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By Paladino and Company
Developers are seeing increasing pressure from regulators to pursue net zero energy and carbon in their new construction. There are also incentives for operators of existing buildings to pursue a net zero energy goal. A third-party certification serves as a…
LEED | Sustainability
It's often said that the greenest building is the one that is already standing. But did you know that buildings and their operation use anywhere from 41 to 70 percent of the nation's energy, depending on their marketing and purpose…
Analytics | LEED
Creating a high-quality master plan that is back-checked through certification is a powerful way to set master plan aspirations and set the development up for long-term success. Certification brings several advantages to a master plan, not the least of which…
Abundance Thinking | LEED | Resilience | Sustainability
By Amanda Cunningham
LEED v4.1 is intended to extend LEED certification to more types of projects and to increase the emphasis on building performance. That’s why LEED v4.1, the latest version of LEED, makes greater use of the Arc platform, and focuses heavily…
By Kim Pexton
Feeling like you’re just settling in to LEED v4? It’s hard to believe that It’s been four years since the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released LEED v4, and now, LEED v4.1, announced last November at Greenbuild, will be released…
Green Buildings | LEED | Sustainability
The truth about LEED Fellowship is that those of us who have attained this honor have more in common than our LEED accreditation and passion for sustainability in the built environment. The accomplishments that led to recognition in our diverse…
Abundance Thinking | Green Buildings | Leadership | LEED | Networking | Signature Buildings | Sustainability
By Divya Natarajan
What happens when you combine a leading sustainably-minded architecture firm with an historic building and Paladino’s expertise in sustainability and wellness? You get the new LEED Platinum and WELL Gold certified COOKFOX headquarters on the 17th floor of 250 West…
Abundance Thinking | LEED | Sustainability | Wellness
“Congratulations, you're now a FLEED!” This is what my good friend in the design world exclaimed upon learning of my elevation to the 2014 class of LEED Fellows. She made me laugh, and I must admit, “FLEED” rolls off the…
Employee Engagement | LEED | Uncategorized
By Pia Engel
Does your green building certification project qualify for a low-interest rate loan from government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)? Knowing the answer to that question might mean that…
Green Buildings | LEED | Sustainability | Uncategorized
What creates momentum and how do we line up our next steps? For some, it might be the pursuit of LEED EBOM. The US Green Building Council’s LEED rating system has a specific reference guide and rating for Existing Buildings.…
Abundance Thinking | Green Buildings | LEED | Sustainability