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Drake's Way first affordable development to be LEED certified in Marin

On May 4th, 2011, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) officially designated Drake’s Way with the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Silver certification; making Drake’s Way the first affordable housing community in Marin County to be LEED certified. 349 more words

Affordable Housing

LEED Professionals Add Value to Building Products Marketing

If IKEA’s chief sustainability officer Steve Howard is to be believed, we need to “go all-in on selling sustainability.” It’s not enough to just talk the talk—being knowledgeable about sustainability and selling this to your customers. 491 more words


True Sustainability On Linden Lane In Princeton

Earlier this week, local architect Kirsten Thoft was awarded LEED-Platinum designation for her new home on Linden Lane. Linden Lane looks set to become the LEED capital of Princeton, because just up the street, another home is set to achieve LEED-Platinum status. 330 more words


Understanding LEED NC - Sustainable Site: Prerequisite 1 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention

To reduce pollution from construction activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and airborne dust generation.


Create and implement an erosion and sedimentation control plan for all construction activities associated with the project. 953 more words

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Are More Green Building Rating Systems Good for the Construction Marketplace?

According to a recent report from the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a non-profit dedicated to increasing the knowledge and use of green building in the home-building industry, the construction market has seen a 250% growth rate in alternative rating systems – systems other than LEED®. 366 more words

Soup of terms

Have you came across one of these: LCA, LCI, LCM, LCT, LCIA, PCR, EPD….etc..?

You probably will find this blog helpful.

I am an LCA practitioner and I owe a contribution to the community and individuals who would like to contribute to the movement of sustainability but are faced with so much confusion. 32 more words

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The changes and challenges of LEED V4

By Jose Castilla

After having the opportunity to work in both LEED N2.2 and LEED 2009 BD&C versions, I see that the new LEED V4 will challenge the building industry quite substantially. 819 more words

Energy Consumption