Green certification


Building products of the future

Speakers: John Amatruda, Sean Brennan, Kirsten Mariager, Shawn Torbert - LEED AP

Building energy policy in NYC: the existing building challenge

These slides presented a case study about the impact of carbon policy changes in New York City on the existing buildings and energy code in NYC.

US-GA-Atlanta-2017-Sustainable Building Ordinance

ATLANTA , GA , CITY/TOWN/VILLAGE LEVEL , IN FORCE US-GA-Atlanta-2017-Sustainable Building Ordinance This is a case study of how Green building LEED Silver certification caused Sustainable development design standards to be amended.

Green infrastructure: back to basics

Green infrastructure is any practice that uses or replicates natural systems to achieve the desired outcome. This includes green roofs, bioswales and rain gardens. Green roofs replicate meadows to retain water and restore habitats on the top of buildings. Green infrastructure does not exclusively mean...
Policy report

Green building policy case studies, New Mexico

First adopted in 2007, and most recently renewed in 2015, New Mexico’s Sustainable Building Tax Credit supports the greening of many building types across the state. Released in October, 2017, this case study captures the impacts of this landmark policy and highlights the context and...
Briefing paper

Green Codes Policy Brief - LEED recognition for California projects

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification has transformed how the building industryand the public consider sustainability in the built environment. The most recent update to LEED, known as LEED v4, is the new standard for high-performance

Standards and codes: Tools to guide green building

The website offers green-building standards, codes, certification systems and tools to assist professionals to achieve LEED certification.
Journal article

A review of studies on green building assessment methods by comparative analysis

Green building assessment methods, which play an essential role in promoting the development of greenbuildings, have attracted much attention in recent years. Many studies have been conducted on the development of new assessment methods and improvement of existing ones through comparative analysis. However, there is...
Journal article

The impact of working in a green certified building on cognitive function and health

Thirty years of public health research have demonstrated that improved indoor environmental quality is associated with better health outcomes. Recent research has demonstrated an impact of the indoor environment on cognitive function. We recruited 109 participants from 10 high-performing buildings in five U.S. cities. In...