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GBCI Ramps Up Service Offerings to Green Building Industry

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GBCI Ramps Up Service Offerings to Green Building Industry

Originally published on November 15, 2017 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog.   You probably know Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) as the third-party entity that evaluates and certifies your office’s LEED projects. What you may not be aware of is that GBCI currently provides third-party verification services for certification and credentialing on a variety of platforms in addition to LEED. By implementing a standardized, scientific process through which a product, process, or service is reviewed by a….

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When Will LEED v2.2 and 2009 Expire?

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When Will LEED v2.2 and 2009 Expire?

This column was updated on November 19, 2014 (it was first published on October 13th, 2013). Out with the old, in with the new. With the rollout of LEED v4 currently underway, LEED project teams should be mindful of the LEED-NC v2.2 and 2009 sunset dates. As every new version of LEED launches, USGBC initiates a process to phase out the previous version of the rating system. This process begins by establishing a date for closing registration. After the registration closure date,….

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Dan in Real Life (LEED)

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Dan in Real Life (LEED)

Last month, I posted information about a strange LEED “size gap” issue my project team ran into with a project in northern Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a strange and complex issue and I am still wrestling with a little bit. It took a unique circumstance for the “size gap” issue to create a real stalemate. For one, the owner did not wish to make the building’s new addition “physically distinct” per the LEED 2009 Minimum Program Requirements. Rather, the owner….

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