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Published on 19 May 2017 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in LEED

USGBC offers a resource for LEED project teams on prevention through design: a set of two webinars available on Education @USGBC.

The concept of "prevention...

Published on 16 May 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Beyond being a game-changing green building rating system, LEED is now also a way to certify whole cities and communities. Make your city an environmentally friendly place that is...

Published on 09 May 2017 Written by Trevyr Meade Posted in LEED

Does your LEED v4 O+M or BD+C project include a parking structure? If so, you may already be well on your way to also achieving...

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

LEED volume certification  was created in 2011 to streamline the certification process for organizations looking to apply LEED across a portfolio of multiple projects by focusing...

Published on 01 May 2017 Written by Adam Jonash Posted in LEED

The California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) is the nation’s first statewide mandatory green building code, covering nearly all residential and nonresidential construction in California....

Published on 26 Apr 2017 Written by Caitlin McGrellis Posted in LEED

GBCI is recruiting volunteer subject matter experts to assist with the annual exam update activities of the following credentials: 

  • LEED Green Associate
  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED AP Homes
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • ...

Published on 25 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Every year, USGBC does a rundown of the top 10 countries (besides the United States) and the top 10 U.S. states leading the way in LEED-certified buildings. It's our way of highlighting the progress these places are making in ...

Published on 18 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Did you know that over 100,000 LEED-certified projects are searchable in our project directory on usgbc.org? Sortable by rating system and keyword, the directory showcases many of...

Published on 17 Apr 2017 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

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

To view the changes:

Published on 16 Apr 2017 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

In this recurring feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in the first quarter of 2017, broken out by achievement...

Published on 13 Apr 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Give your green building career a boost, and make earning a LEED AP credential your next professional goal.

In today’s global job market, LEED APs are recognized as experts with a deep technical background in a...

Published on 13 Apr 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

In addition to building certification, LEED includes a certification for cities to measure and improve performance, focusing on outcomes from ongoing sustainability efforts.

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Published on 11 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

If you're involved in the green building industry, or you're just passionate about sustainable communities, you probably know about LEED. But what about when your friends or colleagues ask about LEED? Have you ever wished you had some facts...

Published on 10 Apr 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In our previous article...

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

USGBC's pilot credit library facilitates the introduction of new credits to the LEED rating systems. The process allows projects to test more innovative credits that haven't...

Published on 03 Apr 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In our previous article,...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Roger Limoges Posted in LEED

We’re building the first ever LEED-certified orphanage and children’s center in Haiti.

How it started

Immediately following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, USGBC’s former president, CEO and founding chair,...

Published on 28 Mar 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

USGBC has recently been publishing updates to our "Getting Started With" series on the various LEED rating systems. Those are great for finding links to the...

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