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July 2013

Published on July 26, 2013 Written by Corey Enck Posted in LEED
Project: Pearl Place Photo: Courtesy of Avesta Housing

Continuous improvement ensures that the LEED rating systems stay relevant in a time when policies, technologies and the needs of the industry are constantly changing. In the last three years, residential construction energy codes rapidly have become more stringent, a trend we anticipate will continue. The updates in LEED v4...

Published on July 26, 2013 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

Contact your senators today and tell them to vote "NO" on any anti-LEED amendments and "YES" on Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's amendment to S. 761, the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial...

Published on July 25, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED

This article first appeared on ArupConnect, the online magazine of Arup in the Americas. About the authors: Adam Friedberg is a senior consultant in Arup's New York office. Kirstin Weeks is a senior specialist in our San Francisco office....

Published on July 25, 2013 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED
Do you have the right personalities to get the job done?

The journey to achieving LEED certification—at any level—begins and ends with a team. Assembling a strong LEED project team is crucial to the project’s success and it’s important to be as inclusive as possible from the start.

That begins with applying an integrative design process, which takes a collaborative...

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