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Published on 13 Feb 2014 Written by Mika Kania Posted in LEED

Is the insulation in your home installed correctly to save on energy bills? Does your home have a properly functioning ventilation system to improve indoor air quality? Is your HVAC equipment sized to ensure the comfort of your family?

USGBC’s...

Published on 12 Feb 2014 Posted in LEED
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Colleges and universities across the United States are pledging to reduce their carbon emissions. There’s a clean energy revolution happening in communities across the country and a lot of ingenuity...

Published on 10 Feb 2014 Written by Nicola Hilliard Posted in LEED

Those are the words of former heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson. I think Mike could have been reflecting on how planning gets you half way there, but it’s the ability to then manage and adapt your...

Published on 07 Feb 2014 Written by Erin Emery Hartz Posted in LEED

LEED Professional Credential Exams to feature v4 content and project experience assessment on June 30

The LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system this June.

  • The last day to take the credential...

Published on 06 Feb 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

An individual taking on his or her municipal or national government does not have to look like this.

Consider LEED AP Gerrit-Jan Teunissen, and how he successfully petitioned the Netherlands government to expand the criteria for a...

Published on 05 Feb 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in LEED
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I had floor seats to the Syracuse-Duke game at the Carrier Dome Friday (hands down best basketball game EVER), and like virtually every other person on the planet, I did watch some of the Super Bowl, even though as anyone who knows me, knows I’m no “Stat Boy.”

But I can...

Published on 03 Feb 2014 Written by Asa Foss Posted in LEED

The Homes 2008 Ballot is officially open! Vote now and make your voice heard. 

How do you vote?

If you joined the consensus body (registered to vote) in September and you’re employed by a USGBC national member who has remained in good standing, you...

Published on 31 Jan 2014 Written by Dan Winters Posted in LEED

The final day of Greenbuild 2013 closed with a talk from Nate Silver, an American statistician and #1 best selling author of “...

Published on 29 Jan 2014 Written by Mika Kania Posted in LEED
No. 98 of Nanhexia, Guangling in the Yanzhou District of China’s Jiangsu Provinc

The rapid urbanization of China is arguably the most environmentally significant human project on the planet. As China continues to grow, green buildings—indeed, a cross section of green buildings—is key to its continued future and in line with the country’s larger goals of a...

Published on 27 Jan 2014 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

Smart, streamlined and simple: experience the new LEED Online

We’ve come a long way since the days of submitting for certification using 3-ring binders. LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the new LEED Online...

Published on 16 Jan 2014 Written by Asa Foss Posted in LEED

Addressing the changes made to energy codes over the last three years in the residential construction market sector, USGBC has planned an update to the 2008 version of LEED for Homes (open for registration until June 2015). The proposed change affects ...

Published on 10 Jan 2014 Written by Roger Platt Posted in LEED

We hear that Jerry Yudelson has a brand new job as the latest head of the Green Building Initiative (GBI). Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, it has 35 organizational members (of which more then half are either timber, chemical or plastics affiliates) and a staff of 11 employees/contractors...

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