All articles http://in.usgbc.org/articles/all en Announcing the 2016 Sustainable Business Award finalists (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2016-sustainable-business-award-finalists-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/announcing-the-2016-sustainable-business-award-finalists-_usgbc-north-carolina__0.png?1472226900" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> in congratulating our finalists for the 2016 Sustainable Business Awards! The finalists were selected by a prestigious panel of judges from around the country.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2016-sustainable-business-award-finalists-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2016-sustainable-business-award-finalists-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:55:00 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10415870 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Lab at the University of California, Merced http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-university-california-merced <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-lab-at-the-university-of-california_-merced_0.png?1472141880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a> is pleased to present a guest blog by Mark Maxwell, Assistant Director of Construction and LEED Coordinator, and Design and Construction at the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/university-california-merced" target="_blank">University of California, Merced</a>, where he leads <a href="http://engineeringservicelearning.ucmerced.edu/team-leed-lab" target="_blank">their LEED Lab</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-university-california-merced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-university-california-merced#comments Education Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:18:00 +0000 Mark Maxwell 10414296 at http://in.usgbc.org Advancing solutions to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. commercial buildings (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advancing-solutions-improve-energy-efficiency-us-commercial-buildings-usgbc-wisconsin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Advancing-solutions-to-improve-the-energy-efficiency-of-U.S.-commercial-buildings-A.png?1472133909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/transwestern" target="_blank"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1472054993-23-9141/TSS_program_partner.PNG" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" width="200" height="77" />Transwestern Sustainability Services</a>&nbsp;is honored to be a partner in Milwaukee&rsquo;s <a href="http://city.milwaukee.gov/BBC#.V73FypMrK7s" target="_blank">Better Buildings Challenge</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advancing-solutions-improve-energy-efficiency-us-commercial-buildings-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advancing-solutions-improve-energy-efficiency-us-commercial-buildings-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Sponsored Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:57:42 +0000 Dorothy Schwarz 10414019 at http://in.usgbc.org The new Enhanced Commissioning suite: MEP and enclosures http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-enhanced-commissioning-suite-mep-and-enclosures <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-new-enhanced-commissioning-suite--mep-and-enclosures_0.png?1472066516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This content was contributed by Sarah Buffaloe and Alexandra Connor at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/wsp-parsons-brinckerhoff?view=overview" target="_blank">WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff</a>, a USGBC Platinum member.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-enhanced-commissioning-suite-mep-and-enclosures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-enhanced-commissioning-suite-mep-and-enclosures#comments LEED Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:21:56 +0000 Sarah Buffaloe 10413230 at http://in.usgbc.org Grow your green building knowledge with LEED Lab: What students are saying http://in.usgbc.org/articles/grow-your-green-building-knowledge-leed-lab-what-students-are-saying <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grow-your-green-building-knowledge-with-leed-lab--what-students-are-saying_0.png?1472056002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/impact#leed-lab" target="_blank">LEED Lab</a>&trade; course created by USGBC's <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a>, students learn the principles of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED&reg;</a> and assess the performance of existing facilities on campus. They choose one building where they facilitate the complete process of LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M), with the goal of certifying the facility.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/grow-your-green-building-knowledge-leed-lab-what-students-are-saying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/grow-your-green-building-knowledge-leed-lab-what-students-are-saying#comments Education Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:26:42 +0000 Sarah Buente 10413059 at http://in.usgbc.org Register for Serbia's Green Building Expo 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-serbias-green-building-expo-2016 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Europe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/register-for-serbia_s-green-building-expo-2016-_0.png?1471978962" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.greenbuildingexpo.rs/en/" target="_blank">Green Building Expo and Conference</a> in Belgrade, Serbia, is one of the biggest gatherings of leading companies, institutions and visionary leaders engaged in sustainable technologies, services and products for the construction sector.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildingexpo.rs/en/conference/conference-registration-2">Register</a>&nbsp;by Thursday, Sept. 15 to receive early-bird pricing on registration.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Nov. 2&ndash;4, 2016</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-serbias-green-building-expo-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-serbias-green-building-expo-2016#comments International Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:02:42 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10411516 at http://in.usgbc.org Tech innovations improve indoor air quality and employee comfort [USGBC+ July/August 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tech-innovations-improve-indoor-air-quality-and-employee-comfort-usgbc-julyaugust-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/tomorrow_s-technology-_0.png?1471971089" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "Tomorrow's Technology Today" in the July/August issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/tomorrows-technology-today/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p>Just as it took revolutionary technologies to create the environmental problems that exist today, it will likely take revolutionary technologies to solve them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tech-innovations-improve-indoor-air-quality-and-employee-comfort-usgbc-julyaugust-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tech-innovations-improve-indoor-air-quality-and-employee-comfort-usgbc-julyaugust-2016#comments Community Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:51:29 +0000 Calvin Hennick 10411305 at http://in.usgbc.org The LEED AP specialty exams and the LEED Green Associate exam (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-specialty-exams-and-leed-green-associate-exam-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-leed-ap-with-specialty-exams-vs-the-leed-green-associate-_usgbc-northern-california__0.png?1471965181" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>LEED Green Associate</h3> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a>&nbsp;will offer the next&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/workshop-leed-green-associate-exam-prep">LEED Green Associate Exam Prep workshop</a>&nbsp;on Sept. 8, 2016.&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/prepare-your-leed-green-associate-exam" target="_blank">LEED Green Associate exam</a>&nbsp;was developed for professionals wanting to demonstrate a basic knowledge of green building principles and practices of LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-specialty-exams-and-leed-green-associate-exam-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-specialty-exams-and-leed-green-associate-exam-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:13:01 +0000 Melanie Colburn 10411139 at http://in.usgbc.org GBCI Announces LEED Performance Challenge for Cities http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-announces-leed-performance-challenge-cities <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press-release-h_0_0_0.png?1471898848" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>DELHI, INDIA&mdash;<a href="http://www.gbci.org/" target="_blank">Green Business Certification Inc.</a>&nbsp;(GBCI), the exclusive global certification body for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>&nbsp;projects and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), announced The LEED Performance Challenge today, which enables Indian cities to competitively share their latest performance data and benchmark it against other cities locally, nationally and globally.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-announces-leed-performance-challenge-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-announces-leed-performance-challenge-cities#comments Media Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:47:28 +0000 Joseph Crea 10410180 at http://in.usgbc.org Data center water usage in Colorado: Look at the big picture (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/data-center-water-usage-colorado-look-big-picture-usgbc-colorado <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/data-center-water-usage-in-colorado--look-at-the-big-picture-_usgbc-colorado__0.png?1471897326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to the United States Drought Monitor, about&nbsp;<a href="http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData/DataTables.aspx" target="_blank">37 percent</a>&nbsp;of the contiguous United States was in at least a moderate drought as of April 7, 2015. The extended drought in many areas of the United States has led to a number of companies to examine the impact of water usage in their data center cooling strategies.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/data-center-water-usage-colorado-look-big-picture-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/data-center-water-usage-colorado-look-big-picture-usgbc-colorado#comments Sponsored Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:22:06 +0000 Tim Chiddix 10410134 at http://in.usgbc.org Champion health in our schools with Green Apple Day of Service 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/champion-health-our-schools-green-apple-day-service-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/champion-health-in-our-schools-with-green-apple-day-of-service-2016-_0.png?1471893243" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Schools have a direct impact on student and teacher health. Improving cleanliness, lighting quality, indoor air quality, lunchroom nutrition and physical activity can boost health and wellness and make the school day better for students, teachers and staff.&nbsp;</p> <p>Join us, and together, we&rsquo;ll build a healthier, brighter future for our children. Here are some ideas for how to address health in your school:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/champion-health-our-schools-green-apple-day-service-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/champion-health-our-schools-green-apple-day-service-2016#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:14:03 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10410030 at http://in.usgbc.org World Photo Day 2016: Share your green building story with #FindyourLEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-photo-day-2016-share-your-green-building-story-findyourleed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/world-photo-day-2016-share-your-green-building-story-with-number-findyourleed_0.jpg?1471622898" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world." &mdash; Bruno Barbey</em></p> <p>Today marks the sixth annual #<a href="http://worldphotoday.com/about" target="_blank">WorldPhotoDay</a>, a global photography project celebrating how we each see the world through a camera lens, whether that be a photo of a family dinner or a sunset in the Sahara.&nbsp;</p> <p>World Photo Day is a yearly reminder of the spirit of community, with participants of all ages and from different countries and cultures sharing their favorite images.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-photo-day-2016-share-your-green-building-story-findyourleed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-photo-day-2016-share-your-green-building-story-findyourleed#comments Industry Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:08:18 +0000 Christina Huynh 10406446 at http://in.usgbc.org Which workshop will you register for? (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/which-workshop-will-you-register-usgbc-colorado <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/which-workshop-will-you-register-for_0.jpg?1471620970" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Distinguish yourself by earning a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">LEED credential</a>. Choose between&nbsp;a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP and then maintain your credential by earning GBCI continuing education hours.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/which-workshop-will-you-register-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/which-workshop-will-you-register-usgbc-colorado#comments Education Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:36:10 +0000 Kathryn Lovda 10406397 at http://in.usgbc.org The Greenbuild Greening Committee pitches in to clean up the Los Angeles River http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-greening-committee-pitches-clean-los-angeles-river <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-greenbuild-greening-committee-pitches-in-to-clean-up-the-los-angeles-river_0.png?1471539599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2016</a> just a few months away, it seemed appropriate that the Greenbuild 2016 Greening Committee would give back to its "Iconic Green" host city by pitching in to help clean up the Los Angeles River.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-greening-committee-pitches-clean-los-angeles-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-greening-committee-pitches-clean-los-angeles-river#comments Community Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:59:59 +0000 james donaldson 10405169 at http://in.usgbc.org PEER Perspective: Quantifying the value of microgrids http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-quantifying-value-microgrids <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peer-perspective--surging-buildings_1_0.png?1471530798" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to <a href="https://www.navigantresearch.com/research/market-data-microgrids" target="_blank">Navigant Research</a>, global microgrid capacity is anticipated to go from 1.4 GW in 2015 to 7.6 GW in 2024&mdash;over 500% growth in a 10 year span. But, what is driving this growth? The answer: project by project, the increasing realization of the value proposition that microgrids can offer.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-quantifying-value-microgrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-quantifying-value-microgrids#comments Industry Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:33:18 +0000 Ryan Franks 10404894 at http://in.usgbc.org Commercial building expansion of the Better Buildings Challenge (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/commercial-building-expansion-better-buildings-challenge-usgbc-wisconsin <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"> Rose Buss </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/better-buildings-challenge-expansion_0.png?1471530292" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As an ecoCity, the City of Milwaukee strives to reimagine what our city looks and feels like through ecology, economy, and &ldquo;ecommunity&rdquo;. Since people in the United States spend an average of <a href="http://publications.wri.org/buildingefficiency/" target="_blank">90% of their lives in buildings</a>, an important part of this effort involves reenergizing our built environment, as buildings are where we work, live and play every day.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/commercial-building-expansion-better-buildings-challenge-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/commercial-building-expansion-better-buildings-challenge-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:24:51 +0000 10404885 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 webinar: Implementing the Latest Rating System on Your Project http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-webinar-implementing-latest-rating-system-your-project <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-webinar-implementing-the-latest-rating-system-on-your-project_0.png?1471528979" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Has your firm transitioned from LEED 2009 to LEED v4? What are the real and perceived&nbsp;barriers to adoption of LEED v4?</p> <p>Join our live, online webinar that will address implementing the LEED v4 rating system via case study examples, while providing an overview of the changes between LEED 2009 and LEED v4.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-webinar-implementing-latest-rating-system-your-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-webinar-implementing-latest-rating-system-your-project#comments Education Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:02:59 +0000 Brad Blank 10404864 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Dynamic Plaque Performance: From Olympic athletes to buildings http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-performance-olympic-athletes-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="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-dynamic-plaque-performance--from-olympic-athletes-to-buildings_0.png?1471457531" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of my favorite parts of the Olympics is the behind the scenes featurettes of different athletes. I love seeing home videos of their childhood athletic pursuits, hearing stories about how much time and effort went into honing their skill, and then finally witnessing their status as the high performing athletes they&rsquo;ve become.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-performance-olympic-athletes-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-performance-olympic-athletes-buildings#comments LEED Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:12:11 +0000 David Marcus 10403875 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet USGBC North Carolina's new director: A Q&A with Sarah Beth Harkless http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-north-carolinas-new-director-qa-sarah-beth-harkless <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/meet-usgbc-north-carolina_s-new-director--a-q_a-with-sarah-beth-harkless_0.png?1471449816" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get to know&nbsp;the new director of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a>,&nbsp;Sarah Beth Harkless, in our Q&amp;A below. In her role, Harkless will work to advance USGBC&rsquo;s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout North Carolina.</p> <p><strong>Where are you from?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-north-carolinas-new-director-qa-sarah-beth-harkless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-north-carolinas-new-director-qa-sarah-beth-harkless#comments Community Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:03:36 +0000 Rachel Gilbert 10403412 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Announces New Director in North Carolina http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-director-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_bright_blue_3_0_0_0.png?1471448482" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span>Sarah Beth Harkless will help advance the state toward greener buildings and a more sustainable future </span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-director-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-director-north-carolina#comments Media Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:41:22 +0000 Rachel Gilbert 10403375 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 3 courses to take this month (August 2016) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-august-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-3-courses-to-take-this-month_2_0.png?1471443700" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You want the best courses, and we've got them.&nbsp;Check out this month's best three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge.&nbsp;</p> <p>August's top three courses,&nbsp;created by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-august-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-august-2016#comments Education Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:21:40 +0000 Melanie Share 10403005 at http://in.usgbc.org Learning Lab gives educators the tools to teach sustainability [USGBC+ July/August 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learning-lab-gives-educators-tools-teach-sustainability-usgbc-julyaugust-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/learning-lab-gives-educators-the-tools-to-teach-sustainability_0.png?1471442713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "Nurturing the Future" in the July/August issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/nurturing-the-future/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learning-lab-gives-educators-tools-teach-sustainability-usgbc-julyaugust-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learning-lab-gives-educators-tools-teach-sustainability-usgbc-julyaugust-2016#comments Community Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:05:13 +0000 Kiley Jacques 10402978 at http://in.usgbc.org Memories from Jacksonville and Convergence 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/memories-jacksonville-and-convergence-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-emailarticle-header-02_3_0.png?1471377499" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://convergence.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">Convergence</a> 2016 highlighted the important work, impact and commitment of the USGBC community. This year, we focused on building leaders, building markets and measuring mission impact. Check out our recap video below, encapsulating some of the best moments and memories of our three days in Jacksonville, Florida.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NM9iNONH8UY" width="560" height="315" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/memories-jacksonville-and-convergence-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/memories-jacksonville-and-convergence-2016#comments Community Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:58:19 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 10402102 at http://in.usgbc.org Apply by August 23 for a 2016 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-august-23-2016-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-applications--affordable-green-neighborhoods-and-community-green-scholars_0_0_0.png?1471377105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone deserves access to housing that is healthy, affordable and accessible to jobs and amenities.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant-program">Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program</a> builds capacity among affordable housing developers to incorporate the principles of LEED ND and ultimately achieve certification.&nbsp;With generous support from the Bank of America Foundation this year&rsquo;s grant program is now accepting applications to recognize those committed to building sustainable communities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-august-23-2016-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-august-23-2016-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant#comments LEED Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:51:45 +0000 Nora Knox 10402080 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Lab stories: At the University of Florida, graduates gain skills needed to hit the ground running http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-stories-university-florida-graduates-gain-skills-needed-hit-ground-running <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-lab-stories_0.png?1471357911" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/impact#leed-lab" target="_blank">LEED&reg; Lab&trade;</a> isn&rsquo;t your typical college course. The LEED Lab course goes far beyond just giving students an understanding of basic concepts and actually prepares them to land the competitive 21st&nbsp;century careers they want&mdash;and to succeed in them. In LEED Lab, students participate in the entire LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) process, choosing one building on their campus that they work toward certifying themselves.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-stories-university-florida-graduates-gain-skills-needed-hit-ground-running" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-stories-university-florida-graduates-gain-skills-needed-hit-ground-running#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:31:51 +0000 Sarah Buente 10401568 at http://in.usgbc.org Where technology meets sustainability: The VERGE 2016 conference and expo http://in.usgbc.org/articles/where-technology-meets-sustainability-verge-2016-conference-and-expo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/where-technology-meets-sustainability--the-verge-2016-conference-and-expo_0.png?1471348126" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is a proud partner of the <a href="https://www.greenbiz.com/events/verge/santa-clara/2016?src=v16prtnrusgbc" target="_blank">VERGE 2016 conference and expo</a>, taking place Sept. 19&ndash;22 in Santa Clara, California.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/where-technology-meets-sustainability-verge-2016-conference-and-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/where-technology-meets-sustainability-verge-2016-conference-and-expo#comments Education Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:48:46 +0000 Fleming Roberts 10401348 at http://in.usgbc.org Help us bring a new sustainability film to Des Moines (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-us-bring-new-sustainability-film-des-moines-usgbc-iowa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/help-us-bring-a-new-sustainability-film-to-des-moines-_usgbc-iowa__0.png?1471347513" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-iowa" target="_blank"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1470947091-163-2683/Time_to_Choose.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 8px;" width="150" height="224" />USGBC Iowa</a> invites you to help us bring the new climate change documentary film "<a href="http://www.timetochoose.com/" target="_blank">Time to Choose</a>"&nbsp;to Des Moines for a pre-release viewing on Sept. 13, 2016.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-us-bring-new-sustainability-film-des-moines-usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-us-bring-new-sustainability-film-des-moines-usgbc-iowa#comments Community Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:38:33 +0000 Jacob Serfling 10401344 at http://in.usgbc.org Back to basics: Reducing waste in office buildings http://in.usgbc.org/articles/back-basics-reducing-waste-office-buildings <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"> Dan Hartsig </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/reducing-waste-in-commercial-office-buildings--a-setup-for-success_0.png?1471284219" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Corporate responsibility and <a href="http://www.eco-business.com/news/understanding-corporate-responsibility/" target="_blank">environmental efforts</a> are becoming a much higher priority for a number of companies, regardless of industry. In fact, according to a <a href="http://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/dk/Documents/energy-resources/Insights-into-Corporate-Energy-Management-Trends.pdf" target="_blank">2012 Deloitte CFO survey</a>, 93 percent of CFOs believe that there is a direct link between sustainability programs and business performance.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/back-basics-reducing-waste-office-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/back-basics-reducing-waste-office-buildings#comments Industry Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:03:38 +0000 10399769 at http://in.usgbc.org LED color, sleep... and what’s next? (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/led-color-sleep-and-what%E2%80%99s-next-usgbc-colorado <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/led-color-sleep-and-whats-next-usgbc-colorado_0.png?1471280176" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I remember having lunch with an architect about five or six years ago, and he asked me if I thought LED lighting was just a fad. He was surprised when I said that it would take over all other light sources in the next 10 years. Today, it is not uncommon for us to hear a lighting manufacturer report, &ldquo;Our LED sales have gone from 50, 70, to 90 percent of our business in the past three years,&rdquo; or &ldquo;We stopped R&amp;D on anything but LED years ago.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/led-color-sleep-and-what%E2%80%99s-next-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/led-color-sleep-and-what%E2%80%99s-next-usgbc-colorado#comments Sponsored Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:56:16 +0000 Mark Rudiger 10399629 at http://in.usgbc.org Access real-time LEED data with state market briefs http://in.usgbc.org/articles/access-realtime-leed-data-state-market-briefs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/access-real-time-leed-data-with-state-market-briefs_0.png?1471279781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know that at any time, you can access up-to-the-month data about LEED in your state? The interactive <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/advocacy/market-brief" target="_blank">state market briefs</a> provide a quick look at state-specific <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>&reg; and USGBC&reg; numbers and are now updated the first day of every month. These briefs are here to augment the already informative power of the <a href="http://gbig.org/" target="_blank">Green Building Information Gateway</a> (GBIG).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/access-realtime-leed-data-state-market-briefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/access-realtime-leed-data-state-market-briefs#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:49:41 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 10399619 at http://in.usgbc.org Brenden McEneaney interviewed by San Francisco Business Times (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brenden-mceneaney-interviewed-san-francisco-business-times-usgbc-northern-california <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"> Ahavah Revis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/brenden-mceneaney-interviewed-by-san-francisco-business-times-_usgbc-northern-california__0.png?1471029176" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On July 28, the&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2016/07/28/brenden-mceneaney-us-green-building-council-qa.html" target="_blank">San Francisco Business Times</a></em>&nbsp;sat down with with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a>&nbsp;Director <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/brenden-mceneaney/0000005670" target="_blank">Brenden McEneaney</a> to discuss how the health and wellness trend drives the evolution of sustainable design.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brenden-mceneaney-interviewed-san-francisco-business-times-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brenden-mceneaney-interviewed-san-francisco-business-times-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:12:56 +0000 10396606 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED certification update: Second quarter 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-second-quarter-2016 <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"> Robb Tufts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update_template_6_0.png?1471014020" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have revitalized this recurring feature to make it more dynamic and easier to read!&nbsp;From now on,&nbsp;you will be able to check in quarterly on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>&reg; certification activity, broken out by achievement level,&nbsp;rating system and location. We will remind you of this feature and the new numbers in the first week of every quarter through a USGBC article.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-second-quarter-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-second-quarter-2016#comments LEED Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:00:20 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 10396266 at http://in.usgbc.org First ADVANCE Energy Benchmarking Jam engages community (USGBC Alabama) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-advance-energy-benchmarking-jam-engages-community-usgbc-alabama <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/First-ADVANCE-Energy-Benchmarking-Jam-engages-community-_USGBC-Alabama_.png?1470946486" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On July 28, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-alabama" target="_blank">USGBC Alabama</a>&rsquo;s newest ADVANCE Ambassador, Daniel Tait&mdash;CEO of <a href="http://alcse.org/" target="_blank">Energy Alabama</a>&mdash;hosted our first Energy Benchmarking Jam. This community event was held at the new Salty Nut Brewery in Huntsville and brought together&nbsp;various&nbsp;community organizations, including the Von Braun Center (Huntsville's largest convention center), and the Girl Scouts of North Alabama.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-advance-energy-benchmarking-jam-engages-community-usgbc-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-advance-energy-benchmarking-jam-engages-community-usgbc-alabama#comments Community Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:13:17 +0000 Daniel Tait 10395252 at http://in.usgbc.org Be a part of the action at the USGBC Arizona State Conference http://in.usgbc.org/articles/be-part-action-usgbc-arizona-state-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/be-a-part-of-the-action-at-the-usgbc-arizona-state-conference_0.png?1470942646" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-arizona" target="_blank">USGBC Arizona</a> at its fifth&nbsp;annual State Conference.&nbsp;This month, industry leaders, experts and vanguard professionals dedicated to sustainable building across Arizona will come together in Tempe to discuss the future of the sector and how to make a difference.&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>When:</strong> August 24, 2016, 8:00 a.m.&ndash;4:00 p.m.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/be-part-action-usgbc-arizona-state-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/be-part-action-usgbc-arizona-state-conference#comments Community Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:10:46 +0000 Chad Billings 10395112 at http://in.usgbc.org Internationally Acclaimed Author, Journalist Sebastian Junger to Headline Greenbuild Plenary http://in.usgbc.org/articles/internationally-acclaimed-author-journalist-sebastian-junger-headline-greenbuild-plenary <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press-release-b_0.png?1470937867" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dallas, TX&mdash;(August 11, 2016)&mdash;Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction &amp; Real Estate and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that Sebastian Junger will speak at the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;2016 Plenary and Celebration, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 p.m. &ndash;11:00 p.m. at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/internationally-acclaimed-author-journalist-sebastian-junger-headline-greenbuild-plenary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/internationally-acclaimed-author-journalist-sebastian-junger-headline-greenbuild-plenary#comments Media Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:51:06 +0000 Marisa Long 10394999 at http://in.usgbc.org Nominations open until August 25 for the 2016 Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominations-open-until-august-25-2016-malcolm-lewis-impact-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nominations-open-until-august-25-for-the-2016-malcolm-lewis-impact_-award_0.png?1470936875" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The theme of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> is Iconic Green. When we think of icons, we conjure up images of people, places and things that stand the test of time, symbolizing our beliefs, culture and community. As we prepare to celebrate the icons of our movement, we always remember those whose work, skill and passion set the stage for this truly iconic, global movement.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominations-open-until-august-25-2016-malcolm-lewis-impact-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominations-open-until-august-25-2016-malcolm-lewis-impact-award#comments Community Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:34:35 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 10394974 at http://in.usgbc.org The Greenbuild Greening Committee reaches out to L.A. businesses http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-greening-committee-reaches-out-la-businesses <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-greenbuild-greening-committee-reaches-out-to-l_a_-businesses_0.png?1470931949" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2016 <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a> (Greenbuild) is approaching quickly, and downtown Los Angeles is already feeling its presence. This year&rsquo;s Greening Committee, a subcommittee of the iconic Greenbuild Host Committee, is working diligently to bring the spirit of sustainability and green building to the vicinity of the Los Angeles Convention Center, which will serve as home base for the conference October 5&ndash;7.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-greening-committee-reaches-out-la-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-greening-committee-reaches-out-la-businesses#comments Community Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:12:29 +0000 Caroline Ingalls 10394858 at http://in.usgbc.org 2016 LEED Report Shows Green Building Growth for Brazilian Economy http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-leed-report-shows-green-building-growth-brazilian-economy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brazil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press-release-h_0.png?1470929210" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The number of LEED projects in Brazil has increased by 30 percent since 2015</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-leed-report-shows-green-building-growth-brazilian-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-leed-report-shows-green-building-growth-brazilian-economy#comments Media Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:26:50 +0000 Joseph Crea 10394807 at http://in.usgbc.org EO and USGBC join forces to drive sustainable development http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eo-and-usgbc-join-forces-drive-sustainable-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="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EO-and-USGBC-join-forces-to-drive-sustainable-development.png?1470862084" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Energy infrastructure can have a significant environmental and social footprint and lead to landscape-level impacts, even while serving as a necessary development pathway. Voluntary standards and rating systems are recognized as some of the most effective tools to drive innovation in sustainable development. The proliferation of quality programs provides an opportunity for systems to work together, democratizing access and streamlining implementation and verification for even greater impact.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eo-and-usgbc-join-forces-drive-sustainable-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eo-and-usgbc-join-forces-drive-sustainable-development#comments Industry Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:38:58 +0000 Theresa Backhus 10393800 at http://in.usgbc.org What you need to know to achieve LEED certification in 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-achieve-leed-certification-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/what-you-need-to-know-to-achieve-leed-certification-in-2016_0.png?1470859046" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you hoping for a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>&reg; review to be completed this year, before <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>? If so, be sure to submit for review on time! See below for application deadlines based on typical review timelines.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-achieve-leed-certification-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-achieve-leed-certification-2016#comments LEED Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:57:25 +0000 Dean DiPietro 10393696 at http://in.usgbc.org National and local experts discuss resilience at forum in D.C. http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-and-local-experts-discuss-resilience-forum-dc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/national-and-local-experts-discuss-resilience-at-forum-in-d_c__0.png?1470843027" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The concept of resilience took center stage at the <a href="http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/ResilientAmerica/PGA_172497" target="_blank">State of Resilience Leadership Forum</a> in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-and-local-experts-discuss-resilience-forum-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-and-local-experts-discuss-resilience-forum-dc#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:30:27 +0000 Alysson Blackwelder 10393233 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED innovation points bring extra credit [USGBC+ July/August 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-innovation-points-bring-extra-credit-usgbc-julyaugust-2016 <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"> Willona Sloan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-innovation-points-bring-extra-credit_0.png?1470837711" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "Extra Credit" in the July/August issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/extra-credit/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p>Green building is a dynamic industry that continually evolves. As new technology emerges, as more architects and builders push the boundaries, and more companies invest the time and effort required to build green, the U.S. Green Building Council&reg; (USGBC) is at the forefront of industry innovation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-innovation-points-bring-extra-credit-usgbc-julyaugust-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-innovation-points-bring-extra-credit-usgbc-julyaugust-2016#comments Community Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:01:51 +0000 10392875 at http://in.usgbc.org Freddie Mac announces multifamily green building financing initiative http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freddie-mac-announces-multifamily-green-building-financing-initiative <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/freddie-mac-announces-multifamily-green-building-financing-initiative_0.png?1470771251" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Freddie Mac announced yesterday their <a href="http://www.freddiemac.com/multifamily/product/pdf/green_advantage_term_sheet.pdf" target="_blank">Multifamily Green Advantage program</a>, a suite of offerings rewarding borrowers who improve their properties to save energy and water with discounted loan pricing. A major component of Green Advantage recognizes green-certified properties, such as <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>&reg;, which makes them eligible for discounted loan pricing.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freddie-mac-announces-multifamily-green-building-financing-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freddie-mac-announces-multifamily-green-building-financing-initiative#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:34:11 +0000 Nick Brousse 10392013 at http://in.usgbc.org PEER Perspective: Surging buildings http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-surging-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="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peer-perspective--surging-buildings_0.png?1470761006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It all began with a spark. Back in the prehistoric era, animals, plants and even our ancestors decayed and returned to the soil, becoming the resources we now call "fossil fuels." Compressed into the earth in the form of oil and coal, fossil fuels gave us the power to create electricity by burning remnants of our past, offering us a limited catalogue for the future. The spark, created through steam, is absorbed by generators that direct current through transformers and power lines until we turn on the television, with just the right amount of voltage.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-surging-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-surging-buildings#comments Industry Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:43:26 +0000 Kunal Gulati 10391685 at http://in.usgbc.org Beauty and spirit (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/beauty-and-spirit-usgbc-colorado <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"> Julie Zielinksi, Architect, OZ Architecture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/beauty-and-spirit-_usgbc-colorado__0.png?1470755964" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>How do we make massive change toward sustainability in our industry happen more quickly? Stricter codes and regulations would definitely help force the issue with resistant owners and developers and raise the bar for all projects, but to sell progressive sustainability to the public and make massive change, I believe that we need to appeal to people&rsquo;s spirits.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/beauty-and-spirit-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/beauty-and-spirit-usgbc-colorado#comments Community Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:19:23 +0000 10391574 at http://in.usgbc.org Green infrastructure: Back to basics http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-infrastructure-back-basics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Green-infrastructure--Back-to-basics.png?1470750330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&ldquo;Imagine this design assignment: Design something that makes oxygen, sequesters carbon, fixes nitrogen, distills water, makes complex sugars and foods, changes colors with the seasons, and self-replicates.&rdquo; &mdash;William McDonoug</em><em>h, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-infrastructure-back-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-infrastructure-back-basics#comments Industry Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:41:02 +0000 Hannah Jane Brown 10391443 at http://in.usgbc.org Green building at the DNC: A report from Philadelphia http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-dnc-report-philadelphia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-at-the-dnc--a-report-from-philadelphia_0.png?1470684227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Much of the news coverage and social media attention from last week surrounded speeches at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia. Beyond the formal business of ratifying the party platform and nominating candidates, the DNC served as a backdrop for many elected officials, businesses, nongovernmental organizations and the media to discuss important matters of public policy and economic vitality.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-dnc-report-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-dnc-report-philadelphia#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:23:47 +0000 Bryan Howard 10390406 at http://in.usgbc.org One week left to self-nominate for LEED Committees http://in.usgbc.org/articles/one-week-left-selfnominate-leed-committees <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/one-week-left-to-self-nominate-for-leed-committees_0.png?1470676926" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/jobs/volunteer-opportunities#leed-committees" target="_blank">LEED&reg; Committee call for volunteers</a>&nbsp;closes on&nbsp;Monday, Aug. 15,&nbsp;at 5:00 p.m. PST.&nbsp; If you&rsquo;re interested in catalyzing market transformation in the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings and communities by contributing to the technical development of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>, consider applying to serve on a LEED Committee today.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/one-week-left-selfnominate-leed-committees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/one-week-left-selfnominate-leed-committees#comments LEED Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:22:06 +0000 Emma Hughes 10390104 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet USGBC Central Pennsylvania's new director: Q&A with Heidi Kunka http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-central-pennsylvanias-new-director-qa-heidi-kunka <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Meet-USGBC-Central-Pennsylvania_s-new-director--Q_A-with-Heidi-Kunka---.png?1470672131" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has appointed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/heidi-kunschkunka/0000020115" target="_blank">Heidi</a><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/heidi-kunschkunka/0000020115" target="_blank">&nbsp;Kunka</a>&nbsp;as the new director of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">USGBC Central Pennsylvania</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-central-pennsylvanias-new-director-qa-heidi-kunka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-central-pennsylvanias-new-director-qa-heidi-kunka#comments Community Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:00:33 +0000 Heidi Kunka 10389993 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Announces New Director in Central Pennsylvania http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-director-central-pennsylvania <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press-release-i_0.png?1470670277" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Heidi Kunka will further green building initiatives for a more sustainable future.</em><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-director-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-director-central-pennsylvania#comments Media Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:31:17 +0000 Rachel Gilbert 10389960 at http://in.usgbc.org Growing minds with Green Apple Day of Service 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/growing-minds-green-apple-day-service-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/growing-minds-with-green-apple-day-of-service-2016-_0.png?1470664198" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On <a href="http://greenapple.org" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>, you can make an impact right inside the classroom. Advancing a culture of sustainability within schools means ensuring that students of all ages can acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors that prepare them to lead and succeed in green 21st&nbsp;century careers.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/growing-minds-green-apple-day-service-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/growing-minds-green-apple-day-service-2016#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:49:58 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10389614 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuilding Brasil 2016: Q&A with Maria Carolina Fujihara http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilding-brasil-2016-qa-maria-carolina-fujihara <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brazil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greenbuilding-Brasil-2016-QA-with-Maria-Carolina-Fujihara-.png?1470424364" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With <a href="http://www.informagroup.com.br/greenbuilding/en" target="_blank">Greenbuilding Brasil</a> 2016 kicking off in S&atilde;o Paulo next Tuesday, we caught up with Maria Carolina Fujihara, technical coordinator at Green Building Council Brasil, to talk about some of the learning opportunities at this year&rsquo;s show and her thoughts on the expansion of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED&reg; v4</a> in the country.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilding-brasil-2016-qa-maria-carolina-fujihara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilding-brasil-2016-qa-maria-carolina-fujihara#comments International Fri, 05 Aug 2016 19:07:07 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10387050 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 5 tips for successful LEED project management http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-tips-successful-leed-project-management <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-5-tips-for-successful-leed-project-management_1.png?1470407151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face" target="_blank">last article</a> on project management, we called upon the famous words&nbsp;of Mike Tyson&nbsp;to discuss design team management and achieving your desired certification.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-tips-successful-leed-project-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-tips-successful-leed-project-management#comments LEED Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:25:51 +0000 Kendra Milton 10386446 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC South Carolina community takes part in iMAGINE Upstate festival http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-south-carolina-community-takes-part-imagine-upstate-festival <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-south-carolina-community-takes-part-in-imagine-upstate-festival_0.png?1470336512" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With around 20,000 attendees coming through the <a href="http://imagineupstate.org/" target="_blank">iMAGINE Upstate</a> festival from March 26 to April 9, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-south-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC South Carolina</a> community was a resource to students of all ages. The festival was held in the West End of downtown Greenville, South Carolina, as well as in the Greenville Drive Stadium. Over 3,000 people used the free public transit to get downtown on April 2, and the free trolley was a huge hit from the parking lots.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-south-carolina-community-takes-part-imagine-upstate-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-south-carolina-community-takes-part-imagine-upstate-festival#comments Community Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:48:32 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10385252 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Earth Project Pioneers: World Bank’s Delta Center drives Kenya’s green building movement http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-world-bank%E2%80%99s-delta-center-drives-kenya%E2%80%99s-green-building-movemen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Earth-Project-Pioneers--World-Bank_s-Delta-Center-drives-Kenya_s-green-building-movement-.png?1470326561" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED<sup>&reg;</sup> in new and existing markets.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-world-bank%E2%80%99s-delta-center-drives-kenya%E2%80%99s-green-building-movemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-world-bank%E2%80%99s-delta-center-drives-kenya%E2%80%99s-green-building-movemen#comments International Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:01:12 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10384655 at http://in.usgbc.org Register for the LEED in Asia Technical Meeting http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-leed-asia-technical-meeting <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-in-asia-technical-meeting_0.png?1470323021" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join representatives of the&nbsp;U.S. Green Building Council<sup>&reg;</sup>&nbsp;(USGBC) and experts from across the green building industry this August for a collaborative two-day event on <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed#v4" target="_blank">LEED<sup>&reg;</sup> v4</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-leed-asia-technical-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-leed-asia-technical-meeting#comments LEED Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:03:41 +0000 Mika Kania 10384449 at http://in.usgbc.org Study for the LEED Green Associate exam this summer http://in.usgbc.org/articles/study-leed-green-associate-exam-summer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Study-for-the-LEED-Green-Associate-exam-this-summer.png?1470319617" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you a student on summer break? There&rsquo;s no better way to take advantage of your time off than to prepare for your LEED<sup>&reg;</sup> Green Associate exam. The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ga" target="_blank">LEED Green Associate</a> is your gateway to green, and it demonstrates an up-to-date understanding of green building principles and practices.&nbsp;By the way, the exam only costs $100 for students (<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounted-leed-green-associate-exam-pricing-students" target="_blank">that&rsquo;s 50% off</a>).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/study-leed-green-associate-exam-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/study-leed-green-associate-exam-summer#comments Education Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:05:53 +0000 Nora Knox 10384382 at http://in.usgbc.org The unlikely relationship between Kentucky’s horse-racing tradition and Urban Growth Boundaries (USGBC Kentucky) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/unlikely-relationship-between-kentucky%E2%80%99s-horseracing-tradition-and-urban-growth-boundaries- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-unlikely-relationship-between-kentucky_s-horse-racing-tradition-and-urban-growth-boundaries-_usgbc-kentucky_ai_0.png?1470244480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>A version of this article was originally published on&nbsp;Medium.com. <a href="https://medium.com/@davidheyburn/the-unlikely-relationship-between-kentucky-s-rich-horse-racing-tradition-and-urban-growth-7eaf330b9735#.ea1e8eolf" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/unlikely-relationship-between-kentucky%E2%80%99s-horseracing-tradition-and-urban-growth-boundaries-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/unlikely-relationship-between-kentucky%E2%80%99s-horseracing-tradition-and-urban-growth-boundaries-#comments Community Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:14:40 +0000 David Heyburn 10383301 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 education: Federal green buildings update http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-federal-green-buildings-update <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-education-feature_0.png?1470236206" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, our LEED<sup>&reg;</sup> v4 education series will focus on federal projects. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed#v4" target="_blank">LEED v4</a> supports many areas of compliance that government projects need to meet to satisfy legislative requirements.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-federal-green-buildings-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-federal-green-buildings-update#comments LEED Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:56:46 +0000 Selina Holmes 10382306 at http://in.usgbc.org A new LEED pilot credit for Water Restoration Certificates http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-pilot-credit-water-restoration-certificates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/a-new-leed-pilot-credit-for-water-restoration-certificates_0.png?1470154020" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Water Restoration Certificate<sup>&reg;</sup> (WRC)&nbsp;provides an innovative approach that facilitates large-scale water stewardship with outcomes, including conservation, restoration and improved water management. WRCs provide similar opportunities to what the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) does for energy and give <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a><sup>&reg;</sup> projects an avenue to achieve water stewardship goals, balance their water footprint, and help achieve water security</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-pilot-credit-water-restoration-certificates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-pilot-credit-water-restoration-certificates#comments LEED Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:07:00 +0000 Val Fishman 10380127 at http://in.usgbc.org Parksmart enables our clients to meet their sustainability goals http://in.usgbc.org/articles/parksmart-enables-our-clients-meet-their-sustainability-goals <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"> Eric Haggett, DESMAN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/parksmart-enables-our-clients-to-meet-their-sustainability-goals_0.png?1470150080" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prior to the introduction of <a href="http://www.gbci.org/certification#parksmart" target="_blank">Parksmart</a> certification, there was no third-party sustainability certification available to our clients for their new and existing parking garage projects. Not only were our new design clients looking for a sustainability certification alternative, but clients with existing parking garages also wanted a certification that recognized the efforts they had made toward sustainability. Parksmart certification provided the solution for both types of clients.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/parksmart-enables-our-clients-meet-their-sustainability-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/parksmart-enables-our-clients-meet-their-sustainability-goals#comments Industry Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:01:20 +0000 10380026 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Sports Alliance leads GADOS volunteers at Houston’s Yes Prep Northside http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-leads-gados-volunteers-houston%E2%80%99s-yes-prep-northside <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-sports-alliance-leads-gados-volunteers-at-houston_s-yes-prep-northside-_0.png?1470146288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As we gear up to celebrate the 2016 <a href="http://www.greenapple.org" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a> on Sept. 24, let&rsquo;s take some inspiration from the communities who have come together to make a difference in their schools thus far.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-leads-gados-volunteers-houston%E2%80%99s-yes-prep-northside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-leads-gados-volunteers-houston%E2%80%99s-yes-prep-northside#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:58:08 +0000 Josh Lasky 10379887 at http://in.usgbc.org An engineering rule of thumb: Don’t use rules of thumb (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/engineering-rule-thumb-don%E2%80%99t-use-rules-thumb-usgbc-colorado <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rule_Of_Thumb_0.jpeg?1470319496" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Does your design team discuss mechanical loads?