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Published on 17 Oct 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

Today, China has assumed a tremendous leadership position in stemming the tide of climate change and protecting its citizens and precious natural resources. As mandated in President Xi’s 13th Five Year...

Published on 09 Oct 2017 Written by Jeanne Allen Cars... Posted in LEED

The LEED v4 stories article series features the people the behind diverse LEED v4 projects. Project team members and project owners tell of...

Published on 06 Oct 2017 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

The October 2017 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.

To view the changes:

Published on 04 Oct 2017 Written by Ian Canterbury Posted in LEED

Achieving your LEED AP credential demonstrates your expertise in green building to the world, and the GBCI-administered exams to qualify for the credential are delivered at Prometric testing centers in 160...

Published on 03 Oct 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED has been the leading green building rating system worldwide for a long time. Last December, USGBC introduced a new, complementary tool: Arc, a...

Published on 02 Oct 2017 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

Earlier this year, we revitalized this recurring feature to make it more dynamic and easier to read. Now, you can check in quarterly on LEED certification activity, broken out by achievement level, rating system and location. We will remind...

Published on 26 Sep 2017 Written by Sarah Alexander Posted in LEED

In December 2016, GBCI announced that LEED precertification would be available to all LEED v4 Building Design and...

Published on 26 Sep 2017 Written by Megan Sparks Posted in LEED

At USGBC, we often talk about the fact that you can’t manage what you can’t measure. There are many factors that can impact the performance of a building, and knowing your energy and water usage is the first step in spotting and addressing any issues as soon as they crop up. This is...

Published on 22 Sep 2017 Written by Casey Studhalter Posted in LEED

This spring, USGBC wrapped up the fourth and final round of the Affordable Green Neighborhoods (AGN) grant program, supported by generous funding from the...

Published on 14 Sep 2017 Posted in LEED

What is LEED?

LEED is a third-party green building certification program and the globally recognized standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings and neighborhoods.

Addressing all...

Published on 13 Sep 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

Have you seen our #TheresACreditForThat campaign on Twitter and...

Published on 12 Sep 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

The 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study estimated that by 2018, green construction will account for more than 3.3 million U.S. jobs and $190.3 billion in labor earnings....

Published on 28 Aug 2017 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in LEED

Feature image: Odette Winery. Photo by Adrian Gregorutti.

There’s no better time than autumn, when the leaves turn orange and crisp breezes begin blowing, to embrace seasonal libations. This year, cozy up with a drink made in the greenest storehouses....

Published on 18 Aug 2017 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

The application period for new LEED committee members is open through August 31, 2017. In honor of that, USGBC is...

Published on 10 Aug 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Looking for a career boost? Consider taking the LEED Green Associate exam.

The LEED Green Associate is a foundational credential signifying core competency in green building design, construction and operations. It’s...

Published on 08 Aug 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Once you've made the commitment to earn your LEED AP credential, then it's time to study for the exam. Where do you start? USGBC wants to help you become a LEED professional and leader in the green building community, so we've...

Published on 03 Aug 2017 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

The application period for new LEED committee members is open through August 31, 2017. In honor of that, USGBC is...

Published on 02 Aug 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Credits, prerequisites and points—achieving LEED certification involves a lot of components. But it's not as complicated as it sounds....

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