada Day, today we are excited to release Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED v4 projects in Canada. Developed by Canada GBC, these ACPs underscore LEED&rsquo;s regional and local applicability by recognizing leading Canadian local standards and practices in LEED. CaGBC and its committees played a key rule in creating solutions that allow greater flexibility in LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-leed-v4-acps-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-leed-v4-acps-canada#comments LEED Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:16:31 +0000 Sean Fish 4789322 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing a LEED Earth Winner: Venezuela http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-leed-earth-winner-venezuela <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedearth_0.png?1404235523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Break_Room.jpg?1404235543" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Cafeteria_1.jpg?1404235557" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1200" height="800" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Ground_Floor.jpg?1404235567" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="778" height="1166" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PV_Array.jpg?1404235581" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Terrace_0.jpg?1404235613" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1166" height="778" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Waiting_Hall.jpg?1404235630" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="800" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Workstations1__Cover_Photo_.jpg?1404235642" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1200" height="800" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Workstations2.jpg?1404235655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Located on a former industrial site in Caracas, VEPICA Sede &mdash; the new headquarters of VEPICA &mdash; began as a simple renovation project, and ended up becoming an amazing example of sustainable development for the country, as the first LEED-certified project in Venezuela and the most recent winner of USGBC&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedearth" target="_blank">LEED Earth campaign</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-leed-earth-winner-venezuela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-leed-earth-winner-venezuela#comments LEED Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:22:51 +0000 Joseph Crea 4789187 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: July 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda.jpeg?1404223110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The July 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available.&nbsp;This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.</p> <p>View the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2014#comments LEED Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:29:22 +0000 Marta Drzymala 4788791 at http://www.usgbc.org Web-based reference guide features new modules http://www.usgbc.org/articles/web-based-reference-guide-features-new-modules <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/v-4_web_article_header_v2-01.png?1404165814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC also introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides &mdash; web-based.</p> <p>Integrated into the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits" target="_blank">LEED credit library</a>, the web-based reference guide combines all of the information in the PDF versions of the guides with additional videos, tutorials and templates. It was built so that we could continuously add to it, which makes it a resource that continues to grow.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/web-based-reference-guide-features-new-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/web-based-reference-guide-features-new-modules#comments LEED Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:01:46 +0000 4788342 at http://www.usgbc.org Eleven buildings, 25 million kWh of electricity saved: 2014 EBie Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eleven-buildings-25-million-kwh-electricity-saved-2014-ebie-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Web-Banner-for-awards.png?1404136414" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Urban Green Council's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ebies.org/Index" target="_blank">EBie Awards</a>&nbsp;recognize improved environmental performance in existing buildings among&nbsp;building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers, retro-commissioning agents and other professionals&nbsp;who conceived and implemented the work.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/97961876" width="500" height="281"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eleven-buildings-25-million-kwh-electricity-saved-2014-ebie-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eleven-buildings-25-million-kwh-electricity-saved-2014-ebie-awards#comments LEED Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:50:27 +0000 Jonathan Walsh 4787146 at http://www.usgbc.org Elephants, LEED and limitless potential http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elephants-leed-and-limitless-potential <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/elephant-trails.png?1403875489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you ask my friends to describe who I "am" for you, I'm willing to bet their answer will mention that I have a thing for elephants.&nbsp;Not surprisingly, it's almost impossible these days to read anything about elephants that doesn't mention their current plight in the face of increasingly widespread poaching, which always makes for rather heavy reading.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elephants-leed-and-limitless-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elephants-leed-and-limitless-potential#comments LEED Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:22:25 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4785019 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC members approve LEED for Homes update http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Homes_feature-01.jpg?1403806832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The final results of the LEED v2008 Homes Energy Update ballot are in with a final tally of 88% in favor of the rating system update &mdash; exceeding our&nbsp;goal of 66.7%.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here's the category breakdown for the results:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update#comments LEED Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:17:20 +0000 Asa Foss 4783630 at http://www.usgbc.org 3 courses that you need to take (June 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-you-need-take-june-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/home-office-336378_1280.png?1403795877" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hungry for more green building knowledge?</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>1.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-4751677" target="_blank">Speech Privacy &amp; Sound Masking in Modern Architecture</a></strong><br /><span>Identify interior design factors that will signal the need for sound masking and approaches to address the issues.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-you-need-take-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-you-need-take-june-2014#comments LEED Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:09:41 +0000 Nora Knox 4783349 at http://www.usgbc.org Exploding demand for LEED credentials among employers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/exploding-demand-leed-credentials-among-employers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credentials-research.png?1403795453" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>A new study of job postings from across the country indicates that demand for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ga" target="_blank">LEED Green Associates</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ap" target="_blank">LEED APs</a> has grown 46% in the last 12 months.&nbsp;And a 12-month scan of U.S. job listings found 9,033 available jobs that specifically require a LEED credential (Burning Glass Technologies, Labor/Insight, 2014).</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/exploding-demand-leed-credentials-among-employers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/exploding-demand-leed-credentials-among-employers#comments LEED Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:03:28 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4783332 at http://www.usgbc.org Video: Make It Right rebuilds to LEED Platinum in New Orleans http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-make-it-right-rebuilds-leed-platinum-new-orleans <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_makeitright.jpg?1403532646" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/family_at_home_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans_credit_MAX_COLLINS.jpg?1403532816" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="666" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children_outside_bikes_and_houses_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans.jpg?1403532829" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children_on_eco_playground_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans_credit_GREG_RHOADES.jpeg?1403532836" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/child_in_front_of_home_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans.jpg?1403532844" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Make_It_Right_homes_at_night_credit_Alexei_Levedev.jpg?1403532860" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="770" height="1000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Frank_Gehry_Home_Exterior_credit_Chad_Chenier.jpg?1403532874" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/interior_shot_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans_credit_JAMES_EWING.jpg?1403532886" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Executive_Director_Tom_Darden_headshot.jpg?1403532903" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We visited New Orleans with&nbsp;<a href="http://makeitright.org/" target="_blank">Make It Right</a>, an organization that builds healthy, high-efficient and safe homes for people and communities in need.</p> <p>Forty percent of LEED for Homes units fall into the affordable housing sector, and you can see 100 of them, brought to fruition by Make It Right, on display in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-make-it-right-rebuilds-leed-platinum-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-make-it-right-rebuilds-leed-platinum-new-orleans#comments Industry Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:15:07 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4777449 at http://www.usgbc.org Collaborators, not competitors - the case for dual certification in China http://www.usgbc.org/articles/collaborators-not-competitors-case-dual-certification-china <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_china_061914.jpg?1403532813" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello from China.</p> <p>I have spent the last couple of weeks traveling all across Asia with my USGBC colleagues, finding inspiration at every stop. Throughout the trip, I've had time to reflect on where green building is today and where it is headed in the future. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/collaborators-not-competitors-case-dual-certification-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/collaborators-not-competitors-case-dual-certification-china#comments LEED Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:11:30 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4777433 at http://www.usgbc.org Talking eligibility. What does it take to be a LEED professional? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/talking-eligibility-what-does-it-take-be-leed-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro_reviewer.png?1403533001" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><span>Are you interested in becoming a LEED professional but you're not sure if you're eligible?</span></span></p> <p>Here's the good news &mdash; you <em>are</em> eligible!</p> <p>Wondering how that's possible?&nbsp;</p> <p>USGBC offers two categories of LEED professionals:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/talking-eligibility-what-does-it-take-be-leed-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/talking-eligibility-what-does-it-take-be-leed-professional#comments LEED Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:10:41 +0000 Nora Knox 4777440 at http://www.usgbc.org Free download: New USGBC report plots the growth of green homes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-download-new-usgbc-report-plots-growth-green-homes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LiM_articleheader-01_2__1_.jpg?1403186772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="373" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/map-1d_7__1_.jpg?1403186804" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="388" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/map-2d_9__1_.jpg?1403186812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes"><em><span>LEED in Motion: Residential</span></em></a><span> highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need&nbsp;</span>to keep pace with the rapidly growing green homes market. In it, you'll find key statistics on&nbsp;the size and growth of the green residential market, a deep dive in to LEED for Homes&nbsp;numbers, a close look at the human health aspects of homebuilding, and much more.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-download-new-usgbc-report-plots-growth-green-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-download-new-usgbc-report-plots-growth-green-homes#comments LEED Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:02:44 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4773399 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What is LEED? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-7_0.png?1403120542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-leed#comments LEED Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:42:38 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4772531 at http://www.usgbc.org Video: Get started with Education @USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-get-started-education-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education.png?1402596111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc" target="_blank">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is the one-stop shop for managing your staff's professional development and continuing education needs.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_YZpqqTDi3U" width="600" height="494" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-get-started-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-get-started-education-usgbc#comments LEED Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:54:50 +0000 Josephine Nguyen 4761609 at http://www.usgbc.org New tools for LEED v4 O+M projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-v4-om-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_96625413-2.jpg?1402581728" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED is more than a set of requirements, it&rsquo;s a comprehensive program supported by a suite of tools and resources. With LEED v4, in addition to working on the rating systems, USGBC also focused a great deal of attention on the customer experience. And the development process did not end with LEED v4 being launched. We are still looking for new ways to add support for project teams.</p> <p><strong>Plan and policy templates</strong>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-v4-om-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-v4-om-projects#comments LEED Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:01:32 +0000 Megan Sparks 4761268 at http://www.usgbc.org EMSI: 100 LEED Certified Projects and Counting http://www.usgbc.org/articles/emsi-100-leed-certified-projects-and-counting <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EMSI_s_Shanghai_Office.jpg?1402519933" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The other day I had the honor of presenting <a href="http://www.emsi-green.com.cn/ " target="_blank">EMSI</a>&mdash;a long-time partner of USGBC&rsquo;s&mdash;with a LEED plaque for their 100th LEED-certified building in mainland China and Singapore.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/emsi-100-leed-certified-projects-and-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/emsi-100-leed-certified-projects-and-counting#comments LEED Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:54:15 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4760074 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What is indoor environmental quality? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-indoor-environmental-quality <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-7.png?1402505712" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-indoor-environmental-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-indoor-environmental-quality#comments LEED Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:54:37 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4759524 at http://www.usgbc.org Greater China becomes the second largest market for LEED outside the U.S. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greater-china-becomes-second-largest-market-leed-outside-us <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-in-China_Cover.png?1402345313" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>With 1,961 LEED-registered and -certified projects over 2,000 LEED professionals and the first LEED v4 certified project, Greater China is leading the green building market as the second largest region for LEED in the world outside the U.S. according to our new report, <em><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/china.html" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: Greater China</a></em></span><span>.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greater-china-becomes-second-largest-market-leed-outside-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greater-china-becomes-second-largest-market-leed-outside-us#comments LEED Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:26:18 +0000 Joseph Crea 4756085 at http://www.usgbc.org Improving materials selection through chemical hazard assessment [DC Event June 16] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/improving-materials-selection-through-chemical-hazard-assessment-dc-event-june-16 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LMH_feature.jpg?1402322723" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&ldquo;Increasing transparency and scientific understanding around the health impacts of building materials is unquestionably a timely and complex topic.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/improving-materials-selection-through-chemical-hazard-assessment-dc-event-june-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/improving-materials-selection-through-chemical-hazard-assessment-dc-event-june-16#comments LEED Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:03:40 +0000 David Marcus 4755309 at http://www.usgbc.org What does Prometric have to do with my LEED professional exam? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-prometric-have-do-my-leed-professional-exam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/prometric-testing.jpg?1401902695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prometric is the testing administration company that administers the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional credential exams</a>.</p> <p>Prometric operates a global test center network with over 8,000 testing sites in 160 countries. That means you can take a LEED professional exam <em>almost</em> anywhere in the world.</p> <p>This is the most important thing for you to know:&nbsp;<strong>Prometric handles all details of your exam administration and scheduling.</strong></p> <p>Here are the moments when you should interact with Prometric.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-prometric-have-do-my-leed-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-prometric-have-do-my-leed-professional-exam#comments LEED Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:20:06 +0000 Nora Knox 4748224 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: Sustainable materials and resources http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-sustainable-materials-and-resources <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-6.png?1401900701" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></em></p> <p>Setting goals for using sustainable materials and resources is an important step of the green&nbsp;building process. &ldquo;Reduce, reuse, recycle&rdquo; may seem like a critical component of this work:&nbsp;clearly, reducing consumption is critical, and reusing and recycling waste are important&nbsp;strategies.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-sustainable-materials-and-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-sustainable-materials-and-resources#comments LEED Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:50:38 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4748163 at http://www.usgbc.org The even bigger LEED Study Guide sale: 70% off http://www.usgbc.org/articles/even-bigger-leed-study-guide-sale-70 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/70percent-sale.png?1401809428" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prepare for your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam" target="_blank">LEED 2009 professional exam</a>&nbsp;with our discounted publications.</p> <p><strong>LEED 2009 Study Bundles and Study Guides (hard copy only) NOW 70% off!</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/store/resource/study-guides" target="_blank" class="button">Shop now</a></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/even-bigger-leed-study-guide-sale-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/even-bigger-leed-study-guide-sale-70#comments LEED Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:33:02 +0000 Nora Knox 4744898 at http://www.usgbc.org O+M: Initial certification or recertification? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/om-initial-certification-or-recertification <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/recertification.jpg?1401808246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Confused about the difference between initial certification for existing buildings and recertification? Consider these scenarios:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>A.</strong> Acme Inc. has been in their building for the last 10 years. They've made significant upgrades to their facilities and are looking to certify their performance initiatives through LEED. Their building has never been certified before.