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Published on 29 May 2015 Written by Matthew Libby Posted in LEED

LEED for Homes is a rating system and certification that promotes the design and construction of high performance green homes. Administered by USGBC, LEED certification offers a...

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

Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2015)— Today the U.S. Department of Energy announced two new Better Buildings Accelerators, which will convene leading organizations in the building industry to focus on key solutions for expanding energy efficiency in the residential sector. The...

Published on 28 May 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

We are passionate about a lot of things here at USGBC, and saving energy is certainly one of them. Building Safety Month 2015 comes to an end with a final focus on energy in week four, $ave Energy, Build to Code

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Published on 28 May 2015 Written by Tom Marseille Posted in Industry

Sustainability metrics typically focus on energy and water independently. This is reflected in standardized metrics like energy use intensity (EUI) and the lesser used water use intensity (WUI). But, in practice, water and energy use are interlinked in intricate and often overlooked ways,...

Published on 28 May 2015 Written by Alison Gregor Posted in Industry

This article was originally published in the May/June 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.

The journey toward sustainable building and environmental stewardship is not just an individual one, but a...

Published on 28 May 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Industry

May 28, 2015 (Washington, DC) – In a recent signing ceremony, Bureau Veritas and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program, finalized the terms of their exclusive global agreement to facilitate...

Published on 27 May 2015 Written by Magdiel Aguilar 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....

Published on 27 May 2015 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Apple Day of Service brings together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to improve our school environments through service projects, education, community events and more. 

This year's Green Apple Day of...

Published on 27 May 2015 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

USGBC Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in professional education, training, and facilitation. The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable...

Published on 26 May 2015 Posted in Center for Green Schools

The best place to find out about sustainable design and purchasing trends that are shaping today’s cutting-edge learning environments is EDspaces, which is an international tradeshow and conference that brings together professionals who design,...

Published on 26 May 2015 Written by Kelly Worden Posted in LEED

Strong evidence indicates that where we live, work, learn, and play affects our health and well-being. Green building professionals are in a unique position to ensure that their projects minimize health risks and capitalize on opportunities to improve health.

With funding from the...

Published on 26 May 2015 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in LEED

“How many of you are familiar with LEED? And how many of your are using LEED today?”

At a LEED for Retail roundtable discussion in Serbia last month, this attendee poll resulted in 60 percent and 10 percent, respectively. While I was surprised by these numbers, I also saw...

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