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Published on 12 Aug 2015 Written by Brenda Morawa Posted in LEED

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...

Published on 11 Aug 2015 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

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...

Published on 11 Aug 2015 Written by Corey Enck Posted in LEED

The member ballot for LEED v4 O+M: Multifamily is right around the corner. In order to participate, you’ll need to register to vote.

Being a consensus based system means incorporating stakeholder voices throughout the development process. During the spring we presented the LEED O+M...

Published on 10 Aug 2015 Written by Dean DiPietro Posted in LEED

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’ve created the tables below (based on typical review timelines), which specify the deadlines you’ll...

Published on 07 Aug 2015 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in LEED

This year’s LEED committee call for volunteers closes on Friday, Aug. 14, at 5:00 pm PST.

If you have strong experience in the design, construction, and operation of...

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

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. 

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

Published on 05 Aug 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

USGBC’s announcement of 2015’s Top 10 Countries for LEED comes during a pivotal time for China, home to the world’s largest construction industry and now the number two market for LEED outside the U.S.

From...

Published on 04 Aug 2015 Written by Cecilia Shutters Posted in LEED

We have a powerful new resource that further highlights the amazing work taking place in the the LEED for Homes market—the LEED for Homes dynamic market briefs.*

We know the residential market is a vital...

Published on 03 Aug 2015 Written by Richard Kimball Posted in LEED

Looking for a simplified solution for demonstrating compliance with Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance in LEED v4/LEED 2009?

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....

Published on 31 Jul 2015 Written by Lauren Hacias Posted in LEED

Located in a LEED EBOM Gold building, Nixon Peabody’s new Washington, D.C. office is at the forefront of green building technology.

To celebrate the opening, the firm recently hosted a panel...

Published on 30 Jul 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

A few months ago, I wrote about how LEED projects all over the world are soaring to new heights, profiling five iconic LEED certified global skyscrapers that are industry leaders in...

Published on 28 Jul 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

In Canada, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are over 30 million gross square meters of LEED space and there are more than 2,200 LEED-certified projects. Canada is the number one market for LEED...

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