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Published on 29 Jan 2015 Posted in Media

Up-to-date, official statistics about USGBC programs

*Please note: These numbers are current as of January 2015

USGBC overview

  • 76 chapters
  • More than 12,500 national members
  • More...

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

Weifang, China – (Jan. 26, 2015) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the city of Weifang have signed a strategic agreement to accelerate greater adoption of green buildings while strengthening and encouraging robust green city principles and practices in Weifang.

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Published on 28 Jan 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

This week, Green Building Japan and the Japan Landscape Architects Union are hosting a joint symposium as they work to advance green buildings and LEED in Japan.

A centerpiece of their conversation is Futako-Tamagawa, a 36-acre site in Western Tokyo that is the country's first...

Published on 27 Jan 2015 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

The annual and very popular Delhi half marathon took place last November. Covering 13.3 miles, 12,000 runners participated with more than 20,000 others taking part in smaller races throughout the day. Ethiopia’s Guye Adola came in first place, setting a course record of...

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

USGBC Pro Reviewers are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on Education @USGBC. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the...

Published on 27 Jan 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

The NBA is spreading the sustainability message, educating basketball fans nationwide about the benefits of environmental stewardship and green building.

With the most LEED certified venues of any professional sport in the United States, the NBA has established itself as an...

Published on 26 Jan 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Every day LEED is pushing the green building industry to go further.

Developed in a transparent, consensus-based process that includes several rounds of public comments and approval from USGBC members, LEED ensures that leaders can...

Published on 23 Jan 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

With the change in leadership in the Senate and growing numbers of conservatives in the House of Representatives, many questions have come up regarding what to expect with green building policies in this new Congress. While there are certainly many unknowns, here are some issues to keep an eye...

Published on 22 Jan 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union, and in his remarks he declared that there is no greater threat than climate change.

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Published on 22 Jan 2015 Written by Darlene Pope Posted in Industry

Green is good. It’s good for the environment, and it’s good for business. In the real estate business, having a “green building” means constructing and operating it in a way that benefits the environment—and also benefits the bottom line. Tenants are happier and...

Published on 22 Jan 2015 Written by Jacklyn Ventura Posted in Industry

The Miami Heat has never shied away from being the first to try something or set the bar. While most will think this applies only on the court, our continued efforts in environmental sustainability prove that this mindset extends off the...

Published on 20 Jan 2015 Written by Colin White Posted in Community

This month, Craig Immel was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers. Above and Beyond volunteers are leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement.

Craig is...

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