All articles http://in.usgbc.org/articles/all en “Four More Years!” State policymakers rack up wins for green building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cfour-more-years%E2%80%9D-state-policymakers-rack-wins-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/betterbuildingsreport-01_0.png?1409327548" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, the <a href="http://www.ncel.net/" target="_blank">National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL)</a> gathered for their largest ever policy summit.<span>&nbsp;</span>The issues discussed varied from clean power plan implementation to clean water and indoor air, to healthy, high-performing schools. As a framework for addressing these and many other economic and ecology issues, green building was a central focus, too.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cfour-more-years%E2%80%9D-state-policymakers-rack-wins-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cfour-more-years%E2%80%9D-state-policymakers-rack-wins-green-building#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:52:28 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4863350 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_dynamic_plaque_1_0.jpg?1409321279" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>I&rsquo;ve had the good fortune of meeting with a lot of our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/members" target="_blank">member companies</a> this summer at a series of leadership receptions around the country. At these events, I&rsquo;ve had the opportunity to give everyone a quick update on all the work we have going on; actually quick is probably the wrong word &ndash; it takes quite a few minutes to simply touch on all the amazing things happening at USGBC.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:07:59 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4863212 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED helps Singapore leverage new government investments of $100 million in energy efficient technologies http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedsingapore_0.jpg?1409319707" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Singapore today, a number of companies are building and acquiring data centers to support their business activity. As a result, the Singapore government <a href="http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/govt-invest-s100m-research-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">recently announced</a> an investment of $100 million towards technologies that will increase the energy efficiency of data centers. Considering that this building type is one of the biggest consumers of energy on the planet, this is welcome news.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn#comments LEED Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:41:47 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4863200 at http://in.usgbc.org A message from Rick Fedrizzi: USGBC and ACC to advance LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-usgbc-and-acc-advance-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_20131121_192537_0.png?1409247824" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For those of you who attended the Greenbuild opening plenary last year, you&rsquo;ll remember I asked everyone &ndash;&nbsp;green building enthusiasts, newcomers, and others &ndash;&nbsp;to &ldquo;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community"><span class="s1">join us</span></a>&rdquo; in our critical work. Green building is an inclusive movement. From people, to planet, to profit, it is a revolution that benefits us all, collectively.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-usgbc-and-acc-advance-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-usgbc-and-acc-advance-leed#comments Community Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:43:43 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4862280 at http://in.usgbc.org 10 super rad LEED public projects http://in.usgbc.org/articles/10-super-rad-leed-public-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedpubprojs-01_0.png?1409236453" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever pulled into a train station and felt like you had really arrived somewhere else, because the station felt like part of this new town&rsquo;s identity? Did you ever tour your local fire station as a kid, and if you were very lucky, slide down that shiny silver pole? Did you ever go to the local jail, and&hellip; well, actually that&rsquo;s none of my business.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/10-super-rad-leed-public-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/10-super-rad-leed-public-projects#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:34:13 +0000 Fleming Roberts 4861984 at http://in.usgbc.org 10 reasons to use Eco-Efficiency Analysis as a decision-making tool to quantify the sustainability of products http://in.usgbc.org/articles/10-reasons-use-eco-efficiency-analysis-decision-making-tool-quantify-sustainability-product <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/materials_0.jpg?1409234761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The aim of BASF&rsquo;s Eco-Efficiency Analysis is to compare similar products or processes. The&nbsp;Eco-Efficiency Analysis looks at environmental impact in proportion to a product's cost-effectiveness. It helps BASF and our customers to decide which products are the best choice both ecologically and economically.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/10-reasons-use-eco-efficiency-analysis-decision-making-tool-quantify-sustainability-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/10-reasons-use-eco-efficiency-analysis-decision-making-tool-quantify-sustainability-product#comments Industry Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 David Green 4861916 at http://in.usgbc.org Join USGBC's VP of Research Chris Pyke at VERGE San Francisco http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-vp-research-chris-pyke-verge-san-francisco <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vergeconf_0.jpg?1409161653" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As building investors, owners, and service providers are scrambling to create and use transparency, each one faces different drivers and obstacles. Transparency is often perceived to increase risk for owners and, in some cases, occupants. However, it lowers risks for investors and the public leading to a clear dynamic tension between stakeholders.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-vp-research-chris-pyke-verge-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-vp-research-chris-pyke-verge-san-francisco#comments Industry Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:47:33 +0000 Lizzie Needham 4860954 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-american-chemistry-council-work-together-advance-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_0_0.png?1409153472" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>WASHINGTON, DC</strong> - (August 27, 2014) - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program. This new initiative acknowledges USGBC&rsquo;s success in leading the transformation of the built environment and sets up a pathway to take advantage of the materials science expertise of ACC and its members.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-american-chemistry-council-work-together-advance-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-american-chemistry-council-work-together-advance-leed#comments Industry Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:31:11 +0000 Marisa Long 4860781 at http://in.usgbc.org Green homes for the masses: why everyone deserves a healthy, sustainable residence http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/affordablehomes_0.jpg?1409145540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A few weeks back I presented the case for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">why you should care whether or not your home is green</a>, highlighting <a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es501489u?journalCode=esthag" target="_blank">a recent study</a> from the Harvard School of Public Health on the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence#comments LEED Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:00 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4860526 at http://in.usgbc.org Now on the market: Minnesota's Dynamic Green Home http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-market-minnesotas-dynamic-green-home <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/minnesotagreenhome_0.jpg?1409091011" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A healthy and energy efficient home for a low-income family is now on the market in St. Paul, MN, with the help of a partnership between the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/chapters/minnesota-chapter">USGBC Minnesota Chapter</a>&nbsp;and the Frogtown Community Development Corporation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-market-minnesotas-dynamic-green-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-market-minnesotas-dynamic-green-home#comments Community Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:10:11 +0000 Steph Leonard 4859893 at http://in.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Olga G. Alvarez http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-olga-g-alvarez <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/olga-alvarez_0.png?1409062499" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p> <h3>Meet our USGBC Pro Reviewer Olga G. Alvarez</h3> <p><strong>What's your name?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-olga-g-alvarez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-olga-g-alvarez#comments Education Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:14:58 +0000 Melanie Share 4859067 at http://in.usgbc.org Search for China’s Green Building Evaluation Label projects in GBIG http://in.usgbc.org/articles/search-china%E2%80%99s-green-building-evaluation-label-projects-gbig <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/shanghaiexpocenter_0.jpg?1409062202" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.gbmap.org/en/1015new_info.php?id=15" target="_blank">Green Building Evaluation Label</a>&nbsp;(GBEL) is a voluntary national rating system in China administered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/search-china%E2%80%99s-green-building-evaluation-label-projects-gbig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/search-china%E2%80%99s-green-building-evaluation-label-projects-gbig#comments Industry Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:10:01 +0000 Mika Kania 4859059 at http://in.usgbc.org Green building and LEED in Taiwan http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_5713_0.png?1408753001" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a LEED fellow of ours recently quipped, many people who experience a LEED building often say: <em>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s something nice about this building that we have never felt before about our previous buildings.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>LEED buildings bring a harmony between the natural and indoor worlds. They become part of the natural habitat, serving as places of health, comfort and productivity while reinforcing the necessity of green buildings for the world of tomorrow.  </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan#comments LEED Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:16:40 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4855432 at http://in.usgbc.org Best 3 courses to grow your sustainability knowledge (August 2014) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/best-3-courses-grow-your-sustainability-knowledge-august-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/view-of-laptop_0.png?1408737214" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You want the best courses and we've got them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out this month's best three courses&nbsp;to grow your sustainability knowledge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/geothermal-heating-and-cooling-renewable-energy-technology-4733572" target="_blank"><strong>1. Geothermal Heating and Cooling: A Renewable Energy Technology</strong></a><br />Learn how and why geothermal heat pump systems are so incredibly energy efficient.