LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the accepted standard for green building in the United States.

How to Contact the GBCI

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:29

So the GBCI phones are busy, emails don’t seem to go through, and the GBCI website crashed. Wow, what a day for the poor LEED Exam Registrants. Go figure. Anyways, for those still trying to register for the LEED v2.2 Exams, contact the GBCI as follows: 

Website: www.gbci.org/contact
Phone: 800-795-1746 (main)
Email: exam@gbci.org

Another US City Sets LEED Mandates and Goals

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:03

It seems that most of the building industry is wondering about the future of LEED. How will it shape my work? What’s interesting is that many cities and states are at the forefront of LEED with LEED mandates and incentives for government and commercial buildings.

USGBC President's Letter: Recession vs. Green Building

Wed, 2009-09-23 22:58

Dear USGBC Constituents:

In recent weeks, a wave of fear and pessimism propagated by the world financial crisis has stolen the headlines, gripped the nation, and challenged our movement. In conversation after conversation, people are asking what will happen to the green building movement if our community is plunged into a recession.

LEEDS Certification vs. LEED Certification

Wed, 2009-09-23 22:30

The first part of my title above is not a typo. Many people say LEEDS Certification when referring to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for green buildings. Many folks search for LEEDS, LEEDS AP, or LEEDS Certification in Google. When I first started hearing this, I thought it was just a Southern California thing or maybe even just a Los Angeles or Orange County thing, but now I’m hearing people from New York and Texas say LEEDS instead of LEED.

Preparing for the LEED Exam

Tue, 2009-09-22 10:12

First, you may be asking, "What is LEED?" LEED is an acronym that stands for: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

LEED is the foremost green building standard in existence today. It is managed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) whose mission is to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.