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In Media 2016-05-24 17:03

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Pilot Credit: Building Material Human

New credit continues push for better understanding and decision making around building materials & products Washington, D.C.—(May 24, 2016)—Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit—Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment, which encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases. “LEED v4, the latest version of the...

In Media 2016-05-11 15:24

USGBC Joins National Leaders at the White House During Building Safety Month,

Washington, DC—(May 11, 2016)—USGBC and an array of national building industry leaders gathered this week at the White House’s national conference on resilient building codes to discuss the economic and community benefits of resilient design and to consider actions that the federal government and the private sector can take to advance resilience in the built environment. “While we can do our best to slow the increase in climate volatility, we also have to focus on the...

In Media 2016-05-10 15:02

USGBC Announces 23 New Countries in its LEED Earth Campaign

LEED Earth designed to spur growth of green building in countries around the world Washington, D.C.—(May 10, 2016)—USGBC announced today that 23 countries have certified their first LEED project or their first LEED v4 Platinum building, as represented in USGBC’s ongoing LEED Earth campaign, which is designed to accelerate the uptake of green building and LEED throughout the world. “Every story about LEED is a story of leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, chief...

In Media 2016-04-13 13:48

U.S. General Services Administration Adopts SITES, GBCI’s Land Development and

Washington, D.C.—(April 13, 2016)—The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced it has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program. Owned and managed by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), SITES is the most comprehensive program for sustainable land development and management and is used by landscape architects, engineers, architects, developers and policymakers to align land development with innovative sustainable design. “Land is a...

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USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

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USGBC is working towards its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. Learn more

What is LEED?

As the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED is transforming buildings, homes and communities in all 50 states and more than 160 countries and territories worldwide. LEED guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance of more than 69,000 projects worldwide, comprising 12.4 billion square feet of commercial and institutional construction space, and more than 181,000 additional residential units. For a holistic snapshot of the green building movement, check out our LEED in Motion report series, which equips readers with the numbers and insight they need to build a strong case for sustainability. Learn more


LEED is continuously evolving and improving, and LEED v4 raises the bar on leadership. Changes from LEED 2009 are seen in three main categories: new market sectors, increased technical rigor and streamlined services. Learn more

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