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#BuildingSafety Month closing out, but we've learned so much! Our very last article in the series: #energy efficiency

#BuildingSafety Month closing out, but we've learned so much! Our very last article in the series: #energy efficiency

We are passionate about a lot of things here at USGBC, and saving energy is certainly one of them. Building Safety Month 2015 comes to an end with a final focus on energy in week four, $ave Energy, Build to Code . Energy efficiency is the first step in building green and is the backbone of LEED—and the pioneering system rewards energy savings through a myriad of credits , across several credit categories. LEED-certified buildings cost less to operate, reducing energy and water bills by as much as 40%. USGBC continues to support the greening of codes at all levels, and LEED continues to serve as the proving ground for technologies, methods, verification protocols, and more aggressive levels of efficiency. As these practices have been widely adopted by leaders in the building sector, we have seen them incorporated into code in progressive districts across the nation. Third-p...

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