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/best-3-courses-grow-your-sustainability-knowledge-august-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/best-3-courses-grow-your-sustainability-knowledge-august-2014#comments Education Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:53:33 +0000 Melanie Share 4855122 at http://in.usgbc.org It’s not just cost savings: LEED certification boosts hotel revenue too http://in.usgbc.org/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-cost-savings-leed-certification-boosts-hotel-revenue-too <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/proximity_0.jpg?1408722087" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was co-authored by Rohit Verma and Matthew Walsman of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research</em>.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve known for some time that LEED certification helps cut operating costs for all kinds of commercial buildings, including hotels. But we wanted to get a handle on whether LEED also could improve revenues for hotels. This is a big issue for the hotel industry, since the top line, which we measure as revenue per available room (RevPAR), is a major measure of a hotel&rsquo;s success.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-cost-savings-leed-certification-boosts-hotel-revenue-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-cost-savings-leed-certification-boosts-hotel-revenue-too#comments Industry Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:41:27 +0000 Matthew Walsman 4854674 at http://in.usgbc.org Material Health from Disclosure to Optimization: The Innovation Imperative [DC event Sept. 8] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_materials_leed-01_0.png?1408718664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us remotely or in person at the USGBC headquarters in Washington D.C. for the next event in USGBC's ongoing LEED, Materials and Health series, "<a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/material-health-from-disclosure-to-optimization-the-innovation-imperative-tickets-12607113215" target="_blank">Material Health from Disclosure to Optimization: The Innovation Imperative</a>."</p> <p><strong><span>When:&nbsp;</span></strong>Monday, Sept. 8,&nbsp;12-1:30 pm ET</p> <p><strong><span>Where:&nbsp;</span></strong><span>USGBC Headquarters, Washington D.C. -or- as a remote participant</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8#comments Industry Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:44:24 +0000 David Marcus 4854556 at http://in.usgbc.org Save on the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-healthcare-facilities-symposium-expo <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/healthcarefacilities_0.jpg?1408652379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the healthcare industry sees potential shifts to smaller, decentralized facilities and a greater emphasis on connectivity for patients and caregivers, we are forced to examine the trends in healthcare design as one single movement.</p> <p>Join industry leaders to make valuable connections, obtain critical CE hours for your LEED credential and drive the dialogue on the future of healthcare design.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-healthcare-facilities-symposium-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/save-healthcare-facilities-symposium-expo#comments Industry Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:19:39 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4853689 at http://in.usgbc.org Understanding federal compliance and the "Guiding Principles" http://in.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-federal-compliance-and-guiding-principles <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/guidingprinciples-01_0.png?1408650706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Working on a project for a federal agency? Odds are, you&rsquo;re familiar with the <em><a href="http://www.epa.gov/oaintrnt/projects/requirements.htm" target="_blank">Guiding Principles</a></em>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-federal-compliance-and-guiding-principles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-federal-compliance-and-guiding-principles#comments Industry Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:51:45 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4853623 at http://in.usgbc.org Standard 189.1 + the IgCC + LEED = The Phillips head hammer http://in.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/righttool_articleheader_v1_0.jpg?1408635640" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I sat there watching my daughter whack away at one of the screws in her toy workbench with a hammer. &ldquo;Honey, that&rsquo;s not going to work. Try the screwdriver. You have to use the right tool for the job.&rdquo; It was one of those seemingly endless, for me, number of parenting moments where what was at the time unwanted, pestering advice from my own mom or dad comes slamming back into my consciousness &ndash; reminding me not only how lucky I&rsquo;ve been but also what a jerk of a kid I must have been.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer#comments LEED Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:39 +0000 Brendan Owens 4853126 at http://in.usgbc.org Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leading-building-industry-groups-agree-streamline-green-building-tool-coordination-and-deve <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014a_0.png?1408633641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>Move will coordinate Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leading-building-industry-groups-agree-streamline-green-building-tool-coordination-and-deve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leading-building-industry-groups-agree-streamline-green-building-tool-coordination-and-deve#comments Media Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:07:57 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4853053 at http://in.usgbc.org The Missouri Gateway Chapter stands for green building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/missouri-gateway-chapter-stands-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/stand-for-greenbuilding_0.png?1408628909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Members of the <a href="http://www.usgbc-mogateway.org/" target="_blank">USGBC Missouri Gateway Chapter</a> recently launched a campaign sharing why they stand for green building.</p> <p>See the photos below to find out why you should stand for green building, too.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">You can also&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154457306085368.1073741837.226802935367&amp;type=1" target="_blank">view the complete album on Facebook</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/missouri-gateway-chapter-stands-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/missouri-gateway-chapter-stands-green-building#comments Community Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:48:29 +0000 Margo Street 4852876 at http://in.usgbc.org Participate in Green Apple Day of Service social media contests http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-green-apple-day-service-social-media-contests <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ga-smcontest-01_0.png?1408564142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="http://mygreenapple.org/dayofservice"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Green Apple Day of Service</span></span></span></span></a><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;is just around the corner, and we want to know how you'll be making a difference at the schoo<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-green-apple-day-service-social-media-contests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/participate-green-apple-day-service-social-media-contests#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:49:02 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4851977 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Names Indian Infrastructure Expert as Senior Adviser for Green Building Hub http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-names-indian-infrastructure-expert-senior-adviser-green-building-hub <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_1.png?1408552491" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Dr. M Ramachandran Brings Decades of Program Planning Experience at State, Central Level</em></p> <p><strong>New Delhi, India</strong> &mdash; (20 August 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Dr. M Ramachandran has joined the Council as a senior adviser for its LEED hub in India, bolstering its presence in the nation as it offers continued support for the growing market for healthy, high-performing LEED green buildings in India.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-names-indian-infrastructure-expert-senior-adviser-green-building-hub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-names-indian-infrastructure-expert-senior-adviser-green-building-hub#comments Media Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:41:09 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4851574 at http://in.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner Green Building Research Institute http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-research-institute <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage2_0.jpg?1408541065" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-research-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-research-institute#comments Education Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:24:24 +0000 Melanie Share 4851239 at http://in.usgbc.org Behind the scenes: #USGBCcommutes [Instagram video series] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/behind-scenes-usgbccommutes-instagram-video-series <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/instagramarticle-a2_0.jpg?1408455194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Last week we invited our staff to participate in a <a href="http://instagram.com/usgbc" target="_blank">USGBC Instagram</a> video series, answering the question: <strong>How do you get to work?</strong></span></p> <p>Click the images below to check out what they had to say.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/behind-scenes-usgbccommutes-instagram-video-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/behind-scenes-usgbccommutes-instagram-video-series#comments Community Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:33:14 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4849694 at http://in.usgbc.org BuildingGreen: Onsite Verification Part of LEED’s Global Vision http://in.usgbc.org/articles/buildinggreen-onsite-verification-part-leed%E2%80%99s-global-vision <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Platinum Parkview Green in Beijing. Credit: Dennis Wu" alt="The LEED Platinum Parkview Green in Beijing. Credit: Dennis Wu" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC02565%5B1%5D%5B4%5D.jpg?1408371344" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article originally appeared on BuildingGreen.com on Aug. 12, 2014.</p> <p><strong><em>GBCI will partner with Bureau Veritas to provide global support for LEED certification, with a focus on customer service and rigor.</em></strong></p> <p><span>A new partnership between Bureau Veritas S.A. and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is key to the fulfilling the increasingly global ambitions of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).