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June 2013

Published on June 28, 2013 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

Washington, D.C. — (June 28, 2013) — In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED® green building rating system, is adding a new layer to its LEED Earth campaign to offer free LEED certification to the first Platinum projects that certify using...

Published on June 28, 2013 Written by Howard Frumkin Posted in LEED

Today we released “Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help,” a report from USGBC’s Green Building & Human Health Summit earlier this year that explores ways to promote and protect human health in relation to the built environment. More than 100...

Published on June 27, 2013 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in LEED

Several new and interesting pilot credits have been added to the LEED Pilot Credit Library in the past few months, many proposed by USGBC members.

Here are some of the new pilot credits available to your projects:

Pilot Credit 81:...

Published on June 25, 2013 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in LEED
Sede Centrale, LEED-EBOM. Photo by: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (http://www.u

Earning LEED certification is a major achievement. Earning LEED certification for a Venetian Gothic palazzo built in 1453 and overlooking the Grand Canal is... wow.

Cities like Venice are a window to the past. You know this if you've ever cracked a history textbook or travel guide, caught Rick Steves or Anthony Bourdain gallivanting the...

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