Enhancing Resilience of LEED and RELi projects through Climate Risk Analysis


USGBC defines resilience as “the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from and more successfully adapt to adverse events.” By making buildings more sustainable, durable and adaptable through the application of LEED and RELi, we can reduce communities’ vulnerability to short-term shocks, such as fires and floods, and ensure that they are better equipped for long-term stressors, such as

The second generation of GBCI: A new look for a powerful and promising future

GBCI was founded in 2008 to drive implementation of LEED and for over a decade, has proved instrumental in ensuring LEED remains the world’s most widely used green building program. Thanks to GBCI’s stewardship, there are now more than 104,000 registered and certified LEED commercial projects, nearly 2 million registered and certified residential units and more than 205,000 professionals transforming and implementing LEED around the world.


Slovenia joins the LEED Earth campaign with Lidl Logistic Centre

Slovenia´s first LEED-certified project is the LEED Gold certified Lidl Logistic Centre in Zalec.


LEED Earth is a campaign that offers certification at no cost to the first project and first LEED v4 or v4.1 Platinum project to earn LEED in the countries where the rating system is still emerging. Through these projects’ leadership, they bring more sustainable and thoughtful construction to emerging markets.


Introducing the Arc Re-Entry LEED Pilot Credit

Let’s start with a quick quiz:

  1. Has your facility been affected by COVID-19?
  2. Are you pursuing LEED certification?
  3. Do you want to support a safe, confident re-entry?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, Arc has a new solution for you: the Safety First: Arc Re-Entry Pilot Credit. Achieving the Pilot Credit recognizes a coordinated effort to reduce infection risk, including:


Green Awareness behind Lee Kum Kee

At Lee Kum Kee, a globally renowned sauce and condiment enterprise, pursuing LEED certification is part of its long-standing commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

In early July, Andy To, Managing Director of USGBC & GBCI North Asia, together with Jing Wang, Director of USGBC & GBCI North Asia, paid a visit to Lee Kum Kee’s largest production base in Xinhui, Guangdong.


Future of construction: Prefabrication and Sustainability

Prefabrication and sustainability are a great match; both prefabricated construction and green building are systematic approaches that run through the entire building life cycle.

Covering an area of 34,000 square meters, Huoshenshan Hospital, a 1,000-bed makeshift hospital in Wuhan, began accepting patients on February 2, 2020 following just 10 days of construction in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.


BIPV Solar: going green and sustainable in a beautiful way

This is a distinctive case of powering a single-family home with solar energy in Hangzhou, China.

Using solar energy in a home is no stranger to us, and we’ve all heard of solar water heater. But installing solar power for the entire house is still something new here in China.

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to interview a home owner, who is a lawyer, Mr. Zheng. His house is one of the few in Hangzhou that use solar PV tiles. Let’s hear what he has to say.