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Published on 13 Sep 2016 Written by Jack Fraser Posted in LEED

Applying many of the requirements for LEED® v4 for Building Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings (LEED O+M) can result in drastic reductions in energy use, water consumption and heating and cooling demands. Beyond...

Published on 06 Sep 2016 Written by Carrie Webster Posted in LEED

Starting November 1, the newest version of LEED®, LEED v4, will be the only choice for new project registrations. LEED v4 promises to bring increased technical stringency, encouragement for integrated design, a broader scope for...

Published on 31 Aug 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in LEED

Hosting some of Colorado’s most green organizations, The Alliance Center is a beacon of sustainability in downtown Denver. A learning laboratory for the commercial real estate industry in the state of Colorado...

Published on 29 Aug 2016 Written by Annie Butler Posted in LEED

You may have seen our new LEED ad campaign, appearing in magazines this fall. The iconic pink oak leaf is even showing up on...

Published on 24 Aug 2016 Written by Sarah Buffaloe Posted in LEED

This content was contributed by Sarah Buffaloe and Alexandra Connor at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a USGBC Platinum member.

With the upcoming sunset date and full...

Published on 17 Aug 2016 Written by David Marcus Posted in LEED

One of my favorite parts of the Olympics is the behind the scenes featurettes of different athletes. I love seeing home videos of their childhood athletic pursuits, hearing stories about how much time and effort went into honing their skill, and then finally witnessing their status as the high...

Published on 16 Aug 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Everyone deserves access to housing that is healthy, affordable and accessible to jobs and amenities.

The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program builds capacity among affordable housing...

Published on 12 Aug 2016 Written by Cecilia Shutters Posted in LEED

We have revitalized this recurring feature to make it more dynamic and easier to read! From now on, you will be able to check in quarterly on LEED® certification activity, broken out by achievement level, rating...

Published on 10 Aug 2016 Written by Dean DiPietro Posted in LEED

Are you hoping for a LEED® review to be completed this year, before Greenbuild? If so, be sure to submit for review on time! See below for application deadlines based on typical...

Published on 08 Aug 2016 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in LEED

This year’s LEED® Committee call for volunteers closes on Monday, Aug. 15, at 5:00 p.m. PST.  If you’re interested in catalyzing market transformation in the...

Published on 05 Aug 2016 Written by Kendra Milton Posted in LEED

In our last article on project management, we called upon the famous words of Mike Tyson to discuss design team management and achieving your desired certification.

This...

Published on 04 Aug 2016 Written by Mika Kania Posted in LEED

Join representatives of the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) and experts from across the green building industry this August for a collaborative two-day event on LEED® v4

The...

Published on 03 Aug 2016 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

This month, our LEED® v4 education series will focus on federal projects. LEED v4 supports many areas of compliance that government projects need to meet to satisfy legislative requirements. This month, we’ll help...

Published on 02 Aug 2016 Written by Val Fishman Posted in LEED

A Water Restoration Certificate® (WRC) provides an innovative approach that facilitates large-scale water stewardship with outcomes, including conservation, restoration and improved water management. WRCs provide similar opportunities to what the Renewable Energy Certificate...

Published on 01 Aug 2016 Written by Rhiannon Jacobsen Posted in LEED

Call for Applications: Community Green Scholars 

A 2011 McGraw-Hill study conveyed that 71 percent of hiring managers agree that a credential such as the...

Published on 27 Jul 2016 Written by Annie Butler Posted in LEED

Need some new flair for your lapel? If you’re a...

Published on 26 Jul 2016 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

LEED is a powerful tool that works to enhance a company’s triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. In Europe, developers and builders know that LEED helps us accelerate better, higher-performing and healthier buildings and...

Published on 12 Jul 2016 Written by Rhiannon Jacobsen Posted in LEED

Everyone deserves access to housing that is healthy, affordable and accessible to jobs and amenities. The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program awards funding and provides educational resources to developers of affordable housing who are pursuing certification using the LEED for...

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