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September 5th, 2009
10:57 AM ET

Taking the LEED!

Leadership in energy and environmental design–LEED–as it's called in short, is a great building ratings system developed by the U.S. Green Building council. Commerical properties, healthcare facilities and now even schools across the country are becomng LEED certified.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield takes us to one of those schools.


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  1. JD Polk (solarmanjd)

    I have been fighting to keep hope alive in Alternative Energy for almost 20yrs
    I a have been a member of LEED as well as US Green Building Council
    since about their inceptions.
    We, Advanced Technology Industries Inc that is, will be building Low Cost Solar Co-Generating
    Homes and retro-fitting existing foreclosed Homes that surpass all of there Guidelines....
    I have tried for many years to get legislation passed to mandate some of these Very guidelines that they have….
    I have an Agenda
    My agenda is the BOLDEST SOLARHOUSING AGENDA YET TO DATE…
    I want to have all Residential Properties Co-Generating electricity in North America by 2025.
    “We have the Man Power and the Technology” so now is the time for “ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY”…

    September 5, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  2. suhail khan

    LEED an excellent idea/organization may be focused down the road 30 to 40 years people like Bill Gates Warren,oprah and so on should spend there charity money in this project instead of doing their good deeds in south africa and india as a lay man in this technology thats only i can say

    September 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm |
  3. Sherry Rosen

    Dear Fredricka,

    I appreciate all the information you provide on the issues confronting us every day. Today, I know you will devote an hour to Swine Flu.

    I realize there is a vaccine that will be available very soon. My problem is that I have a grandaughter who has a severe allergy to eggs and experiences bouts of Asthma. Her parents have been told that she cannot receive the vaccine. How are we supposed to protect her? Is there a vaccine in the pipeline that will be available to her and other children with food allergies. I am concerned because I feel my granddaughter's life could be in jeopardy!

    I appreciate your help in this matter. I know there are many children who are facing the same dilemma as my granddaughter is.

    Thank you so much.

    Sherry Rosen

    September 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  4. Joe Nocera

    A great source for finding green building products for LEED projects is http://www.mrgreenpoints.com. It helped me find products with recycled content that also qualified as regional materials.

    September 10, 2009 at 8:28 pm |