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Published on 01 Apr 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Initially, green buildings were intended to reduce damage to the environment and human health caused by creating and maintaining buildings and neighborhoods. As the concept of sustainability was applied to the built environment, it has become clear that doing less damage is not enough. ...

Published on 01 Apr 2015 Written by Emily English Posted in Community

Today, I am thrilled to announce that we are working with USGBC to pilot a new model for USGBC chapters and local market engagement. This will provide an exciting opportunity for us to enhance our operations and focus on the mission-work that really matters.

As part of this new model, we...

Published on 31 Mar 2015 Written by Antonio Naranjo Posted in LEED

ENNE Arquitectos is proud to announce that it's new ENNE Arquitectos office is the first LEED-certified project in Ecuador and the most recent winner of USGBC’s ...

Published on 31 Mar 2015 Written by Anisa Baldwin Met... Posted in Center for Green Schools

Over the past four years, the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Award (ED-Green Ribbon Schools) has united the national green schools movement with a universal set of criteria....

Published on 30 Mar 2015 Written by Marta Dryzmala Posted in LEED

If you’ve submitted LEED projects for review, you may have occasionally been issued a Mid-Review Clarification (MRC) request from your LEED reviewer.

Have you ever wondered: What is this, or why did I get it? 

What is an MRC?

Mid-Review Clarification requests...

Published on 30 Mar 2015 Written by Johanna Schweiss Posted in Community

Over 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. come from the building sector. Anywhere there is a building, there is an opportunity to measure its energy use and make changes to conserve energy, save money, improve building occupant experience, and protect the environment. This is huge...

Published on 27 Mar 2015 Written by Dean DiPietro Posted in LEED

The continuing evolution of LEED plays a key role in how we ensure that LEED remains up to date and a symbol of excellence. As new versions of LEED are released, previous versions are retired or “sunset”—keeping the newest projects paired with the latest and best version of the...

Published on 27 Mar 2015 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.

In our previous article, we listed the...

Published on 27 Mar 2015 Written by Kristin Dispenza Posted in Industry

It’s almost time for DesignColumbus, Central Ohio’s annual educational event and expo. The DesignColumbus story is similar to that of many trade shows across the U.S. Hosted by the...

Published on 27 Mar 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

This week the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. It...

Published on 26 Mar 2015 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in LEED

When TAIPEI 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world originally certified in 2011 as LEED Platinum under...

Published on 26 Mar 2015 Written by Christopher Gray 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...

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