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Published on 30 Jun 2014 Posted in LEED

With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC also introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides — web-based.

Integrated into the LEED credit library, the web-based reference guide combines all of the information in the PDF...

Published on 30 Jun 2014 Written by Jonathan Walsh Posted in LEED

The Urban Green Council's EBie Awards recognize improved environmental performance in existing buildings among building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers, retro-commissioning agents and other professionals...

Published on 27 Jun 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in LEED

If you ask my friends to describe who I "am" for you, I'm willing to bet their answer will mention that I have a thing for elephants. Not surprisingly, it's almost impossible these days to read anything about elephants that doesn't mention their current plight in the face of increasingly...

Published on 26 Jun 2014 Written by Asa Foss Posted in LEED

The final results of the LEED v2008 Homes Energy Update ballot are in with a final tally of 88% in favor of the rating system update — exceeding our goal of 66.7%. 

Here's the category breakdown for the results:

  • 96% approval from those in the user category...

Published on 26 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Hungry for more green building knowledge?

Check out this month's top three courses.

1. Speech Privacy & Sound...

Published on 26 Jun 2014 Written by Erin Emery Hartz Posted in LEED

A new study of job postings from across the country indicates that demand for LEED Green Associates and LEED APs has grown 46% in the last twelve months....

Published on 23 Jun 2014 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

Hello from China.

I have spent the last couple of weeks traveling all across Asia with my USGBC colleagues, finding inspiration at every stop. Throughout the trip, I've had time to reflect on where green building is today and where it is headed in the future.  

As the green...

Published on 23 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Are you interested in becoming a LEED professional but you're not sure if you're eligible?

Here's the good news — you are eligible!

Wondering how that's possible? 

USGBC offers two categories of LEED professionals: 


Published on 19 Jun 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

LEED in Motion: Residential highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green homes market. In it, you'll find key statistics on the size and growth of the...

Published on 18 Jun 2014 Written by Tiffany Coyle Posted in LEED

Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.

What is LEED?

Leadership in...

Published on 12 Jun 2014 Written by Josephine Nguyen Posted in LEED

Education @USGBC is the one-stop shop for managing your staff's professional development and continuing education needs.


Published on 12 Jun 2014 Written by Megan Sparks Posted in LEED

LEED is more than a set of requirements, it’s a comprehensive program supported by a suite of tools and resources. With LEED v4, in addition to working on the rating systems, USGBC also focused a great deal of attention on the customer experience. And the development process did not end...

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