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LEED-Certified Buildings: Energy Efficient or Not?

Wed, Apr 09, 2014 @ 12:33 / by Jim Newman posted in Codes & Standards, Energy Codes, LEED Guidelines, LEED 2009, ASHRAE, USGBC, Green Building, LEED Cerified Buildings, LEED Certification, LEED Certified, Sustainability


Today's LEED certified buildings are more energy efficient than their predecessors.There has been some heated discussion lately about how much energy LEED® certified buildings use. When the US Green Building Council (USGBC) first came out with its Version 1 LEED Guideline in 2000, a building could earn LEED certification without any points in the energy section.  

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The Dean of Green answers Green Building Questions

Tue, Mar 18, 2014 @ 01:55 / by Jim Newman posted in Triple Bottom Line, Green, Green Building, Sustainability


Do you know why "Going Green" matters, or why the "Triple Bottom Line" is called that, or how to get the most value out of building materials? Jim Newman answers some popular Green Building and Sustainability Industry questions in this video. 

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Hilary Clinton, Bon Jovi, Celebrate 20 Years of Green Building

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 02:15 / by Sara Kravitz posted in Retrofit, USGBC, Green Building, LEED, LEED Cerified Buildings, Sustainability

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The Unbridled Growth of the Green Building Industry

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What Building Owners Should Know about ASHRAE’s bEQ (Building Energy Quotient) Label

Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:54 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Commercial Building, bEQ, Triple Bottom Line, Building Energy Quotient, ASHRAE, Green Building, Sustainability, Energy Savings, Energy Audit, Recommissioning, Retro-commissioning


Energy costs are driving change in commercial real estate transactions. What should you do about it?

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Three Things Automotive Suppliers Should Consider about LEED

Wed, Oct 02, 2013 @ 03:40 / by Jim Newman posted in saving water, Green Design, USGBC, Green Building, LEED, LEED Cerified Buildings, LEED Certification, LEED Certified, Energy Savings

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Why should it matter if an automotive supplier’s building is LEED® certified? Doesn’t it cost too much? Will you get a return for your investment? Does anyone really care about it anymore? The truth is:

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