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Published on 02 Oct 2014 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes. With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.

Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a...

Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by Marta Drzymala Posted in LEED

The October 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.

To view the changes:

Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by mdrzymala Posted in LEED

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

Integrated into the LEED credit library, this resource combines all of the information in the hard copy/pdf versions...

Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by Sean Fish Posted in LEED

USGBC has worked closely with members of the LEED International Roundtable in South America to develop Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED 2009 BD&C projects in South America.

The ACPs were developed specifically to meet the needs of LEED projects in South America after...

Published on 01 Oct 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in LEED

These days, I often hear my peers complaining about a perceived lack of agency. For example, midterm elections are predicted to have little affect on partisan gridlock in Congress, and despite a massive public outcry,...

Published on 29 Sep 2014 Written by Melissa Gallagher... Posted in LEED

There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings,

  1. one set for existing buildings, and   
  2. one set for new...

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

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2014, newly registering LEED Homes projects are required to meet new energy requirements.

Earlier this year, USGBC members voted in favor of an update to the LEED for Homes...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in LEED

With a last name like Fedrizzi, it’s hard to claim that I’m not just a little biased when it comes my admiration for LEED buildings in Italy.  

Today I am honored to deliver the closing keynote speech for REbuild, a meeting...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in LEED

The General Services Administration (GSA) has recently released its review of LEED v4, showing that the newest version of our green building rating system has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements. 

In its report,...

Published on 24 Sep 2014 Written by Sarah Alexander Posted in LEED

Have questions about a LEED project review or the LEED certification process in general?  

Visit the LEED Certification Work Zone at Greenbuild 2014 to meet one-on-one with...

Published on 24 Sep 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

India ranks third globally for countries outside of the U.S. with the most LEED-certified space, with nearly 12 million square meters, according to a report...

Published on 18 Sep 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in August 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.

Be sure to check out the LEED project directory for...

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