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May 2012

Published on May 15, 2012 Written by Christopher Davis Posted in LEED
Photo by Alan Light

Perhaps you've heard the idea that "the greenest building is the one already built." Our friends in the historic preservation movement use this phrase to argue that tearing down an existing building and starting from scratch wastes a lot of materials and energy. And they have a point: A...

Published on May 11, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED
USGBC's Rick Fedrizzi and Scot Horst raise a toast to LEED Volume participants

What happens when Kohl’s Department Stores, Wells Fargo, and Subway Restaurants walk in to a room? At the USGBC offices, it means a great conversation on green building is about to ensue – among some of the foremost business leaders in sustainability. Last month, we were thrilled to welcome participants in our LEED Volume Program to USGBC’s...

Published on May 7, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED

Harvard University recently achieved an important green building milestone: our 75th LEED certification, representing over 2.4 million square feet of our campus in LEED New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance and Homes systems.

We have estimated that over 11,000 people on campus work, learn...

Published on May 4, 2012 Written by Kal Wellman Posted in LEED

It doesn’t take a luxurious property (or budget) to build in sustainability, but the Shore Hotel Santa Monica is a strong example of how luxury and green building can work hand in hand in the hospitality industry. I’ve profiled elements of the Shore Hotel, Santa Monica’s newest boutique hotel to combine LEED...