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Localizing LEED

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Localizing LEED

In search of greater responsiveness to local priorities, the process for identifying Regional Priority Credits is recalibrated for LEED v4. Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Environmental Design + Construction (EDC) magazine. One common criticism of LEED has always been the notion of taking a “one-size-fits-all” rating system and applying it to the entire building sector. If all sustainability is local, then surely LEED needed to respond to geographically distinct regional priority issues. LEED 2009 addressed this criticism….

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USGBC Leveraging GIS Overlays for LEED 2012 Regional Priority Credits

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USGBC Leveraging GIS Overlays for LEED 2012 Regional Priority Credits

It has been over 40 years since Ian McHarg first published his seminal publication on the effectiveness of using overlay maps to evaluate of the social and environmental costs of land use change. Yet, the influence of Design With Nature seems to be as evident now as ever. . The next iteration of LEED, scheduled to launch late next year, will introduce a completely reorganized system of identifying RPCs for projects seeking LEED certification. . In the current system, RPCs….

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