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/om-initial-certification-or-recertification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/om-initial-certification-or-recertification#comments LEED Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:14:44 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4744856 at http://www.usgbc.org Composting at USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/composting-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/compost.png?1401731609" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here at <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">USGBC headquarters</a> we have three streams for waste:&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>Waste (landfill)</li> <li>Recyclable materials</li> <li>Compostable materials&nbsp;</li> </ol> <p><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/mr21" target="_blank">Learn more about solid waste management requirements in LEED</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/composting-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/composting-usgbc#comments LEED Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:52:38 +0000 Nora Knox 4743286 at http://www.usgbc.org Sunset date extension for LEED EB 2.0 projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sunset-date-extension-leed-eb-20-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sunset.jpg?1401457131" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Article updated on June 6, 2014</em></p> <p>The certification deadline for projects registered under the LEED for Existing Buildings v2.0 rating system, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-certification-policy-manual">originally scheduled for May 31, 2014</a><span><span>,</span></span> has been extended to August 31<sup>st</sup>, 2014.</p> <p><strong>Next steps:</strong></p> <p>You have two options for your LEED EB 2.0 project &ndash; either action must be complete by August 31, 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sunset-date-extension-leed-eb-20-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sunset-date-extension-leed-eb-20-projects#comments LEED Fri, 30 May 2014 13:35:08 +0000 Selina Holmes 4739358 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED registration close and sunset dates http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/timer.png?1401456909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Updated November 18, 2014</em></p> <p>Continuous improvement—it&rsquo;s in our DNA and what drives LEED to evolve along with technology and the needs of the marketplace. </p> <p>As new versions of the rating systems are introduced, earlier versions are phased out so that we are constantly pushing for the transformation we aspire to.</p> <p>At any given point, LEED rating systems are either:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates#comments LEED Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:09 +0000 Selina Holmes 4739354 at http://www.usgbc.org Good to know: Minimum program requirements for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-minimum-program-requirements-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/minimum.png?1401388272" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's pretty simple - all projects applying for LEED certification <span style="color: #000000;">must</span> meet a set of minimum program requirements (MPRs). If a project doesn&rsquo;t meet the MPRs, it&rsquo;s not eligible for LEED&nbsp;certification. As you determine if LEED is right for your project, become familiar&nbsp;with these basic project requirements and know that they determine project eligibility&nbsp;for LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-minimum-program-requirements-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-minimum-program-requirements-leed#comments LEED Thu, 29 May 2014 18:29:06 +0000 4738117 at http://www.usgbc.org I've got a question! Taking a LEED professional exam http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ive-got-question-taking-leed-professional-exam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/QandA.png?1401375265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We often get asked questions about our LEED professional credentials.</p> <p>We want to make things as easy as possible, so here are some answers to our recent most frequently asked questions (FAQs).</p> <p><strong>Q. What is the difference between the LEED Green Associate and and LEED AP?</strong></p> <p>A. USGBC offers two types green building professional credentials.&nbsp;The 1) <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ga">LEED Green Associate</a>&nbsp;and the 2) <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ap">LEED AP</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ive-got-question-taking-leed-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ive-got-question-taking-leed-professional-exam#comments LEED Thu, 29 May 2014 14:57:45 +0000 Nora Knox 4737797 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What makes a site sustainable? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-makes-site-sustainable <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-5.png?1401296850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></p> <h3><span>What is a sustainable site plan?</span></h3> <p>A sustainable site plan takes into account the impact of the building on the surrounding environment and it's intended occupants.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-makes-site-sustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-makes-site-sustainable#comments LEED Wed, 28 May 2014 17:05:35 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4736118 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a USGBC Pro Reviewer & get free green building education http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewer.png?1401198204" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span thread="1400796438449" class="thread">Are you an active</span><span class="s2">&nbsp;LEED </span>AP or LEED Green Associate&nbsp;with strong general&nbsp;knowledge, or&nbsp;deep subject matter expertise, in LEED or green building<span class="s2">? &nbsp;</span></p> <p>If so, we want you to become a Pro Reviewer!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education#comments LEED Tue, 27 May 2014 13:45:40 +0000 Nora Knox 4733504 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED 2009 Study Guides on sale http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-2009-study-guides-now-sale <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDPubSale_0.jpg?1400858855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The clock is ticking, and you have less than a month to take a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam" target="_blank">LEED 2009 professional exam</a>.</p> <p><strong>Save 30% on LEED 2009 Study Bundles and Study Guides (hard copy only).</strong></p> <p>Click the images below to view the publications, or <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/store/resource/study-guides" target="_blank">visit the store</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-2009-study-guides-now-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-2009-study-guides-now-sale#comments LEED Fri, 23 May 2014 15:25:04 +0000 Nora Knox 4730585 at http://www.usgbc.org Why high performance green buildings are the best http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-high-performance-green-buildings-are-best <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/701-bishop.png?1400765326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This information was originally published in the World Green Building Council report, &ldquo;The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Occupants.&rdquo; <a href="http://www.worldgbc.org/activities/business-case/" target="_blank">Access the full report</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>By greening our&nbsp;built environment the green building industry can deliver on large-scale economic priorities such as climate change mitigation, energy security, resource conservation and job creation, long-term resilience and quality of life.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-high-performance-green-buildings-are-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-high-performance-green-buildings-are-best#comments LEED Thu, 22 May 2014 13:24:26 +0000 Nora Knox 4727696 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 3 courses you need to take this month (May 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-may-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Edu-usgbc.png?1400699096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to grow your green building knowledge?</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>1.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/4604854?share=no&amp;uid=738334" target="_blank">How to calculate and apply for LEED Heat Island Effect Roof credit</a></strong><br />Gain helpful information and guidance on how to submit for the LEED Heat Island Effect Roof credit.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-may-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-may-2014#comments LEED Wed, 21 May 2014 19:03:52 +0000 Nora Knox 4726601 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: How does water efficiency impact a building? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-how-does-water-efficiency-impact-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-3.png?1400692056" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today</em>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-how-does-water-efficiency-impact-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-how-does-water-efficiency-impact-building#comments LEED Wed, 21 May 2014 17:04:13 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4726319 at http://www.usgbc.org Making things right is in Tom Darden’s blood http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-dardens-blood <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Billes_home_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans.jpg?1400595611" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children%20on%20eco%20playground%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans%20credit%20GREG%20RHOADES.jpeg?1400595625" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Make%20It%20Right%20playground%20in%20New%20Orleans%20credit%20Make%20It%20Right.jpg?1400595635" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="768" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Shigeru%20Ban%20home%20green%20roof%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595645" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2048" height="1363" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children%20outside%20bikes%20and%20houses%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595656" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Make%20It%20Right%20playground%20in%20New%20Orleans%20credit%20Make%20It%20Right_0.jpg?1400595671" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="768" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/solar%20installation%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595690" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="683" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Trahan%20home%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In moments of candor I admit I happened upon the cause of sustainability almost by accident.&nbsp; As a young man, I had always been a corporate guy from a corporate town doing (for the most part) whatever it was my corporate bosses wanted me to do.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-dardens-blood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-dardens-blood#comments LEED Tue, 20 May 2014 14:17:46 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4724087 at http://www.usgbc.org Study tips: LEED v4 professional exam http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/study-tips.png?1400183970" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4">LEED v4 is here</a>, and beginning in June 2014 <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">LEED professional exams will evolve</a> to reflect the the LEED v4 rating system.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here's a quick refresh on how this will play out for the&nbsp;LEED Green Associate, BD+C, ID+C and O+M exams (exams for Homes and ND will feature v4 content in 2015):</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam#comments LEED Thu, 15 May 2014 19:53:38 +0000 Nora Knox 4718754 at http://www.usgbc.org 51 reasons to head to the mall this weekend http://www.usgbc.org/articles/51-reasons-head-mall-weekend <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/12971299965_cf4930965c_o.jpg?1400182435" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If your kids are like mine, there was a moment in time when it suddenly became a thing to spend time at the mall. As a buildings guy with a family in Syracuse, I have always understood the appeal of the mall. It offers comfortable indoor space, opportunities for socialization as people shop, stroll, and dine together. It&rsquo;s a central and generally safe meeting place.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/51-reasons-head-mall-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/51-reasons-head-mall-weekend#comments LEED Thu, 15 May 2014 19:31:27 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4718719 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: Why is energy efficiency important? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-why-energy-efficiency-important <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-2.png?1400090792" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></p> <h3><span>What is energy efficiency?</span></h3> <p>Using&nbsp;less energy to accomplish the same&nbsp;amount of work.&nbsp;Getting the most&nbsp;work per unit of energy is often&nbsp;described as a measure of energy&nbsp;intensity. Common metrics for&nbsp;buildings and neighborhoods include&nbsp;energy use per square foot and use per&nbsp;capita.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-why-energy-efficiency-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-why-energy-efficiency-important#comments LEED Wed, 14 May 2014 18:05:31 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4714710 at http://www.usgbc.org The secret to getting ahead is getting started! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/secret-getting-ahead-getting-started <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/banner-v2.png?1400008604" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Mark Twain once said &ldquo;The secret to getting ahead is getting started&rdquo; but we all know that the first step is often the hardest. </span></p> <p><span>The </span><span><a href="http://tracker-plus.co.uk/index.php?p=learn-more&amp;s=leed_prices">Tracker Plus</a></span><span> team has been working closely with our partners at USGBC to support project teams in setting down the foundations for success in their LEED certification. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/secret-getting-ahead-getting-started" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/secret-getting-ahead-getting-started#comments LEED Tue, 13 May 2014 19:12:22 +0000 Ben Cartmell 4713098 at http://www.usgbc.org Majority of LEED Projects in Sweden Pursue the Highest Classes of LEED Certifications According to New Report http://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-leed-projects-sweden-pursue-highest-classes-leed-certifications-according-new-repo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c.png?1399992901" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>LEED in Motion: Sweden Notes Country is Likely to See a 33 Percent Increase in Certified Projects in 2014</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-leed-projects-sweden-pursue-highest-classes-leed-certifications-according-new-repo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-leed-projects-sweden-pursue-highest-classes-leed-certifications-according-new-repo#comments Media Tue, 13 May 2014 14:56:02 +0000 Joseph Crea 4712567 at http://www.usgbc.org The residential question: Homes, Midrise, or New Construction? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-question-homes-midrise-or-new-construction <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Residential_Question.png?1399930169" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether it's single family or multifamily development, two floors or 18 floors - these are factors that come into play when choosing the right rating system for your residential project. But we've heard from many of you out in the real world that it's been a tough call trying to choose the *right* rating system. So, let's go over some details to help guide your understanding of the rating systems:</p> <p><strong>Recognize the factors at play.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-question-homes-midrise-or-new-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-question-homes-midrise-or-new-construction#comments LEED Mon, 12 May 2014 21:28:22 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4711571 at http://www.usgbc.org Get involved: LEED, Materials and Health Event Series http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-involved-leed-materials-and-health-event-series <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/arleneblum_kaiser.jpg?1399911512" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/initiatives/grants/materials-health">LEED, Materials, and Health Initiative</a>, USGBC is convening a series of events to drive the industry conversation towards more informed decisions impacting human and environmental health. The events, which include lunch lectures and more in-depth meetings and workshops, address critical issues such as ingredient transparency, materials selection and assessment, innovation, professional training, and materials data infrastructure.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-involved-leed-materials-and-health-event-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-involved-leed-materials-and-health-event-series#comments LEED Mon, 12 May 2014 16:15:12 +0000 Ashley White 4710899 at http://www.usgbc.org China, green buildings and human health: The time to act is now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-green-buildings-and-human-health-time-act-now <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/china_feature.jpg?1399911102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In China, a country that defines global leadership, there is visible indication that we have stressed Mother Nature far beyond her limits. It is time to bring equilibrium to business and environment, to productivity and people, to leadership and legacy &mdash; the principles that influenced the creation of LEED.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-green-buildings-and-human-health-time-act-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-green-buildings-and-human-health-time-act-now#comments LEED Mon, 12 May 2014 16:10:06 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4710878 at http://www.usgbc.org How to match LEED 2009 rating systems to LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-match-leed-2009-rating-systems-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2009_to_v4-02.png?1399660339" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/v4">launch of LEED v4</a>, you may have noticed that we changed how we talk about the rating systems. While it can seem a little confusing, we're here to help. Let's take a look at the 2009 rating systems on the left and then filter them through our special <em>v4 lens</em>. Here's what we get:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-match-leed-2009-rating-systems-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-match-leed-2009-rating-systems-leed-v4#comments LEED Fri, 09 May 2014 18:29:09 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4708493 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED and ISO 50001 ACPs: Recognizing leadership in energy management http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-iso-50001-acps-recognizing-leadership-energy-management <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iso.jpg?1399582210" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has released a new pathway in LEED by recognizing ISO 50001: 2011-&nbsp;<em>Energy Management Systems</em>&nbsp;in USGBC&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-existing-buildings-v2009-current-version">LEED rating system for existing buildings.</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-iso-50001-acps-recognizing-leadership-energy-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-iso-50001-acps-recognizing-leadership-energy-management#comments LEED Thu, 08 May 2014 20:48:50 +0000 Emily Loquidis 4707115 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What is an integrated process? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-integrated-process <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding.png?1399482431" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></em><em>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-integrated-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-integrated-process#comments LEED Wed, 07 May 2014 17:09:42 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4705025 at http://www.usgbc.org Now available: Free translated study guides http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-free-translated-study-guides <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/translation-2.png?1399478540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated June 15, 2014: These resources are no longer available.</em></p> <p>Taking the LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with specialty exam?</p> <p>Translated study guides (LEED 2009) are now available for <em><strong>free</strong></em>.&nbsp;Study with our comprehensive LEED Green Associate and LEED AP study guides.</p> <p>Get your LEED education direct from the source, and prepare for your LEED professional exam in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish.</p> <p><strong>Arabic</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-free-translated-study-guides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-free-translated-study-guides#comments LEED Wed, 07 May 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Nora Knox 4704895 at http://www.usgbc.org Outstanding projects around the world http://www.usgbc.org/articles/outstanding-projects-around-world <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Intl_Header_2.jpeg?1399320284" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>LEED projects can be found in over 140 countries and territories around the world and on six out of seven continents &mdash; there are no LEED projects in Antarctica, but you never know what the future holds.</span>&nbsp;</p> <h4><strong><span>East Asia</span></strong></h4> <p><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1399305200-7848-5026/Haworth_Showrrom.jpg" width="670" /></p> <p><span>Haworth Showroom in the Parkview Green (Beijing, China), the first project in the world to certify under LEED v4, the latest version of LEED</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/outstanding-projects-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/outstanding-projects-around-world#comments LEED Mon, 05 May 2014 20:01:05 +0000 Selina Holmes 4701737 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 countries for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Intl_Header-06%5B2%5D.jpeg?1399319475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>LEED projects can be found in over 140 countries and territories around the world and on six out of seven continents &mdash; there are no LEED projects in Antarctica, but you never know what the future holds.</span></p> <p><span>To provide a better view of LEED&rsquo;s impact globally, we&rsquo;ve ranked the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the U.S.. Looking at the gross square meters of certified space around the globe, we came up with the list below.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed#comments LEED Mon, 05 May 2014 19:45:43 +0000 Selina Holmes 4701706 at http://www.usgbc.org Maturing the market one EPD at a time http://www.usgbc.org/articles/maturing-market-one-epd-time <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EPD_Aarticle_feature_image-01.jpg?1399064616" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past decade, building industry professionals have worked to transform our industry &mdash; minimizing the negative impacts and maximizing the positive impacts associated with buildings.