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  • Soy Paint Meets New LEED Standards

    In an effort to grow demand for U.S. soybeans, the soy checkoff partnered with Sherwin-Williams to develop paints made from soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles. The paints won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Award for reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by 60 percent, making them safer to use. Recently, the LEED (Leadership in ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • EnviroSolutions Inc. Updates to Maintain LEED Quality Standards

    EnviroSolutions, Inc. is currently updating their programs in order to adhere to upcoming revisions to the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building standards. These revisions to LEED will take effect in the summer of 2013, and will mean significant changes to guidelines for both new construction projects and ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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. ...


  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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. ...


  • TELUS Data Centre Achieves LEED Gold Certification

    TELUS’ intelligent Internet data centre in Rimouski, Quebec has been awarded Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) from the Canada Green Building Council. This environmental certification recognizes the high standards TELUS has set for its environmentally sustainable practices in the new facility, and further exemplifies the company’s ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Delta India Electronics` Rudrapur Plant LEED Certified

    Delta India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., the world’s leading provider of power management and thermal management solutions, today announced its Rudrapur plant has successfully achieved LEED certification as “Gold-rated” green building and received the honor from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). LEED certification is an international standards system for green building design ...


    By Delta Group

  • Ecotech Institute Receives Gold LEED Certification

    Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design, today announced that it received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. "This is one of the highest honors anyone can receive in green ...


    By Marketwire

  • Canada tops world for LEED Green Building

    Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Canada ranks first on USGBC’s annual ranking of the Top 10 Countries for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation, illustrating ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • TELUS Garden receives official LEED Platinum certification

    Following an extensive review, the Canada Green Building Council awarded TELUS Garden Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. This is the highest rating a building development can receive. This honour was presented at today’s launch of the Smart Prosperity initiative at TELUS Garden, attended ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Never Fall Short on LEED Certification Again

    Dynamic Air Quality Solutions' V8 Air Cleaning System is an optimal solution for building owners and operators designing to green standards or seeking LEED certification. The impact of air filtration is often overlooked as a means of maximizing attainable points and preventing coming up short of a desired level (Platinum, Gold, Silver). The Dynamic V8 Air Cleaning System is an energy-saving ...


    By Marketwire

  • Darden headquarters earns LEED gold certification

    Darden Restaurants today announced that its new corporate headquarters building in Orlando has been officially awarded Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction (NC) from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The 469,000-square-foot facility, which opened in September, is the largest LEED Gold NC building in Florida. 'Our new home ...

  • KPMG`s Denver Office Achieves LEED Certification

    The Denver office of KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Commercial Interior certification for its new office space from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED Green Building Rating System for Commercial Interiors is a set of performance standards for certifying a building's design and construction to promote ...


    By KPMG International

  • Next generation of LEED out for public comment

    On May 19, 2008, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) opened a public comment period for the most sweeping changes to its LEED Rating System since its original launch in 2000. The changes, which apply to all the nonresidential LEED rating systems that have been formally released, are largely in line with the plan that USGBC laid out at the 2007 Greenbuild conference in Chicago (see EBN Vol. 16, ...

  • Moorhead Environmental Complex Achieves LEED Platinum

    This Earth Day, Stroud Water Research Center announced that its Moorhead Environmental Complex has achieved LEED® Platinum, the highest level of certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental ...

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