All articles http://www.usgbc.org/articles/all en Upcoming sunset dates for LEED v2.0/2.2 projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-sunset-dates-leed-v2022-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/timer_0_0.png?1427484719" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The continuing evolution of LEED plays a key role in how we ensure that LEED remains up to date and a symbol of excellence. As new versions of LEED are released, previous versions are retired or &ldquo;sunset&rdquo;&mdash;keeping the newest projects paired with the latest and best version of the rating system.</p> <p>On June 27, 2015, the following rating systems will be closed for certification, or sunset.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-sunset-dates-leed-v2022-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-sunset-dates-leed-v2022-projects#comments LEED Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:31:59 +0000 Dean DiPietro 5781496 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ID+C credits and points http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-credits-and-points <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ID_C.png?1427472349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span><span>This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.</span></span></em></p> <p><span>In our </span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-credits-and-points"><span>previous article</span></a><span>, we <span>listed</span> the prerequisites, credits, and points in the LEED <span>O</span>+<span>M</span> rating system. <span>Today</span> <span>we&rsquo;re</span> going to <span>go over </span>LEED v4 <span>for</span> <span>Interior&nbsp;</span></span>(LEED ID+C). This rating system addresses the following project types:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-credits-and-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-credits-and-points#comments LEED Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:04:33 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5779860 at http://www.usgbc.org Regional trade shows bring a world of knowledge into one’s own backyard http://www.usgbc.org/articles/regional-trade-shows-bring-world-knowledge-one%E2%80%99s-own-backyard <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Regional-trade-shows-bring-a-world-of-knowledge-into-one_s-own-backyard-A.png?1427468592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>It&rsquo;s almost time for <a href="http://designcolumbus.org/" target="_blank">DesignColumbus</a>, Central Ohio&rsquo;s annual educational event and expo. The DesignColumbus story is similar to that of many trade shows across the U.S. Hosted by the <a href="http://usgbccentralohio.org/" target="_blank">USGBC-Central Ohio Chapter</a> (USGBC-COH) and the <a href="http://columbus.csinet.org/" target="_blank">Construction Specifications Institute Columbus Chapter</a>, DesignColumbus continues to grow.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/regional-trade-shows-bring-world-knowledge-one%E2%80%99s-own-backyard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/regional-trade-shows-bring-world-knowledge-one%E2%80%99s-own-backyard#comments Industry Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:40 +0000 Kristin Dispenza 5779410 at http://www.usgbc.org Health and wellness in green buildings and communities in China http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-and-wellness-green-buildings-and-communities-china <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_97438849.jpg?1427467636" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbci.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Green Building Certification Institute</a> (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the <a href="http://wellcertified.com/" target="_blank">WELL Building Standard</a> in China.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-and-wellness-green-buildings-and-communities-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-and-wellness-green-buildings-and-communities-china#comments Industry Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:46:19 +0000 Joseph Crea 5779306 at http://www.usgbc.org The making of an icon: TAIPEI 101 reaches for new heights by pursuing LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-icon-taipei-101-reaches-new-heights-pursuing-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/The-making-of-an-icon--TAIPEI-101-reaches-for-next-new-heights-by-pursuing-LEED-v4-A.png?1427404117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>When </span><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/taipei-101-tower-0" target="_blank">TAIPEI 101</a>, one of the tallest buildings in the world originally <a href="http://http://www.usgbc.org/projects/taipei-101-tower-0" target="_blank">certified in 2011</a> as LEED Platinum under LEED O+M for Existing Buildings, it was big news.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-icon-taipei-101-reaches-new-heights-pursuing-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-icon-taipei-101-reaches-new-heights-pursuing-leed-v4#comments LEED Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:05:25 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 5773492 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Bently Union Square http://www.usgbc.org/top-10-states-project-profile-bentley-holdings-office-space <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top-10-states-project-profile--Bentley-Holdings-Office-Space.png?1427389694" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a>&nbsp;have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/top-10-states-project-profile-bentley-holdings-office-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/top-10-states-project-profile-bentley-holdings-office-space#comments LEED Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:06:52 +0000 Christopher Gray 5771507 at http://www.usgbc.org Attend the upcoming event: Securing America’s Energy Future http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-upcoming-event-securing-america%E2%80%99s-energy-future <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="578" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Landing_Page_Header.jpg?1427383763" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You're invited to join leaders from the energy, defense and technology sectors to discuss and debate innovative solutions for securing the country&rsquo;s energy resources at <em>Securing America's Energy Future</em>, hosted by the Washington Post.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-upcoming-event-securing-america%E2%80%99s-energy-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-upcoming-event-securing-america%E2%80%99s-energy-future#comments Industry Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:17:58 +0000 Nora Knox 5770831 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Lab in action: University of California, Santa Barbara http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-university-california-santa-barbara <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kaitlin Carney </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Lab-1-B.png?1427400501" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the 2014-2015 academic year, 22 students from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are participating in a multi-term <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haS8Pjtdw-M&amp;feature=youtu.behttp://" target="_blank">LEED<sup>&reg;</sup> Lab<sup>&trade;</sup></a>course, working to certify UCSB's Student Resource Building (SRB) under EB: O+M. The team is led by Cassidy Green and Brandon Kaysen, both LEED APs and UCSB alumni, and includes a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate students from several disciplines at UCSB.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-university-california-santa-barbara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-university-california-santa-barbara#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:52:45 +0000 Marie Laule 5770297 at http://www.usgbc.org New research: In California’s unyielding drought, green buildings can help http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-research-california%E2%80%99s-unyielding-drought-green-buildings-can-help <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/New-research--In-California_s-unyielding-drought_-green-buildings-can-help-A.png?1427377301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published on GBIG Insight. <a href="http://insight.gbig.org/new-research-in-californias-unyielding-drought-green-buildings-can-help/" target="_blank">Read on Insight</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-research-california%E2%80%99s-unyielding-drought-green-buildings-can-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-research-california%E2%80%99s-unyielding-drought-green-buildings-can-help#comments LEED Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:46:09 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 5764620 at http://www.usgbc.org Tiffany Pupa forges a sustainable path for Michigan State University http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tiffany-pupa-forges-sustainable-path-michigan-state-university <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kristen Swanson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-volunteer-tiffany-pupa-c_0.png?1427307007" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>This month, Tiffany Pupa was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers, which is a volunteer leader whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement. </span></p> <p>Tiffany serves as the president of USGBC Students at Michigan State University. Tiffany has dedicated countless hours towards transforming the USGBC Students group into a social learning group for many students to realize and advocate for the benefits of sustainable practices on campus at MSU!</p> <p>This past year, Tiffany:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tiffany-pupa-forges-sustainable-path-michigan-state-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tiffany-pupa-forges-sustainable-path-michigan-state-university#comments Community Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:10:07 +0000 5763536 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED review comments: A closer look http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-review-comments-closer-look <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-review-comments-b_0.png?1427306710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you have ever submitted a LEED project for certification, you are familiar with the Review Report in <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a> that captures all the comments, educational notes and clarification requests from your LEED reviewer.&nbsp;</p> <p><span>LEED review comments are designed to present a standardized and consistent method of communicating sometimes-complex technical issues with project teams across thousands of LEED projects in over 135 countries around the globe.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-review-comments-closer-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-review-comments-closer-look#comments LEED Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:05:09 +0000 Marta Drzymala 5763525 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building costs and savings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-costs-and-savings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-costs-and-savings-a_0.png?1427295350" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At first glance, the additional work and alternative materials needed to build green may seem like a burdensome cost, but closer attention reveals this perception to be misleading. If sustainability is viewed as an expensive add-on to a building, we would mistake efforts to reduce energy costs or improve indoor environmental quality as comparable to specifying a better grade of countertop or a more impressive front door. Under this approach, <span class="s1">any improvement beyond a minimally code-compliant baseline looks like an added cost.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-costs-and-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-costs-and-savings#comments Industry Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:55:50 +0000 Nora Knox 5762313 at http://www.usgbc.org Tipping the scales toward health and wellness in China through WELL http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tipping-scales-toward-health-and-wellness-china-through-well <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/tipping-the-scales-toward-health-and-wellness-in-china-e_0.png?1427219386" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A conversation that is rapidly emerging in our industry, and one that is especially important in a large and growing country like China, is: <em>How can the places we build and operate contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people who work and live there?</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tipping-scales-toward-health-and-wellness-china-through-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tipping-scales-toward-health-and-wellness-china-through-well#comments Industry Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:49:46 +0000 Paul Scialla 5754619 at http://www.usgbc.org Nominate your project for the 2014 LEED for Homes Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-project-2014-leed-homes-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-leed-for-homes-awards-b_0.png?1427212880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are now <a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/2014-leed-for-homes-awards/">accepting nominations</a>&nbsp;for&nbsp;the 2014 LEED for Homes Awards.&nbsp;</p> <p>Did you work on a truly exemplary green home in 2014? Are you a developer or homebuilder who has gone above and beyond with LEED? If so, we want to turn the spotlight on your great work.</p> <p>The LEED for Homes Awards recognize developers, home builders and projects that have demonstrated leadership in the residential building marketplace.</p> <p>The award categories are:<span>&nbsp; <br /></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-project-2014-leed-homes-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-project-2014-leed-homes-awards#comments LEED Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:01:20 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5753526 at http://www.usgbc.org Designing for daylight: Strategies implemented at USGBC Headquarters [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/designing-daylight-strategies-implemented-usgbc-headquarters-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Daylight-Savings-A.png?1427209972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the arrival of spring, the sun is shining brighter than ever.</p> <p>Here are some of the ways we&rsquo;ve designed our space to maximize daylight and views,&nbsp;save energy&nbsp;and enhance the indoor environmental quality of our working space&nbsp;in the process:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/designing-daylight-strategies-implemented-usgbc-headquarters-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/designing-daylight-strategies-implemented-usgbc-headquarters-video#comments Industry Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:04:40 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 5753110 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Faculty Laura Capps http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-faculty-laura-capps <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Get-to-know-USGBC-Faculty-Laura-Capps.png?1427209039" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education#become-faculty">USGBC Faculty</a> are<span>&nbsp;experienced educators with a strong background in professional education, training, and facilitation.&nbsp;<span>The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and sustainability. USGBC Faculty are committed to maintaining their knowledge and skills, while staying up-to-date in innovation in the field.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-faculty-laura-capps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-faculty-laura-capps#comments Education Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:55:31 +0000 Melanie Share 5753019 at http://www.usgbc.org The Measure of a Green School: Environmental Impact http://www.usgbc.org/articles/measure-green-school-environmental-impact <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-measure-of-a-green-school-2_0.png?1427208756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Over the past four years, the <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html" target="_blank">Department of Education&rsquo;s Green Ribbon Schools Award</a> (ED-Green Ribbon Schools) has united the national green schools movement with a universal set of criteria. These criteria have the potential to inform and guide all schools toward sustainability, not just the very best of the best that have sought and will continue to seek the award. We believe the green schools community in the U.S.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/measure-green-school-environmental-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/measure-green-school-environmental-impact#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:52:36 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 5753010 at http://www.usgbc.org WELL Building Standard Introduced in China http://www.usgbc.org/articles/well-building-standard-introduced-china <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014h_1_0_0_0.png?1427208678" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>A performance-based standard to improve the health and wellbeing of Chinese&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Complements green building rating systems, LEED and Three Star</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">(Beijing) March 24, 2015 &ndash; Today, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. WELL is a system that focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/well-building-standard-introduced-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/well-building-standard-introduced-china#comments Media Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:50:12 +0000 Marisa Long 5753005 at http://www.usgbc.org Brandon Menjares: Greenbuild Scholarship Profile http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brandon-menjares-greenbuild-scholarship-profile <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB-Scholarship-Profile-Brandon-Menjares.png?1427128111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo;s Greenbuild, 156 individuals received some type of scholarship to Greenbuild. Scholarship recipients represent a diversity of people from around the world. Each has a story to tell. Each brings their own passion to their work. Each has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brandon-menjares-greenbuild-scholarship-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brandon-menjares-greenbuild-scholarship-profile#comments Community Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:26:36 +0000 Brandon Menjares 5744957 at http://www.usgbc.org A garden designed and built by students at Wyoming Food for Thought http://www.usgbc.org/articles/garden-designed-and-built-students-wyoming-food-thought <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/a-garden-designed-and-built-by-students-at-wyoming-food-for-thought-a_0.png?1427122632" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://usgbcwyoming.org/"><em>USGBC Wyoming Chapter</em></a><em>&nbsp;volunteer Mayda Col&oacute;n is leading a partnership in Casper, engaging elementary school students with the design-build process and bringing a much needed garden to the community. Partners include&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.wyomingfoodforthoughtproject.org/"><em>Wyoming Food for Thought Project</em></a><em>,&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.usgbcwyoming.org/"><em>U.S.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/garden-designed-and-built-students-wyoming-food-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/garden-designed-and-built-students-wyoming-food-thought#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:57:12 +0000 Mayda Colon 5743942 at http://www.usgbc.org Lowering risk and scaling energy efficiency to create a more resilient built environment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lowering-risk-and-scaling-energy-efficiency-create-more-resilient-built-environment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christopher Lohmann </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lowering-risk-and-scaling-energy-efficiency-a_0.png?1427118457" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The relationship between energy efficiency and property resiliency has&nbsp;become increasingly clear over the past few years.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lowering-risk-and-scaling-energy-efficiency-create-more-resilient-built-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lowering-risk-and-scaling-energy-efficiency-create-more-resilient-built-environment#comments Industry Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:47:37 +0000 5742883 at http://www.usgbc.org A bright future in sustainability at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bright-future-sustainability-suny-college-environmental-science-and-forestry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick J. Wickersham </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/garden_roof_0.png?1426873634" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday night, March 16, at the <a href="http://www.esf.edu/" target="_blank">SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry</a>&nbsp;(SUNY ESF), the school&rsquo;s newly formed <em>Sustainable Energy Club</em> welcomed <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478" target="_blank">Rick Fedrizzi</a> to speak to the future of green building. He spoke of USGBC, how far it has come since its conception and what the future will hold.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bright-future-sustainability-suny-college-environmental-science-and-forestry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bright-future-sustainability-suny-college-environmental-science-and-forestry#comments Community Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:47:14 +0000 5717730 at http://www.usgbc.org Last chance! Tell GSA that #LEEDworks! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-tell-gsa-leedworks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_leedworks-a_0.png?1426872775" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Under the Energy and Independence and Security Act of 2007, the General Services Administration (GSA) is charged with reviewing green building rating systems and making a formal recommendation for their use by federal agencies. Regarding LEED, in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsa.gov/portal/mediaId/197819/fileName/GBCS2012_Cert_Sys_Review.action" target="_blank">2012, GSA reviewed LEED v2009</a>&nbsp;and found it has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-tell-gsa-leedworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-tell-gsa-leedworks#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:32:54 +0000 Bryan Howard 5717627 at http://www.usgbc.org Kerry Properties office towers achieve LEED Platinum in Shenzhen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kerry-properties-office-towers-achieve-leed-platinum-shenzhen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kerry-properties-office-towers-achieve-leed-platinum-in-shenzhen_0.png?1426869399" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The market for green buildings in China continues to show tremendous growth at a time when public attention has begun to focus on air quality concerns across <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/china-tries-new-tactic-combat-pollution-transparency">China&rsquo;s major cities</a>. Chinese business leaders have been looking to innovative solutions such as LEED to help solve their country&rsquo;s indoor and outdoor air quality issues.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kerry-properties-office-towers-achieve-leed-platinum-shenzhen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kerry-properties-office-towers-achieve-leed-platinum-shenzhen#comments LEED Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:36:38 +0000 Christopher Gray 5717261 at http://www.usgbc.org Deadline extended to apply to become a LEED Fellow in 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/deadline-extended-apply-become-leed-fellow-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_fellows_article_1_0.png?1426863191" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you a LEED AP with 10 years of professional green building experience? If the answer is yes,&nbsp;now's the time for you to become a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-fellow" target="_blank">LEED Fellow</a>.</p> <p>Don't miss your chance to join the 2015 class of LEED Fellows. USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants has been extended to April 7 at<span>&nbsp;8:00 am EDT.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/deadline-extended-apply-become-leed-fellow-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/deadline-extended-apply-become-leed-fellow-2015#comments Industry Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:53:10 +0000 Nicholas Firmand 5716505 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Kaiser Permanente Koolau Medical Office http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-kaiser-permanente-koolau-medical-office <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kaiser-permanente-koolau-medical-office_0.png?1426784310" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a>&nbsp;have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-kaiser-permanente-koolau-medical-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-kaiser-permanente-koolau-medical-office#comments LEED Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:58:29 +0000 Christopher Gray 5708968 at http://www.usgbc.org Efficiency and green building thriving in the capital of Deseret http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficiency-and-green-building-thriving-capital-deseret <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/efficiency-and-green-building-thriving-in-the-capital-of-deseret-b_0.png?1426778578" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>*This article was co-authored by Grant Olear.</em></p> <p>From 1849-1851, the United States of America included the provisional state of Deseret which spanned large parts of present-day Oregon, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming. It was a gigantic, awesome, and unforgiving landscape that surely left people thinking about how best to thrive in a world of limited resources. These 19th&nbsp;century ideas of sustainability must surely have been alive and well in the capital city that sat by the Great Salt Lake...</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficiency-and-green-building-thriving-capital-deseret" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficiency-and-green-building-thriving-capital-deseret#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:22:58 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 5708346 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner EnergyLogic, Inc. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-energylogic-inc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-energylogic_-inc_-a_0.png?1426773664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-energylogic-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-energylogic-inc#comments Education Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:01:03 +0000 Melanie Share 5707775 at http://www.usgbc.org Embrace change and innovation at the 2015 International Green Building Congress http://www.usgbc.org/articles/embrace-change-and-innovation-2015-international-green-building-congress <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/embrace-change-and-innovation-c_0.png?1426712539" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year the Green Building Council of Costa Rica will host the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.congreso.gbccr.org/" target="_blank">2015 International Green Building Congress</a>, which will focus on habitat and sustainable cities.</p> <p>You're invited to attend the event to network with private and public sector officials as well as international representatives from the World Green Building Councils of the Americas. You'll also have an opportunity to learn from national and international renown experts.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/embrace-change-and-innovation-2015-international-green-building-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/embrace-change-and-innovation-2015-international-green-building-congress#comments Industry Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:02:19 +0000 Ana Marie Quiros 5701830 at http://www.usgbc.org New features now available on the Green Building Information Gateway http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-features-now-available-green-building-information-gateway <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig-a_0.png?1426697635" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are excited to announce the release of new features for the <a href="http://www.gbig.org/">Green Building Information Gateway</a> (GBIG) available for USGBC members, LEED professionals, and Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) members. These new features will allow professionals to connect to the 1.3 million activities currently available in GBIG. Creating connections will make it easier to discover the people who are contributing to great green buildings around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-features-now-available-green-building-information-gateway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-features-now-available-green-building-information-gateway#comments Industry Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:53:55 +0000 Chris Pyke 5700107 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in college sports: One-of-a-kind stories of history, resiliency & adaptive reuse http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-college-sports-one-kind-stories-history-resiliency-adaptive-reuse <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-certified-collegiate-stadiums_0.png?1426691162" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With over 240,000 buildings spread across 4,100 higher education institutions, colleges and universities have an enormous opportunity to integrate green building as a key component in sustainability planning. The benefits these buildings offer are vast&mdash;green building at the collegiate level impacts student health, school operational costs and the environment. In addition, high-performing green schools produce high-performing, eco-conscious students who are capable of driving global market transformation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-college-sports-one-kind-stories-history-resiliency-adaptive-reuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-college-sports-one-kind-stories-history-resiliency-adaptive-reuse#comments LEED Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:06:02 +0000 Sarah Buente 5699369 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building and location http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-location <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-and-location-c_0.png?1426688756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Location is a critical element of green building: it can define appropriate strategies, yet it can also limit how green a project can actually be. Depending on the environmental issues that are most critical in a particular area, location can influence a project team&rsquo;s priorities. Location includes these factors:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-location#comments Industry Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:25:56 +0000 Nora Knox 5699079 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Pervious Concrete and Green Building [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-pervious-concrete-and-green-building-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education-at-usgbc-new_3_0.png?1426610945" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p> <p>Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/pervious-concrete-and-green-building-4892365" target="_blank">Pervious Concrete and Green Building</a>,&nbsp;created by USGBC Education Partner, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/american-technical-publishers" target="_blank">American Technical Publishers</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-pervious-concrete-and-green-building-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-pervious-concrete-and-green-building-video#comments Education Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:49:05 +0000 Melanie Share 5691521 at http://www.usgbc.org Raising the bar [USGBC+ Jan./Feb. 2015] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/raising-bar-usgbc-janfeb-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Overbey </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/md-at-huntsman-upcycle-event-summer2013_0.png?1426610786" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in the January/February 2015 issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/raising-the-bar/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>A new partnership between USGBC and UL sheds light on product transparency.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/raising-bar-usgbc-janfeb-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/raising-bar-usgbc-janfeb-2015#comments Industry Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:46:26 +0000 5691517 at http://www.usgbc.org May you find LEED at the end of your rainbow [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/may-you-find-leed-end-your-rainbow-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/find-your-leed-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow-b_0.png?1426601866" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED is recognized around the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building&mdash;it's a pot of gold, if you will.</p> <p>This St. Patrick's Day, here are a few reasons why we treasure LEED, and you should too:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/may-you-find-leed-end-your-rainbow-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/may-you-find-leed-end-your-rainbow-video#comments Community Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:17:45 +0000 Nora Knox 5690523 at http://www.usgbc.org The Measure of a Green School: Environmental and sustainability literacy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/measure-green-school-environmental-and-sustainability-literacy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-measure-of-a-green-school-a_0.png?1426535610" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past four years, the <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html" target="_blank">Department of Education&rsquo;s Green Ribbon Schools Award</a> (ED-Green Ribbon Schools) has united the national green schools movement with a universal set of criteria. These criteria have the potential to inform and guide <em>all</em> schools toward sustainability, and not just the best of the best that have sought and will continue to seek the award.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/measure-green-school-environmental-and-sustainability-literacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/measure-green-school-environmental-and-sustainability-literacy#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:53:29 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 5684322 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 3 courses you should take this month (March 2015) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-should-take-month-march-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-3-courses-a_0.png?1426525177" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to enhance your understanding of green building and sustainability?</p> <p>Check out March's top three courses created by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner">USGBC Education Partners</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-should-take-month-march-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-should-take-month-march-2015#comments Education Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:59:37 +0000 Melanie Share 5683058 at http://www.usgbc.org Benefits of Green Homebuilding http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Rob Moody" alt="Photo credit: Rob Moody" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_homes.png?1375888497" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1650" height="1275" title="Apartment Rent Premiums by Attribute" alt="Apartment Rent Premiums by Attribute" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Apt.%20Rent%20Premiums%20by%20Attribute.JPG?1373475102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Benefits of LEED-Certified Homes: Savings, Value, Well-Being, Trusted</strong></p> <p>Homes don’t merely have an outsized impact on our personal lives, they are also a critical piece of the broader building industry. The National Association of Home Builders reports that as of the first quarter of 2014, housing contributed $2.47 trillion to gross domestic product.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding#comments Media Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:31:01 +0000 2604930 at http://www.usgbc.org About LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed.png?1345822096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What is LEED?</strong> <a href="/leed">LEED</a>, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work, learn, play and worship. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed#comments Media Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:25:13 +0000 2604113 at http://www.usgbc.org About USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_USGBC.jpg?1345150401" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><h2><a href="https://www.usgbc.org">The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) </a> is committed to a prosperous, healthy and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org"> Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a>, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0#comments Media Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:24:48 +0000 2601445 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Rich Gifaldi http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-rich-gifaldi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/get-to-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-rich-gifaldi-a_0.png?1426271058" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education">USGBC Pro Reviewers</a>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-rich-gifaldi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-rich-gifaldi#comments Education Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:24:18 +0000 Melanie Share 5660043 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC to attend Green Building Japan’s Spring Symposium http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-attend-green-building-japan%E2%80%99s-spring-symposium <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-japan_s-spring-symposium_0.png?1426259064" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 17, the <a href="http://www.gbj.or.jp/symposium2015spring/" target="_blank">2015 Green Building Japan Spring Symposium</a> will take place in Tokyo, Japan. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/roger-platt/0010548480" target="_blank">Roger Platt</a>, president of USGBC and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/mahesh-ramanujam/0010539283" target="_blank">Mahesh Ramanujam</a>, chief operating officer of USGBC and president of GBCI, will be featured speakers.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-attend-green-building-japan%E2%80%99s-spring-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-attend-green-building-japan%E2%80%99s-spring-symposium#comments LEED Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:04:24 +0000 Joseph Crea 5658759 at http://www.usgbc.org March Madness is here: Find out if your college made our list of Eco All-Stars http://www.usgbc.org/articles/march-madness-here-find-out-if-your-college-made-our-list-eco-all-stars <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/march-madness-is-here-c_0.png?1426256536" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>March Madness fever is sweeping the nation. People across the country are eagerly anticipating this weekend's Selection Sunday to find out if their favorite team has made the NCAA tournament&mdash;and what seed they are selected as. I know I am!</p> <p>While you anxiously await Sunday's results, we've compiled a list of&nbsp;LEED certified college stadiums and arenas across the country.&nbsp;Take a look at our map on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/usgbc-college-sports/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;to find out if your college made it!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/march-madness-here-find-out-if-your-college-made-our-list-eco-all-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/march-madness-here-find-out-if-your-college-made-our-list-eco-all-stars#comments LEED Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:22:16 +0000 Sarah Buente 5658467 at http://www.usgbc.org Lend Lease proves it's what's on the inside that counts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lend-lease-proves-its-whats-inside-counts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lend-lease-d_0.png?1426253390" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In late February, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/lend-lease" target="_blank">Lend Lease</a>, a USGBC Platinum level member and industry leader in property, infrastructure and construction management, announced that their <a href="http://www.gbig.org/activities/leed-1000035412http://" target="_blank">New York City office</a> achieved LEED Gold certification. A major milestone for an influential company in the green building movement, it inspired a closer look at how Lend Lease&rsquo;s organizational aspirations motivate the work they do with clients around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lend-lease-proves-its-whats-inside-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lend-lease-proves-its-whats-inside-counts#comments Industry Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:29:50 +0000 Aline Peterson 5658129 at http://www.usgbc.org The Center's "Coolest Teacher" heads to Antarctica, again http://www.usgbc.org/articles/centers-coolest-teacher-heads-antarctica-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kim Williams </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/antarctica-again-c_0.png?1426191209" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have now said the phrase, &ldquo;Yes, it&rsquo;s true, I&rsquo;m going back to Antarctica&rdquo; to so many people so many times, that I&rsquo;m actually starting to believe it myself. It seems too good to be true, but yes, it is happening!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/centers-coolest-teacher-heads-antarctica-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/centers-coolest-teacher-heads-antarctica-again#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20:13:29 +0000 5652390 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Unitarian Universalist Association new headquarters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-unitarian-universalist-association-new-headquarters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-10-states-project-profile-unitarian-universalist-association-new-headquarters-_0.png?1426177801" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10"><span>2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</span></a>&nbsp;have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-unitarian-universalist-association-new-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-unitarian-universalist-association-new-headquarters#comments LEED Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:30:01 +0000 Christopher Gray 5650854 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building over time http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-over-time <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-over-time-c_0.png?1426168654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green projects must be prepared to adapt to future change and be designed and operated to stand the test of time. Continuous monitoring is required to identify needed improvements and users&rsquo; changing needs. Project teams must look far ahead to determine what stressors a project is likely to encounter and then build resilience into the system.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-over-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-over-time#comments Industry Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:57:34 +0000 Nora Knox 5649797 at http://www.usgbc.org Let GSA know you support LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/let-gsa-know-you-support-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/let-gsa-know-you-support-leed-a_0.png?1426106153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has a critical role in </span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gsa-announces-its-award-winning-green-building-projects"><span>making federal buildings more sustainable</span></a><span>. GSA is a significant federal landlord, building, renovating, and managing assets for other agencies; and in addition GSA has the responsibility to recommend green building certification systems that support federal sustainability goals.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/let-gsa-know-you-support-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/let-gsa-know-you-support-leed#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:35:53 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 5644077 at http://www.usgbc.org Join Harvard and USGBC for Executive Education in Sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-harvard-and-usgbc-executive-education-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/join-harvard-and-usgbc-for-executive-education-in-sustainability-c_0.png?1426093118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we&rsquo;re leading a global effort to create a more sustainable world, and that includes protecting the environment and working to build better and stronger communities.</p> <p>USGBC and Harvard&rsquo;s Center for Health and the Global Environment invite executives to discover how sustainability is the problem that can "solve our organizations."</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-harvard-and-usgbc-executive-education-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-harvard-and-usgbc-executive-education-sustainability#comments Education Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:58:37 +0000 Margo Street 5642555 at http://www.usgbc.org Federal agencies and their super rad buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-agencies-and-their-super-rad-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/federal-agencies-and-their-super-rad-buildings-a_0.png?1426087374" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-use-get-40-year-low">we reported</a> on the announcement from the Energy Information Administration that the federal government <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=19851">is consuming energy at its lowest levels since 1975</a>. The U.S. government is the biggest consumer of energy in the nation, and their commitment to greening their building stock was critical to this advancement.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-agencies-and-their-super-rad-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-agencies-and-their-super-rad-buildings#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:22:54 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5641986 at http://www.usgbc.org India demonstrates leadership through LEED for existing buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-demonstrates-leadership-through-leed-existing-buildings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-eb-projects-in-india-a_0.png?1426082879" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>This week, USGBC and <a href="http://www.teriin.org/" target="_blank">The Energy Resources Institute</a> (TERI), will formally launch new, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/us-green-building-council-energy-and-resources-inststute-partnership-advancing-green-build" target="_blank">technical guidance</a> to advance LEED for existing buildings in India. This guidance will launch as part of the annual&nbsp;</span><a href="http://grihaindia.org/grihasummit/index.php" target="_blank"><span>GRIHA Summit</span></a><span>, which is being held in New Delhi.</span>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-demonstrates-leadership-through-leed-existing-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-demonstrates-leadership-through-leed-existing-buildings#comments LEED Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:07:59 +0000 Joseph Crea 5641544 at http://www.usgbc.org Does LEED have a place in your diet? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/does-leed-have-place-your-diet <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/does-leed-have-a-place-in-your-diet-c_0.png?1426001973" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What if you could help prevent climate change three times a day? What would you be willing to change? You&rsquo;ve already changed your light bulbs and programmed your thermostat. The next step you can take is your food, so today I&rsquo;m writing about what we eat&mdash;and greenhouse gases.</p> <p>What you purchase at the market directly impacts climate change. Animal product cultivation generates greenhouse gases in the following ways:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/does-leed-have-place-your-diet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/does-leed-have-place-your-diet#comments LEED Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:39:33 +0000 Theresa Hogerheide 5633745 at http://www.usgbc.org The real-life cycle of LEED in NY http://www.usgbc.org/articles/real-life-cycle-leed-ny <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-real-life-cycle-of-leed-in-ny-e_0.png?1426001751" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fortunately for this Central New York native, Syracuse pride abounds at USGBC&rsquo;s headquarters. </p> <p>Take a turn around our Washington, DC, office and you&rsquo;ll see more than a few Syracuse University pennants and posters pinned up around staff workspaces. Otto the Orange&rsquo;s enlarged eyes poke out from bulletin boards, Rakeem Christmas sizes you up from a newspaper clipping, and SU degrees adorn the walls of employee offices (including our CEO and chief Syracusan-in-residence, Rick Fedrizzi).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/real-life-cycle-leed-ny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/real-life-cycle-leed-ny#comments LEED Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:35:51 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5633743 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED for Existing Buildings in India Advances with New Solutions http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-existing-buildings-india-advances-new-solutions <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_4_0.png?1425993916" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Technical guidance developed with TERI offers India-specific incentives to further building performance, energy savings and water conservation</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-existing-buildings-india-advances-new-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-existing-buildings-india-advances-new-solutions#comments Media Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:25:15 +0000 Marisa Long 5632942 at http://www.usgbc.org Fit for a princess: Next-generation personal controls deliver whole-building energy savings and ‘Precision IEQ’ http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fit-princess-next-generation-personal-controls-deliver-whole-building-energy-savings-and-%E2%80%98p <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/fit-for-a-princess-next-generation-personal-controls-deliver-whole-building-energy-savings-and-_precision-ieq_-a_1.png?1425929291" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember &ldquo;The Princess and the Pea&rdquo; by Hans Christian Anderson?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fit-princess-next-generation-personal-controls-deliver-whole-building-energy-savings-and-%E2%80%98p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fit-princess-next-generation-personal-controls-deliver-whole-building-energy-savings-and-%E2%80%98p#comments Industry Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:28:11 +0000 Edward Bogucz 5626875 at http://www.usgbc.org PR guidelines to promote your LEED-certified project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pr-guidelines-promote-your-leed-certified-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pr-guidelines-to-promote-your-leed-certified-project-c_0.png?1425909683" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations! Your project is joining a select group of sustainable and innovative buildings that are LEED-certified. If you&rsquo;re looking to tell your building&rsquo;s story, here are some ideas to help get you started:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pr-guidelines-promote-your-leed-certified-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pr-guidelines-promote-your-leed-certified-project#comments LEED Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:01:23 +0000 Marisa Long 5624626 at http://www.usgbc.org Reaching new heights: Dunbar is the highest scoring LEED for Schools-NC project to date http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reaching-new-heights-dunbar-highest-scoring-leed-schools-nc-project-date <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dunbar-high-school-a_0.png?1425654204" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Something remarkable has happened in Washington, DC. Beyond the glare of the news cycle, the political positioning and the national debates, <a href="http://www.gbig.org/activities/leed-1000020332" target="_blank">Dunbar High School</a>, located a stone&rsquo;s throw from the U.S. Capitol building, has achieved LEED Platinum certification. Not only has the school reached this milestone, it has become the highest-scoring school in the world certified under the LEED for Schools-New Construction rating system.