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January 2013

Published on January 25, 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media
Mountain View Fire Station No. 5 in Mountain View, Calif., LEED Gold. Credit: Da

Today, in homes, schools, stores, offices and places of worship, people are enjoying the social and economic benefits that come with buildings that are good for the environment and the individuals that use them.

And as green building takes root in more neighborhoods, the police and firefighters who protect community members are among...

Published on January 25, 2013 Written by Kimberly Pires Posted in Industry

Westport, Connecticut... November 15, 2012 — According to a recent AHR Expo survey sent to more than 1,000 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, 70% of the respondents expect the economy to be better in 2013 than in 2012. In fact, 15% of these manufacturers expect a “much better year” while 28% percent of respondents expect the economy to remain the...

Published on January 25, 2013 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy
The New York State Capitol in Albany. Credit: iStockphoto

Government leadership is the catalyst for creating a better built environment. By embracing LEED-based policies, or establishing energy efficiency goals for public buildings, governments provide pathways for the private sector to follow.

2012 saw a number of public green building laws enacted across America. A few examples include...

Published on January 24, 2013 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in LEED

The LEED Pilot Credit Library has been updated with 10 new, and 14 modified, pilot credits. There are now 46 active pilot credits available for LEED project team use under IDc1/IOc1. View all pilot credits

New pilot credit ideas for testing

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