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In Industry 04.18.2014
Smog in Singapore, via Flickr

Friday Roundup: IPCC says time for climate action, new Guide to Green Colleges

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips: USGBC Vice President of Research Chris Pyke spoke to multiple outlets about his contribution to the new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: The revolution starts here: Why the fight against climate change needs to begin where we live, Salon. We're Running Out of Time to Stop Global Warming, UN Says, Mashable. U.N. panel says next 15 years will be critical for affordable climate change actions...

In LEED 04.16.2014

The little LEED building that could: South Sudan’s first LEED-certified building

The World Bank building in South Sudan had its challenges. The site was located in an area with no electricity supply, access to local building materials were few and far between, not to mention that during the design and entire construction period the client for the building was based in Washington D.C., the architect in Kenya, the sustainability consultant in India, and the water consultant in Ethiopia. Yet for the World Bank’s new Juba office in South Sudan, a combination of...

In LEED 04.14.2014

Our 21st year

Turning 21 years old marks an important right of passage, at least here in the U.S. You’re now officially old enough to do a few things you were probably already doing anyway. Hopefully, now that you can do them legally, you’ve also figured out how to do them more responsibly. That’s the idea, anyway. Likely, you’re only just now beginning to figure out who you really are, and what you want to do with your life. There’s an expectation among your family...

In Industry 04.11.2014
New Orleans

Friday Roundup: Building a greener New Orleans, first Platinum airport terminal

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips: New Orleans' entrepreneurs see niches, fill them, USA Today. Check out this profile of the BioInnovation Center, a LEED Gold space at the forefront of a city that is rebuilding itself stronger, greener and more resilient. See for yourself at Greenbuild this October. New Orleans real estate market seeing green, The Times-Picayune. On the residential side, USGBC Louisiana Chapter Executive Director Shannon Stage spoke with the New...

In Community 04.18.2014

Hear what others have to say about the benefits of USGBC membership

Why should your organization become a USGBC member?  We asked hundreds of members what they value about their membership. Here's what they had to say. "Love the new platinum membership and the engagement I get with USGBC team!" "USGBC is doing some of the best work by any association or organization in this field." "I have a lot off affinity with the USGBC's values, goals and achievements." "USGBC provides value and good services." "USGBC is the place to be if you are serious about green...

In LEED 04.16.2014

GRESB: Bringing sustainability to the capital market

Last week the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), launched its 2014 Survey. The release marks the fifth consecutive year that GRESB has been working to provide institutional investors with timely and actionable information about property companies and private equity funds.   The real estate industry has taken notice. Following pressure from investors, regulators, as well as building occupants, the industry has started to look more closely at sustainability issues,...

In LEED 04.14.2014

Know we're back!

We know. "In The Know" took a several week long — unannounced — hiatus. Maggie and I apologize, but we have been working on a number of international efforts that have kept us occupied! In short, we’re back, so is Mad Men, and we have a tremendous amount to share in the coming weeks. I was in China (my distraction) with some of USGBC's leadership at the end of March for a series of meetings, a plaque presentation and, most importantly, seeing LEED in motion...

In Media 04.10.2014

U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 LEED for Homes Award Winners

Washington, D.C. — (April 10, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of the 2013 LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in residential green building. The award categories recognize innovative multi- and single-family projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developers, an overall commitment to LEED for Homes and Project of the Year. Winners for...

In Center for Green Schools 04.17.2014

10 schools leading the way in Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges (photos)

Now in its fifth year, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges, 2014 Edition, released today, profiles higher education institutions in the United States and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. Colleges that succeed in achieving the highest possible Green Rating score for this guide also earn themselves a place on the Green Honor Roll. Here’s a look at 10 of...

In Community 04.15.2014

Welcome new USGBC members: April 2014

At USGBC, we couldn't do what we do without our members. It is through their commitment, expertise, and engagement, that our movement continues to thrive. Every day, we are making our way toward a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous future.  We want to wish a warm welcome to the organizations who joined from March 14 to April 14, 2014. Learn more about membership. AAI ABS Systems acla:works Aigu Consulting Alan Scherr Associates, LLC All Phase Consulting, LLLP...

In Industry 04.14.2014

IPCC report: Building sector emissions growing, green buildings can be solution

Chris Pyke, vice president of research at the U.S. Green Building Council, is a lead author for Chapter 9: Residential and Commercial Buildings in the third installment of a new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the final volume of its Fifth Assessment on Sunday in Berlin. This landmark report addresses the opportunities, costs and benefits of action to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions...

In LEED 04.9.2014

Green neighborhoods for all in Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee has proven that sustainable, supportive and healthy communities aren’t limited to the nation’s top zip codes or tony neighborhoods.  The Westlawn Gardens redevelopment project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has earned the highest level of certification for any LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) built project for redeveloping a severely distressed public housing project into an award winning, mixed-income community...

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.