Tag Archives: U.S. Green Building Council

Square Footage of LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpasses New Construction

For the first time, the total square footage of LEED-certified existing buildings surpassed LEED-certified new construction, according to the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Historically, USGBC has seen the majority of LEED-certification volume and sq. ft.  comprised of new construction projects. As of December, the sq. ft. of LEED-certification for existing buildings exceeded new […]

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The Sarasota Power Haus: The Greenest Home in the U.S.

Recently, we’ve been reporting on Florida buildings that have achieved LEED certification. This week, we’ve discovered a very green home that deserves a mention of its own. The Sarasota Power Haus in Lakewood Ranch is making news because of its impressive LEED score and rating on the Home Energy Rating System. The Sarasota Power Haus […]

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Both Companies and Cities Take on ‘Better Buildings Challenge’

The Secretary of Energy announced  recently 14 initial partners who are committed to President Obama’s ‘Better Buildings Challenge,’ resulting in more than $500 million & 300 million square ft dedicated by private sector partners & local governments to improve energy efficiency. The challenge is part of the president’s Better Buildings Initiative launched as a way […]

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Incentives That Can Make Your Company Energy Efficient

Various state incentives have dramatically increased their business programs that are aimed at helping companies shift over to going green by reducing the use of conventional energy sources, which will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Such incentives will greatly help companies achieve their environmental effects. Buildings constructed  between 2006 and 2013, taking into account  the […]

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