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Published on 12 Jun 2014 Written by Megan Sparks Posted in LEED

LEED is more than a set of requirements, it’s a comprehensive program supported by a suite of tools and resources. With LEED v4, in addition to working on the rating systems, USGBC also focused a great deal of attention on the customer experience. And the development process did not end...

Published on 11 Jun 2014 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

The other day I had the honor of presenting EMSI—a long-time partner of USGBC’s—with a LEED plaque for their 100th LEED-certified building in mainland China and Singapore. 

EMSI’s 100...

Published on 11 Jun 2014 Written by Tiffany Coyle Posted in LEED

Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.

What is indoor environmental quality?...

Published on 09 Jun 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

With 1,961 LEED-registered and -certified projects over 2,000 LEED professionals and the first LEED v4 certified project, Greater China is leading the green building market as the second largest region for LEED in the world outside the U.S. according to our new report, ...

Published on 09 Jun 2014 Written by David Marcus Posted in LEED

“Increasing transparency and scientific understanding around the health impacts of building materials is unquestionably a timely and complex topic. The growing number of chemicals and products in the marketplace brings a deluge of new information and opportunities, but with it even...

Published on 04 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Prometric is the testing administration company that administers the LEED professional credential exams.

Prometric operates a global test center network with over 8,000 testing sites in 160 countries. That means you can...

Published on 04 Jun 2014 Written by Tiffany Coyle Posted in LEED

Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.

Setting goals for using sustainable materials and...

Published on 03 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Prepare for your LEED 2009 professional exam with our discounted publications.

LEED 2009 Study Bundles and Study Guides (hard copy only) NOW 70% off!

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Published on 03 Jun 2014 Written by Tiffany Coyle Posted in LEED

Confused about the difference between initial certification for existing buildings and recertification? Consider these scenarios:

A. Acme Inc. has been in their building for the last 10 years. They've made significant upgrades to their...

Published on 02 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Here at USGBC headquarters we have three streams for waste: 

  1. Waste (landfill)
  2. Recyclable materials
  3. Compostable materials 

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Published on 30 May 2014 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

Article updated on June 6, 2014

The certification deadline for projects registered under the LEED for Existing Buildings v2.0 rating system, originally scheduled for May 31, 2014,...

Published on 30 May 2014 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

Continuous improvement—it’s in our DNA and what drives LEED to evolve along with technology and the needs of the marketplace.

As new versions of the rating systems are introduced, earlier versions are phased out so that we are constantly pushing for the transformation we aspire to...

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