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#LEED "caters to both those with deep green ambitions + those who are just starting out."

This article first appeared on ArupConnect, the online magazine of Arup in the Americas . About the authors: Adam Friedberg is a senior consultant in Arup's New York office. Kirstin Weeks is a senior specialist in our San Francisco office. After an unprecedented six public comment periods, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) membership has just adopted the fourth version of its phenomenally popular rating system, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Arup has been a supporter of the program for many years, working on LEED projects since the version 1 pilot in 2001 (and, in many cases, achieving the highest possible certification ). To celebrate the release of the new version, we took a few moments to consider the program’s impact on our work over the years — and why we continue to recommend it to most of our clients. Popularizing green LEED’s name recogni...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/praise-leed

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