What is LEED? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The objective of LEED certification revolves around driving, and highlighting efficient energy and sustainable environmental design. LEED certification is sponsored, developed and audited by the US Green Building Council. Certification consists of four different tiers; Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum. The certification points are […]

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Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Congratulations on your decision to pursue a LEED credential. We at GBRI have prepared this info-graphic to walk you through the 9 most important things you should know before you take the LEED AP Exam. This Tutorial is also available as a video on […]

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One of the primary objections to green building made by non-believers is related to money, of course. Doesn’t money always seem to be a driving force in our society? However, there are some things that we should not postpone addressing, like environmental sustainability and global warming. It is imperative that building design, engineering, and construction […]

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Remember when you played connect-the-dots as a child? On a page was a set of numbered dots that formed a picture when the lines were correctly drawn between them. As interest in environmental sustainability, and all of its associated issues, grows, it becomes increasingly important to connect the landscaping dots. The many dots are labeled […]

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Just when you were sure there could not possibly be any more building rating systems introduced, the International Living Future Institute introduced the Living Building Challenge (LBC). Although it is a certification program and uses categories like LEED and Green Globes, it has one major fundamental difference. LBC challenges us to develop sustainable buildings and […]

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There has been a lot of discussion for over three years concerning the most recent LEED update. Not updated since 2009,what was supposed to be LEED 2012, became LEED v4 for implementation in 2013. Though this may sound like a delayed process, the release date move reflects a more participative process that embraced one of the […]

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