LEED

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

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 »

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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Wed, 2019-01-09 23:05
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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! »

LEEDS Certification vs. LEED Certification

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:58
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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.  Read more: LEEDS Certification vs. LEED Certification »