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Published on 03 May 2016 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Community

The 2016 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum will be held May 22–24, 2016 at the Newport Marriott in Newport, R.I.

Energy efficiency has taken on a new level of importance both domestically and internationally....

Published on 03 May 2016 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

White House and federal agency officials recently convened key stakeholders, including USGBC, to identify challenges and opportunities to support and promote electric vehicles (EV).

Government officials at the meeting included high-ranking staff within the U.S. Department of Energy’...

Published on 03 May 2016 Written by Tracie Hall Posted in Community

Destiny USA was the destination on April 14, 2016 for colleagues, friends and family of Rick Fedrizzi as USGBC New York Upstate held the...

Published on 03 May 2016 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

Over the past several months, the Center for Green Schools (Center) has been working with dozens of green schools organizations on a project we’re calling “Measuring Our Impact.” The Measuring Our Impact project aims...

Published on 03 May 2016 Posted in Community

The Lake Country Area was the first community-wide participant of the 30x30 Nature Challenge in Wisconsin, and continues to participate each year.

The community stays true to the challenge, getting families, youth, adults and workers to spend 30 minutes a day in nature for 30...

Published on 02 May 2016 Written by Nancy Church Posted in Community

The sun shines bright on Kentucky this year, with seven EPA Energy Star Awards. It is not often that we compare with a green building count in California, so it is with great pride that we note Kentucky won the same number of EPA Energy Star Awards in this latest round of recognition.

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Published on 02 May 2016 Posted in Community

With the creation of the Design and Construction Corporation (DCC), as highlighted in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2016/17 budget, New York state (NYS) has the ability to establish review processes for design and construction projects that support many existing NYS goals. Below is a short list...

Published on 02 May 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Industry

We’ve heard the statistics and warnings of rapid population growth, and we know that more people mean more buildings. In the next few decades, rapid urbanization will change the lifestyles of people living in emerging markets all over the world. Green buildings can be part of the...

Published on 02 May 2016 Written by Jesse McElwain Posted in Center for Green Schools

As of May 1, you can be a USGBC Student just by signing up and telling us! Any student, from anywhere around the globe, can become a USGBC Student. What does that mean? It means you get to showcase the knowledge, skills and credentials that will jump-start your careers. It means you get a...

Published on 02 May 2016 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Community

Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough...and I will move the world.”

I often think of that quote when I think of the width, breadth and depth of the USGBC community. Because we have changemakers in every town, city, state and almost every country, individually and...

Published on 02 May 2016 Written by Susan Rochford Posted in Industry

Susan Rochford is the vice president of energy efficiency, sustainability and public policy for ...

Published on 02 May 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy is offering a Better Buildings webinar on Tuesday, May 24: “All-Star LEEPers: Success Stories From the Parking Lot.”

Hear stories from two organizations that experienced significant energy savings through lighting retrofits: Rachel Healy of...

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