</h3> <p>Don't tell anyone that you know this, but it is a well-known secret to mechanical engineers that "rules of thumb" will get you really close for most things. Rules of thumb will save time and are conservative enough to reach the goal, which is to hit the space set-point. I could talk about how keeping a space to a set point doesn't mean people will be comfortable, but we'll save that discussion for a different time.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/engineering-rule-thumb-don%E2%80%99t-use-rules-thumb-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/engineering-rule-thumb-don%E2%80%99t-use-rules-thumb-usgbc-colorado#comments Community Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:55:16 +0000 Miles Dake 10378937 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for nominations for local Market Leadership Advisory Board members http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-local-market-leadership-advisory-board-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-nominations-for-local-market-leadership-advisory-board-members_0.png?1470067253" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Support the health, efficiency and vibrancy of your community! The U.S. Green Building Council<sup>&reg;</sup> is pleased to announce a call for nominations for volunteers to serve as key market advisors as part of a local Market Leadership Advisory Board.&nbsp;</p> <p>USGBC and its local networks are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated. We achieve this goal with the support of volunteer leadership in communities across the U.S. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/region" target="_blank">Learn more about our communities</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-local-market-leadership-advisory-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-local-market-leadership-advisory-board-members#comments Community Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:53 +0000 Cindy Zork 10378559 at http://in.usgbc.org Manufacturers use LEED to boost the well-being of their workforce http://in.usgbc.org/articles/manufacturers-use-leed-boost-wellbeing-their-workforce <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/manufacturers-use-leed-to-boost-the-well-being-of-their-workforce-b_0.png?1470064117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you think of green buildings, you might imagine an office with floor-to-ceiling windows or a high-rise apartment with a green roof. A factory probably isn&rsquo;t the first thing that comes to mind, but all over the world, manufacturers are making a positive impact on their markets by building green.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/manufacturers-use-leed-boost-wellbeing-their-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/manufacturers-use-leed-boost-wellbeing-their-workforce#comments Industry Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:08:37 +0000 Rhiannon Jacobsen 10378481 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for applications now open for Community Green Scholars grants http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-applications-now-open-community-green-scholars-grants <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-applications-now-open-for-community-green-scholars-grants_0.png?1470059802" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Call for Applications: Community Green Scholars&nbsp;</h3> <p>A 2011 <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building" target="_blank">McGraw-Hill study</a> conveyed that 71 percent of hiring managers agree that a credential such as the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">LEED Green Associate or LEED AP</a> gives applicants a competitive advantage in the hiring process. Of more than 1,400 LEED APs surveyed, 80 percent agreed that earning a LEED credential increased their chances of employment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-applications-now-open-community-green-scholars-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-applications-now-open-community-green-scholars-grants#comments LEED Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:56:42 +0000 Rhiannon Jacobsen 10378373 at http://in.usgbc.org Market signals in the Bay Area (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/market-signals-bay-area-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/market-signals-in-the-bay-area-_usgbc-northern-california__0_0.png?1469824918" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a>&nbsp;is pleased to present a guest blog by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/christina-weber/0010853949" target="_blank">Christina Weber</a>, Regional Vice President, Global and Strategic Accounts, at Interface and Board Chair of USGBC Northern California&rsquo;s Market Leadership Advisory Board.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/market-signals-bay-area-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/market-signals-bay-area-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:41:56 +0000 Christina Weber 10376177 at http://in.usgbc.org Accomplishing goals through community: USGBC Northern California in 2016 and 2017 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/accomplishing-goals-through-community-usgbc-northern-california-2016-and-2017 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/accomplishing-goals-through-community--usgbc-northern-california-in-2016-and-2017_0.png?1469824394" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s been a busy year so far for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a>. More than 600 people joined us for the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-water-conservation-showcase-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">Water Conservation Showcase</a> in March. We brought back the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/listen-podcast-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">GreenerBuilder</a> conference to a great new zero net energy venue in June.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/accomplishing-goals-through-community-usgbc-northern-california-2016-and-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/accomplishing-goals-through-community-usgbc-northern-california-2016-and-2017#comments Community Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:33:14 +0000 Brenden McEneaney 10376163 at http://in.usgbc.org MadiSUN brings affordable solar energy to local residents (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/madisun-brings-affordable-solar-energy-local-residents-usgbc-wisconsin <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"> Katherine Klausing, Program Manager, MadiSUN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/madisun-brings-affordable-solar-energy-to-local-residents-_usgbc-wisconsin__0.png?1469815115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The sun is shining on Madison this summer, and the city&rsquo;s <a href="https://madisunsolar.com/" target="_blank">MadiSUN program</a> wants to make sure that local families reap the benefits. Mayor Paul Soglin and the City of Madison have launched two new programs that make it easier and cheaper for local residents to install rooftop solar electric systems.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1469646430-153-5440/madisunlogo.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" width="200" height="213" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/madisun-brings-affordable-solar-energy-local-residents-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/madisun-brings-affordable-solar-energy-local-residents-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:58:35 +0000 10375945 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Nevada members learn about WELL http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nevada-members-learn-about-well <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/USGBC-Nevada-members-learn-about-WELL.png?1469807715" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The influences of the built environment and its effect on human health and well-being are numerous and wide-reaching. That&rsquo;s where the <a href="http://www.wellcertified.com/well" target="_blank">WELL Building Standard</a> comes in&mdash;the first performance-based system to measure, certify and monitor the relationship between our well-being and the buildings around us.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nevada-members-learn-about-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nevada-members-learn-about-well#comments Community Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:51:33 +0000 Cheryl Vance 10375643 at http://in.usgbc.org Applications due August 19 for School District Scholarships http://in.usgbc.org/articles/applications-due-august-19-school-district-scholarships <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/applications-due-august-19-for-school-district-scholarships_0.png?1469804117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a> wants to support your school district in successfully implementing whole-school sustainability, giving every student one more opportunity to succeed. The annual School District Scholarship provides support to a school district staff member who is currently undertaking sustainability work across the district&rsquo;s schools. These staff receive targeted education and technical support from the Center and its partners for the entire school year, including</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/applications-due-august-19-school-district-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/applications-due-august-19-school-district-scholarships#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:55:17 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 10375246 at http://in.usgbc.org Upcoming learning opportunities with Seventhwave (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-learning-opportunities-seventhwave-usgbc-wisconsin <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"> Lisa McNabola, Seventhwave </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/upcoming-learning-opportunities-with-seventhwave-_usgbc-wisconsin__0.png?1469730705" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/seventhwave" target="_blank">Seventhwave</a>, USGBC member, education partner and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">USGBC Wisconsin</a>&nbsp;local community sponsor, has several upcoming opportunities for local green building professionals.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-learning-opportunities-seventhwave-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-learning-opportunities-seventhwave-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:31:44 +0000 10374115 at http://in.usgbc.org In China, LEED makes existing buildings greener http://in.usgbc.org/articles/china-leed-makes-existing-buildings-greener <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/in-china-leed-makes-existing-buildings-greener_0.png?1469718314" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> offers existing buildings a great framework to keep pace with the rapid development of advanced building technologies and more stringent environmental standards for sustainability in China.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/china-leed-makes-existing-buildings-greener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/china-leed-makes-existing-buildings-greener#comments International Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:05:14 +0000 Zhenyu Xue 10373804 at http://in.usgbc.org Green building at the RNC: A report from Cleveland http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-rnc-report-cleveland <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-at-the-rnc--a-report-from-cleveland_0.png?1469653171" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;ve probably just about heard it all from the Republican convention hall last week. The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, was&mdash;unsurprisingly&mdash;a media frenzy. From speeches by"Charles in Charge" star Scott Baio and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to tech billionaire Peter Thiel, the week was filled with media moments, as well as the longest Republican presidential nominee speech since C-SPAN began keeping time records in 1972.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-rnc-report-cleveland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-rnc-report-cleveland#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:59:30 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 10372762 at http://in.usgbc.org Code Compliance Collaborative leads Minnesota to more efficient buildings (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/code-compliance-collaborative-leads-minnesota-more-efficient-buildings-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/code-compliance-collaborative-leads-minnesota-to-more-efficient-buildings-_usgbc-minnesota__0.png?1469647204" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo courtesy of Fresh Energy.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/code-compliance-collaborative-leads-minnesota-more-efficient-buildings-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/code-compliance-collaborative-leads-minnesota-more-efficient-buildings-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:20:04 +0000 10372540 at http://in.usgbc.org Wear your love for LEED on your sleeve: New credential pins available http://in.usgbc.org/articles/wear-your-love-leed-your-sleeve-new-credential-pins-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="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/new-leed-credential-pins-available-in-the-store_0.png?1469631873" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="120" src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1469565702-163-6087/1_LEED_GA_Pin_solo_copy.jpg" style="float: right;" width="180" /></p> <p>Need some new flair for your lapel? If you&rsquo;re a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/merchandise/leed-green-associate-sterling-silver-lapel-pin" target="_blank">LEED Green Associate</a>&nbsp;or <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/merchandise/leed-ap-sterling-silver-lapel-pin" target="_blank">LEED AP</a>, be sure to check out our new items in the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/store" target="_blank">USGBC store</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/wear-your-love-leed-your-sleeve-new-credential-pins-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/wear-your-love-leed-your-sleeve-new-credential-pins-available#comments LEED Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:04:33 +0000 Annie Butler 10372117 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED professionals at a glance: July 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-july-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-professionals-at-a-glance--july-2016_0.png?1469628033" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> 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? <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">Learn more about how to become a LEED professional</a>.</p> <p>Hover over the charts below for a dynamic experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-july-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-july-2016#comments Industry Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:00:33 +0000 Robb Tufts 10371791 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC National Capital Region announces 2016 Awards of Excellence winners http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-national-capital-region-announces-2016-awards-excellence-winners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-national-capital-region-announces-2016-awards-of-excellence-winners-a_0.png?1469560281" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">USGBC National Capital Region</a> announced the recipients of the 2016 Awards of Excellence during the organization&rsquo;s fourteenth annual&nbsp;A Midsummer Night&rsquo;s Green&nbsp;event on July 21, 2016 at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>Three awards were given to LEED projects in the National Capital Region that exemplify green building practices and principles:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-national-capital-region-announces-2016-awards-excellence-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-national-capital-region-announces-2016-awards-excellence-winners#comments Community Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:11:21 +0000 Jennifer Wellman-Andryuk 10370748 at http://in.usgbc.org Register by July 31 for the Energy Star National Building Competition http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-july-31-energy-star-national-building-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/register-by-july-31-for-the-energy-star-national-building-competition_0.png?1469553829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Benchmarking is becoming standard practice, and more and more people are investing in efficiency. Many in the USGBC community are actively advocating for improved building performance through benchmarking ordinances and organizing local competitions such as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/battle-buildings-2016" target="_blank">Nevada Battle of the Buildings</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-arizona-building-competition-usgbc-arizona" target="_blank">Arizona Building Competition</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-july-31-energy-star-national-building-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-july-31-energy-star-national-building-competition#comments Community Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:23:49 +0000 Brendan Hall 10370513 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED in Europe and performance: Partnership is the new leadership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-europe-and-performance-partnership-new-leadership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-in-europe-and-performance--partnership-is-the-new-leadership------_0.png?1469544614" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> is a powerful tool that works to enhance a company&rsquo;s triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. In Europe, developers and builders know that LEED helps us accelerate better, higher-performing and healthier buildings and communities around the world. There are currently nearly 3,800 projects in Europe participating in LEED, comprising over 91.6 million gross square meters of LEED-registered and -certified space.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-europe-and-performance-partnership-new-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-europe-and-performance-partnership-new-leadership#comments LEED Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:50:14 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 10370278 at http://in.usgbc.org How to survive modern HVAC (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-survive-modern-hvac-usgbc-colorado <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/how-to-survive-modern-hvac-_usgbc-colorado__0.png?1469480032" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The &ldquo;smart&rdquo; revolution keeps improving the automotive experience. One of the new features is adaptive cruise control. Adaptive cruise control keeps the basics of &ldquo;normal&rdquo; cruise control in that there is a desired speed. The latest and greatest of adaptive cruise control also slows down your car based on the car in front of you. If the car in front of you is driving slower than your car, the adaptive cruise control will sense this and slow down.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-survive-modern-hvac-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-survive-modern-hvac-usgbc-colorado#comments Community Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:53:52 +0000 Steven Wancewicz 10369308 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for proposals: Share your story at TalentFX at Greenbuild http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-proposals-share-your-story-talentfx-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="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-proposals--share-your-story-at-talentfx-at-greenbuild_0.png?1469469029" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you an emerging "green" professional? How did you start your career? When did you find your voice as a young leader in sustainability?&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-proposals-share-your-story-talentfx-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-proposals-share-your-story-talentfx-greenbuild#comments Community Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:50:29 +0000 Cindy Zork 10369027 at http://in.usgbc.org Using the EDGE web-based software is fast, easy and free [video] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/using-edge-webbased-software-fast-easy-and-free-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="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/using-the-edge-web-based-software-is-fast_-easy-and-free_0.png?1469463814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.gbci.org/certification#edge" target="_blank">EDGE</a> software is free to use at&nbsp;<a href="http://edgebuildings.com" target="_blank">edgebuildings.com</a>. Within minutes, you can determine the most cost-effective efficiency measures for your green building. Based on a building&rsquo;s parameters, the EDGE software discovers energy and water-saving design opportunities through region-specific and use-based analysis. As a free design tool, the EDGE software presents predicted costs, savings and payback periods for a menu of green building measures.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/using-edge-webbased-software-fast-easy-and-free-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/using-edge-webbased-software-fast-easy-and-free-video#comments Education Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:23:33 +0000 Sarah Buente 10368883 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Dynamic Plaque Diaries: Kohler http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-diaries-kohler <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-dynamic-plaque-diaries--kohler_0.png?1469459720" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/joseph-azzarello/0010574611" target="_blank">Joe Azzarello</a> of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/kohler-co" target="_blank">Kohler Co.</a> sat down and shared a brief overview of what it&rsquo;s like to manage a LEED Gold building in Wisconsin and to measure its performance using the <a href="http://leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-diaries-kohler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-diaries-kohler#comments Industry Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:15:20 +0000 Kunal Gulati 10368561 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Launches LEED Lab in India http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-leed-lab-india <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_bright_blue_3_0.png?1469116527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>New course integrates sustainability and LEED for existing buildings into higher education to shape future leaders of the green building industry</em><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-leed-lab-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-leed-lab-india#comments Media Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:55:27 +0000 Joseph Crea 10364362 at http://in.usgbc.org Make an impact on the school environment: Green Apple Day of Service http://in.usgbc.org/articles/make-impact-school-environment-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gados-a_0.png?1469113455" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wondering how you can make an impact on the school environment? Join us for Green Apple Day of Service 2016!&nbsp;</p> <p>On Sept. 24, join communities around the world in making school environments healthier and more efficient spaces to learn, work and play. Here are some ideas for how to organize a <a href="http://www.greenapple.org" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a> event that focuses on reducing our collective effect on the environment:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/make-impact-school-environment-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/make-impact-school-environment-green-apple-day-service#comments Community Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:04:15 +0000 Jesse McElwain 10364311 at http://in.usgbc.org Caribou Coffee volunteers help at the Dynamic Green Home (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/caribou-coffee-volunteers-help-dynamic-green-home-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/caribou-coffee-volunteers-help-at-the-dynamic-green-home-usgbc-minnesota_0.jpg?1469045152" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a>&nbsp;runs the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-dynamic-green-home-program" target="_blank">Dynamic Green Home Project</a>, a program that helps place and manage volunteers who learn about green building techniques and products and helps install them on a home. Volunteers leave with the knowledge and skills to make upgrades and changes on their own homes.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/caribou-coffee-volunteers-help-dynamic-green-home-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/caribou-coffee-volunteers-help-dynamic-green-home-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:05:52 +0000 10363398 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Arizona Board Member Michael Peel featured in Green Living Magazine http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-arizona-board-member-michael-peel-featured-green-living-magazine <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"> Dorie Morales </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/arizona_0_0.jpg?1469040698" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-arizona" target="_blank">USGBC Arizona</a> Market Leadership Advisory Board Member <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/michael-peel/0010153432" target="_blank">Michael Peel</a>&nbsp;was featured in <em>Green Living Magazine</em> as one of their <a href="https://greenlivingaz.com/green-champions-month-june/" target="_blank">Green Champions of the Month</a> for June 2016.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-arizona-board-member-michael-peel-featured-green-living-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-arizona-board-member-michael-peel-featured-green-living-magazine#comments Community Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:51:38 +0000 10363281 at http://in.usgbc.org White House announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative http://in.usgbc.org/articles/white-house-announces-clean-energy-savings-all-americans-initiative <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whitehouse_0.jpg?1469030966" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>President Obama has announced the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/19/fact-sheet-obama-administration-announces-clean-energy-savings-all" target="_blank">Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative</a>, following through on commitments made at the White House&rsquo;s 2015 National Clean Energy Summit. This highly anticipated initiative will help support energy efficiency improvements and deployment of renewable energy for homeowners across the United States.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/white-house-announces-clean-energy-savings-all-americans-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/white-house-announces-clean-energy-savings-all-americans-initiative#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:09:26 +0000 Nick Brousse 10362841 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 3 courses to take this month (July 2016) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-july-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-3-courses-c-2_0_0.png?1469027827" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You want the best courses, and we've got them.&nbsp;Check out this month's best three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge.&nbsp;</p> <p>July's top three courses,&nbsp;created by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-july-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-july-2016#comments Education Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:17:07 +0000 Melanie Share 10362659 at http://in.usgbc.org Get the training you need at Greenbuild 2016 workshops http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-training-you-need-greenbuild-2016-workshops <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/get-the-training-you-need-at-greenbuild-2016-workshops_0.png?1469023921" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> workshops offer training from qualified experts, who can prepare you for anything from taking the LEED AP exam to our newest rating system offerings. Stay ahead of the curve with the following sessions:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-training-you-need-greenbuild-2016-workshops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-training-you-need-greenbuild-2016-workshops#comments Industry Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:12:01 +0000 Nora Knox 10362557 at http://in.usgbc.org Convergence 2016: Transition, expansion and integration (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/convergence-2016-transition-expansion-and-integration-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-emailarticle-header-02_2_0.png?1468961396" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year&rsquo;s <a href="http://convergence.usgbc.org" target="_blank">Convergence</a> conference covered a lot of ground. Convening along the banks of the St. John&rsquo;s River in Jacksonville, Florida, this two-and-a-half-day event brought together USGBC staff and volunteers from across the United States to discuss, share and support each other around the ever-evolving, yet singularly focused mission driving their continued success&mdash;market transformation.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/convergence-2016-transition-expansion-and-integration-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/convergence-2016-transition-expansion-and-integration-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:49:56 +0000 Annie Perkins 10361774 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for GBCI Credentialing Steering Committee members http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-gbci-credentialing-steering-committee-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbci_article_header_0.png?1468959124" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.gbci.org/" target="_blank">GBCI</a> is seeking individuals to fill two open seats on the Credentialing Steering Committee (CSC), the governing body for GBCI&rsquo;s professional credentials. The two seats represent specializations in LEED Existing Buildings and the LEED Green Associate credential.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>This call opens July 15, 2016, and the deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. PST on August 1, 2016.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-gbci-credentialing-steering-committee-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-gbci-credentialing-steering-committee-members#comments Industry Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:12:04 +0000 Nick Firmand 10361686 at http://in.usgbc.org Advocacy and Policy at USGBC: Q2 update http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advocacy-and-policy-usgbc-q2-update <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/advocacy-and-policy-at-usgbc--q2-update_0.png?1468951553" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the second quarter of 2016, the Advocacy team at USGBC was engaged with elected officials, governmental agencies and strategic partners on issues including energy and green building legislation, elevating resilience and green schools. Highlights from Q2 include a visit to Taipei to discuss increasing the efficiency of existing buildings, exhibiting at a <em>Governing Magazine</em> event in Kentucky, the <a href="http://www.greenschoolsconference.org/" target="_blank">Green Schools Conference</a> and, of course, <a href="http://convergence.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">Convergence</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advocacy-and-policy-usgbc-q2-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advocacy-and-policy-usgbc-q2-update#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:05:53 +0000 Grant Olear 10361464 at http://in.usgbc.org Updated LEED in Motion: Mexico report shows the latest projects, professionals and resources http://in.usgbc.org/articles/updated-leed-motion-mexico-report-shows-latest-projects-professionals-and-resources <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mexico </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-in-Motion-Mexico-A.png?1468949222" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With USGBC executives and staff in Mexico this week to discuss green buildings and the future of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>, we present an updated LEED in Motion: Mexico report. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-mexico-just-released" target="_blank">Originally released in June 2015</a>, LEED in Motion: Mexico&nbsp;equipped readers with insight related to the progress of green building in Mexico.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/updated-leed-motion-mexico-report-shows-latest-projects-professionals-and-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/updated-leed-motion-mexico-report-shows-latest-projects-professionals-and-resources#comments Industry Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:25:00 +0000 Joseph Crea 10361395 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet USGBC Georgia's new director: A Q&A with Shelby Busó http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-georgias-new-director-qa-shelby-bus%C3%B3 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-georgia-b_2_0_0_0.png?1468944276" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Meet <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/shelby-buso/0011095894" target="_blank">Shelby Bus&oacute;</a>, the new director of community for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-georgia" target="_blank">USGBC Georgia</a>. Shelby will work to advance USGBC&rsquo;s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state.</p> <p><strong>Where are you from?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-georgias-new-director-qa-shelby-bus%C3%B3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-georgias-new-director-qa-shelby-bus%C3%B3#comments Community Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:04:36 +0000 Leticia McCadden 10361241 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Announces New Director in Georgia http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-director-georgia-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_yellow_0_5_0.png?1468940589" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Shelby Bus&oacute; will help advance the state toward greener buildings and a more sustainable future</em></p> <p>WASHINGTON, D.C.&mdash;(July 19, 2016)&mdash;Today, USGBC&nbsp;announced the appointment of Shelby Bus&oacute; as the director of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-georgia" target="_blank">USGBC Georgia</a>. In this role, Bus&oacute; will work to advance USGBC&rsquo;s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-director-georgia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-director-georgia-0#comments Media Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:03:09 +0000 Leticia McCadden 10361172 at http://in.usgbc.org 1144 15th Street: Striking gold in Denver (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/1144-15th-street-striking-gold-denver-usgbc-colorado <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1144-15th-Street-Striking-gold-in-Denver-_USGBC-Colorado_.png?1468876507" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/tyler_tubbs_headshot.jpeg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin: 10px;" width="120" height="150" />One of Denver&rsquo;s premier construction projects is well under way, and the structure for the Class A office tower will soon be emerging as one of the most monumental buildings in the city&rsquo;s skyline. 1144 Fifteenth will not only be one of the most inspiring buildings in Denver&rsquo;s history, but also one of the tallest in nearly 30 years.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/1144-15th-street-striking-gold-denver-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/1144-15th-street-striking-gold-denver-usgbc-colorado#comments Community Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:05:51 +0000 Tyler Tubbs 10359813 at http://in.usgbc.org Connect with USGBC at Greenbuilding Brasil 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/connect-usgbc-greenbuilding-brasil-2016 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South America </div> </div> </div> <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"> Greenbuilding Brasil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/connect-with-usgbc-at-greenbuilding-brasil-2016_0.png?1468873624" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is headed to Brazil!&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="http://expogbcbrasil.org.br/2016/en/" target="_blank">Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;will take place August 9&ndash;11, 2016, at the S&atilde;o Paulo Expo in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil. We want to see you there!</p> <p><strong>Connect with USGBC at:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/connect-usgbc-greenbuilding-brasil-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/connect-usgbc-greenbuilding-brasil-2016#comments International Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:27:04 +0000 10359754 at http://in.usgbc.org Update: Piedmont-Triad Branch 2017 awards for sustainable leadership (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/update-piedmonttriad-branch-2017-awards-sustainable-leadership-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Update-Piedmont-Triad-Branch-2017-awards-for-sustainable-leadership-_USGBC-North-Carolina_.png?1468871744" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>Update to the 2017 Awards for Leadership in Sustainability</h2> <h3>Nomination requirements</h3> <p>Applications must be submitted electronically as one PDF file.<br /><br />Projects, individuals or companies must be located or operating within one of the 12 eligible counties of the Piedmont-Triad region (Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/update-piedmonttriad-branch-2017-awards-sustainable-leadership-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/update-piedmonttriad-branch-2017-awards-sustainable-leadership-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:52:27 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10359696 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for presenters: State of the Climate education event (USGBC Indiana) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-presenters-state-climate-education-event-usgbc-indiana <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"> Hannah Fleck </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-presenters--state-of-the-climate-education-event-_usgbc-indiana__0.png?1468868589" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-indiana" target="_blank">USGBC Indiana</a> is issuing a call for presenters for our "State of the Climate" educational event in October 2016.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-presenters-state-climate-education-event-usgbc-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-presenters-state-climate-education-event-usgbc-indiana#comments Community Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:03:09 +0000 10359613 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Kentucky partners with homebuilder association for inaugural Green Home Day http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-kentucky-partners-homebuilder-association-inaugural-green-home-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="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-kentucky-partners-with-homebuilder-association-for-inaugural-green-home-day_0.png?1468861448" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On July 21, 2016, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">USGBC Kentucky</a>, in partnership with the&nbsp;<a href="https://bialouisville.com/" target="_blank">Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville</a>, will feature Green Home Day at&nbsp;<a href="https://bialouisville.com/homearama-norton-commons-river-crest-opens-july-16/" target="_blank">Homearama</a>&nbsp;at the Norton Commons site.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-kentucky-partners-homebuilder-association-inaugural-green-home-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-kentucky-partners-homebuilder-association-inaugural-green-home-day#comments Community Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:04:08 +0000 Nancy Church 10359067 at http://in.usgbc.org Introduction to PEER: Reliability and resiliency in the electrical grid http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introduction-peer-reliability-and-resiliency-electrical-grid <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PEER-education--Reliability-and-resiliency-in-the-electrical-grid.png?1468850767" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2003, a major blackout left over 50 million people without power across the Midwestern and Northeastern United States and Canada within a matter of minutes. More recently, Hurricane Sandy and a rash of powerful storms brought attention to the need for improved grid resiliency, including more local operating capabilities at critical facilities.&nbsp;</p> <p><img height="414" src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1468595889-73-4654/PEER_RR_.png" width="670" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introduction-peer-reliability-and-resiliency-electrical-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introduction-peer-reliability-and-resiliency-electrical-grid#comments Industry Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:02:58 +0000 Courtney Yan 10358576 at http://in.usgbc.org ADVANCE partner spotlight (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advance-partner-spotlight-usgbc-colorado <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/advance-partner-spotlight-_usgbc-colorado__0.png?1468615451" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">USGBC Colorado</a> staff and volunteers have been working hard to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/advance-framework-expand-access-green-building-all" target="_blank">ADVANCE</a>&nbsp;sustainability initiatives at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.focuspoints.org/" target="_blank">Focus Points</a>&nbsp;Family Resource Center, a Denver-based nonprofit committed to serving low-income families in the greater northeast Denver area. In 2015, Focus Points served over 1,500 families, most of whom are Spanish-speaking immigrants.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advance-partner-spotlight-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advance-partner-spotlight-usgbc-colorado#comments Community Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:44:11 +0000 Kathryn Lovda 10356147 at http://in.usgbc.org ADVANCE-ing the comprehensive planning process (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advanceing-comprehensive-planning-process-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/advance-ing-the-comprehensive-planning-process-_usgbc-minnesota__0.png?1468605575" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 30, after a period of working with leaders in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ci.saint-anthony.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&amp;SEC=%7b8AAC8240-F1E6-4C6E-9B0F-70DCBEB4D076%7d" target="_blank">St. Anthony Village</a>, a suburb of Minneapolis, to determine goals and needs, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> led community leaders and green community industry experts through a strategic planning process.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advanceing-comprehensive-planning-process-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advanceing-comprehensive-planning-process-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:59:35 +0000 Stephanie Leonard 10355850 at http://in.usgbc.org Leadership and performance: IFFCO, India and LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leadership-and-performance-iffco-india-and-leed <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leadership-and-performance-iffco-india-and-leed_0.png?1468594904" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With paramount commitments to quality and to harnessing the Earth&rsquo;s bounty to eliminate hunger from India in a sustainable manner, it is not surprising that the <a href="http://www.iffco.in/" target="_blank">Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited</a> (IFFCO) has become the world&rsquo;s largest fertilizer cooperative federation. Nor is it surprising that, given the organization&rsquo;s longstanding leadership in sustainability, it has also chosen to pursue <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> certification for many of its corporate buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leadership-and-performance-iffco-india-and-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leadership-and-performance-iffco-india-and-leed#comments Industry Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:01:44 +0000 Alok Jhunjhunwala 10355595 at http://in.usgbc.org The promise of green building in Reno (USGBC Nevada) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/promise-green-building-reno-usgbc-nevada <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-promise-of-green-building-in-reno-_usgbc-nevada__0.png?1468528545" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Expanding green building practices has become more important than ever before in keeping building marketplaces competitive. Reno, in particular, has a green building market that is largely untapped&mdash;leaving great potential to attract new companies and talent while changing perception of the community.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/promise-green-building-reno-usgbc-nevada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/promise-green-building-reno-usgbc-nevada#comments Community Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:35:45 +0000 Lynne Barker 10354646 at http://in.usgbc.org Beyond treehugging: USGBC Indiana promotes tree planting on Earth Day http://in.usgbc.org/articles/beyond-treehugging-usgbc-indiana-promotes-tree-planting-earth-day <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"> Hannah Fleck </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/beyond-treehugging--usgbc-indiana-promotes-tree-planting-on-earth-day_0.png?1468521080" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="236" src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1468433889-13-0742/Tree_Roots_Indiana_Logo_gray_Final.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" width="200" /></p> <p>The national <a href="http://www.earthday.org/earth-day/" target="_blank">Earth Day Network</a> movement challenged citizens to do really big stuff for our planet this year and moving forward.&nbsp; Earth Day Network is coming up on 50 years of the modern environmental movement that continues to inspire and motivate people to take action.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/beyond-treehugging-usgbc-indiana-promotes-tree-planting-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/beyond-treehugging-usgbc-indiana-promotes-tree-planting-earth-day#comments Community Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:31:19 +0000 Anna Waggoner 10354446 at http://in.usgbc.org Register for Parksmart Advisor Training in August http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-parksmart-advisor-training-august <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/register-for-parksmart-advisor-training-in-august_0.png?1468509399" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Attend one of International Parking Institute (IPI)&rsquo;s upcoming training sessions on August 15&nbsp;or September 27,&nbsp;and become a Parksmart Advisor.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbci.org/certification#parksmart" target="_blank">Parksmart</a>&nbsp;is the world&rsquo;s only rating system defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking structure management, programming, design and technology. Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-parksmart-advisor-training-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-parksmart-advisor-training-august#comments Industry Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:16:39 +0000 Sarah Buente 10354198 at http://in.usgbc.org Famed Architect and Innovator Bjarke Ingels and USGBC COO Mahesh Ramanujam to Close Greenbuild 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/famed-architect-and-innovator-bjarke-ingels-and-usgbc-coo-mahesh-ramanujam-close-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_green_5_0.png?1468439544" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The world&rsquo;s largest green building conference and expo will take place Oct. 5&ndash;7, 2016 in Los Angeles</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/famed-architect-and-innovator-bjarke-ingels-and-usgbc-coo-mahesh-ramanujam-close-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/famed-architect-and-innovator-bjarke-ingels-and-usgbc-coo-mahesh-ramanujam-close-greenbuild#comments Media Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:52:24 +0000 Marisa Long 10353255 at http://in.usgbc.org Studio replay: A better user experience on your website http://in.usgbc.org/articles/studio-replay-better-user-experience-your-website <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Studio-replay-A-better-user-experience-on-your-website.png?1468432744" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Our&nbsp;<a href="http://studio.usgbc.org/blog/" target="_blank">USGBC Studio</a>&nbsp;blog offers some terrific resources for the marketing and design aspects of green building business. Staff experts speak to the challenges and solutions that can help your website, social media campaigns and marketing be as effective and up-to-date as possible. This blog was originally posted on Nov.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/studio-replay-better-user-experience-your-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/studio-replay-better-user-experience-your-website#comments Community Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:51:25 +0000 Megan Coyle 10353098 at http://in.usgbc.org Five green getaways to escape to this summer http://in.usgbc.org/articles/five-green-getaways-escape-summer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/five-green-getaways-to-escape-to-this-summer_0.png?1468419215" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grab your sunglasses, stock up on sunscreen and pack your suitcase&mdash;summertime is finally here, and with it, an opportunity to explore different sights around the grand &lsquo;ole USA.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out this 2016 traveler&rsquo;s guide for sustainable destinations featuring LEED-certified spaces, crisscrossing from the West down to the South and over to the East.</p> <p>Looking for a little more information about LEED and hospitality? Read our&nbsp;<a href="https://readymag.com/usgbc/hospitality/" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: Hospitality Report</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/five-green-getaways-escape-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/five-green-getaways-escape-summer#comments Community Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:13:35 +0000 Christina Huynh 10352514 at http://in.usgbc.org Johnson Controls releases 2016 Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey http://in.usgbc.org/articles/johnson-controls-releases-2016-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/JCI-Releases-2016-Energy-Efficiency-Indicator-Survey.png?1468414695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Platinum member company&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/johnson-controls" target="_blank">Johnson Controls</a>&nbsp;recently published its annual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/media-center/news/press-releases/2016/06/23/2016-johnson-controls-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey-reveals-planned-investment-at-alltime-high-72-percent-of-respondents-to-increase-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-investments" target="_blank">Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/johnson-controls-releases-2016-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/johnson-controls-releases-2016-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:52:04 +0000 Grant Olear 10352430 at http://in.usgbc.org Bank of America and USGBC can help with affordable, quality housing http://in.usgbc.org/articles/bank-america-and-usgbc-can-help-affordable-quality-housing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-applications--affordable-green-neighborhoods-and-community-green-scholars_0.png?1467835317" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone deserves access to housing that is healthy, affordable and accessible to jobs and amenities. The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program awards funding and provides educational resources to developers of affordable housing who are pursuing certification using the LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) rating system.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/bank-america-and-usgbc-can-help-affordable-quality-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/bank-america-and-usgbc-can-help-affordable-quality-housing#comments LEED Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:01:57 +0000 Rhiannon Jacobsen 10342474 at http://in.usgbc.org Check out our new LEED ad campaign http://in.usgbc.org/articles/check-out-our-new-leed-ad-campaign <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/check-out-our-new-leed-ad-campaign_0.png?1468343075" /> </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="900" height="1088" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_ADs_ALL_Page_1.jpg?1468343297" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="1088" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_ADs_ALL_Page_2.jpg?1468343305" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1350" height="1632" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_ADs_ALL_Page_3.jpg?1468343315" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="1088" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_ADs_ALL_Page_4.jpg?1468343323" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1350" height="1632" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_ADs_ALL_Page_5.jpg?1468343335" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1350" height="1632" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_ADs_ALL_Page_6.jpg?1468343347" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you seen our new LEED advertising campaigns? We're proud to debut our two new ads in the fall issues of <em><a href="http://icon.asid.org/" target="_blank">ASID Icon</a>&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.facilitiesnet.com/bom" target="_blank">Building Operating Management</a>,<a href="www.facilitiesnet.com/bom" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</em>in mailboxes this September.&nbsp;&nbsp;Here's a sneak peak below.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/check-out-our-new-leed-ad-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/check-out-our-new-leed-ad-campaign#comments Industry Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:04:35 +0000 Ashley Katz 10351013 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Dynamic Plaque Diaries: Paharpur Business Centre http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-diaries-paharpur-business-centre <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-dynamic-plaque-diaries-paharpur-business-centre_0.png?1468338442" /> </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="4320" height="3240" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Bottle%20Planters%20at%20Green%20House.JPG?1468339050" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3240" height="4320" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Building%20facade.JPG?1468339069" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3648" height="2736" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Green%20Cafe%20-1.JPG?1468339114" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4320" height="3240" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Green%20Stairway.JPG?1468339129" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4320" height="3240" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Reception%20Area.JPG?1468339150" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4288" height="2848" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED%20Dynamic%20Plaque%20Reading%20and%20rating%20for%20PBC.JPG?1468339202" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of Delhi&rsquo;s greenest and a LEED Platinum building, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/powered-leed-paharpur-business-centre-new-delhi-video" target="_blank">Paharpur Business Centre</a> (PBC) has made remarkable strides in setting the standards for sustainability throughout India. Standing out in a highly polluted city by using over a thousand plants to create a self-sustaining, oxygen-rich environment, Kamal Meattle, CEO of PBC, has successfully created an incubator where businesses come to live, work and breathe.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-diaries-paharpur-business-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-diaries-paharpur-business-centre#comments Industry Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:47:22 +0000 Kunal Gulati 10350910 at http://in.usgbc.org Parksmart and the transformation of mobility http://in.usgbc.org/articles/parksmart-and-transformation-mobility <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/parksmart-and-the-transformation-of-mobility_0.png?1468334925" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;Human mobility has always been an intrinsic part of human development,&rdquo; emphasizes a&nbsp;<a href="http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/mobility-and-human-development" target="_blank">United Nations report</a> on human development.&nbsp;&ldquo;Human mobility plays a central role in global and local processes of social, economic and political change: it is both molded by and helps to mold these global transformations.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/parksmart-and-transformation-mobility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/parksmart-and-transformation-mobility#comments Industry Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:48:45 +0000 Paul Wessel 10350829 at http://in.usgbc.org Register for a WELL workshop in New Delhi on July 28 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-well-workshop-new-delhi-july-28 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/register-for-a-well-workshop-in-new-delhi_0.png?1468260710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Registration is now open for training on understanding the <a href="http://www.wellcertified.com/" target="_blank">WELL Building Standard</a> in New Delhi, India on July 28, 2016.&nbsp;The one-day intensive training session is designed to introduce the intent, key elements and requirements of the&nbsp;WELL Building Standard, the world&rsquo;s first building standard focused exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in the buildings.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-well-workshop-new-delhi-july-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-well-workshop-new-delhi-july-28#comments Industry Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:11:50 +0000 Alok Jhunjhunwala 10349409 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Lab uses your greatest untapped resource: students http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-uses-your-greatest-untapped-resource-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-lab-stories--a-way-for-students-to-be-directly-involved-with-sustainability-at-ucsb_0_0_0.png?1468253724" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the United States alone, there are more than 4,300 colleges and universities&mdash;and each of these institutions have a campus of anywhere from one to several hundred buildings. Colleges and universities are centers of communities across the nation and around the world, educating the next generation of future leaders, professionals, consumers and global sustainability citizens.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-uses-your-greatest-untapped-resource-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-uses-your-greatest-untapped-resource-students#comments LEED Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:15:24 +0000 Sarah Buente 10349191 at http://in.usgbc.org Catch these six water infrastructure sessions at Greenbuilding Brasil http://in.usgbc.org/articles/catch-these-six-water-infrastructure-sessions-greenbuilding-brasil <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"> Greenbuilding Brasil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/energy-efficiency-at-greenbuilding-brasil--eight-must-attend-sessions--_0_0_0.png?1468249816" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/ShowInfo/GreenbuildingBrasil" target="_blank">Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;will take place August 9&ndash;11, 2016 in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil. The event is an excellent place to see the latest products, hear trends in green building, learn best practices and connect with influencers in the global sustainable construction industry.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/catch-these-six-water-infrastructure-sessions-greenbuilding-brasil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/catch-these-six-water-infrastructure-sessions-greenbuilding-brasil#comments International Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:10:15 +0000 10349044 at http://in.usgbc.org More than scraping gum off desks: Green Apple Day of Service 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/more-scraping-gum-desks-green-apple-day-service-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/more-than-scrapping-gum-off-desks-_-green-apple-day-of-service-2016_0.png?1468245316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us on Sept. 24 for the 2016 <a href="http://greenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>, and help make an impact on schools worldwide.&nbsp;</p> <p>All over the world, communities are coming together to improve local schools, making an impact on the environment, supporting health and wellness and advancing environmental and sustainability literacy. School may have just gotten out for the summer, but the time is right to start a Green Apple Day event near you.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/more-scraping-gum-desks-green-apple-day-service-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/more-scraping-gum-desks-green-apple-day-service-2016#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:55:16 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10348400 at http://in.usgbc.org Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program http://in.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant-program_0.png?1456344684" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone deserves access to housing that&rsquo;s healthy, affordable and accessible to jobs and amenities. Bank of America and USGBC are helping to make it happen.</p> <p>The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program provides funding and educational resources to affordable housing developers who are pursuing certification using the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-neighborhood-development" target="_blank">LEED for Neighborhood Development</a> (LEED ND) rating system.