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Published on 23 Jun 2017 Written by Jennifer Wellman-... Posted in Community

USGBC National Capital Region’s event A Midsummer Night’s Green will return to the Arena Stage on July 20. You’re...

Published on 23 Jun 2017 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

The application period for new LEED committee members is open through August 31, 2017. In honor of that, USGBC will be bringing you stories and perspectives from members of the various...

Published on 23 Jun 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

Green Apple Day of Service is a unique moment to join schools across the world in celebrating the central role that schools play in preparing the next generation of leaders in sustainability.

Over the past five years, we’...

Published on 22 Jun 2017 Written by Holly Baird Posted in Community

In 2016, Nashville’s Fire Station 19 received LEED Platinum certification. Then, in June 2017, it was awarded the 2017 Governor's Environmental Stewardship...

Published on 22 Jun 2017 Written by Mark Bryan Posted in Community

USGBC National Capital Region would like to alert its members to a training opportunity for architects and engineers in the Northeast. Developed by the Building Codes...

Published on 22 Jun 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC has a vision that every school can be an inspiring, healthy, green place where teachers and students thrive and where every student has the chance to succeed. One way we realize this vision...

Published on 21 Jun 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Community

Join USGBC Orange County on June 26 to learn how you can get started with zero waste certification. The workshop will cover the importance of measuring what is...

Published on 21 Jun 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) is the only national event to bring together all of the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build, and teach in U.S. schools...

Published on 20 Jun 2017 Written by Brenden McEneaney Posted in Advocacy and policy

Budget and green legislation

After clearing a series of legislative deadlines in April and May, seven of the eight green building bills USGBC is supporting are charging forward, although California’s bold new attempt at a cap-and-trade bill did not advance. All the while, Gov...

Published on 20 Jun 2017 Written by Julia Feder Posted in Education

Interested in learning more about specific green building topics and wondering how to demonstrate your knowledge in these areas? Let your professional network know you’ve invested in learning about these key topics through USGBC’s knowledge-based badges.

In the coming months,...

Published on 20 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED is the go-to green building rating system for architects and builders worldwide. But in the quest to make our entire environment healthier and more sustainable, there are also other, specialized ways to achieve our goals—such as...

Published on 16 Jun 2017 Written by Melanie Colburn Posted in Community

This article is by Marsha Sukardi, SFPUC Engineer, who will be hosting the sold-out USGBC Northern California tour of the...

Published on 16 Jun 2017 Written by Sarah Stanley Posted in Media

LEED for Communities combines sustainability, social equity and human experience with technology and analytics at the community-wide level

Incheon, South Korea—(June 16, 2017)—Today, USGBC announced that Songdo...

Published on 15 Jun 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Tens of thousands of sustainability professionals worldwide have earned their LEED Green Associate credential as a way to take their career to the next level and demonstrate their green building expertise. From our own LEED Green...

Published on 15 Jun 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Greenbuild

Did you know that you can attend Greenbuild this year in Boston, China or India? Greenbuild 2017, the world's largest and most influential green building conference, offers a forum in three locations for the green building...

Published on 14 Jun 2017 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC believes in green buildings for all. We are pleased to see Pennsylvania join a growing list of states to include LEED...

Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Leticia McCadden Posted in Media

Award-winning green building conference and expo headed to Boston, November 8–10

Boston, Mass.—(June 12, 2017)—Registration is now open for the annual...

Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Greenbuild

More than 20 years ago, USBGC started as a vision. Today, it is an unparalleled community of sustainability-focused and like-minded people responsible for anchoring one of the most important environmental movements of our time. In 2000, the very first LEED buildings were certified, propelling...

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