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Published on 12 Sep 2014 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

Still wondering how you can be a part of this year’s Green Apple Day of Service?

Have your event all planned out for Sept. 27, and looking for more to do?

Here are 99 ideas that anyone can implement at their school or...

Published on 12 Sep 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

LEED is global — and so we believe it's important for Education @USGBC to be a global platform providing courses in a variety of languages.

Check out this month's best three global courses for our international audience, created by our international partners in their native...

Published on 11 Sep 2014 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 construction.

With over 500,000 facilities representing more than 3 billion square feet of...

Published on 11 Sep 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

We're excited to announce that the LEED Dynamic Plaque is a finalist in Fast Company's 2014 Innovation By Design Awards, among 53 honorees that...

Published on 10 Sep 2014 Written by Kate Hurst Posted in Greenbuild

Each year the Greenbuild Master Series brings together leaders of diverse industries who share the common trait of championing sustainability and green building, and providing inspiration and motivation...

Published on 09 Sep 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Industry

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced today that it will administer certification for the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal™ (PEER) program. PEER is the nation’s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for...

Published on 09 Sep 2014 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Community

Take a peek inside the doors of 2101 L Street.

In our 2013 annual report, we turn the spotlight onto our talented USGBC employees—200 (and growing!) men and women who are as interesting as the built environment they work to transform.


Published on 08 Sep 2014 Posted in Industry

At the end of September city makers will gather in Washington, D.C., for the sixth annual EcoDistrict Summit, a three day event dedicated to cultivating just, sustainable and resilient cities from the neighborhood up.

This event...

Published on 05 Sep 2014 Written by Suzanne Warren Posted in Center for Green Schools

The first day of school pictures have been taken, the back to school jitters have subsided and momentum is building for the third annual Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS).

As we prepare for another successful GADOS season full of...

Published on 05 Sep 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Industry

Technology is increasingly intertwined with the built environment, so it is critical for the builders and designers of healthcare environments to understand the big picture and what’s in the future. 

Because of this, the upcoming Healthcare Facilities Symposium...

Published on 05 Sep 2014 Written by Dror Karni Posted in LEED

Getting to certification more quickly

No one likes delays or surprises in a LEED review. We've made great strides at improving the timeliness and accuracy of our reviews, and we're working toward even quicker turnaround and more predictable results....

Published on 05 Sep 2014 Written by Nils Kok Posted in Industry

With increased societal focus on resource scarcity, the need for de-carbonization, and the effects of climate change, investors have become increasingly aware of the implications of these, generally longer term, megatrends.

More than any other investment class, real estate assets are...

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