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Published on 11 Aug 2014 Written by Emma Pettit Posted in LEED

This article is part 3 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read part 1 and part 2.
 
As a...

Published on 07 Aug 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

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 — and visit leedon.io to learn more and get...

Published on 06 Aug 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in LEED

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. 

The definition of green building

Green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment...

Published on 06 Aug 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in LEED

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 LEED project directory for a closer...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

Today we have released another report in our popular LEED in Motion series. LEED in Motion: Brazil details green building activity and momentum in the nation that is the fifth largest market for LEED-certified projects outside of the U.S...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

USGBC's new, free report, LEED in Motion: Residential, highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market. 

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Published on 04 Aug 2014 Written by Emma Pettit Posted in LEED

This article is part 2 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read part 1.
 
As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in...

Published on 01 Aug 2014 Posted in LEED

Wondering what to do when choosing a rating system isn't as simple as black and white?

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?

Enter the 40/60 rule. This model provides guidance...

Published on 30 Jul 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in LEED

The great Rick Fedrizzi recently noted that “our homes play the biggest role in our lives. They bookend our days… Imagine if all people started their days from a sustainable home, with a native...

Published on 29 Jul 2014 Posted in LEED

You've decided to pursue LEED v4, but you're looking for some guidance to select a rating system before you register your project.

Here's how to use the guidance below:

  1. Identify an appropriate rating system
  2. Determine the best adaptation
  3. ...

Published on 28 Jul 2014 Written by Emma Pettit Posted in LEED

This article is part 1 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life."
 
As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college. Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited,...

Published on 24 Jul 2014 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

With each visit I make to China I continue to stand in awe of the presence of LEED and the leaders behind it.

After my second trip to China this year, I can assure you that LEED is alive and well. This is because true market...

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