Research Documents

Articles & Reports

Greening the Regulatory Landscape

Green Building Geography Across the United States – Does Governmental Incentive or Economic Growth Stimulate Construction

Business Case For Green Building Report- Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Occupants – World Green Building Council

Linking Energy to Health and Productivity in the Built Environment- Evaluating the Cost-Benefits of High Performance Building and Community Design for Sustainability, Health and Productivity

Valuing Green Building- Quantifying the Hidden Benefits of High-Performance Building

The Economics of Change- Catalyzing the Investment Shift Toward a Restorative Built Environment

Green Building in Pacific NW- Steps for an Emerging Trend- Boise State University

Commercial Green Leasing- Climate Change- Professor Stephen Miller, University of Idaho

Green Building and Climate Resilience- Understanding the Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions

Greening Your CC&Rs: Strategies to Improve the Sustainability of Your Neighborhood

Building Design is Part of the Global Warming Solution by Steve Benner
Building Green by Bruce Poe
Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings (March 4, 2008)
Greening Historic Properties White Paper
UN Report – Buildings and Climate Change: Status, Challenges and Opportunities
Energy Efficiency and Green Buildings: Trends, Research Needs and Prospects

Cost-of-Green-Revisited- Reexamining the Feasibility and Cost Impact of Sustainable Desgin In Light of Increased Market Adoption

About LEED v4

LEED v4 fact sheet

LEED v4 Summary of Changes – LEED 2009 to LEED v4 – BD+C

About LEED

Case Studies
LEED Users in the Public Sector

Professional Accreditation
LEED Accredited Professional Candidate Handbook (PDF, 500 KB)
LEED-NC 2.2 Review (Powerpoint, 19 MB)
LEED-NC 2.2 Summary Table (PDF, 2.5 MB)
LEED-NC 2.2 Checklist (PDF, 30 KB)
LEED Innovation & Design Credit Catalogue (PDF, 246 KB)
Notes from LEED-NC 2.2 Exam (PDF, 88 KB)
Summary of Government LEED Incentives (PDF, 79 KB)
Sustainable Building Technical Manual (PDF, 3 MB)
Sustainable Publications & Web Links (PDF, 115 KB)

USGBC Documents
Overview & Frequently Asked Questions
About Green Building
USGBC PowerPoint

Western Region Documents
Western Region Action Plan

Resolutions & Policies
Dynamic Governance FAQ
Ada County Resolution No. 1180
City of Boise Resolution No. 18710
AIA Sustainable Building Standards Policy Summit
City of
Austin Climate Protection Plan

Chapter Status
Rick Fedrizzi Acceptance Letter – Provisional Chapter Status

Chapter Documents
2013-14 Strategic Plan USGBC Idaho