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Published on 02 Jul 2014 Written by Mika Kania Posted in LEED

In the Haworth showroom in Parkview Green you immediately notice the colorful décor and cutting-edge workspace design that brings a unique...

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

As our friendly neighbors to the north celebrate Canada Day, today we are excited to release Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED v4 projects in Canada. Developed by Canada GBC, these ACPs underscore LEED’s regional and local applicability by recognizing leading Canadian local...

Published on 01 Jul 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

Located on a former industrial site in Caracas, VEPICA Sede — the new headquarters of VEPICA — began as a simple renovation project, and ended up becoming an amazing example of sustainable development for the country, as the first LEED-certified project in Venezuela and the most...

Published on 01 Jul 2014 Posted in LEED

The July 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.

View the changes:

Published on 30 Jun 2014 Posted in LEED

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

Integrated into the LEED credit library, the web-based reference guide combines all of the information in the PDF...

Published on 30 Jun 2014 Written by Jonathan Walsh Posted in LEED

The Urban Green Council's EBie Awards recognize improved environmental performance in existing buildings among building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers, retro-commissioning agents and other professionals...

Published on 27 Jun 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in LEED

If you ask my friends to describe who I "am" for you, I'm willing to bet their answer will mention that I have a thing for elephants. Not surprisingly, it's almost impossible these days to read anything about elephants that doesn't mention their current plight in the face of increasingly...

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

The final results of the LEED v2008 Homes Energy Update ballot are in with a final tally of 88% in favor of the rating system update — exceeding our goal of 66.7%. 

Here's the category breakdown for the results:

  • 96% approval from those in the user category...

Published on 26 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Hungry for more green building knowledge?

Check out this month's top three courses.

1. Speech Privacy & Sound...

Published on 26 Jun 2014 Written by Erin Emery Posted in LEED

A new study of job postings from across the country indicates that demand for LEED Green Associates and LEED APs has grown 46% in the last 12 months. And...

Published on 23 Jun 2014 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

Hello from China.

I have spent the last couple of weeks traveling all across Asia with my USGBC colleagues, finding inspiration at every stop. Throughout the trip, I've had time to reflect on where green building is today and where it is headed in the future.  

As the green...

Published on 23 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Are you interested in becoming a LEED professional but you're not sure if you're eligible?

Here's the good news — you are eligible!

Wondering how that's possible? 

USGBC offers two categories of LEED professionals: 


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