What USGBC’s Energy Credit Changes Mean for LEED v4 Projects

What USGBC’s Energy Credit Changes Mean for LEED v4 Projects

The bulk of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) version 4 projects registered with the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) on or after March 1 will be subjected to stricter energy performance criteria. In 2023, the U.S. Green Building Council...

VCA Green Achieves LEED Gold at Abode Senior Housing Project

VCA Green Achieves LEED Gold at Abode Senior Housing Project

VCA Green has officially achieved LEED Gold at Adams Terrace, a success story in leveraging efficient, scattered-site affordable housing in Los Angeles. The 86-unit development is home to senior households whose incomes range between 20-50% Area Median Income....

Rexford TI Space Attains First LEED ID+C Certification

Rexford TI Space Attains First LEED ID+C Certification

As Rexford Industrial works to reinvent Southern California’s industrial properties, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification across their portfolio has been a key component. With a current building stock of about 44 million square feet, one of...

Understanding Mechanical Acceptance Testing

Understanding Mechanical Acceptance Testing

For property developers, architects, mechanical subcontractors, and general contractors, mechanical acceptance testing (MAT) should now be on your radar. MAT applies to almost all new and modified mechanical systems, regardless of their size or capacity. For example,...

SITES: Enhancing Site Design Through Resiliency

SITES: Enhancing Site Design Through Resiliency

The future of sustainable development extends far beyond just green buildings. The Green Business Certification Inc.'s (GBCI) Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) rating system provides nature-based solutions for sustainable landscapes and outdoor spaces to address...

Mendocino Farms Hits LEED Gold in El Segundo

Mendocino Farms Hits LEED Gold in El Segundo

One of the principles of sustainable development is to avoid the destruction of open land; therefore, reimagining existing spaces is one of the most environmentally conscious approaches to revitalizing a community. Federal Realty is adopting that mentality in The...

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