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August 2013

Published on August 8, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED

EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States. Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing...

Published on August 7, 2013 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in LEED

In our continued effort to streamline the LEED certification process, the required signatories have been relaxed in the LEED 2009 credit forms (versions 3.0 through 6.0).  With the primary goal of reducing the burden on project teams, the forms were modified to allow any team member completing the form to verify the signatory statements,...

Published on August 2, 2013 Written by Heather Langford Posted in LEED

Meet the two newest members of the DRPP team.
The Demand Response Partnership Program (DRPP) is a collaborative effort that unites the demand and supply side of the energy grid with the goal of increasing participation in smart grid and demand...

Published on August 1, 2013 Written by Mika Kania Posted in LEED
Photo credit: James Cridland on Flickr

USGBC is addressing the changes made to energy codes over that last three years in the residential construction market sector with an update to the current version of LEED for Homes (2008). The first step in this process is a public comment period, open now through September 16, 2013, that presents all changes to the public for...

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