&nbsp;USGBC&rsquo;s launch of LEED v4 in November 2013 marked the next step in the transformation journey the buildings industry has been engaged in since the inaugural version of LEED was released in 2000.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/maturing-market-one-epd-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/maturing-market-one-epd-time#comments LEED Fri, 02 May 2014 21:00:43 +0000 Sarah Buffaloe 4698844 at http://www.usgbc.org Good to know: Green building incentive strategies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-green-building-incentive-strategies-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_incentives.png?1399049844" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most effective and more popular strategies to encourage green building is to incentivize the market through financial or structural incentives. Rewarding developers or homeowners who practice green building techniques spurs innovation and demand for green building technologies.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-green-building-incentive-strategies-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-green-building-incentive-strategies-0#comments LEED Fri, 02 May 2014 16:54:47 +0000 4698478 at http://www.usgbc.org Free course: Introduction to LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-course-introduction-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/free-course.png?1398976402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The next version of LEED is here.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s important for us that you feel prepared to succeed &mdash; so we&rsquo;re offering a free course, which explores key concepts and strategies of LEED v4.</p> <p><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/free-course.html" target="_blank" class="button">Watch the course</a></p> <p>In this course experts will share background on the development of LEED v4, what it means for project teams, the structure of rating system, and how its flexibility lends itself to wider use.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-course-introduction-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-course-introduction-leed-v4#comments LEED Thu, 01 May 2014 20:31:25 +0000 Nora Knox 4697308 at http://www.usgbc.org A tree grows in Helsinki http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tree-grows-helsinki <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_helsinki.jpg?1398697996" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To millions of Americans, a U.S. embassy building is a little like one of our national parks or maybe the public library. Even though these places are rarely top-of-mind, nor do we use them on a regular basis, there is comfort in knowing they exist.</p> <p>What&rsquo;s more, to many Americans the presence of such things on the public landscape says something far greater about how they view themselves and the society in which they find themselves privileged to live. </p> <p>I know. I&rsquo;m one such guy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tree-grows-helsinki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tree-grows-helsinki#comments LEED Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:10:21 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4691963 at http://www.usgbc.org Three featured courses in Education @USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-featured-courses-education-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/online-education.jpg?1398432472" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Education @USGBC is full of a variety of courses, all available to help you grow your green building knowledge.</p> <p>Today we&rsquo;re excited to share three of our top courses.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-featured-courses-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-featured-courses-education-usgbc#comments LEED Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:26:56 +0000 Nora Knox 4688408 at http://www.usgbc.org The little LEED building that could: South Sudan’s first LEED-certified building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/little-leed-building-could-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-first-leed-certified-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/JUBA_1.JPG?1397672860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2464" height="1632" title="External facade of new World Bank Country Office in Juba, South Sudan" alt="External facade of new World Bank Country Office in Juba, South Sudan" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/JUBA_1-2.JPG?1397672880" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2464" height="1632" title="External facade of new World Bank Country Office in Juba, South Sudan" alt="Courtyard of new World Bank Country Office in Juba, South Sudan" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/JUBA_2.JPG?1397672888" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2464" height="1632" title="Covered walkway within the World Bank Country Office compound in Juba, South Sudan" alt="Covered walkway within the World Bank Country Office compound in Juba, South Sud" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/JUBA_3.JPG?1397672897" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 Washington D.C., the architect in Kenya, the sustainability consultant in India, and the water consultant in Ethiopia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/little-leed-building-could-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-first-leed-certified-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/little-leed-building-could-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-first-leed-certified-building#comments LEED Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:24:32 +0000 Joseph Crea 4673799 at http://www.usgbc.org GRESB: Bringing sustainability to the capital market http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-bringing-sustainability-capital-market <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_99967352.jpg?1397665498" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="497" height="258" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RealEstateValueChain.png?1397665544" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="577" height="248" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SustainabilityReporting.png?1397665564" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-bringing-sustainability-capital-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-bringing-sustainability-capital-market#comments LEED Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:23:55 +0000 Nils Kok 4673534 at http://www.usgbc.org Our 21st year http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-21st-year <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/hbd-usgbc.jpg?1397506265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Turning 21 years old marks an important right of passage, at least here in the U.S. You&rsquo;re now officially old enough to do a few things you were probably already doing anyway.<span>&nbsp;</span>Hopefully, now that you can do them legally, you&rsquo;ve also figured out how to do them more responsibly.<span>&nbsp;</span>That&rsquo;s the idea, anyway.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-21st-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-21st-year#comments LEED Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:09:27 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4669537 at http://www.usgbc.org Know we're back! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-were-back <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic-1-2.jpg?1397502118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know. "In The Know" took a several week long &mdash; unannounced &mdash; hiatus. Maggie and I apologize, but we have been working on a number of international efforts that have kept us occupied!</p> <p>In short, we&rsquo;re back, so is <a href="http://blogs.amctv.com/mad-men/photo-galleries/mad-men-season-7-episode-photos/#/0" target="_blank">Mad Men</a>,&nbsp;and we have a tremendous amount to share in the coming weeks.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-were-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-were-back#comments LEED Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:40:26 +0000 Joseph Crea 4669371 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 LEED for Homes Award Winners http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-leed-homes-award-winners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_20.jpeg?1397144982" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (April 10, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of the 2013 LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in residential green building. The award categories recognize innovative multi- and single-family projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developers, an overall commitment to LEED for Homes and Project of the Year.</p> <p>Winners for this year include:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-leed-homes-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-leed-homes-award-winners#comments Media Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:51:17 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4662912 at http://www.usgbc.org Green neighborhoods for all in Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-all-milwaukee%E2%80%99s-westlawn-gardens <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_westlawn.jpg?1397055462" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="480" height="359" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/WLGgardens-2.jpg?1397055532" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5783" height="4133" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/01_Westlawn_Gardens_Brian_Tomaino-2.jpg?1397055537" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5184" height="3831" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/09_Westlawn_Gardens_Brian_Tomaino.jpg?1397055546" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee has proven that sustainable, supportive and healthy communities aren&rsquo;t limited to the nation&rsquo;s top zip codes or tony neighborhoods.&nbsp; The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/westlawn-revitalization">Westlawn Gardens</a>&nbsp;redevelopment project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has earned the highest level of certification for any LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) built project for redeveloping a severely distressed public housing project into an award winning, mixed-income community.&nbsp; The Housing Authority&r<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-all-milwaukee%E2%80%99s-westlawn-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-all-milwaukee%E2%80%99s-westlawn-gardens#comments LEED Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:55:39 +0000 Casey Studhalter 4661181 at http://www.usgbc.org Senior Materials Research Fellows share their Insights http://www.usgbc.org/articles/senior-materials-research-fellows-share-their-insights <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Mats_health-01.jpg?1396979138" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/initiatives/grants/materials-health">LEED, Materials and Health Initiative</a>, six Senior Materials <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows">Research Fellows</a> have joined the team to help deepen the&nbsp;understanding around the effect of materials ingredients on the health&nbsp;of those who interact with the built environment.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/senior-materials-research-fellows-share-their-insights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/senior-materials-research-fellows-share-their-insights#comments LEED Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:44:23 +0000 Ashley White 4659343 at http://www.usgbc.org 3 billion square feet — but who's counting? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-billion-square-feet-%E2%80%94-whos-counting <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/counting.jpg?1396977449" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project" target="_blank">20,000th commercial project in December</a> and crossed the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes" target="_blank">50,000 LEED-certified homes</a> mark in January.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-billion-square-feet-%E2%80%94-whos-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-billion-square-feet-%E2%80%94-whos-counting#comments LEED Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:19:55 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4659288 at http://www.usgbc.org Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_19.jpeg?1396970886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><strong> Major milestone for the global green building industry</strong> </em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (April 8, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED&reg; certification around the globe.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified#comments Media Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:29:21 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4659060 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED committee self-nominations close on April 10 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-self-nominations-close-april-10 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_60351645-1-2.jpg?1396894230" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A reminder for those interested in working with volunteer experts in the development and maintenance of the LEED rating system:</p> <p>The current LEED Committee Call for Volunteers is scheduled to close on&nbsp;<strong>Thursday</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;April 10th at 5:00 pm PST</strong>. This call seeks professionals with specific expertise related to the Pilot Credit Library Working Group, Implementation Advisory Committee, six Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) and one residential seat on the Technical Committee.</p> <p>More information is available at the following pages:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-self-nominations-close-april-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-self-nominations-close-april-10#comments LEED Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:08:46 +0000 Christopher Law 4657808 at http://www.usgbc.org You’re a LEED Professional: Now what? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-leed-professional-now-what <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article-5.png?1396877646" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>You did it! Congratulations!</h3> <p>You decided to become a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional</a>, you took the exam, and passed!</p> <h3>Now what?</h3> <h4>Earn CE hours to fulfill your credential maintenance</h4> <p>Under the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP), you are required to maintain your credential by fulfilling continuing education requirements every two years.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-leed-professional-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-leed-professional-now-what#comments LEED Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:32:32 +0000 Nora Knox 4657206 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: April 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda-2.jpg?1396538880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>April 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available.&nbsp;</p> <p>There are two ways to view the changes:</p> <ul> <li>visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed-interpretations">the database</a>&nbsp;and search by 4/2/2014</li> <li>visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits">credit library</a>&nbsp;and select the "Interpretations&rdquo; tab within each credit</li> </ul> <p><strong>INTERPRETATIONS:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2014#comments LEED Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:26:29 +0000 Marta Drzymala 4652826 at http://www.usgbc.org New credit substitutions and pilots http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credit-substitutions-and-pilots <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gradient_arrows2.jpg?1396461441" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In January, we published&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project/">an article on credit substitutions</a>. Based on interest, we now have additional substitutions available for LEED for Homes and Multifamily Midrise, as well as a new pilot alternative compliance path for the Materials and Resources credit category:</p> <p><strong>Materials and Resources Pilot Alternative Compliance Path: Pilot ACP 84 (new)</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credit-substitutions-and-pilots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credit-substitutions-and-pilots#comments LEED Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:54:47 +0000 Batya Metalitz 4651653 at http://www.usgbc.org Now available: LEED v4 candidate handbooks http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-leed-v4-candidate-handbooks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/handbooks.jpg?1396370546" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Starting on June 30, 2014, the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system&nbsp;&mdash; and the candidate handbooks are now available to help you prepare.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-leed-v4-candidate-handbooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-leed-v4-candidate-handbooks#comments LEED Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:40:40 +0000 Nora Knox 4650065 at http://www.usgbc.org Sneak peak: Sample questions for the LEED v4 credential exams http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peak-sample-questions-leed-v4-credential-exams <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">31 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article-4.png?1396272034" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, new LEED v4 professional credential exams will be released on June 30, 2014. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the v4 exams, each item will have two test specification attributes: knowledge and task attributes.</p> <h3>Want to know more?</h3> <p>Check out the sample questions below to get a sense for the type of content that will be tested. (Answers are followed by an asterisk).</p> <p><strong>Sample questions from the v4 Green Associate exam</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peak-sample-questions-leed-v4-credential-exams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peak-sample-questions-leed-v4-credential-exams#comments LEED Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:19:24 +0000 Nora Knox 4647923 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED goes local through recognizing Regional Priorities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-local-through-recognizing-regional-priorities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rp_feature.png?1395768477" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Until recently, if you worked on LEED 2009 projects outside of the U.S., you probably noticed that the Regional Priority (RP) credits were the same everywhere. Over the past year, members of the&nbsp;<a href="http://http/www.usgbc.org/committees/international">LEED International Roundtable</a>&nbsp;have been working hard to change this through identifying RP credits for their countries. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-local-through-recognizing-regional-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-local-through-recognizing-regional-priorities#comments LEED Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:24:56 +0000 Sean Fish 4640793 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing the LEED Innovation Catalog http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-innovation-catalog <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/innovation.png?1395695475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In addition to the LEED credit categories we&rsquo;re all familiar with (Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency&hellip;you know the drill), LEED has always reserved a few points for Innovation &ndash; things that aren&rsquo;t part of the rating system but are right at home in a green building certification program. Over the years we&rsquo;ve seen some really intriguing (and innovative) ideas brought forward by project teams, and these ideas have earned the projects a point in LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-innovation-catalog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-innovation-catalog#comments LEED Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:09:53 +0000 Batya Metalitz 4639691 at http://www.usgbc.org The down and dirty of the LEED Professional exam http://www.usgbc.org/articles/down-and-dirty-leed-professional-exam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article.png?1395668209" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">LEED Professional</a> exams, for both the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-ga/overview" target="_blank">LEED Green Associate</a> and the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedap" target="_blank">LEED AP with specialty</a>, accurately assess your ability to carry out the responsibilities of </span><span style="font-size: 13px;">an individual supporting LEED certification.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/down-and-dirty-leed-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/down-and-dirty-leed-professional-exam#comments LEED Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:23:36 +0000 Nora Knox 4638437 at http://www.usgbc.org Happy first day of spring — Bring on the daylighting http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-first-day-spring-%E2%80%94-bring-daylighting <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/daylight-article.png?1395342679" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ah spring &mdash; a time of longer days, warming temperatures and budding flora. And it all officially starts today, regardless of <a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-names-2013-2014-20131001" target="_blank">Pax, Titan, or Wiley</a> telling us otherwise...</p> <p>Have you ever noticed that you feel better on sunny days? It&rsquo;s not all in your head. Trust me.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-first-day-spring-%E2%80%94-bring-daylighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-first-day-spring-%E2%80%94-bring-daylighting#comments LEED Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:10:17 +0000 Selina Holmes 4635211 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED, materials and health: Discussions at Berkeley http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-materials-and-health-discussions-berkeley <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB13_HealthSummit-1.jpg?1395254417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-art-videos"> <div class="field-label">Videos:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-1" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105548?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-2" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105549?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-3" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105550?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-4" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105547?