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reaching-new-heights-dunbar-highest-scoring-leed-schools-nc-project-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reaching-new-heights-dunbar-highest-scoring-leed-schools-nc-project-date#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:03:24 +0000 Aline Peterson 5601339 at http://www.usgbc.org Global LEED [USGBC+ Jan./Feb. 2015] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-leed-usgbc-janfeb-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alison Gregor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/global-leed-static1_0.png?1425654013" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><em>This article was originally published in the January/February 2015 issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/emerging-leed/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></span></p> <p><strong>Two polar opposite cities take the lead in environmental design.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-leed-usgbc-janfeb-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-leed-usgbc-janfeb-2015#comments Industry Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:00:13 +0000 5601327 at http://www.usgbc.org Nature's Voice Project fosters compassion and community in green schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/natures-voice-project-fosters-compassion-and-community-green-schools <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anna-Bell Hines </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/natures-voice-project-a_0.png?1425590694" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span class="s1">The<a href="http://naturesvoices.org/"><span class="s2">&nbsp;Nature&rsquo;s Voices Project</span></a>&nbsp;is an initiative of the Green Schools Initiative that combines the power of environmental education, storytelling and youth voices to build support for a sustainable, resilient and equitable world. We amplify the voices of young people by collecting, sharing and showcasing their environmental inspirational stories with decision-makers, educators, our allies and the general public through online and community platforms.</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/natures-voice-project-fosters-compassion-and-community-green-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/natures-voice-project-fosters-compassion-and-community-green-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:24:54 +0000 5595396 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED O+M credits and points http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-credits-and-points <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/o_m_0.png?1425589610" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.</span></em></p> <p><span>In our </span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-credits-and-points"><span>previous article</span></a><span>, we listed the prerequisites, credits, and points in the LEED BD+C rating system. This time around, we&rsquo;re going to focus on LEED for Operations + Maintenance (LEED O+M). This rating system addresses the following existing building project types:</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-credits-and-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-credits-and-points#comments LEED Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:06:50 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5595293 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: University of Mary Washington’s IT Convergence Center http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-university-mary-washington%E2%80%99s-it-convergence-center <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/university-of-mary-washington_s-it-convergence-center_0.png?1425581538" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10"><span>2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</span></a>&nbsp;have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-university-mary-washington%E2%80%99s-it-convergence-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-university-mary-washington%E2%80%99s-it-convergence-center#comments LEED Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:52:18 +0000 Christopher Gray 5594239 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Dynamic Plaque is coming to Canada http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-coming-canada <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ldp_0.png?1425567833" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The following is excerpted from Property Biz Canada.&nbsp;<a href="http://renx.ca/leed-dynamic-plaque-coming-canada/" target="_blank">Read the full article</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-coming-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-coming-canada#comments LEED Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:03:53 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5592588 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: February 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-february-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update_template_1_0.png?1425494997" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-february-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-february-2015#comments LEED Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:49:57 +0000 Christopher Gray 5585802 at http://www.usgbc.org Virginia: State of the Commonwealth and green building leader http://www.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-state-commonwealth-and-green-building-leader <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/virginia--state-of-the-commonwealth-a_0.png?1425488088" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I want to take a moment to honor my home state, the great Commonwealth of Virginia, for being a leader in green building.&nbsp;</p> <p>All across the state &ndash; from the Governor to our mayors and from CEOs to our community advocates &ndash; courageous leaders are making the state a better place by advancing green building.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-state-commonwealth-and-green-building-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-state-commonwealth-and-green-building-leader#comments LEED Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:54:47 +0000 Jason Hartke 5585082 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building and climate change http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-climate-change <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-and-climate-change-e_0.png?1425481617" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 emerging at the local, state, and federal levels to regulate greenhouse gas emissions must reflect a clear understanding of the connection between climate change and the built environment. Unfortunately, it is not enough for green building to lessen the effects that humans have on our climate.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-climate-change#comments Industry Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:06:57 +0000 Nora Knox 5584433 at http://www.usgbc.org We have this thing with floors [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-have-thing-floors-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whttwf-a_0.png?1425479866" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 thankful for the floors in our office space!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-have-thing-floors-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-have-thing-floors-video#comments LEED Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:37:46 +0000 Amy Hedgepeth 5584248 at http://www.usgbc.org Why glass is better than plastic http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-glass-better-plastic <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Mason-Jar-Feature-Image-A.png?1425410462" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Sunday rolls around the thing I dread the most is thinking about what I will pack for lunches for&nbsp;the upcoming week. It&rsquo;s a lot of work&nbsp;and a lot of preparation. And the last thing I want to do at 7:00 am as I rush out the door is&nbsp;pull deli meat out of my fridge and slap it between two slices of bread. Yuck.</p> <p>Well, there's a solution. And not only does it make my life easier, it's also healthier and better for our earth!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-glass-better-plastic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-glass-better-plastic#comments Community Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:21:42 +0000 Amy Hedgepeth 5577717 at http://www.usgbc.org Green ties, green codes, and a 2015 Greenbuild Legacy Project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-ties-green-codes-and-2015-greenbuild-legacy-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2_26_15-ncr-green-tie-affair_ana-ka_ahanui_0902_0.png?1425409116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-ties-green-codes-and-2015-greenbuild-legacy-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-ties-green-codes-and-2015-greenbuild-legacy-project#comments Community Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:58:35 +0000 Jennifer Wellman-Andryuk 5577537 at http://www.usgbc.org How they did It: A DC green code case study http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-they-did-it-dc-green-code-case-study <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/a-dc-green-code-case-study-b_0.png?1425407717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>"You're inventing a world we can't even recognize yet!" exclaimed Director Tommy Wells, Washington, DC&rsquo;s acting director of its Department of the Environment to an audience of more than 400 local green building professionals last Thursday evening. The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-ties-green-codes-and-2015-greenbuild-legacy-project">Green Tie Affair was a green building celebration</a>, decorated with green ties of every description, and the kickoff to what promises to be a banner year for green building in the District of Columbia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-they-did-it-dc-green-code-case-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-they-did-it-dc-green-code-case-study#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:35:17 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 5577431 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Studio http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-studio <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/studio_articleheader_0.jpg?1425401598" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.</p> <p>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 play.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-studio#comments Community Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:53:17 +0000 Nia Lindsey 5576616 at http://www.usgbc.org Ganamos con verde: We won with green in Latin america http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ganamos-con-verde-we-won-green-latin-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/we-won-with-green-in-latin-america-f_0.png?1425325874" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="620" height="348" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/02_usil-_18036%5B1%5D.jpg?1425415919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="498" height="331" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3a%5B1%5D.jpg?1425415929" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2356" height="3543" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0780%20copy%5B1%5D.jpg?1425415940" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_4619%5B1%5D.JPG?1425415955" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_4629%5B1%5D.JPG?1425415977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_4669%5B1%5D.JPG?1425415991" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>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.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ganamos-con-verde-we-won-green-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ganamos-con-verde-we-won-green-latin-america#comments LEED Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:51:13 +0000 Jason Hartke 5568959 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ND: It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-its-beautiful-day-neighborhood <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Mar 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-nd_0.png?1425309106" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED ND?</h3> <p>Is your local grocery store within walking distance&hellip; 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?</p> <p>LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) was engineered to inspire and help create better, more sustainable, well-connected neighborhoods. It looks beyond the scale of buildings to consider entire communities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-its-beautiful-day-neighborhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-its-beautiful-day-neighborhood#comments LEED Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:11:45 +0000 Nora Knox 5566145 at http://www.usgbc.org Land of Lincoln leads with LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/land-lincoln-leads-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/land-of-lincoln_0.png?1425052856" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I could not be prouder of the Land of Lincoln.&nbsp;</p> <p>For the second year in a row, my home state of Illinois has<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank"> topped the list </a>of states with the most LEED-certified gross square footage per capita certified during the year.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/land-lincoln-leads-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/land-lincoln-leads-leed#comments LEED Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:56 +0000 Robb Tufts 5542261 at http://www.usgbc.org Zach Bradby: Greenbuild scholarship profile http://www.usgbc.org/articles/zach-bradby-greenbuild-scholarship-profile <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-scholarship-profile-a_0.png?1425049224" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo;s Greenbuild, 156 individuals received some type of scholarship to Greenbuild. Scholarship recipients represent a diversity of people from around the world. Each has a story to tell. Each brings their own passion to their work. Each has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/zach-bradby-greenbuild-scholarship-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/zach-bradby-greenbuild-scholarship-profile#comments Community Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:00:24 +0000 Zachary Bradby 5541912 at http://www.usgbc.org Emerging LEED [USGBC+ Jan./Feb. 2015] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/emerging-leed-usgbc-janfeb-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Judith Nemes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-plus-0215_0_0.png?1424988104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in the January/February 2015 issue of USGBC+. <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/emerging-leed/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>A look at innovation and inspiration in sustainability.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/emerging-leed-usgbc-janfeb-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/emerging-leed-usgbc-janfeb-2015#comments Industry Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:01:44 +0000 5536310 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Qiagen’s North American Corporate Headquarters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-qiagen%E2%80%99s-north-american-corporate-headquarters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/qiagen_s-north-american-corporate-headquarters-a_0.png?1424982939" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10"><span>2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</span></a>&nbsp;have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-qiagen%E2%80%99s-north-american-corporate-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-qiagen%E2%80%99s-north-american-corporate-headquarters#comments LEED Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:35:39 +0000 Christopher Gray 5535762 at http://www.usgbc.org Education @USGBC super user James Mercado http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-super-user-james-mercado <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education-_usgbc-super-user-james-mercado-b_0.png?1424966365" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="s1">We like to think of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/james-mercado/0010232907"><span class="s2">James Mercado</span></a>&nbsp;as our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc" target="_blank">Education @USGBC</a> super user. Why? Nearly 10,000 people have taken courses on Education @USGBC, and in 2014, James took more courses than anyone else. He completed 75 courses over a span of 96 hours!<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-super-user-james-mercado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-super-user-james-mercado#comments Education Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:59:25 +0000 Melanie Share 5533537 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED BD+C credits and points http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-credits-and-points <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bdc_0.png?1424963187" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.&nbsp;</span></em></p> <p>In a previous article, we explained <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-difference-between-leed-credit-leed-prerequisite-and-leed-point">the difference between prerequisites, credits, and points</a>. In this edition, we&rsquo;ll show how you can use them&mdash;starting with Building Design &amp; Construction (LEED BD+C). In LEED v4, this rating system addresses the following project types:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-credits-and-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-credits-and-points#comments LEED Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:06:26 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5533239 at http://www.usgbc.org Going big: Two USGBC members make significant commitments to reduce environmental, social and health risks http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-big-two-usgbc-members-make-significant-commitments-reduce-environmental-social-and-he <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/going-big-reduce-environmental_-social-and-health-risks-d_0.png?1424891217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>In the past week, both Citi and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/kaiser-foundation-health-plan" target="_blank">Kaiser Permanente</a>, two active <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/member" target="_blank">USGBC members</a>, have made significant commitments to reduce their environmental impact. Going above and beyond the practice of pursuing LEED certification for the buildings they own and operate, these two highly respected corporate citizens are demonstrating the power of institutions to assess risk on a large scale, and to affect change.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-big-two-usgbc-members-make-significant-commitments-reduce-environmental-social-and-he" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-big-two-usgbc-members-make-significant-commitments-reduce-environmental-social-and-he#comments Industry Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:06:57 +0000 Aline Peterson 5526493 at http://www.usgbc.org Attend the GRIHA Summit 2015 in New Delhi http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-griha-summit-2015-new-delhi <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/attend-the-griha-summit-2015-in-new-delhi-a_0.png?1424881056" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You're invited to attend the 6th annual <a href="http://grihaindia.org/grihasummit/index.php">GRIHA Summit 2015</a>.</p> <p><strong>GRIHA Summit 2015</strong><br /> March 12-14, 2015<br /> India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India</p> <p>Join over 600 professionals from the building and construction industry for green building knowledge sharing. Experience multi-stakeholder partnerships and networking among governments, academia, civil society organizations and professionals from different disciplines like architecture, engineering and construction management.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-griha-summit-2015-new-delhi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-griha-summit-2015-new-delhi#comments Industry Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:17:36 +0000 Taryn Holowka 5525379 at http://www.usgbc.org The rise of the green building industry http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rise-green-building-industry <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-rise-of-the-green-building-industry-b_0.png?1424880948" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many of the elements of green building are not new or even unique. Before the widespread availability of inexpensive fossil fuels for energy use and transportation, builders understood the principles of passive design, capturing sunlight and wind for natural lighting, heating, and cooling. In many ways, green building represents a return to simpler, low-tech solutions. At the same time, there are now many high-tech strategies available to improve the performance of the built environment.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rise-green-building-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rise-green-building-industry#comments Industry Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:15:48 +0000 Nora Knox 5525371 at http://www.usgbc.org New Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for LEED Green Building Program http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-poll-shows-strong-bipartisan-support-leed-green-building-program <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_green_0.png?1424875572" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Support increases with knowledge of LEED&rsquo;s positive impact on job creation and cost savings</em></p> <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 25, 2015) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council&rsquo;s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system has strong bipartisan support across the U.S., according to a new poll released today. The nationwide poll found that 79 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of Democrats support the use of LEED in buildings. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-poll-shows-strong-bipartisan-support-leed-green-building-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-poll-shows-strong-bipartisan-support-leed-green-building-program#comments Media Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:46:12 +0000 Marisa Long 5524778 at http://www.usgbc.org We need you to speak up for the federal government’s continued use of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-need-you-speak-federal-governments-continued-use-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/we-need-you-to-speak-up-for-the-federal-government_s-continued-use-of-leed-d_0.png?1424816444" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Under the Energy and Independence and Security Act of 2007, the General Services Administration (GSA) is charged with reviewing green building rating systems and making a formal recommendation for their use by federal agencies. Regarding LEED, in <a href="http://www.gsa.gov/portal/mediaId/197819/fileName/GBCS2012_Cert_Sys_Review.action">2012, GSA reviewed LEED v2009</a> and found it has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-need-you-speak-federal-governments-continued-use-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-need-you-speak-federal-governments-continued-use-leed#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:20:44 +0000 Bryan Howard 5519282 at http://www.usgbc.org Giovanna Araujo: Greenbuild scholarship profile http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giovanna-araujo-greenbuild-scholarship-profile <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-scholarship-profile-giovanna-araujo_0.png?1424811549" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo;s Greenbuild, 156 individuals received some type of scholarship to Greenbuild. Scholarship recipients represent a diversity of people from around the world. Each has a story to tell. Each brings their own passion to their work. Each has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giovanna-araujo-greenbuild-scholarship-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giovanna-araujo-greenbuild-scholarship-profile#comments Community Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:59:09 +0000 Giovanna Araujo 5518624 at http://www.usgbc.org The business of sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-business-of-sustainability-b_0.png?1424793829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What if I said to you that I could streamline your operations and usage of materials and energy, get your organization a better brand name and improve your businesses image, and improve your workforce productivity, all while improving profits? Would you jump to accept the offer?</p> <p>Well, many businesses are accepting the offer, and the way it is being done is by implementing a sustainability program at their business organization. So much so, that of the Fortune 500 companies, more than half have embraced the logic of adding a sustainability program to their entity.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-sustainability#comments Education Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:03:49 +0000 stephen demers 5516483 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building Facts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuildingfacts.png?1345821899" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>MARKET IMPACT</strong> <p>This year it is estimated that 40-48% of new nonresidential construction will be green, equating to a $120-145 billion opportunity<sup>1</sup></p> <p>62% of firms building new single-family homes report that they are doing more than 15% of their projects green. By 2018, that percentage increases to 84%.<sup>2</sup></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts#comments Media Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:10:28 +0000 2602137 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. leadership inspires global, sustainability action http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-leadership-inspires-global-sustainability-action <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="306" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/screen_shot_2015-02-19_at_4_39_11_pm_1.png?1424720882" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><em>As Secretary Kerry and the State Department announced a new leadership program on air pollution, I&rsquo;m reminded of the Department&rsquo;s strong record of leadership in green building.</em></span></p> <p>Last week I had the honor of joining Secretary of State John Kerry and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy as they announced a new effort to bring air quality monitoring to U.S. embassies around the world.&nbsp;</p> <p>The announcement was yet another case where leading by example has gone on to inspire others and have global impact.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-leadership-inspires-global-sustainability-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-leadership-inspires-global-sustainability-action#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:48:01 +0000 Jason Hartke 5509319 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Faculty Jourdan Alexander-Younis http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-faculty-jourdan-alexander-younis <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/jordan-younis-a_0.png?1424703781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education#become-faculty">USGBC Faculty</a> are<span>&nbsp;experienced educators with a strong background in professional education, training, and facilitation.&nbsp;<span>The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and sustainability. USGBC Faculty are committed to maintaining their knowledge and skills, while staying up-to-date in innovation in the field.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-faculty-jourdan-alexander-younis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-faculty-jourdan-alexander-younis#comments Education Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:03:01 +0000 Melanie Share 5506978 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED for Homes: It's what's inside that counts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-its-whats-inside-counts <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-h_0.png?1424703637" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED for Homes?</h3> <p>A home is more than just shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building&mdash;but especially homes.</p> <p>Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-its-whats-inside-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-its-whats-inside-counts#comments LEED Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:00:37 +0000 Nora Knox 5506974 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 3 courses to grow your green building knowledge (February 2015) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-grow-your-green-building-knowledge-february-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grow-your-knowledge-b_0.png?1424453986" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to grow your green building knowledge?</p> <p>Check out February's top three courses created by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner">USGBC Education Partners</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-grow-your-green-building-knowledge-february-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-grow-your-green-building-knowledge-february-2015#comments Education Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:39:46 +0000 Melanie Share 5486481 at http://www.usgbc.org We heard you #loveLEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_loveleed-a_0.png?1424449060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lets-get-heart-it-we-loveleed-video" target="_blank">This Valentine's Day</a>, we asked if you love LEED as much as we do. The answer was simple: yes! We were so impressed by how people shared their love for LEED! Check out some of our favorite posts below.</p> <p>Missed out on the action? Want to show a building you love, share why green building is important to you or write a love letter to LEED? Post a photo on Instagram or a message on Twitter! Just use the hashtag #loveLEED.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-heard-you-loveleed#comments LEED Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:17:39 +0000 Sarah Buente 5486124 at http://www.usgbc.org What's the difference between a LEED credit, LEED prerequisite and a LEED point? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-difference-between-leed-credit-leed-prerequisite-and-leed-point <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/all-systems-leed_0.png?1424383243" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.</em></p> <p>LEED points, LEED credits, LEED prerequisites&mdash;they all contribute to certification but what&rsquo;s the difference? In this article we&rsquo;re going to go over these three fundamental elements and how they help you achieve LEED. In the articles to come, we&rsquo;ll provide more detailed information about what these look like in each of the LEED rating systems: BD+C, O+M, ID+C, and ND. We&rsquo;ll also do a special edition on Homes.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-difference-between-leed-credit-leed-prerequisite-and-leed-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-difference-between-leed-credit-leed-prerequisite-and-leed-point#comments LEED Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:00:43 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 5482114 at http://www.usgbc.org Call for submissions: The EBie Awards are back! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/call-submissions-ebie-awards-are-back <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ebie_awards.png?1424442260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 2012, the Urban Green Council, the New York City chapter of USGBC, has been annually recognizing the best of the best in the greening of existing buildings at its annual <a href="http://www.ebies.org/index">EBie Awards.</a> These awards showcase the impactful and innovative work that&rsquo;s being done across the country to create more sustainable buildings.</p> <p>If you are interested in <a href="http://ebies.tfaforms.net/304332">submitting your project</a> for this year&rsquo;s EBie awards, you have until the <strong>deadline of March 30</strong>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/call-submissions-ebie-awards-are-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/call-submissions-ebie-awards-are-back#comments Industry Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:09:49 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5481393 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: The Colorado Convention Center http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-colorado-convention-center <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-10-feature-the-colorado-convention-center_0.png?1424376316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a>&nbsp;have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-colorado-convention-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-colorado-convention-center#comments LEED Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:05:15 +0000 Christopher Gray 5481377 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED professionals at a glance: February 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-february-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedprofessionals_7_0_0_0.png?1424358177" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p> <p>Don't have a credential yet?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials">Learn more about how to become a LEED professional &raquo;</a></p> <p><em>Hover over the charts below for a dynamic experience.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-february-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-february-2015#comments Industry Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:02:57 +0000 Robb Tufts 5479817 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED AP Homes exam to feature LEED v4 content in July 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-homes-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-july-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-ap-homes-exam-a_0.png?1424358093" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On July 1, 2015, the LEED AP Homes exam will begin featuring LEED v4 content and project experience assessment. (The LEED Green Associate, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP ID+C, and LEED AP O+M exams were already updated to reflect the v4 rating system in June 2014;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">here's more</a>&nbsp;on that change. The LEED AP ND exam was updated more recently in February 2015; <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015" target="_blank">learn more</a>.)</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-homes-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-july-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-homes-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-july-2015#comments Industry Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:01:33 +0000 Nora Knox 5479815 at http://www.usgbc.org Clean energy at the capital: Richmond, VA http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clean-energy-capital-richmond-va <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/richmond-va-a_0_0.png?1424287336" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Feb. 3, 2015, representatives from USGBC national joined members of the newly formed <a href="http://www.gvgbc.org/" target="_blank">USGBC Greater Virginia Chapter</a> at the capital in Richmond to participate in Clean Energy Lobby Day. Green building and energy efficiency were on the agenda.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1424274410-27391-8174/IMG_0018.jpg" width="670" height="308" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clean-energy-capital-richmond-va" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clean-energy-capital-richmond-va#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:22:16 +0000 Grant Olear 5475502 at http://www.usgbc.org What is green building? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/what-is-green-building-b_0.png?1424281470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sustainability is not a one-time treatment or product. Instead, green building is a process that applies to buildings, their sites, their interiors, their operations, and the communities in which they are situated. The process of green building flows throughout the entire life-cycle of a project, beginning at the inception of a project idea and continuing seamlessly until the project reaches the end of its life and its parts are recycled or reused.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building-0#comments LEED Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:44:29 +0000 Nora Knox 5475038 at http://www.usgbc.org Sense and Survivability: How evolution shapes design decisions http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sense-and-survivability-how-evolution-shapes-design-decisions-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/evolution-b_0.png?1424277740" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This excerpt below was originally published in a research paper on Jan. 7, 2015. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/sense-and-survivability-how-evolution-shapes-design-decisions" target="_blank">Read the complete paper</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sense-and-survivability-how-evolution-shapes-design-decisions-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sense-and-survivability-how-evolution-shapes-design-decisions-0#comments Education Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:42:19 +0000 Sam Pobst 5474769 at http://www.usgbc.org Residential solar: Are you a leader or a laggard? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-solar-are-you-leader-or-laggard <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/residential-solar-b_0.png?1424271714" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The efficiency and cost effectiveness of residential solar is approaching a tipping point where homeowners should be asking themselves why they haven&rsquo;t yet adopted the technology.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-solar-are-you-leader-or-laggard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-solar-are-you-leader-or-laggard#comments Industry Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:01:54 +0000 Courtney Baker 5474383 at http://www.usgbc.org Efficient buildings help federal energy use get to 40-year low http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-use-get-40-year-low <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-c_0.png?1424206819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You may have missed the recent announcement from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=19851" target="_blank">energy consumption by the federal government is at its lowest point since 1975</a>. This is, as some would say, a big deal and in looking at the contribution of the building sector in achieving this goal, it is in fact a very big deal for green buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-use-get-40-year-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficient-buildings-help-federal-energy-use-get-40-year-low#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:00:18 +0000 Bryan Howard 5469547 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 material ingredients credit: Serving up a new recipe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-serving-new-recipe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-recipe_0.png?1424197199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;Products, products everywhere but which ones score me points?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-serving-new-recipe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-serving-new-recipe#comments LEED Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:19:59 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5468121 at http://www.usgbc.org Blueprint for leadership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/blueprint-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/blueprint-for-leadership-a_0.png?1424192862" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Leadership. Too often, we shy away from the word leadership. The word conjures up images of an unreachable status. So how do we develop leadership skills?</p> <p>There is no application process, no rite of passage, no magic button to apply. It's a way of being. Leadership begins within.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/blueprint-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/blueprint-leadership#comments Community Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:07:42 +0000 Lorraine Alexander 5467758 at http://www.usgbc.org An interview with LEED International Roundtable member Felipe Faria from Brazil http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interview-leed-international-roundtable-member-felipe-faria-brazil <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/brazil-interview_0.png?1424192125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Felipe Faria, managing director of Green Building Council Brasil, has been involved in promoting LEED in Brazil since 2007. One of his main accomplishments has been making Brazil one of the top five markets in the world for LEED as well as influencing the greening of international sporting events such as the 2014 FIFA world Cup and the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games.</p> <p><strong>Q. Do you remember&nbsp;one of the first times you&nbsp;thought green building had an important role to play in the future of your country?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interview-leed-international-roundtable-member-felipe-faria-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interview-leed-international-roundtable-member-felipe-faria-brazil#comments International Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:55:25 +0000 Joseph Crea 5467695 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ID+C: It's what's inside that counts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-its-whats-inside-counts <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-idc_0.png?1424185670" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED ID+C?</h3> <p>As humans, we spend 90% of our time indoors. That time should be spent in spaces that allow us to breathe easy, give us views of nature and daylight, and make us healthier and more productive.</p> <p>LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) enables project teams who may not have control over whole building operations to develop indoor spaces that are better for the planet and for people.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-its-whats-inside-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-idc-its-whats-inside-counts#comments LEED Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:07:50 +0000 Nora Knox 5467224 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. presidents lead the way with a commitment to sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-presidents-lead-way-commitment-sustainability <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/presidents-day-b_1.png?1424102861" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>I</span>n honor of Presidents' Day, we'd like to celebrate two presidents who have championed the environment through building LEED-certified presidential centers and libraries.</p> <p>Through their commitment to conservation and sustainability, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush have created healthy presidential spaces that engage communities from around the world. That's the kind of leadership we'll take our hats off to.</p> <p>Check out the centers below.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-presidents-lead-way-commitment-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-presidents-lead-way-commitment-sustainability#comments LEED Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:07:41 +0000 Nora Knox 5461922 at http://www.usgbc.org Let's get to the heart of it: We #loveLEED [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lets-get-heart-it-we-loveleed-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/love-leed-a_0.png?1423853551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC we love our planet and our people, our wallets and our buildings, but most of all we love LEED&mdash;because&nbsp;<span>LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting planet, people and profit.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lets-get-heart-it-we-loveleed-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lets-get-heart-it-we-loveleed-video#comments Community Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:52:31 +0000 Nora Knox 5447960 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Sustainability Practices During Construction in Qatar, A Brief Overview [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-sustainability-practices-during-construction-qatar-brief-overview-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education-at-usgbc-new_2_0.png?1423846339" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-sustainability-practices-during-construction-qatar-brief-overview-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-sustainability-practices-during-construction-qatar-brief-overview-video#comments Education Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:52:19 +0000 Melanie Share 5447462 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 states project profile: Advanced Protein Characterization Lab http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-advanced-protein-characterization-lab <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-10-feature-c_0.png?1423760141" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014&rsquo;s Top 10 States</a> have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in the many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental/social justice.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-advanced-protein-characterization-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-project-profile-advanced-protein-characterization-lab#comments LEED Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:55:40 +0000 Christopher Gray 5441785 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know LEED v4 with the LEED v4 User Guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-v4-leed-v4-user-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-user-guide-a_0.png?1423757745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In talking to the green building community about LEED v4, the questions we get generally fall into three categories.&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>Why did we make the changes?</li> <li>What do we hope to accomplish?</li> <li>How does the new language differ from LEED 2009?</li> </ol> <p>Enter the <a href="http://go.usgbc.org/LEED-v4-User-Guide.html" target="_blank">LEED v4 User Guide</a>.</p> <p>This guide presents LEED v4 information addressing the following:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-v4-leed-v4-user-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-v4-leed-v4-user-guide#comments LEED Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:15:45 +0000 Selina Holmes 5441645 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED offers beacons of hope at shelters across the U.S. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-offers-beacons-hope-shelters-across-us <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-homeless-shelters-d_0.png?1423753291" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From green roofs, to natural light and landscaped courtyards, green building practices are offering our nation's homeless beacons of hope even in the bleakest of situations. Shelters are turning towards energy-efficiency and sustainability measures as a new solution to improving lives and the communities that surround them.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-offers-beacons-hope-shelters-across-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-offers-beacons-hope-shelters-across-us#comments LEED Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:01:30 +0000 Sarah Buente 5441324 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a member of the LEED Social Equity Working Group http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-member-leed-social-equity-working-group <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-social-equity-working-group-a_0.png?1423680990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is now accepting applications for the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/volunteer-opportunities#social-equity" target="_blank">LEED Social Equity Working Group</a> of the LEED Steering Committee; applications will be accepted through March 10, 2015. Applicants must be an employee of an organization that is a<span>&nbsp;</span><span>member of USGBC in order to be elligible</span>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-member-leed-social-equity-working-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-member-leed-social-equity-working-group#comments LEED Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:56:30 +0000 Emma Hughes 5436636 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED hits home: Rick Fedrizzi at St. Joseph’s Hospital http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-hits-home-rick-fedrizzi-st-joseph%E2%80%99s-hospital <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sjh_leedawd15_1255_0.jpg?1423680840" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Buildings are witness to so many of the most important moments in our lives. They create the space and form the backdrop for our weddings and funerals, business launches and late-night-billion-dollar-back-of-the-envelope work sessions, our first day of kindergarten and the graduation ceremony.&nbsp;Buildings are our lives.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-hits-home-rick-fedrizzi-st-joseph%E2%80%99s-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-hits-home-rick-fedrizzi-st-joseph%E2%80%99s-hospital#comments Community Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:54:00 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 5436631 at http://www.usgbc.org Majority of 2015 ZNE verified buildings are LEED projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-2015-zne-verified-buildings-are-leed-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/net-zero-leed-buildings-a_0.png?1423677167" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published on the Green Building Information Gateway on Feb. 9, 2015.&nbsp;<a href="http://insight.gbig.org/majority-of-2015-zne-verified-buildings-are-leed-projects/" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.</em></p> <p><strong><em>Of the 39 buildings that NBI has verified to have achieved zero net energy performance, more than half are LEED Gold or Platinum buildings. More needed <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed" target="_blank">(LEED On</a>).</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-2015-zne-verified-buildings-are-leed-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-2015-zne-verified-buildings-are-leed-projects#comments LEED Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:52:47 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 5436344 at http://www.usgbc.org Kristy Schomaker gives back to help others get ahead http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kristy-schomaker-gives-back-help-others-get-ahead <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Kristy-Schomaker-Edit.png?1424191474" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/kristy-schomaker/0010327371">Kristy Schomaker</a> was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers&mdash;a volunteer leader whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kristy-schomaker-gives-back-help-others-get-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kristy-schomaker-gives-back-help-others-get-ahead#comments Community Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:43:57 +0000 Colin White 5435399 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 material ingredients credit: The more you know http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-more-you-know <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-recipe-c_0.png?1423598730" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During President Obama&rsquo;s State of the Union Address, he said that the number one priority for America this year is to certify buildings to <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedv4" target="_blank">LEED v4</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-more-you-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-more-you-know#comments LEED Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:05:29 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5431295 at http://www.usgbc.org The Business Case for Green Building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider" alt="Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_Business.jpg?1345150128" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Overall Trends</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building#comments Media Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:55:38 +0000 2604908 at http://www.usgbc.org An update from Georgia: Cheers for green schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-georgia-cheers-green-schools <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/georgia-green-schools-b_0.png?1423582159" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><span>The <a href="http://www.usgbcga.org/" target="_blank">USGBC Georgia Chapter</a> is excited about the turnout and feedback from the Second Annual High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day at the State Capitol on Feb. 5</span><span><span>, 2015</span></span><span>. </span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-georgia-cheers-green-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-georgia-cheers-green-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:29:19 +0000 Suzanne Haerther 5429867 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding complex credits in LEED certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-complex-credits-leed-certification <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/understanding-credits-a_0.png?1423581955" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the LEED certification process, LEED registered projects have the option of an appeal review stage which provides one additional round of review and allows teams to:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-complex-credits-leed-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-complex-credits-leed-certification#comments LEED Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:25:55 +0000 Selina Holmes 5429861 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED for everything? Mapping out 2014’s Top 10 States for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-everything-mapping-out-2014%E2%80%99s-top-10-states-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top_10_2014-c_0.png?1423510231" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has just announced its <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">2014 Top 10 States for LEED</a>, which highlights the states around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-everything-mapping-out-2014%E2%80%99s-top-10-states-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-everything-mapping-out-2014%E2%80%99s-top-10-states-leed#comments Industry Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:30:31 +0000 Christopher Gray 5425207 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer William Holness http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-william-holness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda-a_1_0_0.png?1423497469" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education">USGBC Pro Reviewers</a>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-william-holness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-william-holness#comments Education Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:57:49 +0000 Melanie Share 5423743 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED O+M: Who says an existing building can't learn new tricks? