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The USGBC recently announced that there is now 3 billion square feet of LEED certified space around the globe. The growth of green construction has been quick over a relatively short period of time, and McGraw-Hill estimates that by 2016, it will comprise half of U.S. construction and be worth up to $248 billion. Each day, more than 1.7 million square feet of commercial building space is LEED certified in more than 140 countries and territories.

There is no doubt that LEED is not going away anytime soon. So, on April 24, Metal Architecture will be hosting its second webinar, which will take an in-depth look at how metal products can be used on LEED-certified projects. Titled "Using Metal on LEED Projects," and hosted by monthly LEEDing the Way columnist Thomas Taylor, the webinar will look at how to design projects with metal building materials that improve sustainability, while achieving LEED certification.

In this month's issue, Taylor notes that some of the topics that will be discussed are using metal products in LEED construction, including how the use of metal during construction affects the LEED rating system; the integration of metal building systems (wall or roof panels, insulated panels and other materials) in LEED buildings; the typical metal products we see in LEED certified buildings, and a brief discussion of the upcoming changes to the LEED rating system.

He goes on to discuss how metal products will be affected by the change to LEED v4. Click here to read more.

Sponsored by Firestone Building Products, the webinar is taking place at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 24. Accredited Continuing Education Units are available through AIA and USGBC for this webinar. Don't forget to sign up for here.

Are there any questions you would like to have answered? List them below, and we'll try to include as many as possible during the live webinar.

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