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Published on 19 May 2016 Written by Kelly Worden Posted in LEED

Protecting human health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change has been a focus of the green building movement since its inception. With changing weather patterns and matured understanding of the relationship between...

Published on 19 May 2016 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

At the USGBC Help Center, our goal is to quickly connect you with answers addressing a wide range of topics, including LEED, professional exams and project tools.

Some of our most popular questions revolve around Regional...

Published on 12 May 2016 Written by Julia Pergolini Posted in LEED

May 8–14 marks National Hospital Week. This special occasion is an opportunity to celebrate hospitals and honor the individuals in health care who have devoted their lives to the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

This week also gives USGBC the opportunity to...

Published on 11 May 2016 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

The LEED v4 stories series features the people the behind diverse LEED v4 projects.  Project team members and project owners tell of their experiences—both the wins and the challenges...

Published on 29 Apr 2016 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

In May, the LEED v4 education focus will be on sustainable sites. A building’s impact is not restricted to what's inside it. Between 1982 and 2001, in the United States alone, about 34 million acres (13,759 hectares) of open space—an area the size of Illinois—were lost to...

Published on 28 Apr 2016 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

This article was originally published in the February 2016 issue of IA&B magazine, as "Building Future Capacity for the Green Building Industry: Sustainability and LEED in Higher Education." 

At...

Published on 26 Apr 2016 Written by Sara Cederberg Posted in LEED

Join our free, live webinar for building product manufacturers about LEED v4 Material Ingredients credit compliance.

Earlier this year, USGBC opened the call for product...

Published on 22 Apr 2016 Written by Leticia McCadden Posted in LEED

We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 LEED Homes Awards. 

Did you work on a truly exemplary green home in 2015? Are you a developer or homebuilder who has gone above and beyond with LEED? If...

Published on 21 Apr 2016 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in LEED

Illegal logging is a pervasive and global problem. This practice includes removing trees from protected areas, failing to pay taxes and fees for timber, cutting protected species, stealing wood from the rightful owners and/or removing more timber than allowed from a given area. It causes...

Published on 19 Apr 2016 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

LEED professional credentials are a mark of excellence within the green building marketplace, illustrating that the credential holder has a documented, up-to-date understanding of the latest industry principles and practices....

Published on 18 Apr 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

At the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, we place a high priority on measuring and understanding the current state of higher education and identifying tactics for how we can transform our existing campuses to be sustainable...

Published on 18 Apr 2016 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in LEED

Are you a sustainability practitioner who cares deeply about the human health and social impacts of buildings and communities? Interested in exploring alternative strategies for evaluating indoor air quality in LEED projects?

Don’t miss your chance to join the LEED Social Equity...

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