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-who-says-existing-building-cant-learn-new-tricks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-om_0.png?1423497345" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED O+M?</h3> <p>Meet the LEED solution for existing buildings everywhere. Existing buildings hold incredible promise&mdash;many older buildings around the world are inefficient and resource-depleting. With some keen attention to building operations, that can be turned around drastically by using LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-who-says-existing-building-cant-learn-new-tricks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-om-who-says-existing-building-cant-learn-new-tricks#comments LEED Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:55:45 +0000 Nora Knox 5423737 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: January 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-january-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update_template_0.png?1423495955" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-january-2015#comments LEED Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:32:35 +0000 Christopher Gray 5423658 at http://www.usgbc.org Legislators announce bipartisan effort to advance school efficiency http://www.usgbc.org/articles/legislators-announce-bipartisan-effort-advance-school-efficiency <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/adv_schools-01_0.png?1423254065" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, members of the U.S. Representatives reaffirmed their commitment to advancing school efficiency policy. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA), Chris Gibson (NY), and Peter Welch (VT) re-introduced the bipartisan Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act.&nbsp;</p> <p>This legislation might sound familiar to frequent readers. It was&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficiency-bills-march-out-house-committee" target="_blank">passed out</a>&nbsp;of the House Energy and Committee and the by the House of Representatives last year.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/legislators-announce-bipartisan-effort-advance-school-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/legislators-announce-bipartisan-effort-advance-school-efficiency#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:21:05 +0000 Bryan Howard 5409757 at http://www.usgbc.org Fannie Mae Rewards LEED-Certified Multifamily Properties with a Lower Interest Rate http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fannie-mae-rewards-leed-certified-multifamily-properties-lower-interest-rate <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_1_0_0_0_0_0.png?1423246508" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2015) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as LEED, with a lower interest rate. USGBC&rsquo;s LEED green building rating system is one of several recognized certifications including ENERGY STAR&reg; and Enterprise&rsquo;s Green Communities Criteria.<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fannie-mae-rewards-leed-certified-multifamily-properties-lower-interest-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fannie-mae-rewards-leed-certified-multifamily-properties-lower-interest-rate#comments Media Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:15:07 +0000 Marisa Long 5409193 at http://www.usgbc.org Sundas Moien Rasool: Greenbuild scholarship profile http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sundas-moien-rasool-greenbuild-scholarship-profile <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-scholarship-profile-sundas-moien-rasool_0.png?1423234966" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo;s Greenbuild, 156 individuals received some type of scholarship to Greenbuild. Scholarship recipients represent a diversity of people from around the world. Each has a story to tell. Each brings their own passion to their work. Each has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sundas-moien-rasool-greenbuild-scholarship-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sundas-moien-rasool-greenbuild-scholarship-profile#comments Community Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:02:46 +0000 Sundas Moien Rasool 5408372 at http://www.usgbc.org What does green building have to do with the clean power plan? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-green-building-have-do-clean-power-plan <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/clean-power-plan-a_0.png?1423156298" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On December 1, 2014, USGBC submitted <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/usgbc-comments-epa-proposed-clean-power-plan-dec-1-2014">comments</a> to EPA on its <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule">proposed Clean Power Plan</a>, also known as the 111(d) rule. The proposed rule would, for the first time, regulate carbon emissions from the nation&rsquo;s single largest source -- existing fossil fuel power plants.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-green-building-have-do-clean-power-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-green-building-have-do-clean-power-plan#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:11:38 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 5403411 at http://www.usgbc.org Tips to succeeding as a LEED project administrator http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-succeeding-leed-project-administrator <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-project-admin-b_0.png?1423156179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The role of the project team administrator in LEED Online is key to a successful LEED certification. The best project team administrators are proactive with their team and GBCI, are detail-oriented, and apply a robust quality control process to their project documentation, which results in high quality submissions.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Follow these tips to be a successful administrator.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-succeeding-leed-project-administrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-succeeding-leed-project-administrator#comments LEED Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:09:38 +0000 Sarah Alexander 5403409 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED and the greening of Weifang http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-greening-weifang <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/weifang-b_1.png?1423070990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="s1">It is hard to imagine that nine million people live in Weifang, China. The metropolitan area is very spread out with clusters of medium rise office and apartment buildings and retail centers. But there are still large expanses of open land and other large, old-fashioned housing. A number of fields and older industrial parks are interspersed. New, gleaming towers grow in between. It is a city of nine million that looks like it could infill with density to become even more populous.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-greening-weifang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-greening-weifang#comments LEED Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:29:50 +0000 Mark Ginsberg 5397631 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Spans 833 Million Square Feet of Green Building Space in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-spans-833-million-square-feet-green-building-space-india <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c_0_5.png?1423060280" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Nine out of 10 senior industry executives in India anticipate LEED-related<br> work to increase between now and 2019</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-spans-833-million-square-feet-green-building-space-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-spans-833-million-square-feet-green-building-space-india#comments Media Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:20:16 +0000 Marisa Long 5396773 at http://www.usgbc.org Infographic: Top 10 states for LEED in 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top_10_2014-a_0.png?1423049544" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has just released the annual list of Top 10 States for LEED!&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-leed-green-building-capita-nation" target="_blank">View the press release</a>.&nbsp;</em>All of the states that make up our Top 10 list have done an extraordinary job promoting LEED and making sustainable solutions a priority.</p> <p>The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/2014top10#comments LEED Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:32:24 +0000 Marisa Long 5396154 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Releases the Top 10 States for LEED Green Building Per Capita in Nation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-leed-green-building-capita-nation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top_10_2014-b_0.png?1423048370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Illinois leads among all states for the second consecutive year;&nbsp;</em><em>newcomers Georgia and Arizona show momentum with LEED in the South and Southwest</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-leed-green-building-capita-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-leed-green-building-capita-nation#comments Media Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:12:49 +0000 Marisa Long 5396066 at http://www.usgbc.org Shaw introduces new Green Apple-branded carpet line http://www.usgbc.org/articles/shaw-introduces-new-green-apple-branded-carpet-line <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cut-compose-landing-page_0.png?1422983868" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a> at USGBC launched the <a href="http://mygreenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple campaign</a> as a way to partner with businesses that share our vision of providing green schools for all within this generation. The Center is proud to welcome <a href="http://www.shawcontractgroup.com/" target="_blank">Shaw Contract Group</a>, a company truly committed to providing healthy, high-performing, and sustainable learning spaces around the world, as our newest Green Apple partner.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/shaw-introduces-new-green-apple-branded-carpet-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/shaw-introduces-new-green-apple-branded-carpet-line#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:17:47 +0000 Josh Lasky 5391675 at http://www.usgbc.org Investing in people for a brighter future: Profiles on Greenbuild scholarship recipients http://www.usgbc.org/articles/investing-people-brighter-future-profiles-greenbuild-scholarship-recipients <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/14-1154-0_3603.png?1423074365" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year the people of the green building movement descend on a new city, gathering for our annual dose of inspiration, education and camaraderie at the <a href="http://http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>.</p> <p>We come from around the globe with a single, unified vision for a better future. The medium of our work is buildings&mdash;shaping and molding our future vision one green strategy, one green technology at a time.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/investing-people-brighter-future-profiles-greenbuild-scholarship-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/investing-people-brighter-future-profiles-greenbuild-scholarship-recipients#comments Community Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:37:43 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 5391198 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a LEED Fellow in 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_fellows_article_0.png?1422912261" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you interested in becoming a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-fellow" target="_blank">LEED Fellow</a>? Your time is now. USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2015 class of LEED Fellows. (<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/all/leed-fellow" target="_blank">Get to know the LEED Fellows</a>.)</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2015#comments Industry Mon, 02 Feb 2015 21:24:20 +0000 Nicholas Firmand 5387049 at http://www.usgbc.org ARCHITECT magazine: "The next frontier in sustainable design" http://www.usgbc.org/articles/architect-magazine-next-frontier-sustainable-design <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ideo_leed_location2_0.png?1422894805" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The following is excerpted from ARCHITECT magazine's piece, "The Performing Arts."&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/sustainability/what-s-next--the-performing-arts_o.aspx" target="_blank">Read the full article</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Gathering data to change occupant behavior is the next frontier in sustainable design (see LEED's new Dynamic Plaque). Here's why architects who embrace building performance may help their bottom lines.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/architect-magazine-next-frontier-sustainable-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/architect-magazine-next-frontier-sustainable-design#comments Industry Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:33:25 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5385224 at http://www.usgbc.org Embassy of Finland becomes the first Platinum embassy in the U.S. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/embassy-finland-becomes-first-platinum-embassy-us <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/finland-platinum-d_1.png?1422890980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Forging stronger, lasting relationships with our global allies is ongoing work. These efforts to advance peace and security on our world require creativity, empathy and, ultimately, action. This sensitive, nuanced, important work, ideally, should be done in some of the best, healthiest spaces in the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/embassy-finland-becomes-first-platinum-embassy-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/embassy-finland-becomes-first-platinum-embassy-us#comments LEED Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:29:40 +0000 Joseph Crea 5384871 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED BD+C: A fresh start to sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-fresh-start-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Feb 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-bdc_0.png?1422890320" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>What is LEED BD+C?</h3> <p>LEED BD+C is a fresh start to sustainability.</p> <p>When designing and constructing a new building, project teams have a choice: to join the movement of global leaders producing innovative buildings from the ground up&hellip; or to maintain the status quo. We&rsquo;re in favor of the former.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-fresh-start-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bdc-fresh-start-sustainability#comments LEED Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:18:40 +0000 Nora Knox 5384855 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Fellow 2015: Application Guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-fellow-2015-application-guide <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Fellows_article_0.png?1422381308" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="265" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Fellow-Diagram.png?1395771288" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>The LEED Fellow designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-fellow-2015-application-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-fellow-2015-application-guide#comments Industry Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:59:39 +0000 Nicholas Firmand 4640370 at http://www.usgbc.org Group10: The first LEED v4 project in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/group10-first-leed-v4-project-india <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bvjrlwrp2zckqjksmysfbvmbjh_na1dkmrchao_o3oa_copy_0.jpg?1422806136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Group 10 Technologies, a global technology and business consulting firm, has announced that its new office space in Gurgaon has been certified LEED Gold under LEED v4, making it the first LEED v4 certified project in India.&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="s1">Lopamudra Khanna,&nbsp;</span>vice president of Group10 Technologies, chatted with us about this project, her favorite LEED credit and the healthy aspects of working in a LEED-certified space.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/group10-first-leed-v4-project-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/group10-first-leed-v4-project-india#comments LEED Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:55:35 +0000 Joseph Crea 5380100 at http://www.usgbc.org Seattle and Boston excel at more than just football http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seattle-and-boston-excel-more-just-football <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/football-field_0.png?1422648240" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Superbowl XLIX just around the corner, we wanted to recognize the cities that the Patriots and Seahawks call home and specifically how they have lead the way with innovative green building policies.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seattle-and-boston-excel-more-just-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seattle-and-boston-excel-more-just-football#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:04:00 +0000 Grant Olear 5371291 at http://www.usgbc.org A plaque for global performance http://www.usgbc.org/articles/plaque-global-performance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_studio3639_0.png?1422642134" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="https://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a>, our platform for measuring building performance, recently took a trip to London.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/plaque-global-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/plaque-global-performance#comments Industry Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:22:14 +0000 Scot Horst 5370809 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild New Orleans recap [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-new-orleans-recap-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-recap-video-c_0.png?1422634838" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Greenbuild 2014 was all about Leadership Jazz. Members of the green building community and beyond gathered for Greenbuild in New Orleans from Oct. 22-24 for the building industry's premier event.&nbsp;<span class="s1">The music of the green movement was undeniable, and the Big Easy was the perfect setting to celebrate our global impact,&nbsp;while also embracing the essence of community, culture and soul.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><em><span class="s1">Watch the recap below to experience Greenbuild 2014 all over again.</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-new-orleans-recap-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-new-orleans-recap-video#comments Industry Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:20:37 +0000 Kate Hurst 5370252 at http://www.usgbc.org Mayors, the VP and POTUS agree: We need to invest in local infrastructure http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mayors-vp-and-potus-agree-we-need-invest-local-infrastructure <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="669" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/9720177756_5263866f4e_k_1.jpg?1422634658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;Ninety percent of the United States&rsquo; real GDP originates in cities,&rdquo; Vice President Biden remarked in his address at the <a href="http://www.usmayors.org/82ndWinterMeeting/" target="_blank">U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting</a> luncheon this past Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. &nbsp;</p> <p>The Vice President went on to stress the link between cities and the important task of modernizing America&rsquo;s infrastructure in his speech, echoing up a key theme of President Obama&rsquo;s recent State of the Union address.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mayors-vp-and-potus-agree-we-need-invest-local-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mayors-vp-and-potus-agree-we-need-invest-local-infrastructure#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:17:37 +0000 Grant Olear 5370249 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Schools National Conference: One voice, one movement http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-schools-national-conference-one-voice-one-movement <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gcsn-feature_0_0_0.png?1422628108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At last year&rsquo;s <a href="https://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/conference/" target="_blank">Green Schools National Conference</a>, we called upon all who were assembled to speak with one voice and act as one movement. We&rsquo;ve spent the last 11 months living that promise and learning when we speak and act as one community, we accomplish so much more.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-schools-national-conference-one-voice-one-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-schools-national-conference-one-voice-one-movement#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:28:27 +0000 Rachel Gutter 5369772 at http://www.usgbc.org A green schools ambassador shares his story http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-schools-ambassador-shares-his-story <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-schools-ambassador-a_0.png?1422625623" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Mark Swiger is the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-best-green-schools-honorees" target="_blank">Best of Green Schools 2014 Honoree</a> in the Ambassador category.</em></p> <p><em>Mark is a teacher in Marshall County Schools, WV. Active locally, statewide and nationally, Mark was behind the movement in his county school system to work toward greener building and sustainable operations. Mark partners with the entrepreneurial program at a local university to encourage the initiation of green businesses.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-schools-ambassador-shares-his-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-schools-ambassador-shares-his-story#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:47:03 +0000 Mark Swiger 5369659 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Statistics http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-statistics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_USGBC.jpg?1345150401" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><h2>Up-to-date, official statistics about USGBC programs</h2></p> <p>*Please note: These numbers are current as of January 2015</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-statistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-statistics#comments Media Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:10:10 +0000 5104568 at http://www.usgbc.org Weifang and USGBC Announce Partnership to Advance Green Buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/weifang-and-usgbc-announce-partnership-advance-green-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014h_1_0_0.png?1422625905" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Weifang, China &ndash; (Jan. 26, 2015) &ndash; 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.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/weifang-and-usgbc-announce-partnership-advance-green-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/weifang-and-usgbc-announce-partnership-advance-green-buildings#comments Media Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:31:07 +0000 Marisa Long 5358961 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ND arrives in Brazil, China and now Japan http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-arrives-brazil-china-and-now-japan <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/japan-leed-nd-b_0.png?1422464367" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, Green Building Japan&nbsp;and the Japan Landscape Architects Union are hosting a joint symposium as they work to advance green buildings and LEED in Japan.</p> <p>A centerpiece of their conversation is&nbsp;Futako-Tamagawa, a 36-acre site in Western Tokyo that is the country's first LEED ND project. Futako-Tamagawa is a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented project that is pushing the boundaries of sustainability. It's also a beautiful showcase of Japan's innovation in advance of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-arrives-brazil-china-and-now-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-arrives-brazil-china-and-now-japan#comments LEED Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:59:27 +0000 Joseph Crea 5358769 at http://www.usgbc.org President Obama, India and LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-india-and-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/potus-leed-india-a_0.png?1422383263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;Ethiopia&rsquo;s Guye Adola came in first place, setting a course record of <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2846751/Delhi-Half-Marathon-draws-huge-crowds-32-500-runners-hit-chilly-streets-Ethiopian-Adola-breaks-course-record.html" target="_blank">59 minutes and six seconds</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-india-and-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-india-and-leed#comments LEED Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:27:43 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 5353390 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Valerie J. Amor http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-valerie-j-amor <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda_0.png?1422383100" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education">USGBC Pro Reviewers</a>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-valerie-j-amor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-valerie-j-amor#comments Education Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:24:59 +0000 Melanie Share 5353381 at http://www.usgbc.org Going green with the NBA http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-nba <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-nba-b_0.png?1422370458" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The NBA is spreading the sustainability message, educating basketball fans nationwide about the benefits of environmental stewardship and green building.</p> <p>With the <em>most LEED certified venues of any professional sport in the United States</em>, the NBA has established itself as an industry leader in green building. Their six LEED certified arenas offer unique opportunities to promote sustainability practices and improve the community's they serve. Let's take a look at these impressive arenas! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-nba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-nba#comments LEED Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:54:18 +0000 Sarah Buente 5352464 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED: Better buildings are our legacy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-better-buildings-are-our-legacy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-collateral-promo-this-is-leed_0.png?1422297494" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every day LEED is pushing the green building industry to go further.</p> <p>Developed in a transparent, consensus-based process that includes several rounds of public comments and approval from <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/member" target="_blank">USGBC members</a>, LEED ensures that leaders can demand more from our buildings, creating healthy experiences, conserving precious resources and benefitting the business bottom line.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-better-buildings-are-our-legacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-better-buildings-are-our-legacy#comments LEED Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:38:14 +0000 Nora Knox 5347623 at http://www.usgbc.org The green builder's preview to the 114th Congress http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-builders-preview-114th-congress <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/congress-and-green-buildings-a_0.png?1422037866" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 out for that both sides of the aisle have shown interest in considering.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-builders-preview-114th-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-builders-preview-114th-congress#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:31:06 +0000 Bryan Howard 5332161 at http://www.usgbc.org State of the Union 2015: Obama's focus on climate change http://www.usgbc.org/articles/state-union-2015-obamas-focus-climate-change <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sou-climate-change-b_0.png?1421952322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week Obama delivered the <a href="https://medium.com/@WhiteHouse/president-obamas-state-of-the-union-address-remarks-as-prepared-for-delivery-55f9825449b2" target="_blank">2015 State of the Union</a>, and in his remarks he declared that there is no greater threat than climate change.</p> <blockquote> <p><em>"And no challenge&mdash;no challenge&mdash;poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change."</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/state-union-2015-obamas-focus-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/state-union-2015-obamas-focus-climate-change#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:45:22 +0000 Nora Knox 5327278 at http://www.usgbc.org 2015 Building Energy Summit: How technology is taking green buildings to the next level http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-building-energy-summit-how-technology-taking-green-buildings-next-level <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc2_1.jpg?1421942111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green is good. It&rsquo;s good for the environment, and it&rsquo;s good for business. In the real estate business, having a &ldquo;green building&rdquo; means constructing and operating it in a way that benefits the environment&mdash;and also benefits the bottom line. Tenants are happier and healthier, leasing rates are higher, and operational expenses are lower.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-building-energy-summit-how-technology-taking-green-buildings-next-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-building-energy-summit-how-technology-taking-green-buildings-next-level#comments Industry Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:55:11 +0000 Darlene Pope 5326319 at http://www.usgbc.org AmericanAirlines Arena: First sports venue to achieve LEED Gold recertification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/americanairlines-arena-first-sports-venue-achieve-leed-gold-recertification <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/miami-heat-leed-gold_0.png?1421938911" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.nba.com/heat/home" target="_blank">The Miami Heat</a> 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 basketball court as well.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/americanairlines-arena-first-sports-venue-achieve-leed-gold-recertification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/americanairlines-arena-first-sports-venue-achieve-leed-gold-recertification#comments Industry Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:01:50 +0000 Jacklyn Ventura 5326169 at http://www.usgbc.org Craig Immel goes above and beyond in Oklahoma http://www.usgbc.org/articles/craig-immel-goes-above-and-beyond-oklahoma <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-volunteer-craig-immel-a_0.png?1421766609" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/craig-immel/0010028644">Craig Immel</a> 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.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/craig-immel-goes-above-and-beyond-oklahoma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/craig-immel-goes-above-and-beyond-oklahoma#comments Community Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:10:09 +0000 Colin White 5317180 at http://www.usgbc.org Reflections on the service of USGBC volunteers in 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-service-usgbc-volunteers-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-volunteers-in-2014-b_0.png?1421697049" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, &ldquo;The time is always right to do what is right.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>USGBC volunteers live those words as they tirelessly work to advance USGBC&rsquo;s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, to enable an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life for all.</p> <p>2014 was a big year for USGBC volunteer service: tens of thousands of volunteers served hundreds of thousands hours!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-service-usgbc-volunteers-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-service-usgbc-volunteers-2014#comments Community Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:50:49 +0000 Colin White 5313605 at http://www.usgbc.org The numbers are in! 2014 Green Apple Day of Service stats http://www.usgbc.org/articles/numbers-are-2014-green-apple-day-service-stats <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gados-b_0.png?1421696768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to focus on what we can do for others, something we know that supporters of the green schools movement do all year long.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last year saw the biggest turnout ever for <a href="http://mygreenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>. More than 3,800 events, projects and commitments took place in 43 countries, with 306,000 volunteers supporting the learning environments of more than two million students.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/numbers-are-2014-green-apple-day-service-stats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/numbers-are-2014-green-apple-day-service-stats#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:46:07 +0000 Emily Riordan 5313597 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet GBCI: Jackie Hofmaenner http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-gbci-jackie-hofmaenner <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GBCI-Jackie-Hofmaenner-A.png?1421426430" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What's your name and title at GBCI?</strong><br />Jackie Hofmaenner, LEED Certification Reviewer</p> <p><strong>How long have you been on staff?&nbsp;</strong><br />Since June of 2010</p> <p><strong>Your hometown?</strong><br />Northport, NY</p> <p><strong>Fill in the blank: We are ___________.</strong><br />All connected.</p> <p><strong>What are you currently reading?</strong><br />The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-gbci-jackie-hofmaenner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-gbci-jackie-hofmaenner#comments Community Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:05:37 +0000 Nora Knox 5300408 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 3 courses you should take this month (January 2015) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-should-take-month-january-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/january-top-3-courses-a_0.png?1421421463" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to grow your green building knowledge?</p> <p>Check out January's top three courses, all created by USGBC Chapters.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/session-1-5009241" target="_blank"><strong>1. Beyond Buildings: LEED for Neighborhood Development in Massachusetts,&nbsp;USGBC MA</strong></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-should-take-month-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-should-take-month-january-2015#comments Education Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:17:43 +0000 Melanie Share 5300264 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Razan Nejem http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-razan-nejem <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda-template-yellow_0.png?1421288828" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education, and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-razan-nejem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-razan-nejem#comments Education Thu, 15 Jan 2015 02:27:08 +0000 Melanie Share 5293852 at http://www.usgbc.org Now’s the time to become a LEED professional http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now%E2%80%99s-time-become-leed-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/become-leed-professional-b_0.png?1421247250" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you make a New Year&rsquo;s resolution to step up your professional game in 2015? Are you working in a field related to building design or environmental sustainability? Not sure what your next steps should be for making good on your new goal for self-improvement? Well, lucky for you, you've come to the right place.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now%E2%80%99s-time-become-leed-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now%E2%80%99s-time-become-leed-professional#comments Industry Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:54:09 +0000 Nora Knox 5291114 at http://www.usgbc.org Optimize your water heater, optimize your energy savings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/optimize-your-water-heater-optimize-your-energy-savings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/water-heater-a_0.png?1421174993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><em>This article is the fifth installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/optimize-your-water-heater-optimize-your-energy-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/optimize-your-water-heater-optimize-your-energy-savings#comments LEED Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:49:53 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5287576 at http://www.usgbc.org Q&A: Using the new LEED Online http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-using-new-leed-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-online-top-questions-a_0.png?1421168796" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The newest version of <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a> is now available for LEED 2009 project teams.</p> <p>Did you miss the online trainings? You can access the recordings here: <a href="https://usgbc.webex.com/usgbc-pt/lsr.php?RCID=cc6e262f732f4c72a5f3d25b3c45b5e4">individual projects</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.webex.com/usgbc-pt/lsr.php?RCID=9610cc89fbae495faae8d2ad374324cd">volume projects</a>.&nbsp;During these trainings we received a lot of great questions and feedback that we think is beneficial for everyone.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-using-new-leed-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-using-new-leed-online#comments LEED Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:06:36 +0000 Selina Holmes 5287105 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: LEED v4: The Intersection of Collaboration, Performance and Well-being [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-leed-v4-intersection-collaboration-performance-and-well-being-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education-at-usgbc-new_1_0.png?1421160682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-leed-v4-intersection-collaboration-performance-and-well-being-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-leed-v4-intersection-collaboration-performance-and-well-being-video#comments Education Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:51:21 +0000 Melanie Share 5286628 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in pro sports: which teams made USGBC's list of Eco All-Stars http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-pro-sports-which-teams-made-usgbcs-list-eco-all-stars <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_sports-a_0.png?1421159023" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green building is taking the sports world by storm.&nbsp;Is your favorite NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL or MLS team's venue LEED certified?</p> <p>Take a look at our map on <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/usgbc-sports/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> to find out!</p> <p><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/usgbc-sports/" target="_blank"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1421158948-4797-6958/pinterest-usgbc-sports.png" /></a></p> <p>Follow the board to keep up-to-date on LEED activity and green building news in the sports world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-pro-sports-which-teams-made-usgbcs-list-eco-all-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-pro-sports-which-teams-made-usgbcs-list-eco-all-stars#comments LEED Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:23:43 +0000 Sarah Buente 5286532 at http://www.usgbc.org What is PEER? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-peer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/what-is-peer-b_0.png?1421084516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/peer-contact" target="_blank">PEER</a> stands for Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal and it is the nation&rsquo;s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for evaluating power system performance; it's also modeled after LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-peer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-peer#comments Industry Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:41:56 +0000 Nora Knox 5282583 at http://www.usgbc.org Sense and Survivability: How evolution shapes design decisions http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sense-and-survivability-how-evolution-shapes-design-decisions <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Evolution-B.png?1420828052" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This excerpt below was originally published in a research paper on Jan. 7, 2015. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/sense-and-survivability-how-evolution-shapes-design-decisions" target="_blank">Read the complete paper</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sense-and-survivability-how-evolution-shapes-design-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sense-and-survivability-how-evolution-shapes-design-decisions#comments Education Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:26:04 +0000 Sam Pobst 5270481 at http://www.usgbc.org Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper January 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-january-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/FreebieFriday_cv3.jpg?1420819767" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Download our latest USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Did we mention that it's&nbsp;<em>free</em>? &nbsp;</p> <p><em>(Click the links below to download.)</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-january-2015#comments Community Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:07:38 +0000 Ashley Katz 5269991 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED buildings outperform market peers according to research http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-buildings-outperform-market-peers-according-research <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Buildings-A.png?1420728552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published under the headline, "Do LEED buildings perform? Indeed they do!" on the Green Building Information Gateway on Dec. 4, 2014. <a href="http://insight.gbig.org/do-leed-buildings-perform-indeed-they-do/" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-buildings-outperform-market-peers-according-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-buildings-outperform-market-peers-according-research#comments LEED Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:46:19 +0000 Jeff Kuziemko 5264772 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner Green Building Alliance http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-alliance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EduPartnerImage-GBA.png?1420643200" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-alliance#comments Education Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:04:44 +0000 Melanie Share 5259959 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: January 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-january-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Addenda-C.png?1420655673" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The January 1st quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.&nbsp;This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.</p> <p>To view the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-january-2015#comments LEED Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:52:32 +0000 Marta Dryzmala 5255622 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: December 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-december-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Cert-Update_Template.png?1420565217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in December 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-december-2014#comments LEED Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:22:11 +0000 Christopher Gray 5254902 at http://www.usgbc.org New modules for the LEED web-based reference guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Web-Based-Ref-Guides-A.png?1420560135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides&mdash;web-based.</p> <p>Integrated into the&nbsp;<a href="http://http//www.usgbc.org/credits" target="_blank">LEED credit library</a>, this resource combines all of the information in the hard copy and PDF versions of the guides with additional videos, tutorials and templates. It was built so that we could continuously add to it, making it a resource that continues to grow.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide-0#comments LEED Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:51:22 +0000 Marta Drzymala 5254471 at http://www.usgbc.org Wisconsin leads the world with the first certified LEED v4 O&M: Schools project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wisconsin-leads-world-first-certified-leed-v4-om-schools-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Jan 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Wisconsin-O_M-School-B.png?1420484509" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>On Nov. 7, 2014, Maple Dale School in Fox Point, Wisconsin made history. The school was the first in the world to earn certification under the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-building-operations-and-maintenance-om" target="_blank">LEED v4 Operations and Maintenance: Schools</a> rating system, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/maple-dale-school" target="_blank">achieving LEED Gold certification</a>.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wisconsin-leads-world-first-certified-leed-v4-om-schools-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wisconsin-leads-world-first-certified-leed-v4-om-schools-project#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:58:56 +0000 Emma Arnold 5250552 at http://www.usgbc.org Warm wishes from USGBC [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/warm-wishes-usgbc-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Holiday-Card-header_0.png?1419279816" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's that time of year especially meant for merry-making with family and friends, and all of us at USGBC would like to wish you happy holidays&mdash;may yours be merry, sustainable and bright!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="https://vine.co/v/Ogl3qZQeOZJ/embed/simple" width="600" height="600"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We'd also like to say a big "thank you!" to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbciowa.org" target="_blank">Iowa Chapter's</a> Scott Bowman, who spread some holiday cheer by sending us these awesome&nbsp;Lego&nbsp;letters.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/warm-wishes-usgbc-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/warm-wishes-usgbc-video#comments Community Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:27:30 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5195810 at http://www.usgbc.org A Moment for the Movement: A children's book inspired by the Center for Green Schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moment-movement-childrens-book-inspired-center-green-schools <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Annie Donnelly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Best-of-Green-Schools-2.png?1419261182" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Annie Donnelly is the <a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/bestof2014" target="_blank">Best of Green Schools 2014</a> honoree in the Moment for the Movement category.&nbsp;Annie recently authored a children&rsquo;s book titled '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Willow-Watts-Green-School-Wish/dp/0989336433" target="_blank">Willow Watts and the Green School Wish</a>.' Her story teaches children about a wide range of sustainability measures from vegetable gardens, to clean construction, to energy efficient heating and cooling. </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moment-movement-childrens-book-inspired-center-green-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moment-movement-childrens-book-inspired-center-green-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:19:48 +0000 5193910 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 3 courses you should take (December 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-should-take-december-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top-3-Courses-C.png?1419260989" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to grow your green building knowledge?</p> <p>Check out December's top three courses.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/leed-starters-contractor%E2%80%99s-guide-4843875" target="_blank">1. LEED for Starters: A Contractor&rsquo;s Guide</a></strong><br />An introduction to sustainability, green buildings, and the LEED v3 and v4 rating systems for Contractors.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-should-take-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-should-take-december-2014#comments Education Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:06:30 +0000 Melanie Share 5193901 at http://www.usgbc.org Planners seek to update policy guide for sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/planners-seek-update-policy-guide-sustainability <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Policy-Guide-A.png?1419020640" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&nbsp;the planning process they magnify a community's ability to protect the environment, save money, foster healthy lifestyles and strengthen local economies for all residents.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/planners-seek-update-policy-guide-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/planners-seek-update-policy-guide-sustainability#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:20:20 +0000 Mark Teschauer 5184156 at http://www.usgbc.org Greening the global supply chain part 2: Eco-Effectiveness http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-2-eco-effectiveness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greening-the-Supply-Chain2.png?1419001991" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the first essay of this series I told you about power that consumers have to <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-1-building-consumer-movement">shape the manufacturing and product development</a> practices of their favorite brands through broad-based consumer movements. Now let's look at what the scope and goals of such a movement could be.