New UC San Diego sustainability courses are LEED-certified

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.

As LEED embraces non-FSC certification, lumber dealers cheer

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).