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USGBC Launches LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities Certification Programs

USGBC Launches LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities Certification Programs

LEED to Certify Entire Communities, Cities Building Green, February 7, 2017 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is attempting to take LEED to a whole new scale as it launches two new certification programs: LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities. Built on the newly released Arc platform (see New Tech Startup, Arc Skoru, to Support

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Building Envelopes Generate Impressive Savings

Building green with energy-efficient materials: Insulation USGBC, September 7, 2016 Did you know that the energy lost through a building’s walls, roofs and windows is the largest single waste of energy in most buildings—especially in hot summer months? As a result, the energy efficiency of a building often depends on the materials that help create

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RMI Identifies Four Core Efficiency Measures

Pathways to Progress USGBC. Image credit: maxmann Today, according to Campbell, people rarely look beyond three years in terms of investment and the energy profile of their building. “Are people making decisions based upon the 50-year life cycle of the asset? Probably not.” He believes all resources need to be equally valued—the idea being that transitioning

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Green Building Adoption Has Been Primarily a Big Building Phenomenon

Study Finds Significant Gap in Number of Large and Small Green Buildings ACHR News, July 31, 2015. Image credit: Stefan Georgi 62% of large buildings qualify as green, compared to less than 5% of small buildings Owners of small buildings have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by implementing energy-efficient practices, due to a significant gap between

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