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.

The U.S. government is reviewing which of the green building certification systems it should use to certify federal buildings.

Government Considers Dropping LEED’s Preferred Certification Status

A review of certification systems has some commentators worried that the federal government is about to weaken its green building requirements for construction…
Volkswagen's ultra-green Chattanooga factory will receive power from an ocean of solar panels that lie on 33 acres to the north of the plant.

World’s Greenest Auto Plant Has Massive New Solar Park

Volkswagen has flipped the switch on a gigantic new solar park that will help power its ultra-green Diesel Passat factory in Chattanooga, Tenn.…
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World’s Greenest Building, Bullitt Center, Opens on Earth Day in Seattle

Nestled between downtown Seattle and the Capitol Hill district, the Bullitt Center will open on Earth Day, April 22. Builders of the six-story,…
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5 Ways Building Information Modeling Can Help Plan and Track LEED Credits

Today, an increasing number of construction firms are relying on building information modeling (BIM) to plan their LEED credits before the construction phase.…
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Which Acronym is Your School Bond Money Purchasing?

Schools and the communities surrounding them are often cheerleaders for “green” building certifications, but few people know what these programs include, or why…
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A View of the Future of Glass at GreenBuild 2012

View, Inc., a manufacturer of "dynamic glass," is touting its futuristic intelligent windows through today's conclusion at GreenBuild 2012.
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The Green Bottle Goes Gold: Heineken USA HQ Goes LEED

In its most recent CSR report, Heineken USA announced achievements on community work as well as the environment. The green bottle is going…

Volvo Dealer Gets LEED Certified: Marketing Tool or Operational Advantage?

Fields Volvo in Northfield, Ill. has become the first Volvo store in the country to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDS)…
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The Public Sector Pioneers the Case for Green Building

The public sector is making the case for green building materials and processes, including integrated design, broad stakeholder collaboration, and long-term thinking. Sustainable…
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LEED Certification for Commercial Buildings: What It Means And How To Get It

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification is informally referred to as LEED. A program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council,…
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How Autodesk Helps Design a Better World

Autodesk's 2012 sustainability report offers a compelling case of how its products can help build a more sustainable world and mitigate a company’s…
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10 Marketing Tips to Address Green Building’s New Expectations

In recent years, green building projects and resulting LEED certified buildings have grown in number. Now that so many firms have this once-unique…
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Kohl’s Ramps Up Investment in Solar Energy 25% This Year

Already a leader in solar investment and energy efficiency, Kohl’s is adding even more locations across the U.S. to its impressive renewable energy…
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How Baseball Could Usher in a Greener American Future

Major League Baseball broke the color barrier 7 years before The Supreme Court ruled in favor of desegregation. Today, MLB is stepping up…

The Good and Bad News In Intel’s CSR Report

There is much to like about Intel's 2011 CSR report, including its progress in meetings its emissions reduction goals.