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Published on 11 Jul 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

In the United States alone, there are more than 4,300 colleges and universities—and each of these institutions have a campus of anywhere from one to several hundred buildings. Colleges and universities are centers of communities across the nation and around the world, educating the next...

Published on 10 Jul 2016 Posted in LEED

Everyone deserves access to housing that’s healthy, affordable and accessible to jobs and amenities. Bank of America and USGBC are helping to make it happen.

The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program provides funding and educational resources to affordable housing developers...

Published on 07 Jul 2016 Posted in LEED

LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND), a rating system that supports sustainability at the community scale, has come a long way since it first launched in 2007. It began with a pilot that...

Published on 07 Jul 2016 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in LEED

If you're looking for the right slides for a powerful presentation on the value of LEED, look no further. Our latest presentation, "Why LEED for your clients?", features:

  • 20+ beautifully designed slides to help explain why LEED...

Published on 07 Jul 2016 Written by Marta Drzymala Posted in LEED

The July 2016 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available. To view the changes:

Published on 05 Jul 2016 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

Put your skills and expertise to work catalyzing market transformation in building design, construction and operations. Become a volunteer for one of our many LEED Committees!

USGBC is looking for innovative sustainability professionals and experts in the design, construction and...

Published on 05 Jul 2016 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

In addition to the new credit language, LEED v4 also features an improved user experience that takes a new approach to support, resources and education. This month’s LEED v4 education suite focuses on providing LEED project teams...

Published on 30 Jun 2016 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Residents of D.C. love their Washington Nationals. Since 2008, when the LEED Silver Nationals Park stadium opened and brought major-league baseball back to the District, fans have packed the stands for that most...

Published on 29 Jun 2016 Written by Jennifer Owens Posted in LEED

LEED for Homes is available for building design and construction projects for single-family homes and multifamily projects up to eight stories—and LEED for Homes projects are now in dozens of countries...

Published on 14 Jun 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

A home is more than just shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building—but especially homes. Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor...

Published on 13 Jun 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED
Published on 09 Jun 2016 Written by Kathryn Tart Posted in LEED

What is the LEED definition of a single building? What are your options if you want to certify more than one building in a single registration? 

Let's review the different paths to LEED certification if you have more than one...

Published on 06 Jun 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

Recently, we announced that the second LEED Lab project has received certification. Led by instructors...

Published on 06 Jun 2016 Written by Micah Silvey Posted in LEED

A comprehensive site assessment is a critical step that you want to complete before the design process of any project. Without it, you are not taking full advantage of the site you’ve chosen for your project. Not to be confused with an Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA),...

Published on 02 Jun 2016 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

Materials matter, and in June, they are the focus of our LEED v4 education. LEED v4 changes the paradigm for how decisions are made about materials that go into the buildings in which we spend so much of our time, by giving new...

Published on 31 May 2016 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in LEED

USGBC is now accepting applications for a new LEED Resilience Working Group. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. PST on June 30, 2016. 

The Resilience Working Group, operating under the direction of the LEED Steering Committee, is charged with improving...

Published on 31 May 2016 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in LEED

You may have noticed that forms for LEED v2009 and LEED v4 got a makeover in Q1 this year. When working on the newest version of LEED Online, user feedback was sought on how to improve the system, and one of the top priorities...

Published on 27 May 2016 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

LEED has grown to become the world’s most widely used green building rating system, with nearly 80,000 projects participating in LEED across 162 countries, including more than 32,500 certified commercial projects. As the best model...

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