LEED

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LEED Certification Changes Upset Environmentalists

Environmental groups recently signed a statement criticizing LEED changes. More

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Dropping LEED

Baltimore, one of the first U.S. cities to mandate LEED, has switched to the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the city's building, fire, and related codes. More

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Regional Distances in LEED Raise Questions

There is confusion among producers about how to determine the distances required to be provided for LEED submittals. More

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NRMCA Publishes Concrete in Support of LEED v4

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced at Greenbuild 2014 held this week in New Orleans that it has published a comprehensive set of industry average environmental impacts for concrete to help its members address the movement toward product transparency in LEED v4. More

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NRMCA Publishes Concrete in Support of LEED v4

Concrete Group Publishes Environmental Impacts of Concrete in Support of LEED v4. More

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Regional and Recycled Credits in LEED v4

There are two options for the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit: raw material source and extraction reporting, and leadership extraction practices. More

Big Changes Ahead in LEED v4 Material Credits
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Big Changes Ahead in LEED v4 Material Credits

With the new version of LEED, former metrics play a lesser role. New measures such... More

2 Billion Square Feet and Counting
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2 Billion Square Feet and Counting

There has been some discussion lately about whether the sustainability movement... More

Tread Lightly When Going Green
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Tread Lightly When Going Green

Q: We operate in an area that does not have many LEED projects. However, we are... More

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Working With Controlled Low-Strength Materials

We are about to bid on a project calling for controlled low-strength materials (CLSM) for backfilling sewers and other underground utilities. The designer is hoping to use this material to earn LEED credits. We have been asked to verify the density of CLSM we plan to provide. Does CLSM's density in place vary? Why is this important to the design engineer? And how can we control the density? More

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