Posts tagged ‘LEED’

USGBC’s LEED DR Credit Should Be Called a Peak Load Reduction Credit

Written October 23rd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Green Building, News
USGBC’s LEED DR Credit Should Be Called a Peak Load Reduction Credit

2014-10-gb-leed-dr-calmac-graph-thumb-150xLEED v.4 includes a “Demand Response” credit. A better name would underscore important contributions by building owners who reshape their peak loads every day. Read the rest of this entry »

Green building movement leader tells critics: “Bring it on”

Written November 14th, 2012 by
Categories: Green Building, News
Green building movement leader tells critics: “Bring it on”

The head of the United States Green Building Council tore into critics of LEED this morning in his opening keynote to Greenbuild 2012. He rallied an army of architects, planners and builders with a battle cry of “we are right.” Read the rest of this entry »

@ Greenbuild 2012 Agenda Editor’s Picks

Written October 29th, 2012 by
Categories: Green Building, Opinion
@ Greenbuild 2012 Agenda Editor’s Picks

Denis Du Bois will be at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco. So many sessions, so few days. Here are his suggested sessions and events. What’s on your schedule? Read the rest of this entry »

Should it be so easy to build green? The USA Today face-off with USGBC

Written October 24th, 2012 by
Categories: Green Building, Opinion
Should it be so easy to build green? The USA Today face-off with USGBC

In the U.S. building industry, is it too easy to be green? USA Today reporter Thomas Frank says yes; USGBC top executive Rick Fedrizzi invites critics to take a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »

LEED-Certified Green Building Projects Hit 12,000 Mark

Written March 27th, 2012 by
Categories: Green Building, News
LEED-Certified Green Building Projects Hit 12,000 Mark

The U.S. Green Building Council today announced that the 12,000th commercial project has earned certification in the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The latest addition joins more than 137,000 LEED registered and certified projects, homes, communities and neighborhoods worldwide.

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Chicago: A City’s Ambitions to be America’s Greenest

Written December 1st, 2011 by
Categories: Green Building, Podcasts, Radio Programs
Chicago: A City’s Ambitions to be America’s Greenest

When it comes to buildings, Chicago has already done “tallest, biggest, and longest.” Now Chicago wants to be the “greenest”. We’ll find out how they’re raising the bar for all the other cities aiming for that same distinction.

Plus: From America’s biggest green-building expo, do-it-yourself 3D energy & carbon modeling — dark sunglasses for buildings — and devices that charge themselves up — all in this edition of Energy Priorities.

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