29 Jun '11, 6pm

Kohl's Reports 30% Energy Savings Through LEED Volume Program

's streamlined LEED certification for large groups of existing buildings graduated from pilot phase to official status this week after five years in development, and some of its early adopters are already reporting strong energy and water savings from the program. The USGBC announced the formal launch of the LEED Volume Certification program covering the operations and maintenance of existing buildings (known in green building shorthand as LEED-EBOM Volume Certification ) at the Building Owners and Managers Association's International Conference in Washington, D.C. Volume certification enables companies, commercial real estate firms, schools and others with a portfolio of non-residential property to expedite green building certification for 25 or more structures. The process reduces paperwork, costs and the time involved to apply and be reviewed for green building certific...

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