Free LEED Certification for First Platinum Projects

With the aim of accelerating the growth of sustainable development in new markets and encourage optimum, cutting-edge green building practices globally, the US Green Building Council is offering free LEED certification to the first Platinum projects that certify using the new version of LEED.  Image

The announcement was made by the USGBC Chief Operating Officer, Mahesh Ramanujam on June 27 at the at the USGBC Asia Pacific Members’ Meeting in Shanghai.

Earlier this month, USGBC launched its “LEED Earth” project, which  offers free Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification to the groundbreaking projects abroad to introduce the idea of  better performing buildings in countries like Afghanistan, Algeria, Bhutan, Belarus, Central African Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Serbia, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

To learn more about the LEED Earth, participate in the program and register a project, visit  Share your involvement in the campaign or follow updates on Twitter with hashtag #LEEDEarth.


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