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Published on 19 Dec 2014 Written by Mark Teschauer Posted in Advocacy and policy

Because planning decisions reverberate across decades the planning profession plays a major role in enabling sustainable solutions in communities across the country. When planners give consideration to sustainability and integrate it into the planning process they magnify a community's...

Published on 19 Dec 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Industry

In the first essay of this series I told you about power that consumers have to shape the manufacturing and product development practices of their favorite brands through broad-based...

Published on 18 Dec 2014 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

Three years ago, students from Dunloggin Middle School went on a field trip (we all remember those, right?) to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. They were learning about the Bay’s ecosystem, and while dredging an oyster reef found only one live...

Published on 18 Dec 2014 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Media

New collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 18, 2014) – In recognition of the importance of sustainable parking facilities...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

Have you met the new LEED Online platform? Built to provide a smoother and faster user experience, it was released in December 2013 for teams registering LEED v4, LEED for Homes and Campus projects.

USGBC is now extending access to LEED 2009 commercial projects.   

On...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Kevin Hydes Posted in LEED

I admit it, I too get comfortable with the way things are. It requires so little mental effort to just keep on doing what you’re doing and getting what you get. But if you aspire to be a leader, if you're determined to make a difference, you have to jerk yourself out of your comfort...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in Community

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

Ben Franklin is credited with saying at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and I would argue that those words hold as much truth in them now as they did in 1776.

Today, we...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Julia Pergolini Posted in Community

When it comes to holiday gift giving, we all know someone who's a little tricker to buy for than most. Would they appreciate something silly or humorous? Something logical and practical? Should you be creative, useful, or both?

Well lucky for you, when it comes to shopping for your...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Center for Green Schools

Recipients Represent the Best Environmental Efforts in Schools Across U.S. 

Washington, D.C. – (Dec. 17, 2014) – The Center for Green Schools at USGBC announced...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

On stage at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, our CEO Rick Fedrizzi sat across from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and said that there weren’t enough women coming into our movement. He continued by asking what we could do to bring more gender equity to green building.

This...

Published on 16 Dec 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

Education @USGBC is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.

Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?

Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, courtesy of the...

Published on 15 Dec 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in Community

For many, the holidays are one of the most anticipated times of the year. They're when we liven up our spaces with our most festive decorations, bring friends and family together over delicious meals, and express our utmost appreciation for being able to surround ourselves with those we hold...

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