10 Feb '18, 1am

New report shows how #LEED helps achieve zero energy projects.

The New Buildings Institute recently released its "Getting to Zero Status Update and List of Zero Energy (“ZE”) Projects for 2018." This compilation of almost 500 certified, verified and emerging zero energy projects in the U.S. and Canada is the fifth such list published by NBI. The first list , published in 2012, included 60 zero energy projects, which shows the remarkable growth in market interest and development of zero energy buildings in the past six years. For the first time, the 2018 report also includes information on the LEED status of all zero energy (ZE) projects. Of the ZE Verified projects, 70 percent are LEED-certified or registered with LEED, with most reaching either Platinum or Gold certification levels. In addition, the report found that 36 percent of the ZE Emerging projects—those either not yet verified as ZE or recently occupied—are LEED-certified or ...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/report-shows-how-leed-help...

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