Tagged: LEED


GBCI Announces 2017 LEED Fellows

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) announced its 2017 class of LEED Fellows, an annual recognition of outstanding LEED professionals. This year’s LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011...


LEED Expert Named Managing Principal of HDR Minneapolis

Amy Williams, AIA, LEED AP, former managing principal, vice president of HDR’s Los Angeles architecture studio, has assumed the managing principal role in the Minneapolis studio. All LEED professionals are required to maintain their credential by earning continuing education hours. LEED Green Associates must earn 15 continuing education hours within 2 years...

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New Green Building Library Available on USGBC Website

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently added a Public Policy Library to its website. In the new USGBC Public Policy Library users can discover and access green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States. The library is an interactive platform that shares details on policies at the federal, state and...

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New Report Reveals Venues Worldwide are Embracing LEED Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently released its LEED in Motion: Venues report, which highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The report showcases some of the most impressive green...


USGBC Announces Top 10 Countries for LEED

At the end of 2016, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its annual list of the Top 10 Countries for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) outside the United States. These countries represent the expansion of and growing demand for LEED-certified buildings internationally. “By recognizing these leading countries, we...


Trump Administration Could Set Back Green Building

A group of influential architects and green-building advocates have expressed concerns about the future of the sustainable building movement under the administration of President Donald Trump. These concerns were recently brought to light in an article published in the Architectural Record: What the New Administration Could Mean for Green Buildings. Can Trump...

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GBCI Announces 2016 LEED Fellows

“LEED Fellow” designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The organization announced its 2016 class of LEED Fellows and this year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green...

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Mosa Offers Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Tile

Cradle to Cradle was developed by Prof. Michael Braungart (EPEA) and architect William McDonough (MBDC) and has since become a well-known sustainability concept. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII) was founded in 2011 and manages the Cradle to Cradle product standard. Headquartered in San Francisco, the institute is led by...

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Video Introduces LEED v4 Certification

This video is produced by a sustainable building educator by the name of GreenCE Education. Although GreenSurfaceResource.com does not specifically endorse the company, the following video is a great introduction to the latest version of LEED certification (v4) as developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Modular Construction: A Greener Life Cycle

The construction model of using prefabricated modules has been around since the 1950’s. Early modular construction, such as Habitat 67 (pictured above), were the pioneers of the green construction movement. Habitat 67 was designed by architect Moshe Safdie and built for the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal Canada. This stunning structure was built...

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DriTac Offers Eco-Friendly Flooring Adhesives

New Jersey-based DriTac Flooring Products offers a wide variety of adhesive products that can contribute to LEED credits.  The company states that all of its wood flooring adhesives meet the requirements of the SCAQMD rule #1168 and contain less than 100 VOC grams per liter. DriTac 1001 All-in-One is reportedly a premium...

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Green Commercial Building Study

A 10-year study conducted from 2004 to 2013, at the University of Guelph in Ontario and published in the Journal of Portfolio Management, reveals that green office buildings have more satisfied tenants and higher occupancy and lease renewal rates. Ten years of data from one of North America’s largest commercial real estate...