Approved courses will help meet growing demand for LEED-certified professionals As the boom in energy efficient commercial and residential construction continues, demand for green building professionals also continues to rise. Jobs that require LEED accreditation grew 46 percent in 2014, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the approval of its new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) on April 5. The NLBMDA, a lumber dealers association, applauded the new LEED alternative compliance path for sustainable forest management certifications other than the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
By Bill Esler
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its LEED in Motion: Hospitality report, in which it forecasts tremendous industry growth in green building and defines the scale up opportunities for the hospitality sector. More than 109 million square feet of hotel space is currently LEED certified.
The U.S. Green Building Council delayed manadatory adoption of LEED v4 for a year, extending the registration for LEED certified projects under the existing standard until Oct. 31, 2016. A survey showed 61% of builders weren't ready.
By Alex Keown
USGBC extension offers the green building industry additional time to prepare for the newest version of LEED.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today a new report detailing the extensive involvement of the retail industry with LEED and the impact of the globally recognized green building rating system on retail development and the consumer experience.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and continues to grow steadily.
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