Latest Concepts in LEED v4

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New Concepts for LEED v4 Where is LEED v4 taking the green building industry next? After a mostly restructuring upgrade to LEED 2009, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) is pushing ahead with more innovative concepts in LEED v4 for making our built environment more sustainable; while continuing to fine-tune the more familiar LEED certification..

Saving Liquid Gold: Graywater Collection Systems

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Graywater systems reduce freshwater demand and CAN save building owners money. Recently in Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper signed a graywater bill making it legal for homeowners and business to reuse graywater.  Graywater is untreated household wastewater that has not come into contact with sewage.  For example, used water from bathtubs, showers, bathroom wash basins, clothes washers and laundry sinks…

Study links LEED certified buildings with reduced asthma rates

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  LEED Certified buildings linked to health benefits LEED® Certified buildings are often touted for minimal energy- and water-use, as well as for utilization of sustainable building materials. In addition, the superior indoor environmental quality and associated potential health benefits that LEED Certified buildings can provide are tremendous. Recently, Blue Sea Development and Mt. Sinai..

Green Building Gaining Traction Worldwide

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Green Building Movement Gaining Momentum The “Green Building” movement is gathering momentum worldwide as businesses increasingly see attractive economic returns and social-environmental benefits from enhancing the overall sustainability of their operations, including initiatives to conserve and enhance efficiencies with regard to energy, water and other natural resources to according to McGraw-Hill Construction’s, “World Green Building..

LEED Clears First Hurdle Towards Federal Government Wide Use

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“Those doing business with the federal government, civilian and military, should be cognizant that the GSA is on track to continue pursuing LEED certification ..”   Last week, the Green Building Advisory Committee recommended to the U.S. General Services Administration that “GSA strongly encourage the use of the LEED standard across the government.” For the good..

Why hire a LEED Consultant?

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Building or renovating green these days is a wise investment.  Building owners choosing LEED can beat rising energy prices, significantly reduce water demand, and reap higher rental prices for their structures.  In general, building occupants of a green building are happier, more productive, and have less sick days.  Whatever your reasons for building green or renovating, hiring..