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USGBC Perspective: Top 10 States for LEED

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LEED v4 Offers More Stringent Acoustical Standards

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LEED v4 Tackles Acoustics With New Noise Control Pilot Credit, Expanded Acoustic Performance Credits

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LEED v4 Expands Acoustic Performance In Multiple Areas

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LEED v4: How Energy And Atmosphere, Materials And Resources And Indoor Environmental Quality Requirements Have Changed

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Lessons Learned From A LEED v4 Beta Project

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USGBC Releases Top 10 States For LEED

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LEED v4 Requires A New Facility Management Approach To LEED

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How LEEDv4 Provides Incentive To Use EPDs

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A Facility Manager's Guide to LEED-EB O&M Rating System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Overview of Points System for LEED-EB O&M

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful LEED EB O&M Certification May Take Years to Achieve

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Legal Issues Complicate LEED Guarantees

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Gifford Lawsuit Over LEED Certifications Set Some Guidelines for What Recourse is Available

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USGBC Perspective: The Evolution of LEED for Existing Buildings

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Higher Energy Star Score Key to LEED-EBOM

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Auditing, Retrocommissioning Can Lead to Better Energy Star Score, LEED Success

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LEED-EBOM's Energy Star Prerequisite Not Intended to Discourage Participation

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USGBC Perspective: LEED 2012 Revises Point System, Adds Market Sectors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Purchasing Benefits Go Well Beyond Bottom Line Savings

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Green Schools Linked To Better Student Health, Performance

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How LEED Volume Can Help Facility Managers

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How a Commercial Office REIT Used LEED Volume

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LEED-EBOM Certifications Outpacing LEED-New Construction

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USGBC Building Performance Partnership for LEED Buildings

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Introducing LEED for Healthcare

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LEED for Healthcare: Construction is Focus, Not Operations

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LEED: Focus on Health Care Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Revisiting the Performance of First LEED Gold Hospital

Facility Focus
What is the Value of LEED Certification?

Facility Focus
LEED for Existing Buildings Gains Traction

Facility Focus
Why is the Existing-Building Market So Important?

Facility Focus
Sustainability Success Story: Small Projects Pay Off Big

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Alliance Walks the Talk With LEED Certification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Tactics to Avoid Failure, Embrace Success

Building Operating Management
LEED-EBOM Recertification Helps Ensure Green Building Progress

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sub-Meter Maintenance Includes Commissioning, Preventive Tasks

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Environmental Management Systems: A New Backbone for LEED?

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USGBC Launches LEED Volume

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Green Building News

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED: Managers Need to Educate Executives

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Building Performance Partnership: Post-LEED Certification

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Building Performance Partnership Researches Building Energy Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Power, Water Meters Help Earn Green Building Credits

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The Manager's Role in LEED Certification with Curt Stainbrook

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FMs Say Formal EBOM Certification Not Expensive, Difficult

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Mandated Commissioning, 'Plan for Operations' Part of New Green Standard

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Book Aims to Provide Standard Building Performance Protocols

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Chris Matt: LEED Fosters Facilities Education

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Standard Is First For Commercial Buildings Written In Mandatory Language

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Green Standard Covers Seven Major Energy Requirement Categories

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EBOM Certification Offers Independent Verification, Justification

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EBOM Requires Three-Month Measurement, Certification Period

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More Vendors Becoming Acquainted With EBOM Submission Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Their Role in LEED Certification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
City Adopts LEED as Building Standard

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Prepare for LEED Exams with Upcoming Webinars

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USGBC Launches Building Performance Initiative

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Assessing the Performance of Green Paints

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State Codes, LEED Tighten Water Efficiency Standards

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Good, Better, Best: The Many Ways To Green A Building

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ASHRAE Seeks Proposal on Green Buildings User’s Manual

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Retrofits: Fixture Technology Expands

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Greenbuild 2009 Arrives in Phoenix Nov. 11

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The Benefits Of High-Performance Buildings

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High-Performance Buildings Go to Washington

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: The Impact of VOCs on Performance

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USGBC Assesses Performance of LEED-Certified Buildings

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ICC Announces First Meeting To Develop An International Green Construction Code

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USGBC Opens Call for Ideas About LEED

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LEED Online Streamlines LEED Submission Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New Standards Promote Sustainable Roofing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
USGBC Harmonizes Credits in LEED 2009

Facility Maintenance Decisions
USGBC Adjusts Credit Weightings, Point Scale in LEED 2009

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED v3 Features Regional Priority Credits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keys To Achieving LEED v3 Certification

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Call for Comments on Green Building Standard

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LEED Certification Starts with Building Analysis

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New Alliance Urges Cities To Implement Green Building Policies

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Studies Show Green Building as Key Part of the U.S. Economic Future

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LEED 2009 Approved

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LEED 2009 Passes Member Ballot

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Reducing Energy Consumption, Complying with Laws

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LEED AP Credentials: How They Help Facility Managers

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USGBC Releases Strategic Plan for 2009 to 2013

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USGBC Accepts Nominations for 2009 Board

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Understanding LEED 2009

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IREM and the U.S. Green Building Council Sign Memorandum of Intent

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED Systems Target IAQ, Schools

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LEED-EB Gets a Makeover

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Los Angeles Mandates LEED For New Buildings

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New Version of LEED-EB Announced

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USGBC and IFMA Establish Cooperative Relationship

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USGBC Opens Public Comment on LEED For High Performance Operations

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New Rule will Boost Energy Performance in LEED Buildings by 14 percent

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Green Building Council Announces $1 Million Commitment to Support Green Building Research

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Industry Organizations Team Up to Improve Commercial IAQ

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LEED for Retail-New Construction Public Comment Period Open

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USGBC's System Now Awards "Innovation in Design" Credits for Applying Cradle to Cradle Product Certification

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House Releases Recommendations for Greening the U.S. Capitol

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Federal Government Should Spend More on Green Building Research, Report Says

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USGBC's LEED for Schools Now Open for Balloting

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USGBC: Credit for Avoiding PVC Requires More Study

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LEED for Schools Second Public Comment Period Now Open

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Green Building Goes to Washington

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San Jose To Require LEED Silver Certification

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BOMA, Green Building Council Agreed to Promote Energy Efficiency

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Industry Leaders Launch Plans to Eliminate Building Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

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USGBC Accredited by ANSI

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U.S. Green Building Council Extends Exam Deadline

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Green Building Gets A New Look

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New Updates from the USGBC

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USGBC Signs Principles on Climate Change, Pushes for Action on Global Warming

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USGBC Seeks Board Nominations