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Published on 28 Aug 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Community

For those of you who attended the Greenbuild opening plenary last year, you’ll remember I asked everyone – green building enthusiasts, newcomers, and others – to “join us” in our critical...

Published on 28 Aug 2014 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

Have you ever pulled into a train station and felt like you had really arrived somewhere else, because the station felt like part of this new town’s identity? Did you ever tour your local fire station as a kid, and if you were very lucky, slide down that shiny silver pole? Did you ever go...

Published on 28 Aug 2014 Written by David Green Posted in Industry

The aim of BASF’s Eco-Efficiency Analysis is to compare similar products or processes. The Eco-Efficiency Analysis looks at environmental impact in proportion to a product's cost-effectiveness. It helps BASF and our customers to decide which products are the best choice both...

Published on 27 Aug 2014 Written by Lizzie Needham Posted in Industry

As building investors, owners, and service providers are scrambling to create and use transparency, each one faces different drivers and obstacles. Transparency is often perceived to increase risk for owners and, in some cases, occupants. However, it lowers risks for investors and the public...

Published on 27 Aug 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Industry

WASHINGTON, DC - (August 27, 2014) - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by...

Published on 27 Aug 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in LEED

A few weeks back I presented the case for why you should care whether or not your home is green, highlighting...

Published on 26 Aug 2014 Written by Steph Leonard Posted in Community

A healthy and energy efficient home for a low-income family is now on the market in St. Paul, MN, with the help of a partnership between the USGBC Minnesota Chapter and the Frogtown Community Development Corporation.

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Published on 26 Aug 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

USGBC Pro Reviewers are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on Education @USGBC. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This...

Published on 26 Aug 2014 Written by Mika Kania Posted in Industry

The Green Building Evaluation Label (GBEL) is a voluntary national rating system in China administered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD).

GBEL is a green building certification...

Published on 22 Aug 2014 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

As a LEED fellow of ours recently quipped, many people who experience a LEED building often say: “There’s something nice about this building that we have never felt before about our previous buildings.”

LEED buildings bring a harmony between the natural and...

Published on 22 Aug 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

You want the best courses and we've got them. 

Check out this month's best three courses to grow your sustainability knowledge.

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Published on 22 Aug 2014 Written by Matthew Walsman Posted in Industry

This article was co-authored by Rohit Verma and Matthew Walsman of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research.

We’ve known for some time that LEED certification helps cut operating costs for all kinds of commercial buildings, including hotels. But we wanted to get a handle...

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