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What Is LEED? – Innovation and Regional Priority Credits

This is the eighth and final post in a series on the LEED green building rating system. The first post provided an Introduction to LEED, and the remaining posts looked at each of the six credit categories: Sustainable Sites, Location and Transportation, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.  We hope […]

November 21st

LEED Dynamic Plaque Provides Real-Time LEED Ratings

Digital plaque provides up-to-the-minute energy and water use, and provides a current LEED Rating for the building For those who wonder whether green buildings stay green after they are designed and built, the US Green Building Council is providing a chance for them to see for themselves.  The new LEED Dynamic Plaque is available to […]

November 18th

USGBC Extends LEED 2009 Registration

Earlier this week, the US Green Building Council announced that it would extend the life of LEED 2009.  Projects can still register under the 2009 version until October 31, 2016.  The original cut-off date was set to be June 15, 2015, but resounding feedback from LEED users led to the decision.   LEED v4 LEED […]

November 5th

USGBC Members Select Best of Building Awards Winners

This is the inaugural year of The Best of Building Awards, which celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively by the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of nearly 13,000 of the world’s leading organizations invested in sustainability. “USGBC’s […]

September 22nd

LEED is in High Demand in Today’s Job Market

Have you ever wondered if becoming a LEED Accredited Professional, or Green Associate, was really worth the effort? “Will it help me get a job?,” you wonder. According to a press release from the US Green Building Council, the demand for LEED accredited applicants in the North American job market has actually increased – by […]

September 16th

What Is LEED? – Water Efficiency

This is the fourth post in a series on the LEED green building rating system.  The first post provided an Introduction to LEED, the second looked at the Sustainable Sites credit category, and the third at the Location and Transportation credits. Water Efficiency Fresh, drinkable water is a precious commodity that is only available in a limited supply. […]

September 11th

GBCI to Administer PEER Program for Power System Performance

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced today that it will administer certification for the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal™ (PEER) program. PEER is the nation’s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for evaluating power system performance and is modeled after the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program for buildings. “The PEER program provides a much […]

September 10th

What is LEED? – Location and Transportation

This is the third post in a series on the LEED green building rating system.  The first post provided an Introduction to LEED, and the second looked at the Sustainable Sites credit category. Location and Transporation The LEED Location and Transporation category of credits is based on where the project is located, its connectibility to […]

September 3rd

Agencies Announce Partnership to Develop Green Construction Code

The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced last week the signing of a memorandum to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the LEED green building program. The unprecedented […]

August 25th

GBCI Announces Partnership with Bureau Veritas to Offer Global Certification Services

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the third-party certification body for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system, and Bureau Veritas SA, a leading global testing, inspection and certification body, recently announced a strategic business partnership. As part of the agreement, Bureau Veritas will facilitate LEED certification on behalf of […]

August 1st

San Diego Airport Receives LEED Platinum Certification

NORESCO’s Sustainability Services group guided a Green Build terminal expansion at SDIA (San Diego International Airport), earning it a LEED (Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design) Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC®), which is the highest LEED certification there is. That means that relatively speaking, this is a stupendously energy-efficient structure! NORESCO managed […]

June 30th

Report Shows Growth In Demand For Green Homes

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and continues to grow steadily, according to the organization’s LEED in Motion: Residential report released last week. The report is the latest in USGBC’s popular LEED in Motion series […]

June 22nd

6 World Cup Venues Achieve LEED Certification

This week, in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that several World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. Originally built and used for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, the LEED Silver Maracanã stadium is once again […]

June 19th

LEED vs Green Globes Round 2: Certification Costs

A press release from the Green Building Initiative announces the results of an independent study, funded by GBI, comparing the costs for certifying the same building under Green Globes and LEED. Green Globes Certification is Less Expensive to Achieve than LEED, On Same Project, Drexel University Study Reveals Portland, OR – May 13, 2014 – […]

June 5th