</span>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/buildinggreen-onsite-verification-part-leed%E2%80%99s-global-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/buildinggreen-onsite-verification-part-leed%E2%80%99s-global-vision#comments Media Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:45 +0000 Tristan Roberts 4847823 at http://in.usgbc.org How to clean green http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cleaning_0.png?1408367834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 4 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">part 2</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station" target="_blank">part 3</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green#comments LEED Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:17:14 +0000 Emma Pettit 4847731 at http://in.usgbc.org Discover Greenbuild 2014 Summits http://in.usgbc.org/articles/discover-greenbuild-2014-summits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb2014-summits-article_0.png?1408023221" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year, <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> will feature three unique summits.</p> <p><a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Conference/Index/Workshops,ToursandSummits" target="_blank">Greenbuild summits</a> bring together sectors of the green building industry for a day of focused networking, education and inspiration.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/discover-greenbuild-2014-summits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/discover-greenbuild-2014-summits#comments Greenbuild Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:33:41 +0000 Kate Hurst 4842344 at http://in.usgbc.org Course preview: Speech Privacy & Sound Masking in Modern Architecture [video] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sound-masking-feature_0.png?1407959904" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-video#comments Education Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:58:23 +0000 Melanie Share 4841613 at http://in.usgbc.org Bioclimatic Design http://in.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alison Gregor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BioDesignUSGBCMag2.jpg?1407855441" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>This article appears in the just-released July/August issue of&nbsp;</em></em><em>USGBC+, the&nbsp;new membership magazine of USGBC. Read the&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/bioclimatic-design/" target="_blank">full article</a>&nbsp;and browse the entire issue at&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">plus.usgbc.org</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Architects around the world look to the past to introduce bioclimate strategies in designing greener buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design#comments Community Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:58:21 +0000 4839131 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 5 reasons to attend the Affordable Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-reasons-attend-affordable-homes-sustainable-communities-summit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MFCDC-USGBC-Group.png?1407868761" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>What</strong></h3> <p><span>The </span><a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/AffordableHomesandSustainableCommunitiesSummit"><span>Affordable Homes &amp; Sustainable Communities Summit</span></a><span> convenes a broad spectrum of people working to advance sustainability through community development and affordable housing. Through networking, knowledge sharing and problem solving, we will focus on the singular goal of expediting the economic, social, and ecological health of underserved communities.&nbsp;</span><span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-reasons-attend-affordable-homes-sustainable-communities-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-reasons-attend-affordable-homes-sustainable-communities-summit#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:45:37 +0000 Margo Street 4839088 at http://in.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Prasad Vaidya http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-prasad-vaidya <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/prasad-vaidya_0.png?1407776672" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p> <h3>Meet our USGBC Pro Reviewer Prasad Vaidya</h3> <p><strong>What's your name?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-prasad-vaidya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-prasad-vaidya#comments Education Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:04:32 +0000 Melanie Share 4837766 at http://in.usgbc.org How to create a composting station http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/composting_0.png?1407762713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 3 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">part 2</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station#comments LEED Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:11:52 +0000 Emma Pettit 4837373 at http://in.usgbc.org Remembering Peter Wege, a sustainability pioneer: 1920-2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-peter-wege-sustainability-pioneer-1920-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peter-wege-photo_0.jpg?1407518334" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Peter Melvin Wege, a philanthropist, an activist, and an executive, passed away at the age of 94 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His memorial was July 11, 2014. His impact as a pioneer in sustainability, an advocate for environmentalism and green building, and the Steelcase Inc. heir and founder of the Wege Foundation, will continue to bring joy, meaning and enlightenment for generations to come.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-peter-wege-sustainability-pioneer-1920-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-peter-wege-sustainability-pioneer-1920-2014#comments Community Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:18:54 +0000 4835479 at http://in.usgbc.org Register today for WELL 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-well-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/well2014_0.png?1407509991" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Register today for <a href="http://wellbuildinginstitute.com/well2014/" target="_blank">WELL 2014</a>, the first annual conference of the International WELL Building Institute.</p> <p>WELL 2014 is the perfect event for design, construction, and real estate professionals who want to lead the market and build a movement for wellness real estate. This is a pioneering concept that marries design and construction with evidence-based technologies to support personal well being and health.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-well-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-well-2014#comments Industry Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:59:51 +0000 4835269 at http://in.usgbc.org Who's talking about the LEED Dynamic Plaque? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_0.jpg?1407431322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The LEED Dynamic Plaque, our building performance monitoring and scoring platform, is making waves in the news. Read on to find out what the media have to say about this game-changing tool &mdash; and visit&nbsp;<a href="http://leedon.io/" target="_blank">leedon.io</a>&nbsp;to learn more and get your own!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:08:42 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4833589 at http://in.usgbc.org Time to roll up our sleeves: Read the July/August issue of USGBC+ magazine http://in.usgbc.org/articles/time-roll-our-sleeves-read-julyaugust-issue-usgbc-magazine <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ginamccarthyusgbcmag2_0.jpg?1407418394" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>This piece by Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, appears in the just-released July/August issue of&nbsp;</em></em><em>USGBC+, the&nbsp;new membership magazine of USGBC. Read the <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/time-to-roll-up-our-sleeves/" target="_blank">full article</a> and browse the entire issue at <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">plus.usgbc.org</a>. &nbsp;</em><em>&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/time-roll-our-sleeves-read-julyaugust-issue-usgbc-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/time-roll-our-sleeves-read-julyaugust-issue-usgbc-magazine#comments Community Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:33:14 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4833164 at http://in.usgbc.org What is green building? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whatisgreenbuildingarticle_0.jpg?1407336297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is green building? It's a simple question that we get a lot here at USGBC, but not one where it's always easy to find a simple answer.&nbsp;</p> <h3>The definition of green building</h3> <p>Green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment can have profound effects, both positive and negative, on the natural environment, as well as the people who inhabit buildings every day. Green building is an effort to amplify the positive and mitigate the negative of these effects throughout the entire life cycle of a building.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building#comments LEED Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:44:57 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4831891 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED project certification update: July 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/14831636603_64ba419120_k_0.jpg?1407333461" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in July 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a> for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014#comments LEED Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:57:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4831824 at http://in.usgbc.org Want to win $10,000? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/want-win-10000 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bhg_670x308_10614_usgbcmakeoversweeps14_0.jpg?1407264460" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Save money and increase the value of your home with improvements that make a difference.</em></p> <p>If you had $10,000 to invest in your home, would you install an energy-saving cool roof with a lifetime warranty? Or maybe you&rsquo;d benefit more from low maintenance fiber-cement siding? As all homeowners know, there are many ways to invest.</p> <p>For the fourth consecutive year, we're teaming up with&nbsp;<em>Better Homes and Gardens</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Family Circle</em>&nbsp;to present the&nbsp;<strong>$10,000 Save Money, Save Energy Home Improvement Sweepstakes.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/want-win-10000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/want-win-10000#comments Community Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:47:40 +0000 Ashley Katz 4830880 at http://in.usgbc.org Brazil on the rise: LEED's growth in Latin America http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim_brazil_0.jpg?1407262717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today we have released another report in our popular LEED in Motion series. <a href="http://go.usgbc.org/brazil" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: Brazil</a> details green building activity and momentum in the nation that is the fifth largest market for LEED-certified projects outside of the U.S.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america#comments LEED Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:18:37 +0000 Joseph Crea 4830828 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Selects Grand Rapids Public Schools for Fellowship Program http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selects-grand-rapids-public-schools-fellowship-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_0.png?1407256036" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Kristen Trovillion Chosen as 2014 Fellow and Will Serve as Full-Time Sustainability Officer for the District</em></p> <p><span>GRAND RAPIDS &mdash; (Aug. 5, 2014) &mdash; Grand Rapids Public Schools and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the district has been selected to host the prestigious Center for Green Schools Fellowship program. Experienced sustainability professional Kristen Trovillion has been chosen as the 2014 Fellow.