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May 2010
 
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Alec Appelbaum's Misunderstandings of LEED are LEEDing us Astray!Last Month, I refuted Alec Appelbaum's New York Times May 20 OpEd piece, "Don't LEED Us Astray," stating for the record that the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building rating systems do address maintaining the ongoing green performance of buildings.The family of LEED green building rating systems does address the maintenance of ongoing green performance of buildings and Alec Appelbaum is doing a disservice to the built environment, the people that occupy buildings, and the environment by perpetuating the myth that LEED does not address maintaining the ongoing green performance of buildings. The LEED-EB O&M rating system specifically addresses the ongoing green performance of buildings and it was created to provide ongoing recertification for both buildings first certified under LEED for New Construction as well for buildings first certified under LEED for Existing Buildings O&M.Full Press Release >>
 
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LEED-EB Platinum is Earned for the International Finance Corporation Headquarters Building    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Headquarters Building, located in Washington, D.C. and managed by Brandywine Realty Trust, has been awarded LEED®-EB: O&M (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This certification recognizes that the IFC has implemented continuous sustainability improvement measures guided by LEED-EB.  Leonardo Academy was the LEED consultant for this project supporting the successful achievement of Platinum Certification.Full Press Release >>

Upcoming Spring Webinars

Webinar Trainings Underway
This spring, Leonardo Academy has prepared courses on a wide variety of sustainability topics, which are available
HERE. We will be wrapping up our spring training sessions and launching a new training website in June.Leonardo Academy also provides customized training for companies and organizations. For more information please contact Kara Edmonson at Leonardo Academy at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone (608) 280-0255, or visit our web site for more information.
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Press Releases: 
Thursday, May 27Leonardo Academy Approved by USGBC as a Top-Tier Education Provider
Wednesday, May 26 Leonardo Academy Launches Free Webinar on How to Be a Hero and Deliver Great Post-Occupancy Performance in LEED-NC Certified Buildings
Tuesday, May 25 Call for Applications: Open Seats on Emissions Standard Committee in the Producer, Environmentalist and General Interest Category
Monday,
May 24
Climate Institute and Home Depot Representatives Appointed to SCS-002 Standards Committee; Additional Opening in Producer Interest Category
Thursday, May 20Alec Appelbaum's Misunderstandings of LEED are LEEDing us Astray
Monday,
May 17
LEED-EB Platinum is Earned for the International Finance Corporation Headquarters Building
Monday,
May 03
LEED-EB Silver is Earned for Wisconsin State Agriculture Building
 
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