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>What happens when you gather 76 passionate and informed professionals in a room to discuss challenges and opportunities at the intersection of </span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/initiatives/grants/materials-health"><span>health, materials, and the built environment</span></a><span>? <strong>Progress.</strong></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-materials-and-health-discussions-berkeley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-materials-and-health-discussions-berkeley#comments LEED Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:38:52 +0000 David Marcus 4631889 at http://www.usgbc.org Your LEED Professional exam is this month. Are you ready? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-professional-exam-month-are-you-ready <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article3.png?1395236663" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've spent the last few months preparing for your LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with specialty exam. Here's what you should know to make sure your exam day goes as planned.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-professional-exam-month-are-you-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-professional-exam-month-are-you-ready#comments LEED Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:43:14 +0000 Nora Knox 4631420 at http://www.usgbc.org Guide: USGBC San Diego brings sustainability to non-profits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-usgbc-san-diego-brings-sustainability-non-profits <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Green_Assistance_Program.jpg?1394656483" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for a new way to bring green building education to your community? The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/usgbc-san-diego-chapter">USGBC San Diego Chapter&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;Green Assistance Program is bringing sustainable design strategies to non-profits in Balboa Park, allowing the organizations to turn building energy and cost savings into new funding streams for community-focused programs.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-usgbc-san-diego-brings-sustainability-non-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-usgbc-san-diego-brings-sustainability-non-profits#comments Community Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:26:45 +0000 Renee Daigneault 4621546 at http://www.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie & Joe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic-1.jpg?1394630998" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Time to know some of the green building and LEED <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiPe1OiKQuk">“known knowns!”</a></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe#comments Industry Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:26:36 +0000 Joseph Crea 4620854 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a LEED committee member! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_60351645-1.jpg?1394479263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you considered volunteering with LEED?</p> <p>LEED committee volunteers play a critical role in developing and maintaining the LEED rating system. The U.S. Green Building Council is holding an open call for self-nominations of qualified applicants to serve as members of LEED committees and working groups. The following groups are seeking new members:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member#comments LEED Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:22:52 +0000 Christopher Law 4618218 at http://www.usgbc.org Interested in becoming a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP? What you need to know http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credetial-article2.png?1394464858" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made up your mind. You're ready to step up your game and become a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Here's what you need to know about the application:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know#comments LEED Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:25:10 +0000 Nora Knox 4617738 at http://www.usgbc.org Coming soon: Translation aids for LEED credential exams http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-soon-translation-aids-leed-credential-exams <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/translation.png?1394212992" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED&rsquo;s impact resonates on a global stage, and its adopters, advocates and practitioners are growing more diverse every day. </p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">There are LEED projects and LEED professionals in nearly 200 countries. To serve this demand, GBCI has translated several study resources and exams for the LEED professional credentials into Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and French. </span></p> <p><strong>Exam translation aid availability</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-soon-translation-aids-leed-credential-exams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-soon-translation-aids-leed-credential-exams#comments LEED Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:19:09 +0000 Nora Knox 4614751 at http://www.usgbc.org GBIG Fundamentals: Project Transparency, Market Context, and Timelines http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbig-fundamentals-project-transparency-market-context-and-timelines <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig_insights_2_0.png?1394201451" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This is the first in a series of blog posts detailing features of the Green Building Information Gateway. Subsequent blog posts will dive deeper into specific applications to help users get the most out of their experience with GBIG.org.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbig-fundamentals-project-transparency-market-context-and-timelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbig-fundamentals-project-transparency-market-context-and-timelines#comments LEED Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:11:18 +0000 Mira Panek 4614466 at http://www.usgbc.org A new mantra: LEED ON http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDON-2.jpg?1394142814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Alison.jpg?1394142843" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rebecca.jpg?1394142860" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/beth.jpg?1394142868" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/george.jpg?1394142874" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/AL_0.jpg?1394142882" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Beginning this month, you&rsquo;ll notice leaders from across the building industry peering out from magazine pages, newspapers, usgbc.org and around the web in our new ad series. Their message?</p> <h2><strong>LEED ON.</strong></h2> <p><span>What does it mean? Well, pardon our redundancy, but it&rsquo;s about <em>lead</em>ership!</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed#comments LEED Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:55:18 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4613763 at http://www.usgbc.org Part 3: Challenges and opportunities (2010-present) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/part-3-challenges-and-opportunities-2010-present <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/StoryLEED-03.png?1394118254" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To celebrate the release of our list of the </em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building"><em>Top 10 States For LEED</em></a><em>, we&rsquo;re posting our narrative of the history of LEED&rsquo;s development, originally released at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in November 2013, in three parts on USGBC.org.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/part-3-challenges-and-opportunities-2010-present" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/part-3-challenges-and-opportunities-2010-present#comments LEED Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:10:33 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4613055 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a LEED Fellow in 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Fellows_article.png?1394029981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you interested in becoming a LEED Fellow? Your time is now.</p> <p>The U.S. Green Building Council call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2014 class of LEED Fellows.</p> <p>What does it take to be a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-fellow" target="_blank">LEED Fellow</a>?&nbsp;</p> <p>Nominees must have:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2014#comments LEED Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:33:49 +0000 Nicholas Firmand 4609152 at http://www.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie and Joe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic_0.jpg?1393874448" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Joe and I will be bringing you the top global green building highlights from each week. Sign up to ensure you&rsquo;re &ldquo;in the know!&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe#comments Industry Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:17:11 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4606660 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC’s Senior Materials Research Fellows http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HiRes.jpg?1393873655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the LEED, Materials, and Health Initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council has engaged a team of scientific experts to conduct synthetic research and advise USGBC staff on the health-related aspects of building materials. These six Senior Materials Research Fellows are advancing the technical dialog on issues related to materials science, toxicology, green chemistry, risk assessment, and information technology through publishing and convening events.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows#comments LEED Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:04:10 +0000 Ashley White 4606629 at http://www.usgbc.org 5 things to know about Education @USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-things-know-about-education-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Q_A.png?1393864745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're looking to grow your green building knowledge Education @USGBC is how to do it.</p> <p>Want to know more? Here are our top five FAQs.&nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3>What is Education @USGBC?</h3> <p><strong>ANSWER:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-things-know-about-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-things-know-about-education-usgbc#comments LEED Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:35:39 +0000 Melanie Share 4606325 at http://www.usgbc.org Part 2: A green building explosion (2003-2009) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/part-2-green-building-explosion-2003-2009 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/StoryLEED-02.png?1393515680" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To celebrate the release of our list of the </em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building"><em>Top 10 States For LEED</em></a><em>, we&rsquo;re posting our narrative of the history of LEED&rsquo;s development, originally released at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in November 2013, in three parts on USGBC.org.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/part-2-green-building-explosion-2003-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/part-2-green-building-explosion-2003-2009#comments LEED Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:42:22 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4597535 at http://www.usgbc.org Top Research: High performance building benefits and investment costs http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-research-high-performance-building-benefits-and-investment-costs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig_insights_2.png?1393363300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most common questions posed by real estate professionals is, &ldquo;What are the benefits of pursuing a LEED rating, and what are the marginal investment requirements necessary to attain these benefits?&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-research-high-performance-building-benefits-and-investment-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-research-high-performance-building-benefits-and-investment-costs#comments LEED Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:03:37 +0000 Dan Winters 4593574 at http://www.usgbc.org A new economy, a new LEED building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-economy-new-leed-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="424" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADRIS_daylight_view.png?1393018706" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="942" height="732" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADRIS_interieur_01.jpg?1393018720" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="942" height="732" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADRIS_interieur_02.jpg?1393018731" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2400" height="1800" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/01_6.jpg?1393018747" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2168" height="1565" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/02_0.jpg?1393018747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: From Burundi to Honduras, South Sudan to Ukraine&mdash;LEED certified buildings are quickly propagating in all corners of the globe. Since June 2013, USGBC&rsquo;s LEED Earth campaign has facilitated the uptake of green buildings in 15 countries in which LEED was previously absent&mdash;Bahamas, Bahrain, Burundi, Croatia, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Serbia, South Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine and Venezuela. The interesting stories of these pioneer projects will be shared on the USGBC blog as well as through profiles on GBIG.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-economy-new-leed-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-economy-new-leed-building#comments LEED Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:36:18 +0000 Joseph Crea 4589546 at http://www.usgbc.org The residential project's guide to the new LEED Online http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-projects-guide-new-leed-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LO_guide_res.png?1393002743" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>If your project is using LEED for Homes (2008), Midrise Pilot (2010), Homes (v4), or Multifamily Midrise (v4), here's how to use the new <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedonline" target="_blank">LEED Online</a> to register and certify your projects.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-projects-guide-new-leed-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-projects-guide-new-leed-online#comments LEED Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:12:51 +0000 4588830 at http://www.usgbc.org Why today’s best is the jumping off point for tomorrow’s goals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-today%E2%80%99s-best-jumping-point-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-goals <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user johnthescone" alt="Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user johnthescone" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/363334300_48f3c30f66_b.jpg?1392996827" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve got the Olympics on my mind. In addition to indulging in the theatre of the absurd that the live tweets about &ldquo;<a href="http://www.upi.com/blog/2014/02/06/Reporters-dangerous-face-water-tweet-from-Sochi-hotel-makes-her-a-viral-sensation/5211391704804/">dangerous face water</a>&rdquo; in Sochi afford, I&rsquo;ve been having fun getting ready to watch a few world records fall.<span>&nbsp; </span>Watching world records fall, even in sports I know very little about, is fascinating to me.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-today%E2%80%99s-best-jumping-point-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-today%E2%80%99s-best-jumping-point-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-goals#comments LEED Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:35:23 +0000 Brendan Owens 4588894 at http://www.usgbc.org From a simple idea to a several-hundred-billion-dollar industry http://www.usgbc.org/articles/simple-idea-several-hundred-billion-dollar-industry <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/StoryLEED-01.png?1392920777" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To celebrate the release of our list of the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building">Top 10 States For LEED</a>, we&rsquo;re posting our narrative of the history of LEED&rsquo;s development, originally released at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in November 2013, in three parts on USGBC.org. </em></p> <p><strong>Part 1: From a Simple Idea to a Several-Hundred-Billion-Dollar Industry</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/simple-idea-several-hundred-billion-dollar-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/simple-idea-several-hundred-billion-dollar-industry#comments LEED Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:50:36 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4587753 at http://www.usgbc.org Video: Kimberly-Clark Professional's LEED Platinum plaque ceremony http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-kimberly-clark-professionals-leed-platinum-plaque-ceremony <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/KCP-LEED-Platinum-14.jpg?1392837793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="600" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/KC_04.jpeg?1392837803" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="600" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/KC_05.jpeg?1392837814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you've heard of Kleenex, you're familiar with <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/kimberly-clark-corporation" target="_blank">Kimberly-Clark: the Platinum-level USGBC member company</a> behind many mainstream personal care products, from Huggies to Cottonelle. Kimberly-Clark Professional focuses on products for exceptional workplaces, including their own.</p> <p>Recently, we celebrated their achievement of LEED Platinum for their Building 100 office, an existing building here in Roswell, Georgia.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-kimberly-clark-professionals-leed-platinum-plaque-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-kimberly-clark-professionals-leed-platinum-plaque-ceremony#comments LEED Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:26:16 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4584140 at http://www.usgbc.org Road trip across the Top 10 States for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/road-trip-across-top-10-states-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TOP10_Roadtrip.jpg?1392822000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A lot can happen in a day &mdash;&nbsp;let alone 365 of them. And in the case of green building that took place in the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building" target="_blank">Top 10 States for LEED</a>, those 365 days brought us certifications for 1,777 commercial and institutional projects representing 226.8 million square feet of real estate.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/road-trip-across-top-10-states-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/road-trip-across-top-10-states-leed#comments LEED Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:19:26 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4583777 at http://www.usgbc.org Infographic: Top 10 States for LEED in 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top10_2013_1.jpg?1392729207" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Check out the states that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation!