LEED Articles

  • LEED v4

    Ushering in the Era of Transparency and Disclosure A new era has dawned for the building and construction sector that will transform the way products are measured and specified. This change was ushered in July 2013 when the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) announced the adoption of the latest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating ...


    By thinkstep

  • Beyond LEED, Part 1

    Twenty years ago, few people recognized the need for concern about the negative environmental impact of building construction and the contribution that existing buildings make toward environmental pollution in the course of their regular, daily operations. Nevertheless, the damage done by the twentieth century’s burgeoning boon of construction was there for all to see: lost forests and wildlife ...


    By Full Sircle Farms

  • LEED Canada: The Next Generation

    Looming large in the minds of most Canadians, climate change is arguably the greatest environmental challenge we face today. Given that a significant reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is necessary to avert irreversible impacts, any solutions will require the active support of all sectors of society – government, business and citizens – to reach GHG reduction targets. GHG emissions from ...


    By Actual Media

  • Taking the Waste-Away at Leeds United

    Leeds United’s Kiel Barrett, possibly the youngest Head Groundsman in the Football League, speaks about why he chose Waste-Away, the Waste Management service provided by Yorkshire based Highspeed Group Ltd.  View the full story ...


    By Highspeed Group Ltd

  • Integrating LCA Tools in LEED: First Steps

    In our paper presented at the Austin 2002 conference, “Integrating LCA Tools in Green Building Rating Systems”, we focused on the disconnect between the complexity of the building/environment relationship and the specifics of rating ...

  • UnderDuct contributes to LEED design at library (FRP)

    Application Spotlight Location: Eastern Avenue Library, Davenport, IA UnderDuct Details: Over 1500-linear feet of UnderDuct from 36" diameter down to 8" diameter Project Details (from Davenport Library Press Release): A successful public and private collaboration raised $8.2-million toward construction of Eastern Avenue Branch ...


    By Monoxivent

  • Case study - net zero energy & LEED

    Anna Maria Historic Green Village (HGV) is a unique, sustainable commercial development in Anna Maria, Florida.  The village is comprised of five buildings.  Four of the five are renovated historic buildings and one is new construction.  The campus is a mix of retail spaces, office and residential units.  One of the HGV developer’s goals is for the entire campus to ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Sustainability due diligence: LEED® as the evolving national standard

    This article examines current trends in the finance and real estate industries related to due diligence and sustainability. According to the authors of the article, the emergence of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, together with the establishment and backing of the Carbon Principles by some of the world's leading financial ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Leeds Metropolitan University gets rainwater recycling system

    The Rose Bowl Leeds Metropolitan University Aquaco provided a 40,000 litre rainwater recycling system. This included dual pump sets, ground filter, pressure vessel, pressure switches, duty/standby/assist control panel, mains water top up, dosing sets and UV. This was used in their offices for toilet ...

  • LEED-ing Your Stormwater Down the Green Path

    6813The U.S. Green Building Council has developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, otherwise known as LEED. This program is a national standard for green building design and was developed with the intention of improving occupant well-being, environmental performance and economic returns. This is accomplished by using innovative design practices and technologies. In order to meet ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • LEED certification provides many benefits for your transfer station

    One of the objectives of solid waste managers is to find new ways to educate people about how to live and work more sustainably. When you build your new transfer station, material recovery facility or other solid waste facility, you have a tremendous opportunity to put into practice those sustainability efforts to show people what a difference it can make. What does that mean for the design and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Data centres go green with LEED-like sustainability rating

    New certification in the UK greens data centres operations and give owners a LEED-like sustainability ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Darien Library LEED Gold, Darien, CT - Case Study

    Project Name: Darien Library LEED Gold Project Products: Rainstore3 Applications:  Stromwater Detention Tank City: Darien ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • What does a sustainability manager do? Sustainable development at the University of Leeds

    This paper discusses a large UK university's sustainable development programme and provides a framework for replication in other educational organisations. The development and implementation of its environmental management system centred on a review of environmental activities, adoption of an environmental policy, creation of new resources, staff and student awareness programmes and measurement ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HQ to be the first Chilean building achieving LEED green building certification

    Transoceánica headquarters use a system of energy efficiency that incorporates passive design and solar reflection. The new headquarters for private equity firm Empresas Transoceanica in Santiago looks nothing like a conventional commercial set up. But it is expected to use just one-fifth of the energy of a comparable Chilean office. A wood-wrapped north facade deflects solar ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Profiling shoppers to aid market segmentation – an exploratory study of male shoppers in Leeds

    There appears to be evidence from the USA that types of store, gender and shopping role are a key factor with men not enjoying trips to shopping malls but enjoying trips to the supermarket with the reverse true for women. In terms of the UK experience support for the USA study from a study of male and female shoppers in Leeds. This paper focuses on male shoppers to investigate how males' social ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lakehead University Orillia Campus LEED Platinum, Orillia, Ontario - Case Study

    Project Name: Lakehead University Orillia Campus LEED Platinum (pending) Product: Rainstore3 water harvesting Application: Rainwater Harvesting for Water Feature & Toilet Flushing ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • How a LEED Platinum Building is Cleaning up Inland Empire Urban Runoff

    ABSTRACTIn 2002, the Inland Empire Utility Agency (IEUA) – a municipal water agency in western San Bernardino County - designed and constructed its new Headquarters with the goal of attaining the first 2.0 platinum level “LEED” - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - rating established by the U. S. Green Building Council.” IEUA has implemented a BMP project that truly showcases the ...

  • Water Garden Office Park LEED Gold, Santa Monica, CA - Case Study

    Project Name: Water Garden Products: Rainstore3 Applications: Underground Water Harvesting  City: Santa Monica State/Province: California Install ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Miami Marlins Baseball Park, Miami, FL (LEED Silver Project) - Case Study

    Project Name: Miami Marlins Baseball Park Products: Grasspave2 Permeable Pavement Applications:  Grass Porous Parking Lots City: Miami State/Province: Florida Install Date: January-March ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

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