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Published on 16 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

In honor of Presidents' Day, we'd like to celebrate two presidents who have championed the environment through building LEED-certified presidential centers and libraries.

Through their commitment to conservation and sustainability, President Bill Clinton and President George...

Published on 12 Feb 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

2014’s Top 10 States have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a...

Published on 12 Feb 2015 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

In talking to the green building community about LEED v4, the questions we get generally fall into three categories. 

  1. Why did we make the changes?
  2. What do we hope to accomplish?
  3. How does the new language differ from LEED 2009?

Enter the...

Published on 12 Feb 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

From green roofs, to natural light and landscaped courtyards, green building practices are offering our nation's homeless beacons of hope even in the bleakest of situations. Shelters are turning towards energy-efficiency and sustainability measures as a new solution to improving lives and the...

Published on 11 Feb 2015 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in LEED

USGBC is now accepting applications for the LEED Social Equity Working Group of the LEED Steering Committee; applications will be accepted through March 10, 2015. Applicants must be an employee of...

Published on 11 Feb 2015 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in LEED

This article was originally published on the Green Building Information Gateway on Feb. 9, 2015. Read the original article.

Of the 39 buildings that...

Published on 10 Feb 2015 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in LEED

During President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he said that the number one priority for America this year is to certify buildings to LEED v4.

Ok, he didn’t say that, but we’re excited for the latest and...

Published on 10 Feb 2015 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

In the LEED certification process, LEED registered projects have the option of an appeal review stage which provides one additional round of review and allows teams to:

  • submit supplementary information,
  • amend the application,
  • or add new credits not previously...

Published on 09 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

What is LEED O+M?

Meet the LEED solution for existing buildings everywhere. Existing buildings hold incredible promise—many older buildings around the world are inefficient and resource-depleting. With some keen attention to building operations, that can be turned around...

Published on 09 Feb 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in January 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. 

Be sure to check out USGBC's LEED project...

Published on 05 Feb 2015 Written by Sarah Alexander Posted in LEED

The role of the project team administrator in LEED Online is key to a successful LEED certification. The best project team administrators are proactive with their team and GBCI, are detail-oriented, and apply a robust quality control process to their project documentation, which results in high...

Published on 04 Feb 2015 Written by Mark Ginsberg Posted in LEED

It is hard to imagine that nine million people live in Weifang, China. The metropolitan area is very spread out with clusters of medium rise office and apartment buildings and retail centers. But there are still large expanses of open land and other large, old-fashioned housing...

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