</p> <p>The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2013. </p> </p> <p><img src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top10States-2013_v5.png" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013#comments LEED Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:15:14 +0000 4582173 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_14.jpeg?1392726064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1440" height="1581" title="300 North LaSalle in Chicago, LEED Platinum. Credit: Peter Aaron" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/300%20North%20LaSalle%20Signature%20Photo.jpg?1392726270" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2808" height="1305" title="Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, LEED Gold. Credit: David Seide" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Daytime%20exterior_high%20res2.jpg?1392726739" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3600" height="2700" title="NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Alan Karchmer" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NOAA%20CWCP.jpg?1392726797" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1050" height="698" title="Skanska office in Rockville, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Skanska USA" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0010.JPG?1392726867" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3600" height="2400" title="1776 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, Va., LEED Platinum. © RTKL.com/David Whitcomb" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_TTS6800.jpg?1392727077" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4031" height="2304" title="Robinson &amp; Merhige U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, Va., LEED Silver. Credit: US General Services Administration, MidAtlantic Region" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RichmondPaperweight.jpg?1392727137" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4672" height="3104" title="Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, LEED Platinum. Credit: Helen Hill" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/mghpcc-exterior.jpg?1392727199" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4016" height="6016" title="Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan, LEED Silver. Credit: Timothy Schenck" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TMarshall_Ext01.jpg?1392727302" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="1000" title="DPR Construction Newport Beach, Calif., office, LEED Gold. Credit: Victor Muschetto Photography" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DPR_Newport_Beach_Victor%20Muschetto%20Photography.jpg?1392727384" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4146" height="2400" title="Lands End Lookout in San Fancisco, LEED Platinum. Credit: Michael David Rose" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/17_landsend_Michael%20David%20Rose.jpg?1392727584" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="959" title="SFJAZZ Center in San Fancisco, LEED Gold. Credit: Henrik Kam" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SFJAZZ%20Center%20Exterior%20photo%20Henrik%20Kam.jpg.jpeg?1392727629" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="467" title="UC Santa Barbara Ocean Science Education Building, LEED Gold. Credit: Tony Mastres, UC Santa Barbara" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OSEB_108.jpg?1392727695" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" title="Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Ore., LEED Platinum. ©Nic Lehoux " alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EdithGreenWendellWyatt.jpg?1392727778" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="598" title="New Sandy High School in Sandy, Ore., LEED Gold. Credit: Josh Partee" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SaHS%2003-N-elev-sunrise-wide.jpg?1392830686" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2545" height="1430" title="Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, N.C., LEED Gold. Credit: Mother Earth Brewing" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Brewery%20Buliding%20Exterior%20G%20and%20G.jpg?1392727843" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="952" height="1428" title="Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, N.C., LEED Platinum. © 2014 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Used with permission." alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DEC%20Sept%202010.jpg?1392727871" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="998" title="Facebook Forest City Datacenter in Forest City, N.C., LEED Gold. Credit: Facebook" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Facebook_Forest_City.jpg?1392727982" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="6144" height="4096" title="Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins, Colo., LEED Platinum. Credit: James Ray Spahn" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Discovery29_front%20entry.jpg?1392728041" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2000" height="1295" title="Wayne Aspinall Federal Office Building in Grand Junction, Colo., LEED Platinum. Credit: Kevin Reeves" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GO_GSA-WayneAspinall_Ext_06.jpg.jpeg?1392728101" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4857" height="3152" title="Aulani, A Disney Resort &amp; Spa in Kapolei, Hawaii, LEED Silver. Credit: Aulani, A Disney Resort &amp; Spa - ©Disney" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Aulani%20Resort%20Photo.jpg?1392728182" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5100" height="3400" title="Hickam Air Force Base F-22 repair facility hangar in Hawaii, LEED Gold. ©Douglas Peebles Photography" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_T1A8551.jpg?1392728426" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1800" height="1200" title="American Academy of Neurology Headquarters in Minneapolis, LEED Certified. Credit: American Academy of Neurology/ESG Architects/George Heinrich" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/American_Academy_Neurology_Ext-08.jpg?1392728500" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1800" height="1188" title="Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield, Minn., LEED Gold. Credit: Lara Swimmer" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LS20111017_WeitzCtrCreativ_001.jpg?1392728566" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2957" height="3960" title="Fifty South Sixth in Minneapolis, LEED Gold. Credit: Hines" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/50%20South%20Six%20Sig%20Shot.jpg?1392728682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Illinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia tops list </em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building#comments Media Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:07:10 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4582166 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet international Green Raters Emre and Berkay from Turkey http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-international-green-raters-emre-and-berkay-turkey <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenrater_turkey.jpg?1392313772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="324" height="349" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EMRE_ILICALI.png?1392313781" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="577" height="697" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Berkay_Somali.PNG?1392313796" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Is the insulation in your home installed correctly to save on energy bills?&nbsp;Does your home have a properly functioning ventilation system to improve indoor air quality?&nbsp;Is your HVAC equipment sized to ensure the comfort of your family?</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-international-green-raters-emre-and-berkay-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-international-green-raters-emre-and-berkay-turkey#comments LEED Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:58:03 +0000 Mika Kania 4572342 at http://www.usgbc.org Chevrolet ‘credits’ schools for clean energy leadership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-%E2%80%98credits%E2%80%99-schools-clean-energy-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons user Fields of View" alt="Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons user Fields of ViewCourtesy Flickr Creative Com" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6806494361_825f9d5eba_b.jpg?1392243151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Colleges and universities across the United States are pledging to <a href="http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/about/mission-history">reduce their carbon emissions</a><span>.</span> There&rsquo;s a clean energy revolution happening in communities across the country and a lot of ingenuity and commitment behind it.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-%E2%80%98credits%E2%80%99-schools-clean-energy-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-%E2%80%98credits%E2%80%99-schools-clean-energy-leadership#comments LEED Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:56:57 +0000 4571476 at http://www.usgbc.org Everyone has a plan--until they get punched in the face http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iestap.jpg?1392066057" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; min-height: 15px;">Those are the words of former heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson. I think Mike could have been reflecting on how planning gets you half way there, but it&rsquo;s the ability to then manage and adapt your plan that ultimately determines success.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';">But then again; maybe he was just talking about punching people in the face.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face#comments LEED Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:56:49 +0000 Nicola Hilliard 4565639 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 credential exams coming June 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-exam_0.jpg?1391798357" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Updated May 15: Exams for the LEED Green Associate, BD+C, ID+C and O+M will feature v4 content in June. Exams for Homes and ND will feature v4 content in 2015.</strong></em></p> <p>The LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system this June.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014#comments LEED Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:30:03 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4563026 at http://www.usgbc.org The 2014 EBie Awards are here http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-ebie-awards-are-here <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_ebie.jpg?1391789393" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now in its third year, <strong>The EBie Awards</strong>&trade; are a national juried competition created by Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, to celebrate measurable performance improvements in Existing Buildings (thus the EB-bies) and the people who make them happen. We expect 2014 to be our best effort yet, with the support of USGBC and chapters across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Submissions are due <strong>March 20</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Find out more by watching the<strong> EBie video!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-ebie-awards-are-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-ebie-awards-are-here#comments Industry Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:00:08 +0000 4562738 at http://www.usgbc.org Latest version of LEED recognized in Dutch policy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/latest-version-leed-recognized-dutch-policy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iStock_000024827036.jpg?1391718734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="808" title="Gerrit....who was successful in getting LEED in Dutch policy" alt="Gerrit....who was successful in getting LEED in Dutch policy" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gerrit-Jan%20Teunissen%5B1%5D%5B1%5D_1.jpg?1391718759" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An individual taking on his or her municipal or national government does not have to look like <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuELNDw-gOU">this</a>.</p> <p>Consider LEED AP Gerrit-Jan Teunissen, and how he successfully petitioned the Netherlands government to expand the criteria for a subset of the tax code that now recognizes the use of the latest version of LEED launched just last year.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/latest-version-leed-recognized-dutch-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/latest-version-leed-recognized-dutch-policy#comments LEED Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:14:19 +0000 Joseph Crea 4561990 at http://www.usgbc.org “Super” Bowls, Fields, Stadiums, Arenas: Where we play has a huge opportunity to be green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Csuper%E2%80%9D-bowls-fields-stadiums-arenas-where-we-play-has-huge-opportunity-be-green <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user Anthony Quintano" alt="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user Anthony Quintano" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SuperBowl.jpg?1391614478" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I had floor seats to the Syracuse-Duke game at the Carrier Dome Friday (hands down best basketball game EVER), and like virtually every other person on the planet, I did watch some of the Super Bowl, even though as anyone who knows me, knows I&rsquo;m no &ldquo;Stat Boy.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Csuper%E2%80%9D-bowls-fields-stadiums-arenas-where-we-play-has-huge-opportunity-be-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Csuper%E2%80%9D-bowls-fields-stadiums-arenas-where-we-play-has-huge-opportunity-be-green#comments LEED Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:31:41 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4559750 at http://www.usgbc.org Time to vote on LEED Homes (v2008) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-vote-leed-homes-v2008 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/v4homes_ballot_open.png?1391463650" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Homes 2008 Ballot is officially open! Vote now and make your voice heard.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you vote?</strong></p> <p>If you joined the consensus body (registered to vote) in September and you&rsquo;re employed by a USGBC national member who has remained in good standing, you&rsquo;ll receive an email with instructions and a direct link to our voting page. There you&rsquo;ll be able to cast your ballot on the update to the Homes v2008 language through the month of February.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-vote-leed-homes-v2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-vote-leed-homes-v2008#comments LEED Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:40:55 +0000 Asa Foss 4555352 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED: Value of a Market Signal http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-value-market-signal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig_insights_0.png?1391194705" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The final day of Greenbuild 2013 closed with a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/live.aspx" target="_blank">talk</a>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Silver" target="_blank">Nate Silver</a>, an American statistician and #1 best selling author of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/books/review/the-signal-and-the-noise-by-nate-silver.html?pagewanted=all"><em>The Signal and the Noise</em></a>&rdquo;.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-value-market-signal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-value-market-signal#comments LEED Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:58:25 +0000 Dan Winters 4552520 at http://www.usgbc.org The first LEED homes in Greater China http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-china-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="No. 98 of Nanhexia, Guangling in the Yanzhou District of China’s Jiangsu Province" alt="No. 98 of Nanhexia, Guangling in the Yanzhou District of China’s Jiangsu Provinc" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_chinahome_0.jpg?1391025177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1642" height="2000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BPR-Nightview-Entrance.jpg?1391025190" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2000" height="1874" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BPR-Nightview-Aerial.jpg?1391025202" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300255.JPG?1391025220" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300216.JPG?1391025227" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300179.JPG?1391025237" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="480" height="640" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300175.JPG?1391025253" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300165.JPG?1391025260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The rapid urbanization of China is arguably the most environmentally significant human project on the planet. As China continues to grow, green buildings&mdash;indeed, a cross section of green buildings&mdash;is key to its continued future and in line with the country&rsquo;s larger goals of a greener, healthier China. What better structure to help achieve this goal than a green home? Recently, pioneers of green buildings have successfully certified the first LEED homes in Greater China giving families environmentally sound, healthier and affordable spaces to live.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-china-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-china-0#comments LEED Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:47:11 +0000 Mika Kania 4549640 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing the new LEED Online http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedonline_1.jpg?1390848364" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Smart, streamlined and simple: experience the new LEED Online</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;ve come a long way since the days of submitting for certification using 3-ring binders. LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline">new LEED Online platform</a> with streamlined documentation and process. Spend your time achieving credits, not documenting them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online#comments LEED Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:46:03 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 4545083 at http://www.usgbc.org Shanghai Green Building Incubator: Your entryway into China's robust green building market http://www.usgbc.org/articles/shanghai-green-building-incubator-your-entryway-chinas-robust-green-building-market <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_incubator_1.png?1389996163" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U.S. Green Building Council has teamed up with Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co. Ltd (SHIF)to offer USGBC members services through a green building technology incubator in Shanghai, China. If your company has ever considered expanding its business into China, this could be an important next step. The environmental imperatives, business trends, and governmental mandates in China signal great opportunity and China is in fact, the world&rsquo;s third largest market outside of the U.S. for LEED projects.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/shanghai-green-building-incubator-your-entryway-chinas-robust-green-building-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/shanghai-green-building-incubator-your-entryway-chinas-robust-green-building-market#comments Industry Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:02:43 +0000 4530870 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v2008 Homes energy update: Road to ballot http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v2008-homes-energy-update-road-ballot <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/homes_ballot.jpg?1389891745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The results are in and the LEED Homes v2008 energy update has passed ballot. Beginning on Oct. 1, 2014, newly registering projects will be asked to meet the new requirements. The credit library and LEED Online will be updated automatically. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update">Learn more</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v2008-homes-energy-update-road-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v2008-homes-energy-update-road-ballot#comments LEED Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:02:51 +0000 Asa Foss 4526973 at http://www.usgbc.org A bit of advice for GBI’s new CEO: How to improve Green Globes’ sorry reputation and lack of market uptake http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bit-advice-gbi%E2%80%99s-new-ceo-how-improve-green-globes%E2%80%99-sorry-reputation-and-lack-market-uptake <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_advice.jpg?1389390202" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We hear that Jerry Yudelson has a brand new job as the latest head of the Green Building Initiative (GBI). Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, it has 35 organizational members (of which more then half are either timber, chemical or plastics affiliates) and a staff of 11 employees/contractors &ndash; it&rsquo;s not exactly clear. What is clear, though, is that they haven&rsquo;t hired a new president as much as they&rsquo;ve hired a new sales-person-in-chief, who&rsquo;s now in charge of putting lipstick on their floundering, imported rating system.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bit-advice-gbi%E2%80%99s-new-ceo-how-improve-green-globes%E2%80%99-sorry-reputation-and-lack-market-uptake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bit-advice-gbi%E2%80%99s-new-ceo-how-improve-green-globes%E2%80%99-sorry-reputation-and-lack-market-uptake#comments LEED Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:43:45 +0000 Roger Platt 4514356 at http://www.usgbc.org Use v4 credits on your v2009 project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_v4_2_2009_credits_1.jpg?1389363467" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Excited to start using LEED v4, but not sure you&rsquo;re ready to make the switch on your existing projects? Now you can substitute some of your v2009 credits for v4 credits. Here&rsquo;s how:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project#comments LEED Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:17:47 +0000 Batya Metalitz 4513450 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and human health http://www.usgbc.org/health <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Current News </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_option.jpg?1388778916" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has started exploring how to clearly link the market transformation that the green building movement has inspired to its opportunity to create an equally&nbsp;transformational&nbsp;impact on human health. In&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/health-human-right-green-building-can-help">Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help</a>, a report from USGBC&rsquo;s Green Building &amp; Human Health Summit in early 2013, we examine ways to promote and protect human health in relation to the built environment. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/health#comments Industry Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:56:08 +0000 4492896 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Addenda and Interpretations Update: January 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-and-interpretations-update-january-2014 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Resource/Link List </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda.jpg?1388771311" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>January 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. Use the credit library to access the new LEED Interpretations.</h2> <h3>INTERPRETATIONS</h3> <p>There are 71 new LEED Interpretations (10292, 10298&mdash;10367), including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise (1003<span>&mdash;</span>10367). Here are some highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-and-interpretations-update-january-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-and-interpretations-update-january-2014#comments LEED Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:49:24 +0000 Marta Drzymala 4492512 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Neighborhood Development http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-neighborhood-development <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Know_RatingSystems-06.png?1396377839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Is your local grocery store within walking distance&hellip;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? LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) was engineered to inspire and help create better, more sustainable, well-connected neighborhoods. It looks beyond the scale of buildings to consider entire communities. Why? Because sprawl is a scary thing. Here&rsquo;s the antidote. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-neighborhood-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4650158 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting started with Homes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-homes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/started_homes_0.png?1401478731" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Homes rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-homes#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4740017 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-interior-design-and-construction-idc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Know_RatingSystems-02.png?1396374323" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As humans, we spend 90% of our time indoors. We&rsquo;re of the mindset that time should be spent in spaces that allow us to breathe easy, give us views of nature and daylight, and make us healthier and more productive. LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) enables project teams, who may not have control over whole building operations, the opportunity to develop indoor spaces that are better for the planet and for people.