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  1. What LEED Dynamic Plaques Can Really Do

    November 18, 2014 | 0 comments

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Green Building Council announced a dynamic, interactive way to display the performance results of green, LEED-certified buildings: the LEED Dynamic Plaque.

    This electronic display unit lets you control who can “see” how the building is performing, whether it’s through the dynamic plaque on the wall that guests may view, or via occupant-accessible software. (more…)

  2. 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…)

  3. Higher Lease Rates for Green Buildings?

    June 7, 2013 | 0 comments

    Several U.S. property management firms are experiencing higher lease rates for buildings within their portfolio that are LEED certified or have the ENERGY STAR label.

    Why? Most experts would agree that, by providing a healthier, more productive working or living environment that may also cost less to operate and maintain, you attract tenants faster and (more…)

  4. First Hospital Receives LEED-HC Rating from USGBC

    May 16, 2013 | 0 comments

    Courtesy of Group Health

    To address the unique design requirements of green healthcare facilities, the U.S. Green Building Council established its LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) rating system in 2011.


  5. Green Schools that Stand Out

    April 30, 2013 | 0 comments

    Photo Credit: Oberlin College

    Each year, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools announces its “Best of Green Schools” list, which recognizes educational institutions across the country for embracing environmental initiatives.

    According to the Center for Green Schools, on average, green schools use 33% less energy and 32% less water than conventionally designed schools, which considerably reduces (more…)