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Published on 02 Mar 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

What is LEED ND?

Is your local grocery store within walking distance… 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?...

Published on 27 Feb 2015 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

I could not be prouder of the Land of Lincoln. 

For the second year in a row, my home state of Illinois has topped the list of states with the most LEED-certified gross square footage per capita certified during the year....

Published on 26 Feb 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 26 Feb 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 a previous article, we explained the difference...

Published on 23 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

What is LEED for Homes?

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—but especially homes.

Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating...

Published on 20 Feb 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

This Valentine's Day, 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...

Published on 19 Feb 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.

LEED points, LEED credits, LEED prerequisites—they all contribute to certification but what’s the difference? In this article we’re going to go over these three...

Published on 19 Feb 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 have...

Published on 18 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

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...

Published on 17 Feb 2015 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in LEED

 Products, products everywhere but which ones score me points?

As in the early days of LEED, finding all the products you need for the new building product disclosure and...

Published on 17 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

What is LEED ID+C?

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.

LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) enables...

Published on 16 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

In honor of Presidents' Day, we'd like to celebrate two presidents who have championed the environment through building LEED-certified presidential centers and libraries.

Through their commitment to conservation and sustainability, President Bill Clinton and President George...

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