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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:

Interesting LEED Related Links

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:43

LEED.net - LEED.net provides articles that cover LEED certification and green building technologies, and a directory of LEED construction links, provided by U.S. Green Building (USGBC) Member Bob Moore Construction in Dallas / Fort Worth DFW Texas.


New York Times Green Inc Blog 

LEED Professional Accreditation Passes 100,000 Mark

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:42

More than 100,000 green building professionals have now earned the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) credential, according to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

During the economic downturn of the past year, the increase in LEED APs outpaced GBCI’s most aggressive projections, doubling in the last year, the Institute said.

Notes from USGBC/GBCI Update on 2009 Credentials

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:41

Here are my notes from a USGBC webinar today where Beth Holst, the GBCI Vice President for LEED Credentialing, spoke for an hour on the LEED 3.0/LEED 2009 Standards. She clarified many of the questions about LEED 2009 and about the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP requirements.

Speaker: Beth Holst, VP Credentialing, GBCI

What is LEED?

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:39

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED Rating System was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices.

Check Out LEED Online

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:38

LEED Online:

LEED Online is an easy-to-use, online interface that LEED project teams can use to submit 100% of their documentation.

How It Works

At the time of registration, the project team identifies a Project Administrator, who attaches team members to “Roles” that are in turn assigned to LEED credits in LEED Online.

What are LEED Homes?

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:35

From USGBC.org:

“LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants.”


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