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October 2012

Published on October 18, 2012 Written by Alex Wilson Posted in Community

The passing of former USGBC board member and visionary green building leader Malcolm Lewis is a painful reminder that while we pass through this earth in a blink of time, we can choose to leave a lasting legacy. Alex Wilson at BuildingGreen captures Malcolm with the warmth and insight we always look to Alex for and with his permission, we...

Published on October 12, 2012 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Community

Following the devastating Haitian earthquake in 2010, USGBC committed to building a LEED Platinum orphanage in Port-au-Prince, providing a safe, healthy and positive future for the children of Haiti. To date, nearly $734,000 has been raised towards the building of the orphanage. Recently, USGBC Emerging Professionals took on the cause, leading...

Published on October 5, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Community

When it comes to language in technical material like the LEED rating system, users from novice to expert may find themselves asking the question, “What exactly are they talking about?” Words you use in everyday conversation may appear in places where their contextual meaning isn’t exactly clear.


Published on October 3, 2012 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in Community

You know the problem – you want to know about a LEED credit, so you search through the USGBC website and dig up a PDF of the rating system. After scrolling through you find the credit you’re looking for and go to work. But wait – does this credit have addenda changes? What version is this? Where’s the LEED Online form? Isn’t...

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