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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...

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 ...

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