Courtesy the U.S. Green Building Council

Washington, D.C. Named the World’s First LEED Platinum City

Under mayor Bowser’s administration, the city has set an example for other cities around the world by becoming a leader in achieving sustainability, resiliency, and equity. By Ayda Ayoubi The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Washington, D.C. the world’s first...
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How green is Miami? Here’s how its energy-efficiency practices and LEED certifications compare to other U.S. real estate hubs – SFBJ

by Craig Douglas The United States saw more than 3,400 properties win LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council over the past year, a surge in energy-efficient construction affecting some 1,324 cities throughout the country. The flurry of activity pushed LEED...
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This Week in Tech: More Certified Wood Options for LEED

Plus, trees engineered to act like steel, solar panels in San Francisco, and no more styrene for the Sam Fox School. By Hallie Busta Specifiers seeking LEED credits for sustainably sourced wood now have more options, the U.S. Green Building Council announced this month....
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Guess “the Miracle Building Material” that Helps Power Sustainability

There’s one building product that often gets overlooked in the sustainability roll call. Brought to you by Certainteed Walk the aisles of IBS, Greenbuild, and other national or regional building trade shows and you can’t help but be wowed by the industry’s sustainability...
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LEED Professional Credentials Open Doors for Sustainability Specialists Worldwide

Becoming a LEED professional is increasingly valuable for sustainability leadership and participation in green building. Brought to you by USGBC The LEED professional credential helps you distinguish yourself from others in the green building industry by showing a clear...
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Six Myths of Sustainable Design: Green building isn’t as difficult as you might think.

Green building isn’t as difficult as you might think. By Lance Hosey A couple of weeks ago, the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce published an opinion piece titled, “Why green building has hit the wall, and what to do about it.” The author, long-time green...
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The Performing Arts: Why Occupant Behavior is the New Big Thing in Green Building – Architect Magazine

Gathering data to change occupant behavior is the next frontier in sustainable design (see LEED’s new Dynamic Plaque). Here’s why architects who embrace building performance may help their bottom lines. By Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson The first thing that you notice...
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