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Published on 30 Jan 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

With Superbowl XLIX just around the corner, we wanted to recognize the cities that the Patriots and Seahawks call home and specifically how they have lead the way with innovative green building policies.

Both cities target LEED certification for all new and renovated city-funded projects...

Published on 30 Jan 2015 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

The LEED Dynamic Plaque, our platform for measuring building performance, recently took a trip to London.

UK-based design magazine ...

Published on 30 Jan 2015 Written by Kate Hurst Posted in Industry

Greenbuild 2014 was all about Leadership Jazz. Members of the green building community and beyond gathered for Greenbuild in New Orleans from Oct. 22-24 for the building industry's premier event. The music of the green movement was undeniable, and the Big Easy was the...

Published on 30 Jan 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

“Ninety percent of the United States’ real GDP originates in cities,” Vice President Biden remarked in his address at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting luncheon this past Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015...

Published on 30 Jan 2015 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

At last year’s Green Schools National Conference, we called upon all who were assembled to speak with one voice and act as one movement. We’ve spent the last 11 months living that promise and learning...

Published on 30 Jan 2015 Written by Mark Swiger Posted in Center for Green Schools

Mark Swiger is the Best of Green Schools 2014 Honoree in the Ambassador category.

Mark is a teacher in Marshall County Schools, WV. Active locally, statewide and...

Published on 29 Jan 2015 Posted in Media

Up-to-date, official statistics about USGBC programs

*Please note: These numbers are current as of January 2015

USGBC overview

  • 76 chapters
  • More than 12,500 national members
  • More...

Published on 28 Jan 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Weifang, China – (Jan. 26, 2015) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the city of Weifang have signed a strategic agreement to accelerate greater adoption of green buildings while strengthening and encouraging robust green city principles and practices in Weifang.

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Published on 28 Jan 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

This week, Green Building Japan and the Japan Landscape Architects Union are hosting a joint symposium as they work to advance green buildings and LEED in Japan.

A centerpiece of their conversation is Futako-Tamagawa, a 36-acre site in Western Tokyo that is the country's first...

Published on 27 Jan 2015 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

The annual and very popular Delhi half marathon took place last November. Covering 13.3 miles, 12,000 runners participated with more than 20,000 others taking part in smaller races throughout the day. Ethiopia’s Guye Adola came in first place, setting a course record of...

Published on 27 Jan 2015 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 feedback helps the...

Published on 27 Jan 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

The NBA is spreading the sustainability message, educating basketball fans nationwide about the benefits of environmental stewardship and green building.

With the most LEED certified venues of any professional sport in the United States, the NBA has established itself as an...

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