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Sept. 4, 2014: Industry Groups Agree to Collaborate on Green Building

Move Will Coordinate Standard 189.1, International Green Construction Code, and LEED
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ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) agreed to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and the LEED green building program.


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July 24, 2014: Appraisal Institute Supports USGBC, Says Green Homes Do Sell for a Premium

Report Says a Green Label Adds an Average 9 Percent Price Premium
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The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, has announced its support for a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) report that finds green labeled homes can sell at higher prices.


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Philadelphia Ready to Ring in Greenbuild 2013

USGBC to Roll Out LEED v4 at Popular Event
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Thirty-thousand people from 90 countries are expected to attend this year’s Greenbuild, which will consist of “three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor, and ample networking events.”


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USGBC Adopts LEED v4

Council Voted 86 Percent in Favor of Adopting the System
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its membership has voted to adopt Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4, the next update to the green building rating system.


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July 17, 2013: LEED v4 Passes Ballot and Will Launch This Fall

Newest Version of Green Building Rating System to Launch at Greenbuild
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to its green building rating system. The final overall vote was 86 percent in favor of adopting LEED v4.


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USGBC Certifies First LEED Platinum Prefabricated, Modular Home in Washington

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Greenfab has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for a new home built in Seattle. The prefabricated, modular home is the first to be certified LEED Platinum in the state of Washington.


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March 27, 2012: New, Updated Credits Introduced to LEED Pilot Credit Library

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The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) next update to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program, LEED 2012, will include various updates to credits within the LEED Pilot Credit Library.


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ASHRAE Updates Green Standard

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A newly published version of the high performance green building standard from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) focuses on making buildings and systems more sustainable.


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USGBC Seeks LEED Comment

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced that the third public comment period for a proposed 2012 update to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building program opened March 1, 2012.


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Feb. 23, 2012: Third Public Comment Period for LEED Update to Open March 1

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that the third public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program will open on March 1, 2012.


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