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 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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Clif Bar Celebrates Its 20th Birthday With LEED Platinum Headquarters

Clif Bar, the granddaddy of the modern day energy bar, has been sustainably celebrating its 20th birthday this year. The company’s latest accomplishment…

Kohl’s in the LEED with Energy Efficiency and a More Sustainable Supply Chain

This week Kohl’s issued its first annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which discusses the company's energy efficiency and green building efforts.

Beyond Lighting Retrofits: Grainger Helps Companies and Institutions Embrace Sustainability

Grainger has actively worked to increase the efficiency and sustainability of its own operations by investing in LEED certified facilities, building out sustainable…

Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

Msheireb Properties is building a 35-hectare project in Doha, Qatar, that will infuse traditional Arabian architecture with modern green building techniques.

Dubai: Great With Details, but Overall Design Needs CPR

When it comes to details, Dubai is a global leader and the quality of life and business climate both have tremendous benefits. But…

The Ultimate Green Building Material: Dirt?

Dwell Earth has high aspirations for a humble building material: Dirt.

Maine’s Governor Helps SFI Win an Important Battle Over FSC

I have to admit that I got it wrong. Last September, I wrote here about the battle between the competing forest products certification…

The Latest Wave of LEED Buildings: Homeless Shelters

A friend in Charleston, SC recently sent me a link to a story about a LEED certified homeless shelter being built there. It…