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June 20, 2012

EGB Features

LEED v4 (Read this article and earn a CE hour!)

By JESLIN VARGHESE, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, and DIANA WEBB; Green Building Research Institute; San Antonio, Texas

Since its introduction in 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green-building rating system has undergone many changes. More are in store, with the 2013 launch of LEED v4, formerly LEED 2012. Although the final document has yet to be approved, following is an analysis of expected changes related to HVAC.

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EGB News

Gen. Colin Powell, Ted Koppel to Headline 2012 World Energy Engineering Congress

Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell and former ABC News "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel are among 250 speakers scheduled to appear at the 35th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), to be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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Study: Dry Conditions do Little to Curb Water Use

New research shows little correlation between drought or dry conditions in a locality and the amount of water citizens use.

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USGBC and its Northern California Chapter Launch California Best Buildings Challenge

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) recently launched the California Best Buildings Challenge.

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'This Old House' Expert Trethewey to Speak at Mechanical Systems Week

Richard Trethewey, plumbing and heating expert on Emmy Award-winning PBS television series “This Old House,” will be the featured General Session speaker for Mechanical Systems Week 2012 Sept. 21 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

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