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant-program#comments LEED Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:45:24 +0000 10080102 at http://in.usgbc.org Listen to a podcast on GreenerBuilder 2016 (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/listen-podcast-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/listen-to-the-podcast-of-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california_0.jpg?1468007338" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 24, <a href="http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio" target="_blank">GoGreen Radio</a> with Jill Buck featured a discussion about GreenerBuilder 2016, with guests Peter Rumsey, Bob Wallace, Byron Benton and Brenden McEneaney of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/93048/premiere-green-building-event-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank" class="button">Listen to the podcast of the interview</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/listen-podcast-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/listen-podcast-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:48:58 +0000 Melanie Colburn 10345995 at http://in.usgbc.org Volunteer committee chairs attend leadership training (USGBC National Capital Region) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-committee-chairs-attend-leadership-training-usgbc-national-capital-region <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/volunteer-committee-chairs-attend-leadership-training-usgbc-national-capital-region_0.png?1468003414" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 29, the chairs of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">USGBC National Capital Region</a>'s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-national-capital-region-board-and-committees" target="_blank">six standing committees</a>&nbsp;and our Market Leadership Advisory Board met at USGBC to chart our course for the remainder of 2016 and to begin planning&nbsp;for the upcoming year.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-committee-chairs-attend-leadership-training-usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-committee-chairs-attend-leadership-training-usgbc-national-capital-region#comments Community Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:36:39 +0000 Jennifer Wellman-Andryuk 10345719 at http://in.usgbc.org 2016 Green Gala tickets now available (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-green-gala-tickets-now-available-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2016-green-gala-tickets-now-available-usgbc-north-carolina_0.jpg?1467999040" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us for an evening of power networking, fine dining and a silent auction as we celebrate the best of green building in North Carolina.&nbsp;Join <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> for our annual Green Gala Sustainable Business Awards and Fundraiser on September 15, 2016 at the LEED Gold Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can <a href="http://www.501auctions.com/greengala2016" target="_blank">purchase tickets or make a donation</a>&nbsp;on our event site.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-green-gala-tickets-now-available-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-green-gala-tickets-now-available-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:30:40 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10345604 at http://in.usgbc.org Tata Housing commits to 20 million square feet of LEED and WELL space http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tata-housing-commits-20-million-square-feet-leed-and-well-space <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/tata-housing-commits-to-20-million-square-feet-of-leed-and-well-space_0.png?1467993337" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in June, USGBC and GBCI <a href="http://www.gbci.org/usgbc-partners-tata-housing-bring-20-million-square-feet-leed-and-well-certified-green-homes-india" target="_blank">announced</a> a strategic partnership with<span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/tata-housing-development-company-limited" target="_blank">Tata Housing</a>, one of India&rsquo;s fastest-growing real estate development companies.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tata-housing-commits-20-million-square-feet-leed-and-well-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tata-housing-commits-20-million-square-feet-leed-and-well-space#comments International Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:55:36 +0000 Joseph Crea 10345437 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED for ND pilot to sunset July 31 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-pilot-sunset-july-31 <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"> Jason Hercules </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/know_ratingsystems-06__1__0.png?1467923026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-neighborhood-development" target="_blank">LEED for Neighborhood Development</a> (ND), a rating system that supports sustainability at the community scale, has come a long way since it first launched in 2007. It began with a pilot that supported over 100 projects on their path to LEED certification.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-pilot-sunset-july-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-nd-pilot-sunset-july-31#comments LEED Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:23:46 +0000 10344282 at http://in.usgbc.org Nominees announced for People's Choice Award (USGBC National Capital Region) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominees-announced-peoples-choice-award-usgbc-national-capital-region <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nominees-announced-for-peoples-choice-award-usgbc-national-capital-region_0.png?1467919935" /> </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="2400" height="1800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DC%20Scholars%20Public%20Charter%20School.jpg?1467920129" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="899" height="600" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Forrestal%20Collaboration%20Center.jpg?1467920180" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3888" height="2592" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1121%20Fourteenth%20Street.jpg?1467920206" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3008" height="2000" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/The%20Greenbuild%20Legacy%20Project.jpg?1467920238" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2000" height="1333" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/jefferson%20houston.jpg?1467920286" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5100" height="2987" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OGILVY.jpg?1467920322" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1952" height="1179" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Vinson%20Hall.jpg?1467920361" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">USGBC National Capital Region</a>'s Awards of Excellence recognize the best of the best in green building projects, businesses, and individual leadership in the DC metro area.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominees-announced-peoples-choice-award-usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominees-announced-peoples-choice-award-usgbc-national-capital-region#comments Community Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:32:15 +0000 Jennifer Wellman-Andryuk 10344186 at http://in.usgbc.org Download our free LEED slide deck for your next presentation http://in.usgbc.org/articles/download-our-free-leed-slide-deck-your-next-presentation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/download-our-free-leed-slide-deck-for-your-next-presentation_0.png?1467914341" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're looking for the right slides for a powerful presentation on the value of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>, look no further. Our latest presentation, "Why LEED for your clients?", features:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/download-our-free-leed-slide-deck-your-next-presentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/download-our-free-leed-slide-deck-your-next-presentation#comments LEED Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:59:01 +0000 Ashley Katz 10343945 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 brings exciting opportunities for existing buildings in Europe http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-brings-exciting-opportunities-existing-buildings-europe <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Europe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-brings-exciting-opportunities-for-existing-buildings-in-europe_0.png?1467910195" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Already densely populated and highly developed, European countries have the opportunity to improve inefficient, unhealthy buildings. Using <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed#v4" target="_blank">LEED v4</a> for existing building projects is a smart choice because it can result in improved occupant satisfaction, a reduction in water and energy use, and increased financial potential of previously unsound buildings.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-brings-exciting-opportunities-existing-buildings-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-brings-exciting-opportunities-existing-buildings-europe#comments International Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:49:55 +0000 Jack Fraser 10343859 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: July 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-addenda-2016-b_2_0.png?1467900237" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The July 2016 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.&nbsp;To view the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2016#comments LEED Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:03:57 +0000 Marta Drzymala 10343588 at http://in.usgbc.org Inaugural awards recognize green leaders (USGBC Kentucky) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/inaugural-awards-recognize-green-leaders-usgbc-kentucky <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/inaugural-awards-recognize-green-leaders-_usgbc-kentucky__0.png?1467838500" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It was a challenge to narrow the list of exemplary volunteers and firms for our annual meeting and member awards ceremony in late May. However, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">USGBC Kentucky</a> is proud to recognize leaders, legislators and an outstanding educator and to celebrate many successes in green buildings and green schools across Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/inaugural-awards-recognize-green-leaders-usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/inaugural-awards-recognize-green-leaders-usgbc-kentucky#comments Community Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:54:59 +0000 Nancy Church 10342589 at http://in.usgbc.org Energy efficiency at Greenbuilding Brasil: Eight must-attend sessions http://in.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-greenbuilding-brasil-eight-mustattend-sessions <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"> Greenbuild Brasil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/energy-efficiency-at-greenbuilding-brasil--eight-must-attend-sessions--_0.png?1467831722" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This year&rsquo;s <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/ShowInfo/GreenbuildingBrasil" target="_blank">Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference and Expo</a> will take place August 9&ndash;11, 2016 in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil. The event is an excellent place to see the latest products, hear trends in green building, learn best practices and connect with influencers in the global sustainable construction industry. With so many interesting education sessions, we&rsquo;ve highlighted eight presentations on energy efficiency that you cannot miss.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-greenbuilding-brasil-eight-mustattend-sessions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-greenbuilding-brasil-eight-mustattend-sessions#comments International Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:02:01 +0000 10342241 at http://in.usgbc.org BlocPower works to retrofit underserved communities http://in.usgbc.org/articles/blocpower-works-retrofit-underserved-communities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/blocpower-works-to-retrofit-underserved-communities_0.png?1467827153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The commercial buildings sector has seen an increase in retrofit projects as building owners and managers have determined that energy-efficient upgrades result in substantial cost savings and improved property performance. However, small businesses, houses of worship and low-income housing in underserved communities&mdash;buildings in dire need of energy upgrades&mdash;face many obstacles to securing financing for retrofit projects.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/blocpower-works-retrofit-underserved-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/blocpower-works-retrofit-underserved-communities#comments Industry Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:45:53 +0000 Monica Kanojia 10341965 at http://in.usgbc.org How to build an education platform: Be authentic http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-build-education-platform-be-authentic <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/how-to-build-an-education-platform--be-authentic_0.png?1467817563" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This is the first installment of a five-part blog series on how <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc" target="_blank">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;was built. &nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-build-education-platform-be-authentic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-build-education-platform-be-authentic#comments Education Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:06:03 +0000 Rachel Gutter 10341524 at http://in.usgbc.org Rick Fedrizzi to join the International WELL Building Institute as Chairman http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-join-international-well-building-institute-chairman <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/well_1_0.png?1467814359" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>About a year ago I announced my intention to step down from my role as USGBC&rsquo;s CEO. What we&rsquo;ve accomplished together in that time is amazing.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve registered and certified nearly 11,000 more LEED projects, 23 of them in countries that have never had a LEED building before this year. We&rsquo;ve crossed the huge milestone of now having more than 200,000 LEED professionals, and welcomed 35 new LEED Fellows to our midst.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-join-international-well-building-institute-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-join-international-well-building-institute-chairman#comments Community Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:12:39 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 10341254 at http://in.usgbc.org Engaging with nature and our employees at Inpro (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/engaging-nature-and-our-employees-inpro-usgbc-wisconsin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/engaging-with-nature-and-our-employees-at-inpro-_usgbc-wisconsin__0.png?1467748431" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/inpro-corporation" target="_blank">Inpro</a>, a mid-sized product manufacturer located in Muskego, Wisconsin, has partnered with the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">USGBC Wisconsin</a> community throughout the month of June in the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/30x30-nature-challenge-talking-about-ecosystem-services-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">30x30 Nature Challenge</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/engaging-nature-and-our-employees-inpro-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/engaging-nature-and-our-employees-inpro-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:53:51 +0000 Amanda Goetsch 10340029 at http://in.usgbc.org Spire building achieves LEED Gold http://in.usgbc.org/articles/spire-building-achieves-leed-gold <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"> Spire Inc. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/spire-building-achieves-leed-gold_0.png?1467745208" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "Spire Building Earns LEED Gold Certification" on <a href="http://www.spireenergy.com" title="www.spireenergy.com">www.spireenergy.com</a>. <a href="http://www.spireenergy.com/news/news-releases/2016/06-07-2016-165125093" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/spire-building-achieves-leed-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/spire-building-achieves-leed-gold#comments Industry Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:00:08 +0000 10339907 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED-certified office projects continue upward trajectory in greater China http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leedcertified-office-projects-continue-upward-trajectory-greater-china <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/reflections-from-the-second-u_s_-china-climate-leaders-summit_0.png?1467742961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2015, LEED-certified Grade A office buildings exceeded 5.6 million square meters across 10 major cities in greater China, an increase of 7.4 percent from the previous year, accounting for 28 percent of the total market, according to a new report published by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/cbre" target="_blank">CBRE</a> and USGBC.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leedcertified-office-projects-continue-upward-trajectory-greater-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leedcertified-office-projects-continue-upward-trajectory-greater-china#comments International Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:22:41 +0000 Joseph Crea 10339844 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Committee call for volunteers open through August 15 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-call-volunteers-open-through-august-15 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-committees_0_0.png?1467739817" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Put your skills and expertise to work catalyzing market transformation in building design, construction and operations. Become a volunteer for one of our many LEED Committees!</p> <p>USGBC is looking for innovative sustainability professionals and experts in the design, construction and operations of buildings and communities to serve on LEED Committees.</p> <p>The following LEED Committees are now accepting applications for new members:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-call-volunteers-open-through-august-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-call-volunteers-open-through-august-15#comments LEED Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:30:17 +0000 Selina Holmes 10339739 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 education: Documentation tips for project teams http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-documentation-tips-project-teams <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-education-feature-e_0.png?1467729919" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In addition to the new credit language, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed#v4" target="_blank">LEED v4</a> also features an improved user experience that takes a new approach to support, resources and education. This month&rsquo;s LEED v4 education suite focuses on providing LEED project teams with tips and solutions learned from our robust network of <a href="http://www.gbci.org/" target="_blank">GBCI</a> reviewers over the last 2+ years of working with LEED v4 projects.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-documentation-tips-project-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-documentation-tips-project-teams#comments LEED Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:45:19 +0000 Selina Holmes 10339237 at http://in.usgbc.org Triad Branch Sustainable Business Awards nominations are open (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/triad-branch-sustainable-business-awards-nominations-are-open-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/triad-branch-sustainable-business-awards-nominations-are-open_0.png?1467403385" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nominations are now open for the 2017 Piedmont-Triad Branch Sustainable Business Awards.&nbsp;Electronic nominations are due&nbsp;<strong>Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 </strong>by 5:00 p.m. Finalists will be announced on&nbsp;Monday, Jan. 29, 2017, and winners announced in March 2017 at the Signature Event.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/triad-branch-sustainable-business-awards-nominations-are-open-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/triad-branch-sustainable-business-awards-nominations-are-open-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:03:05 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10336469 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for nominations: The Green Building and Design Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-green-building-and-design-women-sustainability-leadership-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-nominations--the-green-building-and-design-women-in-sustainability-leadership-awards_0.png?1467399587" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is still time to nominate an outstanding woman who demonstrates teamwork and leadership in sustainability for the <a href="http://www.wslaawards.com/">2016 Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards</a> (WSLA). Hosted by <a href="http://gbdmagazine.com/" target="_blank"><em>Green Building &amp; Design</em>&nbsp;magazine</a> (<em>gb&amp;d</em>), WSLA honors and connects the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainably and celebrates the achievements of those who are creating lasting change.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-green-building-and-design-women-sustainability-leadership-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-green-building-and-design-women-sustainability-leadership-awards#comments Industry Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:59:47 +0000 Leticia McCadden 10336405 at http://in.usgbc.org Sign up for the 5th annual State Conference (USGBC Arizona) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sign-5th-annual-state-conference-usgbc-arizona <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-arizona-state-conference-a_0.png?1467397979" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-arizona" target="_blank">USGBC Arizona</a> on August 24, 2016 for the 5th&nbsp;annual State Conference.&nbsp;This event will bring together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building. Participants will be equipped with a renewed passion and purpose and the tools to realize their green goals.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sign-5th-annual-state-conference-usgbc-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sign-5th-annual-state-conference-usgbc-arizona#comments Community Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:32:59 +0000 Chad Billings 10336230 at http://in.usgbc.org About Green Homes http://in.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">1 Feb 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_homes.png?1375888497" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was updated Aug. 1, 2016.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) homes are green homes, and they are transforming the residential market and people’s lives around the world.</p> <p>LEED homes are built to be healthier and safer by providing cleaner indoor air. They use less energy and water, leading to monthly savings on utilities, and maintain their value over time.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding#comments Media Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:31:01 +0000 2604930 at http://in.usgbc.org About LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/about-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">1 Aug 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="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/about-leed.png?1470671509" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was updated Aug. 1, 2016.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed#comments Media Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:25:13 +0000 2604113 at http://in.usgbc.org PEER perspective: What I learned at IDEA 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-what-i-learned-idea-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peer-perspective--what-i-learned-at-idea-2016_0.png?1467387279" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 107th International District Energy Association (IDEA) <a href="http://www.idea2016.org/" target="_blank">Annual Meeting</a> was recently held in St. Paul, Minnesota.&nbsp;It is amazing to consider the storied history of a group that has been continuously meeting since 1909 and is essential to advancing the state of efficient, economical and resilient power systems today. Initially, the primary focus of <a href="http://www.districtenergy.org/" target="_blank">IDEA</a> was advancing the district heating industry; district cooling is a more recent topic of interest.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-what-i-learned-idea-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-what-i-learned-idea-2016#comments Industry Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:34:39 +0000 Ryan Franks 10336053 at http://in.usgbc.org About USGBC http://in.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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_USGBC.jpg?1345150401" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was updated Aug. 1, 2016.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0#comments Media Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:24:48 +0000 2601445 at http://in.usgbc.org About Center for Green Schools http://in.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Center-for-Green-Schools-press-kit.png?1464791067" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was updated Aug. 1, 2016.</em></p> <p>The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) established the Center for Green Schools in 2010 to help focus its green school efforts and affect change for this critical building type – no other buildings speak more to the power of green building than the places where our children learn. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools#comments Media Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:24:48 +0000 10260887 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Statistics http://in.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://in.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 July 2016</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-statistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-statistics#comments Media Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:10:10 +0000 5104568 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Silver Nationals Park is a model for green sports http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-silver-nationals-park-model-green-sports <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nationals-park-profile_0.png?1467316369" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Residents of D.C. love their Washington Nationals. Since 2008, when the LEED Silver <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/nationals-stadium" target="_blank">Nationals Park</a> stadium opened and brought major-league baseball back to the District, fans have packed the stands for that most American of all sports. Located in Southeast near the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, the 41,546-seat stadium was the first professional sports venue in the nation to gain LEED certification.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-silver-nationals-park-model-green-sports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-silver-nationals-park-model-green-sports#comments LEED Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:52:49 +0000 Heather Benjamin 10335169 at http://in.usgbc.org Virginia will improve energy efficiency to cut carbon emissions http://in.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-will-improve-energy-efficiency-cut-carbon-emissions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/virginia-will-improve-energy-efficiency-to-cut-carbon-emissions_0.png?1467309687" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 28, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe <a href="https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=15762" target="_blank">signed Executive Order 57</a>, a major step forward in combating climate change by reducing carbon pollution from the state&rsquo;s power plants.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-will-improve-energy-efficiency-cut-carbon-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-will-improve-energy-efficiency-cut-carbon-emissions#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:01:27 +0000 Nick Brousse 10334835 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC partners with The Nature Conservancy to deliver sustainability education http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-nature-conservancy-deliver-sustainability-education <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-partners-with-the-nature-conservancy-to-deliver-sustainability-education_0.png?1467227154" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has partnered with <a href="http://www.nature.org" target="_blank">The Nature Conservancy</a>&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/home/" target="_blank">Nature Works Everywhere</a>&nbsp;program to educate and equip K&ndash;12 students for a more sustainable future. The Nature Conservancy is participating as a founding partner in USGBC&rsquo;s newest sustainability education initiative,&nbsp;<a href="https://learninglab.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">Learning Lab</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-nature-conservancy-deliver-sustainability-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-nature-conservancy-deliver-sustainability-education#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:05:54 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 10332432 at http://in.usgbc.org Pop quiz: Did you know you can earn CE credits from reading USGBC+? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/pop-quiz-did-you-know-you-can-earn-ce-credits-reading-usgbc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pop-quiz-did-you-know-you-can-earn-ce-credits-from-reading-usgbc_0.png?1467216219" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summer reading lists aren't just for schoolchildren. If you're looking for some extra credit, try adding <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">USGBC+</a> to your list. You may be acquainted with our bimonthly green building publication, but you may not have known that you can earn one CE hour every time you read a given issue and take a quiz on it afterward.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/pop-quiz-did-you-know-you-can-earn-ce-credits-reading-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/pop-quiz-did-you-know-you-can-earn-ce-credits-reading-usgbc#comments Education Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:03:39 +0000 Heather Benjamin 10331922 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Dynamic Plaque: A new direction for certification and benchmarking at scale http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-new-direction-certification-and-benchmarking-scale <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-dynamic-plaque%20%281%29.jpg?1467213936" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published on gresb.com as "LEED Dynamic Plaque: Providing a New Direction for Green Building Certification and Benchmarking at Scale" on June 26, 2016.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-new-direction-certification-and-benchmarking-scale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-new-direction-certification-and-benchmarking-scale#comments Industry Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:20:26 +0000 Mark Bessoudo 10331832 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED for Homes: International market update 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-international-market-update-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-for-homes--international-project-data-update-b_0_0_0.png?1467209190" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/cert-guide/homes" target="_blank">LEED for Homes</a> is available for building&nbsp;design and construction projects for single-family homes and multifamily projects up&nbsp;to eight stories&mdash;and&nbsp;LEED for Homes projects are now in dozens of countries around the globe.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-international-market-update-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-international-market-update-2016#comments LEED Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:06:30 +0000 Jennifer Owens 10331489 at http://in.usgbc.org Take part in the Arizona Building Competition (USGBC Arizona) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-arizona-building-competition-usgbc-arizona <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-arizona-battle-of-the-buildings_0.png?1467147763" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Arizona Building Competition is the first of its kind in the state and is structured like the <a href="https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/about-us/how-can-we-help-you/communicate/energy-star-communications-toolkit/motivate-competition-0" target="_blank">2016 Energy Star National Building Competition: Bootcamp</a>. Building owners will compete within the state and also be entered into the national competition for both "Energy SAVER"<strong>&nbsp;</strong>(greatest energy savings per square foot) and "Water SAVER"&nbsp;(greatest water savings per square foot).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-arizona-building-competition-usgbc-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-arizona-building-competition-usgbc-arizona#comments Community Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:02:43 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 10330757 at http://in.usgbc.org Volunteers return to the 2015 Legacy Project site for day of gardening (USGBC National Capital Region) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteers-return-2015-legacy-project-site-day-gardening-usgbc-national-capital-region <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/volunteers-return-to-the-2015-legacy-project-site-for-gardening-day-_usgbc-national-capital-region__0.png?1467141317" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> may have moved on to Los Angeles for 2016, but the world&rsquo;s largest international sustainable building conference and expo has continued to impact Washington, D.C. through the Greenbuild Legacy Project,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2015-legacy-project-capital-area-food-bank" target="_blank">a multipurpose outdoor learning pavilion</a>&nbsp;constructed on the grounds of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/" target="_blank">Capital Area Food Bank</a>&nbsp;(CAFB).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteers-return-2015-legacy-project-site-day-gardening-usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteers-return-2015-legacy-project-site-day-gardening-usgbc-national-capital-region#comments Community Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:15:17 +0000 Jennifer Wellman-Andryuk 10330438 at http://in.usgbc.org Webcor Builders helps personalize employee commitments to a sustainable future http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webcor-builders-helps-personalize-employee-commitments-sustainable-future <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"> Melissa Bitz, Webcor Builders </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/webcor-feature-image_0.png?1467135243" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In construction, sustainability efforts are often measured by the efficiency of a building&rsquo;s life cycle, and although <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> is an important tool for building&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/webcor-builders" target="_blank">Webcor</a>&rsquo;s commitment to a healthier, greener future, it&rsquo;s equally important for us to connect with employees at a personal level. To advance this vision, Webcor developed two employee engagement programs early in 2016, both of which relied heavily on individual participation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webcor-builders-helps-personalize-employee-commitments-sustainable-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webcor-builders-helps-personalize-employee-commitments-sustainable-future#comments Industry Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:34:03 +0000 10330088 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2015 LEED Homes Award Winners http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2015-leed-homes-award-winners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_yellow_0_4.png?1467128324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Annual recognition highlights projects, developers and builders leading the residential market in sustainable development.</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong>&mdash;(June 28, 2016)&mdash;Today, USGBC announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2015-leed-homes-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2015-leed-homes-award-winners#comments Media Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:32:10 +0000 Leticia McCadden 10329800 at http://in.usgbc.org Sustainable Me: Environmental education street fairs (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-me-environmental-education-street-fairs-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainable-me--environmental-education-street-fairs-_usgbc-minnesota__0.png?1467057986" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the summer of 2015, the&nbsp;<a href="http://mngreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Minnesota Green Schools Coalition</a>&nbsp;and activity partners took to an<a href="http://www.openstreetsmpls.org/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Open Streets&nbsp;</a>event to educate youth about sustainability and environmental stewardship as part of the "Sustainable Me" theme. After a successful Sustainable Me 2015, we decided to continue the tradition!&nbsp;</p> <p>Join the Minnesota Green Schools Coalition and our activity partners at Sustainable Me 2016 on Sept. 18.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-me-environmental-education-street-fairs-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-me-environmental-education-street-fairs-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:06:26 +0000 10328676 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuilding Brasil 2016: Q&A with Felipe Faria http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-brasil-2016-qa-felipe-faria <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild-brasil-2016--q_a-with-felipe-faria_0.png?1467043116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The seventh&nbsp;<a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/ShowInfo/GreenbuildingBrasil" target="_blank">Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;will take place August 9&ndash;11, 2016, at the S&atilde;o Paulo Expo in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-brasil-2016-qa-felipe-faria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-brasil-2016-qa-felipe-faria#comments International Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:58:36 +0000 Nicolette Mueller 10328021 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Earth Project Pioneers: Bolivia’s first LEED building reimagines resource efficiency http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-bolivia%E2%80%99s-first-leed-building-reimagines-resource-efficiency <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-earth-project-pioneers--bolivia_s-first-leed-building-reimagines-resource-efficiency-_0.png?1467039480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED in new and existing markets.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-bolivia%E2%80%99s-first-leed-building-reimagines-resource-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-bolivia%E2%80%99s-first-leed-building-reimagines-resource-efficiency#comments International Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:58:00 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10327833 at http://in.usgbc.org Join a PEER webinar on prioritizing resiliency on July 14 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-peer-webinar-prioritizing-resiliency-july-14 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/join-the-peer-webinar-on-prioritizing-resiliency-on-july-14_0.png?1467036050" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microgrids, which allow for on-site renewable energy generation, have answered the call to make our grids more resilient in the wake of superstorms around the world that wreak havoc on our electric systems.</p> <p>Once again, <a href="http://peer.gbci.org/" target="_blank">PEER</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pioneers-peer-sc-electric-feat-john-estey-john-kelly-podcast" target="_blank">S&amp;C Electric Company</a> and the Smart Cities Council come together to create a live discussion:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-peer-webinar-prioritizing-resiliency-july-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-peer-webinar-prioritizing-resiliency-july-14#comments Industry Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:00:50 +0000 Kunal Gulati 10327389 at http://in.usgbc.org 9 habits for sustainability success (USGBC New York Upstate) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/9-habits-sustainability-success-usgbc-new-york-upstate <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/9-habits-for-sustainability-success-_usgbc-new-york-upstate__0.png?1466799909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are several core habits that help individuals and teams achieve more sustainable design. I find that these habits are&nbsp;key in nearly everything I undertake, be it policy work, materials selection, spacial order or teaching staff that the new printers are an ally in their daily work.</p> <p>It is my hope that you will start to see, in your daily work, the strength and completeness these habits afford you, and that you may seek to improve a skill that is slight or share with others a habit that is second nature to you.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/9-habits-sustainability-success-usgbc-new-york-upstate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/9-habits-sustainability-success-usgbc-new-york-upstate#comments Community Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:25:09 +0000 Jodi Smits Anderson 10325406 at http://in.usgbc.org We Are WELL Session 3 educates on fitness, the mind and nutrition (USGBC National Capital Region) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-well-session-3-educates-fitness-mind-and-nutrition-usgbc-national-capital-region <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/well_0.png?1466795831" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Session 3 of the&nbsp;We Are WELL&nbsp;education series, co-hosted by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">USGBC National Capital Region</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wellcertified.com/" target="_blank">The International WELL Building Institute</a>, was held June 6 at <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/jbg-companies?view=overview" target="_blank">the JBG Companies</a> in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The event was attended by over 50 people. Session 1 of this four-part series covered the business case for a healthy work environment.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-well-session-3-educates-fitness-mind-and-nutrition-usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-well-session-3-educates-fitness-mind-and-nutrition-usgbc-national-capital-region#comments Community Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:13:52 +0000 nan schramm 10325304 at http://in.usgbc.org BASF volunteers help at the Dynamic Green Home (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/basf-volunteers-help-dynamic-green-home-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/27965595756_7ea3c51a6b_o.png?1467313852" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a>&nbsp;runs the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-dynamic-green-home-program" target="_blank">Dynamic Green Home Project</a>, a program that helps place and manage volunteers who learn about green building techniques and products and helps install them on a home. Volunteers leave with the knowledge and skills to make upgrades and changes on their own homes.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/basf-volunteers-help-dynamic-green-home-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/basf-volunteers-help-dynamic-green-home-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:02:35 +0000 Stephen Burk 10325206 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Redwood Empire at the Sustainable Enterprise Conference http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-redwood-empire-sustainable-enterprise-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-redwood-empire-at-the-sustainable-enterprise-conference_0.png?1466709019" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On April 7, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-redwood-empire" target="_blank">USGBC Redwood Empire</a> participated in the 11th annual&nbsp;<a href="http://sustainableenterpriseconference.com/" target="_blank">Sustainable Enterprise Conference</a>,&nbsp;held at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, Calif.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-redwood-empire-sustainable-enterprise-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-redwood-empire-sustainable-enterprise-conference#comments Community Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:10:18 +0000 Oren Wool 10321880 at http://in.usgbc.org Behind the ease of e-commerce, sustainable manufacturing benefits everyone http://in.usgbc.org/articles/behind-ease-ecommerce-sustainable-manufacturing-benefits-everyone <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Behind-the-ease-of-e-commerce_-sustainable-manufacturing-benefits-everyone_0.png?1466704825" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These days, it&rsquo;s easy to shop online, but just because you&rsquo;re not going to the brick and mortar store doesn&rsquo;t mean your goods aren&rsquo;t coming from a LEED-certified green building. When we look back on this time, I suspect one of the biggest wonders will be how so many things, including the shopping cart, moved to "the cloud," but tangible products still wound up at our doors.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/behind-ease-ecommerce-sustainable-manufacturing-benefits-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/behind-ease-ecommerce-sustainable-manufacturing-benefits-everyone#comments Industry Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:58:29 +0000 Emily Neagle 10319632 at http://in.usgbc.org Parksmart: The path to sustainable mobility for all http://in.usgbc.org/articles/parksmart-path-sustainable-mobility-all <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Parksmart-The-path-to-sustainable-mobility-for-all.png?1466697592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, one important goal of our vision is promoting sustainable mobility around the world. We believe that parking and sustainability are not mutually exclusive concepts. We say that every story about a green building is a story about people, and every story about parking is a story about the connection between people and the planet.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/parksmart-path-sustainable-mobility-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/parksmart-path-sustainable-mobility-all#comments Industry Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:58:22 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 10319526 at http://in.usgbc.org From the Help Center: The rookie's guide to USGBC membership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-rookies-guide-usgbc-membership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/from-the-help-center--the-rookie_s-guide-to-usgbc-membership_0.png?1466690227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s vision for efficient, healthy and sustainable buildings for all is supported by our members, from the <em>Fortune</em> 500 company based on the East Coast to the architect living in rural Arizona.</p> <p>Our membership network represents a mosaic of professions and markets, all possessing a shared attribute: a passion for better buildings and their rewards for our future.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-rookies-guide-usgbc-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-rookies-guide-usgbc-membership#comments Community Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:57:07 +0000 Christina Huynh 10319317 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC’s Peter Templeton Joins World Green Building Council Board http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-peter-templeton-joins-world-green-building-council-board <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_aqua_0_0.png?1466627235" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>As a member of the Board of Directors, Templeton will help guide </em><em>the strategy of the WorldGBC </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-peter-templeton-joins-world-green-building-council-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-peter-templeton-joins-world-green-building-council-board#comments Media Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:27:15 +0000 Marisa Long 10318588 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 webinar series launches in July (USGBC South Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-webinar-series-launches-july-usgbc-south-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-webinar-series-launches-in-july-_usgbc-south-carolina__0.png?1466621897" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join USGBC South Carolina for a five-session lunchtime webinar series, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/leed-v4-location-transportation" target="_blank">LEED v4: Location and Transportation</a>. This series, beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016, offers content live from the offices of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/craig-gaulden-davis-inc" target="_blank">Craig Gaulden Davis</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-webinar-series-launches-july-usgbc-south-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-webinar-series-launches-july-usgbc-south-carolina#comments Community Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:58:16 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10318413 at http://in.usgbc.org PEER Perspective: The White House, renewables and the grid http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-white-house-renewables-and-grid <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peer-perspective-b_1_0.png?1466619391" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This past week, USGBC was an invited participant in the White House Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage with Smart Markets. The summit convened leading state, utility and private-sector stakeholders to highlight progress and commitments to promote a flexible, efficient, clean and reliable 21st century power grid. <a href="http://peer.gbci.org/" target="_blank">PEER</a> is among the tools to drive this needed transformation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-white-house-renewables-and-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-white-house-renewables-and-grid#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:16:31 +0000 Kunal Gulati 10318347 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Earth Project Pioneers: Customer-first approach inspires Lithuania’s first LEED building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-customerfirst-approach-inspires-lithuania%E2%80%99s-first-leed-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" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-earth-project-pioneers--customer-first-approach-inspires-lithuania_s-first-leed-building-_0.png?1466611146" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED in new and existing markets.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-customerfirst-approach-inspires-lithuania%E2%80%99s-first-leed-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-customerfirst-approach-inspires-lithuania%E2%80%99s-first-leed-building#comments International Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:59:06 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10318126 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 in Latin America: Technical meeting in Panama City http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-latin-america-technical-meeting-panama-city <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-v4-in-Latin-America--Technical-meeting-in-Panama-City.png?1466607874" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This series will help project teams in Latin America use <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed#v4" target="_blank">LEED v4</a> by presenting the basic changes from LEED 2009 as well as some examples of how projects are currently meeting the requirements of this new version. This first article focuses on a unique opportunity for Latin America to learn more about the new version and the best way for local projects to meet the new requirements. </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-latin-america-technical-meeting-panama-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-latin-america-technical-meeting-panama-city#comments International Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:01:07 +0000 William Holness 10318025 at http://in.usgbc.org School facility directors gear up for Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute http://in.usgbc.org/articles/school-facility-directors-gear-green-clean-schools-leadership-institute <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"> Rochelle Davis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/school-facility-directors-gear-up-for-green-clean-schools-leadership-institute_0.png?1466603791" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The green cleaning movement is gaining momentum as schools and universities make decisions that are healthier for students, staff and the environment, and as states pass legislation to help guide these decisions. It&rsquo;s imperative to find the leaders who will help grow the movement in their programs, institutions, communities and the industry as a whole.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/school-facility-directors-gear-green-clean-schools-leadership-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/school-facility-directors-gear-green-clean-schools-leadership-institute#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:56:31 +0000 10317911 at http://in.usgbc.org Reflections on 2016 and what's still to come (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-2016-and-whats-still-come-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/reflections-on-2016-and-what_s-still-to-come_0.png?1466539659" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Halfway through the year, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> reflects on our community&rsquo;s accomplishments, challenges and the road ahead for 2016.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-2016-and-whats-still-come-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-2016-and-whats-still-come-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:07:39 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10317001 at http://in.usgbc.org Update: Energy Star Challenge (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/update-energy-star-challenge-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/update--energy-star-challenge-_usgbc-minnesota__0.png?1466533944" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's no secret that buildings are responsible for a large portion of energy use in the United States. What many people are not aware of is how easy it can be to increase energy efficiency at little to no cost, by making simple changes.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/update-energy-star-challenge-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/update-energy-star-challenge-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:32:24 +0000 10316847 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC volunteers to be recognized at Convergence http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-volunteers-be-recognized-convergence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-b_0_0_0.png?1466520088" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC volunteers are amazing! Your contribution to the movement is invaluable in building leadership, building markets and amplifying the impact of our mission around the world. We celebrate all those tireless, bold and steadfast leaders who drive robust and sustainable solutions for our built environment, while fostering a collaborative community that is inclusive, equitable and just. Thank you all for your service to the USGBC mission.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-volunteers-be-recognized-convergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-volunteers-be-recognized-convergence#comments Community Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:41:28 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 10316430 at http://in.usgbc.org The solution to climate change is under our feet (USGBC Redwood Empire) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/solution-climate-change-under-our-feet-usgbc-redwood-empire <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"> Ryan Johnston, Program Director, Permaculture Skills Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-solution-to-climate-change-is-under-our-feet-_usgbc-redwood-empire_-b_0.png?1466453002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This spring, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-redwood-empire" target="_blank">USGBC Redwood Empire</a> teamed up with local partner organizations&nbsp;<a href="http://www.permacultureskillscenter.org/" target="_blank">Permaculture Skills Center</a>&nbsp;and<a href="http://www.dailyacts.org/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Daily Acts</a>&nbsp;to offer a carbon farming event series exploring strategies to build soil to address climate change.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/solution-climate-change-under-our-feet-usgbc-redwood-empire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/solution-climate-change-under-our-feet-usgbc-redwood-empire#comments Community Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:03:22 +0000 10315651 at http://in.usgbc.org Join our GBCI badge leaders and earn all seven with Education @USGBC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-our-gbci-badge-leaders-and-earn-all-seven-education-usgbc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/promoting-badge-leaders_0.png?1466450083" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On <a href="http://www.usgbc.org" target="_blank">usgbc.org</a>, users can earn badges by completing courses on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc" target="_blank">Education @USGBC</a>. What's a "badge"?&nbsp;A badge is a digital symbol of recognition that complies with&nbsp;<a href="http://openbadges.org/legal_faq/#badge" target="_blank">the Open Badge specification</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-our-gbci-badge-leaders-and-earn-all-seven-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-our-gbci-badge-leaders-and-earn-all-seven-education-usgbc#comments Education Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:14:43 +0000 Nora Knox 10315576 at http://in.usgbc.org PEER Progress: Meet us in Washington, D.C. to support a microgrid initiative http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-progress-meet-us-dc-support-microgrid-initiative <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peer-progress--resources-to-get-you-better-acquainted-with-peer_0_0_0.png?1466445588" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC and <a href="http://www.gbci.org/" target="_blank">GBCI</a>, in partnership with <a href="http://www.urbaningenuity.com/" target="_blank">Urban Ingenuity</a>, invite you to discuss key opportunities in shaping the future of power grids, among leaders from the energy sector in Washington, D.C.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>Workshop: Washington, D.C. Leads the Way on Microgrids<br />When:</strong>&nbsp;Monday, July 11, 2016&nbsp;<br /><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;U.S. Green Building Council,&nbsp;2101 L Street NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-progress-meet-us-dc-support-microgrid-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-progress-meet-us-dc-support-microgrid-initiative#comments Industry Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:59:48 +0000 Kunal Gulati 10315424 at http://in.usgbc.org Learn about EDGE in Latin America at a free webinar on July 14 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-about-edge-latin-america-free-webinar-july-14 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/register-for-a-webinar-introduction-to-edge-certification-a_1_0.png?1466439621" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Register for a free&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.webex.com/usgbc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e701129863c8d103922d048438a7b01ba&amp;SourceId=GBCI" target="_blank">EDGE in Latin America webinar</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;July 14 from 9:30&ndash;10:30 a.m. (UTC-5). Panama GBC and Peru GBC are pleased to present this webinar featuring GBCI experts discussing the new EDGE green building program.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-about-edge-latin-america-free-webinar-july-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-about-edge-latin-america-free-webinar-july-14#comments Industry Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:20:21 +0000 Sarah Buente 10315151 at http://in.usgbc.org Reflections from the second U.S.–China Climate Leaders Summit http://in.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-second-us%E2%80%93china-climate-leaders-summit <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <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"> Mark Ginsberg </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Reflections-from-the-second-U.S.-China-Climate-Leaders-Summit.png?1466785016" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The second U.S.&ndash;China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit was held in Beijing earlier this month. It follows last September&rsquo;s Summit in Los Angeles and continues the high-level Climate Declaration between President Obama and President Xi. Dozens of mayors and subnational leaders from both countries attended, sharing success stories and practical examples with the estimated 2,000 people in attendance during plenaries, technical sessions and exhibits.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-second-us%E2%80%93china-climate-leaders-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-second-us%E2%80%93china-climate-leaders-summit#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:14:22 +0000 10315040 at http://in.usgbc.org We are nature: The outdoors, indoors and health (USGBC New York Upstate) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-nature-outdoors-indoors-and-health-usgbc-new-york-upstate <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/we-are-nature-the-outdoors-indoors-and-health_0.png?1466184964" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I just signed on to David Suzuki&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://30x30.davidsuzuki.org/" target="_blank">30&times;30 Challenge</a>,&nbsp;which means I will go&nbsp;outside for at least 30 minutes each day in June. The goal of this for me is to change my habits to ensure more outdoor time. For the Suzuki Foundation, it is a way to assess attitudes from a broad range of people before and after focused attention to outdoor time, and begin to develop data on our benefits from nature.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-nature-outdoors-indoors-and-health-usgbc-new-york-upstate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-nature-outdoors-indoors-and-health-usgbc-new-york-upstate#comments Community Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:36:04 +0000 Jodi Smits Anderson 10312324 at http://in.usgbc.org Sustainable Business Awards nominations extended (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-business-awards-nominations-extended-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2016-sustainable-business-awards-_usgbc-north-carolina__1_0.png?1466176216" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> Sustainable Business Awards nominations have been extended one more week.