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What is LEED Online?

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:18
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LEED Online is a rating system selector. It manages project details and shows how common details of your project fit into various credits. Here are some of LEED Online's other features:  Read more: What is LEED Online? »

Top 25 Green Collar Jobs List

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Sat, 2018-09-15 18:06
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As local, state, and federal governments mandate green building, “green collar” jobs are beginning to overtake the workforce. Although some industries are suffering in this current economy, green jobs are on the rise. I have copied a list from HubPages of the top 25 green collar jobs, along with their salaries.

From HubPages: The top 25 green job opportunities for 2009 are (Salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics):  Read more: Top 25 Green Collar Jobs List »

LEED Accreditation vs LEED Certification

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Wed, 2018-03-28 16:31
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Over the last few months, there has been much confusion regarding not only LEED in general, but the transition from LEED v2.2 to LEED 3.0. Here is a quick summation, or clarification, of some of these commonly mistaken points:

1. LEED vs. LEEDs: Leeds is a city in England, while LEED is a rating system used to distinguish high-performing, sustainable buildings.  Read more: LEED Accreditation vs LEED Certification »

The Costs of LEED Certification

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Wed, 2019-01-09 22:05
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LEED certification costs breakdown as follows, according to this article by the Environmental Leader:  Read more: The Costs of LEED Certification »

Earth-Friendly Stories Get Children into Going Green

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Thu, 2015-07-16 10:02
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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 09:42
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Tue, 2011-05-24 09:56
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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 09:59
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Sun, 2011-10-02 12:15
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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 10:36
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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 09:41
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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 13:39
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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… »

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