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Published on 03 Sep 2015 Written by Cheryl Vance Posted in Community

Today, we are excited to welcome three USGBC chapters as integrated regions of USGBC National. Please join us in welcoming Indiana, Mississippi and Northern California!

Over the past few months, we've welcomed 14 chapters as part of our exciting chapter network evolution. The transition...

Published on 02 Sep 2015 Written by Thomas Herron Posted in Advocacy and policy

Building professionals know there are few complications more frustrating than finding out that a project’s fenestration fails to meet energy codes. As codes become stricter, the cost of compliance related to window, door, skylight and curtain wall failure will go up, threatening to put...

Published on 02 Sep 2015 Written by Jessica Pinkston Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference & Expo, formerly the Green Schools National Conference, is accepting proposals from industry experts eager to share their knowledge and efforts to create green, healthy, sustainable teaching and...

Published on 02 Sep 2015 Posted in Media

New report shows REITs and private equity real estate funds embracing sustainability practices

Amsterdam - (September 2, 2015) – GRESB, the global standard for portfolio-level sustainability assessment in the real...

Published on 02 Sep 2015 Written by Joe Nelson Posted in Center for Green Schools

We can all agree that north of 300,000 volunteers actively contributing to healthy, safe, efficient, and productive learning environments is a tremendous benefit to the green schools movement. Each participant brings additional strength to the effort.

However, it is often...

Published on 02 Sep 2015 Written by Nils Kok Posted in Industry

There are many ways to invest in real estate, but a typical university textbook would show a variation of this graph:

The top row shows equity investments: buy...

Published on 01 Sep 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in International

Have you heard about EDGE and want to learn more about this new green building certification? Are you a building owner who wants to get a project EDGE certified but don't know where to begin? Are you a green building professional who is looking to offer consulting or auditing services for EDGE...

Published on 01 Sep 2015 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

All around the web, badges are one way that professional profiles are evolving to celebrate achievements. Badges are more than just an icon—they are a visual representation of your accomplishment that includes details about what you’ve earned and how you earned it...

Published on 31 Aug 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Education

USGBC Education Partners are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on ...

Published on 31 Aug 2015 Written by Ana Leilani Ka'ah... Posted in Community

Whether you call it garbage, rubbish, trash, refuse or litter, we all generate waste. Here at USGBC, we make conscientious decisions about what we put in our office, and what goes out. We take a concentrated look at all the materials...

Published on 28 Aug 2015 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in LEED

Last week, USGBC honored seven outstanding home builders, developers and projects that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in residential green building by awarding them with prestigious...

Published on 28 Aug 2015 Written by Andrew Condon Posted in Media

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the...

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