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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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An engineer’s guide to LEED and LEED accreditation

The LEED accreditation is the highest valued environmental accreditation and its importance cannot be undervalued in the coming years. Today most companies are audited for compliance to green initiatives. There are stringent rules to comply with the green regulations and any failure can lead to huge fines. With more and more companies resorting to go green, the LEED accreditation will only gain further importance. LEED accreditation is in its nascent stage yet over 75,000 professionals have been accredited so far.

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LEED Accreditation – Fad or Necessity?

Is the LEED certification here for the long haul, or is it just a fad? 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 exploit the demand for solutions to environmental issues and make some money along the way?

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