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Earth-Friendly Stories Get Children into Going Green

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Thu, 2015-07-16 11:02
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Green is more than a color these days.

Three terrific new books can help youngsters understand and embrace concepts contained within the new meaning of “green.”

“The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling“ by Alison Inches is part of a series called “Little Green Books.” With lively illustrations by Pete Whitehead, it’s told in diary form from the point of view of a personable crude-oil blob, turned bottle, turned fleece sweatshirt for an astronaut, the little book is packed with information.   Read more: Earth-Friendly Stories Get Children into Going Green »

Tracking LEED Project Credits with Computer Software

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:42
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Tue, 2011-05-24 10:56
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I recently came across an interesting article about tracking LEED project credits with computer software. As many LEED APs probably know, tracking LEED credits is a document-intensive process. Submittal documentation includes drawings, receipts, product spec sheets, photos, commission plans and more. Adding to the clutter, numerous project members access and edit these documents.  Read more: Tracking LEED Project Credits with Computer Software »

LEED Terms and Acronyms

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Thu, 2015-07-16 10:59
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Sun, 2011-10-02 13:15
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Many people get confused by the various LEED terms. Here is a listing of some of the organizations and acronyms.

Organizations and Agencies:

AIA American Institute of Architects

ANSI American National Standards Institute

ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers, Inc.

ASTM American Society for Testing Materials

AWEA American Wind Energy Association  Read more: LEED Terms and Acronyms »

Laws, Mandates, and Ordinances Requiring LEED

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Thu, 2018-04-05 11:36
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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.  Read more: Laws, Mandates, and Ordinances Requiring LEED »

An Environmental Look Back on New York

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:41
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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?  Read more: An Environmental Look Back on New York »

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

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Mon, 2012-10-29 14:39
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Check out what these posters on the ARE Forum are saying!

 

You know it’s time to take the LEED AP exam when…  Read more: You Know It’s Time to Take the LEED AP Exam When… »

LEED at the University Level

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:40
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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.”  Read more: LEED at the University Level »

Upgrading from LEED AP to LEED AP Specialty

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Fri, 2015-11-06 12:13
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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:  Read more: Upgrading from LEED AP to LEED AP Specialty »

Everblue Training Reviews: I Passed My LEED Exam!

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Thu, 2018-03-29 10:06
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Attention: Chris Boggiano, LEED, AP

Reference: Everblue LEED Training Course Applause

Dear Chris,

I am writing to inform you that I passed my LEED AP examination with a score of 194! About two-thirds of the way through the examination, I was aware I was going to pass; however, I was shocked at how high my score was.  Read more: Everblue Training Reviews: I Passed My LEED Exam! »

LEED AP Exam Feedback: BD+C Beta Exam

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Mon, 2015-07-13 09:33
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One of our LEED NC 2.2 students was selected to take the LEED AP BD+C beta exam. He took the beta exams for LEED Green Associate and LEED Building, Design, and Construction. Next week, he takes the LEED NC 2.2 exam, just to be sure he earns the credential, since he will not get his beta exam score for a few weeks. The main point of his observations confirm that the LEED AP BD+C exam is no joke. There are many calculations, and the exam really tests a candidate's knowledge of the rating system.  Read more: LEED AP Exam Feedback: BD+C Beta Exam »

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