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-2-eco-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-2-eco-effectiveness#comments Industry Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:12:58 +0000 Christopher Gray 5183048 at http://www.usgbc.org Leading the way: the 2014 Best of Green Schools honorees http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-way-2014-best-green-schools-honorees <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Best-of-Green-Schools-B.png?1418920716" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Three years ago, students from Dunloggin Middle School went on a field trip (we all remember those, right?) to the <a href="http://www.cbf.org" target="_blank">Chesapeake Bay Foundation</a>. They were learning about the Bay&rsquo;s ecosystem, and while dredging an oyster reef found only one live oyster. The students were concerned and curious, so, along with a few lucky teachers, they researched Maryland&rsquo;s oyster harvesting history, and began to understand just how important oysters are to the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-way-2014-best-green-schools-honorees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-way-2014-best-green-schools-honorees#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:17:51 +0000 Rachel Gutter 5179086 at http://www.usgbc.org International Parking Institute and Green Parking Council Collaborate with GBCI, the Certification Body for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-parking-institute-and-green-parking-council-collaborate-gbci-certification-bo <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_3_0.png?1418912868" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>New collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable&nbsp;</em><em>parking facility design and management&nbsp;</em><em>to the built environment</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-parking-institute-and-green-parking-council-collaborate-gbci-certification-bo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-parking-institute-and-green-parking-council-collaborate-gbci-certification-bo#comments Media Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:27:47 +0000 Taryn Holowka 5178478 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Online upgrade for LEED 2009 projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-2009-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Online-Announcement-C.png?1418852188" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p> <p>USGBC is now extending access to LEED 2009 commercial projects. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>On <strong>Jan. 5</strong>, <strong>2015,</strong> LEED 2009 projects using the BD+C, ID+C and EB:O+M rating systems will be upgraded to the new LEED Online platform. Newly registering LEED 2009 projects will also use the new platform going forward.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-2009-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-2009-projects#comments LEED Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:41:10 +0000 Selina Holmes 5175840 at http://www.usgbc.org The LEED Dynamic Plaque is forcing us out of our comfort zone http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-forcing-us-out-our-comfort-zone <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-dynamic-plaque-presentation.png?1418848259" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo;re doing and getting what you get.&nbsp;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 zone and get on to the next thing. You have to do this even while others are either complacent or expending valuable energy trying to keep things around them from changing in ways that would force them to change too.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-forcing-us-out-our-comfort-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-forcing-us-out-our-comfort-zone#comments LEED Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:14:56 +0000 Kevin Hydes 5175569 at http://www.usgbc.org We're all in this together: tackling climate change requires creative, collective action http://www.usgbc.org/articles/were-all-together-tackling-climate-change-requires-creative-collective-action <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/climate-change-d_0.png?1418847118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&ldquo;We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.&rdquo; </em></p> <p>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.</p> <p>Today, we face the looming threat of an irreversibly changing climate, we're more aware than ever of the seemingly infinite ways our health and wellbeing can be influenced and affected, and anxiety over economic circumstances is being expressed worldwide.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/were-all-together-tackling-climate-change-requires-creative-collective-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/were-all-together-tackling-climate-change-requires-creative-collective-action#comments Community Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:11:57 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5175531 at http://www.usgbc.org A holiday gift guide for your favorite LEED professional http://www.usgbc.org/articles/holiday-gift-guide-your-favorite-leed-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gift-Guide_FI.png?1418849633" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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?</p> <p>Well lucky for you, when it comes to shopping for your favorite <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ga" target="_blank">LEED professional</a>, we&rsquo;ve done the thinking for you!&nbsp;Here are some top gift ideas for your favorite LEED Green Associate or LEED AP. For all choices, remember that buying local is strongly encouraged!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/holiday-gift-guide-your-favorite-leed-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/holiday-gift-guide-your-favorite-leed-professional#comments Community Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:38:40 +0000 Julia Pergolini 5175162 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2014 Best of Green Schools Honorees http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-best-green-schools-honorees <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_2_0.png?1418829195" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Recipients Represent the Best Environmental Efforts in Schools Across U.S.</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-best-green-schools-honorees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-best-green-schools-honorees#comments Media Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:13:14 +0000 Aline Peterson 5174421 at http://www.usgbc.org Minding the gender gap in green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/minding-gender-gap-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gender-Gap-D.png?1418834774" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo;t enough women coming into our movement. He continued by asking what we could do to bring more gender equity to green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/minding-gender-gap-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/minding-gender-gap-green-building#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:07:13 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5174417 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Greening Your Lease with LEED [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-greening-your-lease-leed-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greening-Your-Lease-B.png?1418742097" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-greening-your-lease-leed-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-greening-your-lease-leed-video#comments Education Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:04:34 +0000 Melanie Share 5170021 at http://www.usgbc.org Your cheat sheet for a sustainable holiday season http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-cheat-sheet-sustainable-holiday-season <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainable-holidays-c_0.png?1418664855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 dear.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-cheat-sheet-sustainable-holiday-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-cheat-sheet-sustainable-holiday-season#comments Community Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:34:14 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5166075 at http://www.usgbc.org Sound bites: Telling your sustainability story http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sound-bites-telling-your-sustainability-story <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainability-story-a_0.png?1418409445" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sustainability marketing has evolved into a discipline in and of itself. And this year at Greenbuild 2014, this topic took center stage.</p> <p>Sold-out Greenbuild special set session <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Schedule/SessionDetails/13792" target="_blank">Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools and Tips to Tell Your Story</a> featured a cross-section of leaders who are engaged in both marketing functions and sustainability-related work. Their conversations spanned the entire lifecycle of sustainability marketing:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sound-bites-telling-your-sustainability-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sound-bites-telling-your-sustainability-story#comments Industry Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:37:25 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5154660 at http://www.usgbc.org Balancing compelling images and convincing text when promoting your LEED project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-compelling-images-and-convincing-text-when-promoting-your-leed-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/picture-a_0.png?1418401109" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone knows the old adage &ldquo;A picture is worth 1,000 words.&rdquo; The human brain responds to images differently than it responds to descriptive text. Vivid color, pattern and the suggestion of motion engage our eyes and our minds in ways that words just don&rsquo;t. Even the most active imagination can&rsquo;t reliably convert prose to imagery in a way that matches the power of viewing a photo or an illustration.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-compelling-images-and-convincing-text-when-promoting-your-leed-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-compelling-images-and-convincing-text-when-promoting-your-leed-project#comments Industry Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:18:29 +0000 Aline Peterson 5154138 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: India just released http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-india-just-released <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim-india_1.png?1418395941" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has just launched the latest installment in our popular LEED in Motion report series, <em><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/india.html" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: India</a>. </em>The report&nbsp;provides a far-reaching account of the factors that have led to nearly 2,000 buildings participating in LEED across the Indian subcontinent, comprising 833 million square feet of building space using the world's most prominent green building rating system.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-india-just-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-india-just-released#comments LEED Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:52:21 +0000 Joseph Crea 5153882 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Charalampos Giannikopoulos http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-charalampos-giannikopoulos <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda-a_1.png?1418316485" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewersare experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-charalampos-giannikopoulos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-charalampos-giannikopoulos#comments Education Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:48:04 +0000 Melanie Share 5149741 at http://www.usgbc.org Reflections on the global imperative of green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-global-imperative-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/global-imperative-b_1.png?1418316223" /> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote> <p>If targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction are to be met, decision-makers must unlock the potential of the building sector with much greater seriousness and vigor than they have to date and make mitigation of building-related emissions a cornerstone of every national climate change strategy.<em>&nbsp;</em>&mdash; Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP (from a 2010 report)</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-global-imperative-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-global-imperative-green-building#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:43:42 +0000 Roger Platt 5149743 at http://www.usgbc.org 833 Million Square Feet of Building Space in India using LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/833-million-square-feet-building-space-india-using-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_1_0_0_0.png?1418264333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Report - LEED in Motion: India, emphasizes the rapid expansion of green building</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/833-million-square-feet-building-space-india-using-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/833-million-square-feet-building-space-india-using-leed#comments Media Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:18:53 +0000 Marisa Long 5147247 at http://www.usgbc.org Kill the Cup: coffee, selfies, and environmental impact http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kill-cup-coffee-selfies-and-environmental-impact <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kill-the-cup-c_0.png?1418244864" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know that&nbsp;<a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/02/business/uk-recylable-cup/">50 billion</a>&nbsp;paper cups get discarded in America each year? It&rsquo;s unbelievable! I started researching the &lsquo;cup problem&rsquo; when I was a grad student at UC San Diego; here's what I've found:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kill-cup-coffee-selfies-and-environmental-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kill-cup-coffee-selfies-and-environmental-impact#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:54:24 +0000 Drew Beal 5146127 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED reviewer experts are available to help you http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-experts-are-available-help-you <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-reviewer-experts-a_1.png?1418231297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green building thrives on collaboration between team members. After all, buildings are complex systems and it may not always be clear how the LEED requirements apply to your project.&nbsp;GBCI recognizes the valuable role that collaborative communication can play in helping your team work effectively&mdash;not just within your team, but also with your LEED reviewer.</p> <p>There are a number of ways you can reach out to your reviewer before, during and after the review:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-experts-are-available-help-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-experts-are-available-help-you#comments LEED Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:08:16 +0000 Sarah Alexander 5145386 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED AP ND exam to feature LEED v4 content in February 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-ap-nd-a_1.png?1418142363" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Feb. 25, 2015, the LEED AP Neighborhood Development (ND) exam will begin featuring LEED v4 content and project experience assessment. (The LEED Green Associate and other LEED AP exams were already updated to reflect the v4 rating system in June 2014;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">here's more</a>&nbsp;on that change.)</p> <p>If you're prepping to take the LEED AP ND exam be sure to keep these dates in mind:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015#comments LEED Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:26:03 +0000 Nora Knox 5140881 at http://www.usgbc.org Greening the global supply chain part 1: Building a consumer movement http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-1-building-consumer-movement <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greening-the-global-supply-chain-c_1.png?1418142138" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This holiday season, as we all gather to celebrate the things that truly matter&mdash;friends, family, and many other blessings&mdash;let us also remember an equally important responsibility that we all share: the continued health of our planet.</p> <p>The holiday season may seem like the perfect time to take a break from worrying about things like climate change, biodiversity loss, the destruction of our oceans etc., but in all reality, we are entering a time period that amounts to our movement&rsquo;s ground zero.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-1-building-consumer-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-1-building-consumer-movement#comments Industry Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:22:18 +0000 Christopher Gray 5140876 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner AEC Daily http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-aec-daily <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage-aec_0.png?1418142070" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-aec-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-aec-daily#comments Education Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:21:10 +0000 Melanie Share 5140870 at http://www.usgbc.org Great Expectations: Live from COP20 in Peru http://www.usgbc.org/articles/great-expectations-live-cop20-peru <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peru-b_1.png?1418069995" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am here this week in Peru, a country poised to be a leader in green building and sustainability for all of South America, and the host of this week&rsquo;s COP20 meeting. This conference&mdash;part of the United Nations Environment Programme's Framework Convention on Climate Change&mdash;feels decidedly different from previous sessions in Warsaw, Dohah and Durban.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/great-expectations-live-cop20-peru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/great-expectations-live-cop20-peru#comments Industry Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:19:55 +0000 Roger Platt 5137236 at http://www.usgbc.org Peru's first LEED-certified existing building project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/perus-first-leed-certified-existing-building-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Logan Taylor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-eb-in-peru-b_1.png?1418057436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Water is one of the world&rsquo;s most valuable and essential natural resources. In Peru, water is a scarce resource and on average Peruvians have to spend a staggering S/.10.00 Soles per cubic liter (USD$4.00). Compounding the problem is a lack of wastewater standards and regulations.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/perus-first-leed-certified-existing-building-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/perus-first-leed-certified-existing-building-project#comments LEED Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:50:35 +0000 5136431 at http://www.usgbc.org Georgia is leading the way with LEED: A recap after the tweets http://www.usgbc.org/articles/georgia-leading-way-leed-recap-after-tweets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tom Mills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ga-twitter-a_1.png?1418052136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I recently had the chance to be part of the first&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LUNCHnLEED&amp;src=typd" target="_blank">#LUNCHnLEED</a>&nbsp;Twitter chat hosted by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbcga.org/TwitterChat/">USGBC Georgia Chapter</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;my company,&nbsp;<a href="http://greenshortz.com/">GreenShortz</a>,&nbsp;and driven by our marketing firm,&nbsp;<a href="http://http://www.moxiemediaandmarketing.com/" target="_blank">Moxie Media &amp; Marketing</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/georgia-leading-way-leed-recap-after-tweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/georgia-leading-way-leed-recap-after-tweets#comments Community Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:22:15 +0000 5135738 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC accelerates social equity with new LEED credits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-accelerates-social-equity-new-leed-credits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/social-equity-a_0.png?1417824028" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is co-authored by Joel Ann Todd,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd" target="_blank">chair of the LEED Steering Committee</a> from 2009 through 2013,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Susan Kaplan, President and Founder of <a href="http://www.buildingwrx.com" target="_blank">BuildingWrx</a>.</em></p> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s recent move to release new social equity LEED credits marks an important step toward fulfilling its organizational goal of using green buildings to enhance the lives of all people in all buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-accelerates-social-equity-new-leed-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-accelerates-social-equity-new-leed-credits#comments LEED Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:00:28 +0000 Joel Todd 5126177 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and BCSE Join Global Effort to Further Energy Efficiency http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bcse-join-global-effort-further-energy-efficiency <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c_0_2_0.png?1417801326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>The two sustainability leaders become partners of the United Nations&rsquo; Sustainable Energy for All Initiative&rsquo;s Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bcse-join-global-effort-further-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bcse-join-global-effort-further-energy-efficiency#comments Media Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:42:06 +0000 Marisa Long 5119248 at http://www.usgbc.org Get the facts: how an appliance overhaul can significantly green your home http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-facts-how-appliance-overhaul-can-significantly-green-your-home <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/appliances-b_1.png?1417719901" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is the fourth installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-facts-how-appliance-overhaul-can-significantly-green-your-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-facts-how-appliance-overhaul-can-significantly-green-your-home#comments Industry Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:05:00 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5115112 at http://www.usgbc.org Vietnam manufacturing facilities: Leading the march for sustainable strategies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vietnam-manufacturing-facilities-leading-march-sustainable-strategies <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick-hotel-vietnam_0.png?1417719335" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ho Chi Minh City is a place where lessons of culture, history and our global economy are woven into its very fabric.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vietnam-manufacturing-facilities-leading-march-sustainable-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vietnam-manufacturing-facilities-leading-march-sustainable-strategies#comments Industry Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:55:34 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 5115076 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: November 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-november-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update-a_1.png?1417643654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in November 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-november-2014#comments LEED Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:54:14 +0000 Christopher Gray 5110955 at http://www.usgbc.org How resilience and sustainability are shaping concrete solutions for stronger communities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-resilience-and-sustainability-are-shaping-concrete-solutions-stronger-communities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kevin P. Mlutkowski </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/concrete-solutions-c_1.png?1417618503" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Globally, so many communities face multidimensional threats, hazards, and disasters. And, as social and economic loss from these impacts continues to increase, development with a renewed focus on sustainability and resilience can offer opportunities for mitigating the financial, environmental, and community impacts from these events.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-resilience-and-sustainability-are-shaping-concrete-solutions-stronger-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-resilience-and-sustainability-are-shaping-concrete-solutions-stronger-communities#comments Industry Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:55:02 +0000 5109442 at http://www.usgbc.org Now available: Translated LEED Core Concepts Guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-translated-leed-core-concepts-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/core-concepts-guide_cover_0.png?1417546099" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The LEED Core Concepts Guide is now available in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese.</p> <p><br />The LEED Core Concepts Guide introduces the green building fundamentals to get you started on your learning path. This edition features updates based on LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program.</p> <p>Get your translated LEED Core Concepts Guide at a special discounted rate: Member Price: $35 (50% off) or Non-Member Price: $42.50 (50% off). </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-translated-leed-core-concepts-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-translated-leed-core-concepts-guide#comments Education Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:48:18 +0000 Nora Knox 5105785 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 Opening Plenary [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-opening-plenary-video-c_1.png?1417467058" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Year after year, the annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/">Greenbuild Conference and Expo</a> offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement and sustainable building. The Opening Plenary kicks off&nbsp;three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings.</p> <p>View the videos below for a recap of the 2014 Opening Plenary in New Orleans.</p> <p><strong>Greenbuild 2014 Opening Plenary speech by Rick Fedrizzi&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-video#comments Industry Mon, 01 Dec 2014 20:50:58 +0000 Nora Knox 5101260 at http://www.usgbc.org Giving thanks for a LEED-certified space http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giving-thanks-leed-certified-space <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbcenvision141_0.png?1417022311" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably picture family, turkey, stuffing and perhaps football.&nbsp;Those are the first things that come to mind for me as well.</p> <p>When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably also think about the things you are grateful for, and this Thanksgiving I'm giving thanks for the&nbsp;space where I work: the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum Certified USGBC Headquarters</a>.</p> <p>Here's my LEED-certified Thanksgiving list:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giving-thanks-leed-certified-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giving-thanks-leed-certified-space#comments LEED Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:18:30 +0000 Selina Holmes 5081831 at http://www.usgbc.org This Thanksgiving USGBC is thankful for you [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thanksgiving-usgbc-thankful-you-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/thanksgiving-b_1.png?1417013565" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For Thanksgiving this year, we're feeling thankful for all that you do to support our movement. Our transformation of the built environment is made possible because of you.</p> <p>We're also celebrating the holiday with gratitude for the bountiful supply of tools that we can use to make our built environment sustainable. There are plenty of 'em!</p> <p><iframe src="https://vine.co/v/O1nIO5bVH6n/embed/simple" width="600" height="600"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thanksgiving-usgbc-thankful-you-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thanksgiving-usgbc-thankful-you-video#comments Community Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:52:44 +0000 Nora Knox 5081201 at http://www.usgbc.org Sometimes it really does take a village http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sometimes-it-really-does-take-village <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gb-make-it-right_0.png?1417012590" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;m still basking the glow of our recent Greenbuild. What a tremendous event from every angle, and so many people to thank for making it so special.</p> <p>In that regard, a lot of things sometimes go on behind the scenes that we never get a chance to see, and people whose contributions might go unrecognized. So there are two I want to acknowledge personally.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sometimes-it-really-does-take-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sometimes-it-really-does-take-village#comments Industry Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:36:30 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 5081153 at http://www.usgbc.org Tips on how to make your Thanksgiving sustainable [Instagram video series] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-how-make-your-thanksgiving-sustainable-instagram-video-series <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/instagramarticle-a2_0_0_0.jpg?1417012142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week we invited our staff to participate in a <a href="http://instagram.com/usgbc" target="_blank">USGBC Instagram</a> video series, answering the question: <strong>What are you doing to make your Thanksgiving sustainable?</strong></p> <p>View the videos below to find out what they had to say. Maybe you can adopt some of these sustainability practices for your Thanksgiving celebration, too.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-how-make-your-thanksgiving-sustainable-instagram-video-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-how-make-your-thanksgiving-sustainable-instagram-video-series#comments Community Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:29:02 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 5081112 at http://www.usgbc.org How much is too much? Finding the green marketing sweet spot. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-much-too-much-finding-green-marketing-sweet-spot <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sweet-spot-a_1.png?1416962199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s not a myth; too much of a good thing can be bad, and green marketing is no exception.</p> <p>You want to make sure all of your current and potential stakeholders know about your newest LEED certified building or sustainability initiative. There&rsquo;s no shame in that. In fact, you should actively promote your efforts to become greener each and every day. The trick is striking the perfect balance between informing and inundating.</p> <p>Here are a few methods to help combat the madness.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-much-too-much-finding-green-marketing-sweet-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-much-too-much-finding-green-marketing-sweet-spot#comments Industry Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:36:39 +0000 Aline Peterson 5079041 at http://www.usgbc.org ASSA ABLOY and David Gottfried discuss green building [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-and-david-gottfried-discuss-green-building-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/explosion-green-a_1.png?1416962033" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>David Gottfried, the founder of USGBC and the World Green Building Council, has recently published <a href="http://explosiongreen.com/" target="_blank"><em>Explosion Green</em></a>, a book that tells the story of the first 20 years of the global green building movement of which Gottfried played a major role in pioneering.</p> <p>Check out the video below of an interview with ASSA ABLOY's Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, Aaron Smith, and David.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mNJ4yKrtKLU?wmode=Opaque" width="670" height="552"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-and-david-gottfried-discuss-green-building-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-and-david-gottfried-discuss-green-building-video#comments Industry Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:33:53 +0000 Aline Peterson 5079044 at http://www.usgbc.org Sustainability at McDonald's through LEED volume http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-mcdonalds-through-leed-volume <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/mcdonalds-leed-d_1.png?1416938526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in the Cary Citizen on Nov. 14, 2014. <a href="http://carycitizen.com/2014/11/14/sustainability-cary-newest-mcdonalds/?utm_source=CaryCitizen+Daily+Email&amp;utm_campaign=290ae58caa-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3af782b38f-290ae58caa-101472201" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-mcdonalds-through-leed-volume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-mcdonalds-through-leed-volume#comments Industry Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:02:06 +0000 5077450 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2015 Board of Directors http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2015-board-directors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_1_0_0_0.png?1416933253" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Board of Directors supports the mission, vision and values of USGBC, advances green building movement and sustainable future</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. -- (Nov. 25, 2014) -- USGBC announced today the newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2015-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2015-board-directors#comments Media Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:34:13 +0000 Marisa Long 5077116 at http://www.usgbc.org The 2015 Greenbuild Global Call for Proposals is open. Now what? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-greenbuild-global-call-proposals-open-now-what <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-proposals-e_1.png?1416857222" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The 2015 Greenbuild Global Call for Proposals is live! </span></p> <p><span>Now&rsquo;s the time to start thinking about what Greenbuild attendees need to hear from you, and where you want them to hear it&mdash;Washington, D.C.? Verona, Italy? Or maybe S</span><span>&atilde;</span><span>o Paulo, Brazil?</span></p> <p><span>Here are the deadlines for each conference:</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-greenbuild-global-call-proposals-open-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-greenbuild-global-call-proposals-open-now-what#comments Industry Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:27:01 +0000 Rina Brule 5073177 at http://www.usgbc.org What will California’s water resources look like at the end of the century? [USGBC+] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-will-californias-water-resources-look-end-century-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cali-water-b_1.png?1416857039" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in 2014 September-October issue of USGBC+. <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/h2o-in-2100/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-will-californias-water-resources-look-end-century-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-will-californias-water-resources-look-end-century-usgbc#comments Community Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:23:59 +0000 5073169 at http://www.usgbc.org About Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_Greenbuild.jpg?1345150060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>When:</strong> Nov. 18-20, 2015</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild#comments Media Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:02:21 +0000 2604927 at http://www.usgbc.org 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence seeks entries for transformative placemaking in the U.S. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-rudy-bruner-award-urban-excellence-seeks-entries-transformative-placemaking-us <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rba-a_1.png?1416841412" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The<span>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.brunerfoundation.org/rba">Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence</a><span>&nbsp;</span>(RBA) is a national design award that celebrates transformative placemaking in the U.S. and advances conversation about making our cities better.<span>&nbsp;</span>The biennial award, founded in 1987 by architect and developer&nbsp;<a href="http://brunercott.com/principals.html">Simeon Bruner</a>, recognizes places distinguished by innovative design and their social, economic, and environmental contributions to the urban environment.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-rudy-bruner-award-urban-excellence-seeks-entries-transformative-placemaking-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-rudy-bruner-award-urban-excellence-seeks-entries-transformative-placemaking-us#comments Community Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:03:32 +0000 Anne-Marie Lubenau 5071731 at http://www.usgbc.org The future of green travel http://www.usgbc.org/articles/future-green-travel <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/traveling-green-a_1.png?1416841036" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After inventing the wheel, humans were on a roll. Modes of transportation increasingly became a priority as we navigated slowly around the globe. Exploration was made possible through advanced iterations of early horse-carriages, which eventually turned into the first automobile.</p> <p>As we continued to grow, so did our carbon footprint. Helping reduce the waste we leave behind when we travel forth, this article explores the ever-increasing trend of traveling green, from the obvious choice of bike-sharing and electric cars, airplanes have also joined the game of green travel.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/future-green-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/future-green-travel#comments Industry Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:57:15 +0000 Kunal Gulati 5071724 at http://www.usgbc.org Top three things to know about Italy, green building and LEED (Nov. 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-things-know-about-italy-green-building-and-leed-nov-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/verona.png?1416597346" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green building is on the rise in Italy and LEED is playing a critical role as USGBC CEO and Founder,&nbsp;<span class="s1"><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy">Rick Fedrizzi, noted</a>&nbsp;</span>in September.&nbsp;</p> <p>Trying to keep up?</p> <p>Here are the three things you need to know right now about the role Italy is playing in the green building movement.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-things-know-about-italy-green-building-and-leed-nov-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-things-know-about-italy-green-building-and-leed-nov-2014#comments International Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:14:39 +0000 Joseph Crea 5060460 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC acknowledges World Green Building Council at UNEP Champions of the Earth event http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-acknowledges-world-green-building-council-unep-champions-earth-event <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/unep-coe_0.jpg?1416539490" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last night<strong>, </strong>USGBC was <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awarded-top-global-environmental-prize-entrepreneurial-vision-unep" target="_blank">honored as a winner</a> of the United Nation&rsquo;s top environmental accolade, the <a href="http://www.unep.org/champions/" target="_blank">Champions of the Earth</a> award.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-acknowledges-world-green-building-council-unep-champions-earth-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-acknowledges-world-green-building-council-unep-champions-earth-event#comments International Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:11:30 +0000 Judith Webb, APR 5058671 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 Delivers Strong Event in New Orleans http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-delivers-strong-event-new-orleans <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_3_0.png?1416508306" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Education, LivingHome, Net Zero Zone, Opening Plenary &amp; Celebration &amp; Community Engagement Highlights of the Week</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. - (Nov. 20, 2014) &ndash; Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the results of the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held October 22-24, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Attendance at the event totaled 17,507, with 552 exhibiting companies participating in 142,000 sf of exhibit and display space on the trade show floor.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-delivers-strong-event-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-delivers-strong-event-new-orleans#comments Media Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:31:46 +0000 Marisa Long 5056941 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Terrell Hoagland http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-terrell-hoagland <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda_1_0_0_0.png?1416500036" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-terrell-hoagland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-terrell-hoagland#comments Education Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:13:56 +0000 Melanie Share 5056292 at http://www.usgbc.org How a hotel chain led green buildings in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-hotel-chain-led-green-buildings-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prasanto Kumar Roy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/hotel-in-india-c_0.png?1416500027" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1478482">This article first appeared on Cisco's Technology News Site, The Network.&nbsp;</a></em></p> <p>When Hillary Clinton landed in New Delhi in 2009, she drove from the airport to <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/itc-green-centre" target="_blank">ITC Green Center</a>, a building in the satellite town of Gurgaon.</p> <p>That building, which she called &ldquo;a monument to the future,&rdquo; is the headquarters of the hotels division of Kolkata-based conglomerate ITC.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-hotel-chain-led-green-buildings-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-hotel-chain-led-green-buildings-india#comments LEED Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:13:47 +0000 5056327 at http://www.usgbc.org Leveraging letters to the editor to tell your LEED story http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leveraging-letters-editor-tell-your-leed-story <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/letters-to-the-editor-b_1.png?1416499774" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Taking stock of all of the strategies and outlets in your green marketing tool belt? Don&rsquo;t forget about letters to the editor, a time-honored practice that has provided grassroots campaigns, issue leaders and projects access to an invaluable audience and platform of exposure.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leveraging-letters-editor-tell-your-leed-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leveraging-letters-editor-tell-your-leed-story#comments Industry Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:09:34 +0000 Aline Peterson 5056287 at http://www.usgbc.org New guidelines and workbook to raise awareness of green in your workplace http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-guidelines-and-workbook-raise-awareness-green-your-workplace <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-workplace-c_0.png?1416430612" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to introduce environmentally friendly policies into your workplace?</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.maineusgbc.org/">USGBC Maine Chapter</a>&nbsp;recently created a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/green-office-guidelines-and-workbook" target="_blank">Green Office Guidelines and Workbook</a>, which&nbsp;<span>offers strategies related to sustainable practices in the areas of purchasing, electricity, water, heating, transportation/commuting, waste management, and social responsibility.</span>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-guidelines-and-workbook-raise-awareness-green-your-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-guidelines-and-workbook-raise-awareness-green-your-workplace#comments Industry Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:56:52 +0000 Cindy Zork 5052940 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED project spotlight: Ušće Shopping Mall http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-u%C5%A1%C4%87e-shopping-mall <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-shopping-malls-b_0.png?1416420074" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s an easy decision to pursue LEED when you&rsquo;re the building owner and it&rsquo;s your building. But what happens when your building is a shopping mall? Suddenly, it&rsquo;s not just your decision, and you need to convince your tenants to pursue LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-u%C5%A1%C4%87e-shopping-mall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-u%C5%A1%C4%87e-shopping-mall#comments LEED Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:01:14 +0000 Joseph Crea 5052332 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Awarded Top Global Environmental Prize for Entrepreneurial Vision from UNEP http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awarded-top-global-environmental-prize-entrepreneurial-vision-unep <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g_2_0_0_0.png?1416414444" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>USGBC honored for service to the planet with Champions of the Earth award</em></p> <p><strong> Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</strong><strong>(Nov. 19, 2014)&mdash;</strong>USGBC was honored today as a winner of the United Nations&rsquo; top environmental accolade, the <a href="http://www.unep.org/champions/" target="_blank">Champions of the Earth</a> award.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awarded-top-global-environmental-prize-entrepreneurial-vision-unep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awarded-top-global-environmental-prize-entrepreneurial-vision-unep#comments Media Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:27:24 +0000 Marisa Long 5051969 at http://www.usgbc.org New offerings for LEED v4 projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-offerings-leed-v4-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-logo_0_0.png?1416358099" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Can&rsquo;t decide between LEED v4 and LEED 2009?</p> <p>USGBC recently announced that it was moving the registration deadline of LEED 2009, allowing users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 27, 2015.</p> <p>Extending to October 2016 gives LEED users and members of the green building industry additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest version of LEED, which features increased rigor and multiple updates.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-offerings-leed-v4-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-offerings-leed-v4-projects#comments LEED Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:48:19 +0000 Taryn Holowka 5049546 at http://www.usgbc.org The U.S. and China's climate change agreement and LEED's role in the collaboration http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-and-chinas-climate-change-agreement-and-leeds-role-collaboration <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/shanghai_0.jpg?1416343752" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Nov. 12,&nbsp;<span>the&nbsp;U.S. and China announced the two nations had reached a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/11/us-china-joint-announcement-climate-change" target="_blank">historic agreement on climate change</a>. </span></p> <p><span>As the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world (together the U.S. and China emit about 40% of global pollution), this agreement represents&nbsp;a&nbsp;critical&nbsp;turning point in the fight to end&nbsp;global warming.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-and-chinas-climate-change-agreement-and-leeds-role-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-and-chinas-climate-change-agreement-and-leeds-role-collaboration#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:49:12 +0000 Sarah Buente 5048602 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet the first apartment and condo buildings to earn ENERGY STAR certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-first-apartment-and-condo-buildings-earn-energy-star-certification <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/energy-start-apartment-a_1.png?1416330769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Energy costs in multifamily properties have risen by 20 percent over the past decade. These rising costs are squeezing operating income for building owners and managers, and they&rsquo;re making apartments and condos less affordable for residents.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-first-apartment-and-condo-buildings-earn-energy-star-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-first-apartment-and-condo-buildings-earn-energy-star-certification#comments Industry Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:12:48 +0000 Michael Zatz 5047724 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Designing a Net Zero Energy Laboratory: J. Craig Venter Institute [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-designing-net-zero-energy-laboratory-j-craig-venter-institute-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education-at-usgbc-new_0.png?1416327158" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-designing-net-zero-energy-laboratory-j-craig-venter-institute-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-designing-net-zero-energy-laboratory-j-craig-venter-institute-video#comments Education Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:12:37 +0000 Melanie Share 5047509 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED reviewer compass: Understanding the logic behind a review decision http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-compass-understanding-logic-behind-review-decision <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-reviewer-b_1.png?1416257257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever wondered what goes into a LEED certification review decision?<span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>All reviewers work from the same set of principles,&nbsp;<span>when applying the LEED requirements to a wide diversity of project types. Below are some things to keep in mind when preparing to submit your LEED project for review.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-compass-understanding-logic-behind-review-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-compass-understanding-logic-behind-review-decision#comments LEED Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:47:37 +0000 Micah Silvey 5044056 at http://www.usgbc.org Seeing green: Creating captivating digital content to reduce your environmental impact http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-green-creating-captivating-digital-content-reduce-your-environmental-impact <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/seeinggreenheader_final_0.jpg?1415982420" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just as architects and builders are moving toward more sustainable materials to create environmentally-friendly living and work spaces, graphic designers are progressively finding ways to make their work more impactful by hitting the triple bottom line.</p> <p>Printing with low-VOC or soy inks and choosing production vendors who use renewable energy are just a few of the many <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-green-choice-when-creating-collateral">small changes that make a huge difference</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-green-creating-captivating-digital-content-reduce-your-environmental-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-green-creating-captivating-digital-content-reduce-your-environmental-impact#comments Community Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:26:59 +0000 Nia Lindsey 5030889 at http://www.usgbc.org First Green Apple Day of Service in Sri Lanka http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-green-apple-day-service-sri-lanka <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sep_2014_colombo_063_0.png?1415906960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Sept. 27, 2014, <a href="http://http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/green-technologies-fzco" target="_blank">Green Technologies Dubai,</a> a USGBC Education Partner, carried the message of environmental protection to St. Anthony&rsquo;s Maha Vidyalaya School, Allogaollewa, in rural Sri Lanka. The co-ed school, which was specially selected by the directors of Green Technologies and serves approximately 300 students from kindergarten to grade 11 was home to the first ever Green Apple Day of Service in Sri Lanka.