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Published on 06 Jul 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

Nestled in the northwest part of Italy, Lombardy is one of 20 administrative regions in Italy, and more than 10 million people call it home. In the aftermath of World War II, the region, Milan in particular, rose to prosperity when its industrial base was reconstructed. Since then, its...

Published on 06 Jul 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Your building is alive. Everyday, its energy and resource consumption changes, along with the people it hosts. So, how do you know how your building is performing, right now?

The LEED Dynamic Plaque is a global building performance monitoring and scoring platform. It generates a...

Published on 02 Jul 2015 Written by Cheryl Vance Posted in Community

Today, we are excited to welcome two USGBC chapters as integrated regions of USGBC National. Welcome to Wisconsin and Iowa! (In June we welcomed ...

Published on 02 Jul 2015 Written by Caroline Cowan Posted in Center for Green Schools

In April we announced that the 2015 Greenest School on Earth is in Pickering, Canada, just outside of Toronto.

Dunbarton High School features a...

Published on 02 Jul 2015 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Education

Summer is in full swing and for many of us that means vacation time is in order. No matter where you choose to unwind, there is no better time to catch up on some reading.

The typical “beach read” is a bestseller, light hearted with a touch of intrigue or a twist. The books...

Published on 02 Jul 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Education

The Westminster Schools of Atlanta, Ga., recently won the Gold Award of Excellence in FM from Global FM, the worldwide alliance of facilities...

Published on 01 Jul 2015 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Community

Convergence 2015 is wrapping up in San Diego after three days of collaboration, education and motivation. Before we close out this annual mid-year meeting, we want to be sure to highlight those who were...

Published on 01 Jul 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Community

USGBC community advancement is all about bringing together our volunteers and leaders throughout the country, and a big part Convergence 2015 has been focused on our chapter network evolution.

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Published on 01 Jul 2015 Written by Alan Shepherd Posted in Industry

Over the past 20 years, the prevailing wisdom of low-energy building design has held that the most cost-effective approach is a three-stage process in which passive design techniques are given priority. The theory holds that only after optimization of the environmental responsiveness of building...

Published on 01 Jul 2015 Written by Marta Drzymala Posted in LEED

The July 1 2015, quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda are now available. This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.

To view the changes:

Published on 01 Jul 2015 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in Industry

USGBC is currently seeking professionals who are passionate, inventive, and knowledgeable in the design, construction, and operations of sustainable buildings and communities to serve on our LEED committees. Apply by Friday, August 14 at 5:00 pm PST.

This LEED...

Published on 30 Jun 2015 Written by Courtney Yan Posted in LEED

A new alternative LEED documentation path, first mentioned in our April article, is now available for use on select credits by all projects subject to the 2013 California Green...

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