28 Jun '12, 7pm

Great tips regarding LEED specs. Plyboo is FSC and NAUF for low VOCs. @sustainability

Great tips regarding LEED specs. Plyboo is FSC and NAUF for low VOCs. @sustainability

The ZGF-designed Living Learning Center at the University of Oregon was designed to the LEED Silver standard but did not apply for certification. Colleges and universities frequently take this approach. Photo Credit – University of Oregon Editor's note: Please enjoy another guest post from Mark Kalin—see more on Mark below. Many owners and municipalities are requesting LEED “certifiable” buildings from their design teams. How is a specifier to respond? In our experience with over 200 (real) LEED projects, we have seen four approaches. Approach 1: Declare an early victory The team completes the LEED scorecard and declares victory. There is no mention of LEED in the project manual and the contractor is asked to “make the right green choices.” There is no review of the scorecard after construction. While this is clearly a useless LEED approach, there are many who accept this ...

Full article: http://www.leeduser.com/blogs/leed-certifiable-specificat...

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In response to growing concerns from the market, USGBC is postponing plans to ballot the next version of LEED until 2013. ...

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Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus—a 17-acre neighborhood plan in West Harlem—has achieved New York State’s first...

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leeduser.com 25 Jun '12, 5pm

Just wanted to add some clarity to some things that Mr. Carter stated above. For full disclosure, I am the Technical Infor...

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The #USGBC has announced that it will delay the...

edcmag.com 01 Jul '12, 3pm

In response to concerns raised by members, core LEED users and stakeholders, and in an effort to provide the marketplace a...

CSU’s Glass ‘Energy Chamber’ Seeks LEED Silvervia @gbelements

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greenbuildingelements.com 04 Jul '12, 2am

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