LEED Version 4.1 Tracks Performance for Existing Buildings

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LEED is the world’s rating system for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED raises the bar to increase the impact on our built environment. The next step for the LEED ratings systems has been unveiled. LEED V4.1 is built on the concept of “all buildings in” including existing buildings that are occupied and in use right now. … Read More

Going Green for the Holidays

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The holiday season brings about feelings of closeness, companionship and staying warm. On the flip-side, the holidays can feel busy, rushing to get cards sent, decorations up, and picking gifts out. Saving energy is probably not top of mind this time of year. By making sustainable choices in the midst of the holiday frenzy, you protect the environment and safeguard … Read More

Don’t ‘Fall’ Prey to High Energy Costs This Winter!

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Fall is here, but winter is right around the corner. Here are some quick strategies to help you save money, energy, and stay comfortable during the cool fall and colder winter months! These suggestions aren’t limited to winter. You can use some on a daily basis throughout the year, while others will help you ensure maximum savings through the winter. … Read More

How to Achieve High-Performance Buildings With Use of Energy Modeling

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“Energy-modeling is the virtual or computerized simulation of a building or complex that focuses on energy consumption, utility bills and life cycle costs of various energy related items.”   This can range from lighting, air conditioning, hot water, and so on.   This can be a virtual or physical representation of a building’s systems. Many benefit from energy modeling—from engineers … Read More

3 Things You Didn’t Know Could Be LEED Certified

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“Since 1994, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy Efficient Design(LEED) certification program has informed guests when office buildings, hospitals, schools and more meet the highest levels of sustainability and resource efficiency with a rating of Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Criteria include