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In Center for Green Schools 09.19.2014

Get to know our Green Apple Day of Service champion: Lori Braunstein

In the spirit of Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS) being right around the corner, we wanted to profile one of our most successful and committed project captains, Lori Braunstein. Read below for her pro-tips and ideas on how to make the best of this year’s Green Apple Day of Service.   Lori Braunstein is the Director for Green Schools and Community of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. She has been involved with Green Apple Day of Service since last year...

In LEED 09.18.2014

LEED certification update: August 2014

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in August 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the LEED project directory for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world. Rating System Projects Certified Square Footage Certified New Construction 140 18.2 million Commercial Interiors 52 2.7 million Core and Shell 34 8.3 million Existing Buildings...

In Media 09.16.2014

Fifth Annual Campus Conservation Nationals Registration Opens

CCN encourages college campuses to reduce energy consumption (Washington, D.C.) Sept. 16, 2014 – Organizing partners The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, the Alliance to Save Energy and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the fifth annual Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) competition. From February through April 2015, participating schools will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest...

In Education 09.16.2014

Course preview: Sustainable Forest Management and FSC Certified Wood

Education @USGBC is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education. Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Check out the preview below of this month's featured course: Sustainable Forest Management and FSC Certified Wood. In this course you will explore the FSC certification process, fire suppression, the role of old growth forests, and watershed protection.

In Center for Green Schools 09.19.2014

Submit your Green Apple Day of Service video today!

The Green Apple Day of Service was established to help create green schools around the world and improve the places where our students learn. Now in its third year, the Day of Service, which takes place this year on Saturday, Sept. 27, reaches dozens of countries throughout the world. We are working to increase our global presence even further with a new video project, and we want you to showcase your efforts! This year, we are asking all of our Green Apple Day of Service volunteers,...

In Greenbuild 09.17.2014

Guide to Materials and Human Health at Greenbuild 2014

Interested in the impact buildings have on human health? Greenbuild 2014 is packed with events dedicated to this topic. Here is your go-to guide for human health events at Greenbuild 2014. Pre-conference events: Arrive early and jump start the human health conversations with one of these pre-conference events. Materials & Human Health Summit. The first materials and health summit was held last year at Greenbuild Philadelphia and included a day of discussions on the connection...

In Media 09.16.2014

USGBC Announces 12 Winners of its LEED Earth Campaign

 Countries selected previously had no LEED buildings Washington, D.C. — (Sept. 16, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 12 countries now have their very first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building. Previously, LEED did not exist in these countries.  The countries — Burundi, Croatia, Ecuador, Honduras, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Serbia, South Sudan, Ukraine and Venezuela —  were...

In Industry 09.16.2014

2013 Annual Report turns the spotlight on USGBC employees

In our 2013 Annual Report, we turn the spotlight on our talented USGBC employees — and learn some fun facts about their drinking habits. (Just coffee and tea, of course!)     We also learned that staff prefer bagged lunches to dining out. (Reusable bags, of course!) But when they do buy lunch, they have pretty good taste. Learn more facts about about USGBC in our 2013 annual report, now available online.  

In Greenbuild 09.18.2014

Greenbuild’s Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit takes on next big...

The business case for building market-rate green buildings is getting stronger every day. That is fully understood by the leaders in the green building movement attending Greenbuild’s Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit on Oct. 21, 2014, in New Orleans, LA. But what appeals to the troublemaker in me, and perhaps all of us, is the equally strong conviction that the next frontier in the green building movement is bringing green to everyone — regardless of...

In Community 09.17.2014

Announcing the Best of Building Award winners

USGBC is proud to announce the winners of its first annual Best of Building Awards. The Best of Building Awards recognizes the year’s best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively be the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of the world’s leading organizations invested in sustainability. We invite you to join us in celebrating this year’s award winners....

In Community 09.16.2014

New USGBC merchandise available in the store

Have you visited our store recently? Stop by and check out some of our new merchandise, like our USGBC-branded Hardcover Journal by Ecosystem, and our Insulated Water Bottle by Klean Kanteen. Or, be sure to pick up the official Green Apple Day of Service T-Shirt, just in time for the 2014 Day of Service on September 27. And let us know if you're a happy shopper by leaving product feedback in the all-new comment section. Lets get shopping!

In Media 09.15.2014

Studies Reveal Growing Demand for LEED-Credentialed Professionals Across Building Sector

Washington, D.C. — (Sept. 15, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of a study of job postings from across the United States, revealing that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period. “This figure tells a powerful story about the value that building-industry employers assign to knowledgeable, LEED-credentialed professionals,” said Rick...

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