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Published on 08 May 2015 Written by Debra Gondeck-Becker Posted in LEED

In case you missed it, on Earth Day, USGBC Platinum level member Honeywell posted a great piece on their blog about the LEED Dynamic Plaque and the role LEED plays in our journey to be greener and kinder to the earth every day....

Published on 06 May 2015 Written by Angela Rivera Posted in LEED

Typically, and more traditionally, the stories about green building have been about the people who live, work or learn in a LEED building and how their actions and the building itself impacts the environment. But, when I started working as a LEED consultant on major industrial facilities, we...

Published on 05 May 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in April 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 01 May 2015 Written by Rebecca Sherman 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...

Published on 30 Apr 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

All across the world, LEED projects are reaching new heights. From the tallest LEED certified building in the world—to one of the most iconic buildings ever constructed—some of the most epic skyscrapers in the world are...

Published on 30 Apr 2015 Written by Megan Sparks Posted in LEED

In 2014 we announced the release of new tools for LEED v4 O+M projects. Today, we’re expanding this effort to include LEED 2009. Now, in the same way we provide plan and policy templates for LEED v4 projects, we...

Published on 29 Apr 2015 Written by Brian Knowles Posted in LEED

In my thirty years with ...

Published on 28 Apr 2015 Posted in LEED

This article was originally published in the March/April 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.

The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program aids low-income housing projects in...

Published on 24 Apr 2015 Written by Tim Taylor Posted in LEED

In my first environmental management class, the instructor posed a very simple question: “Do you wake up in the morning overwhelmed with all that is wrong with the world, or are you optimistic about where things are heading?” There was a very long pause and then the teacher replied...

Published on 24 Apr 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

On Valentine's Day this year, we asked if you love LEED. The responses we received were inspiring. Whether it was celebrating your first LEED Platinum certification—or sharing a...

Published on 23 Apr 2015 Written by Courtney Yan Posted in LEED

Starting in July of 2015, projects in California subject to the mandatory 2013 CALGreen requirements will be able to use an alternative documentation path for LEED. Approved by the LEED Steering Committee, this streamlined path will be available for use on select credits for...

Published on 23 Apr 2015 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

Tracking your building’s performance enables you to save money and resources, assess your sustainability strategies, and even make your tenants or occupants more comfortable. The LEED Dynamic Plaque is the powerful, innovative platform...

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