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-interior-design-and-construction-idc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4650159 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting started with ND http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-nd <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/started_nd.png?1401479793" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Neighborhood Development rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2>General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-nd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-nd#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4740045 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Building Design and Construction (BD+C) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-building-design-and-construction-bdc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Know_RatingSystems-01.png?1396374372" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When designing and constructing a new building project, project teams are left with a choice: the option to build an innovative green building from the ground-up, or maintain the status quo by creating a water-guzzling, energy-wasting traditional structure. We&rsquo;re in favor of the former. LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) provides a framework for building a holistic green building, giving you the chance to nail down every sustainability feature, maximizing the benefits. <span>&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-building-design-and-construction-bdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4650160 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Homes Design and Construction http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-homes-design-and-construction <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rating_systems_homes.png?1398959630" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A home is more than just shelter: homes are&nbsp;the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building &ndash; but especially homes. Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes.&nbsp;Some of the most important buildings in the world use LEED.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-homes-design-and-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4696792 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting started with ID+C http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-idc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/started_idc.png?1401479911" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2>General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-idc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-idc#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4740051 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting started with O+M http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-om <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/started_om.png?1401480011" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2>General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-om" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-om#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4740054 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting started with BD+C http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-bdc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/started_bdc_0.png?1401479442" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2>General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-bdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-bdc#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4726645 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-building-operations-and-maintenance-om <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Know_RatingSystems-04.png?1396374414" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Existing buildings hold incredible promise. Many older buildings around the world are energy hogs and water sieves. With some keen attention to building operations, that can be turned around drastically by using LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M). Consider that it can take up to 80 years to make up for the environmental impacts of demolishing an old building and constructing a new one, even if the resulting building is extremely energy efficient.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-building-operations-and-maintenance-om" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4650157 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 20,000th LEED Commercial Project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_12.jpeg?1387559098" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Plant in Knoxville, Tenn., Secures Distinction</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (Dec. 20, 2013) &mdash; The movement for healthier, high-performing buildings has reached a new milestone, as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) issued the 20,000th LEED certification for a commercial project.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project#comments Media Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:05:52 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4467085 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013: It's a wrap http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-its-wrap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_2013wrap_1.png?1387550849" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I experienced my first Greenbuild this year and had no idea what to expect. As the manager of our international marketing and communication efforts, I found it to be an exhilarating experience. A whirlwind of passion, activity and commitment.</p> <p>At USGBC we often speak about how LEED is global language. A language that allows us to distribute intelligence throughout the world. A language that allows us to compare how a LEED-certified building in Beijing is performing with one in Dubai, or Chicago.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-its-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-its-wrap#comments LEED Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:47:29 +0000 Joseph Crea 4466686 at http://www.usgbc.org Education @USGBC is here http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-here <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_eduatusgbc_1.jpg?1387497189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The next evolution in green building education has begun. Education @USGBC is a new platform featuring world-class courses and educational content related to sustainability and LEED. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education">It is available for purchase now</a>, with access beginning January 1.</p> <p>Advance your knowledge of green building, and connect and collaborate with leading practitioners around the world – online, anytime. Education @USGBC is the launch pad for our collective growth, innovation and leadership, giving us the momentum we need to continue our transformative work.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-here#comments Industry Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:53:09 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4466047 at http://www.usgbc.org Making history in present tense http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-present-tense <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ArticleHeader.jpg?1387561716" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The thing about Washington, D.C. is that it’s filled with historically significant buildings. From the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, from the Old Stone House to the Willard Hotel, it seems every building inside the District has stature, either because of its age, its design, or because history was actually made there.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-present-tense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-present-tense#comments LEED Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:52:32 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4465558 at http://www.usgbc.org Have you met LEED v4? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_hellov4_0.png?1387400010" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED v4 &ndash; a new, sophisticated way of taking projects to the next level. With a built-in suite of tools and resources, LEED v4 was developed with project teams in mind.</p> <p><strong>LEED Online<br /></strong>Be one of the first to experience the new look and functionality. Projects that register for LEED v4, including Homes and Multifamily projects, have access to a newly updated LEED Online platform.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline" target="_blank">Register a project &raquo;</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4#comments LEED Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:47:53 +0000 4460932 at http://www.usgbc.org Materials and Human Health Summit Recap http://www.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-art-article"> <div class="field-label">Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> . </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_healthsummit13.jpg?1387393664" /> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote> <p>"The Materials &amp; Human Health Summit was a great&nbsp;opportunity to connect the dots between the people, knowledge and systems&nbsp;empowering&nbsp;the&nbsp;building&nbsp;industry&nbsp;to innovate&nbsp;and build healthier products and places."<em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&mdash;&nbsp;Anne Less, Mary Davidge Associates.&nbsp;Anne has led the Healthy Materials team for Google&rsquo;s Real Estate &amp; Workplace Services organization</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap#comments Industry Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:08:12 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4460705 at http://www.usgbc.org GAF gets LEED v4 ready at Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GAFWayne.jpg?1389193480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>By Martin Grohman, Director of Sustainability, GAF</em></p> <p>Just a few weeks ago, the GAF team traveled to Philadelphia, Pa. for the Greenbuild Conference &amp; Expo. The GAF booth was really buzzing with activity this year! In fact, our presence at Greenbuild has grown every year, as it has become increasingly strategic for us to reach the green building marketplace and this year was no exception. To top it off, we recently became one of very few manufacturers to be USGBC Platinum members.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild#comments Industry Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:16:01 +0000 4457084 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 material ingredients market opportunities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-market-opportunities <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_cradle.jpg?1386963186" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're investigating the best ways to increase the production and demand of products with publicly disclosed ingredient profiles and demonstrated track records of product improvement to insure our project teams are prepared for LEED v4. Our goal is to make&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/2616399?return=/credits/new-construction/v4/material-%26-resources">MR Credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization &ndash; Material Ingredients</a>&nbsp;a &ldquo;gimme&rdquo; by the end of 2014.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-market-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-market-opportunities#comments LEED Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:33:43 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4453106 at http://www.usgbc.org Ohio Leads the Nation with 100 LEED-Certified Public Schools and Hundreds More in the Pipeline http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_11.jpeg?1386766221" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Ohio LEED schools save energy, money and resources and are healthier for students and faculty</em></strong></p> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Dec. 11, 2013)&mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes the state of Ohio and the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) on the LEED&reg; certification of the 100th public school building in the state. Ohio leads the country with more LEED-certified public schools than any other state, with hundreds more in the LEED pipeline.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline#comments Media Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:51:27 +0000 Marisa Long 4444312 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s New Report Demonstrates Impact, Transformative Power of LEED Green Building Rating System http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_10.jpeg?1386614532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation<em> is the third and final report in the 2013 series</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst#comments Media Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:47:14 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4441075 at http://www.usgbc.org An oasis in the desert http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: Paul Trafford via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo Credit: Paul Trafford via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Qatar.jpg?1385568107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>As an arid country growing like few others in the world despite its desert climate,&nbsp;</span>leaders in Qatar have achieved a sense of urgency and big-picture understanding about sustainability that, at times, can make other countries appear to be dragging their heels.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert#comments LEED Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:02:35 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4420278 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC report released at Greenbuild discusses LEED's impacts and innovations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-released-greenbuild-discusses-leeds-impacts-and-innovations <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Report_3_ImpactsInnovations_COVER-01.jpg?1385061641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-motion-impacts-and-innovation" target="_blank"><strong>Download the report</strong></a>, LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation - exclusively for USGBC members.</em></p> <p>Which LEED credit do 98% of LEED for New Construction projects pursue?</p> <p>USGBC's third LEED in Motion report, Impacts and Innovation, details key impact areas and results of the thousands of projects that are utilizing the LEED rating system, as well as innovation highlights related to LEED and green building technologies and innovations.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-released-greenbuild-discusses-leeds-impacts-and-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-released-greenbuild-discusses-leeds-impacts-and-innovations#comments LEED Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:21:10 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4404626 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of LEED: In loving memory http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-leed-loving-memory <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Series_20years-in-loving-memory-01.jpg?1385044829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year since 2001 I have attended Greenbuild as part of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-malcom-lewis-usgbc-board-member-and-green-building-visionary">Malcolm Lewis</a>&rsquo;s team from CTG. Malcolm was an innovator, instigator, guru and wise man of the green building movement. And nobody loved Greenbuild more than Malcolm. Like a kid in a candy shop, Malcolm was bright eyed with enthusiasm about all the information to learn, all the opportunities to create, and most importantly, all the friends to embrace.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-leed-loving-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-leed-loving-memory#comments Community Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:41:07 +0000 Heather Rosenberg 4402286 at http://www.usgbc.org The newest version of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/newest-version-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedv4_launch_0.jpg?1384964819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED v4 introduces a unified LEED experience for the entire world to share &ndash; one that offers flexibility for all green building projects, with new market sectors and global best practices built-in.</p> <p><strong>Impressive impacts.</strong></p> <p>Increased thresholds in energy, water, waste and indoor environmental quality ensure that LEED v4 projects are driving the goals of green building farther than ever. The new Location and Transportation credit category tackles new territory, enabling LEED v4 buildings to advance sustainable communities and land use.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/newest-version-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/newest-version-leed#comments LEED Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:26:59 +0000 4395965 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4, the Newest Version of LEED Green Building Program Launches at USGBC’s Annual Greenbuild Conference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_1.png?1384948943" /> </div> </div> </div> <em>122 projects across the globe projects already using new LEED system</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe#comments Media Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:03:43 +0000 Marisa Long 4394343 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: LEED then and now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-then-and-now <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Position </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_thennow.png?1384872329" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="378" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1-Nidus.jpg?1384872329" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="639" height="426" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2-KAUST.jpg?1384872382" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1756" height="925" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3-Eskenazi.jpg?1384872435" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have a vivid memory of an architecture professor telling me that thinking about sustainability was a waste of time &ndash; no one outside academia would bother with that kind of silly obsession. This was Missouri in the 1990s, when a gallon of gas cost less than a dollar and &ldquo;green&rdquo; was a paint color. I stubbornly pushed onward despite the disparagement &ndash; as I am prone to doing &ndash; and ultimately discovered that jobs in green building did, in fact, exist.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-then-and-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-then-and-now#comments Community Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:45:29 +0000 Mara Baum 4388729 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: LEED recollections http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-recollections <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Position </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/20yrs_recollections.png?1384786449" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p> <p>Fun stuff, this birthing of a significant market transformation process. The 1990-decade was an energizing period for green building. There were so many issues to address and very little money to do so.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-recollections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-recollections#comments Community Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:54:10 +0000 Bill Reed 4386248 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: The Woo-hoo gang http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-woo-hoo-gang <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_woohoo.png?1384785877" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p> <p>The epiphany that changed my life happened quite accidentally in 1994 when, as the incoming national president-elect of the American Society of Interior Designers I was asked to attend an early membership meeting of the USGBC.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-woo-hoo-gang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-woo-hoo-gang#comments Community Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:44:37 +0000 Penny Bonda 4386228 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building without the 'green premium' http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-without-green-premium <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SMUCebulaHall_03_DaneGregoryMeyer.jpg?1384551479" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When <a href="http://www.stmartin.edu/">Saint Martin&rsquo;s University</a> set out to construct a new building to house its engineering program, one thing was clear: this was an opportunity to make a bold statement about the timeless relevance of the University&rsquo;s long-held values to our 21<sup>st&nbsp;</sup>century world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-without-green-premium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-without-green-premium#comments LEED Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:38:55 +0000 Zella Kahn-Jetter 4378669 at http://www.usgbc.org Building what you preach: A journey to LEED Double Platinum http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-what-you-preach-journey-leed-double-platinum <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HQ-Flags-Hires.jpg?1384458841" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it came time to plan our new headquarters in New Jersey, many new prospects were upon us. Sustainability is embedded into the core of BASF&rsquo;s business and brand, so we knew we&rsquo;d have the opportunity to demonstrate how <a href="http://construction.basf.us/">BASF drives sustainable solutions</a>. How could we do that? By creating an open and collaborative workplace with LEED Platinum distinction.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-what-you-preach-journey-leed-double-platinum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-what-you-preach-journey-leed-double-platinum#comments LEED Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:56:31 +0000 Erik Palmer 4376284 at http://www.usgbc.org Case of déjà vu: Two LEED Platinum ceremonies 5 years apart http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-two-leed-platinum-ceremonies-5-years-apart <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center garden. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family" alt="Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center garden. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DCMCCT3towersgarden.jpg?1384357402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On a beautiful October afternoon in Austin, Texas, Seton Healthcare Family associates and guests celebrated another world&rsquo;s first achievement for Dell Children&rsquo;s Medical Center of Central Texas. The W.H. and Elaine McCarty South Tower is the first project in the world to achieve LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) Platinum certification. Dell Children&rsquo;s executives welcomed guests and recognized community partners and project team consultants for their contributions.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-two-leed-platinum-ceremonies-5-years-apart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-two-leed-platinum-ceremonies-5-years-apart#comments Community Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:52:51 +0000 Michele Van Hyfte 4371542 at http://www.usgbc.org Habitat Connect and Learn at Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/habitat-connect-and-learn-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sspc83_0.png?1384352886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud to support habitat and open space protection.