Archive for tag: LEED

Green by the Numbers

Every year the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) comes out with its list of the top 10  states for LEED certified buildings. The list, ranked by per capita, highlights the states that are making significant strides in sustainable design, construction and transformation.

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LEED and the LBC

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it will now recognize the water and energy requirements of the International Living Future Institute's (ILFI) Living Building Challenge (LBC) for projects seeking LEED certification.

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WELL Building Standard and LEED

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) recently launched the WELL Building Standard Version 1.0 at the inaugural WELL Building Symposium in New Orleans. Considered the world's first building standard to focus on enhancing people's health and wellbeing through the built environment, the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certification system that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research. It was developed over seven years of rigorous research and development working with leading physicians, scientists and industry professionals, and sets performance requirements in seven categories: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. The standard also underwent a two-year pilot program and a three-phase expert Peer Review process that encompassed a scientific, practitioner and medical review.

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Green Building Continues to Grow

By Marcy Marro


The green architecture and building market is stronger than ever. As the market grows and changes, the need for people who understand the way LEED and other green building programs work also increases.

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International LEED

In early May, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its report of the Top 10 Countries for LEED Internationally

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World Cup Fever

By Marcy Marro, Editor

It's World Cup fever all over the world, and while I don't know the first thing about soccer, I can enjoy a good sports match as much as the next person. I was on my way home for most of the USA-Ghana match that took place a few days ago, but was able to catch the very exciting ending. According to the ratings, the USA-Ghana game drew 11.1 million viewers per minute, making it the  most watched men's soccer match ever on ESPN or ESPN2.

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