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LEED v4

The LEED v4 rating system is the most successful and widely used green building rating system on the planet. The LEED v4 blog posts are for building product manufacturers, architects, students, and other professionals who wish to learn more about LEED certification. The blog topics include: LEED specifications, LEED exam prep, LEED points, and other green building issues. Users are encouraged to comment on the blogs and provide an interactive experience. Guest bloggers are always welcome and can contact us for blog submission information.

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On: Jan 12, 2018 By: GreenCE, Inc.
LEED v4.1 is Coming, Are You Ready?
“Change is inevitable, growth is optional.” That was said by John C. Maxwell. He didn’t say we liked it, he just said it was. Change IS. Whether we want it, whether we voted for it, or whether we sought it out. The building product manufacturing world is no different.
On: Jan 12, 2018 By: GreenCE, Inc.
LEED v4.1 is Coming, Are You Ready?
“Change is inevitable, growth is optional.” That was said by John C. Maxwell. He didn’t say we liked it, he just said it was. Change IS. Whether we want it, whether we voted for it, or whether we sought it out. The building product manufacturing world is no different.
On: Sep 29, 2017 By: Brad Blank
Does Your Product Contribute to the LEED v4 Low-Emitting Materials Credit?
There are several significant changes in LEED v4 compared to previous versions of the ratings system. The LEED v4 BD+C Low-Emitting Materials credit has several changes which we will explore.
On: Sep 20, 2017 By: Brad Blank
 <p>How do precast concrete products fit into the LEED v4 rating system?
How do precast concrete products fit into the LEED v4 rating system? What LEED credits apply to precast concrete products? The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) has released The Precaster’s Guide to LEED v4 to help manufacturers navigate the LEED rating system.
On: Sep 14, 2017 By: Brad Blank
How the New PCR Program May Affect Your LEED v4 EPD
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) play an important role in LEED v4. EPDs are created according to internationally harmonized standards and are 3rd party verified, ensuring that the results for products are valid.
On: Aug 21, 2017 By: Brad Blank
How LEED Courses Help Building Product Manufacturers Get Specified
LEED v4 was launched in November 2013. Yet, many building product manufacturers are still unprepared in today’s marketplace. Despite several new opportunities, many building product manufacturers haven’t developed Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for LEED v4. Other companies have failed to update their LEED product documentation from LEED v3 to LEED v4.
On: Jul 20, 2017 By: Brad Blank
3 Ways Product Manufacturer Reps Can Maintain A LEED Credentia
Building product reps who have obtained their LEED professional credential should be commended for their effort. It is no easy feat spending countless hours taking LEED practice exams, participating in LEED certification training, and locking yourself in your office to memorize arcane building codes, enhanced refrigerant management requirements, and whole building life-cycle impact reduction strategies.
On: May 24, 2017 By: Brad Blank
How Buildings Can Improve Our Health
The built environment provides the setting for our lives. It plays a huge role in our natural environment, our economy, and our culture. The built environment provides a context for addressing the world’s greatest contemporary challenges including pollution, climate change, and habitat destruction. Green buildings can reduce that environmental damage. In many cases, green buildings can enhance the health of the environment and the people who use them.
On: Apr 17, 2017 By: GreenCE, Inc.
Building Product Reps: How to Get a Piece of a Billion Dollar Business
So, you manufacture a great building product. It’s sustainable, it can contribute toward LEED points. It’s even pretty. Yet, no one is specifying it. So, what do you do? You acknowledge that you are in the right business, at the right time. You just might not have the right tools.
On: Apr 6, 2017 By: Brad Blank
LEED Exam Study Skills For Building Product Reps
LEED exam prep can be difficult for building product manufacturers to navigate. LEED v4 is significantly different compared to LEED v3 and previous versions.

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