<span>USGBC has teamed up with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nfwf.org/">The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation</a><span>&nbsp;(NFWF) to&nbsp;</span>release a new pilot credit, SSpc83: Pilot ACP for Site Development &ndash; Protect or Restore Habitat.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/sspc83">SSpc83</a>, allows a new pathway for projects to achieve offsite land use mitigation.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/habitat-connect-and-learn-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/habitat-connect-and-learn-greenbuild#comments LEED Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:28:06 +0000 Sam Glass 4371424 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 Class of LEED Fellows http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_10.jpeg?1384275806" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Nov. 12, 2013) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the LEED Fellows Class of 2013. The LEED Fellows program recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED Professionals.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows#comments Media Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:04:03 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4369883 at http://www.usgbc.org New Credentials account now available http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credentials-account-now-available <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NewCredentialAccount.jpg?1383755470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re excited to announce the latest enhancements to your credential experience.</p> <p>Now you can manage your LEED credentials, view or report credential maintenance activities, and register for an exam on usgbc.org.</p> <p>Check out these highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credentials-account-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credentials-account-now-available#comments Industry Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:34:13 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4323473 at http://www.usgbc.org NFWF & USGBC: Working together to protect the great outdoors http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nfwf-usgbc-working-together-protect-great-outdoors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_nfwf_1.jpg?1383246336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whoopingcranes1_0.jpg?1383246292" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="374" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Florida-Panther-6531.jpg?1383246297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To solve the problems that threaten the survival of America&rsquo;s wildlife and their habitats, we need to explore creative partnerships that bring new resources to the challenge. That&rsquo;s why the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to welcome the U.S. Green Building Council as a vital new partner in the conservation effort. USGBC has built an international reputation for promoting voluntary programs that catalyze green building around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nfwf-usgbc-working-together-protect-great-outdoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nfwf-usgbc-working-together-protect-great-outdoors#comments Industry LEED Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:05:35 +0000 David ONeill 2775835 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED for Homes v2008 update: Public comment, voter registration period open now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-v2008-update-public-comment-voter-registration-period-open-now <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/homesopenforpubliccomment_1.jpg?1382996090" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In August, USGBC <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homes-2008-update-public-comment-open-now">held a comment period</a> for proposed updates to the minimum energy requirements in the LEED for Homes v2008 program. These changes, in response to the significant energy code changes within the residential construction market over the past several years, will ensure that projects certified using the 2008 version of LEED for Homes remain at the forefront as leaders in green building design and construction.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-v2008-update-public-comment-voter-registration-period-open-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-v2008-update-public-comment-voter-registration-period-open-now#comments LEED Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:34:50 +0000 Mika Kania 2773282 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: LEED stays out front, first v4 certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-stays-out-front-first-v4-certification <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The skyline of Portland, Ore., home to 202 LEED-certified projects. Credit: razvan.orendovici via Flickr" alt="The skyline of Portland, Ore., home to 202 LEED-certified projects." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Portland.jpg?1382737230" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/198549-clash-of-the-green-giants">Clash of the green giants</a>, <em>Portland Tribune</em>. This feature takes an in-depth look at why LEED is the world&rsquo;s premier system for guiding the design, construction and operation of green buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-stays-out-front-first-v4-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-stays-out-front-first-v4-certification#comments Industry Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:41:44 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2772832 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Green Building Program Remains Preferred Rating System for Use in Federal Buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-building-program-remains-preferred-rating-system-use-federal-buildings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_5.jpeg?1382731284" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C., (Oct. 25, 2013) &ndash;&nbsp;The General Services Administration (GSA) concluded again today that the U.S. Green Building Council&rsquo;s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system can and should be used in government buildings to advance energy efficiency and to save taxpayers&rsquo; money. GSA issued its recommendation today based on the findings of the EISA &sect;436(h) Ad-Hoc Review Group on Green Building Certification Systems.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-building-program-remains-preferred-rating-system-use-federal-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-building-program-remains-preferred-rating-system-use-federal-buildings#comments Media Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:03:28 +0000 Marisa Long 2772806 at http://www.usgbc.org The case for habitat protection - benefits to the economy and human health http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-habitat-protection-benefits-economy-and-human-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_conservation_0.jpg?1382648937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Building green is one of the most important tenets in creating a sustainable future. In less than fifteen years, LEED has grown from a vision among a small group of committed environmentalist to a global force that certifies thousands of green buildings per year. Perhaps one reason for LEED&rsquo;s rapid growth is that green building is embraced by individuals of all walks of life, and across the political spectrum.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-habitat-protection-benefits-economy-and-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-habitat-protection-benefits-economy-and-human-health#comments Industry Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:08:57 +0000 Sam Glass 2772548 at http://www.usgbc.org Deadlines to achieve LEED certification by 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/deadlines-achieve-leed-certification-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_87150476.jpg?1382535181" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you looking for your project certification to be awarded in 2013? As the end of the year approaches, we've outlined the deadlines for application submissions for both Standard and Expedited reviews.</p> <p>The following tables apply to all commercial rating systems (not including LEED Volume). These timelines also assume that no Appeal review is necessary. Appeal reviews typically take 20 business days, and Expedited Appeal reviews are on a 10-business day timeline.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/deadlines-achieve-leed-certification-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/deadlines-achieve-leed-certification-2013#comments LEED Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:34:17 +0000 Dean DiPietro 2772011 at http://www.usgbc.org Study: Extra costs minimal for LEED-certified hospitals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-extra-costs-minimal-leed-certified-hospitals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="666" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the subjects of the hospital study. Credit: Wikimedia Commons " alt="The LEED Gold Rush University Medical Center in Chicago." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RUMC-Tower-01042012.jpg?1382465703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Gail Vittori co-authored this article with Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will, and Breeze Glazer, LEED AP, Perkins+Will.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-extra-costs-minimal-leed-certified-hospitals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-extra-costs-minimal-leed-certified-hospitals#comments LEED Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:20:04 +0000 Gail Vittori 2771819 at http://www.usgbc.org Notice: My Credentials account downtime http://www.usgbc.org/articles/notice-my-credentials-account-downtime <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-gbci-announcement.jpg?1382560808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Article updated Nov. 4</em></p> <h2><strong>If you're a LEED professional, please note that your My Credentials account will be unavailable from Monday, Oct. 28 to Tuesday, Nov. 5 while we make exciting new updates.</strong></h2> <p>During this time you won't be able to record any CE hours.</p> <p>If you need assistance please contact us at&nbsp;<span>1-800-795-1747.</span></p> <p>We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience during this time.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/notice-my-credentials-account-downtime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/notice-my-credentials-account-downtime#comments Industry Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:24:08 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2771358 at http://www.usgbc.org Last chance to earn a specialty credential http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-earn-specialty-credential <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pol-article_0.jpg?1382361582" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is your last chance to earn a specialty credential for free without taking the exam.</p> <p>LEED APs without a specialty can upgrade to a BD+C, ID+C or O+M specialty, with USGBC&rsquo;s Principles of LEED</a> webinar series&nbsp;<span>(only available through Oct. 27, 2013)</span>.&nbsp;</p> <p><span>This free six-hour webinar series satisfies the upgrade requirements for your LEED AP with specialty credential.</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-ap/upgrade" target="_blank"><br /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-earn-specialty-credential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-earn-specialty-credential#comments Industry Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:19:42 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2771357 at http://www.usgbc.org Insights wanted: Building Information Modeling (BIM) survey now open http://www.usgbc.org/articles/insights-wanted-building-information-modeling-bim-survey-now-open <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-research-opportunity_0.jpg?1381890926" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have 15 minutes?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/insights-wanted-building-information-modeling-bim-survey-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/insights-wanted-building-information-modeling-bim-survey-now-open#comments Industry Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:34:03 +0000 Ashley Katz 2769566 at http://www.usgbc.org Week two: high density, low-flow http://www.usgbc.org/articles/week-two-high-density-low-flow <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/waterless-urinal.jpg?1381415910" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in EcoBuilding Pulse on October 5, 2013.</em></p> <p><strong>We learn about Sustainable Sites and Water Efficiency in this week&rsquo;s installment of two editors&rsquo;s journey toward becoming LEED Green Associates.</strong></p> <p>By Deane Madsen<br />&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/week-two-high-density-low-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/week-two-high-density-low-flow#comments Industry Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:39:00 +0000 2768183 at http://www.usgbc.org Team Las Vegas heats it up at the 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition http://www.usgbc.org/articles/team-las-vegas-heats-it-2013-solar-decathlon-competition <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_desertsol.jpg?1381242773" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol0.jpg?1381242784" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol1.jpg?1381242795" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol2.jpg?1381242806" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol3.jpg?1381242814" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol4.jpg?1381242824" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The U.S. Department of Energy is holding this year&rsquo;s Solar Decathlon in the Orange Country Great Park in Irvine, California, from October 3&ndash;13. The Solar Decathlon is a biennial international competition that challenges twenty collegiate and university student-led teams to design and build solar-powered net-zero homes that are affordable, energy-efficient, and aesthetically appealing.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/team-las-vegas-heats-it-2013-solar-decathlon-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/team-las-vegas-heats-it-2013-solar-decathlon-competition#comments LEED Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:34:11 +0000 Suzanne Hoorya Trabia 2767609 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED credit for your garden http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-credit-your-garden <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How To: Tutorials/Best Practice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_garden.jpg?1381156382" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="747" title="The Catalyst Partners LEED-NC v2.2 platinum certified building in Grand Rapids, MI. Certification was complete prior to the availability of Pilot Credit 82. There are 5 raised beds, a pumpkin and watermelon patch, and a beehive on site. Staff alternates the care of the garden and shares the bounty with the adjacent residential neighborhood." alt="Catalyst Partners LEED-NC v2.2 platinum certified building" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Garden1.jpeg?1381156401" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="747" title="The design team is pursuing Pilot Credit 82 for the project. The market has 6,000 square feet of greenhouse space with a portion currently dedicated to food production. Current plans are for the food to be sold onsite, through the produce vendor, by the greenhouse operator and sold wholesale to the first floor food vendors." alt="Grand Rapids Downtown Market" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Garden2.JPG?1381156411" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have a green thumb and a green building project? Then, LEED pilot credit <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/2743606?return=/pilotcredits" target="_blank">SSpc82: Local Food Production</a> is for you! Whether the project is growing food onsite or supporting an off-site farm, it could be rewarded for the intrinsic value of local food production.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-credit-your-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-credit-your-garden#comments LEED Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:35:38 +0000 Theresa Hogerheide 2767244 at http://www.usgbc.org Much ado about organizational overviews http://www.usgbc.org/articles/much-ado-about-organizational-overviews <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-associate-publications.jpg?1380902524" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in EcoBuilding Pulse on September 25, 2013.</em></p> <p><strong>After the first week of studying, we&rsquo;re fairly certain we know what this exam is really about.</strong></p> <p>By&nbsp;Hallie Busta<br />&nbsp;<br /><span>For all of their boldface text and colorful highlighting, the study materials that the USGBC recommends to those preparing for its Green Associate exam don&rsquo;t hesitate to plunge into the nitty-gritty of LEED and the USGBC. So far, that level of detail is proving to be both cumbersome and reassuring.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/much-ado-about-organizational-overviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/much-ado-about-organizational-overviews#comments Industry Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:02:42 +0000 2766811 at http://www.usgbc.org Protecting America the Beautiful: How LEED helps save nature and habitat http://www.usgbc.org/articles/protecting-america-beautiful-how-leed-helps-save-nature-and-habitat <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Case Study </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_yellowstonesunrise.jpg?1380893293" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Written by Jason Hartke and Sam Glass</em></p> <p>In part, the environmental movement grew out of the great ideas of naturalists who were committed to the goals of nature conservation and habitat protection. Famous documentarian Ken Burns produced an amazing PBS series on the history of our national parks, calling them &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Best Idea.&rdquo; Today, many land conservation groups carry on this mission of protecting <em>America the Beautiful</em> and all of our stunning natural areas and the precious fauna and flora that call it home.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/protecting-america-beautiful-how-leed-helps-save-nature-and-habitat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/protecting-america-beautiful-how-leed-helps-save-nature-and-habitat#comments LEED Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:28:43 +0000 Jason Hartke 2766766 at http://www.usgbc.org Sustainability from the Austrian Alps to the Pacific Coast http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-austrian-alps-pacific-coast <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="(c) Solar Decathlon Team Austria" alt="(c) Solar Decathlon Team Austria" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_teamaustria.jpg?1380737952" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Team_Austria_-_LISI_Pictures__4_.jpg?1380737997" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="669" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__1_.jpg?1380738009" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__6_.jpg?1380738022" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__10_.jpg?1380738044" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__11_.jpg?1380738059" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__15_.jpg?1380738069" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="749" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__16_.jpg?1380738107" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__17_.jpg?1380738122" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Team Austria's home ready to compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon</strong></p> <p>As you stroll through the verdant green foothills of the Austrian Alps, you'll be inspired by not only the quaint farm houses and pastures, but also number of solar panels on the south facing barn roofs. Austria has a long tradition of sustainability and is well known in Europe as a dynamic leader in renewable energy and sustainability. It's therefore no surprise that we jumped at the chance to enter the 2013 Solar Decathlon in California!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-austrian-alps-pacific-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-austrian-alps-pacific-coast#comments LEED Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:43:34 +0000 Benjamin Marcus Jones 2766307 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Addenda Update: October 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-october-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_addenda_0.png?1380651365" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Quarterly interpretations and addenda to the LEED 2009 rating systems and reference guides are now available. Use the </strong><a href="http://new.usgbc.org/credits?utm_source=USGBC.org+Subscriptions&amp;utm_campaign=b633bdd591-Direct_LEED_Technical_Update_March_20133_27_2013&amp;utm_medium=email">credit library</a><strong> to access updated rating system language and interpretations.</strong></p> <p><strong>INTERPRETATIONS</strong></p> <p>This quarter, we published 13 new LEED Interpretations (#10283-10291, 10293-10296). Highlights include:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-october-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-october-2013#comments LEED Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:16:06 +0000 2765955 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s Webinar Subscription — now 75% off http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-webinar-subscription-%E2%80%94-now-75 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Webinar_Sale_75.jpg?1380646436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get your LEED education in online, on demand, and direct from the makers of LEED &mdash; with&nbsp;USGBC's Webinar Subscription.</p> <p>Did you know, the USGBC Webinar Subscription is the best place to access the most comprehensive coverage about LEED v4? Courses now available include:</p> <p><a href="http://usgbc.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=21420" target="_blank">A USGBC Webinar Series: LEED 252: Introduction to LEED v4</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-webinar-subscription-%E2%80%94-now-75" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-webinar-subscription-%E2%80%94-now-75#comments Industry Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:55:12 +0000 Nora Knox 2765924 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Professional Credential exams to feature LEED v4 material http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professional-credential-exams-feature-leed-v4-material <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-exam.jpg?1380311006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Updated May 15: Exams for the LEED Green Associate, BD+C, ID+C and O+M will feature v4 content in June. Exams for Homes and ND will feature v4 content in 2015.