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Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. – (Sept. 30, 2014) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced today the 11 projects selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods (AGN) grant program.

Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects...

Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

More than 3,700 service projects took place throughout the world with hundreds of thousands of volunteers participating

Washington, DC – (Sept. 29, 2014) – The third annual Green Apple Day...

Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Chris Gray Posted in Advocacy and policy

We have reached a new era in the history of green building with Mayor Vincent Gray’s recent announcement that Washington, D.C., has surpassed 100 million square feet of LEED-certified...

Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

This is what democracy looks like.

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of joining the Urban Green Council and over 400,000 other concerned global citizens, including celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, and leaders like UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in the...

Published on 29 Sep 2014 Written by Melissa Gallagher... Posted in LEED

There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings,

  1. one set for existing buildings, and   
  2. one set for new...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Arnold Kee Posted in Industry

Green business in China is already big business, and will get bigger. 

Policy imperatives, driven by population and pollution imperatives, make the expansion of the sustainability sector irrepressible. However, it may be difficult for those new to China to know how to make the most...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Posted in Center for Green Schools

In college I studied Conservation Ecology, Biology, and Permaculture Design and then relocated to Florida after graduation for work with sea turtles and tortoises. My background allows me to understand how nature works and inspires me to seek out new information...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Asa Foss Posted in LEED

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2014, newly registering LEED Homes projects are required to meet new energy requirements.

Earlier this year, USGBC members voted in favor of an update to the LEED for Homes...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in LEED

With a last name like Fedrizzi, it’s hard to claim that I’m not just a little biased when it comes my admiration for LEED buildings in Italy.  

Today I am honored to deliver the closing keynote speech for REbuild, a meeting...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

This time it was personal. Marching down Central Park West with my daughter and 300,000 other people passionate about the health of our planet, I felt at home, and in a way I was. 

Having been born in New York Hospital and raised in a neighborhood just across Central...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in LEED

The General Services Administration (GSA) has recently released its review of LEED v4, showing that the newest version of our green building rating system has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements. 

In its report,...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Like you, I’m sure, I am a big fan of energy efficiency. In my free time, I also enjoy a healthy dose of astrophysics. So what could be better than an evening this week with the stars of energy efficiency receiving awards named after galaxies and supernovae?...

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