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US gets 10,000 LEED certified homes

April 21, 2011 by

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USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) recently announced that more than 10,000 homes in the US have been awarded the LEED certification under the LEED for Homes program. Starting in 2008, more than 10,100 homes across the US have received LEED certification and more than 38,000 additional homes in pipeline. Nate Kredich, USGBC’s Vice President of […]

Regulatory update: Sustainability Policies in United States

January 8, 2011 by

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently carried out a benchmark survey of corporate sustainability programs in United States. It was a first of its kind and identifies nine major components to be noticed. Energy conservation Renewable energy purchases LEED building construction Greenhouse gas emissions Production and transportation Supply-chain accountability Product stewardship Solid-waste conservation Water conservation. As […]

Green Buildings – Growing but need acceleration

January 7, 2011 by

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Green Buildings are making headlines and attracting attention, but these green buildings or Sustainable building are growing, but at a much lesser growth rate as compared to the potential. As per the estimates of U.S. Green Building Council only 2% of all new building construction projects received LEED certification.  Obstacles behind the slow growth of […]

U.S. GBC releases LEED 2012

December 21, 2010 by

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Last month, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released a draft of the next version of the LEED rating systems for public comment . USGBC’s states that the goals for the next version of LEED are Increase emphasis on integrated process and building performance Harmonize inefficient duplication of LEED credits Streamline project team engagement with […]