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selects-grand-rapids-public-schools-fellowship-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selects-grand-rapids-public-schools-fellowship-program#comments Media Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:27:39 +0000 Marisa Long 4830511 at http://in.usgbc.org New USGBC Report Shows Increasing Demand for LEED Green Building Projects in Brazil http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-increasing-demand-leed-green-building-projects-brazil <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_0.png?1407255530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Brazil is the Fifth Largest Market for LEED-Certified Projects Outside the U.S.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-increasing-demand-leed-green-building-projects-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-increasing-demand-leed-green-building-projects-brazil#comments Media Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:20:35 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4830501 at http://in.usgbc.org Project spotlight: Sterling Alvarado Student Housing at San Diego http://in.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_5393_sanb3_0.png?1407245085" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>USGBC's new, free report,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank"><em>LEED in Motion: Residential</em></a><span>,&nbsp;highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><strong><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank">Download the full report</a>&nbsp;for more interviews and project highlights from best and brightest minds in the industry.&nbsp;</strong></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego#comments LEED Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:24:45 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4830214 at http://in.usgbc.org Vote now for the Best of Building Awards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-best-building-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-member-awards_1_0.png?1407160256" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Nominations have been submitted. Now it&rsquo;s time to vote for the finalists in our Best of Building Awards.</span></p> <p><span>Voting will take place from August 4-22, 2014.*&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making impact in green building.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-best-building-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-best-building-awards#comments Community Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:50:56 +0000 Erin Emery 4828730 at http://in.usgbc.org How to improve air quality http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/air-quality_0.png?1407158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 2 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality#comments LEED Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:24:58 +0000 Emma Pettit 4828690 at http://in.usgbc.org Understanding the 40/60 rule when choosing between LEED rating systems http://in.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/40-60-rule_0.png?1406928965" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wondering what to do when choosing a rating system isn't as simple as black and white?</p> <p>LEED v4 addresses 21 different types of buildings and spaces, but how do you know which one to choose when you've got a mixed use space?</p> <p>Enter the 40/60 rule. This model provides&nbsp;guidance for making a decision when several rating systems appear to be appropriate for a project.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems#comments LEED Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:36:05 +0000 4827318 at http://in.usgbc.org Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge: Registration opens Sept. 2 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/eparainwaterdrop-01_0.jpg?1406928583" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>EPA has just launched its third annual <a href="http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/crw_challenge.cfm" target="_blank">Campus RainWorks Challenge</a>, a green infrastructure design challenge for college and university students.</p> <p>Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will submit design boards, a project narrative, and a letter of support describing a proposed green infrastructure project for a location on their campus.</p> <p>Teams will compete in one of two design categories:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2#comments Industry Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:42 +0000 Theresa Backhus 4827325 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC supports key resilience legislation with the new PREPARE Act http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-supports-key-resilience-legislation-new-prepare-act <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pa_preparearticle-01_0.png?1406918239" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, I joined Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) in a press conference call he hosted to introduce his new bipartisan legislation, the PREPARE Act (Preparedness and Risk management for Extreme weather Patterns Assuring Resilience). Joining several co-sponsors, Cartwright introduced the bill in the House on July 31, 2014.</p> <p>The PREPARE Act makes us smarter, stronger and safer in the face of these increasing extreme weather events. We&rsquo;ve all seen the tragic costs these events are having on people&rsquo;s lives, our communities, and our economy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-supports-key-resilience-legislation-new-prepare-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-supports-key-resilience-legislation-new-prepare-act#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:37:19 +0000 Jason Hartke 4827083 at http://in.usgbc.org How you can match your career with your convictions http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-you-can-match-your-career-your-convictions <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/group_0.png?1406911095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What makes Emerging Professionals (EPs) the future of USGBC?</p> <p>This is a quick story about how I&rsquo;m matching my career and my convictions, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/volunteer-opportunities/emerging-professional-regional-community-liaison">how you can, too</a>!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-you-can-match-your-career-your-convictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-you-can-match-your-career-your-convictions#comments Community Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:38:15 +0000 Meghan Shannon 4826857 at http://in.usgbc.org GBCI and Bureau Veritas Announce Strategic Business Partnership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-and-bureau-veritas-announce-strategic-business-partnership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g_0.png?1406828301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Move Will Facilitate LEED Certification Process and Support Green Building in Global Hubs</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-and-bureau-veritas-announce-strategic-business-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-and-bureau-veritas-announce-strategic-business-partnership#comments Media Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:39:14 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4825755 at http://in.usgbc.org Homeowner views on energy codes http://in.usgbc.org/articles/homeowner-views-energy-codes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">31 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/flickr_creative_commons_hugh_bitz_1.jpg?1406813175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a><a></a>A <a href="http://www.idahoenergycode.com/sites/idahoenergycode.com/files/resources/pdf/BPA%20Grant%20Idaho%20Energy%20Code%20Survey%2031May2014.pdf" target="_blank">recent market research study</a>&nbsp;revealed that Idahoans value energy efficiency. In fact, 65% of them favor energy codes that are consistent with national standards, but less than half trust the State of Idaho to adopt the right energy efficiency standards for Idahoans.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/homeowner-views-energy-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/homeowner-views-energy-codes#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:26:14 +0000 Sharon Grant 4825289 at http://in.usgbc.org Why do we care if your home is green? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/121107_duvivier_0605_final_0_0.jpg?1406726629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The great <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478" target="_blank">Rick Fedrizzi</a> recently noted that &ldquo;our homes play the biggest role in our lives. They bookend our days&hellip; Imagine if all people started their days from a sustainable home, with a native awareness of efficiency and efficacy; of better health and resilience. Imagine if we used our homes as the base camp for healthy living, in every aspect of our lives&hellip; They could be the touchstone for being mindful of sustainability for our present and future.&rdquo;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green#comments LEED Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:23:49 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4823873 at http://in.usgbc.org New Hires Announced for LEED Hub in India http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-hires-announced-leed-hub-india <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014h_0.png?1406836273" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>GopalaKrishnan.P Selected to Lead the Business Development and LEED Support Hub in India</em></p> <p><strong>Chennai, India</strong> &mdash; (30 July 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces two new hires for its new LEED hub, which is based in Chennai. GopalaKrishnan.P, director, responsible for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, has been selected to lead the hub along with support from Puneet Mital, regional manager.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-hires-announced-leed-hub-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-hires-announced-leed-hub-india#comments Media Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4825923 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 Rating System Selection Guidance http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/selection-guidance_0.png?1406665590" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've decided to pursue LEED v4, but you're looking for some guidance to select a rating system before you register your project.</p> <p>Here's how to use the guidance below:</p> <ol class="styledlist"> <li>Identify an appropriate rating system</li> <li>Determine the best adaptation</li> </ol> <p><em>Please pay close attention to this guidance, because if you select a rating system that doesn't apply,&nbsp;USGBC may request that you change your project's rating system.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance#comments LEED Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:29 +0000 4823326 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet the Green Apple Day of Service team http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-green-apple-day-service-team <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gados_team-_wrap_0.jpg?1406640439" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Center for Green Schools is thrilled to introduce six new organizers for <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/dayofservice">Green Apple Day of Service</a>&nbsp;2014.