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USGBC Introduces LEED v4.1

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has introduced LEED v4.1 for existing buildings and spaces. According to USGBC, the rating system is simplified. The scorecard and requirements have been streamlined and new methodologies for tracking and rating performance are integrated directly into the rating system. This provides a...

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USGBC Announces LEED for Cities Grant Program

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, along with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification. LEED for Cities enables local governments...

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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...

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USGBC Announces LEED Homes Award Winners

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace. The LEED Homes Award recipients include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing...

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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...