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-green-apple-day-service-sri-lanka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-green-apple-day-service-sri-lanka#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:29:19 +0000 Tanvi Jaganath 5027280 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner American Technical Publishers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-american-technical-publishers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage-atp_0.png?1415894886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-american-technical-publishers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-american-technical-publishers#comments Education Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:08:06 +0000 Melanie Share 5026467 at http://www.usgbc.org Can green building make Chinese cities more competitive? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/can-green-building-make-chinese-cities-more-competitive <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/china-leed-b_0.png?1415893381" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.vox.com/2014/11/12/7204541/us-china-climate-win" target="_blank">historic climate change agreement</a> between <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/world/asia/china-us-xi-obama-apec.html?_r=1" target="_blank">China and the United States</a> provides the green building community with another excellent opportunity to evaluate our movement&rsquo;s importance to China&rsquo;s long-term economic and environmental forecast.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/can-green-building-make-chinese-cities-more-competitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/can-green-building-make-chinese-cities-more-competitive#comments International Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:43:01 +0000 Christopher Gray 5026381 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC Survey: 87 Percent of Green Building Professionals in India Anticipate an Overall Increase in Use of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-survey-87-percent-green-building-professionals-india-anticipate-overall-increase- <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014a_0_0_0_0_0.png?1415890497" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to a new survey released by USGBC, 87 percent of Indian green building professionals indicated that they anticipate the use of LEED in India to increase overall, with nine out of ten industry senior executives in India anticipating that their LEED-related work will increase over the next five years.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-survey-87-percent-green-building-professionals-india-anticipate-overall-increase-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-survey-87-percent-green-building-professionals-india-anticipate-overall-increase-#comments Media Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:54:56 +0000 Marisa Long 5026152 at http://www.usgbc.org Two weeks in India with USGBC [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-weeks-india-usgbc-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/article_4_0.jpg?1415822811" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed" target="_blank">LEED is global</a>: it is used in 150+ countries, and the international uptake of LEED is a key driver of rating system development and resources.&nbsp;</p> <p>This past summer, I had the chance to <em>see</em> that global presence in action, and it put everything into perspective for me. Several of us at USGBC traveled to India for a three-city tour across New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, during which we met leaders from across India who use LEED on a regular basis.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-weeks-india-usgbc-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-weeks-india-usgbc-video#comments International Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:06:51 +0000 Taryn Holowka 5022998 at http://www.usgbc.org Our top things to know about Greenbuild 2014 and beyond http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-top-things-know-greenbuild-2014-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top5-b_0.png?1415819290" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a> has come and gone, and for those of you who were unable to attend we have created two "Top five" lists.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-top-things-know-greenbuild-2014-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-top-things-know-greenbuild-2014-and-beyond#comments International Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:08:10 +0000 Joseph Crea 5022774 at http://www.usgbc.org Lighting your way to a more energy-efficient home http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lighting-your-way-more-energy-efficient-home <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cfl_lightbulb_0.png?1415808679" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is the third installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable. Read the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home" target="_blank">first article</a> and the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-control-your-homes-energy-use-programmable-thermostats" target="_blank">second article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lighting-your-way-more-energy-efficient-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lighting-your-way-more-energy-efficient-home#comments LEED Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:11:18 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5016815 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Retail — Kohl's spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-kohls-spotlight <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/retail-kohls_0.jpg?1415804112" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>430+ LEED-certified stores</em></p> <p><span>Kohl&rsquo;s is committed to being a leading environmentally responsible retailer. LEED is one way they put this commitment into practice. An active member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2007, Kohl&rsquo;s utilizes USGBC&rsquo;s LEED rating systems to guide best practices in the design, construction and operations of more than 1,100 stores and corporate facilities. To date, Kohl&rsquo;s has more than 430 LEED-certified locations, which amounts to 35,616,240 square feet of LEED-certified space. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-kohls-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-kohls-spotlight#comments LEED Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:55:11 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5016461 at http://www.usgbc.org Learn how to make your school green at the Green Schools National Conference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/learn-how-make-your-school-green-green-schools-national-conference <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gcsn-feature_0.png?1415803348" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you want to learn about creative strategies for success and to take home real-life tools that can transform schools?</p> <p>Attend the <a href="https://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/conference/">Green Schools National Conference</a> to be a part of the largest gathering of K-12 green schools advocates in the nation.</p> <p>When: March4-7, 2015<br />Where: Virginia Beach, VA</p> <p><a href="https://nationalgreenschools.org/2015/registration/" class="button">Register</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/learn-how-make-your-school-green-green-schools-national-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/learn-how-make-your-school-green-green-schools-national-conference#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:42:28 +0000 Nora Knox 5016382 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED professionals at a glance: November 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-november-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedprofessionals_7_0.png?1415736599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p> <p>Don't have a credential yet?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials">Learn more about how to become a LEED professional &raquo;</a></p> <p><em>Hover over the charts below for a dynamic experience.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-november-2014#comments LEED Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:09:59 +0000 Robb Tufts 5013176 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding USGBC's Trademark Policy and Branding Guidelines to tell your LEED story http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-usgbcs-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines-tell-your-leed-story <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/11-06-2014_trademark_policy-02_0.png?1415730122" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We created our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/usgbc-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines" target="_blank">Trademark Policy and Branding Guidelines</a> to help you use our brand assets consistently and correctly. The guidelines include&nbsp;common uses and misuses of USGBC&rsquo;s brand assets, including trademarks and logos.</p> <p>We're counting on you to help reinforce our brand by applying these guidelines carefully. Have questions? Contact USGBC&rsquo;s Marketing Department at <a href="mailto:marketing@usgbc.org" target="_blank">marketing@usgbc.org</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-usgbcs-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines-tell-your-leed-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-usgbcs-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines-tell-your-leed-story#comments LEED Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:22:02 +0000 Ashley Katz 5012731 at http://www.usgbc.org ASBC and USGBC: Catalyzing green buildings and a sustainable economy together http://www.usgbc.org/articles/asbc-and-usgbc-catalyzing-green-buildings-and-sustainable-economy-together <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/asbc-_-usgbc-b_0.png?1415717751" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>This is a guest post by the American Sustainable Business Council </i></p> <p>Over the past year, the&nbsp;<span>American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)</span>&nbsp;and USGBC have worked together to advance the understanding and value of green buildings as well as the opportunity to build a more sustainable economy.</p> <p>Here are some of the highlights:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/asbc-and-usgbc-catalyzing-green-buildings-and-sustainable-economy-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/asbc-and-usgbc-catalyzing-green-buildings-and-sustainable-economy-together#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:55:51 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5011560 at http://www.usgbc.org Selecting a LEED rating system but need help choosing? Discover LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/selecting-leed-rating-system-need-help-choosing-discover-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/discover-leed-a_1.png?1415655104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="s1">Looking to pursue LEED certification but don&rsquo;t know where to begin? Check&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">out our new interactive <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/discoverleed/" target="_blank">Discover LEED</a> experience to get started.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/discoverleed/" target="_blank"><span class="s1"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1415632621-30748-9941/discoverleed.png" /></span></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/selecting-leed-rating-system-need-help-choosing-discover-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/selecting-leed-rating-system-need-help-choosing-discover-leed#comments LEED Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:31:43 +0000 Ashley Katz 5009240 at http://www.usgbc.org San Diego community teams up for third annual Green Apple moment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/san-diego-community-teams-third-annual-green-apple-moment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sandiego_0.jpg?1415649905" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC) and Balfour Beatty Construction recently partnered with John J. Montgomery Elementary School in Chula Vista, CA, to host the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, the school was abuzz as more than 75 volunteers, including students, came out to green the campus by performing service work and commencing a year-long Green Schools Challenge.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/san-diego-community-teams-third-annual-green-apple-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/san-diego-community-teams-third-annual-green-apple-moment#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:05:04 +0000 Renee Daigneault 5008900 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 3 courses you need to take this month (November 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-november-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/educationatusgbc_1_0.png?1415643386" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to grow your green building knowledge?</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/earthcraft-sustainable-preservation-4950185" target="_blank">1. EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation</a></strong><br />An introduction to the EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation regional green building certification program for historic buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-november-2014#comments Education Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:16:25 +0000 Melanie Share 5008461 at http://www.usgbc.org It's time to reconsider how we talk about climate change http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-time-reconsider-how-we-talk-about-climate-change <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/climate-change-11-07-2014-a_0.png?1415641969" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I can't remember the last time I went an entire day without hearing the words "climate change," "sustainability," or "going green." This goes back to well before I entered the world of USGBC&mdash;for years now, these terms have been sprinkled throughout newspapers, on the lips of nightly news anchors, and almost entirely integrated into mainstream conversation more generally.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-time-reconsider-how-we-talk-about-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-time-reconsider-how-we-talk-about-climate-change#comments Community Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:52:49 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5008407 at http://www.usgbc.org Residential demand response: Be green by saving green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-demand-response-be-green-saving-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/savinggreen_0.png?1415385666" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;Do you want to have more food on your table? Get a programmable thermostat.&rdquo; The students in the mentoring program laughed, thinking my comment must have been entirely facetious. To an extent, it was: some new techno-gadget is not going to make a meal appear at dinner. It might, however, help pay for some of it.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-demand-response-be-green-saving-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-demand-response-be-green-saving-green#comments Industry Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:41:06 +0000 John Stevenson 4999292 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces the Addition of Six New Members to the LEED International Roundtable http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-addition-six-new-members-leed-international-roundtable <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014h_1_0.png?1415300807" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Nov. 6, 2014) &ndash; USGBC announced today the addition of six new member organizations to its <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/international">LEED International Roundtable</a>, a team of practitioners, green building experts and organizations from around the world working toward increasing the global application and adoption of LEED.<span>&nbsp; </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-addition-six-new-members-leed-international-roundtable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-addition-six-new-members-leed-international-roundtable#comments Media Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:06:46 +0000 Christopher Gray 4996072 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Heather Marquard http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-heather-marquard <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda_2_0_0_0.png?1415292697" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-heather-marquard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-heather-marquard#comments Education Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:51:37 +0000 Melanie Share 4995644 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Research: The Drive to Make Healthy Places Investable [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-research-drive-make-healthy-places-investable-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_credit__patrik_goethe_1.jpg?1415287996" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The premiere health policy journal,&nbsp;<em>Health Affairs</em>, released a special issue this week focused on the intersection between community development and public health that was accompanied by a briefing at the National Press Club today. The issue compiles a range of articles focused on building healthy communities, measuring community health and collaborating for community health.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-research-drive-make-healthy-places-investable-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-research-drive-make-healthy-places-investable-video#comments Industry Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:33:16 +0000 Kelly Worden 4995369 at http://www.usgbc.org Making the green choice when creating collateral http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-green-choice-when-creating-collateral <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-collateral_a_0.jpg?1415286627" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s a nasty habit we&rsquo;re all trying to break. The paper habit, that is. We&rsquo;re all looking to trim our consumption, both at home, and on the job.</p> <p>But in the marketing and communications world, sometimes it&rsquo;s not that easy. We build websites and e-books, but sometimes the takeaway that makes the biggest impression is the one that comes printed on paper.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-green-choice-when-creating-collateral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-green-choice-when-creating-collateral#comments Industry Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:10:27 +0000 Ashley Katz 4995293 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED User Groups: Connecting with attendees at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-groups-connecting-attendees-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedusergroupsgreenbuild_0.jpg?1415222331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year I spent much of my time at Greenbuild working with our LEED User Groups&mdash;and it was fantastic!</p> <p>In case you&rsquo;re not familiar with the User Groups, they are collaborative peer networks with the common goal of working together and with USGBC to share best known practices for green buildings in their sector, to collaborate on how LEED can be more applicable to their use type, and lead the way for greater adoption and efficiency.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-groups-connecting-attendees-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-groups-connecting-attendees-greenbuild-2014#comments Industry Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:18:51 +0000 Emily Neagle 4992833 at http://www.usgbc.org 2014 USGBC Leadership Awards round-up [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-usgbc-leadership-awards-round-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leadership-awards_a_0.jpg?1415203388" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>, USGBC celebrated the&nbsp;recipients of the 2014 Leadership Awards, which are awarded to the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment.</p> <p>Check out the videos of this year's leaders.</p> <p><strong>2014 USGBC Leadership Award: Tom Paladino&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-usgbc-leadership-awards-round-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-usgbc-leadership-awards-round-video#comments Community Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:03:07 +0000 Marisa Long 4991800 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Retail — Target spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-target-spotlight <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/retail-target_0.jpg?1415200241" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>143 LEED-certified stores</em></p> <p><span>For Target, sustainability is a principle that drives the decisions made across the company, and LEED has been a </span><span>key component of Target&rsquo;s corporate sustainability initiatives. </span><span>As the most widely-recognized sustainability rating system, LEED has provided an ideal platform through which Target has been able to quantify and validate specific sustainability commitments, and share those successes with guests, team members, and the community. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-target-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-target-spotlight#comments LEED Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:10:41 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4991674 at http://www.usgbc.org Making history at the AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-att-park-home-san-francisco-giants <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/att_sunset_panorama_0.jpg?1415199487" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last Wednesday (Oct. 29), the San Francisco Giants were named Major League Baseball's 2014 World Series Champions, clinching their third Series in five years by defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in a thrilling Game 7 win.</p> <p>Led by the record-breaking performance of Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, the Giants became just the second National League team to win three World Series in five years, and the first since the 1940s.</p> <p>Their historic performance makes the case that a new dynasty has been established at AT&amp;T Park.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-att-park-home-san-francisco-giants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-att-park-home-san-francisco-giants#comments LEED Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:58:07 +0000 Sarah Buente 4991636 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for federal compliance assessment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-federal-compliance-assessment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_3_0.png?1415139592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p><span><span>Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals efficiently.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-federal-compliance-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-federal-compliance-assessment#comments LEED Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:19:51 +0000 Selina Holmes 4989310 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 photo booth fun http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-photo-booth-fun <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photobooth_a_0.jpg?1415132277" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans we were jazzin' it up.</p> <p>Were you there? <a href="http://phhhoto.com/p/Greenbuild2014/1" target="_blank">Find your photo</a>.</p> <p>Here are some of the jazziest photos.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-photo-booth-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-photo-booth-fun#comments Industry Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:17:56 +0000 Nia Lindsey 4988863 at http://www.usgbc.org Take control of your home's energy use with programmable thermostats http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-control-your-homes-energy-use-programmable-thermostats <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/thermostat_a_0.jpg?1415122045" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is the second installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable. Read the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home" target="_blank">first article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-control-your-homes-energy-use-programmable-thermostats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-control-your-homes-energy-use-programmable-thermostats#comments Community Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:27:25 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4987906 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: October 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header_px_1_0_0_0.png?1415111041" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in October 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-october-2014#comments LEED Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:24:01 +0000 Christopher Gray 4987378 at http://www.usgbc.org Submit an entry for the Best of Green Schools 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-entry-best-green-schools-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/beverly_high_school_0.jpg?1415038431" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The end of the year is almost here,&nbsp;and the <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a> is excited to recognize the &ldquo;Best of Green Schools&rdquo; 2014 leaders: people, schools, campuses and organizations making a big difference in their communities.</p> <p>We have a lot to celebrate this year, and if&nbsp;not for the outstanding efforts of thousands of leaders and volunteers across the world, we wouldn&rsquo;t be where we are today.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-entry-best-green-schools-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-entry-best-green-schools-2014#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:13:51 +0000 Rachel Gutter 4984694 at http://www.usgbc.org Trick or treat! LEED is all dressed up for Halloween http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trick-or-treat-leed-all-dressed-halloween <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/halloween2014_0.jpg?1414789765" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>For Halloween this year, our LEED plaque got all dressed up. Check out the costumes below.</span></p> <p><span>Wishing you a Halloween with more treats than tricks!</span></p> <h3><span>Pumpkin LEED plaque</span></h3> <p><span>This LEED&nbsp;</span><span>plaque has a little joke for you: what did one Jack-o-lantern say to the other? "Cut it out!" Happy Halloween!</span><span><br /></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trick-or-treat-leed-all-dressed-halloween" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trick-or-treat-leed-all-dressed-halloween#comments Community Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:09:24 +0000 Nora Knox 4979168 at http://www.usgbc.org New sustainability report released: How California cities are changing the world http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-sustainability-report-released-how-california-cities-are-changing-world <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ca-cities_c_0.jpg?1414698706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>California could be the first major economy in the world to abandon fossil fuels as its primary energy source. California&rsquo;s strategic energy policies foster an economic climate which generates funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and innovative technology. In particular, proceeds from the state&rsquo;s cap and trade auctions, mandates on utilities and the attraction of venture capital are funding renewable energy generation, energy efficiency<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-sustainability-report-released-how-california-cities-are-changing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-sustainability-report-released-how-california-cities-are-changing-world#comments Industry Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:51:46 +0000 Ted Senet 4976668 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2014 School District Scholarship Recipients http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-school-district-scholarship-recipients <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_4_0.png?1414676273" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span>School Districts to Receive Hands-on Sustainability Support</span></em></p> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Oct. 30, 2014) &ndash; The Center for Green Schools at USGBC announced today the 2014 recipients of its school district scholarship program. The six selected school districts across the nation will receive year-round support from the Center for Green Schools and a broad network of school sustainability leaders.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-school-district-scholarship-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-school-district-scholarship-recipients#comments Media Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:53 +0000 Aline Peterson 4975772 at http://www.usgbc.org Sustaining Michelangelo’s frescoes with sustainable technology http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustaining-michelangelos-frescoes-sustainable-technology <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-creation-of-adam_0.png?1414676136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The artistic brilliance of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes are often said to take one's breath away. An instinctive act of reverence for time-tested talent&mdash;but, in reality, the simple act of breathing, exhaling carbon dioxide, by the Chapel&rsquo;s six million annual visitors has been contaminating, and deteriorating, the frescoes. The problem became so severe that the Vatican considered closing the chapel to the public.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustaining-michelangelos-frescoes-sustainable-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustaining-michelangelos-frescoes-sustainable-technology#comments Industry Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:35:36 +0000 John Mandyck 4975767 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Retail — Nike spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-nike-spotlight <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/retail-nike_0.jpg?1414617361" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nike Store: Buenos Aires, Argentina</p> <p><em>LEED for Commercial Interiors: Gold Certified January 2013 </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-nike-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-nike-spotlight#comments LEED Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4974350 at http://www.usgbc.org A new vision for USGBC Faculty http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-vision-usgbc-faculty <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbcfaculty_articleheader_0.jpg?1414616883" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in both LEED and professional education. The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and/or sustainability. USGBC Faculty also maintain well-honed presentation and facilitation skills.</p> <p>USGBC Faculty benefits include:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-vision-usgbc-faculty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-vision-usgbc-faculty#comments Education Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:08:03 +0000 Melanie Share 4974318 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces Extension of LEED 2009 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-extension-leed-2009 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_2_0_0_0.png?1414589770" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Updated November 18, 2014</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Extension offers the green building industry additional time to prepare for the newest version of LEED</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-extension-leed-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-extension-leed-2009#comments Media Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:36:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4973081 at http://www.usgbc.org Center for Green Schools selfie: 2014 Midyear Report Card http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-selfie-2014-midyear-report-card <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cfgs-myrc-article-header-c_0.jpg?1414547783" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you interested in a snapshot of the work that the Center for Green Schools has accomplished in the first half of 2014?</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve just published our&nbsp;<a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/reportcard">2014 Midyear Report Card</a>, our semi-annual check-in on progress we&rsquo;ve catalyzed to advance the green schools movement. &nbsp;</p> <p>As you&rsquo;ll see below, we&rsquo;ve grouped the channels through which we pursue our mission into three sections:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-selfie-2014-midyear-report-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-selfie-2014-midyear-report-card#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:56:23 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 4972169 at http://www.usgbc.org Five ways to follow the chain: How to know if a business is green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-ways-follow-chain-how-know-if-business-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenchain_0.png?1414526761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>We all have our favorite places to browse, to hangout, to eat and to splurge. We have our favorite products that we reach for day after day. </span></p> <p><span>But how are we, as consumers, to know what our favorite brands are up to behind the scenes, and if they&rsquo;re walking the walk, rather than just talking the talk about sustainability?</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-ways-follow-chain-how-know-if-business-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-ways-follow-chain-how-know-if-business-green#comments Industry Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:06:01 +0000 Aline Peterson 4971377 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Wrap-up—Sustainability in World War II http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-wrap-up-sustainability-world-war-ii <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-orange_0_0_0_0_0.png?1415025227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you were lucky enough to have snuck away either before, during or after <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> to the New Orleans World War II museum, located just a short hop from the convention center down Magazine Street, I hope you saw what I saw. It wasn&rsquo;t a big exhibit, but it was an important one, and one who&rsquo;s spirit was evident almost everywhere else you looked. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-wrap-up-sustainability-world-war-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-wrap-up-sustainability-world-war-ii#comments Industry Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:33:47 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4984068 at http://www.usgbc.org Your LEED project is certified! Here's how you can start promoting it http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-project-certified-heres-how-you-can-start-promoting-it <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_41095354-leed-plaque_0.png?1414437659" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Once your LEED project has earned certification, it&rsquo;s likely that you&rsquo;ll want to tell the world, and you should. LEED certification benefits your bottom line and underscores your sustainability efforts. </span></p> <p><span>It&rsquo;s a cause for celebration!</span></p> <p>Take the first step and request to receive a formal certificate of recognition, and you can choose to order LEED plaques and certificates.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-project-certified-heres-how-you-can-start-promoting-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-project-certified-heres-how-you-can-start-promoting-it#comments LEED Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:20:59 +0000 Dean DiPietro 4968545 at http://www.usgbc.org Two “Above and Beyond Volunteers” revolutionize sustainability in Chicago http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-above-and-beyond-volunteers-revolutionize-sustainability-chicago <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/volunteers-chicago.png?1415641647" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/miki-sankary/0010659974" target="_blank">Miki Sankary</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/athanasia-xeros/0010790994">Sia Xeros</a> were recently recognized as two of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers&mdash;volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement. They are co-chairs of the Outreach group for USGBC Illinois Chapter&rsquo;s Chicago Branch Emerging Professionals.</p> <p>Miki has:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-above-and-beyond-volunteers-revolutionize-sustainability-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-above-and-beyond-volunteers-revolutionize-sustainability-chicago#comments Community Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:16:35 +0000 Colin White 4968529 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED service providers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-service-providers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_2_0.png?1414419881" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p>Whether&nbsp;you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals.</p> <p>Check out the options below that will help you enhance your business and apply LEED&nbsp;efficiently.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-service-providers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-service-providers#comments LEED Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:24:41 +0000 Selina Holmes 4967290 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 4—Thoughts on closing day http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-4-thoughts-closing-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-teal_0_0_0.png?1414702199" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Living, breathing history</strong></h3> <p>While admittedly biased on the subject, as great as <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a> was, I&rsquo;m not sure any aspect of this year&rsquo;s conference moved me any more than the magical moment in the closing plenary when new USGBC president <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/roger-platt/0010548480" target="_blank">Roger Platt</a> introduced eight seminal figures in the Green Building movement&mdash;Bob Berkebile, David Gottfried, Scot Horst, Martha Jane Murray, Tom Paladino, Peter Templeton, Kath<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-4-thoughts-closing-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-4-thoughts-closing-day#comments Industry Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:49:59 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4976795 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 wrap-up: Friday, Oct. 24 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-wrap-friday-oct-24-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/play_article_header-02_1_0.jpg?1414186492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All this week we will be bringing you video coverage, interviews and Q&amp;As from this year's&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>.</p> <p>Check out our recap from the final day of Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans.</p> <p><strong>Here's your Greenbuild&nbsp;daily download:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Y0Vvd2SVquA?wmode=Opaque" width="670" height="552"></iframe></strong></p> <p><strong>Greenbuild 2014 interview with Daniele Horton, Verdani Partners</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-wrap-friday-oct-24-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-wrap-friday-oct-24-video#comments Industry Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:34:52 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4962734 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild wrap-up: Thursday, Oct. 23 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-thursday-oct-23-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/play_article_header-01_1_0.jpg?1414184746" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All this week we will be bringing you video coverage, interviews and Q&amp;As from this year's&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>.</p> <p>Check out our recap from yesterday's Greenbuild 2014 coverage in New Orleans.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Here's your Greenbuild&nbsp;daily download:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/U2KOY76cv-w?wmode=Opaque" width="670" height="552"></iframe></p> <p><strong><span class="watch-title long-title " style="font-size: 10pt;">Greenbuild 2014 interview with Paul Scialla, WELL</span></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-thursday-oct-23-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-thursday-oct-23-video#comments Industry Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:05:45 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4962708 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 3—Why stop there? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-3-why-stop-there <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-lightblue_0.png?1414154825" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At Greenbuild this year, I’ve heard the figure floated about any number of times: Sustainability has now become a $1 trillion industry.</p> <p>But after having heard that number tossed about yet again today, I started thinking: Why just a trillion? Why stop there?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-3-why-stop-there" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-3-why-stop-there#comments Industry Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:47:05 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4958725 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild wrap-up: Wednesday, Oct. 22 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-wednesday-oct-22-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/play_article_header-02_0.jpg?1414096651" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All this week we will be bringing you video coverage, interviews and Q&amp;As from this year's&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>.</p> <p>Check out our recap from yesterday's first official day of Greenbuild 2014 &nbsp;in New Orleans, &nbsp;as well as the following interviews with industry leaders about their cutting edge ideas and technologies.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Here's your Greenbuild&nbsp;daily download:&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-wednesday-oct-22-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-wednesday-oct-22-video#comments Industry Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:37:31 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4954695 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC Report Estimates More Than 1.2 Million People Experience a LEED-Certified Retail Space Every Day http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-estimates-more-12-million-people-experience-leed-certified-retail-space-ev <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_1_0.png?1414094886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&lsquo;LEED in Motion: Retail&rsquo; report also reveals nearly&nbsp;</em><em>8,000 retailers worldwide participate in LEED</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-estimates-more-12-million-people-experience-leed-certified-retail-space-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-estimates-more-12-million-people-experience-leed-certified-retail-space-ev#comments Media Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:08:06 +0000 Marisa Long 4954642 at http://www.usgbc.org Happy Diwali, and what green building can learn from Gandhi http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-diwali-and-what-green-building-can-learn-gandhi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/10865244584_5581b07a38_k_0.png?1414089934" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Happy Diwali, India (and world)!</p> <p>This Diwali, USGBC wants to celebrate the tremendous leadership demonstrated by India, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/teri-and-usgbc-join-forces-promote-high-performance-buildings-india" target="_blank">now one of the top five largest markets in the world for LEED</a>, in the areas of environmental sustainability and green building.<br /><a></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-diwali-and-what-green-building-can-learn-gandhi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-diwali-and-what-green-building-can-learn-gandhi#comments Industry Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:45:34 +0000 Christopher Gray 4952936 at http://www.usgbc.org Just released LEED in Motion: Retail—Building a better global marketplace http://www.usgbc.org/articles/just-released-leed-motion-retail-building-better-global-marketplace <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-in-motion-retail_0.png?1414068207" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The global marketplace, our world&rsquo;s unfathomably vast network of goods and services, cash and currency, has always been about much, much more than money alone.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/just-released-leed-motion-retail-building-better-global-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/just-released-leed-motion-retail-building-better-global-marketplace#comments LEED Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:43:26 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4949055 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 2—A business mind in our ranks http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2-business-mind-our-ranks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13_0.png?1414066495" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>He is the yin to my yang. The Sundance to my Butch. He is my twin brother of a different mother. He is <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/mahesh-ramanujam/0010539283" target="_blank">Mahesh Ramanujam</a>, the COO of USGBC and a guy who today I introduced to a Greenbuild executive luncheon as my partner&nbsp;through and through. He is not just someone I met six years ago. He is a man who when I hired him in 2008 has done as much as anyone to bring my vision for this organization to life.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2-business-mind-our-ranks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2-business-mind-our-ranks#comments Industry Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:14:55 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4949026 at http://www.usgbc.org Storytelling and green marketing: Walking the talk http://www.usgbc.org/articles/storytelling-and-green-marketing-walking-talk <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-marketing_0.png?1413996069" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This morning at USGBC&rsquo;s Annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo in New Orleans the marketing special set: <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Schedule/SessionDetails/13792" target="_blank">Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools &amp; Tips to Tell Your Story</a>, panelists discussed ways to establish credibility in the world of sustainability marketing.</p> <p>I had the pleasure of sitting on the panel with leaders from multiple industries including Gabe Wing, Herman Miller; Katie Weeks, Institute for Market Transformation and Jenny Rushmore, Trip Advisor.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/storytelling-and-green-marketing-walking-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/storytelling-and-green-marketing-walking-talk#comments Industry Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:41:09 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4946759 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 2—On the shoulders of giants http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-orange_0_0_0.png?1413988029" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last night my schedule forced me to miss the USGBC volunteer parade down South Peters from the Convention Center to the reception at Howlin&rsquo; Wolf.&nbsp; But when I eventually got there an hour or so later, things were (as you might expect of any place with a name like that) absolutely jumping.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2#comments Industry Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:27:09 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4945947 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild wrap-up: Tuesday, Oct. 21 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-tuesday-oct-21-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/play_article_header-01_0.jpg?1414012874" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All this week we will be bringing you video coverage, interviews and Q&amp;As from this year's <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>.</p> <p>Check out our recap from yesterday's pre-Greenbuild summits as well as the following interviews with industry leaders about their cutting edge ideas and technologies.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Here's your Greenbuild&nbsp;daily download:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cZXF2h8VWoc?wmode=Opaque" width="670" height="552"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-tuesday-oct-21-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-tuesday-oct-21-video#comments Industry Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:17:09 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4948197 at http://www.usgbc.org Applying research to boost productivity in your office http://www.usgbc.org/articles/applying-research-boost-productivity-your-office <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_30244742_full_0.png?1413981194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your office a &ldquo;<a href="http://www.us.jll.com/united-states/en-us/news/2118/eight-workplace-features-shared-by-great-places-to-work">Best Place to Work</a>&rdquo;&mdash;and a green one? The two should go together.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/applying-research-boost-productivity-your-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/applying-research-boost-productivity-your-office#comments Industry Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:33:14 +0000 Robert Best 4944628 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 1—The relationship between public health and green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-teal_0.png?1413978309" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have to be honest, I found myself getting choked up as we flew in to New Orleans this week and I looked down at this amazing city in this part of the country that remains like no other. As I looked out the plane&rsquo;s window, I recalled how just ten years ago at Greenbuild in Atlanta, a small group of USGBC volunteers&mdash;the crisis and the aftermath of Katrina still playing out in real time&mdash;got together, recruited some key New Orleans residents, and pieced together a road map from which the city could rebuild in a prudent and sustainable manner.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-1#comments Industry Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:45:08 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4944568 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC announces plan for new Supply Chain Optimization Group http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-plan-new-supply-chain-optimization-group <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/clock-70189_1280_0.png?1413927032" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, from the <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/materialsandhumanhealthsummit" target="_blank">Materials and Health Summit</a> at the annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>, USGBC announced the forward plan for the newly constituted Supply Chain Optimization Working Group.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-plan-new-supply-chain-optimization-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-plan-new-supply-chain-optimization-group#comments LEED Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:30:31 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4943551 at http://www.usgbc.org Troublemakers at Greenbuild 2014 are taking action to support a stronger, greener economy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/troublemakers-greenbuild-2014-are-taking-action-support-stronger-greener-economy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/silent-climate-parade_0.png?1413924897" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week tens of thousands of leaders from the green building movement are descending on New Orleans for <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com">Greenbuild 2014,</a> the world&rsquo;s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.