LEED

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

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Transparency and Certification: The Yin and Yang of Sustainability

Tastes great. Less filling. Tastes great. Less filling. Like the beer advertising campaign that ran for more than 30 years, manufacturers of greener…
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Is LEED Becoming the New Normal?

The USGBC's signature LEED green building program is becoming the "new normal" for the building industry, creating new ways for companies to stand…
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IAQ: How Do You Stack Up When It Comes to Indoor Air Quality?

Why should we care about indoor air quality (IAQ)? Well, the first reason is our health. Consider the following facts: First of all,…
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A 3p Chat w/ David Gottfried; Founder, USGBC & World Green Building Council

Join TriplePundit for an exclusive live Google Chat interview with David Gottfried, the father of the global green building movement, on Wed. April…
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GM Opens LEED Gold Plant in Brazil

GM announced the opening last week, of its latest LEED Gold engine factory in Joinville, Brazil -- the first LEED Gold automotive plant…
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Method Breaks Ground on Its First U.S. Factory in Chicago

Eco-friendly cleaning supply company Method is known for pushing the envelope even in the sustainable business community: encouraging a work culture of "weirdness”…
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New “EPA” Report Trashes LEED Standards… No, Really!

Last Friday, a group called the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA, what else?) released a bombshell report claiming that LEED-certified buildings "actually use more…
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Leveraging the Love of Sports to Drive Sustainability

Over half of all Americans identify as sports fans, putting the sports industry in a good position to implement and benefit from sustainability…
Marriott International has turned its focus to Millennials, who, with new design sensibilities and an interest in sustainability, represent an opportunity for the world's second-largest hotelier.

Targeting Millennials, Marriott Looks to Hotel Sustainability

At a conference in Orlando last week (full disclosure: Marriott covered travel costs to Orlando), Marriott International executives had a message for some…
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Brazil Hopes Massive Green Building Projects Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup

For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil will roll out impressive facilities that could score LEED certification and add to its rich modern architecture…
Intel's 2012 CR Report is chock-full of impressive accomplishments, but the company still wastes too much water and produces too much chemical waste.

Intel Demonstrates Water Leadership in Semiconductor Industry

Intel Corporation has released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, summarizing the chipmaker’s performance across a range of sustainability activities. The report – the…
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Building a Sustainable U.S. Infrastructure: A Whole Systems Approach

We need to take a whole systems approach to repairing and advancing our U.S. infrastructure.
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Chicago, My Kind of Sustainable Business Town

Building A Sustainable Region, released last week, showcases various reasons why Chicago stands tall as a sustainable business hub.
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The Housing Market is on the Rise: Opportunities in Green Building

The economy is recovering, and vacancy rates are declining. That's great news for the green building industry. Here's why.
What is a smart building?

What is a Smart Building?

The phrase "smart building" conjures up images of sleek new structures incorporating all the latest energy-saving bells and whistles, but that's only part…