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green-building iconLEED Green Power for TastyKake Bakery
by Matt Kiszka on 04/17/2009

TastKake Bakery's LEED-registered HQ is offset with green power

The new TastyKake Corporate Headquarters – which is relocating to Philadelphia’s Historic Navy Yard – is pursuing LEED Core & Shell certification at the Gold level. The... [more]

green-building iconGreen Power Voluntary vs. Compliance Markets
by Matt Kiszka on 03/11/2009

Voluntary vs. compliance purchases of green power

Companies might purchase energy from renewable sources for a number of reasons – government mandates, a corporate sustainability goal, to achieve points toward LEED certification, or... [more]

green-building iconThe Shift Towards LEED 2009
by Matt Kiszka on 04/12/2009

Changes coming to the LEED Ratings System in LEED v3

A number of changes are occurring in the LEED system this year – the implementation of LEED v3 (also being branded as LEED 2009), the USGBC’s newest technical rating system;... [more]

green-building iconLEED-NC Performance Study
by Matt Kiszka on 03/20/2009

LEED-Certified Buildings perform better than others

Commissioned by the USGBC, the New Buildings Institute’s Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings report (March 4, 2008) details what levels of energy efficiency... [more]

green-building iconThe Trend Towards LEED-EB
by Matt Kiszka on 03/24/2009

Move towards certifying Existing Buildings over New Construction

The number of LEED projects certified by the USGBC doubled in 2008, and in 2009 the most significant growth is forecast in the LEED-EB space – which has seen registration for... [more]

green-building iconLEED Green Power for KC Convention Center
by Matt Kiszka on 03/26/2009

Kansas City Convention Center Purchases Green Power for LEED Certification

At nearly 400,000 square feet, the Kansas City Convention Center is one of the 10 largest convention center ballrooms in the country. It received a LEED Silver rating from the... [more]

green-building iconWhen to Purchase the LEED Green Power Credit
by Matt Kiszka on 03/27/2009

LEED Green Power Credit can be sought at any stage of a project

Green Power for LEED projects is one credit that can be applied at any stage of a project – as long as energy information is available or can be calculated. The... [more]

green-building iconAdditional ID Credit for LEED Green Power
by Matt Kiszka on 03/30/2009

LEED Green Power can be doubled for an extra ID Credit

Did you know that under the LEED Green Power Credit EAc6, you can achieve an additional Innovation in Design (ID) Point for exemplary performance by doubling your efforts... [more]