What’s New in LEED: LEED v4.1

LEED v4.1 will be new, improved and agile, ensuring we deliver on the vision of green buildings for all. At Greenbuild Boston, attendees learned about LEED v4.1—a critical step in the evolution of the rating system, building on lessons learned and

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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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USGBC Releases the 2015 Top 10 States for LEED

Within the top 10 U.S. states, 1,633 commercial and institutional projects were LEED-certified in 2015 — representing 274.9 million square feet of space. These states were responsible for an 8 percent increase in the amount of certified space over last

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2014 Green Building Standard Now Available from ASHRAE/USGBC/IES

New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society. ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014 addresses the areas

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FREE – Intro to LEED Accreditation Webinar Courses

This Intro to LEED Accreditation is a FREE 1-hour overview of USGBC’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and the LEED AP and Green Associate credentials. Learn how you can become accredited as a LEED Professional, and ask our

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USGBC Announces LEED Certification for Six World Cup Stadiums

With all eyes on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the USGBC is proud of the fact that six World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. The other LEED-certified

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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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Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe. “This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case for

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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 January 28

1.      America’s Top 5 Energy-Efficient Football Stadiums – With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, it seems like an ideal time to take a look at how the football industry is advancing energy efficiency. Here are America’s Most Energy-Efficient NFL Stadiums:

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News Updates for the Week of June 11

1.      Lightfair 2012 Recap 200,000+ Square Feet, 500+ Exhibitors, 5 Pavilions – LEDLampLocator  LEDFixtureLocator provides a recap of some of the exciting new LED products at Lightfair 2012. Their databases are quickly growing and helping to empower lighting professional to become better equipped

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News Updates for the Week of March 19

1.      New Round of DOE Small-Business Funding Opportunities – The U.S. DOE Office of Science will sponsor another round (Phase 1, Release 3) of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities. Topics for this

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