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Published on 21 Feb 2018 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in LEED

Feature image: Cielo Apartments in Seattle; photo credit Daniel Gaines.

USGBC recently announced its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED, and as in past years,...

Published on 21 Feb 2018 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Are you a LEED Green Associate who's ready to take the plunge and earn your LEED AP BD+C credential, but isn't sure where to start? In 2017, USGBC made it simple to prepare for the test by putting together a...

Published on 20 Feb 2018 Written by Susan Kaplan Posted in LEED

Does your LEED project team strive to incorporate deeply meaningful strategies to extend the benefits of green building to all people affected by it? Do these strategies fall outside of existing LEED credits?

USGBC has heard you and...

Published on 12 Feb 2018 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

2017’s Top 10 States for LEED accounted for 1,399 projects certified last year, demonstrating best-in-class practices when it comes to designing, building and operating sustainable buildings....

Published on 01 Feb 2018 Written by Nicholas Firmand Posted in LEED

Interested in becoming a LEED Fellow, or know someone else who would be a great candidate? USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2018 class of LEED Fellows.

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Published on 31 Jan 2018 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in LEED

The results are in for USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list. This list highlights states throughout the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable design, construction and transformation at the building level.

Together, these states have certified a total of 1,399...

Published on 29 Jan 2018 Written by Asa Foss Posted in LEED

On January 5, 2018, USGBC published LEED Interpretation 10470, allowing projects in California that pursue LEED v4 BD+C: Homes to be rewarded for energy savings...

Published on 22 Jan 2018 Written by Sarah Stanley Posted in LEED

USGBC's annual top 10 countries and regions for LEED recognizes markets outside the U.S. that are using ...

Published on 18 Jan 2018 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

At Greenbuild Boston, attendees learned about LEED v4.1—a critical step in the evolution of the rating system, building on lessons learned and impact areas highlighted in...

Published on 18 Jan 2018 Written by Trevyr Meade Posted in LEED

LEED projects continue to demonstrate interest in adding Parksmart certification to their parking structures. To support these projects,...

Published on 17 Jan 2018 Written by Danielle Pieranunzi Posted in LEED

Feature image: Dell Medical District at University of Texas at Austin.

Recently, we explored how SITES pilot projects optimized sustainability and...

Published on 10 Jan 2018 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

The January 2018 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.

To view the changes:

Published on 08 Jan 2018 Written by Mandy Lee Posted in LEED

Are you interested in contributing to the future of LEED? Your time is now. USGBC is issuing a call for self-nominations of qualified applicants to serve as volunteer members of six new Regional LEED Steering Committees. These volunteers...

Published on 04 Jan 2018 Written by Danielle Pieranunzi Posted in LEED

LEED is a global movement, with about 92,000 registered and certified projects across 167 countries and territories, with 2.2 million square feet certifying every day...

Published on 03 Jan 2018 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

Last 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.

Additionally,...

Published on 02 Jan 2018 Written by Katherine Rainone Posted in LEED

In April 2017, USGBC released a new pilot credit with the potential to change the way project teams document their water savings—allowing teams to earn more points while potentially saving both time and money.

In the U.S., buildings account for...

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...

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