Tag: LEED

USGBC announces 2018 Top 10 states for LEED Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Illinois topped the list, which ranks states based on the number of LEED certified square feet per person.

‘LEEDing’ the way in building certification

The U.S. Green Building Council, founded in 1993, developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which uses a holistic, multi-attribute...

GBCI Canada announces Canada’s first Parksmart certifications

Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada) announced Canada’s first two certifications under the Parksmart sustainable parking certification system.

Concrete thermal cooling

At 1,100 feet tall with 73 stories, the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles is the tenth tallest building in the United States and...

Building envelope integrity

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the first Smithsonian museum to aim for the prestigious Leadership in Energy and...

Designing for sustainability

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s...

Steel industry releases guide to LEED v4 Certification

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. The guide, “LEED v4 for Steel Products Used in Construction Applications,” will help construction professionals understand how steel products can earn points toward LEED v4 certification.

EXP’s Montreal office achieves LEED certification

EXP announced that its office in Montreal, Quebec, received the LEED Canada Commercial Interiors certification from Canada’s Green Building Council (CaGBC). This is the second LEED-certified EXP office in Quebec, and the fourth in North America.

USGBC: Transportation industry embracing sustainability through green building standards

USGBC released its LEED in Motion: Transportation report, which focuses on industry growth in the green building sector for transportation facilities such as airport terminal buildings, train stations, bus centers, seaports, light rail stations, control towers and more. The report also highlights some of the most impressive LEED-certified transportation facilities throughout the world.
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