&nbsp;</p> <p>Do you have a project that represents sustainability excellence, leadership and innovation? Do you know someone who is a fearless leader in the field of sustainability? We are still accepting nominations for the&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/z4pt7dz1dvzduv/" target="_blank">2016 Annual Sustainable Business Awards</a>. Nominations are now due<strong>&nbsp;Friday, June 24.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-business-awards-nominations-extended-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-business-awards-nominations-extended-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:10:16 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10312108 at http://in.usgbc.org Engage with SITES: Here's how http://in.usgbc.org/articles/engage-sites-heres-how <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/engage-with-sites--here_s-how_0.png?1466172147" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you have experience with the&nbsp;<a href="http://sustainablesites.org" target="_blank">SITES rating system</a>&nbsp;and a passion for sustainable landscape design, development and maintenance? Interested in engaging more with SITES? Here are three ways you can get involved with us:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/engage-sites-heres-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/engage-sites-heres-how#comments Industry Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:02:27 +0000 Ann Johnson 10311862 at http://in.usgbc.org Keeping sustainability off the chopping block: Integrated project delivery (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/keeping-sustainability-chopping-block-integrated-project-delivery-usgbc-colorado <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"> David Heinicke </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/keeping-sustainability-off-the-chopping-block--integrated-project-delivery-_usgbc-colorado__0.png?1466106764" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The story may be familiar by now. A project has been proposed with grand sustainability goals, green certifications, possibly even net zero energy use. But cost overruns steadily whittle away the goals, with each design phase cutting back on the savings and certification targets, ending in the dreaded &ldquo;value engineering&rdquo; (VE) process. The final product scrapes across the finish line with something along the lines of &ldquo;designed and built with sustainability in mind.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/keeping-sustainability-chopping-block-integrated-project-delivery-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/keeping-sustainability-chopping-block-integrated-project-delivery-usgbc-colorado#comments Community Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:52:44 +0000 10311195 at http://in.usgbc.org Get active with USGBC Wisconsin: Call for volunteers http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-active-usgbc-wisconsin-call-volunteers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/volunteer-with-usgbc-wisconsin_0_0.png?1466103530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC volunteers come from all walks of life and have many different backgrounds. The one thing they all share is a commitment to the idea that where we live, learn and labor matters, and how we design, construct and maintain those spaces affects the health, productivity and well-being of each of us, as well as that of our communities and planet.</p> <p>We invite you to volunteer with <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">USGBC Wisconsin</a>! Here are our current volunteer opportunities:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-active-usgbc-wisconsin-call-volunteers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-active-usgbc-wisconsin-call-volunteers#comments Community Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:58:50 +0000 Heather Goetsch 10311063 at http://in.usgbc.org Experts weigh in on LEED and industrial facilities http://in.usgbc.org/articles/experts-weigh-leed-and-industrial-facilities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim-if_1_0.png?1466092674" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2012, USGBC jumped on an unprecedented opportunity to work collaboratively with the manufacturing sector with the launch the LEED User Group: Industrial Facilities. This peer-leadership collaborative is a mechanism for market-driven feedback from industry experts, and now, four years later, the consensus among these powerful voices is clear: LEED is a flexible and applicable leadership standard for industrial and manufacturing facilities.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/experts-weigh-leed-and-industrial-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/experts-weigh-leed-and-industrial-facilities#comments Industry Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:57:54 +0000 Emily Neagle 10310736 at http://in.usgbc.org Certify your parking structure for the future with Parksmart http://in.usgbc.org/articles/certify-your-parking-structure-future-parksmart <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/certify-your-parking-structure-for-the-future-with-parksmart_0.png?1466088769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.gbci.org/certification#parksmart" target="_blank">Parksmart</a>&nbsp;is the world&rsquo;s only rating system defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking structure management, programming, design and technology. An industry-driven, field-tested road map for high-performance new and existing parking garages, Parksmart recognizes forward-thinking facilities working today to shape tomorrow&rsquo;s transportation ecosystem.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/certify-your-parking-structure-future-parksmart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/certify-your-parking-structure-future-parksmart#comments Industry Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:52:49 +0000 Sarah Buente 10310631 at http://in.usgbc.org Lessons in achieving social equality through green building: Convergence 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/lessons-achieving-social-equality-through-green-building-convergence-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-e_0_0.png?1466084234" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The story of green building is a story about people. Our ultimate goal in advancing the cause of more sustainable built environment is to provide better places for people to live, work and play. USGBC and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> have traditionally focused on the top 20 percent of the marketplace, driving leadership and raising the bar for design and construction.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/lessons-achieving-social-equality-through-green-building-convergence-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/lessons-achieving-social-equality-through-green-building-convergence-2016#comments Community Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:37:14 +0000 Jessica Pinkston 10310518 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED and Industrial Facilities: Meet four of the top users of LEED [videos] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-industrial-facilities-meet-four-top-users-leed-videos <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim-if_0.png?1466006291" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The latest in a series of reports highlighting the impact of LEED across sectors and regions of the world, the <a href="https://readymag.com/usgbc/industrial/" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities</a> report illustrates the many ways modern factories, warehouses and more are leveraging LEED for cost savings, greater efficiency and better human health. Take a look at these videos of four of the industry&rsquo;s leading users of LEED to see how they adapt best green building practices to fit their unique needs in the resource-intensive world of manufacturing.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-industrial-facilities-meet-four-top-users-leed-videos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-industrial-facilities-meet-four-top-users-leed-videos#comments Industry Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:58:11 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10308874 at http://in.usgbc.org You're invited: Green Home Guide celebration at Dwell on Design http://in.usgbc.org/articles/youre-invited-green-home-guide-celebration-dwell-design <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/youre-invited-green-home-guide-celebration-at-dwell-on-design_0.png?1466002632" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Heading to Los Angeles for <a href="https://la.dwellondesign.com/" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>? Join USGBC and <a href="http://www.greenhomeguide.com" target="_blank">Green Home Guide</a> for our relaunch happy hour at USGBC's <strong>booth #2304</strong>. We'll be in the expo hall serving up Green Home Guide-inspired cocktails in honor of the relaunch of the go-to resource for greening your home.</p> <h3>Toast Green Home Guide</h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;Saturday, June 25, 1:00&ndash;2:00 p.m. PT</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/youre-invited-green-home-guide-celebration-dwell-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/youre-invited-green-home-guide-celebration-dwell-design#comments Community Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:57:12 +0000 Ashley Katz 10308780 at http://in.usgbc.org Plaque around the world: Visit the LEED Dynamic Plaque at BOMA 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/plaque-around-world-visit-leed-dynamic-plaque-boma-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/plaque-around-the-world--visit-the-leed-dynamic-plaque-at-boma-2016-_0.png?1465999960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="https://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a> continues its world tour this summer, stopping at the <a href="http://www.bomaconvention.org/boma2016/public/enter.aspx" target="_blank">BOMA convention</a> with sessions, workshops and plenty of conversations about monitoring and tracking your sustainable performance.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/plaque-around-world-visit-leed-dynamic-plaque-boma-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/plaque-around-world-visit-leed-dynamic-plaque-boma-2016#comments Community Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:12:40 +0000 Kunal Gulati 10308238 at http://in.usgbc.org Hear from sustainability experts at the Convergence opening plenary http://in.usgbc.org/articles/hear-sustainability-experts-convergence-opening-plenary <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-emailarticle-header-02_1_0.png?1465998349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>How can companies help influence positive change regarding global, social and environmental issues?&nbsp;Convergence, an annual USGBC conference, will be in Jacksonville, Fla., this year from June 21&ndash;23.&nbsp;Interested in attending? Registration is still open!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/hear-sustainability-experts-convergence-opening-plenary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/hear-sustainability-experts-convergence-opening-plenary#comments Community Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:45:48 +0000 Christina Huynh 10308211 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Earth Project Pioneers: The Dominican Republic’s greenest mall http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-dominican-republic%E2%80%99s-greenest-mall <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-earth-project-pioneers--the-dominican-republic_s-greenest-mall_0.png?1465930917" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED in new and existing markets.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-dominican-republic%E2%80%99s-greenest-mall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-dominican-republic%E2%80%99s-greenest-mall#comments International Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:01:57 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10306821 at http://in.usgbc.org A deep sense of place at USGBC Kentucky's Sustainable SITES Workshop http://in.usgbc.org/articles/deep-sense-place-usgbc-kentuckys-sustainable-sites-workshop <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/A-deep-sense-of-place-at-USGBC-Kentucky_s-Sustainable-SITES-Workshop.png?1465928628" /> </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="2049" height="1536" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_0013_1.JPG?1466013215" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2049" height="1536" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_0015_2.JPG?1466013238" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2049" height="1536" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_0009_2.JPG?1466013416" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2049" height="1536" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_0008_0.JPG?1466013513" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">USGBC Kentucky</a> hosted an inaugural workshop to train 58 regional professionals on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sustainablesites.org/" target="_blank">SITES rating system</a>, the most comprehensive program of developing sustainable landscapes. Architects, landscape designers, sustainability officers and policy makers from all over the state of Kentucky met to learn about regenerative design, the benefits derived from sustainable landscapes and the SITES rating system and certification process.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/deep-sense-place-usgbc-kentuckys-sustainable-sites-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/deep-sense-place-usgbc-kentuckys-sustainable-sites-workshop#comments Community Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:18:58 +0000 Nancy Church 10306731 at http://in.usgbc.org Vote for your favorite LEED Home of 2015 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-your-favorite-leed-home-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vote-for-your-favorite-leed-home-of-2015_0.png?1465920111" /> </div> </div> </div> <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.&nbsp;Why? <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Help us select the LEED for Homes Single Family Project of the Year.</strong></p> <p>View the nominees below.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-your-favorite-leed-home-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-your-favorite-leed-home-2015#comments LEED Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:01:51 +0000 Nora Knox 10306452 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 3 courses to take this month (June 2016) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-june-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-3-courses-to-take-this-month-_june-2016__0.png?1465916636" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You want the best courses, and we've got them.&nbsp;Check out this month's best three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge.&nbsp;</p> <p>June's top three courses,&nbsp;created by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-june-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-june-2016#comments Education Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:03:56 +0000 Melanie Share 10306350 at http://in.usgbc.org Make valuable community connections at Convergence http://in.usgbc.org/articles/make-valuable-community-connections-convergence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Convergence-B.png?1465914843" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Building a robust foundation of advocates is essential in effective community development, and USGBC is dedicated to supporting our community leaders to meet this challenge. Every year, we gather at <a href="http://convergence.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">Convergence</a> to provide our key stakeholders with a comprehensive strategy to make multifaceted connections within their local market.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/make-valuable-community-connections-convergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/make-valuable-community-connections-convergence#comments Community Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:32:46 +0000 Jessica Pinkston 10306285 at http://in.usgbc.org New Green Building Report Shows Industrial Sector Prioritizes Sustainability in Design and Operations http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-green-building-report-shows-industrial-sector-prioritizes-sustainability-design-and-ope <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_purple_11_0.png?1465913082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report from U.S. Green Building Council highlights&nbsp;</em><em>facilities incorporating LEED and green practices</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-green-building-report-shows-industrial-sector-prioritizes-sustainability-design-and-ope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-green-building-report-shows-industrial-sector-prioritizes-sustainability-design-and-ope#comments Media Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:04:42 +0000 Rachel Gilbert 10306225 at http://in.usgbc.org Salt Lake City partners with utilities to improve building energy efficiency (USGBC Utah) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/salt-lake-city-partners-utilities-improve-building-energy-efficiency-usgbc-utah <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/salt-lake-city-partners-with-utilities-to-improve-building-energy-efficiency-_usgbc-utah__0.png?1465848067" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past two years, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-utah" target="_blank">USGBC Utah</a> has been partnering with Salt Lake City to promote <a href="http://www.slcgov.com/projectskyline/challenge" target="_blank">Project Skyline</a>,&nbsp;a city initiative to expand building energy tracking and benchmarking using the <a href="https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/existing-buildings/use-portfolio-manager" target="_blank">Energy Star Portfolio Manager</a> program.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/salt-lake-city-partners-utilities-improve-building-energy-efficiency-usgbc-utah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/salt-lake-city-partners-utilities-improve-building-energy-efficiency-usgbc-utah#comments Community Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:01:07 +0000 Whitney Ward 10304683 at http://in.usgbc.org Financing energy efficiency in retail http://in.usgbc.org/articles/financing-energy-efficiency-retail <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/financing-energy-efficiency-in-retail_0.png?1465846009" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Driving the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through efficiency projects in the retail sector can be difficult, particularly when many energy managers lack awareness of financing mechanisms available to them to fund their projects.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/financing-energy-efficiency-retail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/financing-energy-efficiency-retail#comments Industry Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:26:47 +0000 Monica Kanojia 10304600 at http://in.usgbc.org Volunteer at Forecastle and help raise funds for USGBC Kentucky http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-forecastle-and-help-raise-funds-usgbc-kentucky <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Volunteer-at-Forecastle-and-help-raise-funds-for-USGBC-Kentucky%20%281%29.png?1465844768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the third year, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">USGBC Kentucky</a> Emerging Professionals and members have the opportunity to help our community raise funds by&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/z1i54oyn1n65uay/" target="_blank">volunteering at a beverage booth</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://forecastlefest.com/" target="_blank">Forecastle Festival, July 15&ndash;17</a>. By volunteering for one shift, you will receive admission for the entire day, plus a USGBC Kentucky T-shirt.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-forecastle-and-help-raise-funds-usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-forecastle-and-help-raise-funds-usgbc-kentucky#comments Community Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:01:12 +0000 Nancy Church 10304552 at http://in.usgbc.org Free webinar on June 15 and more available from the Building Efficiency Accelerator http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-june-15-and-more-available-building-efficiency-accelerator <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/free-webinar-on-june-15-and-more-available-from-the-building-efficiency-accelerator_0.png?1465840215" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is a member of the <a href="http://www.wrirosscities.org/our-work/project-city/building-efficiency-accelerator" target="_blank">Building Efficiency Accelerator</a> (BEA), a program under the U.N.&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.se4all.org/" target="_blank">Sustainable Energy for All</a> (SE4All) Initiative.&nbsp; The BEA includes over 30 stakeholders from the private, multilateral and nonprofit sectors committed to working with cities around the world on building efficiency efforts.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-june-15-and-more-available-building-efficiency-accelerator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-june-15-and-more-available-building-efficiency-accelerator#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:50:15 +0000 Grant Olear 10304376 at http://in.usgbc.org Lace up for the GBCI rating system boot camp at Convergence http://in.usgbc.org/articles/lace-gbci-rating-system-boot-camp-convergence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-emailarticle-header-01_0_0_0_0.png?1465833246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Micro-grids, performance, human health, sustainable landscapes and more&mdash;the definition of green building keeps expanding, but with the addition of several green building rating systems to the <a href="http://www.gbci.org/" target="_blank">GBCI</a> roster, you might be feeling a little lost in the initialisms.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/lace-gbci-rating-system-boot-camp-convergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/lace-gbci-rating-system-boot-camp-convergence#comments Community Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:54:06 +0000 Jessica Pinkston 10304124 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Lab stories: A way for students to be directly involved with sustainability at UCSB http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-stories-way-students-be-directly-involved-sustainability-ucsb <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-lab-stories--a-way-for-students-to-be-directly-involved-with-sustainability-at-ucsb_0.png?1465825526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-ucsb-project-certifies-under-leed-v4-om" target="_blank">we announced that the second LEED Lab project has received certification</a>!<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-stories-way-students-be-directly-involved-sustainability-ucsb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-stories-way-students-be-directly-involved-sustainability-ucsb#comments LEED Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:45:26 +0000 Sarah Buente 10303595 at http://in.usgbc.org Being green at the ballpark: Target Field and sustainability (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/being-green-ballpark-target-field-and-sustainability-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Being-Green-at-the-Ballpark--Target-Field-and-Sustainability-_USGBC-Minnesota_.png?1465583430" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Minnesota is no stranger to sustainable stadiums.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/university-minnesota-tcf-bank-stadium" target="_blank">TCF BankStadium</a>&nbsp;was the first college football field to achieve LEED certification (Silver) for New Construction, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/rivercentrexcel-energy-center" target="_blank">Xcel Energy Center</a>&nbsp;is LEED-certified for Existing Buildings, and&nbsp;<a href="http://chsfield.com/" target="_blank">CHS Field</a>, member of the&nbsp;<a href="http://greensportsalliance.org/" target="_blank">Green Sports<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/being-green-ballpark-target-field-and-sustainability-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/being-green-ballpark-target-field-and-sustainability-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:26:56 +0000 10299591 at http://in.usgbc.org What sustainable design means to Salesforce http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-sustainable-design-means-salesforce <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 Flynn, Director of Sustainability, Salesforce </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/what-sustainable-design-means-to-salesforce_0.png?1465573796" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/salesforce-123-mission-st" target="_blank">Salesforce</a>, we consider the environment one of our key stakeholders. We believe our position as a technology leader comes with a responsibility to do right by the planet, and we are committed to harnessing our culture of innovation to improve the state of the world.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-sustainable-design-means-salesforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-sustainable-design-means-salesforce#comments Industry Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:49:56 +0000 10299121 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Partners with Tata Housing to bring 20 Million Square Feet of LEED and WELL Certified Green Homes to India http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-tata-housing-bring-20-million-square-feet-leed-and-well-certified-green-home <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_dark_blue_3_0.png?1465522649" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>New strategic partnership focuses on jumpstarting the availability of green, healthy homes across the country</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-tata-housing-bring-20-million-square-feet-leed-and-well-certified-green-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-tata-housing-bring-20-million-square-feet-leed-and-well-certified-green-home#comments Media Fri, 10 Jun 2016 03:37:29 +0000 Joseph Crea 10298111 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED certification: Single building or multiple buildings? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-single-building-or-multiple-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-certification--single-building-or-multiple-buildings-_0.png?1465499414" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> definition of a single building? What are your options if you want to certify more than one building in a single registration?&nbsp;</p> <p>Let's review the different paths to LEED certification if you have more than one building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-single-building-or-multiple-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-single-building-or-multiple-buildings#comments LEED Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:10:14 +0000 Kathryn Tart 10297290 at http://in.usgbc.org Three reasons to attend Greenbuild 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/three-reasons-attend-greenbuild-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-feature-image-c_1_0.png?1465488092" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When we think of icons, we conjure up images of people, places and things that withstand the test of time, symbolizing our beliefs, culture and community. Attend Greenbuild 2016 to celebrate the icons of our movement and the achievements of the green building community.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Greenbuild 2016</strong><br />Expo: Oct. 5&ndash;6 | Conference: Oct. 5&ndash;7<br /> Los Angeles Convention Center</p> <p>Here are three reasons to attend Greenbuild 2016:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/three-reasons-attend-greenbuild-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/three-reasons-attend-greenbuild-2016#comments Industry Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:01:32 +0000 Nora Knox 10296918 at http://in.usgbc.org 12 more cities join global Building Efficiency Accelerator http://in.usgbc.org/articles/12-more-cities-join-global-building-efficiency-accelerator <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/12-more-cities-join-global-building-efficiency-accelerator_0.png?1465484643" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud to be part of a global network of over 30 technical expert organizations working together to improve building energy efficiency in cities around the globe through the <a href="http://www.wrirosscities.org/our-work/project-city/building-efficiency-accelerator" target="_blank">Building Efficiency Accelerator</a> (BEA).&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/12-more-cities-join-global-building-efficiency-accelerator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/12-more-cities-join-global-building-efficiency-accelerator#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:04:02 +0000 Grant Olear 10296833 at http://in.usgbc.org PEER Progress: Resources to get you better acquainted with PEER http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-progress-resources-get-you-better-acquainted-peer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peer-progress--resources-to-get-you-better-acquainted-with-peer_0.png?1465480283" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>2016 is shaping up to be a major year for the sustainability movement, and <a href="http://www.gbci.org/" target="_blank">GBCI</a> is excited by the surge of momentum across the planet to support the idea that we need 21st century infrastructure that is clean, healthy, resilient and secure. Just as the green building movement brought sustainability values to the mainstream of building and construction industry, GBCI believes that <a href="http://www.peer.gbci.org" target="_blank">PEER</a> will succeed in transforming how power is generated, distributed and utilized.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-progress-resources-get-you-better-acquainted-peer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-progress-resources-get-you-better-acquainted-peer#comments Industry Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:51:23 +0000 Kunal Gulati 10294887 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Earth Project Pioneers: Tanzania’s first LEED building a torchbearer for change http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-tanzania%E2%80%99s-first-leed-building-torchbearer-change <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Earth-Project-Pioneers--Tanzania_s-first-LEED-building-a-torchbearer-for-change.png?1465413506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED in new and existing markets.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-tanzania%E2%80%99s-first-leed-building-torchbearer-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-tanzania%E2%80%99s-first-leed-building-torchbearer-change#comments International Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:17:19 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10293680 at http://in.usgbc.org Better Buildings Summit brings fresh focus on occupant health http://in.usgbc.org/articles/better-buildings-summit-brings-fresh-focus-occupant-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/better-buildings-summit-brings-fresh-focus-on-occupant-health_0.png?1465407954" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The third annual&nbsp;<a href="http://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/summit">Better Buildings Summit</a>, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, brought together thousands of representatives from organizations, state and local government and nonprofits such as USGBC to showcase energy efficiency measures and related benefits to their sectors. The summit, held May 9&ndash;11, included sector-specific sessions focused on commercial, data centers, industrial, financial, multifamily, single-family and public sector areas.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/better-buildings-summit-brings-fresh-focus-occupant-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/better-buildings-summit-brings-fresh-focus-occupant-health#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:45:54 +0000 Alysson Blackwelder 10293453 at http://in.usgbc.org Maintaining green buildings with the Green Janitors Program [USGBC+ May/June 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/maintaining-green-buildings-green-janitors-program-usgbc-mayjune-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maintaining-green-buildings-with-the-green-janitors-program_0.png?1465400787" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "At the Table" in the May/June issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/at-the-table/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/maintaining-green-buildings-green-janitors-program-usgbc-mayjune-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/maintaining-green-buildings-green-janitors-program-usgbc-mayjune-2016#comments Community Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:46:27 +0000 Kiley Jacques 10293031 at http://in.usgbc.org Course preview: Breaking Barriers: Social Equity within the Supply Chain [video] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-breaking-barriers-social-equity-within-supply-chain-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Course-preview-Breaking-Barriers-Social-Equity-within-the-Supply-Chain.png?1465395465" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>, you can grow your green building knowledge online, anytime.&nbsp;Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p> <p>Check out the preview below of this month's featured course,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/breaking-barriers-social-equity-within-supply-chain-10109789" target="_blank">Breaking Barriers: Social Equity within the Supply Chain</a>,&nbsp;created by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/infospec-inc" target="_blank">InfoSpec, Inc</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-breaking-barriers-social-equity-within-supply-chain-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-breaking-barriers-social-equity-within-supply-chain-video#comments Education Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:15:42 +0000 Melanie Share 10292855 at http://in.usgbc.org Drawing our favorite spaces for Earth Day (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/drawing-our-favorite-spaces-earth-day-usgbc-iowa <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"> Jacob Serfling </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/drawing-our-favorite-spaces-for-earth-day-_usgbc-iowa__0.png?1465330145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://usgbc.org/usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">USGBC Iowa</a>&nbsp;members Jeanne Huntsman, Rachael Larson, and Jacob Serfling were on hand at the Science Center of Iowa&rsquo;s Downtown Earth Day Celebration on April 23 in Des Moines, Iowa. The group told visitors what USGBC is all about and how they can engage, including conversations about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/30x30-nature-challenge" target="_blank">30x30 Nature Challenge</a>, and how we interact with the natural environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/drawing-our-favorite-spaces-earth-day-usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/drawing-our-favorite-spaces-earth-day-usgbc-iowa#comments Community Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:09:05 +0000 10284532 at http://in.usgbc.org House counters Senate energy legislation with its own measure http://in.usgbc.org/articles/house-counters-senate-energy-legislation-its-own-measure <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/house-counters-senate-energy-legislation-with-its-own-measure-_0.png?1465327010" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, the U.S House of Representatives advanced an energy and public lands package largely on party lines. The House passed version of S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes energy-related positions passed as part of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-comments-north-american-energy-security-and-infrastructure-act-2015" target="_blank">H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015</a>. The bill also contains a number of provisions dealing with extraction and forestry management on public lands.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/house-counters-senate-energy-legislation-its-own-measure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/house-counters-senate-energy-legislation-its-own-measure#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:16:50 +0000 Bryan Howard 10284423 at http://in.usgbc.org Advancing building performance and quality of life in Tucson (USGBC Arizona) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advancing-building-performance-and-quality-life-tucson-usgbc-arizona <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/advancing-building-performance-and-quality-of-life-in-tucson-_0.png?1465318283" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Things are cooking in Tucson! <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-arizona" target="_blank">USGBC Arizona</a> has been cultivating community partnerships to advance sustainable projects and provide members with a meaningful way to impact their local community. A wide range of community projects, including energy assessments to green school education campaigns, are in the works.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advancing-building-performance-and-quality-life-tucson-usgbc-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/advancing-building-performance-and-quality-life-tucson-usgbc-arizona#comments Community Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:51:23 +0000 Michael Peel 10284079 at http://in.usgbc.org Join us for a Smart Cities Council PEER webinar on June 9 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-smart-cities-council-peer-webinar-june-9 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/join-us-for-a-smart-cities-council-peer-webinar-on-june-9_0.png?1465311232" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>PEER is teaming up with <span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pioneers-peer-sc-electric-feat-john-estey-john-kelly-podcast" target="_blank">S&amp;C Electric Company</a> and&nbsp;</span>the Smart Cities Council to create a live discussion on&nbsp;"Generating Value, Driving Sustainability and Improving Resiliency: Lessons from PEER-Certified Energy Systems"<strong>&nbsp;</strong>on&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, June 9, 2016&nbsp;</strong>from 11:00 a.m.&ndash;12:00 p.m. EDT.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-smart-cities-council-peer-webinar-june-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-smart-cities-council-peer-webinar-june-9#comments Education Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:53:52 +0000 Kunal Gulati 10283796 at http://in.usgbc.org Rules to work by: Being green in the green industry (USGBC New York Upstate) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rules-work-being-green-green-industry-usgbc-new-york-upstate <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"> Florence Baveye </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rules-to-work-by--being-green-in-the-green-industry-_usgbc-new-york-upstate__0.png?1465242737" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Climate change has never been a more important issue than it is now. Green buildings and rating systems like <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> are increasing in popularity and becoming an important part of the fight against a warming climate. The workforce is rapidly expanding as students from different fields and workers in transition join the new frontier of building science. This article offers three pieces of advice to help both emerging and established professionals transition and create a comfortable workplace in this growing industry.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rules-work-being-green-green-industry-usgbc-new-york-upstate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rules-work-being-green-green-industry-usgbc-new-york-upstate#comments Community Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:52:16 +0000 Anna Legard 10282233 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Lab stories: A win-win-win for UCSB http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-stories-winwinwin-ucsb <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-lab-stories--a-win-win-win-for-ucsb_0.png?1465234197" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently,&nbsp;we announced that the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-ucsb-project-certifies-under-leed-v4-om" target="_blank">second LEED Lab project has received certification</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-stories-winwinwin-ucsb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-stories-winwinwin-ucsb#comments LEED Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:29:57 +0000 Sarah Buente 10281741 at http://in.usgbc.org Greening higher education: Making good on a vision for the future http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greening-higher-education-making-good-vision-future <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/quote-graphics-b_1_0.png?1465228213" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last October, USGBC stood alongside our counterparts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Second Nature to pledge our collective&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/collaborating-future-higher-education-sustainability" target="_blank">commitment to the vision</a>&nbsp;that&nbsp;by 2025, 20 million graduates across all majors will be global sustainability citizens, learning about relationships between natural, physical, economic, social and cultural systems; understanding how their personal <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greening-higher-education-making-good-vision-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greening-higher-education-making-good-vision-future#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:50:13 +0000 Jaime Van Mourik 10281471 at http://in.usgbc.org Pre-design site assessment in SITES and LEED: Why it really matters http://in.usgbc.org/articles/predesign-site-assessment-sites-and-leed-why-it-really-matters <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pre-design-site-assessment-in-sites-and-leed--why-it-really-matters--_0.png?1465221317" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A comprehensive site assessment is a critical step that you want to complete<em> before</em> the design process of any project. Without it, you are not taking full advantage of the site you&rsquo;ve chosen for your project. Not to be confused with an Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA), which mostly looks at risks associated with the site, a pre-design site assessment primarily looks at the assets of your site so that you can maximize the effectiveness of your design&mdash;programmatic and monetary.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/predesign-site-assessment-sites-and-leed-why-it-really-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/predesign-site-assessment-sites-and-leed-why-it-really-matters#comments LEED Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:55:17 +0000 Micah Silvey 10281254 at http://in.usgbc.org Two weeks left to nominate for the Sustainable Business Awards (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/two-weeks-left-nominate-sustainable-business-awards-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/two-weeks-left-to-nominate-for-the-sustainable-business-awards-_usgbc-north-carolina__0.png?1464983004" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are only two weeks left to nominate!&nbsp;Do you have a project that represents sustainability excellence, leadership and innovation? Do you know someone who is a fearless leader in the field of sustainability? We are still accepting nominations for the&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/z4pt7dz1dvzduv/" target="_blank">2016 Annual Sustainable Business Awards</a>. Nominations are due<strong> Friday, June 17.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/two-weeks-left-nominate-sustainable-business-awards-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/two-weeks-left-nominate-sustainable-business-awards-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:43:24 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10277886 at http://in.usgbc.org Brock Environmental Center achieves Living Building Challenge certification (USGBC Hampton Roads) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brock-environmental-center-achieves-living-building-challenge-certification-usgbc-hampton-r <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/brock-environmental-center-achieves-living-building-challenge-certification-_usgbc-hampton-roads__0.png?1464980077" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-hampton-roads" target="_blank">USGBC Hampton Roads</a>&nbsp;is proud to announce that the&nbsp;Chesapeake Bay Foundation's <a href="http://cbf.org/about-cbf/offices-operations/hampton-roads-regional-office-brock-center" target="_blank">Brock Environmental Center</a>&nbsp;in Virginia Beach was recently awarded&nbsp;<a href="http://living-future.org/lbc" target="_blank">Living Building Challenge</a>&nbsp;certification by the International Living Future Institute.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brock-environmental-center-achieves-living-building-challenge-certification-usgbc-hampton-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brock-environmental-center-achieves-living-building-challenge-certification-usgbc-hampton-r#comments Community Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:54:37 +0000 J.C. Douglass 10277782 at http://in.usgbc.org Charlotte City Council passes Sustainable Facilities Policy (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/charlotte-city-council-passes-sustainable-facilities-policy-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Charlotte-City-Council-passes-Sustainable-Facilities-Policy-_USGBC-North-Carolina_.png?1464976628" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Charlotte City Council <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Newsroom/newsarchive/Pages/Council-wrap-up-for-May-9-2016.aspx" target="_blank">passed the Sustainable Facilities Policy</a> at their meeting&nbsp;last week. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> congratulates all those who made this possible.</p> <p>Our community experts, including Sara O&rsquo;Mara, John Komisin, Keith Pehl and Will Weaver, helped shape this policy years ago, and we shaped its evolution over the last two years to include LEED certification.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/charlotte-city-council-passes-sustainable-facilities-policy-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/charlotte-city-council-passes-sustainable-facilities-policy-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:55:14 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10277671 at http://in.usgbc.org We Are WELL: Air and Water recap (USGBC National Capital Region) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-well-air-and-water-recap-usgbc-national-capital-region <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/we-are-well--air-and-water-recap-_usgbc-national-capital-region__0.png?1464969153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The second session of the WELL Building Speaker series, co-hosted by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">USGBC National Capital Region</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/international-well-building-institute" target="_blank">The International WELL Building Institute</a>, was held April 15&nbsp;at the Endocrine Society in Washington, D.C. It was attended by over 60 participants.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-well-air-and-water-recap-usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-well-air-and-water-recap-usgbc-national-capital-region#comments Community Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:52:33 +0000 nan schramm 10277426 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 Education: Materials and Resources http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-materials-and-resources <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-education-feature-f_0.png?1464899166" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Materials matter, and in June, they are the focus of our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed#v4" target="_blank">LEED v4</a>&nbsp;education. LEED v4 changes the paradigm for how decisions are made about materials that go into the buildings in which we spend so much of our time, by giving new information to decision makers. Instead of saying a product is good or bad based on one attribute, such as recycled content, LEED v4 enables project teams to have a more robust dialogue with manufacturers about optimizing environmental, social and health impacts and better understanding trade-offs.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-materials-and-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-materials-and-resources#comments LEED Thu, 02 Jun 2016 20:26:06 +0000 Selina Holmes 10276199 at http://in.usgbc.org Save the date for Green Apple Day of Service (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-green-apple-day-service-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Save-the-date-for-Green-Apple-Day-of-Service-_USGBC-North-Carolina_%20%281%29.png?1464894862" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> is committed to promoting high-performance healthy schools and is looking for motivated teachers, students and parents who want to improve their school. If you have a project that you would like to complete, we have volunteers and resources through the Green Apple Day of Service that can aid in completion of these projects.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-green-apple-day-service-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-green-apple-day-service-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:11:16 +0000 Sarah Montgomery 10276051 at http://in.usgbc.org Registration now open for Greenbuild 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-greenbuild-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-feature-image-a_0.png?1464891661" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and design is headed to Los Angeles this Oct. 5&ndash;7. With 600 exhibiting companies, 200+ educational sessions, nearly 20,000 colleagues and endless networking opportunities, Greenbuild is shaping up to be <em>iconic.</em></p> <p><a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Register" target="_blank" class="button">Register today</a></p> <p><strong>Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</strong><br />Expo: Oct. 5&ndash;6, Conference: Oct. 5&ndash;7<br />Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-greenbuild-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-greenbuild-2016#comments Industry Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:21:01 +0000 Ashley Katz 10275922 at http://in.usgbc.org Powered by LEED: Paharpur Business Centre in New Delhi [video] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/powered-leed-paharpur-business-centre-new-delhi-video <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/powered-by-leed--paharpur-business-centre-in-new-delhi_0.png?1464881183" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some 24 years ago, Kamal Meattle&rsquo;s doctor told him that his health was being badly affected by Delhi&rsquo;s polluted air. His lung capacity had been reduced by about 30 percent, and, as his doctor explained, it was slowly but most assuredly killing him. The doctor&rsquo;s advice was for Meattle to move away from his home city of Delhi, to a place where the air was clean. Instead, Meattle decided to find a way to create a healthy and productive indoor environment that would allow him to continue live and work in Delhi.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/powered-leed-paharpur-business-centre-new-delhi-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/powered-leed-paharpur-business-centre-new-delhi-video#comments International Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:26:23 +0000 Joseph Crea 10275589 at http://in.usgbc.org Explore social life cycle assessment at SLCA 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/explore-social-life-cycle-assessment-slca-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/social-lca-2016_0.png?1464876014" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>By now, most of us in the green building field have heard of environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and its use in the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed#v4" target="_blank">LEED v4</a> Materials and Resources credit. But have you heard of&nbsp;<strong>social life cycle assessment (SLCA)</strong>?<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/explore-social-life-cycle-assessment-slca-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/explore-social-life-cycle-assessment-slca-2016#comments Industry Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:00:14 +0000 Joel Todd 10275425 at http://in.usgbc.org 30x30 Nature Challenge: Talking about ecosystem services (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/30x30-nature-challenge-talking-about-ecosystem-services-usgbc-wisconsin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/30x30-nature-challenge-talking-about-ecosystem-services-usgbc-wisconsin_0.jpg?1464806993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the month of June, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">USGBC Wisconsin</a> invites you to participate in the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/30x30-nature-challenge" target="_blank">30x30 Nature Challenge</a> and pledge to spend 30 minutes in nature each day, for 30 days. What does spending time in nature have to do with green building? Just as prioritizing a sustainable built environment is good for the natural environment, prioritizing quality time outdoors is good for our health.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/30x30-nature-challenge-talking-about-ecosystem-services-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/30x30-nature-challenge-talking-about-ecosystem-services-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:46:53 +0000 Korinne Haeffel 10273999 at http://in.usgbc.org Register for the Wasatch Choice 2050 Consortium and Active Transportation and Health Summit (USGBC Utah) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-wasatch-choice-2050-consortium-and-active-transportation-and-health-summit-usgbc-u <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"> Wasatch Front Regional Council, Wasatch Council </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/register-for-the-wasatch-choice-2050-consortium-and-active-transportation-and-health-summit-_usgbc-utah__0.png?1464802316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Wasatch Choice vision&nbsp;provides a blueprint for how transportation, land use and economic development can be shaped to improve the quality of life for residents along the Wasatch Front.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-wasatch-choice-2050-consortium-and-active-transportation-and-health-summit-usgbc-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-wasatch-choice-2050-consortium-and-active-transportation-and-health-summit-usgbc-u#comments Community Wed, 01 Jun 2016 17:31:56 +0000 10273789 at http://in.usgbc.org Colgate-Palmolive factory is the first LEED building in Vietnam [USGBC+ May/June 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/colgatepalmolive-factory-first-leed-building-vietnam-usgbc-mayjune-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/colgate-palmolive-factory-is-the-first-leed-building-in-vietnam_0.png?1464796711" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "Green Standard" in the May/June issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/green-standard/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p>Amid the lush beauty and natural wonders of Vietnam is a surprising level of pollution. A booming population, rapid industrialization, water pollution and choking urban traffic&mdash;combined with the effects of climate change and other factors&mdash;have left the country and its 91 million people with significant health and environmental issues.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/colgatepalmolive-factory-first-leed-building-vietnam-usgbc-mayjune-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/colgatepalmolive-factory-first-leed-building-vietnam-usgbc-mayjune-2016#comments Community Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:58:31 +0000 Mary Grauerholz 10273622 at http://in.usgbc.org Apply for a scholarship to attend Greenbuild 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-feature-image-b_0_0_0.png?1464789945" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is excited to provide scholarship opportunities to attend <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2016: Iconic Green</a>, in Los Angeles.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2016#comments Community Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:05:45 +0000 Kirsten Swanson 10273078 at http://in.usgbc.org Volunteer with USGBC Greater Virginia http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-usgbc-greater-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-greater-virginia-green-spaces-design-competition-b_0_0_0.png?1464725336" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever thought about volunteering in your community? Our volunteers help define&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-greater-virginia" target="_blank">USGBC Greater Virginia</a> and determine the effectiveness with which we carry out our mission, programs and activities. They offer the crucial leadership, knowledge and expertise necessary to help our local efforts thrive. Volunteering is also a fun and hands-on way to network and socialize with like-minded people in your community.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-usgbc-greater-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-usgbc-greater-virginia#comments Community Tue, 31 May 2016 20:08:55 +0000 Sara Zoumbaris 10271524 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for sponsors: A Midsummer Night's Green and Awards of Excellence (USGBC National Capital Region) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-sponsors-midsummer-nights-green-and-awards-excellence-usgbc-national-capital-region <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/callsponsors-green_0.png?1464719338" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Play a leading role in the premier summer social event of the Washington, D.C. metro region green building community&mdash;become a sponsor of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">USGBC National Capital Region</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/midsummer-nights-green-awards-excellence">A Midsummer Night&rsquo;s Green</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-usgbc-national-capital-region-2016-awards-excellence">Awards of Excellence</a>!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-sponsors-midsummer-nights-green-and-awards-excellence-usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-sponsors-midsummer-nights-green-and-awards-excellence-usgbc-national-capital-region#comments Community Tue, 31 May 2016 18:28:58 +0000 Jennifer Wellman-Andryuk 10271306 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Earth Project Pioneers: The Glumac Shanghai Office aims high http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-glumac-shanghai-office-aims-high <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-earth-project-pioneers-the-glumac-shanghai-office-aims-high_0.jpg?1464716049" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED in new and existing markets.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-glumac-shanghai-office-aims-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-glumac-shanghai-office-aims-high#comments International Tue, 31 May 2016 17:34:09 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10271146 at http://in.usgbc.org Last chance to sign up for our EDGE workshop in Bhubaneshwar http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-sign-our-edge-workshop-bhubaneshwar <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/last-chance-to-sign-up-for-our-edge-workshop-in-bhubneshwar_0.png?1464710718" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Interested in learning more about&nbsp;<a href="http://edgebuildings.com" target="_blank">EDGE</a>? Attend our upcoming&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/z13qjc4s16z8b49/" target="_blank">EDGE Technical Workshop</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<strong>June 9 in Bhubaneshwar, India</strong>. An innovation of International Finance Corporation, a private sector arm of the World Bank Group, EDGE is a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-sign-our-edge-workshop-bhubaneshwar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-sign-our-edge-workshop-bhubaneshwar#comments Industry Tue, 31 May 2016 16:05:18 +0000 Sarah Buente 10270971 at http://in.usgbc.org Become a member of the LEED Resilience Working Group http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-member-leed-resilience-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/become-a-member-of-the-leed-resilience-working-group_0.png?1464707032" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is now accepting applications for a new LEED Resilience Working Group. Applications will be accepted through <strong>5:00 p.m. PST on June 30, 2016.</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Resilience Working Group, operating under the direction of the LEED Steering Committee, is charged with improving the practical implementation of the LEED resilience pilot credit suite.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-member-leed-resilience-working-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-member-leed-resilience-working-group#comments LEED Tue, 31 May 2016 15:03:52 +0000 Emma Hughes 10270840 at http://in.usgbc.org New forms online for LEED 2009 and LEED v4 projects http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-forms-online-leed-2009-and-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Online-Announcement-C_1.png?1464704649" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You may have noticed that forms for LEED v2009 and LEED v4 got a makeover in Q1 this year. When working on the newest version of <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a>, user feedback was sought on how to improve the system, and one of the top priorities expressed by users was the ability to work on forms offline. As part of this effort, the forms have been streamlined and simplified; for example, the required submittal upload buttons within the forms have been moved to a separate section to improve the speed of form load time.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-forms-online-leed-2009-and-leed-v4-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-forms-online-leed-2009-and-leed-v4-projects#comments LEED Tue, 31 May 2016 14:17:10 +0000 Batya Metalitz 10270519 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED by the numbers: 16 years of steady growth http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-numbers-16-years-steady-growth <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"> Cecilia Shutters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-by-the-numbers--16-years-of-steady-growth_0.png?1464381821" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> has grown to become the world&rsquo;s most widely used green building rating system, with nearly 80,000 projects participating in LEED across 162 countries, including more than 32,500 certified commercial projects. As the best model for sustainable construction, LEED&rsquo;s growth and impact around the world is undisputed&mdash;but the growth has not always been linear. As the real estate market evolves and changes, so does LEED.