LEED Certification

3 Types of Green Building

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LEED, Passive House, and Net Zero buildings all achieve green building performance while using different tactics.


Net Zero Buildings: The U.S. Department of Energy's Official Definition

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Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Energy announced a common definition for Zero Energy Buildings or what are also sometimes called ZEBs or Net Zero Buildings. Why is this important?

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USGBC Release the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are the people responsible for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. Through this program of standards

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LEED Certified Restaurant: What Does a Restaurant Owner Need to Know?

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Question Marc asks: I own a restaurant and am considering going for LEED certification. What should I know before getting into this process? Is LEED CI the best approach or should I wait for LEED R

Credit Interpretation Request: What's Up with Pre-Consumer Recycled Content?

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Question Suresh asks: Hi, I have two questions regarding the exclusion of waste generated during a manufacturer's own process. Question 1, Glass cullet is typically used during the manufactu

LEED O+M Tenant Restrictions?

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Question Roxie asks: For a building that has achieved a LEED EB certification, are there any restrictions on the tenant's buildout of the premises associated with LEED? Answer Hi

LEED Consulting Firm: What's the Best Way to Start One?

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Question Nicolas asks: I have just passed my LEED BD+C exam and would like to know the following: 1- What is the best approach to establish a LEED AP consultancy firm 2- How and best approac

LEED AP CI vs. NC: Which Exam is Easier??

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Which is easier to take, the New Construction or the Commercial Interior Exam?


LEED Credential Maintenance Program: Do I Need to Maintain My Legacy LEED AP Credential?

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Question John asks: My question is regarding what do I need to do to maintain my LEED AP credentials? I got my LEED AP in February 2009 and have been doing work outside of architecture, with


Is Spain Ahead of the U.S. in terms of Green Building?

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Question Greg asks: Is Spain ahead of the U.S. in terms of green building? Answer Thank you very much for your question Greg, it is an important one.

Green Infrastructure: 4 Sustainable Rating Systems to Consider

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Over the past 15 years or so sustainability rating systems for commercial and residential building projects have become common requirements on projects all over the country. But what about the road, h

Indoor Air Quality Test: Do LEED Green Buildings Meet Their Own Standards?

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A recent article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology cites a report indicating that buildings seeking LEED Certification, (buildings that are registered to become LEED C