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Published on 12 Mar 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

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

Published on 11 Mar 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

This week, USGBC and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), will formally launch new, ...

Published on 10 Mar 2015 Written by Theresa Hogerheide Posted in LEED

What if you could help prevent climate change three times a day? What would you be willing to change? You’ve already changed your light bulbs and programmed your thermostat. The next step you can take is your food, so today I’m writing about what we eat—and greenhouse gases....

Published on 10 Mar 2015 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

Fortunately for this Central New York native, Syracuse pride abounds at USGBC’s headquarters.

Take a turn around our Washington, DC, office and you’ll see more than a few Syracuse University pennants and posters pinned up around staff workspaces. Otto the Orange’s...

Published on 09 Mar 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in LEED

Congratulations! Your project is joining a select group of sustainable and innovative buildings that are LEED-certified. If you’re looking to tell your building’s story, here are some ideas to help get you started:

  • Distribute a press release. Once you...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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