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Published on 04 Mar 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in January 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. 

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Published on 04 Mar 2015 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in LEED

I want to take a moment to honor my home state, the great Commonwealth of Virginia, for being a leader in green building. 

All across the state – from the Governor to our mayors and from CEOs to our community advocates – courageous leaders are making the state a better...

Published on 04 Mar 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Although many environmental impacts are associated with buildings and addressed by rating systems such as LEED, climate change deserves special consideration because buildings and land-use are responsible for a large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. To be effective, the policies that are...

Published on 04 Mar 2015 Written by Amy Hedgepeth Posted in LEED

Better buildings are our legacy. Which is why at USGBC we care about what our floors are made of. Not only does it matter for our building's LEED certification level, but it matters for our daily lives in the office. Air quality, lighting and comfort effect each of us everyday. That's why we are...

Published on 03 Mar 2015 Written by Amy Hedgepeth Posted in Community

When Sunday rolls around the thing I dread the most is thinking about what I will pack for lunches for the upcoming week. It’s a lot of work and a lot of preparation. And the last thing I want to do at 7:00 am as I rush out the door is pull deli meat out of my fridge and...

Published on 03 Mar 2015 Written by Jennifer Wellman-... Posted in Community

The snow that delayed openings of area schools that morning was still on the ground outside, but the tenth floor of 1015 Half Street, SE, in the Capitol Riverfront District of Washington, DC, was packed last Thursday night.

Hosted by the ...

Published on 03 Mar 2015 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

"You're inventing a world we can't even recognize yet!" exclaimed Director Tommy Wells, Washington, DC’s acting director of its Department of the Environment to an audience of more than 400 local green building professionals last Thursday evening. The...

Published on 03 Mar 2015 Written by Nia Lindsey Posted in Community

USGBC and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.

Yes, we believe in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Places that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and...

Published on 02 Mar 2015 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in LEED

All across Latin America, LEED projects are on the rise. The region is now home to more than 600 LEED certified projects with more than 1,900 in the pipeline. It seems that no matter where you go it's a universal message that going green helps save some green.

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Published on 02 Mar 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

What is LEED ND?

Is your local grocery store within walking distance… and is there a sidewalk for you to trek there safely? Does your neighborhood boast high-performing green buildings, parks and green space? Do bikes, pedestrians and vehicles play nicely together on the road?...

Published on 27 Feb 2015 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

I could not be prouder of the Land of Lincoln. 

For the second year in a row, my home state of Illinois has topped the list of states with the most LEED-certified gross square footage per capita certified during the year....

Published on 27 Feb 2015 Written by Zachary Bradby Posted in Community

For the past seven years USGBC has made Greenbuild accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to attend through a scholarship program. At last year’s Greenbuild, 156 individuals received some type of scholarship to Greenbuild. Scholarship recipients represent a diversity of...

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