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-numbers-16-years-steady-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-numbers-16-years-steady-growth#comments LEED Fri, 27 May 2016 20:43:41 +0000 Robb Tufts 10265751 at http://in.usgbc.org Celebrating Schoolyard Gardens Planting Week (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-schoolyard-gardens-planting-week-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/celebrating-schoolyard-gardens-planting-week-_usgbc-minnesota__0.png?1464379002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, May 23&ndash;27, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> celebrated Minnesota Schoolyard Gardens Planting Week, <a href="http://www.mn.gov/governor/assets/2016_03_02_Schoolyard_Gardens_Planting_Week_tcm1055-156579.pdf" target="_blank">as proclaimed by Governor Mark Dayton</a>. Staff, partners and volunteers braved record heat and stormy weather to help schools get gardens in the ground to support hands-on, environmental education.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-schoolyard-gardens-planting-week-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-schoolyard-gardens-planting-week-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Fri, 27 May 2016 19:56:42 +0000 Stephanie Leonard 10265662 at http://in.usgbc.org Department of Energy and CoStar partner to expand visibility of benchmark data http://in.usgbc.org/articles/department-energy-and-costar-partner-expand-visibility-benchmark-data <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/department-of-energy-and-costar-partner-to-expand-visibility-of-benchmark-data_0.png?1464377221" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/us-department-energy?view=overview" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Energy</a> (DOE) and <a href="http://www.costargroup.com/" target="_blank">CoStar Group</a> announced a new partnership to bring building energy data to the most widely used commercial real estate databases in the United States. The announcement underscores the value of data to drive market transformation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/department-energy-and-costar-partner-expand-visibility-benchmark-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/department-energy-and-costar-partner-expand-visibility-benchmark-data#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 27 May 2016 19:27:01 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 10265602 at http://in.usgbc.org 2016 Advocacy Day a success (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-advocacy-day-success-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2016-Advocacy-Day-a-success-_USGBC-North-Carolina_.png?1464375676" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each spring, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> mobilizes its membership base to demonstrate the value and importance of our state&rsquo;s diverse green building industry. Each year&rsquo;s Advocacy Day draws volunteers from across the state to converge in Raleigh, the state capital, for meetings with elected officials. On May 4, over a dozen dedicated volunteers joined us for our 2016 Advocacy Day in Raleigh.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-advocacy-day-success-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-advocacy-day-success-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:14 +0000 Sarah Montgomery 10265542 at http://in.usgbc.org GRESB event: Health and Well-being in Commercial Buildings http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-event-health-and-wellbeing-commercial-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gresb-event--health-and-well-being-in-commercial-buildings_0.png?1464373693" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join <a href="https://www.gresb.com" target="_blank">GRESB</a> for an <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gresb-event-health-and-well-being-in-commercial-buildings-tickets-25347091834" target="_blank">exclusive event</a> exploring the emerging opportunities for institutional investors, property companies and funds to create value and manage risk by promoting health and well-being in commercial buildings. Learn about game-changing academic research with practical insights about emerging technology and new tools.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-event-health-and-wellbeing-commercial-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-event-health-and-wellbeing-commercial-buildings#comments Industry Fri, 27 May 2016 18:28:13 +0000 Ashley Katz 10265440 at http://in.usgbc.org Learning lunches resume with transportation event (USGBC Nebraska Flatwater) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learning-lunches-resume-transportation-event-usgbc-nebraska-flatwater <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/learning-lunches-resume-with-transportation-event-_usgbc-nebraska-flatwater__0.png?1464371913" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-nebraska-flatwater" target="_blank">USGBC Nebraska Flatwater</a>&nbsp;has recently resumed its series of learning lunches. These events are a great way for the community to engage with and discuss important issues.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learning-lunches-resume-transportation-event-usgbc-nebraska-flatwater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learning-lunches-resume-transportation-event-usgbc-nebraska-flatwater#comments Community Fri, 27 May 2016 17:58:32 +0000 Eric Cutler 10265343 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED and Homes [video] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-homes-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-and-homes-_video__0.png?1464359204" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A home is more than just shelter: it&rsquo;s the most important building in our lives. So wouldn&rsquo;t you want a home designed and built with better health and durability in mind?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-homes-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-homes-video#comments LEED Fri, 27 May 2016 14:26:44 +0000 Ashley Katz 10264290 at http://in.usgbc.org Webinar on May 26 for building professionals (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-may-26-building-professionals-usgbc-wisconsin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/webinar-on-may-26-for-building-professionals-_usgbc-wisconsin__0.png?1464292968" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/seventhwave" target="_blank">Seventhwave</a>, USGBC member, education partner and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">USGBC Wisconsin</a> local community sponsor, is presenting an online&nbsp;<a href="http://www.seventhwave.org/comedtraining/newconstruction/zero-energy-buildings" target="_blank">training session on zero net energy</a> on May 26, 2016 from 12:00&ndash;1:30 p.m. Central.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-may-26-building-professionals-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-may-26-building-professionals-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Thu, 26 May 2016 20:02:48 +0000 Anna Svensson 10263000 at http://in.usgbc.org Walkability along the Wasatch Front (USGBC Utah) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/walkability-along-wasatch-front-usgbc-utah <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/walkability-along-the-wasatch-front-_usgbc-utah__0.png?1464289582" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.wfrc.org/new_wfrc/" target="_blank">Wasatch Front Regional Council</a>&nbsp;(WFRC),&nbsp;a local metropolitan planning organization, has created <a href="https://wfrcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=7d1b1df5686c41b593d1e5ff5539d01a" target="_blank">a great new tool</a> to measure walkability along the Wasatch Front in Utah.</p> <p>Here's what the walkability site says about the project:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/walkability-along-wasatch-front-usgbc-utah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/walkability-along-wasatch-front-usgbc-utah#comments Community Thu, 26 May 2016 19:06:22 +0000 Whitney Ward 10262880 at http://in.usgbc.org Sign up for a year of unlimited access to Education @USGBC (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sign-year-unlimited-access-education-usgbc-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/new-courses-at-education-_usgbc-and-the-green-building-channel-_usgbc-minnesota__0_0_0.png?1464285203" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Subscribe today to enjoy one year of unlimited access to <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc" target="_blank">Education @USGBC</a>.</p> <p>Access best-in-class sustainability and green building education to grow your knowledge and fulfill continuing education for LEED credentials, AIA, and others.</p> <p>At $199, an annual subscription to Education @USGBC includes</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sign-year-unlimited-access-education-usgbc-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sign-year-unlimited-access-education-usgbc-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Thu, 26 May 2016 17:53:23 +0000 10262716 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild is international: Translated guide for China http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-international-translated-guide-china <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-feature-image-c_0.png?1464278672" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2016 Iconic Green&nbsp;</a>is just a few short months away, and our international team is preparing. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-international-translated-guide-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-international-translated-guide-china#comments International Thu, 26 May 2016 16:04:32 +0000 Joseph Crea 10262521 at http://in.usgbc.org It's a beautiful day in Charlotte’s Brightwalk neighborhood http://in.usgbc.org/articles/its-beautiful-day-charlotte%E2%80%99s-brightwalk-neighborhood <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/It_s-a-beautiful-day-in-Charlotte_s-Brightwalk-neighborhood-.png?1464270930" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Charlotte&rsquo;s newest community just might make you want to put on your red cardigan and start singing, &ldquo;won&rsquo;t you be my neighbor?&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/its-beautiful-day-charlotte%E2%80%99s-brightwalk-neighborhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/its-beautiful-day-charlotte%E2%80%99s-brightwalk-neighborhood#comments LEED Thu, 26 May 2016 13:54:21 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10262233 at http://in.usgbc.org Keeping pace with EPAD (USGBC Kentucky) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/keeping-pace-epad-usgbc-kentucky <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/keeping-pace-with-epad-_usgbc-kentucky__0.png?1464206375" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>With the passage in late April of an ordinance in metro Louisville, Kentucky now has seven Energy Project Assessment Districts (EPAD), called PACE, or &ldquo;Property Assessed Clean Energy&rdquo; elsewhere in the United States. 

</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/keeping-pace-epad-usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/keeping-pace-epad-usgbc-kentucky#comments Community Wed, 25 May 2016 19:59:35 +0000 Nancy Church 10260953 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for volunteers to advance local communities (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-volunteers-advance-local-communities-usgbc-iowa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-volunteers-to-advance-local-communities-_usgbc-iowa__0.png?1464203098" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="227" src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1464101757-104-9294/CYC_1.jpeg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin: 10px;" width="170" /></p> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s Community Advancement team has been working with diverse community and faith-based partners to identify ways to engage new, underserved and underrepresented audiences over the last few years through the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/advance-framework-expand-access-green-building-all" target="_blank">ADVANCE</a>&nbsp;program.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-volunteers-advance-local-communities-usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-volunteers-advance-local-communities-usgbc-iowa#comments Community Wed, 25 May 2016 19:04:58 +0000 Bethany Wilcoxon 10260824 at http://in.usgbc.org Save the date for Innovate, the USGBC Wyoming Biennial Conference http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-innovate-usgbc-wyoming-biennial-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/save-the-date-for-innovate_-the-usgbc-wyoming-biennial-conference_0.png?1464198540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Building off the 2014 conference theme "Engage,"&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-wyoming" target="_blank">USGBC Wyoming</a>&nbsp;invites you take your sustainable building work further and "Innovate" in 2016. Join us at the LEED Silver <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/hotel-terra" target="_blank">Hotel Terra</a> for a full agenda of inspirational and informative speakers and activities provided for your professional development.&nbsp;Innovate&nbsp;attendees will leave inspired to further advance the green building movement.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-innovate-usgbc-wyoming-biennial-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-innovate-usgbc-wyoming-biennial-conference#comments Community Wed, 25 May 2016 17:49:00 +0000 Kris Wilson 10260676 at http://in.usgbc.org Army medical center seeks LEED Silver [USGBC+ May/June 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/army-medical-center-seeks-leed-silver-usgbc-mayjune-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/army-medical-center-seeks-leed-silver_0.png?1464192023" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "Healing Hospitals" in the May/June issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/healing-hospitals/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/army-medical-center-seeks-leed-silver-usgbc-mayjune-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/army-medical-center-seeks-leed-silver-usgbc-mayjune-2016#comments Community Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:23 +0000 Mary Grauerholz 10260046 at http://in.usgbc.org Learn about LEED v4 at GreenerBuilder 2016 (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-about-leed-v4-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GreenerBuilder-2016-Feature-Image-04.png?1464188400" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Attend&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/greenerbuilder-2016" target="_blank">GreenerBuilder 2016</a> to learn what you need to be at the forefront of greening the built environment, including sessions on <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed#v4" target="_blank">LEED v4</a>.</p> <p>The event will gather hundreds of professionals to learn about green building trends, to hear what owners and developers are looking for and to connect with industry leaders.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-about-leed-v4-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-about-leed-v4-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Wed, 25 May 2016 14:57:12 +0000 Brenden McEneaney 10259876 at http://in.usgbc.org Apply for an EDspaces grant: Help schools enhance their learning environments http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-edspaces-grant-help-schools-enhance-their-learning-environments <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/apply-for-an-edspaces-grant--help-schools-enhance-their-learning-environments_0.png?1464184606" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Across the country, there is a shift toward more efficient, healthier and greener schools, spurred in part by sustainable design and purchasing trends that shape today&rsquo;s cutting-edge learning environments.&nbsp;One of the premier events for practitioners is <a href="http://www.ed-spaces.com/" target="_blank">EDspaces</a>, the only international trade show and conference that gathers professionals who design, equip and manage learning environments, as well as the manufacturers and service providers who support their work.&nbsp;Attendees will be able to see and learn how healthier class<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-edspaces-grant-help-schools-enhance-their-learning-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-edspaces-grant-help-schools-enhance-their-learning-environments#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 25 May 2016 13:56:46 +0000 Jim McGarry 10259742 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Pilot Credit: Building Material Human Hazard and Exposure Assessment http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-pilot-credit-building-material-human-hazard-and-ex <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_v2-04_7_0.png?1464123795" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>New credit continues push for better understanding and decision making around building materials &amp; products</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C.&mdash;(May 24, 2016)&mdash;Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit&mdash;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/10257615" target="_blank">Building Material Human Hazard &amp; Exposure Assessment</a>, which encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-pilot-credit-building-material-human-hazard-and-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-pilot-credit-building-material-human-hazard-and-ex#comments Media Tue, 24 May 2016 21:03:15 +0000 Marisa Long 10258701 at http://in.usgbc.org Accenture volunteers kick off Dynamic Green Home season (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/accenture-volunteers-kick-dynamic-green-home-season-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/accenture-volunteers-kick-off-dynamic-green-home-season-_usgbc-minnesota__0.png?1464120071" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> runs the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-dynamic-green-home-program" target="_blank">Dynamic Green Home Project</a>, a program that helps place and manage volunteers who learn about green building techniques and products and helps install them on a home. Volunteers leave with the knowledge and skills to make upgrades and changes on their own homes.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/accenture-volunteers-kick-dynamic-green-home-season-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/accenture-volunteers-kick-dynamic-green-home-season-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Tue, 24 May 2016 20:01:10 +0000 Stephen Burk 10258482 at http://in.usgbc.org Last chance to secure early adopter pricing for SITES http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-secure-early-adopter-pricing-sites <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/last-chance-to-secure-early-adopter-pricing-for-sites_0.png?1464118185" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Early adopter pricing for&nbsp;<a href="http://sustainablesites.org" target="_blank">SITES</a>&nbsp;expires next&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday, May 31</strong>&mdash;take advantage of this offer and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sustainablesites.org/certification?q=certification" target="_blank">register your project today</a>! Any project that registers between now and May 31 will&nbsp;<strong>save $1,500</strong>&nbsp;<strong>on paid registration and registration/certification bundle fees</strong>. For USGBC and ASLA members, that means that registration will only be $1,000!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-secure-early-adopter-pricing-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-secure-early-adopter-pricing-sites#comments Industry Tue, 24 May 2016 19:29:45 +0000 Sarah Buente 10258419 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Earth Project Pioneers: India’s first LEED v4 Platinum building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-india%E2%80%99s-first-leed-v4-platinum-building <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-earth-project-pioneers--india_s-first-leed-v4-platinum-building_0.png?1464116422" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED in new and existing markets.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-india%E2%80%99s-first-leed-v4-platinum-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-earth-project-pioneers-india%E2%80%99s-first-leed-v4-platinum-building#comments International Tue, 24 May 2016 19:00:22 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10258340 at http://in.usgbc.org Kick off Green Apple Day in Latin America http://in.usgbc.org/articles/kick-green-apple-day-latin-america <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kick-off-green-apple-day-in-latin-america_0.png?1464103790" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join USGBC and SUMe on Monday, June 6 for a one-hour webcast to kick off&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>&nbsp;2016 in Latin America.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>When: </strong>Monday, June 6, 11:00 a.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. Mexico Daylight Time</p> <p>On this call, you will</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/kick-green-apple-day-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/kick-green-apple-day-latin-america#comments International Tue, 24 May 2016 15:29:50 +0000 Emily Riordan 10257787 at http://in.usgbc.org Honor your achievements in green home building: The 2015 LEED Homes Awards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/honor-your-achievements-green-home-building-2015-leed-homes-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/honor-your-achievements-in-green-home-building--the-2015-leed-homes-awards_0.png?1464099682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The deadline to enter the 2015 LEED Homes Awards is fast approaching. Don&rsquo;t miss an opportunity to showcase your achievements in residential green building by submitting your nomination&nbsp;by this<strong> Friday, May 27, 2016.</strong>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/honor-your-achievements-green-home-building-2015-leed-homes-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/honor-your-achievements-green-home-building-2015-leed-homes-awards#comments LEED Tue, 24 May 2016 14:21:22 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10257618 at http://in.usgbc.org IMPACT 2016 Conference recap (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/impact-2016-conference-recap-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/impact-2016-conference-recap-_usgbc-minnesota__0.png?1464034106" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On May 5, 2016, over 200 green building professionals and sustainability experts from Minnesota and beyond joined <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> at the Saint Paul RiverCentre&nbsp; for the 5th annual <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/impact-2016-next-conversation-green-building" target="_blank">IMPACT Conference</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/impact-2016-conference-recap-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/impact-2016-conference-recap-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Mon, 23 May 2016 20:08:26 +0000 10255608 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC North Dakota spring event showcases interior construction http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-north-dakota-spring-event-showcases-interior-construction <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-north-dakota-spring-event-showcases-interior-construction_0.png?1464031030" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.smartt-ic.net/" target="_blank">SMARTT Interior Construction</a>&nbsp;hosted the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-dakota" target="_blank">USGBC North Dakota</a> spring event on May 12. SMARTT showed off two of their projects in downtown Fargo, featuring&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dirtt.net/" target="_blank">DIRTT</a>&nbsp;products (Doing It Right This Time).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-north-dakota-spring-event-showcases-interior-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-north-dakota-spring-event-showcases-interior-construction#comments Community Mon, 23 May 2016 19:17:10 +0000 Rachel Harris 10255433 at http://in.usgbc.org Save the date for the 2016 Green Gala and SBA Awards (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-2016-green-gala-and-sba-awards-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Save-the-date-for-the-2016-Green-Gala-and-SBA-Awards-_USGBC-North-Carolina_.png?1464016935" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On September 15, 2016, join <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> for an evening of power networking, fine dining and a silent auction as we celebrate the best of green building in North Carolina.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-2016-green-gala-and-sba-awards-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-2016-green-gala-and-sba-awards-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Mon, 23 May 2016 15:18:54 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10254237 at http://in.usgbc.org Discovering better places to live, learn and labor (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/discovering-better-places-live-learn-and-labor-usgbc-wisconsin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/discovering-better-places-to-live_-learn-and-labor-_usgbc-wisconsin__0.png?1463762606" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wisconsin is full of places that are designed, built and operated to contribute to prosperous, healthy and sustainable communities. Buildings and neighborhoods contribute by adapting and implementing cost-efficient and energy-saving strategies and practices.</p> <p>During the month of June, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">USGBC Wisconsin</a> will highlight such places in Milwaukee, and we want you to be part of it.</p> <p>How will it work?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/discovering-better-places-live-learn-and-labor-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/discovering-better-places-live-learn-and-labor-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Fri, 20 May 2016 16:43:26 +0000 Heather Goetsch 10250766 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Lab: Your ticket to a career in sustainability http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-your-ticket-career-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-lab--your-ticket-to-a-career-in-sustainability_0.png?1463753551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the biggest draws of the&nbsp;<a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/impact#leed-lab" target="_blank">LEED Lab</a>&nbsp;course is that it prepares students far beyond just giving them an understanding of LEED and green building projects&mdash;it actually prepares them to succeed in 21st&nbsp;century sustainability careers.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-your-ticket-career-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-your-ticket-career-sustainability#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 20 May 2016 14:12:31 +0000 Sarah Buente 10250485 at http://in.usgbc.org New LEED pilot credit establishes Integrative Process for Health Promotion http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-pilot-credit-establishes-integrative-process-health-promotion <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/new-leed-pilot-credit-establishes-an-integrative-process-for-health-promotion_0.png?1463687182" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Protecting human health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change has been a focus of the green building movement since its inception. With changing weather patterns and matured understanding of the relationship between <a href="https://health2016.globalchange.gov/" target="_blank">climate change and health</a>,&nbsp;the need for climate change mitigation and adaptation could not be more evident.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-pilot-credit-establishes-integrative-process-health-promotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-pilot-credit-establishes-integrative-process-health-promotion#comments LEED Thu, 19 May 2016 19:46:22 +0000 Kelly Worden 10249007 at http://in.usgbc.org An Intro to WELL at GreenerBuilder (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/intro-well-greenerbuilder-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/an-intro-to-well-_usgbc-northern-california__0.png?1463684635" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a> is pleased to present a guest blog by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/adhamina-rodriguez/0000002577" target="_blank">Adhamina Rodriguez</a>, who will be speaking at <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/greenerbuilder-2016" target="_blank">GreenerBuilder 2016</a>.<img height="170" src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1463596883-164-8296/Adhamina_Rodriguez.jpg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin: 10px;" width="170" /></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/intro-well-greenerbuilder-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/intro-well-greenerbuilder-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Thu, 19 May 2016 19:03:55 +0000 Adhamina Rodriguez 10248961 at http://in.usgbc.org Learn about EDGE in our free and engaging course http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-about-edge-our-free-and-engaging-course <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/learn-about-edge-in-our-free-and-engaging-course_0.png?1463680232" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have 30 minutes to spare?&nbsp; Want to learn all about EDGE? Take our new, free and engaging course:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/introduction-edge-10011447" target="_blank">Introduction to EDGE</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-about-edge-our-free-and-engaging-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-about-edge-our-free-and-engaging-course#comments Industry Thu, 19 May 2016 17:50:32 +0000 Sarah Buente 10248847 at http://in.usgbc.org Colombia GBC develops ACP for naturally ventilated projects http://in.usgbc.org/articles/colombia-gbc-develops-acp-naturally-ventilated-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/colombia-gbc-develops-acp-for-naturally-ventilated-projects_0.png?1463673703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Over May 18&ndash;19, the <a href="http://www.construverde.co/" target="_blank">ConstruVerde conference</a> is taking place in Bogota, Colombia. In tandem with this, USGBC presents this interview with Cristina Gamboa, CEO of Colombia GBC.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/colombia-gbc-develops-acp-naturally-ventilated-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/colombia-gbc-develops-acp-naturally-ventilated-projects#comments International Thu, 19 May 2016 16:01:43 +0000 Scot Horst 10248558 at http://in.usgbc.org From the Help Center: Regional Priority Credits 101 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-regional-priority-credits-101 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/from-the-help-center--regional-priority-credits-101_0.png?1463670046" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/help" target="_blank">USGBC Help Center</a>, our goal is to quickly connect you with answers addressing a wide range of topics, including LEED, professional exams and project tools.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-regional-priority-credits-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-regional-priority-credits-101#comments LEED Thu, 19 May 2016 15:00:46 +0000 Christina Huynh 10248450 at http://in.usgbc.org Education at Greenbuilding Brasil 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-greenbuilding-brasil-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB-Brasil.png?1463679655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The seventh&nbsp;<a href="http://www.informagroup.com.br/greenbuilding/en" target="_blank">Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;will take place August 9&ndash;11, 2016, at the <a href="http://www.saopauloexpo.com.br/" target="_blank">S&atilde;o Paulo Expo</a> in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil. The Greenbuilding Brasil expo will be co-located with the <a href="http://www.highdesignexpo.com/show-about" target="_blank">High Design&ndash;Home and Office Expo</a>, an international high-end furniture exhibition with solutions for architecture and interior design projects.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-greenbuilding-brasil-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-greenbuilding-brasil-2016#comments Industry Thu, 19 May 2016 13:57:29 +0000 Haley Warson 10248337 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Lab in action: UCSB project certifies under LEED v4 O+M http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-ucsb-project-certifies-under-leed-v4-om <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-lab-in-action--ucsb-project-certifies-under-leed-v4-o_m_0.png?1463594641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As one of the greenest campuses in the country, the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/university-california-santa-barbara?view=overview" target="_blank">University of California at Santa Barbara</a> (UCSB) is deeply committed to fostering a culture of sustainability. Green building is a top priority at UCSB: all new buildings on campus must certify to LEED Gold, and UCSB is a leader in certification for existing buildings. In total, UCSB has nearly 70 LEED-certified buildings, totaling more than 2.6 million gross square feet of certified space.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-ucsb-project-certifies-under-leed-v4-om" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-action-ucsb-project-certifies-under-leed-v4-om#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 18 May 2016 18:04:01 +0000 Sarah Buente 10246871 at http://in.usgbc.org Green building boosts the economy [USGBC+ May/June 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-boosts-economy-usgbc-mayjune-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-boosts-the-economy_0.png?1463587159" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "The 'New' Deal" in the May/June issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/the-new-deal/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-boosts-economy-usgbc-mayjune-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-boosts-economy-usgbc-mayjune-2016#comments Community Wed, 18 May 2016 15:59:19 +0000 Calvin Hennick 10246510 at http://in.usgbc.org International Museum Day showcases 10 U.S. LEED museums http://in.usgbc.org/articles/international-museum-day-showcases-10-us-leed-museums <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/international-museum-day-showcases-top-leed-u_s_-museums_0.png?1463583625" /> </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="1880" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_4_1.jpg?1463583886" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="1159" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_5_1.jpg?1463583930" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3711" height="2890" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Photo_6_0.jpg?1463583950" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="861" height="1100" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_7_1.jpg?1463583972" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="728" height="468" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_8_1.jpg?1463583998" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="600" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_9_1.jpg?1463584015" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2000" height="1655" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_10_1.jpg?1463584033" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, May 18, marks&nbsp;<a href="http://icom.museum/activities/international-museum-day/" target="_blank">International Museum Day</a>! Since 1977, organizations around the world have celebrated and raised awareness about the importance of museums to the development of society on this day. Last year alone, more than 35,000 museums created events in over 145 countries.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/international-museum-day-showcases-10-us-leed-museums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/international-museum-day-showcases-10-us-leed-museums#comments Community Wed, 18 May 2016 15:00:25 +0000 Julia Pergolini 10245923 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 5 ways to connect with USGBC at AIA http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-ways-connect-usgbc-aia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-5-ways-to-connect-with-usgbc-at-aia_0.png?1463580577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you attending <a href="https://convention.aia.org" target="_blank">AIA 2016</a> in Philadelphia, Pa., this week? &nbsp;If you are, here are the top five ways to connect with USGBC, LEED and SITES on the expo floor and at the convention center:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-ways-connect-usgbc-aia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-ways-connect-usgbc-aia#comments Industry Wed, 18 May 2016 14:09:37 +0000 Sarah Buente 10245809 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 3 courses to take this month (May 2016) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-may-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-three-courses-to-take-this-month-_may-2016__0.png?1463578530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You want the best courses, and we've got them.&nbsp;Check out this month's best three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge.&nbsp;</p> <p>May's top three courses,&nbsp;created by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-may-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-may-2016#comments Education Wed, 18 May 2016 13:35:30 +0000 Melanie Share 10245730 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for nominations: USGBC National Capital Region 2016 Awards of Excellence http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-usgbc-national-capital-region-2016-awards-excellence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-nominations--usgbc-national-capital-region-2016-awards-of-excellence_0.png?1463501846" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">USGBC National Capital Region</a> is issuing a call for nominations for its&nbsp;2016 Awards of Excellence.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Purpose</h3> <p>To promote and recognize excellence in sustainable design, environmental stewardship and community impact and to highlight the green building initiatives and achievements of National Capital Region projects, businesses and chapter leaders.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-usgbc-national-capital-region-2016-awards-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-nominations-usgbc-national-capital-region-2016-awards-excellence#comments Community Tue, 17 May 2016 16:17:26 +0000 Jennifer Wellman-Andryuk 10243986 at http://in.usgbc.org Des Moines organizations work toward healthier indoor air (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/des-moines-organizations-work-toward-healthier-indoor-air-usgbc-iowa <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"> Claire Richmond, Project Manager, Healthy Homes Des Moines </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/des-moines-organizations-work-toward-healthier-indoor-air-_usgbc-iowa__0.png?1463498880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>May is <a href="http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx" target="_blank">Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month</a>&mdash;a great time to talk about what can be done to minimize common household substances that impact an Iowan's ability to breathe this time of year.&nbsp;<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/des-moines-organizations-work-toward-healthier-indoor-air-usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/des-moines-organizations-work-toward-healthier-indoor-air-usgbc-iowa#comments Community Tue, 17 May 2016 15:28:00 +0000 10243887 at http://in.usgbc.org Realizing net zero buildings (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/realizing-net-zero-buildings-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/realizing-net-zero-buildings-_usgbc-northern-california__0.png?1463493857" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a><em><a href="http://usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a> is pleased to present a guest blog by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/michael-hummel/0010561677" target="_blank">Michael Hummel</a>, who will be speaking at <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/greenerbuilder-2016" target="_blank">GreenerBuilder 2016</a>.</em>&nbsp;<img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1463493638-84-3023/Michael_Hummel_Head_Shot.jpeg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin: 10px;" width="230" height="153" class="alignr<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/realizing-net-zero-buildings-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/realizing-net-zero-buildings-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Tue, 17 May 2016 14:04:17 +0000 Michael Hummel 10243722 at http://in.usgbc.org Webinar series from DOE on building envelope technologies http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-series-doe-building-envelope-technologies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/webinar-series-from-doe-on-building-envelope-technologies_0.png?1463423325" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;s <a href="http://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/alliance" target="_blank"><span class="s2">Better Building Alliance</span></a> and <a href="https://www.ornl.gov/" target="_blank">Oak Ridge National Laboratory</a> (ORNL) are kicking off a new webinar series focused on advancing envelope technologies in commercial buildings. The webinars will serve as an opportunity for commercial building owners, operators and facility managers to discuss and learn about the latest innovations and best practices in increasing efficiency of building envelopes.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-series-doe-building-envelope-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-series-doe-building-envelope-technologies#comments Industry Mon, 16 May 2016 18:28:45 +0000 Monica Kanojia 10241091 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet us at the 2016 AIA Convention http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-us-2016-aia-convention <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/meet-us-at-the-2016-aia-convention_0.png?1463414454" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Heading to the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/american-institute-architects-aia" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects</a> (AIA) <a href="https://convention.aia.org/Attendee/ShowInfo" target="_blank">annual convention</a> from May 19 to 21 in Philadelphia? Members of the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org" target="_blank">USGBC</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sustainablesites.org/" target="_blank">SITES</a> teams will be available on the expo floor. Visit us to say hello!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-us-2016-aia-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-us-2016-aia-convention#comments Industry Mon, 16 May 2016 16:00:54 +0000 Sarah Buente 10240187 at http://in.usgbc.org Going green in the black (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-black-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/going-green-in-the-black-_usgbc-northern-california__0.png?1463410755" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a> is pleased to present a guest blog by Peter Rumsey, who will be speaking at <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/greenerbuilder-2016" target="_blank">GreenerBuilder 2016</a>, June 16 in San Leandro, Calif.&nbsp;<img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1463408853-134-7356/Peter_Rumsey.jpeg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin: 10px;" width="170" height="220" class="alignright" /></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-black-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-black-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Mon, 16 May 2016 14:59:15 +0000 Peter Rumsey 10240083 at http://in.usgbc.org Stay in touch with the new Green Home Guide http://in.usgbc.org/articles/stay-touch-new-green-home-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/stay-in-touch-with-the-new-green-home-guide_0.png?1463407364" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As you know, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenhomeguide.com/" target="_blank"><em>Green Home Guide</em></a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;your go-to resource for greening your home.</p> <p>On&nbsp;<a href="http://greenhomeguide.com/" target="_blank">greenhomeguide.com</a>,&nbsp;you can browse articles and professional advice to learn more about green home tips and improvements. You can also view and search our directory of green building professionals to access a pro to help green your home.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/stay-touch-new-green-home-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/stay-touch-new-green-home-guide#comments Community Mon, 16 May 2016 14:02:44 +0000 Nora Knox 10239938 at http://in.usgbc.org Residential offerings expanded at Greenbuild 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/residential-offerings-expanded-greenbuild-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-feature-image-b_0.png?1463156352" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2016 Greenbuild Conference and Expo, which will run from Oct 5 to 7 in Los Angeles, Calif., will feature expanded education on the residential green building market.</p> <p>Homes represent a critical piece of the buildings industry: not only are they the structures in which we spend a majority of our time, they&rsquo;re also a sizable and valuable segment of the industry as a whole.</p> <p>Consider some facts:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/residential-offerings-expanded-greenbuild-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/residential-offerings-expanded-greenbuild-2016#comments Education Fri, 13 May 2016 16:19:12 +0000 Taryn Holowka 10235871 at http://in.usgbc.org Community sustainability projects at Convergence http://in.usgbc.org/articles/community-sustainability-projects-convergence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-b_0.png?1463151699" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 2014 in Detroit, USGBC has worked with the community hosting our annual&nbsp;<a href="http://convergence.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">Convergence</a>&nbsp;conference to leave a lasting impact through a series of&nbsp;<a href="http://convergence.usgbc.org/programming#sustain" target="_blank">Community Sustainability Projects</a>. These projects pair green building experts attending the conference with local community-based organizations, guiding the local groups along a path to sustainable leadership.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/community-sustainability-projects-convergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/community-sustainability-projects-convergence#comments Community Fri, 13 May 2016 15:01:39 +0000 Cindy Zork 10235707 at http://in.usgbc.org Junior high students learn about green building from their school’s architect (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/junior-high-students-learn-about-green-building-their-school%E2%80%99s-architect-usgbc-iowa <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"> Eric Hawkinson, C-Wise Design and Consulting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/junior-high-students-learn-about-green-building-from-their-school_s-architect-_usgbc-iowa__0.png?1463079588" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Inspiring students to practice sustainability is easier to do when their very own classroom is an example of best practice. North Central Junior High (NCJH) students in North Liberty, Iowa, have a newfound appreciation for the building in which they spend most of their time.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/junior-high-students-learn-about-green-building-their-school%E2%80%99s-architect-usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/junior-high-students-learn-about-green-building-their-school%E2%80%99s-architect-usgbc-iowa#comments Community Thu, 12 May 2016 18:59:48 +0000 10234156 at http://in.usgbc.org Sustainable building in India: The value of LEED professional credentials http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-building-india-value-leed-professional-credentials <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <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"> IA&amp;B Magazine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Sustainable-building-in-India--The-value-of-LEED-professional-credentials.png?1463076297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>This article was originally published in the April 2016 issue of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iabforum.com/content/current" target="_blank">IA&amp;B magazine</a>&nbsp;as "Sustainable Building in India: The Value of LEED Professional Credentials" and is adapted with permission.&nbsp;</em></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-building-india-value-leed-professional-credentials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-building-india-value-leed-professional-credentials#comments Industry Thu, 12 May 2016 18:00:36 +0000 10234056 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild scholarship recipients from around the globe: Part V http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-around-globe-part-v <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-from-around-the-globe--part-v_0.png?1463068815" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the past eight years, USGBC has offered scholarships to make&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to attend. For Greenbuild 2015, 94 individuals received a scholarship.&nbsp;Recipients represent a diverse group of people from around the world. Each one has a story to tell and brings their own passion to their work. Each one has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-around-globe-part-v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-around-globe-part-v#comments Community Thu, 12 May 2016 16:00:15 +0000 Kirsten Swanson 10233858 at http://in.usgbc.org National Hospital Week spotlights LEED health care facilities http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-hospital-week-spotlights-leed-health-care-facilities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/national-hospital-week-spotlights-leed-health-care-facilities_0.png?1463065096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>May 8&ndash;14 marks National Hospital Week. This special occasion is an opportunity to celebrate hospitals and honor the individuals in health care who have devoted their lives to the health and well-being of the communities they serve.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-hospital-week-spotlights-leed-health-care-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-hospital-week-spotlights-leed-health-care-facilities#comments LEED Thu, 12 May 2016 14:58:15 +0000 Julia Pergolini 10233745 at http://in.usgbc.org Participate in an EDGE Technical Workshop on June 9 in Bhubneshwar, India http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-edge-technical-workshop-june-9-bhubneshwar-india <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/participate-in-an-edge-technical-workshop-on-june-9-in-bhubneshwar_-india_0.png?1463061584" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/z13qjc4s16z8b49/" target="_blank">The EDGE Technical Workshop</a>&nbsp;is geared toward project teams and consultants and covers the basics of EDGE, the EDGE certification process and how to use the EDGE software. An innovation of International Finance Corporation,&nbsp;<a href="http://edgebuildings.com" target="_blank">EDGE</a>&nbsp;is a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-edge-technical-workshop-june-9-bhubneshwar-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-edge-technical-workshop-june-9-bhubneshwar-india#comments Industry Thu, 12 May 2016 13:59:44 +0000 Sarah Buente 10233646 at http://in.usgbc.org MSU’s Jabs Hall wins USGBC Montana Sustainability Award http://in.usgbc.org/articles/msu%E2%80%99s-jabs-hall-wins-usgbc-montana-sustainability-award <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"> Anne Cantrell, MSU News Service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/msu_s-jabs-hall-wins-usgbc-montana-sustainability-award-_0.png?1462998205" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is adapted with permission from the Montana State University <a href="http://www.montana.edu/" target="_blank">website</a>. <a href="http://www.montana.edu/news/16055/msu-s-jabs-hall-wins-sustainability-award-from-u-s-green-building-council-s-montana-chapter" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/msu%E2%80%99s-jabs-hall-wins-usgbc-montana-sustainability-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/msu%E2%80%99s-jabs-hall-wins-usgbc-montana-sustainability-award#comments Community Wed, 11 May 2016 20:23:25 +0000 10231871 at http://in.usgbc.org Two opportunities to learn about SITES in Northern California http://in.usgbc.org/articles/two-opportunities-learn-about-sites-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/two-opportunities-to-learn-about-sites-in-northern-california_0.png?1462995739" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Engage with us in Northern California and learn more about the Sustainable SITES Initiative (<a href="http://sustainablesites.org" target="_blank">SITES</a>). Attend a lecture on the SITES Rating System hosted by the <a href="https://www.asla.org/" target="_blank">American Society of Landscape Architects</a> (ASLA) on either May 23 or May 25.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/two-opportunities-learn-about-sites-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/two-opportunities-learn-about-sites-northern-california#comments Industry Wed, 11 May 2016 19:42:19 +0000 Sarah Buente 10231782 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Joins National Leaders at the White House During Building Safety Month, Commits to Continue Focus on Resilience http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-national-leaders-white-house-during-building-safety-month-commits-continue-focu <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_purple_10_0.png?1462994691" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, DC&mdash;(May 11, 2016)&mdash;USGBC and an array of national building industry leaders gathered this week at the White House&rsquo;s national conference on resilient building codes to discuss the economic and community benefits of resilient design and to consider actions that the federal government and the private sector can take to advance resilience in the built environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-national-leaders-white-house-during-building-safety-month-commits-continue-focu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-national-leaders-white-house-during-building-safety-month-commits-continue-focu#comments Media Wed, 11 May 2016 19:24:51 +0000 Marisa Long 10231753 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 stories: Brooklyn Basin http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-stories-brooklyn-basin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-stories--brooklyn-basin_0.png?1462989592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-stories-one-sansome-street" target="_blank">LEED v4 stories</a> series features the people the behind diverse LEED v4 projects.&nbsp; Project team members and project owners tell of their experiences&mdash;both the wins and the challenges. </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-stories-brooklyn-basin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-stories-brooklyn-basin#comments LEED Wed, 11 May 2016 17:59:52 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 10231533 at http://in.usgbc.org Convergence 2016: The LEED and Community Collaborative Workshop http://in.usgbc.org/articles/convergence-2016-leed-and-community-collaborative-workshop <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"> Emma Hughes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-2016--the-leed-and-community-collaborative-workshop_0.png?1462982419" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC's volunteer network plays a critical role in advancing healthier, more sustainable and more prosperous built environments in communities around the globe.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/convergence-2016-leed-and-community-collaborative-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/convergence-2016-leed-and-community-collaborative-workshop#comments Community Wed, 11 May 2016 15:57:07 +0000 Cindy Zork 10231256 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Minnesota teams up with the Twins to promote sustainability http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-teams-twins-promote-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/mn-program-graphic_0.png?1462978430" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> is teaming up with the Minnesota Twins to teach about sustainability through an interactive tour of Target Field, which has achieved LEED Silver under both the New Construction and LEED for Existing Buildings: O+M Silver certification rating systems.&nbsp;</p> <p>The interactive program includes a tour highlighting sustainable features around the ballpark:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-teams-twins-promote-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-teams-twins-promote-sustainability#comments Community Wed, 11 May 2016 14:53:50 +0000 Sheri Brezinka 10230798 at http://in.usgbc.org Course preview: Paul Hawken on Climate Change [video] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-paul-hawken-climate-change-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/course-preview--paul-hawken-on-climate-change-_video__0.png?1462975066" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>, you can grow your green building knowledge online, anytime.&nbsp;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/%5Bfield_usgbc_course_parent-title-raw%5D/fieldusgbccoursenameraw-10123501" target="_blank">Paul Hawken on Climate Change</a>,&nbsp;created by the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/garrison-institute" target="_blank">Garrison Institute</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-paul-hawken-climate-change-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-paul-hawken-climate-change-video#comments Education Wed, 11 May 2016 13:57:46 +0000 Melanie Share 10230669 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 23 New Countries in its LEED Earth Campaign http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-23-new-countries-its-leed-earth-campaign <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Press_Release_bright_blue_1.png?1462907300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>LEED Earth designed to spur growth of green building in countries around the world</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C.&mdash;(May 10, 2016)&mdash;USGBC announced today that 23 countries have certified their first <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> project or their first LEED v4 Platinum building, as represented in USGBC&rsquo;s ongoing <a href="http://go.usgbc.org/leed-earth" target="_blank">LEED Earth</a> campaign, which is designed to accelerate the uptake of green building and LEED throughout the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-23-new-countries-its-leed-earth-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-23-new-countries-its-leed-earth-campaign#comments Media Tue, 10 May 2016 19:02:17 +0000 Joseph Crea 10229320 at http://in.usgbc.org Making a difference block by block (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/making-difference-block-block-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/making-a-difference-block-by-block-_usgbc-north-carolina__0.png?1462903382" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> and <a href="http://northpiedmont.org/index.php?bypassCookie=1" target="_blank">North Piedmont ASHRAE</a>&nbsp;are sponsoring a 2016 weatherization project, "Block by Block," along with many other partners. They are&nbsp;looking to work with qualified, lower-income homeowners. If you think your home could benefit from some of these basic, low-cost, high-impact upgrades, we would love to work with you! We will have volunteers work on Saturdays in the fall of 2016.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/making-difference-block-block-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/making-difference-block-block-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Tue, 10 May 2016 18:03:02 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10229186 at http://in.usgbc.org Energy code compliance 101 (USGBC Central Pennsylvania) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/energy-code-compliance-101-usgbc-central-pennsylvania <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/energy-code-compliance-101-_ugsbc-central-pennsylvania__0.png?1462892792" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/chapters/usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">USGBC Central Pennsylvania</a> is sharing with our community the <a href="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1462370978-124-5421/Pennsylvania_Building_Energy_Code_101.pdf" target="_blank">tips on energy code compliance</a> prepared by the Pennsylvania Energy Code Compliance Collaborative and facilitated by <a href="http://www.neep.org/initiatives/energy-efficient-buildings/energy-codes" target="_blank">Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/energy-code-compliance-101-usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/energy-code-compliance-101-usgbc-central-pennsylvania#comments Community Tue, 10 May 2016 15:06:32 +0000 Eileen Reavey 10228777 at http://in.usgbc.org #DaylightHour: Saving energy and educating offices http://in.usgbc.org/articles/daylighthour-saving-energy-and-educating-offices <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_daylighthour--saving-energy-and-educating-offices_0.png?1462888226" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud to announce its participation and support of the 2016 <a href="http://www.daylighthour.org/" target="_blank">Daylight Hour</a>, an annual social media campaign organized by the <a href="http://www.be-exchange.org/" target="_blank">Building Energy Exchange</a><span>. On June 17,&nbsp;</span>we will join offices around the world in raising awareness about the use of natural daylight in lieu of electrical lighting.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/daylighthour-saving-energy-and-educating-offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/daylighthour-saving-energy-and-educating-offices#comments Community Tue, 10 May 2016 13:50:26 +0000 Fleming Roberts 10228505 at http://in.usgbc.org Governor recognizes Montana Smart Schools Challenge participants (USGBC Montana) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/governor-recognizes-montana-smart-schools-challenge-participants-usgbc-montana <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"> Office of Governor Steve Bullock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/governor-recognizes-montana-smart-schools-challenge-participants-_usgbc-montana__0.png?1462820840" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published on the <a href="https://governor.mt.gov/" target="_blank">website</a> of the Office of Governor Steve Bullock as "Governor Bullock and Lt. Governor Cooney Recognize Montana Schools Leading the Way to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save Taxpayer Dollars," and is adapted with permission. <a href="https://governor.mt.gov/Newsroom/ArtMID/28487/ArticleID/3629" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/governor-recognizes-montana-smart-schools-challenge-participants-usgbc-montana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/governor-recognizes-montana-smart-schools-challenge-participants-usgbc-montana#comments Community Mon, 09 May 2016 19:03:21 +0000 10226357 at http://in.usgbc.org Idaho Green Schools Challenge winners announced (USGBC Idaho) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/idaho-green-schools-challenge-winners-announced-usgbc-idaho <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/idaho-green-schools-challenge-winners-announced-_usgbc-idaho__0.png?1462816988" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 2013, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-idaho" target="_blank">USGBC Idaho</a> has challenged schools across the state to form a student green team and undertake a project to make their school more sustainable. Each year, more K&ndash;12 schools rise to the challenge. The motto of the challenge, "Where We Learn Matters," is embraced by the student teams in a way that influences the entire school and the broader community.