&nbsp;</p> <p>During Greenbuild, USGBC will be working to empower the passionate members of the green building community to take action to support important green building policies that ultimately help strengthen our economy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/troublemakers-greenbuild-2014-are-taking-action-support-stronger-greener-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/troublemakers-greenbuild-2014-are-taking-action-support-stronger-greener-economy#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:54:57 +0000 Christina Kuo 4943505 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing the 2014 USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award winner http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2014-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-volunteer-impact-award-winner <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/malcolmlewis1_1_0_0_0.png?1413924057" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>We are excited to announce that the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/USGBC/photos/a.841864062514950.1073741836.183380328363330/841864105848279/?type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank">Social Equity Pilot Credits</a><span>&nbsp;<span>received the most</span><span>&nbsp;likes, shares, and comments and&nbsp;</span>has been named this year's&nbsp;USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award winner.&nbsp;<span>The Social Equity Pilot Credits&nbsp;</span><span>will be recognized at the Leadership Awards Luncheon at Greenbuild this week.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2014-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-volunteer-impact-award-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2014-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-volunteer-impact-award-winner#comments Community Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:40:57 +0000 Colin White 4943495 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and Honeywell collaborate to advance the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-honeywell-collaborate-advance-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_2_0.png?1413904878" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Backed by Smart Building Technology from Honeywell, USGBC&rsquo;s LEED <br /> Dynamic Plaque Helps Measure and Improve Ongoing Facility Performance</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-honeywell-collaborate-advance-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-honeywell-collaborate-advance-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments Media Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:21:18 +0000 Marisa Long 4942064 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Micaela Smulevich http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-micaela-smulevich <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda_1_0.png?1413904764" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-micaela-smulevich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-micaela-smulevich#comments Education Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:19:24 +0000 Melanie Share 4942053 at http://www.usgbc.org What’s new for LEED for Neighborhood Development? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-new-leed-neighborhood-development <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nd_0.png?1413833742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve always said that LEED is more than a collection of credits&mdash;it&rsquo;s a system supported by a suite of built-in support mechanisms. In the case of LEED v4 for Neighborhood Development, we&rsquo;ve redesigned the supporting infrastructure to further strengthen the rating system.</p> <p>The result is a new approach to certification for LEED ND project teams supported by an updated set of tools:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-new-leed-neighborhood-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-new-leed-neighborhood-development#comments LEED Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:35:42 +0000 Adam Maynard 4940206 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a LEED Integrative Process Working Group member: Call open through Nov. 23 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-integrative-process-working-group-member-call-open-through-nov-23 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iparticle-01_0.png?1413833600" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC call is now open for self-nominations of qualified volunteers to serve on the Integrative Process Working Group.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/volunteer-opportunities/ipwg-call" class="button">Apply today through Nov. 23, 2014</a></strong></p> <p><em>To be eligible, applicants must be employees of a USGBC<span>&nbsp;</span><span>member organization</span></em><em>.<span>&nbsp;</span>The working group will need representation from companies with expertise in facilitation, project coordination and stakeholder engagement.<span>&nbsp; </span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-integrative-process-working-group-member-call-open-through-nov-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-integrative-process-working-group-member-call-open-through-nov-23#comments LEED Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:33:20 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4940211 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC iPad app—now available http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-ipad-app-now-available <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-ipad-app_0.png?1413822797" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The new USGBC app&nbsp;<span>enables you to read USGBC publications and articles on your iPad through a beautiful, and easy-to-use interface.</span></p> <p>With the app you'll have access to the latest news and articles published on usgbc.org, and you'll have access to all publications associated with your usgbc.org site user account.&nbsp;With our enhanced search, you can also search within your library for the specific publication you're looking for, or search within a publication for a specific topic.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-ipad-app-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-ipad-app-now-available#comments Industry Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:33:16 +0000 Joel Housman 4939781 at http://www.usgbc.org Building green careers at Skanska http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-green-careers-skanska <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-jobs_0.png?1413808878" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green building doesn&rsquo;t only improve the built environment&mdash;it betters people too. With green, people stretch their skills in any number of ways to develop the best green solutions, and some&mdash;maybe you&mdash;are lucky enough to devote their careers to this aspect of sustainability.</p> <p>Below are stories of how some professionals at <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/skanska" target="_blank">Skanska</a>&mdash;a national leader in construction and development&mdash;are using their green expertise to make a better world for us all.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-green-careers-skanska" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-green-careers-skanska#comments Industry Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:41:17 +0000 Gregory Richards 4938976 at http://www.usgbc.org The (LEED) doctor is in! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-doctor <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/10-17-2014-leed-doc-is-in-_d__0.jpg?1413805568" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get answers to your burning LEED questions on site&nbsp;at the USGBC at Greenbuild booth (#2101). We'll have LEED subject matter experts on hand to tackle all of your queries. Learn more about the topics below during our office hours:&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LEED Dynamic Plaque</strong><br />Wednesday, Oct. 22, 9:00-11:00 am</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>International</strong>&nbsp;<br />Thursday, Oct. 23, 9:00 am-1:00 pm</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LEED v4</strong><br />Thursday, Oct. 23, 3:00-5:00 pm</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-doctor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-doctor#comments Industry Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:46:08 +0000 Ashley Katz 4938929 at http://www.usgbc.org Member only opportunity: Sponsor the 5th annual Save Money, Save Energy Home Makeover Sweepstakes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/member-only-opportunity-sponsor-5th-annual-save-money-save-energy-home-makeover-sweepstakes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/home-sweepstakes_0.png?1413569258" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year since 2011, the Save Money, Save Energy Home Makeover Sweepstakes has given one lucky winner the opportunity to fulfill their green living dreams with a cash prize to use for home renovations.</p> <p>We invite you to become a 2015 Sweepstakes sponsor.</p> <p>As a sponsor, your organization will reach and interact with&nbsp;national readers of Better Homes &amp; Gardens and its vertical network of home-improvement brands, Family Circle, and USGBC's Green Home Guide.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/member-only-opportunity-sponsor-5th-annual-save-money-save-energy-home-makeover-sweepstakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/member-only-opportunity-sponsor-5th-annual-save-money-save-energy-home-makeover-sweepstakes#comments Community Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:07:38 +0000 Charles Jennes 4935668 at http://www.usgbc.org Is algae the answer? A different approach to on site renewable energy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/algae-answer-different-approach-site-renewable-energy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/algae_0.jpg?1413569160" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Talk of algae arriving on the scene as a game-changing source of energy is nothing new; for years there has been significant discussion but not nearly as much action as supporters might like. However, things may be shifting, albeit slowly, toward a more favorable environment for algae to bloom as a viable, large-scale energy alternative.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/algae-answer-different-approach-site-renewable-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/algae-answer-different-approach-site-renewable-energy#comments Industry Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:06:00 +0000 Aline Peterson 4935663 at http://www.usgbc.org Governor takes action to boost energy efficiency in Virginia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/governor-takes-action-boost-energy-efficiency-virginia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dsc_0459_5b5_5d_1.jpg?1413568887" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe arrived yesterday morning at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Richmond, VA, to make a major announcement on energy efficiency. (Yes, you read that correctly; we were at the DMV). &nbsp;</p> <p>This particular DMV, through an innovative collaboration with Trane, had recently undergone an extensive energy retrofit that was now saving 36 percent in energy use and saving a whopping $284,000 <em>a year</em>.</p> <p>That was something that the Governor was eager to see and recognize.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/governor-takes-action-boost-energy-efficiency-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/governor-takes-action-boost-energy-efficiency-virginia#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:01:27 +0000 Jason Hartke 4935649 at http://www.usgbc.org 3 courses to grow your building knowledge (October 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-building-knowledge-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/writing-336370_1280_0.png?1413547636" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You're looking for interesting courses to grow your building knowledge and we've got them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/optimization-commercial-building-systems-technologies-practices-and-strategies-48" target="_blank">1. Optimization of commercial building systems: technologies, practices and strategies</a></strong><br />Tools, practices and technologies will be shared and energy management strategies, as well as VFD and LED retrofits will be discussed.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-building-knowledge-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-building-knowledge-october-2014#comments Education Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:07:16 +0000 Melanie Share 4935026 at http://www.usgbc.org Coming to Greenbuild? Visit USGBC on the expo floor! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-greenbuild-visit-usgbc-expo-floor <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbcboothgrb_0.jpg?1413547522" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're booked to join us in New Orleans for <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>, make a plan to visit the <strong>USGBC at Greenbuild booth (#2101)</strong> to say hello!</p> <p>We'll be there&nbsp;from <strong>Wednesday, Oct. 22</strong> through <strong>Thursday, Oct. 23</strong> to answer all of your USGBC and LEED questions.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-greenbuild-visit-usgbc-expo-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-greenbuild-visit-usgbc-expo-floor#comments Industry Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:05:21 +0000 Ashley Katz 4935023 at http://www.usgbc.org Alternative Compliance Paths continue to localize LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedacps_0.png?1413482786" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED is the only globally&nbsp;consistent green building rating tool. This consistency provides a platform to share best practice in building around the world. But because environmental and climate conditions, codes, standards and laws vary in different places, we have developed Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) to recognize those differences while achieving&nbsp;the same credit intent and&nbsp;requirements. These credit options are available for commercial projects pursuing LEED 2009 versions of the rating systems.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed#comments LEED Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:06:25 +0000 Scot Horst 4933311 at http://www.usgbc.org If it's happening, it's possible http://www.usgbc.org/articles/if-its-happening-its-possible <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_cover-octnov_0.png?1413475456" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is the introduction of the <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">2014 September-October Issue of USGBC+</a> written by Paul Hawken,&nbsp;environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/if-its-happening-its-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/if-its-happening-its-possible#comments Community Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:04:16 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4933007 at http://www.usgbc.org World's first Net-Zero Zone to be unveiled at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/worlds-first-net-zero-zone-be-unveiled-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/featured_grb12_0_1_1_1_0_0_0.png?1413475342" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. - (Oct. 16, 2014)&nbsp;&ndash; <a href="http://hanleywood.com/" target="_blank">Hanley Wood</a>, USGBC and <a href="http://emergealliance.org" target="_blank">EMerge Alliance</a> announced today that the world&rsquo;s first Net Zero Zone will be unveiled at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Oct. 22-24, 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/worlds-first-net-zero-zone-be-unveiled-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/worlds-first-net-zero-zone-be-unveiled-greenbuild-2014#comments Media Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:02:22 +0000 Marisa Long 4933001 at http://www.usgbc.org The LEED Dynamic Plaque proves that design makes the difference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-proves-design-makes-difference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaquefastco_0.jpg?1413470026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Design is defined as &ldquo;an intentional purposeful plan.&rdquo; To me, that always has meant that the quality of the design has to do with the dimensions that it addresses. The better the design, the greater the dimensions. Good design is beautiful and functional but also responsible and natural. Great design is transformational.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-proves-design-makes-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-proves-design-makes-difference#comments LEED Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:33:46 +0000 Scot Horst 4932802 at http://www.usgbc.org DOE affirms federal leadership in sustainability and continued use of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/doe-affirms-federal-leadership-sustainability-and-continued-use-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="669" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/liam_andrew_1.jpg?1413467415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For over a decade, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gsa-announces-its-award-winning-green-building-projects" target="_blank">federal agencies have&nbsp;successfully&nbsp;used third-party green building rating systems</a>, like LEED, to deliver exceptional building projects that address the myriad federal requirements, reduce energy and other resources and save taxpayer money. It&rsquo;s a testament to the green building leadership we see in the federal sector.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/doe-affirms-federal-leadership-sustainability-and-continued-use-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/doe-affirms-federal-leadership-sustainability-and-continued-use-leed#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:50:14 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 4932600 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED users: LEED apps and the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-leed-apps-and-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_1_0.png?1413466754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p>Whether&nbsp;you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-leed-apps-and-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-leed-apps-and-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:39:14 +0000 Selina Holmes 4932550 at http://www.usgbc.org New LEED BD+C 2009 ACPs released for Europe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-bdc-2009-acps-released-europe <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedineurope_0.jpg?1413398236" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>In February 2014, USGBC contacted Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) and other European members of the LEED International Roundtable to introduce a work project to create Europe-specific Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED BD+C 2009. </span></p> <p><span>This was something that SGBC could really get behind: At that time, we had over 50 ongoing projects using LEED BD+C 2009. This presented a significant opportunity to define guidance that could smooth the path to certification over the coming years. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-bdc-2009-acps-released-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-bdc-2009-acps-released-europe#comments LEED Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:37:16 +0000 Sue Clark 4931081 at http://www.usgbc.org Celebrating the impact of our LEED Fellows and one another http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-impact-our-leed-fellows-and-one-another <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_25300364_0.png?1413398121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year, <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> brings our community together and it provides a unique opportunity to reflect on each of the ways we all have an impact on the future of green building.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have recently been privileged to witness this tremendous impact as I have reviewed the 2014 LEED Fellow nominee application packages&mdash;and the evidence of this influence is overwhelming.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-impact-our-leed-fellows-and-one-another" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-impact-our-leed-fellows-and-one-another#comments Community Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:35:21 +0000 Nicholas Firmand 4931058 at http://www.usgbc.org GBCI Joins Forces with GRESB http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-joins-forces-gresb <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_2_0_0_0.png?1413392622" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Move creates asset-to-portfolio toolkit for measuring sustainability of world&rsquo;s largest asset class</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-joins-forces-gresb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-joins-forces-gresb#comments Media Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:03:41 +0000 Marisa Long 4929782 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner Everblue Training http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-everblue-training <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage-everblue_0.png?1413383713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-everblue-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-everblue-training#comments Education Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:35:13 +0000 Melanie Share 4929447 at http://www.usgbc.org Discounts on LEED publications at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounts-leed-publications-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bd_c-ref-guide-feature-image-3_0.png?1413317618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for study materials for the updated LEED Green Associate exam? Or perhaps you need a LEED 2009 or v4 reference guide?</p> <p>You'll find these and more at <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a> in the Merchandise Booth.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounts-leed-publications-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounts-leed-publications-greenbuild-2014#comments LEED Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:13:37 +0000 Selina Holmes 4928238 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 session spotlight: Transforming Markets through Data Collaboration http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-session-spotlight-transforming-markets-through-data-collaboration <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/people_b_0.jpg?1413316852" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine being able to readily access and interpret human health and environmental attributes of any building product&mdash;ingredient lists, health and ecosystem hazards, life cycle data, assessments, and more. Making specification and purchasing decisions that prioritize health and benefit the environment would be a lot easier.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-session-spotlight-transforming-markets-through-data-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-session-spotlight-transforming-markets-through-data-collaboration#comments LEED Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:00:52 +0000 Ashley White 4928226 at http://www.usgbc.org 2014 Leadership Award recipients announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leadership-award-recipients-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/featured_grb12_0_1_1_1_0.png?1413305180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Awards will be presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo&nbsp;</em><em>in New Orleans on Oct. 23, 2014</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Oct. 14, 2014) &mdash; USGBC today announced the recipients of the 2014 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leadership-award-recipients-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leadership-award-recipients-announced#comments Media Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:46:20 +0000 Marisa Long 4927742 at http://www.usgbc.org Kimberly-Clark Professional composting pilot grows from Greenbuild Expo tour http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kimberly-clark-professional-composting-pilot-grows-greenbuild-expo-tour <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_62871919_0.png?1413298587" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the highlights of <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com">Greenbuild</a> is that it brings so many green building stakeholders together in one place. But the magnitude of opportunity can also be overwhelming when you look at the sheer size of the <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/ExpoHall/Index">exhibition space</a> with more than 700 companies represented in the expo hall.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kimberly-clark-professional-composting-pilot-grows-greenbuild-expo-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kimberly-clark-professional-composting-pilot-grows-greenbuild-expo-tour#comments Industry Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:56:27 +0000 Emily Neagle 4927546 at http://www.usgbc.org Q&A: How I utilize the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-how-i-utilize-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_qa_0.png?1413231710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;ve got the visually pleasing <a href="http://http://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a>, USGBC&rsquo;s groundbreaking building performance platform, mounted on the wall of your LEED-certified building. Now what?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-how-i-utilize-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-how-i-utilize-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:21:50 +0000 Soren Horst 4926215 at http://www.usgbc.org The ROI on biophilic design patterns http://www.usgbc.org/articles/roi-biophilic-design-patterns <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/biophilicelements_0.jpg?1413231403" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chances are, you enjoy a sunny spot at the windowsill, a crackling fire, a lush pocket garden, a richly patterned rug or a cascading water fountain.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/roi-biophilic-design-patterns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/roi-biophilic-design-patterns#comments Industry Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:16:43 +0000 Catie Ryan 4926221 at http://www.usgbc.org Test drive the new LEED Online platform at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-drive-new-leed-online-platform-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedonlineroadgrb_0_0.jpg?1413236506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The newest version of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline.new/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a>&nbsp;was built to provide project teams with a faster, more streamlined experience.</p> <p>Join us at&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>&nbsp;for a free interactive session where we&rsquo;ll take a tour of the new system, show attendees how to register and work within a project, and also provide an opportunity for you to create their own test projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-drive-new-leed-online-platform-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-drive-new-leed-online-platform-greenbuild-2014#comments LEED Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:41:46 +0000 Selina Holmes 4926369 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Existing Building Commissioning Process: Implementing RetroCommissioning on your project [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-existing-building-commissioning-process-implementing-retrocommissioning-your <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/educationatusgbc_0.png?1413214436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-existing-building-commissioning-process-implementing-retrocommissioning-your" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-existing-building-commissioning-process-implementing-retrocommissioning-your#comments Education Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:33:56 +0000 Melanie Share 4925546 at http://www.usgbc.org Staying relevant with the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/staying-relevant-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_1_0.jpg?1412966002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is an article in praise of good design, better performance, and the best of innovation at USGBC.</p> <p>This is about the <a href="http://leedon.io" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/staying-relevant-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/staying-relevant-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:33:21 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4921531 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Andres Schwarz http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-andres-schwarz <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda_2_0.png?1412959637" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-andres-schwarz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-andres-schwarz#comments Education Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:47:17 +0000 Melanie Share 4921301 at http://www.usgbc.org Get in on the green schools action at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-green-schools-action-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gb14_pc_0_0.jpg?1412880595" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Celebrating green building in New Orleans is like being in Memphis on Elvis&rsquo;s birthday&mdash;and you can bet it will be just as big of a party.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-green-schools-action-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-green-schools-action-greenbuild-2014#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:49:55 +0000 Emily Riordan 4919760 at http://www.usgbc.org 5 reasons it's worth it to become a LEED professional http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-reasons-its-worth-it-become-leed-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/people_a_0.jpg?1412871816" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As anyone who has attempted to negotiate our current economy can easily attest, this is a very difficult, and often times confusing, time period to embark on a professional career.</p> <p>Our economy is changing rapidly, and career paths that were available for generations are either disappearing, or are otherwise undergoing serious transformations based on the development of new technologies and the pressures ushered in by economic globalization.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-reasons-its-worth-it-become-leed-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-reasons-its-worth-it-become-leed-professional#comments LEED Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:23:36 +0000 Christopher Gray 4919503 at http://www.usgbc.org Sustainability leadership: An interview with GSA’s Ruth Cox http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-leadership-interview-gsa%E2%80%99s-ruth-cox <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ruth-cox-gsa_0.png?1412865802" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Overseeing&nbsp;real estate, acquisition, and technology&nbsp;for the federal government is a lot of responsibility. That's the job of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). In fact, with oversight of nearly 10,000 federally-owned or leased buildings, a total of&nbsp;300 million square feet of office space, GSA is the largest landlord in the nation.</p> <p class="p1">With cost-saving as a major priority, the leadership at GSA has helped usher in a new era of efficiency, innovation and performance. And it's no wonder that green building has been part of that solution toolbox.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-leadership-interview-gsa%E2%80%99s-ruth-cox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-leadership-interview-gsa%E2%80%99s-ruth-cox#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:43:21 +0000 Jason Hartke 4919309 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED users: Support options http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-support-options <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_0_0.png?1412822331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p>Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you enhance your business and help apply LEED efficiently.</p> <h3>Support</h3> <p>If you're looking for support with your LEED project, we have two options available:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-support-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-support-options#comments LEED Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:38:51 +0000 Selina Holmes 4918456 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED professionals at a glance: October 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDProfessionals.png?1412821812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p> <p>Don't have a credential yet?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials">Learn more about how to become a LEED professional &raquo;</a></p> <p><em>Hover over the charts below for a dynamic experience.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-october-2014#comments LEED Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:30:23 +0000 Robb Tufts 4918440 at http://www.usgbc.org Onondaga Community College buildings earn LEED Gold certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/onondaga-community-college-buildings-earn-leed-gold-certification <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/fedrizzi-students-whitney_3_0.png?1412799074" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Onondaga County is a place known for perfect fall days, but October 7th was an exceptional day when Onondaga Community College (OCC) welcomed Rick Fedrizzi to our campus for a <a href="http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/onondaga_community_college_to_receive_energy_efficiency_awards_for_newest_buildi.html" target="_blank">presentation of two LEED Gold plaques</a> for our new SRC Arena and Events Center and the other for the Academic II building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/onondaga-community-college-buildings-earn-leed-gold-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/onondaga-community-college-buildings-earn-leed-gold-certification#comments LEED Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:11:14 +0000 Sean Vormwald 4917930 at http://www.usgbc.org India and the first LEED EB Platinum K-12 school: Pathways School Gurgaon http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-and-first-leed-eb-platinum-k-12-school-pathways-school-gurgaon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/indiaschool_0.jpg?1412795145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/pathways-school-gurgaon" target="_blank">Pathways School Gurgaon</a> is the first school serving all grades K-12 in the world to achieve LEED-EB Platinum certification from USGBC. Among all educational facilities worldwide&nbsp;who have achieved this top distinction,&nbsp;which includes only one high school and a small number of university projects,&nbsp;Pathways is the highest rated.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hear from Prashant Jain, director of Sarla Holdings Private Limited which owns Pathways.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-and-first-leed-eb-platinum-k-12-school-pathways-school-gurgaon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-and-first-leed-eb-platinum-k-12-school-pathways-school-gurgaon#comments LEED Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:05:45 +0000 Joseph Crea 4917834 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a volunteer at Greenbuild 2014 (and attend for free) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-volunteer-greenbuild-2014-and-attend-free <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/volunteer2_0.png?1412782652" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a> the ideals and passion of the green building community are sure to come alive.</p> <p><span>If you're a full time student or a young adult (18-25 years old), you can volunteer at Greenbuild and receive <em>free</em> admission. (A fall 2014 schedule or a photo ID is required to confirm eligibility.)&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home/Community/USGBCVolunteers" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-volunteer-greenbuild-2014-and-attend-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-volunteer-greenbuild-2014-and-attend-free#comments Industry Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:37:31 +0000 Amber Kirtley 4917452 at http://www.usgbc.org 5 behavioral changes you can make to live greener at home http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5behavioralchanges_0.jpg?1412717233" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For me and my fellow USGBC employees this is a no brainer: <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence" target="_blank">everyone deserves a healthy, sustainable home</a>. But for those of us not currently in the market for a new residence or in the process of renovating our current one, that point can sometimes feel a little moot. After all, what could we do on our own to make our space greener when all the design and construction is already said and done?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home#comments Community Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:27:13 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4916302 at http://www.usgbc.org Vote today for the 2014 Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-today-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/malcolmlewis1_1_0.png?1412714514" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Thanks in part to its dedicated&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers"><em><span>volunteers</span></em></a><em>&nbsp;who contribute to the green building movement each year, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. </em></p> <p>The USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative.</p> <h3>2014 Nominees</h3> <p>This year we had six impactful nominations. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-today-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-today-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award#comments Community Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:41:54 +0000 Colin White 4916214 at http://www.usgbc.org Elect the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors: Your vote counts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2015-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bod2015_1_0.jpg?1412710199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Board of Directors election period is now open.&nbsp;Have you cast your vote?</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/account/ballots" class="button">VOTE</a></strong></p> <p>Each year, USGBC members have a unique opportunity to shape USGBC's future by electing its national Board members.&nbsp;Your vote is critical and it influences key decisions about how USGBC serves you, educates the industry, and advances the mission.</p> <p><em>A minimum of 10% of USGBC member organizations must vote. That's why it's especially important for you to take a moment to vote.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2015-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2015-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts#comments Community Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:29:59 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4915994 at http://www.usgbc.org Half the planet’s animals are gone, and how buildings can (and must) help http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-planet%E2%80%99s-animals-are-gone-and-how-buildings-can-and-must-help <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/blackwaterrefugemd_0.jpg?1412688673" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I was shocked to read in the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/30/weve-killed-off-half-the-worlds-animals-since-1970/" target="_blank">Washington Post</a> last week that roughly half of the world's vertebrate (and non-human) animals have vanished since 1970.&nbsp; Goodness knows how many had been lost before we started counting.&nbsp; &ldquo;The main culprits?&rdquo; the article reads, are &ldquo;exploitation (i.e. overfishing and overhunting), and habitat degradation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-planet%E2%80%99s-animals-are-gone-and-how-buildings-can-and-must-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-planet%E2%80%99s-animals-are-gone-and-how-buildings-can-and-must-help#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:31:13 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4915237 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: September 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-september-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="601" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header_px_1_0.png?1412626552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in September 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-september-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-september-2014#comments LEED Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:15:51 +0000 Christopher Gray 4914123 at http://www.usgbc.org Attend TalentFX at Greenbuild to build a career that matters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-talentfx-greenbuild-build-career-matters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/uiuc_0.jpg?1412362600" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You're invited to <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/TalentFX" target="_blank">TalentFX</a> at <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>, coming to New Orleans, LA, this month.</p> <p>At TalentFX, you'll have the opportunity to&nbsp;join a gathering&nbsp;of rabble rousers, difference makers and agents of change &mdash; and hear&nbsp;from incredible speakers about how you can build a career that matters.</p> <p><strong>Here's the agenda:</strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Wednesday, Oct. 22</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-talentfx-greenbuild-build-career-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-talentfx-greenbuild-build-career-matters#comments Industry Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:56:40 +0000 Shane Gring 4909520 at http://www.usgbc.org India, LEED & GRIHA: Owning the longer picture http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-leed-griha-owning-longer-picture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mili Majumdar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/india-feature-img_0.jpg?1412342712" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&ldquo;Recently, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/teri-and-usgbc-join-forces-promote-high-performance-buildings-india">USGBC and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) formed a strategic partnership</a> to accelerate the development of green buildings in India. LEED and Green Buildings Rating System India (GRIHA) are key solutions in this effort. I would like to introduce everyone to the extraordinary <a href="http://www.teriin.org/about/cv_mili.htm">Mili Majumdar</a>, director of sustainable habitat at TERI.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-leed-griha-owning-longer-picture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-leed-griha-owning-longer-picture#comments Industry Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:25:11 +0000 4908911 at http://www.usgbc.org Executive Bench Expanded at USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/executive-bench-expanded-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g_2_0.png?1412266540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>USGBC CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi&nbsp;</em><em>announces expansion of USGBC&rsquo;s top executive team</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/executive-bench-expanded-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/executive-bench-expanded-usgbc#comments Media Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:15:39 +0000 Marisa Long 4907612 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED users: Project certification options http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-project-certification-options <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GreenToolsEbook.png?1412295121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p><span><span><span>Whether</span>&nbsp;you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-project-certification-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-project-certification-options#comments LEED Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:53:33 +0000 Selina Holmes 4907557 at http://www.usgbc.org Registration now open for fifth year of Campus Conservation Nationals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-fifth-year-campus-conservation-nationals <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ccn_0.jpg?1412258626" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It takes three weeks to form a habit, and this spring, were asking college students and staff to do just that&mdash;form a habit of conservation!</p> <p>From February through April 2015, colleges and universities participating in <a href="http://www.competetoreduce.org/" target="_blank">Campus Conservation Nationals </a>(CCN) will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-fifth-year-campus-conservation-nationals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-fifth-year-campus-conservation-nationals#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:03:46 +0000 Hannah Debelius 4907436 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know our newest Green Schools Fellow: Kristen Trovillion http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-newest-green-schools-fellow-kristen-trovillion <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenschoolsfellow_0.jpg?1412256856" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The Center for Green Schools launched the Green Schools Fellowship program in 2011 to place sustainability officers in school districts around the country. More and more school systems are realizing that they need to put more focused attention on resource efficiency, health and wellness, and environmental literacy; and these important topics get the dedication they need when sustainability is someone&rsquo;s job.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-newest-green-schools-fellow-kristen-trovillion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-newest-green-schools-fellow-kristen-trovillion#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:34:15 +0000 Marisa Long 4907402 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda release: October 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-release-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda_0_0.jpg?1412191327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The October 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available.&nbsp;This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.</p> <p>To view the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-release-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-release-october-2014#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:22:07 +0000 Marta Drzymala 4906423 at http://www.usgbc.org New modules for the LEED web-based reference guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/v-4_web_article_header_v2-01_0_0.png?1412190860" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides: web-based.</p> <p>Integrated into the&nbsp;<a href="http://http://www.usgbc.org/credits" target="_blank">LEED credit library</a>, this resource combines all of the information in the hard copy/pdf versions of the guides with additional videos, tutorials and templates. It was built so that we could continuously add to it, making it a resource that continues to grow.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:14:20 +0000 mdrzymala 4906420 at http://www.usgbc.org Pre-order: LEED professional exam prep (LEED v4) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pre-order-leed-professional-exam-prep-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedexamprep_0.jpg?1412183272" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for LEED exam prep?</p> <p>Study materials for the LEED professional exam, featuring LEED v4 content, are now available for pre-order.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pre-order-leed-professional-exam-prep-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pre-order-leed-professional-exam-prep-leed-v4#comments Education Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:07:52 +0000 Melanie Share 4906067 at http://www.usgbc.org 2014 LEED Fellows Announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leed-fellows-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_1_0.png?1412170651" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>LEED Fellows represent an elite class of accomplished green-building professionals</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &ndash; (Oct. 1, 2014) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its 2014 class of LEED Fellows. This year&rsquo;s 48 Fellows are<span> recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED Professionals.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leed-fellows-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leed-fellows-announced#comments Media Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:37:30 +0000 Marisa Long 4905688 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ACPs now available for South America http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-acps-now-available-south-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="601" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header1_px_0.png?1412170366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has worked closely with members of the LEED International Roundtable in South America to develop Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED 2009 BD&amp;C projects in South America.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-acps-now-available-south-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-acps-now-available-south-america#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:32:46 +0000 Sean Fish 4905678 at http://www.usgbc.org When consumers talk, businesses listen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-consumers-talk-businesses-listen <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/consumer_0.jpg?1412169899" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These days, I often hear my peers complaining about a perceived lack of agency. For example, midterm elections are predicted to have little affect on partisan gridlock in Congress, and despite a massive public outcry, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/17/349243335/3-7-million-comments-later-heres-where-net-neutrality-stands" target="_blank">net-neutrality is still at risk</a> of becoming a thing of the past. The power of the vote and the voice, I am told, is just not what it used to be.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-consumers-talk-businesses-listen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-consumers-talk-businesses-listen#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:24:59 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4905670 at http://www.usgbc.org Affordable Green Neighborhood Grant Recipients Announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_2_0.png?1412085153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Sept. 30, 2014) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced today the 11 projects selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods (AGN) grant program.</p> <p>Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects are pursuing certification under USGBC&rsquo;s LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system and are notable for their planned affordable housing, compact design, commitment to green building and sites located near transit or other existing amenities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced#comments Media Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:32 +0000 Marisa Long 4903672 at http://www.usgbc.org Communities Across the Globe Join USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/communities-across-globe-join-usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014a_0_0_0.png?1412084306" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>More than 3,700 service projects took place throughout the world&nbsp;</em><em>with hundreds of thousands of volunteers participating</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/communities-across-globe-join-usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/communities-across-globe-join-usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-day-service#comments Media Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:38:26 +0000 Marisa Long 4903564 at http://www.usgbc.org D.C. joins exclusive ‘LEED 100 Million Club’ http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dc-joins-exclusive-leed-100-million-club <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dc100mclub_0.jpg?1412084205" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have reached a new era in the history of green building with Mayor Vincent Gray&rsquo;s <a href="http://mayor.dc.gov/release/district-passes-100-million-square-feet-leed-building-space">recent announcement</a>&nbsp;that Washington, D.C., has surpassed 100 million square feet of LEED-certified space.</p> <p>While the District of Columbia&nbsp;is not the first city to reach this milestone&mdash;predecessors include Chicago, New York and Houston&mdash;<span>with a population of approximately 650,000,&nbsp;</span>D.C. is the smallest city in the world to pass this mark.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dc-joins-exclusive-leed-100-million-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dc-joins-exclusive-leed-100-million-club#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:36:45 +0000 Christopher Gray 4903570 at http://www.usgbc.org Talk the talk, march the march, 400K strong http://www.usgbc.org/articles/talk-talk-march-march-400k-strong <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/climatemarch_0.jpg?1412083712" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;<em>This is what democracy looks like.