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Taiwan’s Taipei 101 receives LEED platinum rating

Taiwan’s 509-metre Taipei 101 recently become the world’s tallest building to receive LEED platinum rating, the highest level in the green building rating system. In a ceremony held in held in Taipein, officials from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and local dignitaries said the achievement begins a new …

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Career Goals: Don’t Sell Yourself Short!

I have said in the past that it is extremely important to have career goals, which act as a destination for where you are taking your career. It is important when setting your goals, to take the time to figure out exactly what you want, nothing more, and nothing less. …

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Video: An introduction to LEED

A quick video overview about LEED, the LEED certification process, and the LEED exams. Great explanation if you’re not already a LEED expert. About LEED LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at …

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An engineer’s guide to LEED and LEED accreditation

This article is sponsored in part by LEED-Directory.org – (what’s this?) An engineer becomes a LEED accredited professional after passing the LEED accreditation professional exam administered by the Green Buildings Certification Institute (GBCI) which is part of the US Green Building Council. This article attempts to introduce engineers to what …

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LEED Accreditation – Fad or Necessity?

Is it really necessary to become a LEED accredited professional (LEED AP)? Can you design for sustainability without having LEED accreditation? Is this just another acronym to put on a business card? Or, as some suggest, is this a half hearted attempt by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to …

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