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/idaho-green-schools-challenge-winners-announced-usgbc-idaho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/idaho-green-schools-challenge-winners-announced-usgbc-idaho#comments Community Mon, 09 May 2016 18:03:08 +0000 Kris Wilson 10226175 at http://in.usgbc.org 2016 Sustainable Business Awards (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-sustainable-business-awards-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2016-sustainable-business-awards-_usgbc-north-carolina__0.png?1462809350" /> </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="1280" height="854" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sba-photo-1_web.jpg?1464876197" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1280" height="850" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sba-photo-2_web.jpg?1464876205" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1280" height="854" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sba-photo-3_web.jpg?1464876212" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you have a project that represents sustainability excellence, leadership and innovation? Do you know someone who is a fearless leader in the field of sustainability? We are now accepting nominations for the&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/z4pt7dz1dvzduv/" target="_blank">2016 Annual Sustainable Business Awards</a>. Nominations are due Friday, June 24, 2016.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-sustainable-business-awards-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-sustainable-business-awards-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Mon, 09 May 2016 15:55:50 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10225350 at http://in.usgbc.org Ask Brendan series pilot mixes sustainability know-how and fun http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ask-brendan-series-pilot-mixes-sustainability-knowhow-and-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ask-brendan_0.png?1462806053" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is launching&nbsp;"Ask Brendan," a light yet informative on-screen Q&amp;A series between Senior Vice President of Knowledge <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/rachel-gutter/0010035868" target="_blank">Rachel Gutter</a> and Chief of Engineering <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/brendan-owens/0000005362" target="_blank">Brendan Owens</a>. As USGBC colleagues and friends for nearly a decade, Rachel and Brendan share a passion for sustainability and exceptional cocktails. We have a full season to share with you&mdash;six episodes in all, with new episodes debuting each month.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ask-brendan-series-pilot-mixes-sustainability-knowhow-and-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ask-brendan-series-pilot-mixes-sustainability-knowhow-and-fun#comments Education Mon, 09 May 2016 15:00:52 +0000 Alyssa Campagnoni 10225202 at http://in.usgbc.org Songdo IBD visit highlights leadership in sustainable city development http://in.usgbc.org/articles/songdo-ibd-visit-highlights-leadership-sustainable-city-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/songdo-ibd-visit-highlights-leadership-in-sustainable-city-development_0.png?1462802368" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.songdoibd.com" target="_blank">Songdo International Business District</a>, located in Incheon, South Korea, is widely recognized as the world&rsquo;s first greenfield, sustainable &ldquo;smart&rdquo; city. Since construction began just over 10 years ago, it has become home to nearly 50,000 residents, more than 1,300 retail and hospitality businesses and numerous international corporations and NGOs, such as the Green Climate Fund, World Bank Korea and various United Nations agencies.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/songdo-ibd-visit-highlights-leadership-sustainable-city-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/songdo-ibd-visit-highlights-leadership-sustainable-city-development#comments International Mon, 09 May 2016 13:59:28 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10225079 at http://in.usgbc.org Year of advancement: Find your believers http://in.usgbc.org/articles/year-advancement-find-your-believers <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"> the Community Advancement Team </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/year-of-advancement--find-your-believers-_0.png?1462560483" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Critical to the success of any sustainable equity-driven project is a diverse cast of volunteers with unique skills, experiences and perspectives. Too often we try and achieve things on our own, but in the long run, it is simply not sustainable. We have limits on our knowledge, resources and energy, and especially our time&mdash;the ultimate nonrenewable resource.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/year-advancement-find-your-believers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/year-advancement-find-your-believers#comments Community Fri, 06 May 2016 18:47:57 +0000 MARIE ALEXIA LIKIBI-SIASSIA 10222223 at http://in.usgbc.org Teacher Appreciation Week: Shout-outs from USGBC staff http://in.usgbc.org/articles/teacher-appreciation-week-shoutouts-usgbc-staff <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/teacher-appreciation-week--shout-outs-from-usgbc-staff_0.png?1462555907" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Encouraging. Resourceful. Compassionate. Committed.&nbsp;These are just a few of the words that came up when I asked some of my USGBC colleagues about their favorite teachers.&nbsp;Whether teaching us about systems thinking or climate change, honing our leadership skills or celebrating our successes, the impacts that teachers have on their students is profound.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/teacher-appreciation-week-shoutouts-usgbc-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/teacher-appreciation-week-shoutouts-usgbc-staff#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 06 May 2016 17:31:47 +0000 Emily Riordan 10221710 at http://in.usgbc.org Where USGBC will be this month: The 2016 SPLC Summit http://in.usgbc.org/articles/where-usgbc-will-be-month-2016-splc-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/where-usgbc-will-be-this-month--the-2016-splc-summit_0.png?1462551094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC will be attending and presenting at the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.sustainablepurchasing.org/summit16/" target="_blank">2016 Summit</a> here in Washington, D.C. The summit runs from May 24&ndash;26, but there are also pre-summit short courses on May 23.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/where-usgbc-will-be-month-2016-splc-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/where-usgbc-will-be-month-2016-splc-summit#comments Community Fri, 06 May 2016 16:11:34 +0000 Fleming Roberts 10221586 at http://in.usgbc.org Convergence 2016: Welcome to Jacksonville http://in.usgbc.org/articles/convergence-2016-welcome-jacksonville <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-2016--welcome-to-jacksonville_0.png?1462548504" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jacksonville, Fla., is known as the River City, but it is so much more than&nbsp;the beautiful St. John&rsquo;s River you see outside the Convergence hotel.&nbsp;Jacksonville is beautiful beaches, a growing downtown, peaceful suburbs, the Northside and Historic Springfield, southern hospitality, wonderful weather, great shopping, food, entertainment, museums, sports and so much&nbsp;more.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/convergence-2016-welcome-jacksonville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/convergence-2016-welcome-jacksonville#comments Community Fri, 06 May 2016 15:28:24 +0000 Mark Gelfo 10221510 at http://in.usgbc.org Studio replay: Creating social media content http://in.usgbc.org/articles/studio-replay-creating-social-media-content <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/studio-replay--creating-social-media-content_0.png?1462546717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Our&nbsp;<a href="http://studio.usgbc.org/blog/" target="_blank">USGBC Studio</a>&nbsp;blog offers some terrific resources for the marketing and design aspects of green building business. Staff experts speak to the challenges and solutions that can help your website, social media campaigns and marketing be as effective and up-to-date as possible. This blog was originally posted on Aug. 18, 2015 as "<a href="http://studio.usgbc.org/2015/08/creating-social-media-content/" target="_blank">Creating Social Media Content</a>."</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/studio-replay-creating-social-media-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/studio-replay-creating-social-media-content#comments Community Fri, 06 May 2016 14:58:37 +0000 Julia Pergolini 10221453 at http://in.usgbc.org KSU and USGBC Georgia celebrate Earth Day with farm-to-table tour http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ksu-and-usgbc-georgia-celebrate-earth-day-farmtotable-tour <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-georgia-c_3_0_0_0.png?1462479292" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Earth Day, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-georgia" target="_blank">USGBC Georgia</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/kennesaw-state-university" target="_blank">Kennesaw State University</a> teamed up to host a farm-to-table tour at KSU&rsquo;s <a href="http://dining.kennesawstateauxiliary.com/eateries/the-commons/" target="_blank">The Commons</a>,&nbsp;the&nbsp;nation&rsquo;s largest LEED Gold collegiate dining facility.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ksu-and-usgbc-georgia-celebrate-earth-day-farmtotable-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ksu-and-usgbc-georgia-celebrate-earth-day-farmtotable-tour#comments Community Thu, 05 May 2016 20:14:52 +0000 Beth Cope 10220064 at http://in.usgbc.org Join our Green Apple Day of Service heroes in Northern Kentucky (USGBC Kentucky) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-our-green-apple-day-service-heroes-northern-kentucky-usgbc-kentucky <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/join-our-green-apple-day-of-service-heroes-in-northern-kentucky-_usgbc-kentucky__0.png?1462477433" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>May 14 marks the first&nbsp;<a href="http://mygreenapple.org/content/boone-county-high-school-outdoor-classroom" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service project in Kentucky</a>&nbsp;this year, at Boone County High School, where the environmental science class, led by teacher Lenny Beck, spent the fall and winter semesters studying native plant and tree species.&nbsp;<a href="http://mygreenapple.org/node/8101/register" target="_blank">Volunteers are invited to help as heroes!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-our-green-apple-day-service-heroes-northern-kentucky-usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-our-green-apple-day-service-heroes-northern-kentucky-usgbc-kentucky#comments Community Thu, 05 May 2016 19:43:53 +0000 Nancy Church 10219983 at http://in.usgbc.org Virginia Beach City Public Schools recognized as Green Ribbon Schools (USGBC Hampton Roads) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-beach-city-public-schools-recognized-green-ribbon-schools-usgbc-hampton-roads <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/virginia-beach-city-public-schools-recognized-as-green-ribbon-schools-_usgbc-hampton-roads__0.png?1462475311" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC-vcedAi4E" target="_blank">announced on Earth Day</a>&nbsp;that the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vbschools.com/sustainableschools/" target="_blank">Virginia Beach City Public Schools</a>&nbsp;(VBCPS) is one of the 2016&nbsp;<a href="http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html" target="_blank">Green Ribbon Schools Award</a>) winners.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-beach-city-public-schools-recognized-green-ribbon-schools-usgbc-hampton-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/virginia-beach-city-public-schools-recognized-green-ribbon-schools-usgbc-hampton-roads#comments Community Thu, 05 May 2016 19:08:31 +0000 J.C. Douglass 10219916 at http://in.usgbc.org Clean Power Plan implementation debated at the 2016 legislative session (USGBC Greater Virginia) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/clean-power-plan-implementation-debated-2016-legislative-session-usgbc-greater-virginia <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"> J.D. Best </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/clean-power-plan-implementation-debated-at-the-2016-legislative-session-_usgbc-greater-virginia__0.png?1462464034" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2016 Virginia legislative session, which just ended, included some key bills related to implementation of the EPA&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/advocating-efficiency-clean-power-plan" target="_blank">Clean Power Plan</a>.&nbsp;Two bills, HB 2 and SB 21, were vetoed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe; these bills would have required that any state plans for implementing the Clean Power Plan be approved by the General Assembly.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/clean-power-plan-implementation-debated-2016-legislative-session-usgbc-greater-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/clean-power-plan-implementation-debated-2016-legislative-session-usgbc-greater-virginia#comments Community Thu, 05 May 2016 16:00:34 +0000 10219482 at http://in.usgbc.org Sustainable building in India: Leading with LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-building-india-leading-leed <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <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"> IA&amp;B Magazine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainable-building-in-india--leading-with-leed_0.png?1462460368" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in the March 2016 issue of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iabforum.com/content/current" target="_blank">IA&amp;B magazine</a>&nbsp;as "Sustainable Building in India: Leading with LEED."&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-building-india-leading-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-building-india-leading-leed#comments Industry Thu, 05 May 2016 14:59:27 +0000 10219370 at http://in.usgbc.org First CLT hotel in the U.S. signals greater use of engineered wood in the buildings market http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-clt-hotel-us-signals-greater-use-engineered-wood-buildings-market <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/first-clt-hotel-in-the-u_s_-signals-greater-availability_-use-of-engineered-wood-in-buildings-market_0.png?1462456922" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/lend-lease" target="_blank">Lendlease</a>&nbsp;recently celebrated the opening of the new <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/redstone-arsenal-candlewood-suites-hotel?view=overview" target="_blank">Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal</a>,&nbsp;the first hotel in the United States to be completely constructed using cross laminated timber (CLT). The hotel&rsquo;s completion, made possible through a partnership between the U.S.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-clt-hotel-us-signals-greater-use-engineered-wood-buildings-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-clt-hotel-us-signals-greater-use-engineered-wood-buildings-market#comments Industry Thu, 05 May 2016 14:02:02 +0000 Murray Woolcock 10219275 at http://in.usgbc.org Augusta Green Scene: A stroll through history (USGBC Georgia) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/augusta-green-scene-stroll-through-history-usgbc-georgia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/augusta-green-scene--a-stroll-through-history-with-eye-on-sustainability-and-urban-revitalization-_usgbc-georgia__0.png?1462393121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-georgia-augusta-branch" target="_blank">Augusta Branch</a> of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-georgia" target="_blank">USGBC Georgia</a>, in partnership with <a href="http://www.historicaugusta.org/" target="_blank">Historic Augusta, Inc.</a>, recently hosted a walking tour of historic buildings, both renovated and nonrenovated.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/augusta-green-scene-stroll-through-history-usgbc-georgia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/augusta-green-scene-stroll-through-history-usgbc-georgia#comments Community Wed, 04 May 2016 20:18:41 +0000 Beth Cope 10217946 at http://in.usgbc.org Nations to leverage building efficiency to meet Paris commitments http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nations-leverage-building-efficiency-meet-paris-commitments <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Nations-to-leverage-building-efficiency-to-meet-Paris-commitments.png?1462390762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last December, 195 nations from around the world came together in Paris and forged a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-applauds-new-global-climate-agreement" target="_blank">historic agreement</a>&nbsp;to act collectively to reduce human impact on the climate. Leading into the U.N.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nations-leverage-building-efficiency-meet-paris-commitments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nations-leverage-building-efficiency-meet-paris-commitments#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 04 May 2016 19:36:37 +0000 Grant Olear 10217866 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild scholarship recipients from around the globe: Part IV http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-around-globe-part-iv <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-from-around-the-globe-part-i_1_0.png?1462385332" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the past eight years, USGBC has offered scholarships to make&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to attend. For Greenbuild 2015, 94 individuals received a scholarship.&nbsp;Recipients represent a diverse group of people from around the world. Each one has a story to tell and brings their own passion to their work. Each one has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-around-globe-part-iv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-around-globe-part-iv#comments Community Wed, 04 May 2016 18:08:52 +0000 Kirsten Swanson 10217709 at http://in.usgbc.org Green ribbons for the bluegrass state (USGBC Kentucky) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-ribbons-bluegrass-state-usgbc-kentucky <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-ribbons-for-the-bluegrass-state-_usgbc-kentucky__0.png?1462377260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Education</a>&nbsp;announced the&nbsp;<a href="http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/awards.html" target="_blank">2016 Green Ribbon Schools honorees</a>. Again this year, as they have every year since the awards began in 2012, Kentucky schools earned this distinguished honor. We applaud these three schools as they enter the pantheon of Kentucky's green school stewards of excellence:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-ribbons-bluegrass-state-usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-ribbons-bluegrass-state-usgbc-kentucky#comments Community Wed, 04 May 2016 15:54:20 +0000 Nancy Church 10217445 at http://in.usgbc.org Paving the way for sustainable education design http://in.usgbc.org/articles/paving-way-sustainable-education-design <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/paving-the-way-for-sustainable-education-design-_0.png?1462374146" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-their-class-shining-light-2016-best-green-schools-honorees-0" target="_blank">2016 Best of Green Schools Awards</a>, presented at the <a href="http://www.greenschoolsconference.org/" target="_blank">Green Schools Conference and Expo</a> earlier this month, recognizes the people, schools, campuses and organizations that create healthy, sustainable and efficient learning environments and inspiring educational experiences.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/pauline-souza/0000042044" target="_blank">Pauline Souza</a>&nbsp;is a partner an<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/paving-way-sustainable-education-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/paving-way-sustainable-education-design#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 04 May 2016 15:02:26 +0000 Pauline Souza 10216940 at http://in.usgbc.org Learning, living and loving at the Convergence Community Advancement Summit http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learning-living-and-loving-convergence-community-advancement-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/learning_-living-and-loving-at-the-convergence-community-advancement-summit_0.png?1462370315" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud of its global community of leaders. From local volunteers to national members to LEED Fellows (and sometimes all three at once), we are grateful for the movers and shakers that make our bold mission possible.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learning-living-and-loving-convergence-community-advancement-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learning-living-and-loving-convergence-community-advancement-summit#comments Community Wed, 04 May 2016 13:58:35 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 10216801 at http://in.usgbc.org The complex world of school cafeteria food donation http://in.usgbc.org/articles/complex-world-school-cafeteria-food-donation <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"> Nancy Deming, Oakland Unified School District Sustainability Manager </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-complex-world-of-school-cafeteria-food-donation_0.png?1462302457" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In my position at Oakland Unified School District, I sit between the Custodial and Nutrition Services Departments. One of my main areas of focus is in developing a district-wide food donation program, and I&rsquo;ve met with a variety of successes and challenges along the way. It is taking shape, and once it is fully developed, it can be used as a model for other schools and school districts.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/complex-world-school-cafeteria-food-donation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/complex-world-school-cafeteria-food-donation#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 03 May 2016 19:07:37 +0000 10215328 at http://in.usgbc.org Register for the 2016 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-2016-aceee-energy-efficiency-finance-forum <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2016-aceee-energy-efficiency-finance-forum-_0.png?1462300104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://aceee.org/conferences/2016/eeff" target="_blank">2016 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum</a> will be held May 22&ndash;24, 2016 at the Newport Marriott in Newport, R.I.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-2016-aceee-energy-efficiency-finance-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-2016-aceee-energy-efficiency-finance-forum#comments Community Tue, 03 May 2016 18:28:24 +0000 Fleming Roberts 10215229 at http://in.usgbc.org Electric vehicle industry leaders meet with White House http://in.usgbc.org/articles/electric-vehicle-industry-leaders-meet-white-house <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/electric-vehicle-industry-leaders-meet-with-white-house_0.png?1462297976" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>White House and federal agency officials recently convened key stakeholders, including USGBC, to identify challenges and opportunities to support and promote electric vehicles (EV).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/electric-vehicle-industry-leaders-meet-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/electric-vehicle-industry-leaders-meet-white-house#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 03 May 2016 17:52:56 +0000 Alysson Blackwelder 10215105 at http://in.usgbc.org Rick Fedrizzi roasted and toasted in hometown (USGBC New York Upstate) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-roasted-and-toasted-hometown-usgbc-new-york-upstate <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick-fedrizzi-roasted-and-toasted-in-hometown-_usgbc-new-york-upstate__0.png?1462291485" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/gh-bass-co-destiny-usa" target="_blank">Destiny USA</a> was the destination on April 14, 2016 for colleagues, friends and family of Rick Fedrizzi as <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-new-york-upstate" target="_blank">USGBC New York Upstate</a> held the annual Friends of USGBC New York Upstate Gala in Syracuse. The event, co-hosted by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/corning-incorporated-decker-bu" target="_blank">Corning, Inc</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-roasted-and-toasted-hometown-usgbc-new-york-upstate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-roasted-and-toasted-hometown-usgbc-new-york-upstate#comments Community Tue, 03 May 2016 16:04:44 +0000 Tracie Hall 10214884 at http://in.usgbc.org Measuring our impact: CFGS project update http://in.usgbc.org/articles/measuring-our-impact-cfgs-project-update <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Measuring-our-impact--CFGS-project-update.png?1462288125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past several months, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/">Center for Green Schools</a>&nbsp;(Center) has been working with dozens of green schools organizations on a project we&rsquo;re calling &ldquo;Measuring Our Impact.&rdquo; The Measuring Our Impact project aims to define a clear and comprehensive set of measures, shared by the whole green schools community, which all schools can use to track their progress toward sustainability.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/measuring-our-impact-cfgs-project-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/measuring-our-impact-cfgs-project-update#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 03 May 2016 15:04:56 +0000 Emma Arnold 10214757 at http://in.usgbc.org Challenging the community to engage with nature (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/challenging-community-engage-nature-usgbc-wisconsin <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"> Lisa Geason-Bauer, Evolution Marketing, USGBC Wisconsin Volunteer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/challenging-the-community-to-engage-with-nature-_usgbc-wisconsin__0.png?1462286171" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Lake Country Area was the first community-wide participant of the 30x30 Nature Challenge in Wisconsin, and continues to participate each year.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/challenging-community-engage-nature-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/challenging-community-engage-nature-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Tue, 03 May 2016 14:36:11 +0000 10214648 at http://in.usgbc.org Kentucky matches California with seven EPA Awards (USGBC Kentucky) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/kentucky-matches-california-seven-epa-awards-usgbc-kentucky <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kentucky-matches-california-with-seven-epa-awards-usgbc-kentucky_0.png?1462215701" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The sun shines bright on Kentucky this year, with seven EPA Energy Star Awards. It is not often that we compare with a green building count in California, so it is with great pride that we note Kentucky won the same number of EPA Energy Star Awards in this latest round of recognition.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/kentucky-matches-california-seven-epa-awards-usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/kentucky-matches-california-seven-epa-awards-usgbc-kentucky#comments Community Mon, 02 May 2016 19:01:40 +0000 Nancy Church 10213030 at http://in.usgbc.org NYS budget approves creation of design and construction corporation (USGBC New York Upstate) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nys-budget-approves-creation-design-and-construction-corporation-usgbc-new-york-upstate <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"> Jamie Rogers and the New York Upstate Advocacy Committee </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nys-budget-approves-creation-of-design-and-construction-corporation-usgbc-new-york-upstate__0.png?1462212368" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the creation of the Design and Construction Corporation (DCC), as highlighted in Governor Andrew Cuomo&rsquo;s 2016/17 budget, New York state (NYS) has the ability to establish review processes for design and construction projects that support many existing NYS goals. Below is a short list of existing NY state mandates and laws that are clearly supported by green building achievement. LEED is an exceptional tool for excellence, and should be employed not as an add-on, but as the guidance we need to identify opportunities for achievement in each and every capital project.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nys-budget-approves-creation-design-and-construction-corporation-usgbc-new-york-upstate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nys-budget-approves-creation-design-and-construction-corporation-usgbc-new-york-upstate#comments Community Mon, 02 May 2016 17:59:27 +0000 10212888 at http://in.usgbc.org Transform your building into an extraordinary asset with EDGE http://in.usgbc.org/articles/transform-your-building-extraordinary-asset-edge <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/transform-your-building-into-an-extraordinary-asset-with-edge_0.png?1462204658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve heard the statistics and warnings of rapid population growth, and we know that more people mean more buildings. In the next few decades, rapid urbanization will change the lifestyles of people living in emerging markets all over the world.&nbsp;Green buildings can be part of the solution.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/transform-your-building-extraordinary-asset-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/transform-your-building-extraordinary-asset-edge#comments Industry Mon, 02 May 2016 15:57:38 +0000 Sarah Buente 10212578 at http://in.usgbc.org Class is now in session: It’s a new day for students at USGBC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/class-now-session-it%E2%80%99s-new-day-students-usgbc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/class-is-now-in-session-its-a-new-day-for-students-at-usgbc_0.jpg?1462202937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As of May 1, you can be a USGBC Student just by signing up and telling us! Any student, from anywhere around the globe, can become a USGBC Student. What does that mean? It means you get to showcase the knowledge, skills and credentials that will jump-start your careers. It means you get a personalized experience and can find activities and resources suited for <em>your</em> interests as a student. We are committed to providing an unparalleled opportunity for students preparing for 21st century careers.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/class-now-session-it%E2%80%99s-new-day-students-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/class-now-session-it%E2%80%99s-new-day-students-usgbc#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 02 May 2016 15:28:57 +0000 Jesse McElwain 10212517 at http://in.usgbc.org Join us at Convergence 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-convergence-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-emailarticle-header-01_0_0.png?1462220016" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Archimedes said, &ldquo;Give me a lever long enough...and I will move the world.&rdquo;</p> <p>I often think of that quote when I think of the width, breadth and depth of the USGBC community. Because we have changemakers in every town, city, state and almost every country, individually and collectively we&rsquo;ve become a powerful lever that is moving the world to a place that is healthier and more sustainable across so many dimensions.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-convergence-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-convergence-2016#comments Community Mon, 02 May 2016 14:58:26 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 10212401 at http://in.usgbc.org Clean, efficient power helps Legrand, North America deliver on DOE commitments http://in.usgbc.org/articles/clean-efficient-power-helps-legrand-north-america-deliver-doe-commitments <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/clean-efficient-power-helps-legrand-north-america-deliver-on-doe-commitments_0.png?1462199813" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/susan-rochford/0010012927" target="_blank"><em>Susan Rochford</em></a><em>&nbsp;is the vice president of energy efficiency, sustainability and public policy for&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/legrand-north-america" target="_blank"><em>Legrand, North America</em></a><em>, a worldwide manufacturer of building electrical and digital infrastructure solutions for residential, commercial and industrial markets.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/clean-efficient-power-helps-legrand-north-america-deliver-doe-commitments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/clean-efficient-power-helps-legrand-north-america-deliver-doe-commitments#comments Industry Mon, 02 May 2016 14:36:53 +0000 Susan Rochford 10212047 at http://in.usgbc.org Participate in a May 24 webinar on sustainable parking http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-may-24-webinar-sustainable-parking <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/participate-in-a-may-24-webinar-on-sustainable-parking_0.png?1462195793" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U.S. Department of Energy is offering a Better Buildings webinar on Tuesday, May 24: &ldquo;All-Star LEEPers: Success Stories From the Parking Lot.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hear stories from two organizations that experienced significant energy savings through lighting retrofits:&nbsp;Rachel Healy of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will discuss upgrades to Metro&rsquo;s 25 parking garages that serve the transit system of the nation&rsquo;s capital, and Frank Inoa of Arby&rsquo;s Restaurants will discuss retrofits of 100 Arby&rsquo;s facilities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-may-24-webinar-sustainable-parking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-may-24-webinar-sustainable-parking#comments Industry Mon, 02 May 2016 13:29:52 +0000 Sarah Buente 10211559 at http://in.usgbc.org Big ideas for sustainable building from Wisconsin students (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/big-ideas-sustainable-building-wisconsin-students-usgbc-wisconsin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/big-ideas-for-sustainable-building-from-wisconsin-students-usgbc-wisconsin_0.png?1461960099" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">USGBC Wisconsin</a> partnered with <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/seventhwave" target="_blank">Seventhwave</a> and the <a href="http://www.wisbuild.org/" target="_blank">Wisconsin Builders Association</a> to host the second annual Student Poster Competition at the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/2016-wisconsin-better-buildings-better-business-conference-8085973" target="_blank">Better Buildings: Better Business Conference</a> this year.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/big-ideas-sustainable-building-wisconsin-students-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/big-ideas-sustainable-building-wisconsin-students-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:58:33 +0000 Heather Goetsch 10206086 at http://in.usgbc.org Leadership stories from China launch on social media http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leadership-stories-china-launch-social-media <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/china-article_0.png?1461958213" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every story about a green building is a story about people. And every story about LEED is a story about leadership. Nowhere is this more evident than in China.&nbsp;With green development serving as a major agenda item for President Xi Jinping, leaders across China are making sustainability happen on a global scale. At last year&rsquo;s COP21 agreement in Paris, President Xi made a strong commitment, promising that China will contribute to climate change by focusing on green building and transportation. LEED has been, and will continue to be, instrumental in this effort.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leadership-stories-china-launch-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leadership-stories-china-launch-social-media#comments International Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:30:13 +0000 Joseph Crea 10206034 at http://in.usgbc.org Five lessons from real estate industry leaders (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/five-lessons-real-estate-industry-leaders-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/five-lessons-from-real-estate-industry-leaders-usgbc-northern-california_0.png?1461955794" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, <a href="http://www.gresb.com" target="_blank">GRESB</a> was proud to partner with <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a>, <a href="http://www.codegreensolutions.com/" target="_blank">CodeGreen Solutions</a>, the <a href="http://www.greenhealthpartnership.org/#green-health-parntership" target="_blank">Green Health Partnership</a> and the <a href="http://www.buildhealthyplaces.org/" target="_blank">Build Healthy Places Network</a> to convene the most recent in a series of events focused on connections between real est<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/five-lessons-real-estate-industry-leaders-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/five-lessons-real-estate-industry-leaders-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:49:54 +0000 Chris Pyke 10205840 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 Education: Sustainable Sites http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-sustainable-sites <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-education-feature-a2_1_0_0.png?1461952715" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In May, the LEED v4 education focus will be on sustainable sites. A building&rsquo;s impact is not restricted to what's inside it. Between 1982 and 2001, in the United States alone, about 34 million acres (13,759 hectares) of open space&mdash;an area the size of Illinois&mdash;were lost to development at a rate of approximately four acres per minute, or 6,000 acres a day. Along with open space, habitat is diminishing and becoming fragmented, separated by pavement, buildings and infrastructure.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-sustainable-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-sustainable-sites#comments LEED Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:58:35 +0000 Selina Holmes 10205719 at http://in.usgbc.org Private sector opportunities at the U.S.–China summit in June http://in.usgbc.org/articles/private-sector-opportunities-us%E2%80%93china-summit-june <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/china_us_a_0.png?1461951548" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>China and the U.S. are poised to drive global sustainability coming off the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-reflect-celebrate-and-push-forward" target="_blank">Paris Agreement&rsquo;s opening for signature</a>&nbsp;on Earth Day. Indeed, at COP21 in Paris, President Xi Jinping made a strong commitment, promising that China will contribute to climate change by focusing on green building and transportation.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/private-sector-opportunities-us%E2%80%93china-summit-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/private-sector-opportunities-us%E2%80%93china-summit-june#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:34:29 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 10205682 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Nevada 2016 Battle of the Buildings http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nevada-2016-battle-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-nevada-2016-battle-of-the-buildings_0.png?1461945925" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you own or operate a commercial or industrial building? Are you interested in lowering your overall costs while reducing energy and water use? Do you like to win?</p> <p>If you answered "yes," participation in the first-ever Nevada Battle of the Buildings competition might be for you! The competition host, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-nevada" target="_blank">USGBC Nevada</a>, cordially invites you to compete against your peers over three months (September through November) in this statewide, commercial building energy-saving program.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nevada-2016-battle-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nevada-2016-battle-buildings#comments Community Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:05:25 +0000 Kelly Thomas 10205506 at http://in.usgbc.org Growing sustainability in schools (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/growing-sustainability-schools-usgbc-minnesota <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"> Racquel Maronde, Saint Paul Public Schools Environmental Assistant </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/growing-sustainability-in-schools-usgbc-minnesota_0.jpg?1461876087" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.spps.org/spps" target="_blank">Saint Paul Public Schools</a>&nbsp;(SPPS) has a history of working closely with the&nbsp;<a href="http://mngreenschools.org/" target="_blank">MN Green Schools Coalition</a>, an initiative of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/growing-sustainability-schools-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/growing-sustainability-schools-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:41:27 +0000 10203813 at http://in.usgbc.org Rooted values: Appalachian State University’s sustainable leadership is ingrained in its culture http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rooted-values-appalachian-state-university%E2%80%99s-sustainable-leadership-ingrained-its-culture <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"> Lee Ball, Sustainability Director, ASU </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rooted-values-appalachian-state-universitys-sustainable-leadership-is-engrained-in-its-culture_0.png?1461873962" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The&nbsp;<a href="http://secondnature.org/our-impact/climate-leadership-awards/" target="_blank">Climate Leadership Awards</a>&nbsp;are&nbsp;presented by USGBC&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a> and <a href="http://secondnature.org/" target="_blank">Second Nature</a>. The awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses in the climate leadership network.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rooted-values-appalachian-state-university%E2%80%99s-sustainable-leadership-ingrained-its-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rooted-values-appalachian-state-university%E2%80%99s-sustainable-leadership-ingrained-its-culture#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:06:02 +0000 10203755 at http://in.usgbc.org Sustainability will reshape real estate development and investment in Mexico http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-will-reshape-real-estate-development-and-investment-mexico <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/mx_realestate_a_0.png?1461870915" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was previously published in Mexico by Inmobiliare&nbsp;as "Predicting the Future: How Sustainability will Reshape Real Estate Development and Investment in Mexico by 2020." <a href="http://inmobiliare.com/prediciendo-el-futuro-2020-como-la-sostenibilidad-redefinira-el-desarrollo-de-los-bienes-raices-y-la-inversion-inmobiliaria-en-mexico/" target="_blank">Read the original article in Spanish</a>.</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-will-reshape-real-estate-development-and-investment-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-will-reshape-real-estate-development-and-investment-mexico#comments International Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:15:15 +0000 Nicolette Mueller 10203651 at http://in.usgbc.org Product transparency and informed decision-making at ASSA ABLOY http://in.usgbc.org/articles/product-transparency-and-informed-decisionmaking-assa-abloy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/assaabloy_c_0.png?1461867026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/amy-vigneux/0010851176" target="_blank"><em>Amy Vigneux</em></a><em>&nbsp;is the manager of sustainable building solutions for&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/assa-abloy-door-security-solutions" target="_blank">ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions</a>, a USGBC Platinum member</em><em>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/product-transparency-and-informed-decisionmaking-assa-abloy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/product-transparency-and-informed-decisionmaking-assa-abloy#comments Industry Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:10:26 +0000 Amy Vigneux 10203515 at http://in.usgbc.org Why you should register your SITES project today http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-you-should-register-your-sites-project-today <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/why-you-should-register-your-sites-project-today_0.jpg?1461858842" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As GBCI continues to bring&nbsp;<a href="http://sustainablesites.org" target="_blank">SITES</a>&nbsp;to new markets and potential users around the world, we are overwhelmed by the excitement about the program. All across the country and in far corners of the globe, leaders in sustainability and landscape design are weighing how to include SITES in new and future projects. Already, projects in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Hong Kong and various other locations have registered for SITES.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-you-should-register-your-sites-project-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-you-should-register-your-sites-project-today#comments Industry Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:54:02 +0000 Jamie Statter 10203253 at http://in.usgbc.org Building future capacity for the green building industry http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-future-capacity-green-building-industry <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/building-future-capacity-for-the-green-building-industry_0.png?1461855588" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in the February 2016 issue of <a href="http://www.iabforum.com/content/current" target="_blank">IA&amp;B magazine</a>, as "Building Future Capacity for the Green Building Industry:&nbsp;Sustainability and LEED in Higher Education."&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-future-capacity-green-building-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-future-capacity-green-building-industry#comments LEED Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:59:48 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 10203150 at http://in.usgbc.org DOT metrics rule could help reduce carbon pollution http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dot-metrics-rule-could-help-reduce-carbon-pollution <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dot-metrics-rule-could-help-reduce-carbon-pollution_0.jpg?1461851778" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/rule/pm3_nprm.cfm" target="_blank">notice</a>&nbsp;seeking public comment on a proposed rulemaking concerning performance metrics for states and regional organizations that receive federal funding.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dot-metrics-rule-could-help-reduce-carbon-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dot-metrics-rule-could-help-reduce-carbon-pollution#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:56:18 +0000 Alysson Blackwelder 10203063 at http://in.usgbc.org Red Hook, Brooklyn reimagined as resilient, urban hub in new BASF interactive whitepaper http://in.usgbc.org/articles/red-hook-brooklyn-reimagined-resilient-urban-hub-new-basf-interactive-whitepaper <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/red-hook-brooklyn-reimagined-as-resilient-urban-hub-in-new-basf-interactive-whitepaper_0.jpg?1461788720" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/amy-patel/0000088581" target="_blank"><em>Amy Patel</em></a><em>&nbsp;is a Commercial Key Account Manager at <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/basf-corporation" target="_blank">BASF Corporation</a>, a USGBC Platinum member. In 2015, USGBC participated in two events hosted by BASF&rsquo;s Creator Space&trade; to examine paths to resilience in urban, coastal neighborhoods.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/red-hook-brooklyn-reimagined-resilient-urban-hub-new-basf-interactive-whitepaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/red-hook-brooklyn-reimagined-resilient-urban-hub-new-basf-interactive-whitepaper#comments Industry Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:21:36 +0000 Amy Patel 10202047 at http://in.usgbc.org Last chance to register for our EDGE workshop in New Delhi http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-register-our-edge-workshop-new-delhi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/register-for-an-edge-certification-workshop-in-new-delhi-on-may-6_0%20%281%29_0.png?1461783785" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don't miss out on our next&nbsp;EDGE Technical Workshop, scheduled for May 6 in New Delhi.&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/zhuz5rg1vpah90/" target="_blank">Register today to reserve your seat</a>.&nbsp;Workshop attendees will learn about&nbsp;<a href="http://edgebuildings.com" target="_blank">EDGE</a>, a new green building rating system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient. EDGE is composed of a new web-based software application, a universal standard and a certification system.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-register-our-edge-workshop-new-delhi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-register-our-edge-workshop-new-delhi#comments Industry Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:53:24 +0000 Sarah Buente 10201880 at http://in.usgbc.org Illumination and inspiration: Energy Focus reflects on GSCE 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/illumination-and-inspiration-energy-focus-reflects-gsce-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/celebrating-the-movement--reflections-on-gsce_1_0_0_0.png?1461777777" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this month, the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-focus-brings-new-light-schools-through-green-apple-partnership" target="_blank">Energy Focus</a> team had the unique opportunity to participate in the <a href="http://www.greenschoolsconference.org/" target="_blank">Green Schools Conference and Expo</a> (GSCE).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/illumination-and-inspiration-energy-focus-reflects-gsce-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/illumination-and-inspiration-energy-focus-reflects-gsce-2016#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:22:57 +0000 Faye Gao 10201723 at http://in.usgbc.org Upcoming events in the USGBC Nevada community http://in.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-events-usgbc-nevada-community <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nevada_a_0.png?1461773398" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you passionate about&nbsp;sustainability? Well, so is the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-nevada" target="_blank">USGBC Nevada</a> community. As part of our Green Rules,&nbsp;Green&nbsp;Schools&nbsp;and&nbsp;Green&nbsp;Tools strategy, we are excited to&nbsp;announce&nbsp;nearly a year's worth of programming! This will help you plan your engagement with USGBC Nevada so that we can make a larger collective impact in our community.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-events-usgbc-nevada-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-events-usgbc-nevada-community#comments Community Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:09:57 +0000 Kelly Thomas 10201198 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC New Mexico students participate in Recyclemania and LEED tours http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-new-mexico-students-participate-recyclemania-and-leed-tours <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"> Candace Baca </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/USGBC_New_Mexico_students_participate_in_Recyclemania_and_LEED_tours.jpg?1461772672" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-new-mexico" target="_blank">USGBC New Mexico</a> Student Chapter will be participating in Recyclemania 2016, hosted by Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). CNM will be collecting two days' worth of trash from three buildings on campus and will ask CNM students to sort the waste and separate recyclable material from municipal waste. Approximately&nbsp;200 K&ndash;12 students and 250 CNM students will participate in the event.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-new-mexico-students-participate-recyclemania-and-leed-tours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-new-mexico-students-participate-recyclemania-and-leed-tours#comments Community Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:03 +0000 10201164 at http://in.usgbc.org Transforming the classroom (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/transforming-classroom-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/minnesota_a_0.png?1461705922" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In February, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> visited Billy Koenig and Ed Loiselle&rsquo;s class at Shakopee High School for a surprise Green Apple opportunity. The students spent class time tapping maples. During the project, they discussed how phenologically, February is early for tapping maples, and what that means, as well as covering species identification.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/transforming-classroom-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/transforming-classroom-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:25:22 +0000 Stephanie Leonard 10200003 at http://in.usgbc.org A week with YouthBuild (USGBC Central Pennsylvania) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/week-youthbuild-usgbc-central-pennsylvania <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"> Matthew Mahoney </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/a-week-with-youthbuild-_usgbc-central-pennsylvania__0.png?1461697594" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">USGBC Central Pennsylvania</a> is proud of their partnership with <a href="http://www.ywcahbg.org/programs/youthbuild#.VxaD3ZMrLWI" target="_blank">YouthBuild of Greater Harrisburg</a>. Twice a year, UGSBC staff, board members and volunteers pull together to host a week of green building education for YouthBuild students.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/week-youthbuild-usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/week-youthbuild-usgbc-central-pennsylvania#comments Community Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:06:34 +0000 10199771 at http://in.usgbc.org Learn more about LEED v4 Material Ingredients credit compliance http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-more-about-leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-compliance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/learn-more-about-leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-compliance_0.png?1461693656" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our free, live webinar for building product manufacturers about LEED v4 Material Ingredients credit compliance.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-more-about-leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-more-about-leed-v4-material-ingredients-credit-compliance#comments LEED Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:00:56 +0000 Sara Cederberg 10199589 at http://in.usgbc.org COP21 and the role of cities, businesses and people http://in.usgbc.org/articles/cop21-and-role-cities-businesses-and-people <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"> Mark Ginsberg </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="440" height="220" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cop21-and-the-role-of-cities_-businesses-and-people_0.png?1461686169" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The signing of the Paris Agreement this past Friday&mdash;Earth Day&mdash;convened leaders from 160 countries in one of the largest civic celebrations in the world. The agreement,&nbsp;a historic commitment&nbsp;that emerged from the COP21 talks in Paris last December, represents a top-down leadership role that national governments must play. But an equally important development also came out of Paris: a bottom-up approach from cities and companies around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/cop21-and-role-cities-businesses-and-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/cop21-and-role-cities-businesses-and-people#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:56:09 +0000 10199335 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Nebraska Market Leadership Advisory Board announced http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nebraska-market-leadership-advisory-board-announced <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-nebraska-market-leadership-advisory-board-announced-_0.png?1461682850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-nebraska-flatwater" target="_blank">USGBC Nebraska Flatwater</a>&nbsp;entered 2016 in transition, and our chapter leadership has been no exception. After an esteemed and productive tenure, Lily Livingston has stepped down as USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Chapter Chair, but she will remain an active and involved member. We truly appreciate Lily's years of service and thank her for all of her hard work. Andrew McIntyre (Former Vice Chair) will now serve as Chair, with Brian Akert serving Vice Chair.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nebraska-market-leadership-advisory-board-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nebraska-market-leadership-advisory-board-announced#comments Community Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:00:50 +0000 Eric Cutler 10199216 at http://in.usgbc.org Celebrating collaboration at the heart of Space to Grow http://in.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-collaboration-heart-space-grow <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"> Rochelle Davis and Jerry Adelmann </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/best-of-green-schools-feature-a_2_0.png?1461679172" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The 2016 <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-gsnn-announce-2016-best-green-schools-honorees-0" target="_blank">Best of Green Schools Awards</a>, presented at the Green Schools Conference and Expo earlier this month, recognize the people, schools, campuses and organizations that create healthy, sustainable and efficient learning environments and inspiring educational experiences.</em> <em><a href="https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/hsc-staff/rochelle-davis/" target="_blank">Rochelle Davis</a>, president and CEO of the Healthy Schools Campaign, and <a href="http://www.openlan<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-collaboration-heart-space-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-collaboration-heart-space-grow#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:59:32 +0000 10199116 at http://in.usgbc.org Kentucky wins triple crown of green school awards (USGBC Kentucky) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/kentucky-wins-triple-crown-green-school-awards-usgbc-kentucky <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kentucky-wins-triple-crown-of-green-school-awards-_usgbc-kentucky__0.png?1461617430" /> </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="334" height="500" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GSNC-FCPS-Best-SD-Award-3.jpg?1461764860" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the recent&nbsp;<a href="http://greenschoolsconference.org/" target="_blank">Green Schools Conference and Expo</a>, Fayette County Public Schools won the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-gsnn-announce-2016-best-green-schools-honorees-0" target="_blank">Best of Green Schools 2016 award</a>&nbsp;for School System. This award is the third major recognition in three years by USGBC of leaders in the green school movement in Kentucky.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/kentucky-wins-triple-crown-green-school-awards-usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/kentucky-wins-triple-crown-green-school-awards-usgbc-kentucky#comments Community Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:50:22 +0000 Nancy Church 10197738 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Nebraska joins the network of integrated communities http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nebraska-joins-network-integrated-communities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-nebraska-joins-the-network-of-integrated-communities_0.png?1461614282" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an effort to the better coordinate and align the efforts of our local chapter with our national organization, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-nebraska-flatwater" target="_blank">USGBC Nebraska Flatwater</a>&nbsp;has begun the process of more fully integrating with USGBC. By incorporating the resources and support of the national organization, we hope to better serve our community and our mission of sustainable and healthy communities for all. As the Nebraska Flatwater community progresses in this ongoing integration, we will keep you informed of any developments and news.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nebraska-joins-network-integrated-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-nebraska-joins-network-integrated-communities#comments Community Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:58:02 +0000 Eric Cutler 10197620 at http://in.usgbc.org Senate passes broad energy legislation http://in.usgbc.org/articles/senate-passes-broad-energy-legislation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/senate-passes-broad-energy-legislation_0.png?1461610746" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the U.S. Senate advanced a comprehensive energy package by a wide bipartisan margin. S. 2012, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=legislation&amp;id=87D9E1CF-1B96-4815-9D05-387798EFAEA7" target="_blank">Energy Policy Modernization Act</a>, which includes provisions on efficiency, infrastructure, supply and accountability, was approved by the Senate on an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&amp;session=2&amp;vote=00054" target="_blank">85-12 vote</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/senate-passes-broad-energy-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/senate-passes-broad-energy-legislation#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:59:06 +0000 Bryan Howard 10197477 at http://in.usgbc.org Environmental education at the local, national and global level http://in.usgbc.org/articles/environmental-education-local-national-and-global-level <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"> Cleary Vaughan-Lee </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/environmental-education-at-the-local_-national-and-global-level_0.png?1461607189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article, which discusses <a href="https://learninglab.