The U.S. Green Building Council says LEED v4 will bring “better, cleaner, healthier buildings where people live and work.”
Launched in 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council says the number of commercial projects in the LEED program globally has gone from zero to nearly 60,000.
The “Building Health Initiative” in Northern California looks to emphasize improving human health – not just saving energy and water – through green building.
The industry-backed Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes certification program is as good as LEED, according to the Government Services Administration.
The pieces are in place for 375 kilowatts of solar power production at Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers beginning in 2014.
Walmart is applying for LEED certification for a new store in Ohio, but says in the future it “wouldn’t pay a premium for certification.”
The building generates more than enough electricity to meet its needs during the first full year of occupancy.