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Published on 18 Jan 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Looking for a way to stand out in today’s job market? Become a LEED Green Associate and signal to the industry at large that you’re all in: committed to sustainable, high-performance buildings and...

Published on 17 Jan 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED v4 takes everything that was successful about LEED 2009 and streamlines it to create a more flexible user experience. One of the ways USGBC has done that is to develop a new set of...

Published on 12 Jan 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

Right now, more than 82,000 commercial projects are participating in LEED—equivalent to more than 1.4 billion gross square meters (GSM) of space worldwide. And every day, about 170,000 GSM of space achieves LEED certification in more...

Published on 10 Jan 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

It's 2017—will this be the year you earn that LEED credential? Take advantage of that fresh January motivation to commit to earning your LEED Green Associate or LEED AP professional credential.

Green building is growing...

Published on 05 Jan 2017 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

We have revitalized this recurring feature to make it more dynamic and easier to read! From now on you will be able to check in quarterly on LEED certification activity, broken out by achievement level, rating system and location. We will...

Published on 05 Jan 2017 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in LEED

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the U.S. EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHPP) and USGBC will co-host a webinar about CHP-equipped district energy in LEED and ...

Published on 21 Dec 2016 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

As the leading green building rating system, LEED has always been in the forefront of the movement to create healthy places in which to live, learn, work and play. Worldwide, about ...

Published on 14 Dec 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

USGBC has announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED in 2016, a list that highlights the leading countries, apart from the United States, that are making significant strides in...

Published on 13 Dec 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

Take advantage of the synergies and equivalent credits between LEED and SITES: If you’ve recently registered a project with LEED or will be registering one soon, you can...

Published on 01 Dec 2016 Written by Megan Sparks Posted in LEED

GBCI is now offering LEED precertification as an optional step in the certification process for LEED projects. This allows registered projects to review the work already completed and confirm that projects are on the correct path towards certification. Once a project has successfully completed...

Published on 01 Dec 2016 Written by Megan Sparks Posted in LEED

One theme that is common across all of humanity is the pursuit of a better life — the innate desire to improve, create and cultivate. At USGBC, we have a vision that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. In support of...

Published on 23 Nov 2016 Written by Katherine Rainone Posted in LEED

We’ve all heard the age-old myth that more isn’t necessarily better. But when it comes to protecting and preserving our environment, you can throw that myth right out the door, because more is better. More ...

Published on 17 Nov 2016 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

With LEED v4, USGBC has streamlined the work for project teams so you can spend your time achieving credits, not documenting them. We've made these changes to our forms based on feedback from LEED volunteers, project managers and other...

Published on 11 Nov 2016 Written by Asa Foss Posted in LEED

Passive House US (PHIUS) is an excellent complement to LEED v4 Building Design and Construction (BD+C). Through Passive House, builders are challenged to design for...

Published on 11 Nov 2016 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. is determined to build his house to LEED Platinum standards. The video series "On Begley Street" takes a droll and...

Published on 09 Nov 2016 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

One of the ways that cities worldwide try to reduce their carbon emissions is through encouraging people to ride bicycles. We may not yet reach the level of the notoriously bike-friendly Copenhagen, which has 390...

Published on 08 Nov 2016 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Now that LEED v4 is the only version of LEED with which to register your new projects, you'll need to have a guide to all things LEED at your fingertips. And as a busy professional, having a web-based version can help you answer your...

Published on 07 Nov 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

This past Greenbuild, USGBC joined Autodesk and Impact Infrastructure...

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