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/dayofservice">Green Apple Day of </a>Service, which will take place on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014</strong>, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-green-apple-day-service-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-green-apple-day-service-team#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:19 +0000 Hannah Debelius 4822615 at http://in.usgbc.org The clock is ticking: Just 3 days to self-nominate for the 2015 Board of Directors http://in.usgbc.org/articles/clock-ticking-just-3-days-self-nominate-2015-board-directors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/board-nomination_0.png?1406574194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nominate yourself today for the 2015 Board of Directors.</p> <p>Online applications are open until <strong>Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 5 pm PDT</strong>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/clock-ticking-just-3-days-self-nominate-2015-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/clock-ticking-just-3-days-self-nominate-2015-board-directors#comments Community Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:03:14 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4821394 at http://in.usgbc.org How to be a power saver http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/power-saver_0.png?1406556333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 1 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life."</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p> <p>However, even if you live in an older building &mdash; and even if you're not in college &mdash; it's still possible to make a difference and have a positive environmental impact.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver#comments LEED Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:05:33 +0000 Emma Pettit 4820814 at http://in.usgbc.org China: Three companies, three tales of leadership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maheshchinaarticle_0.jpg?1406236470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With each visit I make to China I continue to stand in awe of the presence of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> and the leaders behind it.</p> <p>After my second trip to China this year, I can assure you that LEED is alive and well.&nbsp;This is because true market leaders have continued to raise the bar when it comes to quality, sustainable buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:14:30 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4818237 at http://in.usgbc.org The essential LEED Green Associate cheat sheet http://in.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ga-cheat-sheet_c_0.jpg?1406217980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've decided to pursue the LEED Green Associate professional credential, but you aren't sure how to start preparing for the exam.</p> <p>Review this cheat sheet for a description of exam content areas, which include task domains and knowledge domains.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:20 +0000 Nora Knox 4817729 at http://in.usgbc.org 3 courses to grow your LEED expertise (July 2014) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-leed-expertise-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/computer-up-close_0.png?1406134902" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Insightful courses are the best.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses to gain insight and grow your LEED expertise.</p> <p><strong>1.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/building-organism-understanding-integrative-process-credit-leed-v4-4799102">Building as an Organism: Understanding the Integrative Process Credit in LEED v4</a></strong><br />LEED Fellow John Boecker describes what the IP credit means, how to take advantage of its opportunities, and engage in a process yielding better building performance than conventional means.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-leed-expertise-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-leed-expertise-july-2014#comments Education Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:01:42 +0000 Nora Knox 4813514 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Sports Alliance kicks off 2014's Green Apple Day of Service http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-kicks-2014s-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_0405_0.jpg?1406123241" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are 10 weeks out from the official&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/">Green Apple Day of Service</a>, but that didn't stop anyone at Aptitud Community Academy in San Jose, Calif., from getting his or her hands dirty this weekend.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-kicks-2014s-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-kicks-2014s-green-apple-day-service#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:47:21 +0000 Emily Riordan 4813246 at http://in.usgbc.org GreenBiz: What makes the LEED Dynamic Plaque a game-changer? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbiz-what-makes-leed-dynamic-plaque-game-changer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IDEO_LEED_Location3.jpg?1406049285" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on GreenBiz.com on July 22, 2014.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbiz-what-makes-leed-dynamic-plaque-game-changer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbiz-what-makes-leed-dynamic-plaque-game-changer#comments LEED Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:15:12 +0000 Adam Sledd 4811983 at http://in.usgbc.org Last chance to apply for a Greenbuild scholarship http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-apply-greenbuild-scholarship <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gb2014_banner_0.jpg?1406048127" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you a student, emerging professional, faith leader, community developer or non-traditional professional?</p> <p>If so, we invite you to apply for a <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home/Community/Scholarships" target="_blank">Greenbuild scholarship</a>&nbsp;to attend Greenbuild 2014 from Oct. 22-24 in New Orleans, LA.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Apply by Aug. 4, 2014, at&nbsp;<em>9 am ET</em>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em><a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/greenbuild-2014-scholarship-application/" class="button">Apply today</a></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-apply-greenbuild-scholarship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-apply-greenbuild-scholarship#comments Greenbuild Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:55:27 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4811949 at http://in.usgbc.org What you need to know if you want to achieve LEED certification in 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-if-you-want-achieve-leed-certification-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/calendar_0.png?1405954684" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for a LEED review to be completed this year, or before Greenbuild?</p> <p>If so, be sure to submit for review on time! See below for application deadlines based on typical review timelines.</p> <h3><strong>Deadlines to submit for review and achieve certification in 2014</strong></h3> <p>The following deadlines apply to all commercial rating systems (not including LEED Volume), and assume that no appeal review is necessary. Appeal reviews typically take 20-25 business days, expedited appeal reviews are on a 10-business day timeline.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-if-you-want-achieve-leed-certification-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-if-you-want-achieve-leed-certification-2014#comments LEED Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:58:04 +0000 Dean DiPietro 4810366 at http://in.usgbc.org Out now in The Hindu: USGBC's commitment to India, partnership with TERI http://in.usgbc.org/articles/out-now-hindu-usgbcs-commitment-india-partnership-teri <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Bangalore, India. Ming-yen Hsu via Flickr" alt="Bangalore, India. Ming-yen Hsu via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Bangalore.jpg?1405703060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Ranjani Govind of </em>The Hindu<em>&nbsp;reports on a recent trip by USGBC executives to India and a major announcement of a new partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).</em></p> <p><strong>LEED with a regional perspective</strong></p> <p><em>Parameters will be applicable to India's climate, geography, and land-use laws</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/out-now-hindu-usgbcs-commitment-india-partnership-teri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/out-now-hindu-usgbcs-commitment-india-partnership-teri#comments Media Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:08:02 +0000 4808046 at http://in.usgbc.org Confessions of a USGBC tour guide http://in.usgbc.org/articles/confessions-usgbc-tour-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2101-l-street_0.png?1405695834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As an 11-year USGBC veteran and headquarters tour guide, you could say I've developed an affinity for our space.</p> <p>Check out my Q&amp;A to get the inside scoop&nbsp;on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">USGBC headquarters</a>&nbsp;tour program.</p> <p><span></span><strong>Q. Why does USGBC have a tour program?<br /></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/confessions-usgbc-tour-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/confessions-usgbc-tour-guide#comments LEED Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:03:54 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 4807850 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC's guide to your vacation [Maps] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-guide-your-vacation-maps <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/new-york-feature_0.png?1405693532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Vacation season is in full swing!</p> <p>Take a look at our city maps on <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> to plan a visit to some of the best LEED certified spots in a few of America&rsquo;s favorite cities. (Click the maps below to view on Pinterest).</p> <hr> <p><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/usgbc/usgbc-san-francisco/" target="_blank"><strong>San Francisco</strong></a></p> <p>SF is a top city for green building, so take a look at these unique attractions!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-guide-your-vacation-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-guide-your-vacation-maps#comments LEED Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:25:31 +0000 Allison Carr 4807773 at http://in.usgbc.org Why should you care if your home is green? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim_articleheader-01_2__0.jpg?1405609850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want to play a little word association? Come on, indulge me, it will only take a few seconds.</p> <p>Ready?</p> <p>Here's your word: <strong>home</strong>. Close your eyes and think about the words and imagery that come to mind as you toss this word around in your brain.</span></p> <p>So, what did you think up?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green#comments LEED Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:10:50 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4806737 at http://in.usgbc.org Q&A: Building materials in India http://in.usgbc.org/articles/qa-building-materials-india <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="Varanasi silk weaving facility by David Adjaye" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/varanasi-facility-david-adjaye_0.png?1405604985" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED Fellow, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/deepa-sathiaram/0000012166" target="_blank">Deepa Sathiaram</a>,&nbsp;has worked on over 450 LEED projects in India and over 50 LEED projects globally.