Volume Certification Takes a Different LEED Tact

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New Opportunities for Sustainable Operations with Revised LEED-EBOM Certification

Insulation Energy Savings: Key Issues and Performance Factors

Cutting Costs on Real Estate and Facilities

Case Studies

New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium make a play for long-term energy conservation and sustainability.

Waste Minimization Cost Benefit Analysis Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Program

Taking green beyond cleaning chemicals


Volume Certification Takes a Different LEED Tact

The USGBC’s LEED Portfolio Program is nearing the end of its pilot phase, slated for release later this year. The process provides a streamlined and holistic approach to incorporating green measures across a building portfolio vs. a project-by-project basis. Developers, retailers, government entities, REITs, universities, and property management firms all benefit from volume certification.

But is the program right for your buildings?

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    Finding Your Best Renewable Energy Strategy
    LEED on a Budget
    Tried and True – The Art of Simple Solutions and Integrated Design
    Alternatives in Green Building Frameworks
    Clearing Up LEED Misperceptions
    Schools Offer Lessons in Building/User Interface
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    Life-Cycle Cost Assessment as a Tool for Retrofits
    Commercial Interiors: Shifting Corporate Awareness to Deliver Positive Impacts for Occupants
    Proper Training: A Trademark of Sustainable Facilities


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