• Ohio Senators Propose LEED Ban

    The Buckeye State holds on to its rep as a political battleground with a new fight emerging over the use of LEED in public projects.

  • GSA Chooses LEED and Green Globes

    After months of study, the GSA recommends the federal government continue to use LEED, but also recommends using Green Globes as well.

  • Study: Should Hospitals Seek LEED Certification?

    The cost premiums associated with LEED certification depend on a project’s size and when sustainable design principles are incorporated, according to a new report from Perkins+Will.

  • Skanska USA Drops U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership Over Anti-LEED Lobbying

    With strong words against the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition, Skanska USA resigns its membership to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in protest of the organization's backing of lobbying efforts against the use of  LEED in federal projects. Will other members follow?

  • LEED v4 Passes Ballot, Will Launch This Fall

    After many months of debate and public comments, LEED Version 4 passes USGBC member ballot and will be launched this fall.

  • LEED and Building Rating Policies States Map

    Under pressure from industry, some states are turning against using LEED as a building performance rating system.

  • New Renderings Reveal Further Details of SFMOMA Expansion

    Snøhetta's addition to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will include a new sculpture terrace, a multipurpose performance and education venue, and a free ground-floor gallery.

  • USGBC Fact Checks USA Today

    In round four of the back and forth between USA Today and the USGBC over the on-going series on the green-building organization and LEED, USGBC vice president of LEED technical development Brendan Owens weighs in.

  • Is LEED Manipulated by Business Interests?

    USA Today's series examining the USGBC and LEED continues with a focus on the relationship between the organzation, LEED development, and the building industry.

  • USGBC: LEED Isn't Perfect, But Is Improving

    The USGBC repsponds to USA Today's article critiquing LEED, asserting that "LEED isn't perfect, but it is always improving" and "the costs of individual LEED credits are irrelevant because the market learns to deliver green buildings at little to no added cost."



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