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GSA Reviews New Version of LEED

Last week GSA released a review of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Version 4 (LEED v4), the new version of the LEED green building certification system published in November 2013 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The purpose of the review was to examine how LEED v4 aligns with existing federal statutory, regulatory, and Executive Order green building requirements. 
 
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Blog Discussion: Obstacles to Achieving Federal Sustainability Goals

Per the latest OMB Scorecard release (June 2012), 11 out of 23 agencies scored "Red" in the Green Buildings category.  With various resources available (i.e., Energy and Utility Savings Performance Contracts, Space reduction/revitalization  mandates and green buildings certifications), where/why is the Federal government falling short in "greening" its facilities?

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