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">Learning Lab</a> as one of several programs to help kids can learn about the environment, was originally published on </em><a href="http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html" target="_blank">Education Week</a><em> on April 18, 2016. <a href="http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2016/04/environmental_education_at_the_local_national_and_global_level.html" target="_blank">Read the original</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/environmental-education-local-national-and-global-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/environmental-education-local-national-and-global-level#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:59:49 +0000 10197330 at http://in.usgbc.org Be part of a movement (USGBC Central Pennsylvania) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/be-part-movement-usgbc-central-pennsylvania <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"> Shannon Crooker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/be-part-of-a-movement-_usgbc-central-pennsylvania__0.png?1461597155" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Be part of the green building movement in Central Pennsylvania.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">USGBC Central Pennsylvania</a>&nbsp;is working to inspire sustainable transformation in our area through the built environment, and we are searching for motivated individuals committed to making a difference within our region and beyond. Due to the inherent nature of our work, you&rsquo;ll be volunteering with a group of individuals whose impact stretches far beyond our region.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/be-part-movement-usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/be-part-movement-usgbc-central-pennsylvania#comments Community Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:12:35 +0000 10196622 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet Christopher Osore, Market Leadership Advisory Board Member (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-christopher-osore-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/meet-christopher-osore-market-leadership-advisory-board-member_1_0.png?1461592062" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">USGBC Iowa</a>&nbsp;Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members serve as the primary volunteer leadership voice for USGBC in Iowa. The MLAB represents a diverse group of locally based leaders who advise on strategic and tactical activities implemented as part of USGBC&rsquo;s global work plan.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-christopher-osore-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-christopher-osore-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa-0#comments Community Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:47:42 +0000 Korinne Haeffel 10195909 at http://in.usgbc.org Reflections from GSCE 2016: Celebration, inspiration and motivation http://in.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-gsce-2016-celebration-inspiration-and-motivation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/celebrating-the-movement--reflections-on-gsce_1_0.png?1461354722" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pittsburgh, host city of the 2016 <a href="http://greenschoolsconference.org/" target="_blank">Green Schools Conference</a>, was the perfect example of the power of &ldquo;greening.&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto welcomed the 2016 conference attendees by sharing his city&rsquo;s story of renewal and transformation&mdash;from the &ldquo;City of Smoke&rdquo; to one of the most livable cities in America. Seventy years ago, Peduto&rsquo;s predecessor, Mayor David L. Lawrence stated his intent to restore the city to health: &ldquo;I am convinced that our people want clean air.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-gsce-2016-celebration-inspiration-and-motivation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-gsce-2016-celebration-inspiration-and-motivation#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:52:02 +0000 Sara Teaster 10193130 at http://in.usgbc.org Nominate your project for the 2015 LEED Homes Awards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-project-2015-leed-homes-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nominate-your-project-for-the-2015-leed-for-homes-awards_0.png?1461349529" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are now <a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/zkr996r07c0nvn/" target="_blank">accepting nominations</a>&nbsp;for&nbsp;the 2015 LEED Homes Awards.&nbsp;</p> <p>Did you work on a truly exemplary green home in 2015? 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 Homes Awards recognize architects, developers, home builders and projects that have demonstrated leadership in the residential building marketplace.</p> <p>Award categories:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-project-2015-leed-homes-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-project-2015-leed-homes-awards#comments LEED Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:25:29 +0000 Leticia McCadden 10192905 at http://in.usgbc.org What makes your heart beat "green"? (USGBC Greater Virginia) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-makes-your-heart-beat-green-usgbc-greater-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/what-makes-your-heart-beat-green-usgbc-greater-virginia_0.png?1461268818" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The smallest gestures can remind us that what we do with USGBC matters. USGBC has some big numbers: nearly 2 million square feet of certified LEED buildings globally per day. Over 100,000 LEED Accredited Professionals in the United States. LEED buildings use 16 percent less water and 15 percent less energy, on average.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-makes-your-heart-beat-green-usgbc-greater-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-makes-your-heart-beat-green-usgbc-greater-virginia#comments Community Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:00:18 +0000 Monica Rokicki 10191115 at http://in.usgbc.org On Earth Day, reflect, celebrate and push forward http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-reflect-celebrate-and-push-forward <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/low-carbon-feature_0.png?1461265006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earth Day 2016 will be a truly historic event. At the United Nations in New York City, more than 150 <a href="http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/9511.php" target="_blank">countries will sign the Paris Agreement</a> that was forged at COP21. The signing by so many, this quickly, is unprecedented.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-reflect-celebrate-and-push-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-reflect-celebrate-and-push-forward#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:56:46 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 10191017 at http://in.usgbc.org Illegal wood and the role of LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/illegal-wood-and-role-leed-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/taking-a-stand-on-illegal-wood_1_0.jpg?1461262349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Illegal logging is a pervasive and global problem. This practice includes removing trees from protected areas, failing to pay taxes and fees for timber, cutting protected species, stealing wood from the rightful owners and/or removing more timber than allowed from a given area. It causes enormous damage to forests, habitat, local communities and the economies of producer countries.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/illegal-wood-and-role-leed-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/illegal-wood-and-role-leed-0#comments LEED Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:12:29 +0000 Taryn Holowka 10190938 at http://in.usgbc.org Building for Health: Apply for the USGBC and Harvard leadership course http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-health-apply-usgbc-and-harvard-leadership-course <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/building-for-health--last-chance-to-apply-for-usgbc-and-harvard-leadership-course-_0.jpg?1461255789" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we have a strong vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation&mdash;and we are focused on expanding this vision beyond just buildings to include communities and cities. The global green building movement is increasingly shifting toward creating buildings and communities that intentionally promote health and wellness.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-health-apply-usgbc-and-harvard-leadership-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-health-apply-usgbc-and-harvard-leadership-course#comments Education Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:23:09 +0000 Sarah Buente 10190706 at http://in.usgbc.org Take part in the 2016 GRESB real asset assessment http://in.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-2016-gresb-real-asset-assessment <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/take-part-in-the-2016-gresb-real-asset-assessment_0.jpg?1461253559" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.gresb.com" target="_blank">GRESB</a>, the global standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarking for real assets, invites you to participate in the 2016 GRESB assessments.&nbsp;Assessment results are used by investors and fund managers to understand the risk and return profile of real estate and infrastructure investments.</p> <p>The 2016 scope of GRESB includes four distinct assessments&mdash;the Real Estate Assessment, the Developer Assessment, the Debt Assessment and the Infrastructure Assessment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-2016-gresb-real-asset-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/take-part-2016-gresb-real-asset-assessment#comments Industry Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:45:59 +0000 Nora Knox 10190628 at http://in.usgbc.org Spend 30 minutes outside each day in June (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/spend-30-minutes-outside-each-day-june-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/spend-30-minutes-outside-each-day-in-june-_usgbc-minnesota_-_0.png?1461182937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you up for the challenge? Spend 30 minutes in nature each day, for 30 days, this June. It seems like a simple task, but can you be outside without your phone or tablet? Have you taken time to acknowledge and appreciate the ecosystem that benefits your well-being?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/30x30-nature-challenge" target="_blank">Sign up for the 30x30 Nature Challenge</a>.</p> <p><img height="171" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/30x30_general.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" width="250" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/spend-30-minutes-outside-each-day-june-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/spend-30-minutes-outside-each-day-june-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:08:57 +0000 10189527 at http://in.usgbc.org Course preview: Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations [video] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-life-cycle-assessment-and-environmental-product-declarations-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/course-preview--life-cycle-assessment-and-environmental-product-declarations-_video__0.png?1461175451" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>, you can grow your green building knowledge online, anytime.&nbsp;Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-life-cycle-assessment-and-environmental-product-declarations-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-life-cycle-assessment-and-environmental-product-declarations-video#comments Education Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:04:11 +0000 Melanie Share 10189282 at http://in.usgbc.org Paving the way: Western Technical College pioneers higher education sustainability leadership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/paving-way-western-technical-college-pioneers-higher-education-sustainability-leadership <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"> Lee Rasch, President, Western Technical College </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Paving-the-way--Western-Technical-College-pioneers-higher-education-sustainability-leadership.png?1461171202" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Nominations are now open for the&nbsp;<a href="http://secondnature.org/our-impact/climate-leadership-awards/" target="_blank">2016 Climate Leadership Awards</a>, presented by USGBC&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a> and <a href="http://secondnature.org/our-impact/climate-leadership-awards/" target="_blank">Second Nature</a>. The awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses in the climate leadership network.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/paving-way-western-technical-college-pioneers-higher-education-sustainability-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/paving-way-western-technical-college-pioneers-higher-education-sustainability-leadership#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:49:11 +0000 10189160 at http://in.usgbc.org Saint-Gobain goes LEED Platinum [USGBC+ Mar/April 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/saintgobain-goes-leed-platinum-usgbc-marapril-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/saint-gobain-leverages-its-own-materials-to-seek-leed-platinum_0.png?1461167900" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "Living Lab" in the March/April issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/living-lab/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p>Monica Brogan, manager of sales support at CertainTeed Corporation, knew she had a crackerjack team. But when her department moved last October to the new North American headquarters of CertainTeed&rsquo;s parent company, Saint-Gobain, she was in for a shock.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/saintgobain-goes-leed-platinum-usgbc-marapril-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/saintgobain-goes-leed-platinum-usgbc-marapril-2016#comments Community Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:58:20 +0000 Mary Grauerholz 10189058 at http://in.usgbc.org Composting at GreenCon: Sustainable community (USGBC Central Pennsylvania) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/composting-greencon-sustainable-community-usgbc-central-pennsylvania-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/composting-at-greencon--sustainable-community-_usgbc-central-pennsylvania__1_0.png?1461096003" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-look-greencon-2016" target="_blank">GreenCon 2016</a> event this past March, Dickinson catering services provided the breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour. In an effort to be more sustainable, a significant portion of the food was sourced from local farms, including the Dickinson College Farm, and all food waste generated by the event was composted by the farm.</p> <p><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1460666848-154-9167/Dickinson-Farm-1440x960.jpg" width="670" height="447" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/composting-greencon-sustainable-community-usgbc-central-pennsylvania-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/composting-greencon-sustainable-community-usgbc-central-pennsylvania-0#comments Community Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:00:03 +0000 Cora Swanson 10187364 at http://in.usgbc.org Get your USGBC Kentucky Emerging Professionals volunteer passport http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-your-usgbc-kentucky-emerging-professionals-volunteer-passport <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-kentucky-emerging-professionals-volunteer-passport_0.jpg?1461089091" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Emerging Professionals (EPs) in Kentucky are invited to help "earn" their way to exciting and educational USGBC events, awards and scholarships with the new&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/usgbc-kentucky-emerging-professionals-passport/" target="_blank">USGBC Kentucky Emerging Professionals Passport</a>.&nbsp;<img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1460995413-154-5638/KYUSGBC_T-shirt.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" width="200" height="240" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-your-usgbc-kentucky-emerging-professionals-volunteer-passport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-your-usgbc-kentucky-emerging-professionals-volunteer-passport#comments Community Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:04:51 +0000 Nancy Church 10186954 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Arkansas announces Green Tie Award winners http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-arkansas-announces-green-tie-award-winners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-arkansas-announces-green-tie-award-winners_0.png?1461080950" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-arkansas" target="_blank">USGBC Arkansas</a> is pleased to announce the 2016 Green Tie Award winners. Seven outstanding projects, firms and individuals will be honored at the Green Tie Gala on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-arkansas-announces-green-tie-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-arkansas-announces-green-tie-award-winners#comments Community Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:49:10 +0000 Ginny Kurrus 10186593 at http://in.usgbc.org From the Help Center: Commonly asked questions about LEED professional exams http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-commonly-asked-questions-about-leed-professional-exams <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/from-the-help-center-commonly-asked-questions-about-leed-professional-exams_0.png?1461077390" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional credentials</a>&nbsp;are a mark of excellence within the green building marketplace, illustrating that the credential holder has a documented, up-to-date understanding of the latest industry principles and practices.&nbsp;Every year, numerous professionals register for the tests as the first step in their journey toward earning a LEED credential.</p> <p>Are you considering taking a LEED professional exam, but are unsure where to start or which one to register for?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-commonly-asked-questions-about-leed-professional-exams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-commonly-asked-questions-about-leed-professional-exams#comments LEED Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:49:50 +0000 Christina Huynh 10186497 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet Bethany Wilcoxon, Market Leadership Advisory Board Member (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-bethany-wilcoxon-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Meet-Bethany-Wilcoxon-Market-Leadership-Advisory-Board-Member-%28USGBC-Iowa%29.png?1462291876" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">USGBC Iowa</a>&nbsp;Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members serve as the primary volunteer leadership voice for USGBC in Iowa. The MLAB represents a diverse group of locally based leaders who advise on strategic and tactical activities implemented as part of USGBC&rsquo;s global work plan.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-bethany-wilcoxon-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-bethany-wilcoxon-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa#comments Community Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:46:51 +0000 Korinne Haeffel 10186385 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Lab seeks to close the employability gap http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-seeks-close-employability-gap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-lab-seeks-to-close-the-employability-gap_0.png?1461005435" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a> at USGBC, we place a high priority on measuring and understanding the current state of higher education and identifying tactics for how we can transform our existing campuses to be sustainable communities. As part of this effort, we are committed to preparing students for competitive 21st&nbsp;century careers in sustainability.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-seeks-close-employability-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-seeks-close-employability-gap#comments LEED Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:50:35 +0000 Sarah Buente 10184940 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC National Capital Region Emerging Professionals Roundtable inspires both EPs and mentors http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-national-capital-region-emerging-professionals-roundtable-inspires-both-eps-and-mento <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-national-capital-region-emerging-professionals-roundtable-inspires-both-eps-and-mentors_0.jpg?1460995607" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">USGBC National Capital Region</a> Emerging Professionals (EPs) are one of our most ambitious and successful committees, regularly hosting very well-attended events, and the third "Meet the Board" roundtable event was no exception. The EPs held an engaging evening of networking and socializing with board members at the end of March at USGBC headquarters.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-national-capital-region-emerging-professionals-roundtable-inspires-both-eps-and-mento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-national-capital-region-emerging-professionals-roundtable-inspires-both-eps-and-mento#comments Community Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:06:47 +0000 Suzi Warren 10184619 at http://in.usgbc.org Dispatches from the Ambassadors http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dispatches-ambassadors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ambassadors_0.png?1460992175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In honor of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/08/presidential-proclamation-national-volunteer-week-2016" target="_blank">National Volunteer Week</a>,&nbsp;we&rsquo;d like to recognize some of USGBC&rsquo;s Ambassadors, who are working hard to<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/advance-framework-expand-access-green-building-all" target="_blank">&nbsp;bring green building and sustainability</a> to new and underserved organizations in the communities they&nbsp;love.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dispatches-ambassadors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dispatches-ambassadors#comments Community Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:09:35 +0000 Shane Gring 10184482 at http://in.usgbc.org Deadline extended to apply for a LEED Working Group http://in.usgbc.org/articles/deadline-extended-apply-leed-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/deadline-extended-to-apply-for-a-leed-working-group_0.png?1460990354" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you a sustainability practitioner who cares deeply about the human health and social impacts of buildings and communities? Interested in exploring alternative strategies for evaluating indoor air quality in LEED projects?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/deadline-extended-apply-leed-working-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/deadline-extended-apply-leed-working-group#comments LEED Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:39:14 +0000 Emma Hughes 10184169 at http://in.usgbc.org Apply for the Rob Eggers Memorial Scholarship (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-rob-eggers-memorial-scholarship-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="2015 scholarship recipients with the USGBC North Carolina Branch Leadership Group &amp; Board of Directors." alt="2015 scholarship recipients with the USGBC North Carolina Branch Leadership Grou" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/north-carolina_scholarship.jpg?1464355378" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Rob Eggers Memorial Scholarship&nbsp;fund was established by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> in honor of the late Rob Eggers, a valued member of the Charlotte sustainable design community. A longtime volunteer with the local USGBC community, Rob served on the Education and Programs Committee. His volunteer work was instrumental in developing programs for the local branch and in strengthening partnerships with other organizations to provide education throughout the region.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-rob-eggers-memorial-scholarship-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-rob-eggers-memorial-scholarship-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:04:05 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10184062 at http://in.usgbc.org Commissioning engineer opportunity with local partner (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/commissioning-engineer-opportunity-local-partner-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/commissioning-engineer-opportunity-with-local-partner-_usgbc-north-carolina__0.jpg?1461180119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a>'s Bronze Partner&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/building-energeticx-pllc" target="_blank">Building EnergetiCx</a>&nbsp;seeks a Commissioning Engineer in Charlotte, N.C.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/commissioning-engineer-opportunity-local-partner-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/commissioning-engineer-opportunity-local-partner-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:21:59 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10189465 at http://in.usgbc.org Women IN Green Luncheon empowers members of USGBC Indiana http://in.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-luncheon-empowers-members-usgbc-indiana <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/women-in-green-luncheon-_usgbc-indiana__0.jpg?1460743522" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> 2015, Annalise Dietzen and I attended the <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/attendee/home/events/womeningreenpowerbreakfast" target="_blank">Women in Green Power Breakfas</a>t. After attending the empowering breakfast event, we decided that we were going to bring it back from Washington, D.C., to our home state of Indiana.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-luncheon-empowers-members-usgbc-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-luncheon-empowers-members-usgbc-indiana#comments Community Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:05:21 +0000 Elizabeth Kindelan 10180732 at http://in.usgbc.org Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper for Earth Day http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-earth-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Freebie-Friday--USGBC-wallpaper-for-Earth-Day.jpg?1460728288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Download our Earth Day-themed, USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Did we mention that it's&nbsp;<em>free</em>? &nbsp;</p> <p>(Click the links below to download.)</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-earth-day#comments Community Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:47:24 +0000 Ashley Katz 10179896 at http://in.usgbc.org National Volunteer Week: Recognizing LEED volunteers http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-volunteer-week-recognizing-leed-volunteers <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"> Corey Enck </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/national-volunteer-week--recognizing-leed-volunteers-_0.png?1460664219" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For USGBC, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to highlight the work that our volunteer groups dedicate to the organization&rsquo;s mission every single day of the year.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-volunteer-week-recognizing-leed-volunteers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-volunteer-week-recognizing-leed-volunteers#comments Community Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:03:39 +0000 10178771 at http://in.usgbc.org World green building trends 2016: Focus on China http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-focus-china <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/world-green-building-trends-2016--focus-on-china_0.png?1460656818" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In February, USGBC&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-dodge-data-and-analytics-release-world-green-building-trends-report-2016" target="_blank">announced the results</a>&nbsp;of research by Dodge Data and Analytics, with which USGBC has partnered, in the&nbsp;<a href="http://analyticsstore.construction.com/smartmarket-reports/2016WorldGreen.html" target="_blank">World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report</a>. In a brief series, USGBC has highlighted specific aspects of the report.</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-focus-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-focus-china#comments Industry Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:00:18 +0000 Heather Benjamin 10178488 at http://in.usgbc.org Leaders across China are creating a more sustainable future for millions http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leaders-across-china-are-creating-more-sustainable-future-millions <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leaders-across-china-are-creating-a-more-sustainable-future-for-millions_0.jpg?1460651715" /> </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="501" height="292" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_2590.jpeg?1460651857" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="499" height="324" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_2588.jpeg?1460651870" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1280" height="631" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/image1_3.jpeg?1460651884" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2592" height="1936" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_2584.jpeg?1460651910" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3456" height="2256" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC00311.jpg?1460651930" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3124" height="1757" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC00331.jpg?1460651951" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="376" height="243" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/image001_0.jpeg?1460651968" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3456" height="2592" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC00318.jpg?1460651985" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sustainability is not new to China. Over the last five years, I have witnessed firsthand the evolution of the green building movement and the great accomplishments that have been made in China. China is now the second largest market for LEED outside of the United States&mdash;and in mainland China, there are over 2,430 projects participating in LEED, comprising over 134.2 million gross square meters of space.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leaders-across-china-are-creating-more-sustainable-future-millions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leaders-across-china-are-creating-more-sustainable-future-millions#comments LEED Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:35:15 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 10178199 at http://in.usgbc.org DOE and EPA labels that help earn credits in LEED v4 BD+C: Homes http://in.usgbc.org/articles/doe-and-epa-labels-help-earn-credits-leed-v4-bdc-homes <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"> Asa Foss </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/doe-and-epa-labels-that-help-earn-credits-in-leed-v4-bd_c--homes_0.png?1460645910" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2016" target="_blank">April 2016 addenda release</a>, USGBC introduced two LEED Interpretations that allow projects to leverage their&nbsp;<a href="http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/zero-energy-ready-home" target="_blank">DOE Zero Energy Ready Home</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.epa.gov/indoorairplus" target="_blank">EPA Indoor airPLUS</a>&nbsp;labels to earn points toward LEED v4 certification under&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/homes/v4" target="_blank">LEED v4 BD+C: Homes</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/doe-and-epa-labels-help-earn-credits-leed-v4-bdc-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/doe-and-epa-labels-help-earn-credits-leed-v4-bdc-homes#comments LEED Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:58:30 +0000 10177940 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Certification update: First quarter 2016 recap http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-first-quarter-2016-recap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update_template_5_0.png?1460642498" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-new-2016" target="_blank">recurring feature</a>, we take a look at LEED certification activity since January 21, 2016, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-first-quarter-2016-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-first-quarter-2016-recap#comments LEED Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:01:37 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 10177813 at http://in.usgbc.org Sustainability manager opportunity with construction partner (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-manager-opportunity-construction-partner-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainability-manager-opportunity-with-construction-partner-_usgbc-north-carolina__0.jpg?1460577465" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a>'s Gold Partner, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/choate-construction-company" target="_blank">Choate Construction</a>, seeks a Sustainability Manager in Charlotte, N.C.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-manager-opportunity-construction-partner-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-manager-opportunity-construction-partner-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:57:45 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10176476 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 3 courses to take this month (April 2016) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-april-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-3-courses-to-take-this-month-_april-2016__0.jpg?1460572595" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You want the best courses, and we've got them.&nbsp;Check out this month's best three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge.&nbsp;</p> <p>April's top three courses,&nbsp;created by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-april-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-take-month-april-2016#comments Education Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:36:35 +0000 Melanie Share 10176346 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. General Services Administration Adopts SITES, GBCI’s Land Development and Management Rating System, for its Capital Construction Program http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-general-services-administration-adopts-sites-gbci%E2%80%99s-land-development-and-management-rati <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_purple_9_0.png?1460569713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C.&mdash;(April 13, 2016)&mdash;The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced it has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-general-services-administration-adopts-sites-gbci%E2%80%99s-land-development-and-management-rati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-general-services-administration-adopts-sites-gbci%E2%80%99s-land-development-and-management-rati#comments Media Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:48:33 +0000 Marisa Long 10176206 at http://in.usgbc.org Rocky Mountain Institute breaks a trail to energy efficiency [USGBC+ Mar/April 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rocky-mountain-institute-breaks-trail-energy-efficiency-usgbc-marapril-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rocky-mountain-institute-breaks-a-trail-to-energy-efficiency_0.jpg?1460563767" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "Pathways to Progress" in the March/April issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/pathways-to-progress/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rocky-mountain-institute-breaks-trail-energy-efficiency-usgbc-marapril-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rocky-mountain-institute-breaks-trail-energy-efficiency-usgbc-marapril-2016#comments Community Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:09:24 +0000 Kiley Jacques 10175979 at http://in.usgbc.org Nairobi schools continue to grow from Green Apple Day of Service http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nairobi-schools-continue-grow-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nairobi-schools-continue-to-grow-from-green-apple-day-of-service-_0.png?1460559589" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Ann Wahinya is the&nbsp;program coordinator&nbsp;for the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) program,&nbsp;which&nbsp;is implemented by&nbsp;Global Communities in the informal settlements of Nairobi.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/global-communities" target="_blank">Global Communities</a>&nbsp;is an&nbsp;international development organization working with communities around the world to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nairobi-schools-continue-grow-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nairobi-schools-continue-grow-green-apple-day-service#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:59:49 +0000 ANN WAHINYA 10175840 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 10 States 2015: Ballet West http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-2015-ballet-west <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-10-states-2015--ballet-west-_0.png?1460555719" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/delve-usgbc%E2%80%99s-2015-top-10-states-leed" target="_blank">2015 Top 10 States list</a>&nbsp;honors transformative efforts at the state level to create healthier, more energy- and water-efficient places to live, learn, work and play. In 2015 alone, 1,633 projects were certified in the United States&mdash;equivalent to an incredible 275 million square feet.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-2015-ballet-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-2015-ballet-west#comments LEED Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:55:19 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10175506 at http://in.usgbc.org Global climate action and buildings: What's next http://in.usgbc.org/articles/global-climate-action-and-buildings-whats-next <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/global-climate-action-and-buildings--what_s-next_0.png?1460484019" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Coming out of Paris last December, the world had in hand a truly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-applauds-new-global-climate-agreement" target="_blank">groundbreaking climate agreement</a>, with 195 countries committing to take action on climate change.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/global-climate-action-and-buildings-whats-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/global-climate-action-and-buildings-whats-next#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:00:18 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 10173839 at http://in.usgbc.org Colorado Buffaloes' Coors Events Center wins USGBC LEED Bracket championship http://in.usgbc.org/articles/colorado-buffaloes-coors-events-center-wins-usgbc-leed-bracket-championship <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"> Curtis Snyder </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-bracket-madness-feature_2_0.png?1460477217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published by cubuffs.com on&nbsp;April 8, 2016 as "Buffs Win USGBC's #LEEDbracket Championship." <a href="http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&amp;ATCLID=210871554&amp;utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/colorado-buffaloes-coors-events-center-wins-usgbc-leed-bracket-championship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/colorado-buffaloes-coors-events-center-wins-usgbc-leed-bracket-championship#comments Community Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:06:57 +0000 10173558 at http://in.usgbc.org Year of advancement: Baseline existing conditions http://in.usgbc.org/articles/year-advancement-baseline-existing-conditions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/baseline-conditions_0.png?1460473246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Georgia&nbsp;staff member <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/suzanne-haerther/0000066077" target="_blank">Suzanne Haerther</a>&nbsp;believes that &ldquo;every building matters.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/year-advancement-baseline-existing-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/year-advancement-baseline-existing-conditions#comments Community Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:00:46 +0000 Shane Gring 10173440 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet Susan Judkins, Market Leadership Advisory Board Member (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-susan-judkins-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/meet-susan-judkins_-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-_usgbc-iowa__0.png?1460470312" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">USGBC Iowa</a>&nbsp;Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members serve as the primary volunteer leadership voice for USGBC in Iowa. The MLAB represents a diverse group of locally based leaders who advise on strategic and tactical activities implemented as part of USGBC&rsquo;s global work plan.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-susan-judkins-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-susan-judkins-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa#comments Community Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:11:52 +0000 Korinne Haeffel 10173327 at http://in.usgbc.org Last chance to take the SITES job analysis survey http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-take-sites-job-analysis-survey <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/last-chance-to-take-the-sites-job-analysis-survey_0.png?1460404683" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-develop-new-professional-credential-sites" target="_blank">GBCI recently announced</a>&nbsp;development of a new professional credential called the SITES AP.&nbsp;As part of the test development process, <a href="http://www.gbci.org/" target="_blank">GBCI</a> conducts an online job analysis survey to seek industry feedback on what a professional should know and do to perform competently as a&nbsp;SITES&nbsp;AP.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-take-sites-job-analysis-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-take-sites-job-analysis-survey#comments Industry Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:58:03 +0000 Sarah Buente 10171812 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED User Group Insights: The value of collaboration http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-group-insights-value-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-user-group-insights-purple_1_0.png?1460401390" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>LEED User Groups are USGBC-hosted peer networks that are spearheading greater adoption of the LEED rating system within the industrial facilities, retail and restaurant, hospitality and venues and commercial real estate industries.&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-group-insights-landlords-tenants-and-leed" target="_blank"><em>LEED User Group Insights</em></a><em>&nbsp;shares challenges, opportunities and best practices for the design, construction and operation of green buildings in these key sectors.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-group-insights-value-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-group-insights-value-collaboration#comments Industry Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:03:10 +0000 Emily Neagle 10171681 at http://in.usgbc.org Golf tournament and sponsorship opportunity (USGBC South Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/golf-tournament-and-sponsorship-opportunity-usgbc-south-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-south-carolina-golf-tournament-sponsorship-opportunity_0.png?1460391012" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lead the way to energy efficiency and promote green initiatives by joining us at our&nbsp;2nd Annual South Carolina Upstate Green Initiative Golf Summit. The USGBC South Carolina Upstate Branch is hosting the Green Initiative Summit on May 13. This is our annual Captain&rsquo;s Choice golf tournament fundraiser to support the work of our nonprofit organization and its mission: to promote and educate for a prosperous and sustainable future for our state through cost-effective, energy-saving green buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/golf-tournament-and-sponsorship-opportunity-usgbc-south-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/golf-tournament-and-sponsorship-opportunity-usgbc-south-carolina#comments Community Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:10:11 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10171310 at http://in.usgbc.org An updated look for USGBC Redwood Empire http://in.usgbc.org/articles/updated-look-usgbc-redwood-empire <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-redwood-empire-updated-look_0.png?1460387520" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-redwood-empire" target="_blank">USGBC Redwood Empire</a>&nbsp;has a new look and presence on usgbc.org! Bookmark the new site to stay up to date on news and events from the Redwood Empire community. USGBC Redwood Empire&nbsp;extends along the Northern California coast from north of San Francisco to the Oregon border and spans seven counties, including Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/updated-look-usgbc-redwood-empire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/updated-look-usgbc-redwood-empire#comments Community Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:12:00 +0000 Steven Sheldon 10171130 at http://in.usgbc.org One week left to self-nominate for LEED Working Groups http://in.usgbc.org/articles/one-week-left-selfnominate-leed-working-groups <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/one-week-left-to-self-nominate-for-leed-working-groups_0.png?1460383831" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/volunteer-call-now-open-become-member-leed-working-group" target="_blank">call for volunteers</a>&nbsp;to join a newly created Indoor Air Assessment Working Group and the Social Equity Working Group closes on&nbsp;Monday, April 18,&nbsp;at 5:00 p.m. PST.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/one-week-left-selfnominate-leed-working-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/one-week-left-selfnominate-leed-working-groups#comments LEED Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:10:31 +0000 Emma Hughes 10170567 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for presenters at Building Green Duluth Conference (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-presenters-building-green-duluth-conference-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Call-for-presenters-at-Building-Green-Duluth-Conference-_USGBC-Minnesota_.png?1460147655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now is your chance to highlight your expertise by presenting at the <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-green-conference-tickets-24469270246" target="_blank">Building Green Duluth Conference</a>. Building Green will take place on&nbsp;September 14, 2016&nbsp;at the Inn on Lake Superior, Duluth, Minn.<img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1460130318-114-3186/LogoLarge.png" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" width="150" height="146" class="alignright" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-presenters-building-green-duluth-conference-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-presenters-building-green-duluth-conference-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:30:14 +0000 10166691 at http://in.usgbc.org Take 30 minutes outside each day in June (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/take-30-minutes-outside-each-day-june-usgbc-iowa <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"> Ali Collins </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Take-30-minutes-outside-each-day-in-June-_USGBC-Iowa_.png?1460145855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you up for the challenge? Spend 30 minutes in nature each day, for 30 days, this June. It seems like a simple task, but can you be outside without your phone or tablet? Have you taken time to acknowledge and appreciate the ecosystem services benefiting your well-being?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/30x30-nature-challenge" target="_blank">Pledge to take the 30x30 Nature Challenge</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/take-30-minutes-outside-each-day-june-usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/take-30-minutes-outside-each-day-june-usgbc-iowa#comments Community Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:02:53 +0000 Jacob Serfling 10166635 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Minnesota advocates for green building at the Capitol http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-advocates-green-building-capitol <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-minnesota-advocates-for-green-building-at-the-capitol_0.png?1460141500" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 10,&nbsp;over 30 individuals took time out of their daily schedules to join <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> at our Day at the Capitol. This diverse group of green building professionals, sustainability enthusiasts and high school students met with over 14 state representatives and senators to advocate for green schools and promote and support the green building industry.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-advocates-green-building-capitol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-advocates-green-building-capitol#comments Community Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:51:40 +0000 10166506 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED and DeafSpace: Designing community in architecture http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-deafspace-designing-community-architecture <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-and-deafspace_0.png?1460132990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every LEED building is a story about people. From the materials we use to the air we breathe, USGBC believes in creating healthier whole environments. This means we also believe that the spaces we create must reflect the needs of the communities they serve.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-deafspace-designing-community-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-deafspace-designing-community-architecture#comments Community Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:29:50 +0000 Julia Pergolini 10165949 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Central Pennsylvania: A look at GreenCon 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-look-greencon-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-central-pennsylvania--a-look-at-greencon-2016_0.png?1460128181" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>GreenCon 2016 was a great success&mdash;just take a look at the numbers. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">USGBC Central Pennsylvania</a> brought together 285 attendees,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-companies-attending-greencon-2016" target="_blank">38 exhibiting companies</a>, 33 presenters and 29 students to learn from our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-greencon-2016-educational-sessions" target="_blank">22 educational sessions</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-look-greencon-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-look-greencon-2016#comments Community Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:09:41 +0000 Eileen Reavey 10165824 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild Releases 2015 Sustainability Report http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-releases-2015-sustainability-report <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_yellow_0_2_0.png?1460127205" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Overall waste diversion rate of 84 percent and 70 percent regional food sourcing among highlights for hometown event in Washington, D.C., at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-releases-2015-sustainability-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-releases-2015-sustainability-report#comments Media Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:53:25 +0000 Leticia McCadden 10165798 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Central Pennsylvania offers ways to celebrate Earth Day locally http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-offers-ways-celebrate-earth-day-locally <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-celebrate-earth-day-2016-with-7group-c_0_0_0.png?1460059136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earth Day is right around the corner, and there are many ways you can be a part of this year&rsquo;s celebration.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-offers-ways-celebrate-earth-day-locally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-central-pennsylvania-offers-ways-celebrate-earth-day-locally#comments Community Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:58:56 +0000 Matthew Mahoney 10163746 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for sponsors for 30x30 Nature Challenge (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-sponsors-30x30-nature-challenge-usgbc-wisconsin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Call-for-event-partners-for-30x30-Nature-Challenge-_USGBC-Wisconsin_-.png?1460055639" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for a sponsorship opportunity supporting a fun, unique program that reaches a diverse audience? Become a sponsor of the 2016&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/30x30-nature-challenge" target="_blank">30x30 Nature Challenge</a>.</p> <p>Sponsoring the 30x30 Nature Challenge in Wisconsin provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with a wide audience throughout the state, build brand awareness and show your company&rsquo;s support of an important cause: improved human health and wellness through sustainable and resilient building practices.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-sponsors-30x30-nature-challenge-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-sponsors-30x30-nature-challenge-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:58:21 +0000 Korinne Haeffel 10163602 at http://in.usgbc.org World green building trends 2016: Focus on India http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-focus-india <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/world-green-building-trends-2016--focus-on-india_0.png?1460052179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Last month, USGBC&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-dodge-data-and-analytics-release-world-green-building-trends-report-2016" target="_blank">announced the results</a>&nbsp;of research by Dodge Data and Analytics, with which USGBC has partnered, in the&nbsp;<a href="http://analyticsstore.construction.com/smartmarket-reports/2016WorldGreen.html" target="_blank">World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report</a>. In a brief series, USGBC will highlight specific aspects of the report.</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-focus-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-focus-india#comments Industry Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:02:59 +0000 Heather Benjamin 10163208 at http://in.usgbc.org Brenden McEneaney on trends affecting sustainability (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brenden-mceneaney-trends-affecting-sustainability-usgbc-northern-california <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"> Allison Nagel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/brenden-mceneaney-on-trends-affecting-sustainability-_usgbc-northern-california__0.png?1460044752" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally posted on <a href="https://www.bisnow.com/" target="_blank">bisnow.com</a> as "USGBC'S Brenden McEneaney: The Top 5 Trends Affecting Sustainability" on March 1, 2016. <a href="https://www.bisnow.com/san-francisco/news/sustainability/the-top-5-trends-affecting-sustainability-56705" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brenden-mceneaney-trends-affecting-sustainability-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brenden-mceneaney-trends-affecting-sustainability-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:59:12 +0000 10162920 at http://in.usgbc.org New courses at Education @USGBC and the Green Building Channel (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-courses-education-usgbc-and-green-building-channel-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/new-courses-at-education-_usgbc-and-the-green-building-channel-_usgbc-minnesota__0.png?1460040463" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> records every presentation accredited for continuing education by <a href="http://www.gbci.org/" target="_blank">GBCI</a>. These recordings are made into online courses that you can take anytime. Our courses are posted at both USGBC Minnesota's site the&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildingchannel.thinkific.com/courses/the-green-building-channel" target="_blank">Green Building Channel</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;on the global&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc" target="_blank">Education @USGBC</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-courses-education-usgbc-and-green-building-channel-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-courses-education-usgbc-and-green-building-channel-usgbc-minnesota#comments Education Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:47:43 +0000 Stephen Burk 10162769 at http://in.usgbc.org Cape Fear Signature Event on May 12 (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/cape-fear-signature-event-may-12-usgbc-north-carolina-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cape-fear-signature-event-on-may-12-_usgbc-north-carolina__1_0.png?1460037680" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> Cape Fear Branch at our dinner and&nbsp;social signature event, as we present the science of climate change in a rapidly changing world.&nbsp; Coastal communities are some of the most vulnerable to the effects of emerging weather patterns and sea level rise. Although it is impossible to predict the future, we can take an interdisciplinary approach toward understanding these complex systems and inform design, development and planning strategies.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/cape-fear-signature-event-may-12-usgbc-north-carolina-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/cape-fear-signature-event-may-12-usgbc-north-carolina-0#comments Community Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:01:20 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10162697 at http://in.usgbc.org Keynote speaker announced for IMPACT Conference (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/keynote-speaker-announced-impact-conference-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2016-IMPACT-Conference.png?1459976458" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the 2016 IMPACT Conference:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/keynote-speaker-announced-impact-conference-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/keynote-speaker-announced-impact-conference-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:59:39 +0000 Stephen Burk 10160902 at http://in.usgbc.org Call for event partners for 30x30 Nature Challenge (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-event-partners-30x30-nature-challenge-usgbc-wisconsin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/call-for-event-partners-for-30x30-nature-challenge-_usgbc-wisconsin_-_0.png?1459973829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you looking for a new and unique way to engage your employees, clients and community? Become a 2016&nbsp;<a href="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1459865401-74-1556/2016_30x30_Event_Partner_Guide.pdf" target="_blank">30x30 Nature Challenge Event Partner</a>&nbsp;to show your support of USGBC and showcase your organization&rsquo;s leadership, knowledge and expertise.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-event-partners-30x30-nature-challenge-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-event-partners-30x30-nature-challenge-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:17:09 +0000 Heather Goetsch 10160839 at http://in.usgbc.org Attend the National Zero Waste Business Conference June 1–4 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/attend-national-zero-waste-business-conference-june-1%E2%80%934 <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"> Emily DeCremer, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/attend-the-national-zero-waste-business-conference-june-1-4_0.png?1459969034" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uszwbc.org/" target="_blank">U.S. Zero Waste Business Council</a> is proud to have a long relationship with USGBC and the green building industry, both locally and nationally. For more than four years, USZWBC and USGBC have collaborated on sharing industry specialists, speakers and expertise to advance zero waste, especially on fine-tuning credits that enhance certification programs at both organizations. Together, USZWBC and USGBC strive to create a zero waste&nbsp;economy for all.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/attend-national-zero-waste-business-conference-june-1%E2%80%934" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/attend-national-zero-waste-business-conference-june-1%E2%80%934#comments Community Wed, 06 Apr 2016 18:57:14 +0000 10160724 at http://in.usgbc.org Register for an EDGE certification workshop in New Delhi on May 6 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-edge-certification-workshop-new-delhi-may-6 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-all-appl-country"> <div class="field-label">Applicable country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/register-for-an-edge-certification-workshop-in-new-delhi-on-may-6_0.png?1459966717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Participate in our next&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/zhuz5rg1vpah90/" target="_blank">EDGE Technical Workshop</a>,&nbsp;scheduled for&nbsp;<strong>May 6, 2016 in New Delhi, India</strong>.&nbsp;Learn the ins and outs of&nbsp;<a href="http://edgebuildings.com" target="_blank">EDGE</a>, a green building rating system for new residential and commercial buildings. A mass market transformation tool, EDGE will allow India&mdash;and other emerging countries and markets around the world&mdash;to scale up green buildings in a fast, simple and affordable way.