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Public LEED CIRs Are No More

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:09

Until now, LEED project applicants seeking technical and administrative guidance on how LEED credits apply to their projects could find guidelines by searching existing credit interpretation rulings (CIRs).

Laws, Mandates, and Ordinances Requiring LEED

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:07

LEED is a voluntary rating system, just as the USGBC is an agency independent of the federal government. Federal initiatives, however, are underway to require LEED certification of buildings. Most regulations requiring LEED are currently at the local level.

Please note that this post is from 2009. We've published a 2015 update to this post. Please see the new article about Cities Requiring or Supporting LEED.

An Environmental Look Back on New York

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:06

Did you know that Hoboken was originally an Island separated from the NJ mainland? Did you know that the first European settlers in the NY area had trouble landing their ships in Manhattan because there were too many whales in the Hudson River?

Applications Available for LEED AP ID&C and LEED AP BC&C Exams

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:05

The LEED AP Interior Design + Construction and LEED AP Building Design + Construction exams will be available on September 15, 2009. Applications for these exams are now open.


You Know It’s Time to Take the LEED AP Exam When…

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:04

Check out what these posters on the ARE Forum are saying!


You know it’s time to take the LEED AP exam when…

Last Day of LEED NC v2.2

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:03

Today is the last day of LEED v2.2, so there are 5-10,000 people taking the LEED Exam today. We’ve been watching the last-minute chatter on the ARE Forum, a resource for the learning community on the web with active users comprised of both practitioners in architecture and academics involved in research and teaching. Traffic on the forum has jumped from about 26 users at any one time to 160 last night, as people crammed for the exam.


The leader of the pack appears to be chaznsc. Chaz wrote the following after learning about his LEED AP passage:

Great Britain’s Green Building Standard: Building for Life

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:02

The UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Accordia Living Earns 'Stirling' Reward

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:01

Accordia Living, a residential development in Cambridge, recently won the esteemed Stirling Prize for its innovation in design and implementation of sustainable living practices. The Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architectural award. This is the first time that the honor has been bestowed on a housing scheme.

LEED at the University Level

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:59

Do college students know what LEED is? No, but they know what sustainability is. Sustainability is the hottest word on college campuses across the country. It has been proclaimed by administrators, professors and students. College students probably hear the word “sustainability” more often than they hear the word “party.”

Upgrading from LEED AP to LEED AP Specialty

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:57

As a LEED AP, you may be wondering if it will be to your advantage to opt into the new LEED 2009 certification path, thereby becoming a LEED AP+ Specialty.

From the Green Building Certification Institute: