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Published on 19 Apr 2018 Written by Wes Sullens Posted in LEED

Thanks to the pioneering work of the green building community in incorporating fundamental green building practices into every building project, cities and counties across the U.S. are placing green building criteria into building codes. In California, fundamental green strategies are required...

Published on 17 Apr 2018 Written by Corey Enck Posted in LEED

Green building industry professionals contribute thousands of volunteer hours every year to make possible the continued development and evolution of LEED. As we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week, USGBC wanted to share some of...

Published on 13 Apr 2018 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in LEED

Home builders and developers, we want to show off the amazing work you did in 2017! If you used LEED in a spectacular way in 2017, consider nominating your work for the LEED Homes Awards.

The LEED Homes Awards recognize architects,...

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

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

To view the changes:

Published on 09 Apr 2018 Written by Mandy Lee Posted in LEED

In advance of Greenbuild Europe, we are excited to release new regional solutions for LEED v4 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) projects in Europe. With more than 70...

Published on 06 Apr 2018 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in LEED

USGBC’s #TheresACreditForThat video series showcases LEED v4 credits that can have a huge impact on your project.

The LEED credits discussed in this six-part series include:

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Published on 02 Apr 2018 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

In this recurring feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in the first quarter of 2018, broken out by achievement...

Published on 29 Mar 2018 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Looking to advance your career in green building? Take the LEED AP with specialty exam and demonstrate your expertise to the job market.

The AP credential shows your deep knowledge and experience of a particular aspect of...

Published on 27 Mar 2018 Written by Shawna Culter Posted in LEED

GBCI has announced that the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty exams are available for...

Published on 26 Mar 2018 Written by Melissa Baker Posted in LEED

At Greenbuild in Boston, USGBC unveiled the next step for the LEED rating systems: LEED v4.1....

Published on 26 Mar 2018 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

Having a rating system that is agile and built to evolve means that the processes that sustain it must also have the same agility....

Published on 23 Mar 2018 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

LEED development starts with the green building market. Through our USGBC members, USGBC communities, LEED users, stakeholders and past and future projects, we learn what’s needed, as well as what will have the largest impact in the...

Published on 22 Mar 2018 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

LEED is the world’s rating system for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. For the past 18 years, various versions of LEED have pushed the global green building market forward progressively, with...

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

LEED points, credits and prerequisites all contribute to certification, but how exactly are they different? How do these three fundamental elements...

Published on 07 Mar 2018 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Tens of thousands of sustainability professionals worldwide have earned their LEED AP with specialty credential to advance their green building careers and demonstrate their expertise. There are plenty of...

Published on 28 Feb 2018 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

A LEED AP with specialty credential showcases your in-depth understanding of green building design, construction and operation, while also demonstrating your knowledge of a particular...

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...

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