Excellence in Design

A Well-Rooted, Living Building

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The Rochester Institute of Technology envisioned a building that was living, figuratively and literally, for its new Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
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U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced a new initiative.

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USGBC Professional Exams Evolving with Launch of LEED v4

By Jacob Kriss
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Now with new exam information and study options.
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LEED: From Predicted to Measured Performance

By Scot Horst
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The answer to the question ‘How is my building performing with respect to LEED criteria?’ is Dynamic.
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First LEED-Certified Building in Moscow

By Ömer Moltay
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Achieving first-of-its-kind certification for Mebe One Khimki Plaza meant navigating and blending local and LEED requirements.
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Green Badger LEED App Releases Desktop Web Application

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The mobile app moves to a cross platform cloud-based version.
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Turning Gold into Platinum

By Rachel Sowards and Jeff Williford
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Monitoring and maintaining a building’s water and energy performance not only helps it to keep a LEED-EBOM rating, but also goes a long way toward a better recertification.
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‘What If?’ Toward a More Equitable World

By Susan Kaplan
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Those in green building have traditionally focused on economic and environmental aspects of building. Lately, however, they have begun to focus on the social aspect of building as well.
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Burning questions Berning answers

Revisiting Ban LEED

By Michael J. Berning
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Are the people trying to stop sustainable progress going to write a eulogy for green or see it rise from the ashes of their efforts instead? It’s up to you.
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Pioneering a Platinum Interior

By Derrick Teal
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Achieving LEED-CI certification has many benefits for HKS’ Dallas headquarters, but as a pilot project for v4, the road to fulfilling the goal had some bumps.
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