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By Paladino and Company
LEED v4.1 is getting a lot of attention in the building industry, thanks to significant implementation and performance enhancements it provides. LEED v4.1 has brought changes that allow design teams to focus more on design and less on LEED documentation.…
LEED | Net Zero
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
By Tom Paladino
I read the announcement with mixed emotions – the USGBC Board of Directors has designated Mahesh Ramanujam as the incoming replacement for CEO Rick Fedrizzi. I’m excited about the future of the organization, but it’s hard to see Rick go.…
Earlier this month, USGBC National Capital Region announced the recipients of the 2015 Awards of Excellence, recognizing the leading projects of the year that embody the best and most innovative sustainable building practices. Held during its thirteenth annual Midsummer Night’s…
Abundance Thinking | Sustainability
By Maggie Santolla
Greenbuild bills itself as the world’s largest green building conference and expo, and it certainly was big this year in New Orleans—not only in attendance, but also in scope. Speakers at the conference clearly demonstrated that the green building industry…
Abundance Thinking | Green Buildings | Leadership | LEED
A large contingent of Paladino consultants is in New Orleans for Greenbuild, the industry’s largest expo and conference. We’re eager to meet with our green building colleagues to discuss the trends, drivers and challenges in sustainable real estate today. Paladino’s…
Green Buildings | LEED | Sustainability
By Brad Pease and Megan Snyder
Just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paladino and Company, our headquarters office in Seattle has become the first LEED v4 certified project in the Northwest. We achieved a Gold rating using the LEED Commercial interiors program. It…
ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | LEED
By Brad Pease
What do the numbers 4, 189.1, and 2014 and 13 all have in common? The first three numbers reference different foundational standards that have independently attempted to define a green building: The USGBC’s LEEDv4, ASHRAE 189.1, and IgCC 2014. The…
Green Buildings | Leadership | LEED | Sustainability
This week I had the pleasure of traveling to New Orleans, the site of the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in October. New Orleans is known for its music, cuisine, history, architecture and resilience – but I…
Abundance Thinking | Green Buildings | LEED
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the states that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation in 2013. Illinois headed the list with 2.29 square foot certified per person in 2013. USGBC calculates the list…
Green Buildings | LEED