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Published on 01 Feb 2017 Posted in LEED

Congratulations on taking your first step toward earning your LEED AP Homes credential! The LEED AP Homes exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the design process, support and encourage integrated design and streamline the application and certification process....

Published on 31 Jan 2017 Written by Marta Drzymala Posted in LEED

The January 2017 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.

To view the changes:

Published on 31 Jan 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED has become the international standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance structures. Curious about what makes LEED v4 different? It's designed to up the ante with a more flexible, performance-based...

Published on 30 Jan 2017 Written by Melissa Baker Posted in LEED

In this series, USGBC experts will share thoughts on the advent of Arc and what it means for the future of LEED and a better built environment:...

Published on 26 Jan 2017 Written by Hannah Jane Brown Posted in LEED

Cities are looking to green infrastructure to align sustainable development efforts and to foster social and economic development. In this article series, we have reviewed green infrastructure’s ...

Published on 25 Jan 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

USGBC just dropped its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes those states leading the way for sustainable building design,...

Published on 24 Jan 2017 Written by Gretchen Sweeney Posted in LEED

In this series, USGBC experts will share thoughts on the advent of Arc and what it means for the future of LEED and a better built environment: supporting all...

Published on 24 Jan 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Have questions about your LEED v4 project?  We're here to help you succeed in achieving LEED certification. Our network of USGBC staff and committee members serve as subject matter experts to power the LEED support center. Led...

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...

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