Controversial LEED v4 Officially Adopted By USGBC Members

The next version of LEED, currently referred to as “LEED v4,” has been adopted by the members of the United States Green Building Council. It only took three years, six public comment periods and a whole lot of controversy, but the new standard was approved by 86% of the voting body. The new version of … Continue reading Controversial LEED v4 Officially Adopted By USGBC Members

Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control – An SDGBC Lunch+LEED Event

If you aren't doing anything on Wenesday, 10 April 2013, and you'll be in the San Diego area, I invite you to join me for lunch. I have been invited to present at the next Lunch+LEED seminar, hosted by my friends at the San Diego Green Building Council. You may recall that last September I … Continue reading Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control – An SDGBC Lunch+LEED Event

Risk Management for LEED Construction Projects

Peter Kenter published an informative article at Canada's Daily Commercial News and Construction Record entitled, Legal tips for construction firms pursuing LEED: “We haven’t seen a lot of cases involving LEED-igation or sustainable building projects, but we know they’re coming,” says Danielle Stone, an associate with Blaney McMurtry LLP and a member of the firm’s … Continue reading Risk Management for LEED Construction Projects