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-edge-certification-workshop-new-delhi-may-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-edge-certification-workshop-new-delhi-may-6#comments International Wed, 06 Apr 2016 18:18:37 +0000 Sarah Buente 10160633 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 10 States 2015: UVA Children’s Hospital Battle Building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-2015-uva-children%E2%80%99s-hospital-battle-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" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-10-states-2015--uva-children_s-hospital-battle-building-_0.png?1459958550" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/delve-usgbc%E2%80%99s-2015-top-10-states-leed" target="_blank">2015 Top 10 States list</a>&nbsp;honors transformative efforts at the state level to create healthier, more energy- and water-efficient places to live, learn, work and play. In 2015 alone, 1,633 projects were certified in the United States&mdash;equivalent to an incredible 275 million square feet.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-2015-uva-children%E2%80%99s-hospital-battle-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-2015-uva-children%E2%80%99s-hospital-battle-building#comments LEED Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:02:30 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10160373 at http://in.usgbc.org Education in April (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-april-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education-in-april-_usgbc-northern-california__0.png?1459955519" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Current and aspiring LEED professionals can access additional learning opportunities and resources through the USGBC community, including local training and national resources to stay ahead in the field.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-april-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-april-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:11:59 +0000 Melanie Colburn 10160300 at http://in.usgbc.org Biophilic elements enhance the new Clif Bar headquarters [USGBC+ Mar/April 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/biophilic-elements-enhance-new-clif-bar-headquarters-usgbc-marapril-2016 <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"> Jeff Harder </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Biophilic-elements-enhance-the-new-Clif-Bar-headquarters.png?1459951478" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "Sustainable Energy" in the March/April issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/sustainable-energy/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/biophilic-elements-enhance-new-clif-bar-headquarters-usgbc-marapril-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/biophilic-elements-enhance-new-clif-bar-headquarters-usgbc-marapril-2016#comments Community Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:03:04 +0000 10160017 at http://in.usgbc.org Green improvements outpace traditional home upgrades http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-improvements-outpace-traditional-home-upgrades <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-improvements-outpace-traditional-home-upgrades_0.png?1459949676" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/cdn.heroprogram.com/newsarticles/Executive+Summary.pdf">PACE Loans&mdash;Does Sale Value Reflect Improvements?</a>, a recent report by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.urban.org/author/laurie-goodman">Laurie Goodman</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.urban.org/author/jun-zhu">Jun Zhu</a>, finds that homes with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) upgrades net higher resale values compared to homes without PACE upgrades.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-improvements-outpace-traditional-home-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-improvements-outpace-traditional-home-upgrades#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:34:35 +0000 Nick Brousse 10159971 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: April 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-addenda-2016-b_1_0.png?1459883807" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The April 2016 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.&nbsp;To view the changes,</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2016#comments LEED Tue, 05 Apr 2016 19:16:47 +0000 Marta Drzymala 10158408 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Announces Quarterly Addenda to LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-quarterly-addenda-leed-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_bright_blue_1_0.png?1459880930" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>New materials addenda designed to foster holistic&nbsp;</em><em>transformation in the building product industry</em></p> <p>Washington, DC&mdash;(April 5, 2016)&mdash;Today, <a href="http://usgbc.org" target="_blank">USGBC</a>&nbsp;announced the quarterly addenda to LEED, which includes several materials addenda designed to foster holistic transformation in the building product industry:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-quarterly-addenda-leed-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-quarterly-addenda-leed-0#comments Media Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:28:50 +0000 Marisa Long 10158307 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Announces New LEED Pilot ACP Designed to Help Eliminate Irresponsibly Sourced Materials—Like Illegal Wood—From the Building Material Supply Chain http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-leed-pilot-acp-designed-help-eliminate-irresponsibly-sourced-materials%E2%80%94 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Press_Release_dark_blue.png?1459880222" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, DC<strong>&mdash;</strong>(April 5, 2016)<strong>&mdash;</strong>Today, <a href="http://usgbc.org">USGBC</a>&nbsp;announced the quarterly addenda to the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> green building rating system, which includes a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and help rid our buildings of illegal wood by promoting the use of wood that is verified to be legal.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-leed-pilot-acp-designed-help-eliminate-irresponsibly-sourced-materials%E2%80%94" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-new-leed-pilot-acp-designed-help-eliminate-irresponsibly-sourced-materials%E2%80%94#comments Media Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:15:11 +0000 Marisa Long 10158286 at http://in.usgbc.org Save the date for Advocacy Day: May 4 (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-advocacy-day-may-4-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/save-the-date-for-advocacy-day--may-4-_usgbc-north-carolina__0.png?1459873101" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Calling all advocates!&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a>'s annual Advocacy Day will be held May 4 in Raleigh, N.C. We will start the day at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast training at Optima Engineering. Appointments at the legislative building will start at 10:00 a.m.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-advocacy-day-may-4-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-date-advocacy-day-may-4-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:18:21 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10158034 at http://in.usgbc.org A natural fit: USGBC Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council http://in.usgbc.org/articles/natural-fit-usgbc-wisconsin-and-wisconsin-sustainable-business-council <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/a-natural-fit-usgbc-wisconsin-wisconsin-sustainable-business-council_0.png?1459868534" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Partnering with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wisconsinsustainability.com/" target="_blank">Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council</a>&nbsp;(WSBC) is a natural fit for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">USGBC Wisconsin</a>. The combined missions support a holistic approach to sustainability: one emphasizing corporate sustainability and the other green building and operations practices.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/natural-fit-usgbc-wisconsin-and-wisconsin-sustainable-business-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/natural-fit-usgbc-wisconsin-and-wisconsin-sustainable-business-council#comments Community Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:02:14 +0000 Heather Goetsch 10157688 at http://in.usgbc.org Register for GreenerBuilder 2016 (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california <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"> USGBC Northern California </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="600" height="250" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenerbuilder2016_header_0.jpg?1459864577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 16, 2016, USGBC Northern California will hold its <a href="http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/greenerbuilder2016/attend" target="_blank">GreenerBuilder</a> conference in partnership with NECA and IBEW. We couldn&rsquo;t be more thrilled to host the conference at the net-zero energy training facility in San Leandro&mdash;a setting that aligns with our mission and demonstrates the future of sustainable buildings. This year, we aim to bring the focus back to the roots of GreenerBuilder:&nbsp;construction and the trades.</p> <p>Conference highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-greenerbuilder-2016-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:56:17 +0000 10157556 at http://in.usgbc.org Celebrate Earth Week with USGBC Minnesota http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%EF%BB%BFcelebrate-earth-week-usgbc-minnesota <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 Kaelin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/celebrate-earth-week-with-usgbc-minnesota_0.png?1459800703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we like to think every day is Earth Day, but we have some extra special Earth Day events planned in April. Whether you prefer cleaning Minnesota&rsquo;s parks or helping prepare school gardens, there are multiple ways to get involved. Come show your appreciation for the environment and dedication to sustainability at one of USGBC&rsquo;s Earth Week events!</p> <h3>Green Scene</h3> <p>Wednesday, April 20,&nbsp;6:00&ndash;8:00 p.m.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%EF%BB%BFcelebrate-earth-week-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%EF%BB%BFcelebrate-earth-week-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:11:43 +0000 10156006 at http://in.usgbc.org Education @USGBC super user Ana Cecilia Garza González http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-super-user-ana-cecilia-garza-gonz%C3%A1lez <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education-_usgbc-super-user-ana-cecilia-garza-gonzalez_0.png?1459796491" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We like to think of Ana Cecilia Garza Gonz&aacute;lez&nbsp;as an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc" target="_blank">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;super user. Why?&nbsp; Recently, Ana completed 73 hours of courses. Ana is a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ap" target="_blank">LEED AP</a> BD+C, O+M, and in order to maintain these credentials, she must complete 36 continuing education hours every two years.</p> <h3>Get to know Ana</h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>Company:</strong>&nbsp;<span>7-Eleven M&eacute;xico</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-super-user-ana-cecilia-garza-gonz%C3%A1lez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-super-user-ana-cecilia-garza-gonz%C3%A1lez#comments Education Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:01:31 +0000 Alyssa Campagnoni 10155828 at http://in.usgbc.org Participate in a webinar on EDGE certification in Latin America http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-webinar-edge-certification-latin-america <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/participate-in-a-webinar-on-edge-certification-in-latin-america_0.png?1459792778" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Learn about EDGE at&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.webex.com/usgbc/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed25103cd9489c6d195dabeddbf76277b">a webinar</a>&nbsp;on April 11 from 3:00&ndash;4:00 p.m. GMT (4:00&ndash;5:00 p.m. U.S. EST). Webinar attendees will learn about how EDGE can help grow your green building business and the overall green building market in Latin America and will be the first to hear about upcoming local training opportunities.</p> <p><a href="https://usgbc.webex.com/usgbc/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed25103cd9489c6d195dabeddbf76277b" target="_blank " class="button">Register for the webinar</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-webinar-edge-certification-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-webinar-edge-certification-latin-america#comments International Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:59:38 +0000 Sarah Buente 10155666 at http://in.usgbc.org Earth Month events: Volunteer opportunities across the state (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-month-events-volunteer-opportunities-across-state-usgbc-north-carolina-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/earth-month-events--volunteer-opportunities-across-the-state-_usgbc-north-carolina__1_0.png?1459786323" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the month of April, USGBC North Carolina celebrates the Earth through giving back! All events are free, but registration is required.&nbsp;</p> <p>Join us for the following volunteer service opportunities across the state:&nbsp;</p> <h3>Charlotte Branch:&nbsp;Tree planting at Olde Providence Elementary</h3> <p>April 9, 2016</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-month-events-volunteer-opportunities-across-state-usgbc-north-carolina-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-month-events-volunteer-opportunities-across-state-usgbc-north-carolina-0#comments Community Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:12:03 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10155384 at http://in.usgbc.org Apply for an internship at USGBC Minnesota http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-internship-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/apply-for-an-internship-at-usgbc-minnesota_0.png?1459782960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> is offering an exciting internship opportunity to students enrolled in undergraduate studies who want to expand their experience by supporting our programming.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-internship-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-internship-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:16:00 +0000 Stephen Burk 10155268 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet Joe Greathouse, Market Leadership Advisory Board Member (USGBC Iowa) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-joe-greathouse-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Meet-Joe-Greathouse_-Market-Leadership-Advisory-Board-Member-_USGBC-Iowa_.png?1459782755" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">USGBC Iowa</a>&nbsp;Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members serve as the primary volunteer leadership voice for USGBC in Iowa. The MLAB represents a diverse group of locally based leaders who advise on strategic and tactical activities implemented as part of USGBC&rsquo;s global work plan.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-joe-greathouse-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-joe-greathouse-market-leadership-advisory-board-member-usgbc-iowa#comments Community Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:01:22 +0000 Korinne Haeffel 10154956 at http://in.usgbc.org Benefits of Green Building http://in.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">1 Aug 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="948" height="375" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-building-facts.png?1470666795" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Buildings are responsible for an enormous amount of global energy use, resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. As the demand for more sustainable building options increases, green construction is becoming increasingly profitable and desirable within the international construction market.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts#comments Media Fri, 01 Apr 2016 20:10:28 +0000 2602137 at http://in.usgbc.org Choose your sessions for the 2016 IMPACT Conference (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/choose-your-sessions-2016-impact-conference-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/impact_header-01_1_0.png?1459536597" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you registered yet for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/impact-2016-next-conversation-green-building" target="_blank">IMPACT 2016: The Next Conversation in Green Building</a>? Detailed <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMPACT%20poster%20v2.pdf" target="_blank">session descriptions</a> and speaker information have been posted to the site by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a>.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>When:</strong> May 5, 2016, 8:00 a.m.&ndash;6:00 p.m.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/choose-your-sessions-2016-impact-conference-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/choose-your-sessions-2016-impact-conference-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:49:57 +0000 Stephen Burk 10151388 at http://in.usgbc.org About LEED Dynamic Plaque http://in.usgbc.org/articles/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">1 Apr 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-dynamic-plaque.jpg?1464808600" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="https://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a> is a near real-time performance-scoring platform created to educate and engage building users and operators. Performance is tracked through the <a href="https://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEEDon</a> platform, which monitors energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience and is displayed publicly on the plaque. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque#comments Media Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:43:49 +0000 10274014 at http://in.usgbc.org About Greenbuild http://in.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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_Greenbuild.jpg?1345150060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>, owned and operated by <a href="http://informa.com/" target="_blank">Informa</a> and presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the world’s largest green building exposition of its type, providing a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business, and address our world’s most pressing problems.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild#comments Media Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:02:21 +0000 2604927 at http://in.usgbc.org Join us for April green schools events (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-april-green-schools-events-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-schools-upcoming-april-events_0.png?1459522988" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us in celebrating the sustainability work of students from across the state!&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> Green Schools has two significant events scheduled for the month of April. Both events are free and open to the public, though registration is required.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Natural Talent Design Competition Awards&nbsp;</h3> <p>April 16, 2016&nbsp;<br />2:00&ndash;4:00 p.m.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-april-green-schools-events-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-april-green-schools-events-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:03:08 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10150767 at http://in.usgbc.org The greening of Pittsburgh: Next up, schools http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greening-pittsburgh-next-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-greening-of-pittsburgh-next-up_-schools_0.png?1459519010" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was previously published on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website as "<a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2016/03/24/The-greening-of-Pittsburgh-Next-up-schools/stories/201603220003" target="_blank">The greening of Pittsburgh: Next up, schools</a>" on March 24, 2016. Read the <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2016/03/24/The-greening-of-Pittsburgh-Next-up-schools/stories/201603220003" target="_blank">original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greening-pittsburgh-next-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greening-pittsburgh-next-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:56:50 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 10150292 at http://in.usgbc.org At the top of their class: Shining a light on 2016 Best of Green Schools honorees http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-their-class-shining-light-2016-best-green-schools-honorees-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/best-of-green-schools-feature-a_1_0.png?1459516814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Best of Green Schools awards were announced yesterday at the opening plenary of the <a href="http://www.greenschoolsconference.org/" target="_blank">Green Schools Conference and Expo</a> in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a culmination of thoughtful planning, investment, collaboration and development efforts on the part of thousands of leaders, students and volunteers in the green schools movement.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-their-class-shining-light-2016-best-green-schools-honorees-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-their-class-shining-light-2016-best-green-schools-honorees-0#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:20:14 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10150245 at http://in.usgbc.org The 13th Annual Water Conservation Showcase (USGBC Northern California) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-water-conservation-showcase-usgbc-northern-california <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-northern-california-annual-water-conservation-showcase_0_0_0.png?1459458390" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the last 13 years, hundreds of Northern Californians have celebrated World Water Day by attending the Water Conservation Showcase, an event that has been co-organized by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">USGBC Northern California</a> since the event was conceived in 2004. The intent of the initial showcase was to promote the strategies, policies and products that support water conservation at a time when water concerns were minimal for most building professionals.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-water-conservation-showcase-usgbc-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-water-conservation-showcase-usgbc-northern-california#comments Community Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:06:30 +0000 Ryan Stroupe 10149372 at http://in.usgbc.org Join USGBC and GGBA in Berlin to learn about LEED v4 and earn CE hours http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-and-ggba-berlin-learn-about-leed-v4-and-earn-ce-hours <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/join-usgbc-and-ggba-in-berlin-to-learn-about-leed-v4-and-earn-ce-hours_0.png?1459454152" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join building industry leaders throughout Europe to discuss greening the existing buildings market.&nbsp;The LEED in Europe Spring 2016 technical meeting is a &nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leed-in-europe-technical-meeting-spring-2016-tickets-21062660986" target="_blank">unique two-day learning event</a>&nbsp;featuring significant peer-to-peer discussion and practical application, as well as insight from USGBC staff and leadership, the German Green Building Association and other leaders in European green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-and-ggba-berlin-learn-about-leed-v4-and-earn-ce-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-and-ggba-berlin-learn-about-leed-v4-and-earn-ce-hours#comments LEED Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:55:52 +0000 Selina Holmes 10149244 at http://in.usgbc.org World green building trends in 2016: Business benefits http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-business-benefits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/World-green-building-trends-in-2016-Business-benefits.png?1459447034" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Last month, USGBC&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-dodge-data-and-analytics-release-world-green-building-trends-report-2016" target="_blank">announced the results</a>&nbsp;of research by Dodge Data and Analytics, with which USGBC has partnered, in the&nbsp;<a href="http://analyticsstore.construction.com/smartmarket-reports/2016WorldGreen.html" target="_blank">World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report</a>. In a brief series, USGBC will highlight specific aspects of the report.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-business-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-business-benefits#comments Industry Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:56:10 +0000 Heather Benjamin 10148981 at http://in.usgbc.org First session of WELL GreenLearn series is a great success (USGBC National Capital Region) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-session-well-greenlearn-series-great-success-usgbc-national-capital-region <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/first-session-of-well-greenlearn-series-is-a-great-success-_usgbc-national-capital-region__0.png?1459437142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 23, 90 building professionals&mdash;from the design, engineering, real estate, local government and other professions&mdash;gathered to hear the first installment in the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">USGBC National Capital Region</a> and the <a href="http://www.wellcertified.com/" target="_blank">International WELL Building Institute</a>&rsquo;s joint presentation of &ldquo;It Pays to be WELL.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-session-well-greenlearn-series-great-success-usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-session-well-greenlearn-series-great-success-usgbc-national-capital-region#comments Community Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:12:21 +0000 Lida Lewis 10148519 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC launches Learning Lab online education platform for K–12 classrooms http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-learning-lab-online-education-platform-k%E2%80%9312-classrooms <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-launches-learning-lab-online-education-platform-for-k_12-classrooms_0.png?1459433361" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, USGBC unveils <a href="https://learninglab.usgbc.org/">Learning Lab</a>, an online education platform for K&ndash;12 teachers to find a robust selection of sustainability curricula. Learning Lab provides teachers and school leaders with comprehensive, project- and STEM-based curriculum (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), encouraging student leadership, sustainability literacy and real-world action. This launch is an important step toward realizing USGBC&rsquo;s goal of supporting sustainability education at all stages of a learner&rsquo;s life.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-learning-lab-online-education-platform-k%E2%80%9312-classrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-learning-lab-online-education-platform-k%E2%80%9312-classrooms#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:09:21 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 10148407 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC and the GSNN Announce the 2016 Best of Green Schools Honorees http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-gsnn-announce-2016-best-green-schools-honorees-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_purple_8_0.png?1459370632" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Recipients represent impressive environmental efforts in schools across the United States</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-gsnn-announce-2016-best-green-schools-honorees-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-gsnn-announce-2016-best-green-schools-honorees-0#comments Media Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:37:52 +0000 Rachel Gilbert 10147135 at http://in.usgbc.org Learn more with USGBC Alabama during Earth Month http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-more-usgbc-alabama-during-earth-month <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/learn-more-with-usgbc-alabama-during-earth-month_0.png?1459372351" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-alabama" target="_blank">USGBC Alabama</a> invites you to join our local branches for education and networking events coming up soon all over the state, from Earth Day and Sustainability Celebrations to LEED Education. Keep an eye on our website as more events are added!&nbsp;</p> <h3><a href="http://mygreenbirmingham.com/2016/02/16/nominations-being-accepted-for2016-champions-of-sustainability/" target="_blank">Birmingham: Champions of Sustainability</a></h3> <p>When: Tuesday, April 12, 5:30&ndash;7:30 p.m.</p> <p>Where: Saturn, Birmingham</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-more-usgbc-alabama-during-earth-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/learn-more-usgbc-alabama-during-earth-month#comments Community Wed, 30 Mar 2016 21:12:31 +0000 Kathleen Kirkpatrick 10147259 at http://in.usgbc.org GreenNC and High Performance Buildings Pre-Conference on April 19 (USGBC North Carolina) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greennc-and-high-performance-buildings-preconference-april-19-usgbc-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greennc-and-high-performance-buildings-pre-conference-on-april-19_0.png?1459368434" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On April 19, two annual conferences will be combined into one event: <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a>'s Green NC and <a href="http://www.buildingnc.org/#!home/i9o6b" target="_blank">NCBPA</a>'s NC Building Performance Conference&mdash;held in conjunction with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/cpe/opd/sec/" target="_blank">2016 State Energy Conference</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greennc-and-high-performance-buildings-preconference-april-19-usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greennc-and-high-performance-buildings-preconference-april-19-usgbc-north-carolina#comments Community Wed, 30 Mar 2016 20:07:14 +0000 Jessica L. Wilson 10147058 at http://in.usgbc.org Sustainable SITES meets sustainable spirits (USGBC Kentucky) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-sites-meets-sustainable-spirits-usgbc-kentucky <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainable-sites-meets-sustainable-spirits_0.png?1459365056" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>Kentucky is the home of beautiful landscapes and bourbon, but it is the connection to the land and its people that makes the spirits industry in Kentucky so special. Part of this uniqueness is how Kentucky&rsquo;s bourbon and beer industries work together to protect and preserve Kentucky&rsquo;s natural resources.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-sites-meets-sustainable-spirits-usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-sites-meets-sustainable-spirits-usgbc-kentucky#comments Community Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:10:56 +0000 Nancy Church 10146939 at http://in.usgbc.org Welcome to Green Schools Conference and Expo 2016 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-green-schools-conference-and-expo-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Welcome-to-Green-Schools-Conference-and-Expo-2016.png?1459362861" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a>&nbsp;and our partners at the&nbsp;<a href="http://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/" target="_blank">Green Schools National Network</a>&nbsp;are thrilled to welcome the educators, leaders, sustainability experts and others from around the nation at this week&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://greenschoolsconference.org/" target="_blank">2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;(GSCE) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-green-schools-conference-and-expo-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-green-schools-conference-and-expo-2016#comments Community Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:31:01 +0000 Rachel Gutter 10146868 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild scholarship recipients from around the globe: Part III http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-around-globe-part-iii-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-from-around-the-globe-part-iii_0_0.png?1459349807" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the past eight years, USGBC has offered scholarships to make <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to attend. For Greenbuild 2015, 94 individuals received a scholarship.&nbsp;Recipients represent a diverse group of people from around the world. Each one has a story to tell and brings their own passion to their work. Each one has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-around-globe-part-iii-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-around-globe-part-iii-0#comments Community Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:56:47 +0000 Kirsten Swanson 10146220 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 Education: Energy and Atmosphere http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-energy-and-atmosphere-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-v4-education-feature-d_3_0.png?1459345184" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, our LEED v4 education series will focus on energy and atmosphere. The American Physical Society has found that if current and emerging cost-effective energy efficiency measures are employed in new and existing buildings&mdash;for example, replacing heating, cooling, lighting and other equipment&mdash;the growth in energy demand from the building sector could fall from a projected 30 percent increase to zero between now and 2030.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-energy-and-atmosphere-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-education-energy-and-atmosphere-0#comments LEED Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:39:44 +0000 Selina Holmes 10145844 at http://in.usgbc.org Sign up for the Rocky Mountain Green Conference 2016 (USGBC Colorado) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sign-rocky-mountain-green-conference-2016-usgbc-colorado <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sign-up-for-the-rocky-mountain-green-conference-2016_0.png?1459285267" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Denver&rsquo;s latest achievements in commuter advancements and green building initiatives positions the Centennial State to become an international leader in green building certifications.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sign-rocky-mountain-green-conference-2016-usgbc-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sign-rocky-mountain-green-conference-2016-usgbc-colorado#comments Community Tue, 29 Mar 2016 21:01:07 +0000 Patti Mason 10144751 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Apple celebrates Schoolyard Garden Planting Week (USGBC Minnesota) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-celebrates-schoolyard-garden-planting-week-usgbc-minnesota <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/schoolyard-garden-planting-week-feature-image-final_0.png?1459280042" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green Apple is celebrating <a href="https://mn.gov/governor/assets/2016_03_02_Schoolyard_Gardens_Planting_Week_tcm1055-156579.pdf" target="_blank">Schoolyard Garden Planting Week</a> in Minnesota.&nbsp;We&rsquo;re rolling up our sleeves and digging in to support schoolyard gardens. You can help!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-celebrates-schoolyard-garden-planting-week-usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-celebrates-schoolyard-garden-planting-week-usgbc-minnesota#comments Community Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:34:02 +0000 Stephanie Leonard 10144551 at http://in.usgbc.org A closer look at the LEED v3 energy update, effective April 8 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/closer-look-leed-v3-energy-update-effective-april-8 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/A-closer-look-at-the-LEED-v3-energy-update-effective-April-8.png?1459276334" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>2016 has already been a busy year for LEED. Just recently, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-membership-approves-leed-2009-energy-update" target="_blank">USGBC members approved</a> a ballot measure that updates the minimum energy efficiency requirements for LEED BD+C and ID+C v3 rating systems (including LEED 2008 Multifamily Mid-Rise).&nbsp;The change is effective for projects registering for LEED v3 certification (also called LEED 2009) using these rating systems on or after April 8, 2016. This update does not affect LEED 2009 O+M, ND or LEED 2008 Homes.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/closer-look-leed-v3-energy-update-effective-april-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/closer-look-leed-v3-energy-update-effective-april-8#comments LEED Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:30:27 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 10144422 at http://in.usgbc.org Taking on climate change at the city level [USGBC+ Mar/April 2016] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/taking-climate-change-city-level-usgbc-marapril-2016 <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"> Calvin Hennick </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Taking-on-climate-change-at-the-city-level.png?1459267390" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published as "City Lights" in the March/April issue of USGBC+.&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/city-lights/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p> <p>"I am convinced that our people want clean air,&rdquo; declared the mayor of Pittsburgh in his inaugural speech. &ldquo;There is no other single thing which will so dramatically improve the appearance, the health, the pride, the spirit of the city.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/taking-climate-change-city-level-usgbc-marapril-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/taking-climate-change-city-level-usgbc-marapril-2016#comments Community Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:59:54 +0000 10144058 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Madness: The Final Four http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-madness-final-four <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-bracket-madness-feature_1_0.png?1459262970" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Across the United States, basketball fans are in full-fledged March Madness mode as we cheer on our favorite teams in the annual&nbsp;NCAA college basketball tournament&mdash;and we're rooting right along over at USGBC headquarters.&nbsp;</p> <p>As you may have seen, this year, we've decided to put a twist on the traditional bracket, introducing USGBC's first annual <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-bracket-madness-2016" target="_blank">LEED Bracket Madness</a>.&nbsp;Rounds 1 and 2 are a wrap, which brings us down to the Final Four LEED-certified college arenas!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-madness-final-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-madness-final-four#comments Community Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:49:30 +0000 Julia Pergolini 10143924 at http://in.usgbc.org Free technical modeling workshop in MS4 compliance (USGBC Central Pennsylvania) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-technical-modeling-workshop-ms4-compliance-usgbc-central-pennsylvania <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/free-technical-modeling-workshop-in-ms4-compliance_0.png?1459196298" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">USGBC Central Pennsylvania</a> is pleased to share this offer from our partners, the <a href="http://www.cbf.org/" target="_blank">Chesapeake Bay Foundation</a>.&nbsp;The Foundation and <a href="https://harrisburg.psu.edu/" target="_blank">Penn State Harrisburg</a> are offering a free technical modeling workshop presenting a modeling option for us in MS4 compliance, "Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals with WinSLAMM.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-technical-modeling-workshop-ms4-compliance-usgbc-central-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-technical-modeling-workshop-ms4-compliance-usgbc-central-pennsylvania#comments Community Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:18:15 +0000 Eileen Reavey 10142436 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Apple Day partnerships sow seeds of impact (USGBC Kentucky) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-partnerships-sow-seeds-impact-usgbc-kentucky <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-apple-day-partnerships-sow-seeds-of-impact_0_0.png?1459192419" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As spring approaches Kentucky, I have been reflecting on how a small seed planted last year has grown into something much larger and more fruitful than ever expected.&nbsp;<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-partnerships-sow-seeds-impact-usgbc-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-partnerships-sow-seeds-impact-usgbc-kentucky#comments Community Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:13:39 +0000 Nancy Church 10142310 at http://in.usgbc.org Free webinar March 31 on designing policy for energy efficiency http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-march-31-designing-policy-energy-efficiency <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Free-webinar-March-31-on-designing-policy-for-energy-efficiency.png?1459185628" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a partner in the&nbsp;United Nations&nbsp;<a href="http://www.se4all.org/" target="_blank"><span class="s2">Sustainable Energy for All</span></a>&nbsp;(SE4All) <a href="http://www.wrirosscities.org/our-work/project-city/building-efficiency-accelerator" target="_blank"><span class="s2">Building Efficiency Accelerator</span></a> (BEA), USGBC supports cities around the globe with <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/advocacy-and-policy-greenbuild-2015" target="_blank"><span class="s2">resources</span></a> on policies to implement building efficiency.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-march-31-designing-policy-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-webinar-march-31-designing-policy-energy-efficiency#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:17:20 +0000 Grant Olear 10142041 at http://in.usgbc.org GSCE keynote speaker Rick Fedrizzi has a passion for healthy schools http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gsce-keynote-speaker-rick-fedrizzi-has-passion-healthy-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"> Cyndy Merse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gsce-keynote-speaker-rick-fedrizzi-has-passion-for-healthy-schools_0.png?1459180306" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published on the Green Schools National Network blog as &ldquo;LEEDing by Example: Conference Keynote has Passion for Green, Healthy, and Sustainable Schools&rdquo; Read the&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/leeding-example/" target="_blank">original version</a>.</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gsce-keynote-speaker-rick-fedrizzi-has-passion-healthy-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gsce-keynote-speaker-rick-fedrizzi-has-passion-healthy-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:51:46 +0000 10141837 at http://in.usgbc.org Get to know LEED Fellow and USGBC Pro Reviewer Holley Henderson http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-fellow-and-usgbc-pro-reviewer-holley-henderson <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/get-to-know-leed-fellow-and-usgbc-pro-reviewer-holley-henderson_0.png?1459173509" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-fellow-and-usgbc-pro-reviewer-holley-henderson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-leed-fellow-and-usgbc-pro-reviewer-holley-henderson#comments Education Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:58:29 +0000 Melanie Share 10141200 at http://in.usgbc.org Nature is calling. Will you answer? (USGBC Wisconsin) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nature-calling-will-you-answer-usgbc-wisconsin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nature-is-calling-will-you-answer-usgbc-wisconsin_0.png?1458935297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you up for the challenge? Spend 30 minutes in nature each day, for 30 days, this June. It seems like a simple task, but can you be outside without your phone or tablet? Have you taken time to acknowledge and appreciate the ecosystem services benefiting your well-being?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/event/30x30-nature-challenge" target="_blank">Sign up for the 30x30 Nature Challenge</a>.<img src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/30x30_general.jpg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin: 10px;" width="250" height="171" class="alignright" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nature-calling-will-you-answer-usgbc-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nature-calling-will-you-answer-usgbc-wisconsin#comments Community Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:48:16 +0000 Heather Goetsch 10138435 at http://in.usgbc.org Studio replay: The art of brainstorming http://in.usgbc.org/articles/studio-replay-art-brainstorming <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="1400" height="644" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/brainstorming_0.png?1458928870" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Our&nbsp;<a href="http://studio.usgbc.org/blog/" target="_blank">USGBC Studio</a>&nbsp;blog offers some terrific resources for the marketing and design aspects of green building business. Staff experts speak to the challenges and solutions that can help your website, social media campaigns and marketing be as effective and up-to-date as possible. This blog was originally posted on July 6, 2015 as "<a href="http://studio.usgbc.org/2015/07/the-art-of-brainstorming/" target="_blank">Intro to Design Thinking Series: The Art of Brainstorming</a>."</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/studio-replay-art-brainstorming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/studio-replay-art-brainstorming#comments Community Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:01:10 +0000 Nia Lindsey 10138179 at http://in.usgbc.org From the Help Center: The 411 on maintaining your LEED professional credential http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-411-maintaining-your-leed-professional-credential <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/from-the-help-center--the-411-on-maintaining-your-leed-professional-credential_0.png?1458917913" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations! You&rsquo;ve earned a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional</a>&nbsp;credential, demonstrating your expertise and leadership in the green building marketplace.&nbsp;As a LEED professional, you&rsquo;re required to maintain your credential by earning continuing education (CE) hours. What are those, exactly?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-411-maintaining-your-leed-professional-credential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/help-center-411-maintaining-your-leed-professional-credential#comments LEED Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:58:33 +0000 Christina Huynh 10137788 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Lab: Preparing our students for the careers they want http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-preparing-our-students-careers-they-want <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-lab--preparing-our-students-for-the-careers-they-want_0.png?1458913926" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we are dedicated to greening higher education, and we concentrate on those who stand the most to gain from this&mdash;our university and college students. In support of this, we are committed to preparing students for 21st&nbsp;century careers in sustainability by delivering competency-based education and providing innovative solutions for today&rsquo;s curriculum so we can build the next generation of sustainability leaders.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-preparing-our-students-careers-they-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-lab-preparing-our-students-careers-they-want#comments LEED Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:52:06 +0000 Sarah Buente 10137687 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet the USGBC Mississippi 2016 Market Leadership Advisory Board http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-mississippi-2016-market-leadership-advisory-board <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/meet-the-usgbc-mississippi-2016-market-leadership-advisory-board_0.png?1458849822" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-mississippi" target="_blank">USGBC Mississippi</a> is pleased to announce its 2016 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members. This shift from a board of directors to a local market advisory board is a component of transitioning our state organization to integrate with the broader USGBC network at the national level.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-mississippi-2016-market-leadership-advisory-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-mississippi-2016-market-leadership-advisory-board#comments Community Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:03:42 +0000 Kathleen Kirkpatrick 10136642 at http://in.usgbc.org Join us in April for the 2016 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-april-2016-smart-and-sustainable-campuses-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/join-us-in-april-for-the-2016-smart-and-sustainable-campuses-conference_0.png?1458845939" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spring is a favorite time of year for me. It&rsquo;s Cherry Blossom season in Washington, D.C., residents are coming out of hibernation, the city is buzzing with activities and visitors&mdash;and my colleagues in higher education and sustainability are gathering in Baltimore for the annual&nbsp;<a href="http://smartandsustainable.umd.edu/" target="_blank">Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>When:</strong> April 4&ndash;5, 2016</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-april-2016-smart-and-sustainable-campuses-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-april-2016-smart-and-sustainable-campuses-conference#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:58:59 +0000 Jaime Van Mourik 10136501 at http://in.usgbc.org World green building trends in 2016: Motivators and obstacles http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-motivators-and-obstacles <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/world-green-building-trends-in-2016-motivators-and-obstacles_0.png?1458842082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Last month, USGBC&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-dodge-data-and-analytics-release-world-green-building-trends-report-2016" target="_blank">announced the results</a>&nbsp;of research by Dodge Data and Analytics, with which USGBC has partnered, in the&nbsp;<a href="http://analyticsstore.construction.com/smartmarket-reports/2016WorldGreen.html" target="_blank">World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-motivators-and-obstacles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-trends-2016-motivators-and-obstacles#comments Industry Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:54:42 +0000 Heather Benjamin 10136349 at http://in.usgbc.org Join us for Convergence 2016 in Jacksonville June 21-23 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-convergence-2016-jacksonville-june-2123 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/convergence-emailarticle-header-01_0.png?1458835637" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us in Jacksonville, Fl., for Convergence from June 21 to 23. (The dates were formerly listed as June 20&ndash;23.)</p> <p><a href="http://convergence.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">Convergence</a>&nbsp;is an annual gathering of the USGBC community where hundreds of passionate change makers, professional instigators and diverse partners unite to foster innovative and sustainable solutions for the world's most pressing issues.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-convergence-2016-jacksonville-june-2123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-convergence-2016-jacksonville-june-2123#comments Industry Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:07:16 +0000 Sara Patterson 10136066 at http://in.usgbc.org GBCI needs your help: Take the SITES AP job analysis survey http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-needs-your-help-take-sites-ap-job-analysis-survey <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbci-needs-your-help-take-the-sites-ap-job-analysis-survey_0.png?1458831730" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-develop-new-professional-credential-sites" target="_blank">GBCI recently announced</a> development of a new professional credential called the SITES AP. GBCI will begin offering testing for the SITES AP in October 2016. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-needs-your-help-take-sites-ap-job-analysis-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-needs-your-help-take-sites-ap-job-analysis-survey#comments Industry Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:02:10 +0000 Stacey McLaughlin 10135883 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 10 States 2015: Seaholm Power Plant Redevelopment http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-2015-seaholm-power-plant-redevelopment <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top-10-states-2015--seaholm-power-plant-redevelopment_0.png?1458828299" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/delve-usgbcs-2015-top-10-states-leed" target="_blank">2015 Top 10 States list</a>&nbsp;honors transformative efforts at the state level to create healthier, more energy- and water-efficient places to live, learn, work and play. In 2015 alone, 1,633 projects were certified in the United States&mdash;equivalent to an incredible 275 million square feet.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-2015-seaholm-power-plant-redevelopment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-2015-seaholm-power-plant-redevelopment#comments LEED Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:04:59 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10135761 at http://in.usgbc.org The Green Area Ratio and D.C.’s tree canopy (USGBC National Capital Region) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-green-area-ratio-and-dc%E2%80%99s-tree-canopy-usgbc-national-capital-region <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-new-green-area-ratio-and-d_c__s-tree-canopy-_usgbc-national-capital-region__0.png?1458759396" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Trees in Washington, D.C., provide a&nbsp;<a href="http://caseytrees.org/resources/reasons/" target="_blank">host of services</a>&nbsp;by cleaning air and water, cooling the city and improving livability for residents and visitors. Monetary savings are another major benefit of shade trees, which offset more than $2.6 million in air conditioning costs annually and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.arborday.org/trees/benefits.cfm" target="_blank">boost property values</a>&nbsp;by upwards of 10 percent.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-green-area-ratio-and-dc%E2%80%99s-tree-canopy-usgbc-national-capital-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-green-area-ratio-and-dc%E2%80%99s-tree-canopy-usgbc-national-capital-region#comments Community Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:56:36 +0000 Kristin Taddei 10134406 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC North Carolina Cape Fear Branch mentorship pilot program http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-north-carolina-cape-fear-branch-mentorship-pilot-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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-north-carolina-cape-fear-branch-mentorship-pilot-program_0.png?1458748364" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-north-carolina" target="_blank">USGBC North Carolina</a> Cape Fear E-Pros Committee is organizing a mentorship pilot program for emerging professionals with a career path in green building and related practices. The program, for the Cape Fear Branch region, will pair experienced mentors with mentees in a similar field and encourage the two to share goals and advice about their professions.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-north-carolina-cape-fear-branch-mentorship-pilot-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-north-carolina-cape-fear-branch-mentorship-pilot-program#comments Community Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:52:44 +0000 Sandra Doherty 10133614 at http://in.usgbc.org PEER perspective: The Supreme Court ruling and demand response http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-supreme-court-ruling-and-demand-response <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peer-perspective--the-supreme-court-ruling-and-demand-response_0.png?1458744973" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2010, USGBC posted the first draft of the LEED pilot credit for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/peer-campus-peer-supply/v1-peer-v1/core-0" target="_blank">demand response</a>. To further promote participation in demand response, we formed the Demand Response Partnership Program in 2013. With the launch of LEED v4, the Energy and Atmosphere (EA) credit for demand response became a newly added credit to the new construction (NC) and existing building (EB) rating systems. Demand response, therefore, has been an element of LEED for years.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-supreme-court-ruling-and-demand-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/peer-perspective-supreme-court-ruling-and-demand-response#comments Industry Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:56:13 +0000 Courtney Yan 10133517 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Minnesota rolls out new website http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-rolls-out-new-website <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-minnesota-rolls-out-new-website_0.png?1458741623" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-minnesota" target="_blank">USGBC Minnesota</a> has a new web presence. Our recent integration has brought a series of benefits that will help us streamline communication and connect our members with the events and information you are searching for. Take a minute and subscribe to our email digest to make sure you are receiving information about our community. Bookmark the new pages for quick access to the information you need.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-rolls-out-new-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-minnesota-rolls-out-new-website#comments Community Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:00:23 +0000 Stephen Burk 10133458 at http://in.usgbc.org Infographic: 2016 State of Our Schools: America's K-12 Facilities http://in.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-2016-state-our-schools-americas-k12-facilities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/state-of-our-schools-feature_0.png?1458730076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2016&nbsp;<a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/state-our-schools" target="_blank">State of Our Schools: America&rsquo;s K&ndash;12 Facilities report</a>&nbsp;shows that the nation faces a projected annual shortfall of $46 billion in school funding, despite significant effort on the part of local communities.&nbsp;The report <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/groundbreaking-schools-report-shows-systemic-inequity-statebystate-analysis-investment-amer" target="_blank">was&nbsp;released today</a> by the&nbsp;<a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Gre<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-2016-state-our-schools-americas-k12-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-2016-state-our-schools-americas-k12-facilities#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:47:56 +0000 Aline Peterson 10133164 at http://in.usgbc.org Groundbreaking Schools Report Shows Systemic Inequity in a State-By-State Analysis of Investment in American School Infrastructure http://in.usgbc.org/articles/groundbreaking-schools-report-shows-systemic-inequity-statebystate-analysis-investment-amer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="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://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_v2-06_6_0.png?1458729775" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>New report by USGBC, the 21st Century School Fund and National Council on School Facilities projects a $46 billion annual deficit in U.S. school funding</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/groundbreaking-schools-report-shows-systemic-inequity-statebystate-analysis-investment-amer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/groundbreaking-schools-report-shows-systemic-inequity-statebystate-analysis-investment-amer#comments Media Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:42:55 +0000 Leticia McCadden 10133151 at http://in.usgbc.org Solution Summits at the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo http://in.usgbc.org/articles/solution-summits-2016-green-schools-conference-and-expo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/solution-summits-at-the-2016-green-schools-conference-and-expo_0.png?1458669095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://greenschoolsconference.org/register-now-green-schools-conference-and-expo" target="_blank">Green Schools Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;features&nbsp;<a href="http://register.greenschoolsconference.org/2016/program/search_results.php?keyword=strand%3A%3ASolution+Summits&amp;orderby=DATE" target="_blank">Solution Summits</a>&nbsp;to foster meaningful dialogue, with a goal of generating ideas to actualize our collective vision of green schools for all within this generation.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/solution-summits-2016-green-schools-conference-and-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/solution-summits-2016-green-schools-conference-and-expo#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:51:35 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10131796 at http://in.usgbc.org Nominate your school for the 2016 Climate Leadership Awards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-school-2016-climate-leadership-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nominate-your-school-for-the-2016-climate-leadership-awards_0.png?1458662505" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The annual&nbsp;<a href="http://secondnature.org/our-impact/climate-leadership-awards/" target="_blank">Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards</a>, presented in partnership with USGBC&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a>, recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses in the climate leadership network.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-school-2016-climate-leadership-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-your-school-2016-climate-leadership-awards#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:01:45 +0000 Amanda Sawit 10131520 at http://in.usgbc.org