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Published on 24 Apr 2015 Posted in Center for Green Schools

Out of the most impressive and inspiring school buildings in the entire world, how do you choose just one to name the Greenest School on Earth? The task is a daunting one, but also an...

Published on 24 Apr 2015 Written by Tim Taylor Posted in LEED

In my first environmental management class, the instructor posed a very simple question: “Do you wake up in the morning overwhelmed with all that is wrong with the world, or are you optimistic about where things are heading?” There was a very long pause and then the teacher replied...

Published on 24 Apr 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

On Valentine's Day this year, we asked if you love LEED. The responses we received were inspiring. Whether it was celebrating your first LEED Platinum certification—or sharing a...

Published on 23 Apr 2015 Written by Katy Evans Posted in Education

Earth Week is upon us; it’s the perfect time to reconsider your relationship with the natural world and to learn how you can play a larger role in the design-led revolution. You can provide more for people while demanding less from the planet through smart design and a broad-based...

Published on 23 Apr 2015 Written by Kirsten Swanson Posted in Community

This month, Mayda Colon was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers—a volunteer leader whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green...

Published on 23 Apr 2015 Written by Courtney Yan Posted in LEED

Starting in July of 2015, projects in California subject to the mandatory 2013 CALGreen requirements will be able to use an alternative documentation path for LEED. Approved by the LEED Steering Committee, this streamlined path will be available for use on select credits for...

Published on 23 Apr 2015 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

Tracking your building’s performance enables you to save money and resources, assess your sustainability strategies, and even make your tenants or occupants more comfortable. The LEED Dynamic Plaque is the powerful, innovative platform...

Published on 22 Apr 2015 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in LEED

In the late 1990s, a revolutionary idea arrived on the scene, shepherded by an innovative thinker and nurtured by scores of curious and passionate individuals. In the book Biomimicry, Janine Benyus introduced the notion that we could be better off...

Published on 22 Apr 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week the House of Representatives advanced a modest but important bill that improves building efficiency in commercial buildings. S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act passed the House by a voice vote and will...

Published on 22 Apr 2015 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Community

This article appeared in The Huffington Post on April 22, 2015.

As I was sitting over coffee watching the sun peek its nose over the horizon on this 22nd day of April—the 45th...

Published on 22 Apr 2015 Written by Taimur Burki Posted in LEED

Smoke stacks, visible pollution, dust, grime and dire working conditions—this is what many people think of when you ask them to picture a factory. But today’s factories look nothing like...

Published on 22 Apr 2015 Written by Curt Radkin Posted in LEED

It is important for Wells Fargo to be transparent and accountable for our environmental goals and to communicate the progress we make toward achieving them. As the old saying goes, you can’t manage what...

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