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November 2016

Published on November 23, 2016 Written by Katherine Rainone Posted in LEED

We’ve all heard the age-old myth that more isn’t necessarily better. But when it comes to protecting and preserving our environment, you can throw that myth right out the door, because more is better. More LEED-certified buildings, that is. ...

Published on November 17, 2016 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

With LEED v4, USGBC has streamlined the work for project teams so you can spend your time achieving credits, not documenting them. We've made these changes to our forms based on feedback from LEED volunteers, project managers and other LEED practitioners.

The updates include:...

Published on November 11, 2016 Written by Asa Foss Posted in LEED

Passive House US (PHIUS) is an excellent complement to LEED v4 Building Design and Construction (BD+C). Through Passive House, builders are challenged to design for climate-specific comfort and performance. Through...

Published on November 11, 2016 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. is determined to build his house to LEED Platinum standards. The video series "On Begley Street" takes a droll and informative look at the journey he and his wife,...

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