</p> <p>Hear what she has to say about how she got to where she is in her career and what she thinks about the development of healthy building materials in India.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Q. How has your background led you to your current work?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/qa-building-materials-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/qa-building-materials-india#comments LEED Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:49:45 +0000 Joseph Crea 4806592 at http://in.usgbc.org Video: What is LEED? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-what-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_articleheader_b_0.jpg?1405534439" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices across the globe.</span><br /><br /><span>Watch our video to learn more about how LEED promotes better buildings and places that complement our environment and enhance our communities.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tlVseOWToL4?wmode=Opaque" width="650" height="535"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-what-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-what-leed#comments LEED Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:13:59 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 4805704 at http://in.usgbc.org Make your nomination for the Best of Building Awards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/make-your-nomination-best-building-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-member-awards_0_0.png?1405450163" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recognize the best of the best in the green building industry by nominating&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/members">USGBC members</a>&nbsp;in the following categories:</p> <ul> <li>Non-profit</li> <li>Professionals Services</li> <li>Energy Service Provider/Utility</li> <li>Greenbuild Exhibitor</li> <li>Products</li> <li>LEED Certified Projects</li> <li>Individuals</li> <li>Real Estate/Provider Building Portfolio</li> </ul> <p><em>You can also nominate yourself!</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/make-your-nomination-best-building-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/make-your-nomination-best-building-awards#comments Community Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:22 +0000 Erin Emery 4804357 at http://in.usgbc.org Introducing The LEED O+M Starter Kit http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-om-starter-kit <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDO%2BMstarter-01.png?1405613684" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;ve just completed a spectacular new LEED building, with its fine-tuned design and cutting-edge technologies. The team worked together perfectly (even the subcontractors), all of your synergistic strategies came together seamlessly, and the plaque ceremony was even attended by the governor!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-om-starter-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-om-starter-kit#comments LEED Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:30 +0000 Christopher Davis 4804283 at http://in.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie and Joe: Top 5 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-top-5 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maggie_and_joe_pic-1-3_0.jpg?1405435243" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Much has been happening with LEED on the international front so let's begin with the the top five things you must know, courtesy of Maggie and Joe.</p> <p><strong>1. LEED and India</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-top-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-top-5#comments LEED Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:40:43 +0000 Joseph Crea 4803872 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Green Associate exam: What to expect at Prometric http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-what-expect-prometric <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedga_build_article_0.jpg?1405434502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 8"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span>The LEED Green Associate demonstrates a solid understanding of green building principles and practices.&nbsp;Here's what you can expect at the testing center, Prometric.</span></p> <h3><span>Arrival</span></h3> <p><span>We recommended that you arrive at the Prometric at least 30 minutes prior to your exam appointment. If you arrive at the test site after your scheduled exam time you will lose your seat.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-what-expect-prometric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-what-expect-prometric#comments LEED Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:28:22 +0000 Nora Knox 4803854 at http://in.usgbc.org Rebuilding for resilience: Q&A with Make It Right's Tom Darden http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rebuilding-resilience-qa-make-it-rights-tom-darden <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/make-it-right-new-orleans_0.png?1405359498" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC's new free report,&nbsp;<a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank"><em>LEED in Motion: Residential</em></a>,&nbsp;highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank">Download the full report</a>&nbsp;for more interviews and project highlights from best and brightest minds in the industry.&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rebuilding-resilience-qa-make-it-rights-tom-darden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rebuilding-resilience-qa-make-it-rights-tom-darden#comments LEED Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:38:18 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4802638 at http://in.usgbc.org Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper July 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/freebiefriday_b_0.jpg?1405093353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Click the links below to download our latest USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Did we mention that it's <em>free</em>? &nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;"><br /></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-july-2014#comments Community Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:42:33 +0000 4800016 at http://in.usgbc.org You’re invited to VERGE Salon: Data Solutions in Cities and Real Estate http://in.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-invited-verge-salon-data-solutions-cities-and-real-estate <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vergesalon14_siteheader_2400x850_0_0.png?1405014773" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Big data is transforming real estate and cities around the world. The growth of smart buildings and smart cities is enabling new services, revenue opportunities, and models for stakeholder engagement.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-invited-verge-salon-data-solutions-cities-and-real-estate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-invited-verge-salon-data-solutions-cities-and-real-estate#comments Industry Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:52:52 +0000 Lizzie Needham 4799020 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED in India Q&A with LEED Fellow Deepa Sathiaram http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-india-qa-leed-fellow-deepa-sathiaram <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/deepa_leed_fellow-01_0.png?1404999947" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/deepa-sathiaram/0000012166" target="_blank">Deepa Sathiaram</a>, LEED Fellow and executive director of&nbsp;En3 Sustainability Solutions&nbsp;Pvt. Ltd., has worked on over 450 LEED projects in India and over 50 LEED projects globally.</p> <p>What's Deepa's key takeaway from all of this experience? <em>"LEED sets a benchmark of excellence in performance which you do not get, nor will you get, with other standards. That puts you on a completely different level."</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-india-qa-leed-fellow-deepa-sathiaram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-india-qa-leed-fellow-deepa-sathiaram#comments LEED Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:45:46 +0000 Joseph Crea 4798620 at http://in.usgbc.org International market briefs: Get your green building data from around the world http://in.usgbc.org/articles/international-market-briefs-get-your-green-building-data-around-world <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Intl_Market-Brief_670x308.png?1404936610" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As USGBC looks overseas to foster further momentum in our mission to transform the built environment, we are&nbsp;excited to announce our latest real-time data platform: <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/advocacy/country-market-brief" target="_blank">international market briefs</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/international-market-briefs-get-your-green-building-data-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/international-market-briefs-get-your-green-building-data-around-world#comments LEED Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:10:33 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4798081 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time International Market Briefs http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-real-time-international-market-briefs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c_0_0_0.png?1404915170" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Briefs expand USGBC offerings aimed at green building market transparency on a global scale</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (July 9, 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allow any user to access aggregated LEED green building project information in the more than 150 countries with LEED projects underway.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-real-time-international-market-briefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-real-time-international-market-briefs#comments Media Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:12:50 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4797497 at http://in.usgbc.org Recycling around the office at USGBC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/recycling-around-office-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_97701021_0.png?1404845160" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For most of us, recycling is second nature, and when given the opportunity, we choose to put our paper products, cans or bottles, in the recycling bin. But recycling can occasionally become a burden, when we have items that we're not sure about or when there's not a recycling stream available.</p> <p>One reason that recycling can be a challenge is the lack of a uniform process across private and public spaces, cities, states and even countries. The process is different depending on where you live or work, and which waste/recycling service provider your building employs.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/recycling-around-office-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/recycling-around-office-usgbc#comments LEED Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Nora Knox 4796560 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED project certification update: June 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-june-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Silver Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Wikimedia Commons " alt="The LEED Silver Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Wikimedia Commons " src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maracana.jpg?1404843529" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In our new recurring monthly feature, we'll be taking a look at LEED certification activity each month, broken out by LEED rating system and location. Be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects" target="_blank">LEED project directory</a> for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p> <p><strong>Total projects certified in June</strong>: 351</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-june-2014#comments Industry Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:21:08 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4796518 at http://in.usgbc.org Nominate yourself to join the 2015 Board of Directors http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-yourself-join-2015-board-directors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/meeting_0.png?1404829576" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nominate yourself today for the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors, and&nbsp;<span>take part in shaping USGBC&rsquo;s strategic direction.