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Taking Credit! Update on LEED® v.4 Pilot Credit Influencing Material Selection

Specifying products and meeting LEED® v.4 Materials and Resources credits includes an exciting opportunity for designers and architects to sign up to use a pilot credit that reflects hard work on the part of manufacturers developing interior products as sustainable solutions. The pilot credit is entitled Certified Multi-Attribute Products and Materials.

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It is creating a buzz in the design community!  GSA has made its announcement that Green Globes is being added to the list of acceptable Green Building Rating systems for federal projects.

The Armed Forces Retirement Home located in Gulfport, Miss. was built to replace the facility that was destroyed during Katrina and now provides a home for approximately 500 residents; all retired military. 

In using green building rating systems, whether it is LEED® v.4 or the newly updated Green Globes for New Construction, it is important to understand that products themselves are not rated by these systems.

The Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes rating system has recently made the news in a couple of different ways.

Recently we have discussed how architects, engineers, and interior designers are in the business of solving design problems for their clients, the owners of buildings and other elements of our nation’s infrastructure.

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