</strong></em></p> <p>The LEED Professional Credential exams for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty designations will feature LEED v4 material beginning on June 30, 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professional-credential-exams-feature-leed-v4-material" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professional-credential-exams-feature-leed-v4-material#comments LEED Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:43:31 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2765310 at http://www.usgbc.org The no-excuses guide: Earn your LEED Credential in 3 easy steps http://www.usgbc.org/articles/no-excuses-guide-earn-your-leed-credential-3-easy-steps <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/earn-credential.jpg?1380208859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So you want to earn a LEED professional credential but don&rsquo;t know where to begin?</p> <p>It doesn&rsquo;t get any easier than this step-by-step guide to the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/no-excuses-guide-earn-your-leed-credential-3-easy-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/no-excuses-guide-earn-your-leed-credential-3-easy-steps#comments LEED Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:20:59 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2764974 at http://www.usgbc.org Green fast food http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-fast-food <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_greenfastfood.jpg?1380139866" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="718" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_1.jpg?1380139880" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="712" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_2.jpg?1380139889" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="674" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_3.jpg?1380139898" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="682" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_4.jpg?1380139908" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_5.jpg?1380139917" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week in Beijing, China I had the honor of presenting Yum! Brands Inc. with a LEED Gold plaque for their first LEED certified fast food restaurant in the nation&rsquo;s capital. The restaurant is a local KFC that is impressive both inside and out with several green building strategies that will not only enhance the experience for customers, but also for the delighted staff I had the pleasure to meet.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-fast-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-fast-food#comments LEED Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:12:28 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 2764522 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Professionals at a Glance: September 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-september-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="LEED Professionals at a Glance" alt="LEED Professionals at a Glance" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Article_ProfessionalsGlance.png?1363294191" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Part of an ongoing series capturing statistics on LEED Professionals]</em></p> <p>LEED Professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of seven LEED Professional Credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and contribute their expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p> <p>Don't have a credential yet? <a href="/leed/credentials">Learn more about how to get accredited &raquo;</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-september-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-september-2013#comments LEED Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:33:39 +0000 Robb Tufts 2758174 at http://www.usgbc.org Why I’m taking the LEED Green Associate exam http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i%E2%80%99m-taking-leed-green-associate-exam <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_ga1.jpg?1379688861" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in EcoBuilding Pulse on September 18, 2013.</em></p> <p><strong>Two editors take an eight-week journey down the path to LEED accreditation.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i%E2%80%99m-taking-leed-green-associate-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i%E2%80%99m-taking-leed-green-associate-exam#comments Industry Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:54:22 +0000 2757867 at http://www.usgbc.org Combining wetland restoration with stormwater management http://www.usgbc.org/articles/combining-wetland-restoration-stormwater-management <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Program Overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMGP0272_Dockside_Biofiltration.jpg?1379529278" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Communities large and small rely on water sources. Development has been historically concentrated near water bodies to take advantage of this vital resource, yet constant use has led to deterioration of these fragile ecosystems. Wetlands, rivers, lakes, and streams are important to human health, but also act as health indicators of surrounding ecosystems.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/combining-wetland-restoration-stormwater-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/combining-wetland-restoration-stormwater-management#comments LEED Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:35:09 +0000 Alexander Berger 2757495 at http://www.usgbc.org Closing out pilot credits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/closing-out-pilot-credits <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_pilot_test.png?1379362342" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Several changes are being made to the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/pilotcredits">Pilot Credit Library</a> this fall. There are multiple pilot credits closed to new registrations, and we are introducing a new alternative compliance path: <strong>Pilot Credit 83: Alternative Compliance Path for SSc Site Development- Protect or Restore Habitat</strong>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/closing-out-pilot-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/closing-out-pilot-credits#comments LEED Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:12:48 +0000 Batya Metalitz 2756931 at http://www.usgbc.org CNU Charter Award latest accolade for LEED-ND project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/cnu-charter-award-latest-accolade-leed-nd-project <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_mariposa.jpg?1378397887" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Praise continues to pour in for the Mariposa LEED for Neighborhood Development project as the construction process reaches the halfway point. The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) awarded an honorable mention to the Denver, Colorado development during this year&rsquo;s Charter Awards selection process.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/cnu-charter-award-latest-accolade-leed-nd-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/cnu-charter-award-latest-accolade-leed-nd-project#comments Industry Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:18:44 +0000 Katherine Jones 2754750 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion, now in Spanish http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-now-spanish <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedaccion.png?1377803112" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our newly released report, LEED in Motion: People and Progress, or <em>LEED en Acci&oacute;n: Personas y Progreso, </em> is now available in Spanish. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-en-accion-personas-y-progreso"><strong>Download the report &raquo;</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-motion-spanish-press-release" target="new">Read the Spanish release »</a></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-now-spanish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-now-spanish#comments Media Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:06:42 +0000 2753527 at http://www.usgbc.org Project Spotlight: Re-certification of Adobe SF 601 Townsend http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-re-certification-adobe-sf-601-townsend <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_adobe_0.jpg?1377197710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The greenest building is the one that is already built," remarked architect Carl Elefante. The greenest of the green, then, might be that fine old structure saved from the wrecker's ball and brought up to the state of the art in energy efficiency and all of the other attributes of "greenness." 601 Townsend Street in the South-of-Market district of San Francisco is one such building. Designed by the noted firm of Sutton &amp; Weeks for the Pacific Steel and Hardware Company, the three-story, brick building was completed in 1905, just in time to survive the 1906 earthquake.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-re-certification-adobe-sf-601-townsend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-re-certification-adobe-sf-601-townsend#comments LEED Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:55:13 +0000 2751880 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Buildings and Human Health http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-buildings-and-human-health <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Program Overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HumanHealth_2.png?1376580383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has started exploring how to clearly link the market transformation that the green building movement has inspired to its opportunity to create an equally&nbsp;transformational&nbsp;impact on human health. In&nbsp;&ldquo;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/health-human-right-green-building-can-help"><span class="s1">Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help</span></a>,&rdquo;&nbsp;a report from USGBC&rsquo;s Green Building &amp; Human Health Summit in early 2013, we examine ways to promote and protect human health in relation to the built environment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-buildings-and-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-buildings-and-human-health#comments LEED Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:27:59 +0000 2750431 at http://www.usgbc.org Pioneering new opportunities in new frontiers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pioneering-new-opportunities-new-frontiers <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_earth_mauritius.png?1376494020" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I come from an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean famous for its beautiful beaches and the 1.2 million inhabitants from various parts of the world. Mauritius, my country, forms part of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which have serious vulnerabilities due to the effects of climate change. I was blessed to live close to nature all my life. It has allowed me to develop a deep connection to my local environment and the planet, for that matter.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pioneering-new-opportunities-new-frontiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pioneering-new-opportunities-new-frontiers#comments LEED Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:27:35 +0000 Tony Lee Luen Len 2749989 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a Green Rater: Take our Greenbuild pre-conference training http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-green-rater-take-our-greenbuild-pre-conference-training <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vandemusser-residence.jpg?1376422360" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/certificates/green-raters">Green Raters</a> provide in-the-field verification services at each and every LEED for Homes Project.</p> <p>The residential LEED Rating Systems include LEED for Homes and Multifamily Mid-rise Rating Systems. This pair of rating systems is unique because projects pursuing certification are verified onsite by a LEED for Homes Green Rater.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-green-rater-take-our-greenbuild-pre-conference-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-green-rater-take-our-greenbuild-pre-conference-training#comments Industry Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:34:16 +0000 Jennifer Owens 2749801 at http://www.usgbc.org A message from Rick: LEED is looking forward http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-leed-looking-forward <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Platinum Swaner EcoCenter in Park City, Utah. Credit: caffeine and malice via Flickr" alt="The LEED Platinum Swaner EcoCenter in Park City, Utah." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SwanerEcocenter.jpg?1376346829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'd be hard put to call this latest skirmish about LEED's effectiveness a raging battle; it strikes me as being typical of the&nbsp;passionate dialogue that has gotten us to where we are today. It&rsquo;s people like the thousands of LEED committee volunteers and USGBC members who vote to continually raise the bar with LEED and, more importantly, those who use LEED on their projects every day. These are the people who have been most responsible for LEED becoming the global standard.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-leed-looking-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-leed-looking-forward#comments Community Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:39:16 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2749574 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED goes on vacation: California dreamin' http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-vacation-california-dreamin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedhollywood_0.jpg?1376335568" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ah, California!&nbsp;Home to pristine beaches, lush forests, and vibrant cities, California is a vacationers paradise.&nbsp;Often lauded for its&nbsp;progressive environmental policy, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-how-golden-state-became-green-building-leader">commitment to LEED</a> and its&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-greenbuild-international-conference-and-expo-kicks-san-francisco">Greenbuilld hospitality</a>,&nbsp;its diversity of LEED-certified vacation destinations should not be overlooked.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-vacation-california-dreamin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-vacation-california-dreamin#comments LEED Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:19:13 +0000 Ashley Katz 2749531 at http://www.usgbc.org National Stormwater Calculator is live http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-stormwater-calculator-live <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_stormwater_0.jpg?1375994683" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>EPA&rsquo;s National Stormwater Calculator is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States. Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records.&nbsp;It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-stormwater-calculator-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-stormwater-calculator-live#comments LEED Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:37:03 +0000 2749059 at http://www.usgbc.org Changes to required signatory on credit forms http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changes-required-signatory-credit-forms <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_signatories_0.jpg?1375907161" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In our continued effort to streamline the LEED certification process, the required signatories have been relaxed in the LEED 2009 credit forms (versions 3.0 through 6.0).&nbsp; With the primary goal of reducing the burden on project teams, the forms were modified to allow any team member completing the form to verify the signatory statements, regardless of their designated role in LEED Online.&nbsp; This change applies to&nbsp;<strong>all</strong>&nbsp;previously designated Owner and Non Owner required signatories.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changes-required-signatory-credit-forms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changes-required-signatory-credit-forms#comments LEED Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:31:15 +0000 Batya Metalitz 2748709 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Facts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-facts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedfacts.png?1351187932" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The <a href="/leed">LEED Green Building Program</a>: Spurring Growth in Sustainable Building, Design and Construction in the U.S. and Across the Globe</strong></p> <p><strong>FACT: To earn LEED certification, projects choose LEED points based on the environmental and occupant benefits they are looking for. </strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-facts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-facts#comments Media Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:32:48 +0000 2622901 at http://www.usgbc.org More options for LEED projects interested in demand response http://www.usgbc.org/articles/more-options-leed-projects-interested-demand-response <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement; Program Overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_drppnevada_0.jpg?1375471528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4853" height="5967" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NVEnergy_Service_area_map_0.jpg?1375471599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Meet the two newest members of the DRPP team.</strong><br /> The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/tools/pilot-credits/demand-response">Demand Response Partnership Program (DRPP)</a> is a collaborative effort that unites the demand and supply side of the energy grid with the goal of increasing participation in smart grid and demand response programs. Today we&rsquo;re proud to announce our two newest members.<br /> <strong>NV ENERGY</strong></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/more-options-leed-projects-interested-demand-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/more-options-leed-projects-interested-demand-response#comments LEED Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:27:11 +0000 Heather Langford 2747907 at http://www.usgbc.org Homes 2008 update: Public comment is open now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homes-2008-update-public-comment-open-now <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: James Cridland on Flickr" alt="Photo credit: James Cridland on Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_homescomment.jpg?1375388405" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is addressing the changes made to energy codes over that last three years in the residential construction market sector with an update to the current version of LEED for Homes (2008). The first step in this process is a public comment period, <strong>open now through September 16, 2013</strong>, that presents all changes to the public for review and feedback.</p> <h4>View the credit open for comment</h4> <p>This update effects&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/homes/v2008.2-draft">EA credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance</a>&nbsp;in two ways.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homes-2008-update-public-comment-open-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homes-2008-update-public-comment-open-now#comments LEED Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:20:55 +0000 Mika Kania 2747672 at http://www.usgbc.org New report: 4.3 million people live and work in LEED-certified buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research; Report </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-all-url-website"> <div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-estimate-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings" target="_blank">http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-estimate-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_PeopleProgress.jpg?1375380756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="/resources/leed-motion-people-and-progress">Download the report</a></strong>, LEED in Motion: People and Progress - exclusively for USGBC members.</p> <p>Are you one of 4.3 million?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings#comments LEED Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:13:34 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2747641 at http://www.usgbc.org 200 years of LEED (or 20 historic buildings you probably didn’t know were green) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/200-years-leed-or-20-historic-buildings-you-probably-didn%E2%80%99t-know-were-green <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photo Essay; Lists </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_200yrleed.jpg?1375367484" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No, that&rsquo;s not a typo. Here at USGBC we may be celebrating our 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary, but the buildings that have achieved LEED certification embody a history that stretches far deeper into the past than 1993. In fact, we recently certified the oldest LEED buildings both in the United States (<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-preservation-and-energy-efficiency">Fay House at Harvard University</a>, built in 1807) and in the world (<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oldest-leed-certified-building-world">a Venetian Gothic palazzo from 1453!</a>).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/200-years-leed-or-20-historic-buildings-you-probably-didn%E2%80%99t-know-were-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/200-years-leed-or-20-historic-buildings-you-probably-didn%E2%80%99t-know-were-green#comments LEED Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:32:10 +0000 Christopher Davis 2747395 at http://www.usgbc.org Healthy, high-performance healing environment earns 2nd 'world first' rating http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-high-performance-healing-environment-earns-2nd-world-first-rating <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Platinum South Tower at Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Credit: Marc Swendner, Seton Healthcare Family" alt="The LEED Platinum South Tower at Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center in Austin, Texas" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DellChildrensMedicalCenterExpansion%5B1%5D.jpg?1375979171" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It takes an extraordinary effort to become the world&rsquo;s first LEED Platinum certified hospital. But it takes an extraordinarily dedicated team with an unwavering commitment to sustainability to do it twice. Our team is proud to announce that Dell Children&rsquo;s Medical Center of Central Texas, a member of the Seton Healthcare Family, is now first in the world &mdash; twice &mdash; for LEED certification achievements. Its <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/dell-childrens-mcct-bt-3">Third Bed Tower addition</a>, now named the W.H.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-high-performance-healing-environment-earns-2nd-world-first-rating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-high-performance-healing-environment-earns-2nd-world-first-rating#comments LEED Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:59:43 +0000 Michele Van Hyfte 2746994 at http://www.usgbc.