Informative Hypothetical LEED-ND Project Walkthrough

Kaid Benfield over at the NRDC just posted about a video a colleague of his, Eliot Allen of Criterion Planners, created showing how a sustainable development he studied would be scored if it pursued LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). The video does a great job of breaking complex calculations into a simple, easy to understand format that would be excellent to forward to clients considering the system...

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USGBC Membership Shrinks Another 9%

You may remember a post from February back where I noticed the USGBC reported a decline in membership on their Member Update newsletters. I noticed today that that membership has declined further, dropping to 16,380 from a peak of 20,000 reported in January 2010.

It's worth noting that I've seen no indications that LEED registrations or personal accreditations are declining, and as we've seen before residential LEED certifications are growing very rapidly. As always, I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on why this decline continues... is it just the poor economy or something more?