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January 2014

Published on January 10, 2014 Written by Roger Platt Posted in LEED

We hear that Jerry Yudelson has a brand new job as the latest head of the Green Building Initiative (GBI). Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, it has 35 organizational members (of which more then half are either timber, chemical or plastics affiliates) and a staff of 11 employees/contractors – it’s not exactly clear. What is clear,...

Published on January 10, 2014 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in LEED

Excited to start using LEED v4, but not sure you’re ready to make the switch on your existing projects? Now you can substitute some of your v2009 credits for v4 credits. Here’s how:

Note: Additional credit substitutions were published in November 2015....

Published on January 3, 2014 Written by Marta Drzymala Posted in LEED

January 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. Use the credit library to access the new LEED Interpretations.


There are 71 new LEED Interpretations (10292, 10298—10367), including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise (100310367). Here...

Published on January 1, 2014 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED

Existing buildings hold incredible promise. Many older buildings around the world are energy hogs and water sieves. With some keen attention to building operations, that can be turned around drastically by using LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M). Consider that it can take up to 80 years to make up for the environmental...

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