07 Jan '14, 7pm

Happy New Year, indeed. #LEED @USGBC

Folks over at the USGBC certainly were smiling heading into 2014, thanks to a last-minute gift from President Barack Obama. As reported over at Green Building Law Update and on USGBC's blog , in late December, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2014 fiscal year. The good news? Among other things, it removed a two-year prohibition on spending for LEED Gold and Platinum certifications for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) properties. This move wraps up a year that saw major victories for the use of LEED in federal projects, with a renewal of support from the U.S. General Services Administration (albeit with the addition of Green Globes as an alternative pathway to green building certification) and an early 2013 report from the National Research Council advocating for the DoD's continued use of LEED for its new buildings and major renovations...

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