</em>&rdquo;</p> <p>Last Sunday, I had the privilege of joining the Urban Green Council and over 400,000 other concerned global citizens, including celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, and leaders like UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in the <a href="http://peoplesclimate.org/">People&rsquo;s Climate March</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/talk-talk-march-march-400k-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/talk-talk-march-march-400k-strong#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:28:32 +0000 Fleming Roberts 4903545 at http://www.usgbc.org Federal Guiding Principles for new construction and major renovations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-new-construction-and-major-renovations <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/guidingprinciples3_0.jpg?1412002915" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings,</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-new-construction-and-major-renovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-new-construction-and-major-renovations#comments LEED Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:01:55 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4901324 at http://www.usgbc.org Seeing opportunities in China clearly [Webex] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-opportunities-china-clearly-webex <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/shanghaiskyline_0.jpg?1412002257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green business in China is already big business, and will get bigger.&nbsp;</p> <p>Policy imperatives, driven by population and pollution imperatives, make the expansion of the sustainability sector irrepressible. However, it may be difficult for those new to China to know how to make the most out of those developments.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-opportunities-china-clearly-webex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-opportunities-china-clearly-webex#comments Industry Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:50:57 +0000 Arnold Kee 4901298 at http://www.usgbc.org Why I care: Getting my students to go green with Gardeneers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i-care-getting-my-students-go-green-gardeneers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/hay105_0.png?1411763404" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">In college I studied Conservation Ecology, Biology, and Permaculture Design and then relocated to Florida after graduation for work with sea turtles and tortoises. My background allows me to understand how nature works and inspires me to seek out new information and ideas.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i-care-getting-my-students-go-green-gardeneers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i-care-getting-my-students-go-green-gardeneers#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:30:04 +0000 4898879 at http://www.usgbc.org Update: LEED for Homes v2008 energy requirements http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-energy-requirements <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/homes-feature-v2_0.jpg?1411758677" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Beginning on Oct. 1, 2014, newly registering LEED Homes projects are required to meet new energy requirements.</em></p> <p>Earlier this year,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update">USGBC members voted in favor of an update to the LEED for Homes v2008 energy requirements</a>, addressing changes made to energy codes over the last three years in the residential construction market sector. This update does not impact LEED Midrise projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-energy-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-energy-requirements#comments LEED Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:11:16 +0000 Asa Foss 4898715 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick around the world: LEED highlights from Italy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rickfedrizzi-italy_0.png?1411755567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With a last name like Fedrizzi, it&rsquo;s hard to claim that I&rsquo;m not just a little biased when it comes my admiration for LEED buildings in Italy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Today I am honored to deliver the closing keynote speech for <a href="http://www.rebuilditalia.it/">REbuild</a>, a meeting and conference dedicated to furthering the important work of sustainable building, and the perfect way to end <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-celebrates-world-green-building-week-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">World Green Building Week</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy#comments LEED Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:19:26 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4898618 at http://www.usgbc.org People's Climate March in New York reflects new environmentalism http://www.usgbc.org/articles/peoples-climate-march-new-york-reflects-new-environmentalism <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rpblog_1.jpg?1411750315" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This time it was personal. Marching down Central Park West with my daughter and 400,000 other people passionate about the health of our planet, I felt at home, and in a way I was.<span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Having been born in New York Hospital and raised in a neighborhood just across Central Park from where the march began, I had a sense of <em>deja vu</em>. Back in the late 60s and early 70s I had joined my Mom&mdash;and fellow members of her New York teachers union&mdash;in marches against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C., and in New York.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/peoples-climate-march-new-york-reflects-new-environmentalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/peoples-climate-march-new-york-reflects-new-environmentalism#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:51:55 +0000 Roger Platt 4898492 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. federal government takes first step in guiding agencies in the use of LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-federal-government-takes-first-step-guiding-agencies-use-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/treasury_0_0.jpg?1411741839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The General Services Administration (GSA) has recently released its review of LEED v4, showing that the newest version of our green building rating system has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-federal-government-takes-first-step-guiding-agencies-use-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-federal-government-takes-first-step-guiding-agencies-use-leed-v4#comments LEED Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:30:39 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4898265 at http://www.usgbc.org An evening with the stars at the Alliance to Save Energy's annual awards event http://www.usgbc.org/articles/evening-stars-alliance-save-energys-annual-awards-event <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/phippscsl_0.jpg?1411741026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Like you, I&rsquo;m sure, I am a big fan of energy efficiency. In my free time, I also enjoy a healthy dose of astrophysics.<span>&nbsp;</span>So what could be better than an evening this week with the stars of energy efficiency receiving awards named after galaxies and supernovae?<span>&nbsp; </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/evening-stars-alliance-save-energys-annual-awards-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/evening-stars-alliance-save-energys-annual-awards-event#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:17:05 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4898251 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Apple Day of Service: Bettering schools for the people inside them http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-bettering-schools-people-inside-them <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gados-article-25_0.jpg?1411671470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To call school important is a serious understatement. It&rsquo;s where roughly a quarter of all Americans spend their days. It&rsquo;s a place to mold minds and shape behaviors, which makes it the ideal place to not only raise awareness about energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, but to implement practices that can become habits and create the next generation of sustainability leaders.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-bettering-schools-people-inside-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-bettering-schools-people-inside-them#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:57:49 +0000 John Mandyck 4895757 at http://www.usgbc.org Climate March coverage from BuildingGreen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/climate-march-coverage-buildinggreen <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/climate-march-2014_0.png?1411665657" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span class="image-left">This article originally appeared on <a href="http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/view-inside-climate-march" target="_blank">BuildingGreen</a> on Sept. 22, 2014.</span></em></p> <p><strong>Maybe, if enough of us March, and plan, and make smart choices, we&rsquo;ll have a chance at beating this thing.&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/climate-march-coverage-buildinggreen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/climate-march-coverage-buildinggreen#comments Community Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:20:56 +0000 Nadav Malin 4895631 at http://www.usgbc.org Thank you, Mr. President, for taking a bold step on climate change; Congress, feel free to join in http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-mr-president-taking-bold-step-climate-change-congress-feel-free-join <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/followleader2_0.jpg?1411649754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called international leaders to Climate Summit 2014 being held this week to galvanize and catalyze climate action.<span>&nbsp;</span>He has given these leaders homework: bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for a meaningful agreement in 2015.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-mr-president-taking-bold-step-climate-change-congress-feel-free-join" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-mr-president-taking-bold-step-climate-change-congress-feel-free-join#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:55:54 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 4895080 at http://www.usgbc.org World Green Building Council releases new report on healthy green buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-council-releases-new-report-healthy-green-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/worldgbcofficehealth_0.jpg?1411616114" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Today, the <a href="http://www.worldgbc.org/">World Green Building Council</a> (WGBC) released a new report showing a direct correlation between the healthy green building principles of an office space and the overall wellbeing of employees.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-council-releases-new-report-healthy-green-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-council-releases-new-report-healthy-green-buildings#comments Community Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:35:14 +0000 Julia Pergolini 4894742 at http://www.usgbc.org New census shows that solar energy is big in U.S. schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-census-shows-solar-energy-big-us-schools <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cs-scottsdale-schools-solar_0.png?1411575767" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Solar Foundation (TSF) and its research partners at SEIA just released the <a href="http://thesolarfoundation.org/education/national-solar-schools-census" target="_blank">National Solar Schools Census</a>, and it's chock-full of information about solar energy use in our nation's schools.</p> <p>The Center for Green Schools at USGBC aims to support all schools in becoming healthy, safe and resource-efficient places for teaching and learning, and putting numbers to the accomplishments of U.S. schools is getting more and more important.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-census-shows-solar-energy-big-us-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-census-shows-solar-energy-big-us-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:22:46 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 4893957 at http://www.usgbc.org Get closer to nature just 30 minutes at a time http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-closer-nature-just-30-minutes-time <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/wgba-inspiration_0.png?1411571499" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This summer, USGBC&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://wgba.shuttlepod.org/">Wisconsin Green Building Alliance</a>&nbsp;(WGBA) hosted the first annual&nbsp;<a href="http://wgba.shuttlepod.org/challenge">30x30 Nature Challenge</a>, where&nbsp;the chapter challenged Wisconsin residents, communities and organizations to pledge to spend at least 30 minutes in nature for 30 days straight.</p> <p>WGBA had nearly 1,500 people pledge to take the challenge!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-closer-nature-just-30-minutes-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-closer-nature-just-30-minutes-time#comments Community Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:11:39 +0000 Heather Goetsch 4893875 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 Opening Plenary Speakers Announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-speakers-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_1_1.png?1411767345" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span>Author Paul Hawken, NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer and </span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span>Maryland Governor Martin O&rsquo;Malley to participate in a high-energy discussion on climate change</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-speakers-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-speakers-announced#comments Media Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:58:03 +0000 Marisa Long 4893774 at http://www.usgbc.org Stop by the LEED Certification Work Zone at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/stop-leed-certification-work-zone-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/general_a_0.jpg?1411567057" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have questions about a LEED project review or the LEED certification process in general? &nbsp;</p> <p>Visit the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home/Events/LEEDCertificationWorkZone" target="_blank">LEED Certification Work Zone</a>&nbsp;at Greenbuild 2014 to meet one-on-one with LEED project reviewers to discuss questions about specific projects or about LEED requirements in general.</p> <h3>2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</h3> <p><strong>New Orleans, LA, Morial Convention Center</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: Room 260-262</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/stop-leed-certification-work-zone-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/stop-leed-certification-work-zone-greenbuild-2014#comments LEED Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:57:36 +0000 Sarah Alexander 4893780 at http://www.usgbc.org Common questions about LEED certification in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/common-questions-about-leed-certification-india <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/qanda_0.png?1411566556" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>India ranks third globally for countries outside of the U.S. with the most LEED-certified space, with nearly 12 million square meters,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-releases-ranking-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us">according to a report released by USGBC this year</a>.</p> <p>Since <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-expanded-support-leed-green-building-program-india" target="_blank">USGBC announced its expanded support of LEED in India</a>, we've been getting a few questions about what this actually means.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/common-questions-about-leed-certification-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/common-questions-about-leed-certification-india#comments LEED Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:49:15 +0000 Joseph Crea 4893762 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC celebrates World Green Building Week with Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-celebrates-world-green-building-week-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/wgb-week_1.png?1411652369" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Green Building Council&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.worldgbc.org/activities/wgbweek/" target="_blank">World Green Building Week</a>&nbsp;is in now full swing, celebrating the efforts of Green Building Councils (GBC) from 100 countries around the world, which represent more than 27,000 organizations.</p> <p>From Sept. 22-27, 2014, GBCs are taking part in events that encourage people to take direct action and make an environmental difference in their communities&mdash;or as this year's theme puts it, to &ldquo;Get Up, Green Up.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-celebrates-world-green-building-week-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-celebrates-world-green-building-week-green-apple-day-service#comments Community Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:34:13 +0000 Julia Pergolini 4892784 at http://www.usgbc.org Canada Green Building Council crowns the first winner of the Greenest School in Canada http://www.usgbc.org/articles/canada-green-building-council-crowns-first-winner-greenest-school-canada <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dunbarton_0.jpg?1411493005" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cagbc.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home">The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)</a>&nbsp;and its&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cagbc.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Programs/CanadianCoalitionforGreenSchools/default.htm">Canada Coalition for Green Schools</a>&nbsp;have announced that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cagbc.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Programs/CanadianCoalitionforGreenSchools/GreenestSchoolinCanada2014/DunbartonHighSchoolCaseStudy/default.htm">Dunbarton High School in Pickering, Ontario</a>, is the winner of the inaugural CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/canada-green-building-council-crowns-first-winner-greenest-school-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/canada-green-building-council-crowns-first-winner-greenest-school-canada#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:23:24 +0000 4892373 at http://www.usgbc.org Research webcast: National Green Building Adoption Index 2014 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/research-webcast-national-green-building-adoption-index-2014-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuildingadoption_0.jpg?1411480922" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/tools-and-resources/national-green-building-adoption-index-%E2%80%93-2014" target="_blank">National Green Building Adoption Index (GBAI)</a> is a landmark study which provides an unprecedented view of the dynamics of LEED and ENERGY STAR office space across the United States. The research provides a quantitative view on the pace and scale of green building market transformation with detail for 30 major U.S. markets.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/research-webcast-national-green-building-adoption-index-2014-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/research-webcast-national-green-building-adoption-index-2014-video#comments Industry Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:02:01 +0000 Chris Pyke 4891704 at http://www.usgbc.org Discover USGBC's 2013 LEED Dynamic Plaque scores http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-usgbcs-2013-leed-dynamic-plaque-scores <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ar_blue_0.jpg?1411479420" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we know first hand that the <a href="http://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a> is a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbiz-what-makes-leed-dynamic-plaque-game-changer" target="_blank">game changer</a>.</p> <p>Why? Because since 2013, we've been using it to track the performance of our own Washington, D.C. headquarters.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-usgbcs-2013-leed-dynamic-plaque-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-usgbcs-2013-leed-dynamic-plaque-scores#comments Community Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:37:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 4891662 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing candidates for the 2015 Board of Directors election http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-candidates-2015-board-directors-election <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bod2015_0.jpg?1411416382" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year, USGBC&rsquo;s growing member community influences the future of our movement by volunteering to serve on our Board of Directors and participating in a dynamic election.</p> <p><span>After a competitive evaluation process, the following candidates have been selected to run in the election for the five open elected seats on the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors, which opens on Oct. 1, 2014.</span></p> <h3>2015 Candidates for the Board of Directors&nbsp;</h3> <p><strong><em>Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer (3)</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-candidates-2015-board-directors-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-candidates-2015-board-directors-election#comments Community Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:06:22 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4890286 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 Coming to the Big Easy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-coming-big-easy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_1_0.png?1411767330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Largest U.S. Sustainable Building Conference and Expo Taking Place in New Orleans Oct. 22-24</em></p> <p>Dallas (Sept. 18, 2014) &ndash; Excitement and buzz are building as the final preparations take place for the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo, scheduled for Oct. 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-coming-big-easy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-coming-big-easy#comments Media Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:10:24 +0000 Marisa Long 4889852 at http://www.usgbc.org Serve your teachers this Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/serve-your-teachers-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gados-article_0.jpg?1411401422" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>My mother was a teacher at my high school. I know what comes to mind &mdash; some scene from&nbsp;<em>16 Candles&nbsp;</em>of ultimate teenage embarrassment and disdain, but that&rsquo;s not how I felt.&nbsp;Instead, I just never needed the, &ldquo;Woah, my teacher is a person&rdquo; realization when you finally see them out in the wild, like grocery shopping or at the mall. Although seeing my science teacher, Mrs. Smirkovski, at the movies on my 8th&nbsp;grade date was quite the shock to me, teachers were always people. People I loved.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/serve-your-teachers-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/serve-your-teachers-green-apple-day-service#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:57:02 +0000 Hannah Debelius 4889818 at http://www.usgbc.org Get your education in Greenbuild’s LEED Workshops http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-your-education-greenbuilds-leed-workshops <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb2014-workshops-article_0.png?1411400756" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Need continuing education credit?</h3> <p>Take part in Greenbuild's in-person&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/LEEDWorkshops">LEED Workshops</a>&nbsp;and earn up to 7 hours of education credit.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LD01: v4 BD+C Rating System Review</strong><br />Oct. 21, 8:30 am-5:00 pm</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LD02: v4 OM+C Rating System Review</strong><br />Oct. 21, 8:30 am-5:00 pm</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-your-education-greenbuilds-leed-workshops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-your-education-greenbuilds-leed-workshops#comments Industry Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:45:56 +0000 Kate Hurst 4889790 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing Education Partner BuildingGreen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-education-partner-buildinggreen <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage-buildinggreen_0.png?1411394849" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-education-partner-buildinggreen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-education-partner-buildinggreen#comments Education Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:07:29 +0000 Melanie Share 4889697 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know our Green Apple Day of Service champion: Lori Braunstein http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-green-apple-day-service-champion-lori-braunstein <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lafayette_2_0_0.jpg?1411142992" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="960" height="1051" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Lori_Picture_f7ead3b12c727228c33bbc1677da073d-2.jpeg?1411142997" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2448" height="2898" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lafayette_campers_0_0.jpg?1411143019" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In the spirit of <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>&nbsp;(GADOS) being right around the corner, we wanted to profile&nbsp;<em>one of our most successful and committed project captains,&nbsp;</em></em><em>Lori Braunstein. Read below for her pro-tips and ideas on how to make the best of this year&rsquo;s Green Apple Day of Service.&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-green-apple-day-service-champion-lori-braunstein" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-green-apple-day-service-champion-lori-braunstein#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:09:52 +0000 Maria Martinez 4887615 at http://www.usgbc.org Submit your Green Apple Day of Service video today! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-green-apple-day-service-video-today <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/218418_10151080527328595_1855068000_o_0_0.jpg?1411133732" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mygreenapple.org" target="_blank">The Green Apple Day of Service</a> was established to help create green schools around the world and improve the places where our students learn.</p> <p>Now in its third year, the Day of Service, which takes place this year on Saturday, Sept. 27, reaches dozens of countries throughout the world. We are working to increase our global presence even further with a new video project, and we want you to showcase your efforts!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-green-apple-day-service-video-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-green-apple-day-service-video-today#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:35:32 +0000 Aaron Fiber 4887448 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild’s Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit takes on next big challenge for the green building movement http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilds-affordable-homes-and-sustainable-communities-summit-takes-next-big-challenge-g <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/affordable_0_0.png?1411061095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The business case for building market-rate green buildings is getting stronger every day.<span>&nbsp;</span>That is fully understood by the leaders in the green building movement attending Greenbuild&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/AffordableHomesandSustainableCommunitiesSummit" target="_blank"><strong>Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit</strong></a> on Oct. 21, 2014, in New Orleans, LA.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilds-affordable-homes-and-sustainable-communities-summit-takes-next-big-challenge-g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilds-affordable-homes-and-sustainable-communities-summit-takes-next-big-challenge-g#comments Industry Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:24:55 +0000 Roger Platt 4886543 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: August 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-august-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="601" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header_px_0.png?1411055661" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in August 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.</p> <p>Be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a> for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-august-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-august-2014#comments LEED Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:54:20 +0000 Christopher Gray 4886354 at http://www.usgbc.org Guide to Materials and Human Health at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-materials-and-human-health-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_materials_leed-01_1_0.png?1410980859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Interested in the impact buildings have on human health? <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>&nbsp;is packed with events dedicated to this topic.</p> <h3>Here is your go-to guide for human health events at Greenbuild 2014.</h3> <p><strong>Pre-conference events:&nbsp;</strong>Arrive early and jump start the human health conversations with one of these pre-conference events.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-materials-and-human-health-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-materials-and-human-health-greenbuild-2014#comments Industry Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:07:39 +0000 Larissa Oaks 4885037 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing the Best of Building Award winners http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-best-building-award-winners <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-member-awards_1_0_0_0.png?1410964617" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud to announce the winners of its first annual Best of Building Awards.</p> <p>The Best of Building Awards recognizes the year&rsquo;s best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.</p> <p>Nominees and winners were selected exclusively be the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of the world&rsquo;s leading organizations invested in sustainability.</p> <p>We invite you to join us in celebrating this year&rsquo;s award winners.</p> <p>Congratulations!</p> <p><strong>Non-Profit Organization</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-best-building-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-best-building-award-winners#comments Community Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:36:57 +0000 Josephine Nguyen 4884529 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Members Select 2014 Best of Building Award Recipients http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-select-2014-best-building-award-recipients <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g_0_0_0.png?1410962857" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span>The inaugural &ldquo;people&rsquo;s choice&rdquo; awards recognize the year&rsquo;s best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building</span></em></strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span>Washington, D.C.</span></strong><span>&mdash;(Sept.17, 2014) The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the recipients of the 2014 Best of Buildings awards, as selected by fellow USGBC members.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-select-2014-best-building-award-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-select-2014-best-building-award-recipients#comments Media Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:07:37 +0000 Marisa Long 4884485 at http://www.usgbc.org Fifth Annual Campus Conservation Nationals Registration Opens http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fifth-annual-campus-conservation-nationals-registration-opens <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_0_0_0.png?1410900122" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span>CCN encourages college campuses to reduce energy consumption</span></em></strong></p> <p><span>(Washington, D.C.) Sept. 16, 2014 &ndash; Organizing partners The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, the Alliance to Save Energy and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the fifth annual Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) competition. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fifth-annual-campus-conservation-nationals-registration-opens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fifth-annual-campus-conservation-nationals-registration-opens#comments Media Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:02 +0000 Marisa Long 4883633 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 12 Winners of its LEED Earth Campaign http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-12-winners-its-leed-earth-campaign <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_0_0_0_0.png?1410898567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span>&nbsp;</span><strong><em>Countries selected previously had no LEED buildings</em></strong></p> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Sept. 16, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 12 countries now have their very first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building. Previously, LEED did not exist in these countries.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-12-winners-its-leed-earth-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-12-winners-its-leed-earth-campaign#comments Media Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:16:06 +0000 Marisa Long 4883598 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC merchandise available in the store http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-merchandise-available-store <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/merch_articleheader_c_0.jpg?1410882410" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you visited our store recently?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-merchandise-available-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-merchandise-available-store#comments Community Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:46:50 +0000 Ashley Katz 4882695 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Sustainable Forest Management and FSC Certified Wood http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-sustainable-forest-management-and-fsc-certified-wood <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/fsc-course-preview_0.png?1410879512" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-sustainable-forest-management-and-fsc-certified-wood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-sustainable-forest-management-and-fsc-certified-wood#comments Education Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:58:32 +0000 Melanie Share 4882584 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 Annual Report turns the spotlight on USGBC employees http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-annual-report-turns-spotlight-usgbc-employees <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ar_gold_0.jpg?1410874729" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In our 2013 Annual Report, we turn the spotlight on our talented USGBC employees &mdash; and learn some fun facts about their drinking habits. (Just coffee and tea, of course!)</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/annual-report/2013/" target="_blank"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1406132436-626-5369/fact1.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://http://www.usgbc.org/annual-report/2013/" target="_blank"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1406132651-4854-2232/fact2.jpg" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-annual-report-turns-spotlight-usgbc-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-annual-report-turns-spotlight-usgbc-employees#comments Industry Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:38:49 +0000 Ashley Katz 4882495 at http://www.usgbc.org Studies Reveal Growing Demand for LEED-Credentialed Professionals Across Building Sector http://www.usgbc.org/articles/studies-reveal-growing-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-across-building-sector <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c_0_0_0_0_0.png?1410816728" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong><span>&nbsp;&mdash; (Sept. 15, 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of a study of job postings from across the United States, revealing that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/studies-reveal-growing-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-across-building-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/studies-reveal-growing-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-across-building-sector#comments Media Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:32:07 +0000 Marisa Long 4881824 at http://www.usgbc.org CrowdComfort launches pilot program at USGBC headquarters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/crowdcomfort-launches-pilot-program-usgbc-headquarters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/crowdcomfort_0.jpg?1410814254" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/home">USGBC's headquarters</a>&nbsp;in Washington, D.C., have just become the newest location of a&nbsp;<a href="http://crowdcomfort.com/" target="_blank">CrowdComfort</a>&nbsp;pilot launch.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/crowdcomfort-launches-pilot-program-usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/crowdcomfort-launches-pilot-program-usgbc-headquarters#comments Community Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:50:54 +0000 Briana Jackucewicz 4881751 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Rob Hink http://www.usgbc.org/node/4881186 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rob-hink-feature_0.png?1410789179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/4881186" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/node/4881186#comments Education Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:52:58 +0000 Melanie Share 4881186 at http://www.usgbc.org 99 Green Apple Day of Service projects you can start right now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/99-green-apple-day-service-projects-you-can-start-right-now <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/9_28_13_gados_payne_elem_school_ana_kaahanui_dsc_0860_0.jpg?1410551184" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Still wondering how you can be a part of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>?</p> <p>Have your event all planned out for Sept. 27, and looking for more to do?</p> <p>Here are 99 ideas that anyone can implement at their school or campus. Yes,&nbsp;<em>anyone.</em>&nbsp;</p> <p>In this list you&rsquo;ll see ideas for teachers, parents, volunteers and students at any grade level, from pre-kindergarten through college and beyond. Pick one, pick two, pick two dozen!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/99-green-apple-day-service-projects-you-can-start-right-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/99-green-apple-day-service-projects-you-can-start-right-now#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:46:24 +0000 Emily Riordan 4879315 at http://www.usgbc.org 3 global courses you don't want to miss (September 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-global-courses-you-dont-want-miss-september-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="849" height="390" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_59534307_0.jpg?1410530575" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED is global &mdash; and so we believe it's important for Education @USGBC to be a global platform providing courses in a variety of languages.</p> <p>Check out this month's best three global courses&nbsp;for our international audience, created by our international partners in their native language.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-global-courses-you-dont-want-miss-september-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-global-courses-you-dont-want-miss-september-2014#comments Education Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:02:55 +0000 Melanie Share 4878709 at http://www.usgbc.org Federal Guiding Principles for existing buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-existing-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/guidingprinciples2_0.jpg?1410469184" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings,</p> <ol> <li>one set for existing buildings, and &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>one set for&nbsp;new construction.</li> </ol> <p>With over 500,000 facilities representing more than 3 billion square feet of space,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbdg.org/references/fhpsb.php" target="_blank">the Federal Government is the largest landlord and energy consumer in the U.S.</a>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-existing-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-existing-buildings#comments LEED Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:59:43 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4878056 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Dynamic Plaque: Finalist in Fast Company's 2014 Innovation By Design Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-finalist-fast-companys-2014-innovation-design-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ideo_leed_location3_0.jpg?1410441915" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're excited to announce that the <a href="http://leedon.io" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a> is a finalist in Fast Company's 2014 <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/section/innovation-by-design-awards-2014" target="_blank">Innovation By Design Awards</a>, among 53 honorees that include Disney, Google, Nike and <em>The New York Times.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-finalist-fast-companys-2014-innovation-design-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-finalist-fast-companys-2014-innovation-design-awards#comments LEED Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:15 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4877418 at http://www.usgbc.org Get motivated by Greenbuild 2014 Master Series speakers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-motivated-greenbuild-2014-master-series-speakers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb2014-master-series-article_0.png?1410355722" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Conference/Index/MasterSeries">Greenbuild Master Series</a>&nbsp;brings together leaders of diverse industries who share the common trait of championing sustainability and green building, and providing inspiration and motivation for our everyday lives.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-motivated-greenbuild-2014-master-series-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-motivated-greenbuild-2014-master-series-speakers#comments Industry Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:28:42 +0000 Kate Hurst 4875987 at http://www.usgbc.org GBCI to administer PEER certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-administer-peer-certification <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peer_0.jpg?1410278058" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced today that it will administer certification for the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal&trade; (PEER) program. PEER is the nation&rsquo;s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for evaluating power system performance and is modeled after <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-administer-peer-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-administer-peer-certification#comments Industry Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:54:18 +0000 Marisa Long 4875060 at http://www.usgbc.org The USGBC 2013 Annual Report is now live! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2013-annual-report-now-live <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ar_coral_0.jpg?1409235095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Take a peek inside the doors of 2101 L Street. </span></p> <p><span>In our 2013 annual report, we turn the spotlight onto our talented USGBC employees&mdash;200 (and growing!) men and women who are as interesting as the built environment they work to transform.</span></p> <p><span><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/annual-report/2013" class="button">Read the report today</a></strong><br /></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2013-annual-report-now-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2013-annual-report-now-live#comments Community Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 4861922 at http://www.usgbc.org Register today for EcoDistricts Summit 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-ecodistricts-summit-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/neighborland-sticker-summit-site_0.png?1410184863" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the end of September city makers will gather in Washington, D.C., for the sixth annual <a href="http://ecodistrictssummit.org/summit-2014/">EcoDistrict Summit</a>, a three day event dedicated to cultivating just, sustainable and resilient cities from the neighborhood up.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-ecodistricts-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-ecodistricts-summit-2014#comments Industry Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:01:03 +0000 4872960 at http://www.usgbc.org Back to school with Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/back-school-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/picture_027_0.jpg?1409943441" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The first day of school pictures have been taken, the back to school jitters have subsided and momentum is building for the third annual <a href="http://mygreenapple.org" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>&nbsp;(GADOS).</p> <p>As we prepare for another successful GADOS season full of meaningful service projects and events, I&rsquo;d like to highlight some of the great projects from last year that went above and beyond to develop creative ways to engage their communities.</p> <p><strong>Last year at the Green Apple Day of Service&hellip;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/back-school-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/back-school-green-apple-day-service#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:57:20 +0000 Suzanne Warren 4870854 at http://www.usgbc.org Healthcare Facilities Symposium to feature a Technology Pavilion http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthcare-facilities-symposium-feature-technology-pavilion <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/healthcaretechnology_0.jpg?1409926476" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Technology is increasingly intertwined with the built environment, so it is critical for the builders and designers of healthcare environments to understand the big picture and what&rsquo;s in the future.&nbsp;</p> <p><span>Because of this, t<span>he upcoming Healthcare Facilities Symposium &amp; Expo will feature a Technology Pavilion at this year&rsquo;s event. The project is led by Sensory Technologies, Blue Cottage, Power Construction, PFB Architects, KaziaLi Design Collaborative, Koroseal Interior Products, and Interface.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthcare-facilities-symposium-feature-technology-pavilion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthcare-facilities-symposium-feature-technology-pavilion#comments Industry Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:14:35 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4870360 at http://www.usgbc.org Ready for a faster, more streamlined LEED certification process? Start here. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ready-faster-more-streamlined-leed-certification-process-start-here <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/recognizingexcellence_0.jpg?1409923764" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong><span>Getting to certification more quickly</span></strong></h3> <p><span>No one likes delays or surprises in a LEED review. We've made great strides at improving the timeliness and accuracy of our reviews, and we're working toward even quicker turnaround and more predictable results. We know that strong, organized submittals = faster certification process.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ready-faster-more-streamlined-leed-certification-process-start-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ready-faster-more-streamlined-leed-certification-process-start-here#comments LEED Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:29:23 +0000 Dror Karni 4870324 at http://www.usgbc.org The past, the present, and the future of sustainability reporting in the global real estate sector http://www.usgbc.org/articles/past-present-and-future-sustainability-reporting-global-real-estate-sector <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="6000" height="2758" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_83010550_0.png?1409921742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With increased societal focus on resource scarcity, the need for de-carbonization, and the effects of climate change, investors have become increasingly aware of the implications of these, generally longer term, megatrends.</p> <p>More than any other investment class, real estate assets are exposed to the direct, local consequences posed by these global risks: more stringent regulatory requirements, changing societal preferences for places to work, live, and play, and exposure to climate-related events, such as flooding and extreme weather conditions.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/past-present-and-future-sustainability-reporting-global-real-estate-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/past-present-and-future-sustainability-reporting-global-real-estate-sector#comments Industry Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:55:41 +0000 Nils Kok 4870293 at http://www.usgbc.org Moving sustainability forward in the Green Ribbon Schools of West Virginia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moving-sustainability-forward-green-ribbon-schools-west-virginia <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/eastwoodelem1_0.jpg?1409840954" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Note: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) recognizes schools, districts and postsecondary institutions that are 1) reducing environmental impact and costs, 2) improving health and wellness, and 3) teaching environmental education. To share innovative practices and widely-available resources in these three &lsquo;Pillars,&rsquo; the Department conducts an annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour of honorees. Two non-profit organization school sustainability leaders write about the schools and district honorees visited on the tour in West Virginia.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moving-sustainability-forward-green-ribbon-schools-west-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moving-sustainability-forward-green-ribbon-schools-west-virginia#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:29:14 +0000 Mark Swiger 4869105 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and Harvard offer a leadership program for disruptive sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-offer-leadership-program-disruptive-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cbis_0.jpg?1409774156" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC and the <a href="http://www.chgeharvard.org/" target="_blank">Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard&rsquo;s School of Public Health</a> are founding conveners in a growing cross-sector network working to provide a critical mass of senior leaders with best-in-class Core Business Integration of Sustainability (CBIS) executive education.</p> <h3>2014 Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership</h3> <p><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1409692012-6186-8108/IMG_8646.jpg" width="670" height="447" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-offer-leadership-program-disruptive-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-offer-leadership-program-disruptive-sustainability#comments Education Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:55:55 +0000 Leith Sharp 4868111 at http://www.usgbc.org ENERGY STAR adds multifamily buildings to constellation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-star-adds-multifamily-buildings-constellation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EnergyStarMultifamilyv2.gif?1409767289" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was co-written by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/bryan-howard/0010237321" target="_blank">Bryan Howard</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/dan-winters/0010830314" target="_blank">Dan Winters</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-star-adds-multifamily-buildings-constellation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-star-adds-multifamily-buildings-constellation#comments LEED Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:05:24 +0000 Bryan Howard 4867855 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Proven Provider: New Designation to Streamline the LEED Review Process http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-proven-provider-new-designation-streamline-leed-review-process <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_2_0.png?1409751694" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) launched LEED Proven Provider, a new designation that streamlines the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-proven-provider-new-designation-streamline-leed-review-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-proven-provider-new-designation-streamline-leed-review-process#comments Media Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:41:33 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4867569 at http://www.usgbc.org Submit your nomination for the 2014 Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-nomination-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/malcolmlewis1_0.png?1409750465" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanks in large part to dedicated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers#volunteer">volunteers</a>&nbsp;who contribute to the green building movement, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe.