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August 2011

Published on August 30, 2011 Written by Jennivine Kwan Posted in LEED

Summer's winding down but the heat's still here in Washington, D.C., and what better way to cool off than to immerse yourself in the wave of cool things USGBC is doing internationally? Here are three things you may not have known about LEED International:

  1. Hablas español? We do! USGBC now offers...

Published on August 5, 2011 Written by Lauren Riggs Posted in LEED

We have heard the old adage "You can't manage what you don't measure," more and more over the past few years. In line with that message, cities and states throughout the U.S. have begun to require measurement and reporting building energy consumption. With the right tools and strategies, we can leverage the focus on energy consumption to...

Published on August 3, 2011 Written by Jennivine Kwan Posted in LEED

Not only is it crispy, crunchy, deliciously seasoned, and goes great with beer, but it also proves to be a great tool for convening people and engaging LEED professionals.

In June, I visited South Korea. While there, I had the pleasure of sharing beer and - you guessed it - Korean fried chicken with a small group of LEED Professionals...

Published on August 2, 2011 Written by Lauren Riggs Posted in LEED

In the draft version of LEED 2012, which opened for public comment yesterday, USGBC has taken its first steps towards a streamlined and simple ongoing certification program for LEED. After consideration of how project teams should implement the strategies in LEED EB...

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