All LEED v4 prerequisites and six credits are now automatic for many commercial projects meeting the CALGreen code.
by Paula Melton
Commercial buildings in California can now get a huge jumpstart on achieving LEED certification. New construction projects meeting certain requirements will enjoy streamlined documentation to achieve all LEED v4 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) prerequisites along with six optional credits, for a total of six automatic points.
The TRUE rating system helps businesses and facilities eliminate waste through education and performance tracking.
The rebranded TRUE (“Total Resource Use and Efficiency”) Zero Waste rating system (administered previously by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council) was recently launched by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) as a way to promote a holistic approach to waste reduction.
Have you noticed that the LEED project management software field continues to thin out? Or maybe you haven't noticed, because you're not using it...
Back in 2009 and 2010, LEED professionals were getting busier and busier, but LEED Online, the official documentation platform, was not keeping pace. For a brief moment, LEED Automation appeared to be the answer, with a variety of companies putting forward software to streamline the process, reducing laborious documentation steps to a few clicks.
USGBC is honoring the following group next week at Greenbuild 2016 in L.A. for their volunteer hours, mentoring, organizational leadership, and innovation.
Another year of LEED Fellows, and another amazing class of givers and doers!
USGBC is honoring the following group next week at Greenbuild 2016 in L.A. for their volunteer hours, mentoring, organizational leadership, and innovation. Take stock of what these individuals have done and consider what you can do to advance this movement.
Following is the group being recognized this November at Greenbuild 2015 by USGBC for their volunteer hours, mentoring, organizational leadership, and innovation.
The annual class of LEED Fellows continues to impress!
Following is the group being recognized this November at Greenbuild 2015 by USGBC for their volunteer hours, mentoring, organizational leadership, and innovation. I love taking stock of what these leaders in green building have done—it's a reminder of what we can do individually and together as long as we keep working and keep collaborating.
Urban Green Council, the New York affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, has announced finalists from around the country for the EBie Awards.
Urban Green Council, the New York affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, has announced finalists from around the country for the EBie Awards. The winners of the nationwide competition will be announced in New York on June 22.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a New Year's gift for LEED 2009 project teams: an upgrade to the new LEED Online.
From Dec. 28, 2014 till Jan. 5, 2015 both LEED Online v3 (used by LEED 2009 projects) and the new LEED Online (used by LEED v4, Homes, and Campuses) will be down for maintenance.
Then, on Jan. 5, 2015, LEED 2009 projects using BD+C, ID+C and EB:O+M rating systems will be find themselves on the new LEED Online platform, and new LEED 2009 projects will register and use it going forward.
LEEDuser's energy efficiency forums get a lot of traffic, but our community also has a lot of questions about light pollution, IEQ, and other key LEED topics.
Which LEED credits stimulate the most questions? These LEEDuser forums are the most active—if you have questions, chances are they may have been discussed before. Click below to visit the forum and check it out.