</p> <p><strong>Each year the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis" target="_blank">USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award</a> recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-nomination-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-nomination-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award#comments Community Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:21:04 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 4867546 at http://www.usgbc.org Three building code questions you should be asking http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-building-code-questions-you-should-be-asking <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/buildingcodequestions_0.jpg?1409685151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The phrase &ldquo;don&rsquo;t judge a book by its cover&rdquo; is often applied to judgments of people &mdash; and to buildings, too. &nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-building-code-questions-you-should-be-asking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-building-code-questions-you-should-be-asking#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:12:30 +0000 Carli Yoro 4866367 at http://www.usgbc.org Certify multiple buildings with LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certify-multiple-buildings-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/multiplebuildings_0.png?1409665753" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know that <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LEEDworks&amp;src=typd" target="_blank">#LEEDworks</a> in bulk? In addition to individual building certification, LEED also includes certification paths structured for organizations seeking certification for multiple buildings.</p> <p>You have two options for certifying multiple buildings:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certify-multiple-buildings-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certify-multiple-buildings-leed#comments LEED Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:49:13 +0000 Selina Holmes 4865650 at http://www.usgbc.org “Four More Years!” State policymakers rack up wins for green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cfour-more-years%E2%80%9D-state-policymakers-rack-wins-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/betterbuildingsreport-01_0.png?1409327548" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, the <a href="http://www.ncel.net/" target="_blank">National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL)</a> gathered for their largest ever policy summit.<span>&nbsp;</span>The issues discussed varied from clean power plan implementation to clean water and indoor air, to healthy, high-performing schools. As a framework for addressing these and many other economic and ecology issues, green building was a central focus, too.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cfour-more-years%E2%80%9D-state-policymakers-rack-wins-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cfour-more-years%E2%80%9D-state-policymakers-rack-wins-green-building#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:52:28 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4863350 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_dynamic_plaque_1_0.jpg?1409321279" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>I&rsquo;ve had the good fortune of meeting with a lot of our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/members" target="_blank">member companies</a> this summer at a series of leadership receptions around the country. At these events, I&rsquo;ve had the opportunity to give everyone a quick update on all the work we have going on; actually quick is probably the wrong word &ndash; it takes quite a few minutes to simply touch on all the amazing things happening at USGBC.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:07:59 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4863212 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED helps Singapore leverage new government investments of $100 million in energy efficient technologies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedsingapore_0.jpg?1409319707" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Singapore today, a number of companies are building and acquiring data centers to support their business activity. As a result, the Singapore government <a href="http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/govt-invest-s100m-research-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">recently announced</a> an investment of $100 million towards technologies that will increase the energy efficiency of data centers. Considering that this building type is one of the biggest consumers of energy on the planet, this is welcome news.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn#comments LEED Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:41:47 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4863200 at http://www.usgbc.org A message from Rick Fedrizzi: USGBC and ACC to advance LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-usgbc-and-acc-advance-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_20131121_192537_0.png?1409247824" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For those of you who attended the Greenbuild opening plenary last year, you&rsquo;ll remember I asked everyone &ndash;&nbsp;green building enthusiasts, newcomers, and others &ndash;&nbsp;to &ldquo;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community"><span class="s1">join us</span></a>&rdquo; in our critical work. Green building is an inclusive movement. From people, to planet, to profit, it is a revolution that benefits us all, collectively.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-usgbc-and-acc-advance-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-usgbc-and-acc-advance-leed#comments Community Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:43:43 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4862280 at http://www.usgbc.org 10 super rad LEED public projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-super-rad-leed-public-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedpubprojs-01_0.png?1409236453" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever pulled into a train station and felt like you had really arrived somewhere else, because the station felt like part of this new town&rsquo;s identity? Did you ever tour your local fire station as a kid, and if you were very lucky, slide down that shiny silver pole? Did you ever go to the local jail, and&hellip; well, actually that&rsquo;s none of my business.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-super-rad-leed-public-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-super-rad-leed-public-projects#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:34:13 +0000 Fleming Roberts 4861984 at http://www.usgbc.org 10 reasons to use Eco-Efficiency Analysis as a decision-making tool to quantify the sustainability of products http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-reasons-use-eco-efficiency-analysis-decision-making-tool-quantify-sustainability-product <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/materials_0.jpg?1409234761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The aim of BASF&rsquo;s Eco-Efficiency Analysis is to compare similar products or processes. The&nbsp;Eco-Efficiency Analysis looks at environmental impact in proportion to a product's cost-effectiveness. It helps BASF and our customers to decide which products are the best choice both ecologically and economically.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-reasons-use-eco-efficiency-analysis-decision-making-tool-quantify-sustainability-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-reasons-use-eco-efficiency-analysis-decision-making-tool-quantify-sustainability-product#comments Industry Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 David Green 4861916 at http://www.usgbc.org Join USGBC's VP of Research Chris Pyke at VERGE San Francisco http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-vp-research-chris-pyke-verge-san-francisco <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vergeconf_0.jpg?1409161653" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As building investors, owners, and service providers are scrambling to create and use transparency, each one faces different drivers and obstacles. Transparency is often perceived to increase risk for owners and, in some cases, occupants. However, it lowers risks for investors and the public leading to a clear dynamic tension between stakeholders.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-vp-research-chris-pyke-verge-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-vp-research-chris-pyke-verge-san-francisco#comments Industry Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:47:33 +0000 Lizzie Needham 4860954 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-american-chemistry-council-work-together-advance-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_0_0.png?1409153472" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>WASHINGTON, DC</strong> - (August 27, 2014) - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program. This new initiative acknowledges USGBC&rsquo;s success in leading the transformation of the built environment and sets up a pathway to take advantage of the materials science expertise of ACC and its members.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-american-chemistry-council-work-together-advance-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-american-chemistry-council-work-together-advance-leed#comments Media Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:31:11 +0000 Marisa Long 4860781 at http://www.usgbc.org Green homes for the masses: why everyone deserves a healthy, sustainable residence http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/affordablehomes_0.jpg?1409145540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A few weeks back I presented the case for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">why you should care whether or not your home is green</a>, highlighting <a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es501489u?journalCode=esthag" target="_blank">a recent study</a> from the Harvard School of Public Health on the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence#comments LEED Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:00 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4860526 at http://www.usgbc.org Now on the market: Minnesota's Dynamic Green Home http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-market-minnesotas-dynamic-green-home <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/minnesotagreenhome_0.jpg?1409091011" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A healthy and energy efficient home for a low-income family is now on the market in St. Paul, MN, with the help of a partnership between the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/chapters/minnesota-chapter">USGBC Minnesota Chapter</a>&nbsp;and the Frogtown Community Development Corporation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-market-minnesotas-dynamic-green-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-market-minnesotas-dynamic-green-home#comments Community Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:10:11 +0000 Steph Leonard 4859893 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Olga G. Alvarez http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-olga-g-alvarez <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/olga-alvarez_0.png?1409062499" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p> <h3>Meet our USGBC Pro Reviewer Olga G. Alvarez</h3> <p><strong>What's your name?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-olga-g-alvarez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-olga-g-alvarez#comments Education Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:14:58 +0000 Melanie Share 4859067 at http://www.usgbc.org Search for China’s Green Building Evaluation Label projects in GBIG http://www.usgbc.org/articles/search-china%E2%80%99s-green-building-evaluation-label-projects-gbig <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/shanghaiexpocenter_0.jpg?1409062202" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.gbmap.org/en/1015new_info.php?id=15" target="_blank">Green Building Evaluation Label</a>&nbsp;(GBEL) is a voluntary national rating system in China administered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/search-china%E2%80%99s-green-building-evaluation-label-projects-gbig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/search-china%E2%80%99s-green-building-evaluation-label-projects-gbig#comments Industry Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:10:01 +0000 Mika Kania 4859059 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building and LEED in Taiwan http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_5713_0.png?1408753001" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a LEED fellow of ours recently quipped, many people who experience a LEED building often say: <em>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s something nice about this building that we have never felt before about our previous buildings.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>LEED buildings bring a harmony between the natural and indoor worlds. They become part of the natural habitat, serving as places of health, comfort and productivity while reinforcing the necessity of green buildings for the world of tomorrow.  </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan#comments LEED Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:16:40 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4855432 at http://www.usgbc.org Best 3 courses to grow your sustainability knowledge (August 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/best-3-courses-grow-your-sustainability-knowledge-august-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/view-of-laptop_0.png?1408737214" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You want the best courses and we've got them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out this month's best three courses&nbsp;to grow your sustainability knowledge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/geothermal-heating-and-cooling-renewable-energy-technology-4733572" target="_blank"><strong>1. Geothermal Heating and Cooling: A Renewable Energy Technology</strong></a><br />Learn how and why geothermal heat pump systems are so incredibly energy efficient.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/best-3-courses-grow-your-sustainability-knowledge-august-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/best-3-courses-grow-your-sustainability-knowledge-august-2014#comments Education Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:53:33 +0000 Melanie Share 4855122 at http://www.usgbc.org It’s not just cost savings: LEED certification boosts hotel revenue too http://www.usgbc.org/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-cost-savings-leed-certification-boosts-hotel-revenue-too <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/proximity_0.jpg?1408722087" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was co-authored by Rohit Verma and Matthew Walsman of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research</em>.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve known for some time that LEED certification helps cut operating costs for all kinds of commercial buildings, including hotels. But we wanted to get a handle on whether LEED also could improve revenues for hotels. This is a big issue for the hotel industry, since the top line, which we measure as revenue per available room (RevPAR), is a major measure of a hotel&rsquo;s success.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-cost-savings-leed-certification-boosts-hotel-revenue-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-cost-savings-leed-certification-boosts-hotel-revenue-too#comments Industry Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:41:27 +0000 Matthew Walsman 4854674 at http://www.usgbc.org Material Health from Disclosure to Optimization: The Innovation Imperative [DC event Sept. 8] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_materials_leed-01_0.png?1408718664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us remotely or in person at the USGBC headquarters in Washington D.C. for the next event in USGBC's ongoing LEED, Materials and Health series, "<a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/material-health-from-disclosure-to-optimization-the-innovation-imperative-tickets-12607113215" target="_blank">Material Health from Disclosure to Optimization: The Innovation Imperative</a>."</p> <p><strong><span>When:&nbsp;</span></strong>Monday, Sept. 8,&nbsp;12-1:30 pm ET</p> <p><strong><span>Where:&nbsp;</span></strong><span>USGBC Headquarters, Washington D.C. -or- as a remote participant</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8#comments Industry Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:44:24 +0000 David Marcus 4854556 at http://www.usgbc.org Save on the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo http://www.usgbc.org/articles/save-healthcare-facilities-symposium-expo <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/healthcarefacilities_0.jpg?1408652379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the healthcare industry sees potential shifts to smaller, decentralized facilities and a greater emphasis on connectivity for patients and caregivers, we are forced to examine the trends in healthcare design as one single movement.</p> <p>Join industry leaders to make valuable connections, obtain critical CE hours for your LEED credential and drive the dialogue on the future of healthcare design.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/save-healthcare-facilities-symposium-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/save-healthcare-facilities-symposium-expo#comments Industry Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:19:39 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4853689 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding federal compliance and the "Guiding Principles" http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-federal-compliance-and-guiding-principles <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/guidingprinciples-01_0.png?1408650706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Working on a project for a federal agency? Odds are, you&rsquo;re familiar with the <em><a href="http://www.epa.gov/oaintrnt/projects/requirements.htm" target="_blank">Guiding Principles</a></em>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-federal-compliance-and-guiding-principles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-federal-compliance-and-guiding-principles#comments Industry Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:51:45 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4853623 at http://www.usgbc.org Standard 189.1 + the IgCC + LEED = The Phillips head hammer http://www.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/righttool_articleheader_v1_0.jpg?1408635640" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I sat there watching my daughter whack away at one of the screws in her toy workbench with a hammer. &ldquo;Honey, that&rsquo;s not going to work. Try the screwdriver. You have to use the right tool for the job.&rdquo; It was one of those seemingly endless, for me, number of parenting moments where what was at the time unwanted, pestering advice from my own mom or dad comes slamming back into my consciousness &ndash; reminding me not only how lucky I&rsquo;ve been but also what a jerk of a kid I must have been.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer#comments LEED Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:39 +0000 Brendan Owens 4853126 at http://www.usgbc.org Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-building-industry-groups-agree-streamline-green-building-tool-coordination-and-deve <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014a_0.png?1408633641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>Move will coordinate Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-building-industry-groups-agree-streamline-green-building-tool-coordination-and-deve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-building-industry-groups-agree-streamline-green-building-tool-coordination-and-deve#comments Media Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:07:57 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4853053 at http://www.usgbc.org The Missouri Gateway Chapter stands for green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/missouri-gateway-chapter-stands-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/stand-for-greenbuilding_0.png?1408628909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Members of the <a href="http://www.usgbc-mogateway.org/" target="_blank">USGBC Missouri Gateway Chapter</a> recently launched a campaign sharing why they stand for green building.</p> <p>See the photos below to find out why you should stand for green building, too.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">You can also&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154457306085368.1073741837.226802935367&amp;type=1" target="_blank">view the complete album on Facebook</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/missouri-gateway-chapter-stands-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/missouri-gateway-chapter-stands-green-building#comments Community Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:48:29 +0000 Margo Street 4852876 at http://www.usgbc.org Participate in Green Apple Day of Service social media contests http://www.usgbc.org/articles/participate-green-apple-day-service-social-media-contests <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ga-smcontest-01_0.png?1408564142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="http://mygreenapple.org/dayofservice"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Green Apple Day of Service</span></span></span></span></a><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;is just around the corner, and we want to know how you'll be making a difference at the schoo<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/participate-green-apple-day-service-social-media-contests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/participate-green-apple-day-service-social-media-contests#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:49:02 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4851977 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Names Indian Infrastructure Expert as Senior Adviser for Green Building Hub http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-names-indian-infrastructure-expert-senior-adviser-green-building-hub <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_1.png?1408552491" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Dr. M Ramachandran Brings Decades of Program Planning Experience at State, Central Level</em></p> <p><strong>New Delhi, India</strong> &mdash; (20 August 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Dr. M Ramachandran has joined the Council as a senior adviser for its LEED hub in India, bolstering its presence in the nation as it offers continued support for the growing market for healthy, high-performing LEED green buildings in India.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-names-indian-infrastructure-expert-senior-adviser-green-building-hub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-names-indian-infrastructure-expert-senior-adviser-green-building-hub#comments Media Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:41:09 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4851574 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner Green Building Research Institute http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-research-institute <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage2_0.jpg?1408541065" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-research-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-research-institute#comments Education Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:24:24 +0000 Melanie Share 4851239 at http://www.usgbc.org Behind the scenes: #USGBCcommutes [Instagram video series] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/behind-scenes-usgbccommutes-instagram-video-series <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/instagramarticle-a2_0.jpg?1408455194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Last week we invited our staff to participate in a <a href="http://instagram.com/usgbc" target="_blank">USGBC Instagram</a> video series, answering the question: <strong>How do you get to work?</strong></span></p> <p>Click the images below to check out what they had to say.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/behind-scenes-usgbccommutes-instagram-video-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/behind-scenes-usgbccommutes-instagram-video-series#comments Community Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:33:14 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4849694 at http://www.usgbc.org BuildingGreen: Onsite Verification Part of LEED’s Global Vision http://www.usgbc.org/articles/buildinggreen-onsite-verification-part-leeds-global-vision <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Platinum Parkview Green in Beijing. Credit: Dennis Wu" alt="The LEED Platinum Parkview Green in Beijing. Credit: Dennis Wu" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC02565%5B1%5D%5B4%5D.jpg?1408371344" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article originally appeared on BuildingGreen.com on Aug. 12, 2014.</p> <p><strong><em>GBCI will partner with Bureau Veritas to provide global support for LEED certification, with a focus on customer service and rigor.</em></strong></p> <p><span>A new partnership between Bureau Veritas S.A. and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is key to the fulfilling the increasingly global ambitions of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).</span>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/buildinggreen-onsite-verification-part-leeds-global-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/buildinggreen-onsite-verification-part-leeds-global-vision#comments Media Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:45 +0000 Tristan Roberts 4847823 at http://www.usgbc.org How to clean green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cleaning_0.png?1408367834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 4 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">part 2</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station" target="_blank">part 3</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green#comments LEED Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:17:14 +0000 Emma Pettit 4847731 at http://www.usgbc.org Discover Greenbuild 2014 Summits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-greenbuild-2014-summits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb2014-summits-article_0.png?1408023221" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year, <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> will feature three unique summits.</p> <p><a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Conference/Index/Workshops,ToursandSummits" target="_blank">Greenbuild summits</a> bring together sectors of the green building industry for a day of focused networking, education and inspiration.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-greenbuild-2014-summits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-greenbuild-2014-summits#comments Industry Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:33:41 +0000 Kate Hurst 4842344 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Speech Privacy & Sound Masking in Modern Architecture [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sound-masking-feature_0.png?1407959904" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-video#comments Education Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:58:23 +0000 Melanie Share 4841613 at http://www.usgbc.org Bioclimatic Design http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alison Gregor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BioDesignUSGBCMag2.jpg?1407855441" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>This article appears in the just-released July/August issue of&nbsp;</em></em><em>USGBC+, the&nbsp;new membership magazine of USGBC. Read the&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/bioclimatic-design/" target="_blank">full article</a>&nbsp;and browse the entire issue at&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">plus.usgbc.org</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Architects around the world look to the past to introduce bioclimate strategies in designing greener buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design#comments Community Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:58:21 +0000 4839131 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 5 reasons to attend the Affordable Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-reasons-attend-affordable-homes-sustainable-communities-summit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MFCDC-USGBC-Group.png?1407868761" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>What</strong></h3> <p><span>The </span><a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/AffordableHomesandSustainableCommunitiesSummit"><span>Affordable Homes &amp; Sustainable Communities Summit</span></a><span> convenes a broad spectrum of people working to advance sustainability through community development and affordable housing. Through networking, knowledge sharing and problem solving, we will focus on the singular goal of expediting the economic, social, and ecological health of underserved communities.&nbsp;</span><span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-reasons-attend-affordable-homes-sustainable-communities-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-reasons-attend-affordable-homes-sustainable-communities-summit#comments Industry Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:45:37 +0000 Margo Street 4839088 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Prasad Vaidya http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-prasad-vaidya <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/prasad-vaidya_0.png?1407776672" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p> <h3>Meet our USGBC Pro Reviewer Prasad Vaidya</h3> <p><strong>What's your name?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-prasad-vaidya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-prasad-vaidya#comments Education Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:04:32 +0000 Melanie Share 4837766 at http://www.usgbc.org How to create a composting station http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/composting_0.png?1407762713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 3 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">part 2</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station#comments LEED Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:11:52 +0000 Emma Pettit 4837373 at http://www.usgbc.org Remembering Peter Wege, a sustainability pioneer: 1920-2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-peter-wege-sustainability-pioneer-1920-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peter-wege-photo_0.jpg?1407518334" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Peter Melvin Wege, a philanthropist, an activist, and an executive, passed away at the age of 94 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His memorial was July 11, 2014. His impact as a pioneer in sustainability, an advocate for environmentalism and green building, and the Steelcase Inc. heir and founder of the Wege Foundation, will continue to bring joy, meaning and enlightenment for generations to come.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-peter-wege-sustainability-pioneer-1920-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-peter-wege-sustainability-pioneer-1920-2014#comments Community Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:18:54 +0000 4835479 at http://www.usgbc.org Register today for WELL 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-well-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/well2014_0.png?1407509991" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Register today for <a href="http://wellbuildinginstitute.com/well2014/" target="_blank">WELL 2014</a>, the first annual conference of the International WELL Building Institute.</p> <p>WELL 2014 is the perfect event for design, construction, and real estate professionals who want to lead the market and build a movement for wellness real estate. This is a pioneering concept that marries design and construction with evidence-based technologies to support personal well being and health.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-well-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-well-2014#comments Industry Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:59:51 +0000 4835269 at http://www.usgbc.org Who's talking about the LEED Dynamic Plaque? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_0.jpg?1407431322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The LEED Dynamic Plaque, our building performance monitoring and scoring platform, is making waves in the news. Read on to find out what the media have to say about this game-changing tool &mdash; and visit&nbsp;<a href="http://leedon.io/" target="_blank">leedon.io</a>&nbsp;to learn more and get your own!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:08:42 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4833589 at http://www.usgbc.org Time to roll up our sleeves: Read the July/August issue of USGBC+ magazine http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-roll-our-sleeves-read-julyaugust-issue-usgbc-magazine <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ginamccarthyusgbcmag2_0.jpg?1407418394" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>This piece by Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, appears in the just-released July/August issue of&nbsp;</em></em><em>USGBC+, the&nbsp;new membership magazine of USGBC. Read the <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/time-to-roll-up-our-sleeves/" target="_blank">full article</a> and browse the entire issue at <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">plus.usgbc.org</a>. &nbsp;</em><em>&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-roll-our-sleeves-read-julyaugust-issue-usgbc-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-roll-our-sleeves-read-julyaugust-issue-usgbc-magazine#comments Community Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:33:14 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4833164 at http://www.usgbc.org What is green building? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whatisgreenbuildingarticle_0.jpg?1407336297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is green building? It's a simple question that we get a lot here at USGBC, but not one where it's always easy to find a simple answer.&nbsp;</p> <h3>The definition of green building</h3> <p>Green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment can have profound effects, both positive and negative, on the natural environment, as well as the people who inhabit buildings every day. Green building is an effort to amplify the positive and mitigate the negative of these effects throughout the entire life cycle of a building.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building#comments LEED Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:44:57 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4831891 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED project certification update: July 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/14831636603_64ba419120_k_0.jpg?1407333461" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in July 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a> for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014#comments LEED Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:57:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4831824 at http://www.usgbc.org Want to win $10,000? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/want-win-10000 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bhg_670x308_10614_usgbcmakeoversweeps14_0.jpg?1407264460" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Save money and increase the value of your home with improvements that make a difference.</em></p> <p>If you had $10,000 to invest in your home, would you install an energy-saving cool roof with a lifetime warranty? Or maybe you&rsquo;d benefit more from low maintenance fiber-cement siding? As all homeowners know, there are many ways to invest.</p> <p>For the fourth consecutive year, we're teaming up with&nbsp;<em>Better Homes and Gardens</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Family Circle</em>&nbsp;to present the&nbsp;<strong>$10,000 Save Money, Save Energy Home Improvement Sweepstakes.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/want-win-10000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/want-win-10000#comments Community Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:47:40 +0000 Ashley Katz 4830880 at http://www.usgbc.org Brazil on the rise: LEED's growth in Latin America http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim_brazil_0.jpg?1407262717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today we have released another report in our popular LEED in Motion series. <a href="http://go.usgbc.org/brazil" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: Brazil</a> details green building activity and momentum in the nation that is the fifth largest market for LEED-certified projects outside of the U.S.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america#comments LEED Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:18:37 +0000 Joseph Crea 4830828 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Selects Grand Rapids Public Schools for Fellowship Program http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selects-grand-rapids-public-schools-fellowship-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_0.png?1407256036" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Kristen Trovillion Chosen as 2014 Fellow and Will Serve as Full-Time Sustainability Officer for the District</em></p> <p><span>GRAND RAPIDS &mdash; (Aug. 5, 2014) &mdash; Grand Rapids Public Schools and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the district has been selected to host the prestigious Center for Green Schools Fellowship program. Experienced sustainability professional Kristen Trovillion has been chosen as the 2014 Fellow.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selects-grand-rapids-public-schools-fellowship-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selects-grand-rapids-public-schools-fellowship-program#comments Media Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:27:39 +0000 Marisa Long 4830511 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC Report Shows Increasing Demand for LEED Green Building Projects in Brazil http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-increasing-demand-leed-green-building-projects-brazil <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_0.png?1407255530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Brazil is the Fifth Largest Market for LEED-Certified Projects Outside the U.S.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-increasing-demand-leed-green-building-projects-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-increasing-demand-leed-green-building-projects-brazil#comments Media Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:20:35 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4830501 at http://www.usgbc.org Project spotlight: Sterling Alvarado Student Housing at San Diego http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_5393_sanb3_0.png?1407245085" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>USGBC's new, free report,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank"><em>LEED in Motion: Residential</em></a><span>,&nbsp;highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><strong><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank">Download the full report</a>&nbsp;for more interviews and project highlights from best and brightest minds in the industry.&nbsp;</strong></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego#comments LEED Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:24:45 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4830214 at http://www.usgbc.org Vote now for the Best of Building Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-best-building-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-member-awards_1_0.png?1407160256" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Nominations have been submitted. Now it&rsquo;s time to vote for the finalists in our Best of Building Awards.</span></p> <p><span>Voting will take place from August 4-22, 2014.*&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making impact in green building.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-best-building-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-best-building-awards#comments Community Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:50:56 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4828730 at http://www.usgbc.org How to improve air quality http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/air-quality_0.png?1407158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 2 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality#comments LEED Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:24:58 +0000 Emma Pettit 4828690 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding the 40/60 rule when choosing between LEED rating systems http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/40-60-rule_0.png?1406928965" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wondering what to do when choosing a rating system isn't as simple as black and white?</p> <p>LEED v4 addresses 21 different types of buildings and spaces, but how do you know which one to choose when you've got a mixed use space?</p> <p>Enter the 40/60 rule. This model provides&nbsp;guidance for making a decision when several rating systems appear to be appropriate for a project.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems#comments LEED Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:36:05 +0000 4827318 at http://www.usgbc.org Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge: Registration opens Sept. 2 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/eparainwaterdrop-01_0.jpg?1406928583" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>EPA has just launched its third annual <a href="http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/crw_challenge.cfm" target="_blank">Campus RainWorks Challenge</a>, a green infrastructure design challenge for college and university students.</p> <p>Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will submit design boards, a project narrative, and a letter of support describing a proposed green infrastructure project for a location on their campus.</p> <p>Teams will compete in one of two design categories:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2#comments Industry Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:42 +0000 Theresa Backhus 4827325 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC supports key resilience legislation with the new PREPARE Act http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-supports-key-resilience-legislation-new-prepare-act <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pa_preparearticle-01_0.png?1406918239" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, I joined Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) in a press conference call he hosted to introduce his new bipartisan legislation, the PREPARE Act (Preparedness and Risk management for Extreme weather Patterns Assuring Resilience). Joining several co-sponsors, Cartwright introduced the bill in the House on July 31, 2014.</p> <p>The PREPARE Act makes us smarter, stronger and safer in the face of these increasing extreme weather events. We&rsquo;ve all seen the tragic costs these events are having on people&rsquo;s lives, our communities, and our economy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-supports-key-resilience-legislation-new-prepare-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-supports-key-resilience-legislation-new-prepare-act#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:37:19 +0000 Jason Hartke 4827083 at http://www.usgbc.org How you can match your career with your convictions http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-you-can-match-your-career-your-convictions <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/group_0.png?1406911095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What makes Emerging Professionals (EPs) the future of USGBC?</p> <p>This is a quick story about how I&rsquo;m matching my career and my convictions, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/volunteer-opportunities/emerging-professional-regional-community-liaison">how you can, too</a>!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-you-can-match-your-career-your-convictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-you-can-match-your-career-your-convictions#comments Community Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:38:15 +0000 Meghan Shannon 4826857 at http://www.usgbc.org GBCI and Bureau Veritas Announce Strategic Business Partnership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-and-bureau-veritas-announce-strategic-business-partnership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g_0.png?1406828301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Move Will Facilitate LEED Certification Process and Support Green Building in Global Hubs</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-and-bureau-veritas-announce-strategic-business-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-and-bureau-veritas-announce-strategic-business-partnership#comments Media Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:39:14 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4825755 at http://www.usgbc.org Homeowner views on energy codes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homeowner-views-energy-codes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">31 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/flickr_creative_commons_hugh_bitz_1.jpg?1406813175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a><a></a>A <a href="http://www.idahoenergycode.com/sites/idahoenergycode.com/files/resources/pdf/BPA%20Grant%20Idaho%20Energy%20Code%20Survey%2031May2014.pdf" target="_blank">recent market research study</a>&nbsp;revealed that Idahoans value energy efficiency. In fact, 65% of them favor energy codes that are consistent with national standards, but less than half trust the State of Idaho to adopt the right energy efficiency standards for Idahoans.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homeowner-views-energy-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homeowner-views-energy-codes#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:26:14 +0000 Sharon Grant 4825289 at http://www.usgbc.org Why do we care if your home is green? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/121107_duvivier_0605_final_0_0.jpg?1406726629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The great <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478" target="_blank">Rick Fedrizzi</a> recently noted that &ldquo;our homes play the biggest role in our lives. They bookend our days&hellip; Imagine if all people started their days from a sustainable home, with a native awareness of efficiency and efficacy; of better health and resilience. Imagine if we used our homes as the base camp for healthy living, in every aspect of our lives&hellip; They could be the touchstone for being mindful of sustainability for our present and future.&rdquo;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green#comments LEED Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:23:49 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4823873 at http://www.usgbc.org New Hires Announced for LEED Hub in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-hires-announced-leed-hub-india <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014h_0.png?1406836273" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>GopalaKrishnan.P Selected to Lead the Business Development and LEED Support Hub in India</em></p> <p><strong>Chennai, India</strong> &mdash; (30 July 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces two new hires for its new LEED hub, which is based in Chennai. GopalaKrishnan.P, regional director, responsible for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, has been selected to lead the hub along with support from Puneet Mital, regional manager.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-hires-announced-leed-hub-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-hires-announced-leed-hub-india#comments Media Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4825923 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 Rating System Selection Guidance http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/selection-guidance_0.png?1406665590" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've decided to pursue LEED v4, but you're looking for some guidance to select a rating system before you register your project. <em>Looking for LEED 2009 Rating System Selection Guidance?<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-2009-rating-system-selection-guidance"> Access</a>.</em></p> <p>Here's how to use the guidance below:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance#comments LEED Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:29 +0000 4823326 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet the Green Apple Day of Service team http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-green-apple-day-service-team <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gados_team-_wrap_0.jpg?1406640439" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Center for Green Schools is thrilled to introduce six new organizers for <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/dayofservice">Green Apple Day of Service</a>&nbsp;2014.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/dayofservice">Green Apple Day of </a>Service, which will take place on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014</strong>, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-green-apple-day-service-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-green-apple-day-service-team#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:19 +0000 Hannah Debelius 4822615 at http://www.usgbc.org The clock is ticking: Just 3 days to self-nominate for the 2015 Board of Directors http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clock-ticking-just-3-days-self-nominate-2015-board-directors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/board-nomination_0.png?1406574194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nominate yourself today for the 2015 Board of Directors.</p> <p>Online applications are open until <strong>Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 5 pm PDT</strong>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clock-ticking-just-3-days-self-nominate-2015-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clock-ticking-just-3-days-self-nominate-2015-board-directors#comments Community Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:03:14 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4821394 at http://www.usgbc.org How to be a power saver http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/power-saver_0.png?1406556333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 1 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life."</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p> <p>However, even if you live in an older building &mdash; and even if you're not in college &mdash; it's still possible to make a difference and have a positive environmental impact.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver#comments LEED Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:05:33 +0000 Emma Pettit 4820814 at http://www.usgbc.org China: Three companies, three tales of leadership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maheshchinaarticle_0.jpg?1406236470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With each visit I make to China I continue to stand in awe of the presence of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> and the leaders behind it.</p> <p>After my second trip to China this year, I can assure you that LEED is alive and well.&nbsp;This is because true market leaders have continued to raise the bar when it comes to quality, sustainable buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:14:30 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4818237 at http://www.usgbc.org The essential LEED Green Associate cheat sheet http://www.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ga-cheat-sheet_c_0.jpg?1406217980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've decided to pursue the LEED Green Associate professional credential, but you aren't sure how to start preparing for the exam.</p> <p>Review this cheat sheet for a description of exam content areas, which include task domains and knowledge domains.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:20 +0000 Nora Knox 4817729 at http://www.usgbc.org 3 courses to grow your LEED expertise (July 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-leed-expertise-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/computer-up-close_0.png?1406134902" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Insightful courses are the best.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses to gain insight and grow your LEED expertise.</p> <p>