LEED Online upgrade for LEED 2009 projects

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Have you met the new LEED Online platform? Built to provide a smoother and faster user experience, it was released in December 2013 for teams registering LEED v4, LEED for Homes and Campus projects.

USGBC is now extending access to LEED 2009 commercial projects.   

On Jan. 5, 2015, LEED 2009 projects using the BD+C, ID+C and EB:O+M rating systems will be upgraded to the new LEED Online platform. Newly registering LEED 2009 projects will also use the new platform going forward.

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The LEED Dynamic Plaque is forcing us out of our comfort zone

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17 Dec 2014
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I admit it, I too get comfortable with the way things are. It requires so little mental effort to just keep on doing what you’re doing and getting what you get. But if you aspire to be a leader, if you're determined to make a difference, you have to jerk yourself out of your comfort zone and get on to the next thing. You have to do this even while others are either complacent or expending valuable energy trying to keep things around them from changing in ways that would force them to change too. 

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Sound bites: Telling your sustainability story

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12 Dec 2014
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Sustainability marketing has evolved into a discipline in and of itself. And this year at Greenbuild 2014, this topic took center stage.

Sold-out Greenbuild special set session Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools and Tips to Tell Your Story featured a cross-section of leaders who are engaged in both marketing functions and sustainability-related work. Their conversations spanned the entire lifecycle of sustainability marketing:

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Sound bites: Telling your sustainability story

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12 Dec 2014
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Sustainability marketing has evolved into a discipline in and of itself. And this year at Greenbuild 2014, this topic took center stage.

Sold-out Greenbuild special set session Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools and Tips to Tell Your Story featured a cross-section of leaders who are engaged in both marketing functions and sustainability-related work. Their conversations spanned the entire lifecycle of sustainability marketing:

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Sound bites: Telling your sustainability story

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12 Dec 2014
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Sustainability marketing has evolved into a discipline in and of itself. And this year at Greenbuild 2014, this topic took center stage.

Sold-out Greenbuild special set session Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools and Tips to Tell Your Story featured a cross-section of leaders who are engaged in both marketing functions and sustainability-related work. Their conversations spanned the entire lifecycle of sustainability marketing:

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Sound bites: Telling your sustainability story

Published on: 
12 Dec 2014
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Sustainability marketing has evolved into a discipline in and of itself. And this year at Greenbuild 2014, this topic took center stage.

Sold-out Greenbuild special set session Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools and Tips to Tell Your Story featured a cross-section of leaders who are engaged in both marketing functions and sustainability-related work. Their conversations spanned the entire lifecycle of sustainability marketing:

read more

Sound bites: Telling your sustainability story

Published on: 
12 Dec 2014
Feature image: 

Sustainability marketing has evolved into a discipline in and of itself. And this year at Greenbuild 2014, this topic took center stage.

Sold-out Greenbuild special set session Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools and Tips to Tell Your Story featured a cross-section of leaders who are engaged in both marketing functions and sustainability-related work. Their conversations spanned the entire lifecycle of sustainability marketing:

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Balancing compelling images and convincing text when promoting your LEED project

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12 Dec 2014
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Everyone knows the old adage “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” The human brain responds to images differently than it responds to descriptive text. Vivid color, pattern and the suggestion of motion engage our eyes and our minds in ways that words just don’t. Even the most active imagination can’t reliably convert prose to imagery in a way that matches the power of viewing a photo or an illustration.

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