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(lēd)
n.1.A caldron; a copper kettle.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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USGBC created the LEED 20 years ago to measure and define green building and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings.
"The hallmark of LEED is 'continuous improvement'--and that is exactly where we are going with LEED v4.1," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC.
The goal is to make the rating system more accessible to more projects based on lessons learned from LEED v4 project teams, he adds.
According to some Alaska-based firms with LEED experience, the trend toward sustainable building practices goes deeper than that.
Posters displayed in hallways highlight the building's green features with a logo touting "LEED Gold pre-certified,'' using the USGBC name.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and the certificates are awarded by the US Green Building Council, a group of developers, architects and contractors that specializes in designing buildings based on their standards of green.
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) and Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) are co-organising a course to prepare students for the LEED Associate exam.
LEED 2009 is one of the three major components that make up LEED Version 3, the next version of the LEED green building certification program, Launching April 27.
LEED 2009 incorporates New Construction, Core and Shell, Commercial Interiors, Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, and Schools.
The property has also been designated an Energy Star-labeled home by CSG, a non-profit group that provides certification services for both LEED for Homes and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) Energy Star Homes programs in the Northeast.
So far, 54 cities and 23 federal agencies have adopted LEED standards for buildings, says Bill Browning, senior fellow for Rocky Mountain Institute and co-author of Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate.