17 Jul '17, 4pm

How #LEED combats climate change via @usgbc

The Earth's climate is changing, and 97 percent of climate scientists agree that it is likely due to human activities. So where does that leave us and the rest of the building industry? Buildings account for more than one-quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), according to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction . Add in other infrastructure and activities, such as transportation, that are associated with buildings, and that number jumps. By building green, we can reduce the impact our buildings have on contributing to climate change, while also building resilience into our homes and communities. LEED vs climate change One of the goals that guided the development of LEED v4 was reversing a LEED building’s contribution to global climate change. High-performing green buildings, particularly LEED-certified buildings, play a key role in reducing the negativ...

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