</span>&nbsp;</p> <p>Click the links below to submit your nomination for the following seats.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-yourself-join-2015-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-yourself-join-2015-board-directors#comments Community Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:26:15 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4796153 at http://in.usgbc.org Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School: Where “Every Day is Earth Day” http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eleanor-roosevelt-elementary-school-where-%E2%80%9Cevery-day-earth-day%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/eleanor-roosevelt-picture_0.png?1404829265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many schools claim to have a commitment to sustainability, but few do quite like <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/eleanor-roosevelt-elem-school" target="_blank">Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School</a> in Morrisville, Pa.</p> <p>Two years ago, the school underwent a massive renovation that included upgrading 56,000 square feet of existing space as well as adding a 28,000 square foot wing that with a new library, classrooms, and an entry pavilion. Efficient air conditioning was also added, parking lots were remodeled and a new playground was constructed.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eleanor-roosevelt-elementary-school-where-%E2%80%9Cevery-day-earth-day%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eleanor-roosevelt-elementary-school-where-%E2%80%9Cevery-day-earth-day%E2%80%9D#comments LEED Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:21:04 +0000 Emma Pettit 4796145 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Green Associate exam: The basics http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-basics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedga_gain_article_0.jpg?1404828305" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 6"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The LEED Green Associate demonstrates a solid understanding of green building principles and practices.&nbsp;Here are the basics about the exam.</p> <h3>Exam Development</h3> <p><span>All LEED exams are developed and regularly updated by a global network of Subject Matter Experts and meet the specifications of a job analysis. </span></p> <p><span>The exams assess your abilities at three hierarchical cognitive levels: recall, application and analysis. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-basics#comments LEED Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:05:05 +0000 Nora Knox 4796097 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Online now available for LEED India Projects http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-now-available-leed-india-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/107_suzlononeearth_exterior_0.png?1404776785" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of USGBC&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-expanded-support-leed-green-building-program-india" target="_blank">ongoing, expanded support</a> for LEED in India, LEED projects in India can now register in <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline.new/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a>.</p> <p>LEED Online has recently been improved to streamline your experience. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-now-available-leed-india-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-now-available-leed-india-projects#comments LEED Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:46:24 +0000 Joseph Crea 4795602 at http://in.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie and Joe http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maggie_and_joe_pic-1_0.jpg?1404763410" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know. It&rsquo;s been ages since we've connected with our fellow readers but Maggie, my office wife and copilot, has not stopped nagging me to get a post up. So here we are!</p> <p>Since it's been some time we&rsquo;ll jump right in, but first some breaking news:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-0#comments LEED Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:03:30 +0000 Joseph Crea 4795235 at http://in.usgbc.org TERI and USGBC join forces to promote high performance buildings in India http://in.usgbc.org/articles/teri-and-usgbc-join-forces-promote-high-performance-buildings-india <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_0_0.png?1404743074" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a><a></a><strong>New Delhi, June 7:</strong> The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of high performance buildings in India and Southeast Asia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/teri-and-usgbc-join-forces-promote-high-performance-buildings-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/teri-and-usgbc-join-forces-promote-high-performance-buildings-india#comments Media Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:24:34 +0000 4794453 at http://in.usgbc.org New solutions for neighborhoods across the globe http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-solutions-neighborhoods-across-globe <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1024px-smog_in_dehli_edited_0.jpg?1404414846" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-neighborhood-development-v2009-current-version">LEED for Neighborhood Development</a>&nbsp;version 2009 are <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-2009-nd-global-acp-reference-guide-supplement" target="_blank">now available</a>. ACPs allow LEED to be more flexible and applicable to a wide range of building projects across the globe.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-solutions-neighborhoods-across-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-solutions-neighborhoods-across-globe#comments LEED Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:14:06 +0000 Emily Loquidis 4791888 at http://in.usgbc.org ‘What If?’ Toward a More Equitable World: Out now in EDC's July issue http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%98what-if%E2%80%99-toward-more-equitable-world-out-now-edcs-july-issue <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-justice-2-v2-01.png?1404333928" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's note: Browse the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edcmag.com/publications/3/editions/1245" target="_blank">July issue of&nbsp;</a></em><a href="http://www.edcmag.com/publications/3/editions/1245" target="_blank">EDC</a><span>,&nbsp;</span><em>the official magazine for the LEED Professional, and preview the piece "&lsquo;What If?&rsquo; Toward a More Equitable World"&nbsp;by Susan Kaplan below.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edcmag.com/LEED" target="_blank">Sign up today</a>&nbsp;to get your free digital edition of EDC.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%98what-if%E2%80%99-toward-more-equitable-world-out-now-edcs-july-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%98what-if%E2%80%99-toward-more-equitable-world-out-now-edcs-july-issue#comments Industry Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:47:19 +0000 Susan Kaplan 4790910 at http://in.usgbc.org Locally Yours: Improving LEED in East Asia http://in.usgbc.org/articles/locally-yours-improving-leed-east-asia <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/CXIA2572.png?1404697840" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the <a href="http://ap.haworth.com/home/resources/spaces/showrooms/showroom?showroomid=5620e315-fde5-68ba-a63e-ff0000389ef0" target="_blank">Haworth showroom in Parkview Green</a> you immediately notice the colorful d&eacute;cor and cutting-edge workspace design that brings a unique experience at every turn. And after just a few minutes in the space, you also begin to realize that natural daylight is filling the showroom floor. But what you don&rsquo;t see is that Haworth went the extra distance to make this showroom a leader in green interiors.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/locally-yours-improving-leed-east-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/locally-yours-improving-leed-east-asia#comments LEED Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:03:09 +0000 Mika Kania 4790043 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC releases LEED v4 ACPs for Canada http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-leed-v4-acps-canada <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="1200" height="552" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vancouver_0.png?1404242191" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As our friendly neighbors to the north celebrate Canada Day, today we are excited to release Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED v4 projects in Canada. Developed by Canada GBC, these ACPs underscore LEED&rsquo;s regional and local applicability by recognizing leading Canadian local standards and practices in LEED. CaGBC and its committees played a key rule in creating solutions that allow greater flexibility in LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-leed-v4-acps-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-leed-v4-acps-canada#comments LEED Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:16:31 +0000 Sean Fish 4789322 at http://in.usgbc.org Announcing a LEED Earth Winner: Venezuela http://in.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-leed-earth-winner-venezuela <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-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 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedearth_0.png?1404235523" /> </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="800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Break_Room.jpg?1404235543" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Cafeteria_1.jpg?1404235557" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1200" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Ground_Floor.jpg?1404235567" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="778" height="1166" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PV_Array.jpg?1404235581" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Terrace_0.jpg?1404235613" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1166" height="778" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Waiting_Hall.jpg?1404235630" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Workstations1__Cover_Photo_.jpg?1404235642" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1200" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Workstations2.jpg?1404235655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Located on a former industrial site in Caracas, VEPICA Sede &mdash; the new headquarters of VEPICA &mdash; began as a simple renovation project, and ended up becoming an amazing example of sustainable development for the country, as the first LEED-certified project in Venezuela and the most recent winner of USGBC&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedearth" target="_blank">LEED Earth campaign</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-leed-earth-winner-venezuela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-leed-earth-winner-venezuela#comments LEED Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:22:51 +0000 Joseph Crea 4789187 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: July 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda.jpeg?1404223110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The July 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available.