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August 2012

Published on August 24, 2012 Written by David Marcus Posted in LEED

What do you remember about high school? Is it cars, dates, and sports? Or maybe after-school clubs and applying to college? For some of the students of Adlai E. Stevenson high school in Lincolnshire, Ill., their high school memories will include...

Published on August 20, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED

Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus expansion in West Harlem recently achieved Stage 1 Platinum certification under the LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot rating system. The 17 acre site, a former industrial neighborhood, was targeted for...

Published on August 15, 2012 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED
The Chinese art of bian lian - or "face-changing" with masks.

“Invent because you must.”

Tom Sachs’ adage is a fitting mantra for our International vision for LEED. As the market and the passion for LEED grows around the world, we must re-invent USGBC in the context of the global landscape. There are new destinations ripe with green building potential, and emerging markets from Berlin to...

Published on August 7, 2012 Written by Nils Kok Posted in LEED
Photo credit: Zeck Butler Architects

When shopping for a new car, one of the most prominent features on display is the miles-per-gallon (MPG) usage of the vehicle. There is an EnergyGuide label for dishwashers, clothes washers and other appliances, and an Energy Star label for the most efficient appliances....