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Published on 05 Dec 2017 Written by Tristan Roberts Posted in LEED

In recent months, activity on the LEEDuser forum has shifted to LEED v4, charting strong project team engagement. Although new registrations for LEED 2009 closed in 2016,...

Published on 04 Dec 2017 Written by Mandy Lee Posted in LEED

USGBC is looking for innovative sustainability professionals and experts in the design, construction and operations of buildings and communities to serve as volunteers on the newly created Regional LEED Steering Committees.

In 2010, USGBC developed the...

Published on 04 Dec 2017 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in LEED

USGBC values the critical role that animals and wildlife play in maintaining a healthy planet for all. As species continue to face interruptions to their habitats and to their migration, hunting and mating patterns, USGBC is celebrating ...

Published on 27 Nov 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Did you know the Empire State Building is LEED-certified? What about Soldier Field in Chicago?

More than 92,000...

Published on 10 Nov 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

According to a newly published report from CBRE and USGBC (English and...

Published on 03 Nov 2017 Written by Paul Wessel Posted in LEED

Real estate owners are amplifying the sustainable impact of their properties by embracing both LEED and Parksmart certifications. Parksmart, the world’s only rating system...

Published on 02 Nov 2017 Written by Melissa Baker Posted in LEED

Growing and changing to meet the demands of the marketplace and capitalizing on new technologies, ideas and products has always been intrinsic to the character of LEED. Continuous improvement keeps the rating system dynamic in a world that...

Published on 31 Oct 2017 Written by Daniel Whittet Posted in LEED

This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been an example of how changes in the environment can wreak devastating impacts on entire communities. When large areas face destructive storms or fires,...

Published on 31 Oct 2017 Written by Micah Silvey Posted in LEED

Over the past several years, GBCI reviewers have reviewed hundreds of LEED v4 projects, and that means reviewing a great deal of documentation. Based on what we've seen, we've compiled a...

Published on 18 Oct 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in LEED

LEED-certified green data centers use less energy and fewer resources

Oct. 18, 2017—(Shanghai, China)—Today, during the first Greenbuild China conference being held in Shanghai...

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 professional 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...

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...

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