New LEED Guidance Addresses Covid-19 Reopening Strategies

The S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released four new Safety First Pilot Credits in response to COVID-19. The credits outline sustainable best practices that align with public health and industry guidelines related to cleaning and disinfecting, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC,

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Top 10 states for LEED in 2016

Top 10 states for LEED in 2016 http://www.usgbc.org/ Rank / State Certified Gross Square Footage (GSF) / Per-capita Certified GSF 1 MA* 24,398,765 / 3.73 2 CO* 15,921,457 / 3.17 3 IL* 36,188,485 / 2.82 4 NY 48,405,204 / 2.5

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USGBC Increases LEED Energy Performance Requirements

New projects registering for LEED 2009 must now meet a higher threshold for minimum energy performance. Projects must now earn at least 4 of a possible 19 points in Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance. An energy savings

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS HELP CARNEGIE HALL SECURE LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION

Carnegie Hall, the nearly 125-year old iconic New York City music venue, today announced its award of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it one of the oldest and

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India Ranks No. 3 on U.S. Green Building Council List of Top 10 Countries for LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its list of the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, on which India ranked No. 3. The list demonstrates the global reach of the movement that is transforming

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A New LEED Brings Major Updates


At the Greenbuild conference in November 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the fourth generation of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system. LEED v4 represents a major update, including notable changes affecting

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International Well Building Institute and Green Building Certification Institute Announce New Collaboration

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced a formal collaboration that will streamline how LEED and WELL work together and demonstrate that green building and health and wellness go hand in hand. As

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Top 10 LEED States of 2013

Top 10 LEED States of 2013 – The USGBC released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The list highlights the regions around the country that are

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News Updates for the Week of November 11

1.      LEDucation 8 Expands SSL Educational Expo to a 2-day Format and New Location – The Designers Lighting Forum of New York announced that due to outstanding response of exhibitors and attendees alike, LEDucation 8 has expanded to a 2-day

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News Updates for the Week of July 1

1.      Energy Department Launches New Database on Residential and Commercial Building Energy Performance – The Energy Department launched a new Buildings Performance Database, the largest free, publicly available database of residential and commercial building energy performance information. Currently, commercial and residential

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News Updates for the Week of May 20

1.      Senate Unanimously Confirms Energy Nominee Ernest Moniz – Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the nation’s new energy secretary.  Moniz, 68, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, replaces Steven Chu. Moniz served as

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News Updates for the Week of August 13

1.      3M’s New LED Light Bulb Designed to Burn for 25 Years – 3M Co. is coming out with what it says is a better LED light bulb — and its first-ever consumer bulb — at the end of August. 

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News Updates for the Week of July 30

1.      U.S. Economic Growth Slows to a Rate of 1.5 Percent in the Second Quarter – High unemployment isn’t going away—not as long as the economy grows as slowly as it did in the April-June quarter.  Weak consumer spending held

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News Updates for the Week of February 20

1.      White Paper: The U.S. Housing Market: Current Conditions and Policy Considerations – House prices for the nation as a whole declined sharply from 2007 to 2009 and remain about 33 percent below their early 2006 peak, according to data

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News Updates for the Week of January 30

1.      DOE Report Characterizes Lighting Market – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report detailing the characteristics of the U.S. lighting market by technology and sector. The 2010 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization provides comprehensive and detailed estimates

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News Updates for the Week of December 12

1.      Lutron White Paper by Michael Jouaneh – Commercial Building Energy Code Requirements for Light Control – The nation’s top building energy codes and standards reflect the importance of using lighting controls to conserve energy. In the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1

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