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  • LEED Puts the

      RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A McDonald's® restaurant in Riverside, Calif., today was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and ...


  • IEQ Testing for LEED Certification

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive air sampling services for residential and commercial structures working to achieve LEED certification. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was established in 1993 and their LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System has become the leading tool used ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • More Changes to the LEED Program

    While more companies and building owners are demonstrating interest in green building and planning accordingly, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is revamping the LEED rating system this year. LEED 2012 will focus on areas that have been criticized by some, such as improving the rating system’s clarity (providing more precise technical criteria) and making the system more usable. ...


  • Calgary completes LEED showcase

    One of the first projects launched under Calgary’s Sustainable Building Policy is now complete. The $33-million Water Centre, home to the city’s Water Services and Resources business units, is a LEED Gold facility. Since 2004 all new City buildings in Calgary, and major renovations to existing ones, are designed to meet or exceed the silver level rating of LEED. This ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • LEED Gets Healthier: LEED for Healthcare Approved

    by Bill Walsh, Executive Director, Healthy Building Network The US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED for Healthcare (LEED HC) rating system passed member ballot on November 16, 2010 with an 87% approval rate. Its passage brings to a close six years of developmental work, including contentious debates over ...


    By 3BL Media

  • LEED v4 Makes a Departure from LEED 2009

    LEED v4 is a Rigorous Departure from LEED 2009, Focusing on Life Cycle Assessment, Product Disclosures and Increased Energy Efficiency LEED v4 is scheduled for introduction at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo in November 2013. The most significant changes to the LEED program involve the move away from the simplicity of recycled content and regional material credits to a weighted system ...


    By thinkstep

  • Leonardo Academy online training: The integration of LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) and LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB)

    December 13, 2010 - This course discusses the integration of LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) and LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) to achieve project objectives. Presenter: Michael Arny, PE, MSME, LEED AP When: Thursay December 16, 2010, 1:00 - 2:30 CST Cost: $50/person ...


    By 3BL Media

  • LEED training at thrivent headquarters in Minneapolis

    Leonardo Academy announced today that it will be expanding its in-person LEED® training program to include seven cities in 2011: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Miami, Washington, D.C., Madison, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles. Topics will include training for the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) LEED Green Associate exam and the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • LEED Homes May Not Be Less Toxic

    EMSL Analytical offers LEED testing solutions for both new and existing commercial and residential properties. Cinnaminson, NJ, July 14th, 2010 Environmental and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Indoor Environmental Quality and LEED Cerification

    As the awareness of the need for green commercial and residential construction has grown, so has the necessity for a certification system that rates how well a structure is built or remodeled. For this reason, the US Green Building Council developed the LEED certification system that measures the level of green building practices that have been implemented in the construction process. LEED stands ...


    By PPM Technology

  • LA Testing demystifies LEED testing

    LEED testing for indoor air quality is made simple by California’s dedicated environmental laboratory network. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) established criteria that became a primary tool in rating and certifying new and existing building structures. An official LEED certification increases the value of the property as operational costs of the facilities are usually much lower. ...


  • Indoor environmental quality of LEED-certified buildings evaluated

    Staff in buildings that have been certified as „green. under the LEED scheme are just as satisfied with their indoor working environment as people working in non-LEED buildings, according to research on commercial buildings. The study suggests that investment in the thermal and acoustic aspects of buildings, however, would further improve occupant satisfaction. LEED1 (Leadership in Energy ...

  • UHC Awarded LEED Certification for Chicago Headquarters

     UHC has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for excellence in environmentally responsible design in the construction of its office space at 155 North Wacker Drive in Chicago. LEED, an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, ...

  • EC2 Helps Chicago Buildings Achieve LEED Certification

    Local environmental consulting and building sciences firm helps Chicago’s skyline reach LEED certification through improved indoor air quality (IAQ). ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indianapolis KFC Awarded LEED® Green Building Certification

    A KFC restaurant in Indianapolis has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and high performing buildings. ...

  • World`s first LEED platinum hospital

    Unique among its peers, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is the first healthcare facility in the world to achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In close collaboration with healthcare provider Seton Family of Hospitals, the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc. provided ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Clorox company headquarters achieves LEED platinum certification

    The Clorox Company corporate headquarters is now one of only 38 buildings in the U.S. to achieve Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Building/Operating and Maintenance (LEED-EB) certification. Platinum LEED-EB certification is the highest sustainability recognition an existing building can attain. Clorox invested significant financial resources and more than nine ...

  • LEED Green Associate Exam Now Offered in Portuguese

    Citing high demand and increased construction market activity in Brasil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the LEED Green Associate exam will now be offered in Portuguese. The announcement was made at the Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference and Expo in São Paolo. "The pool of green building professionals in Brasil ...

  • Celerion Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

    Celerion, a premier provider of innovative early stage drug development solutions, announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Silver established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Celerion is the ...

  • San Diego`s first LEED certified restaurant

    Self-proclaimed “most environmentally sustainable restaurant in America,” Pizza Fusion said Monday it was opening San Diego's first 'green' restaurant in May. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified unit will be the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based restaurant chain's second location of its national franchise expansion to open outside their home state of Florida, following ...

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