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  1. Involve Tenants & Occupants in LEED Certification

    August 5, 2014 | 0 comments

    As you focus on green buildings and LEED certification, don’t let tenant and occupant engagement fall by the wayside. It’s sometimes hard to remember that the people inside your buildings can make as much of an impact as low-flow plumbing, energy-efficient lighting, or reflective roof investments. (more…)

  2. Green Certification for Parking Garages

    July 22, 2014 | 0 comments

    With the introduction of a green certification program for parking garages, these types of structures can now earn recognition for sustainable practices just like any school, hospital, office facility, hotel, or government building.

  3. WELL Building Standard® Measures Health of Indoors

    February 18, 2014 | 2 comments

    Green building certification programs have one thing in common: They focus on the exterior and interior design and operation of the facility itself.

    Based on several findings which conclude that buildings have a strong influence on the health, well-being, and performance of tenants and occupants, Delos Living has developed the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

  4. LEED v4 Brings Big Changes to Building Certification

    November 7, 2013 | 0 comments

    USGBC’s LEED v4 is set to unveil in just a few weeks … at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia. It’s bringing the biggest changes to LEED’s core requirements since the certification’s inception in 2000.

    For thorough information on LEED v4, check out these guidelines from the USGBC. Here are just a few of the LEED v4 changes, and how they might affect your facilities: (more…)

  5. Green Building Certification for Small Facilities

    November 6, 2012 | 0 comments

    Although LEED certification is possible for buildings of any size, the green building program can be cost-prohibitive for small facilities. The Earth Advantage Institute’s new Earth Advantage Commercial (EAC) certification hopes to change the number of small U.S. buildings being certified by offering a more affordable (more…)

  6. The Lowdown on LEED 2012

    March 8, 2012 | 0 comments

    With the changes LEED 2012 brings to the table for its projected November launch, the rating system wants to show how certified buildings actually save energy and water.

    Much has changed in the industry since LEED was first created in 2000. Some professionals now believe that points can be achieved too easily (and aren’t always representative of actual performance). For example, by installing a bike rack, a building with inefficient lighting and an outdated boiler can still earn points. And a lack of post-LEED-certification reporting requirements means there aren’t penalties for neglecting to use newly installed systems to achieve efficiency. (more…)