&nbsp;This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.</p> <p>View the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2014#comments LEED Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:29:22 +0000 4788791 at http://in.usgbc.org Web-based reference guide features new modules http://in.usgbc.org/articles/web-based-reference-guide-features-new-modules <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/v-4_web_article_header_v2-01.png?1404165814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC also introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides &mdash; web-based.</p> <p>Integrated into the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits" target="_blank">LEED credit library</a>, the web-based reference guide combines all of the information in the PDF versions of the guides with additional videos, tutorials and templates. It was built so that we could continuously add to it, which makes it a resource that continues to grow.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/web-based-reference-guide-features-new-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/web-based-reference-guide-features-new-modules#comments LEED Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:01:46 +0000 4788342 at http://in.usgbc.org Eleven buildings, 25 million kWh of electricity saved: 2014 EBie Awards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eleven-buildings-25-million-kwh-electricity-saved-2014-ebie-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Web-Banner-for-awards.png?1404136414" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Urban Green Council's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ebies.org/Index" target="_blank">EBie Awards</a>&nbsp;recognize improved environmental performance in existing buildings among&nbsp;building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers, retro-commissioning agents and other professionals&nbsp;who conceived and implemented the work.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/97961876" width="500" height="281"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eleven-buildings-25-million-kwh-electricity-saved-2014-ebie-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eleven-buildings-25-million-kwh-electricity-saved-2014-ebie-awards#comments LEED Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:50:27 +0000 Jonathan Walsh 4787146 at http://in.usgbc.org Apply today for a scholarship to attend Greenbuild 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GB2014-scholarship.png?1403885491" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Year after year, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;provides an extraordinary opportunity to&nbsp;get involved with the green building movement.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today, USGBC is excited to announce&nbsp;scholarship opportunities to attend&nbsp;Greenbuild 2014.</p> <p>Scholarships are available for students, emerging professionals, faith leaders, community developers and non-traditional professionals.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2014#comments Greenbuild Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:12:15 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4785279 at http://in.usgbc.org New report: Building professionals are prioritizing human health http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-building-professionals-are-prioritizing-human-health <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HealthierBuildingsSMR.png?1403877703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Building industry professionals and owners are placing increasing attention on health in design and construction plans&nbsp;according to a new SmartMarket report by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.construction.com" target="_blank">McGraw Hill Construction</a>.&nbsp;USGBC was a contributing partner to the report.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-building-professionals-are-prioritizing-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-building-professionals-are-prioritizing-human-health#comments Industry Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:05:13 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4785052 at http://in.usgbc.org Designing for Disaster with USGBC Platinum level member company ASSA ABLOY http://in.usgbc.org/articles/designing-disaster-usgbc-platinum-level-member-company-assa-abloy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Hurricane-Katrina-2.png?1403876540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Designing for Disaster</em>, a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nbm.org/exhibitions-collections/exhibitions/designing-for-disaster.html" target="_blank">new exhibit at the National Building Museum</a>&nbsp;in Washington, D.C., showcases the critical role of building design and construction in protecting against hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes and other dangers.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/advocacy/priorities/resiliency" target="_blank">Resilience</a>&nbsp;is a key tenet of the green building movement and USGBC&rsquo;s work.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/designing-disaster-usgbc-platinum-level-member-company-assa-abloy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/designing-disaster-usgbc-platinum-level-member-company-assa-abloy#comments Industry Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:42:05 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4785034 at http://in.usgbc.org Elephants, LEED and limitless potential http://in.usgbc.org/articles/elephants-leed-and-limitless-potential <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/elephant-trails.png?1403875489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you ask my friends to describe who I "am" for you, I'm willing to bet their answer will mention that I have a thing for elephants.&nbsp;Not surprisingly, it's almost impossible these days to read anything about elephants that doesn't mention their current plight in the face of increasingly widespread poaching, which always makes for rather heavy reading.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/elephants-leed-and-limitless-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/elephants-leed-and-limitless-potential#comments LEED Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:22:25 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4785019 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC members approve LEED for Homes update http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Homes_feature-01.jpg?1403806832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The final results of the LEED v2008 Homes Energy Update ballot are in with a final tally of 88% in favor of the rating system update &mdash; exceeding our&nbsp;goal of 66.7%.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here's the category breakdown for the results:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update#comments LEED Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:17:20 +0000 Asa Foss 4783630 at http://in.usgbc.org 3 courses that you need to take (June 2014) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-you-need-take-june-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/home-office-336378_1280.png?1403795877" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hungry for more green building knowledge?</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>1.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-4751677" target="_blank">Speech Privacy &amp; Sound Masking in Modern Architecture</a></strong><br /><span>Identify interior design factors that will signal the need for sound masking and approaches to address the issues.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-you-need-take-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-you-need-take-june-2014#comments LEED Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:09:41 +0000 Nora Knox 4783349 at http://in.usgbc.org Why we exhibit at Greenbuild — the best expo ever http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-exhibit-greenbuild-%E2%80%94-best-expo-ever <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuildexpo2013.png?1403795607" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>For the last seven years, my company, <a href="http://www.bradleycorp.com/">Bradley Corporation</a> has been a loyal exhibitor at the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>.</span></p> <p><span>Greenbuild is the best expo because it provides a platform for Bradley to showcase our water conservation products among the industry&rsquo;s newest manufacturing innovations, recycled materials, and award-winning product designs.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-exhibit-greenbuild-%E2%80%94-best-expo-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-exhibit-greenbuild-%E2%80%94-best-expo-ever#comments Greenbuild Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:06:56 +0000 Erin Kante 4783339 at http://in.usgbc.org Exploding demand for LEED credentials among employers http://in.usgbc.org/articles/exploding-demand-leed-credentials-among-employers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credentials-research.png?1403795453" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>A new study of job postings from across the country indicates that demand for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ga" target="_blank">LEED Green Associates</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ap" target="_blank">LEED APs</a> has grown 46% in the last 12 months.&nbsp;And a 12-month scan of U.S. job listings found 9,033 available jobs that specifically require a LEED credential (Burning Glass Technologies, Labor/Insight, 2014).</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/exploding-demand-leed-credentials-among-employers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/exploding-demand-leed-credentials-among-employers#comments LEED Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:03:28 +0000 Erin Emery 4783332 at http://in.usgbc.org Membership 101 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/membership-101 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_membership.png?1403712754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Membership is the heart and soul of USGBC. And with USGBC membership there's something for everyone.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/membership-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/membership-101#comments Community Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:13:10 +0000 Nora Knox 4781567 at http://in.usgbc.org New Greenbuild 2013 Sustainability Report celebrates green achievements http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-greenbuild-2013-sustainability-report-celebrates-green-achievements <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-sustainability.png?1403712550" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2013</a>&nbsp;the green building community came together to participate in 200 educational sessions, build a city of 700 booths in the expo hall, and dance to the likes of Bon Jovi.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-greenbuild-2013-sustainability-report-celebrates-green-achievements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-greenbuild-2013-sustainability-report-celebrates-green-achievements#comments Greenbuild Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:07:39 +0000 Kate Hurst 4781560 at http://in.usgbc.org How green is overtaking the commercial property market http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-green-overtaking-commercial-property-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/downtown.jpg?1403711728" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2010, <a href="http://nilskok.typepad.com/nils-kok/2010/12/the-diffusion-of-energy-efficiency-in-building.html">I analyzed the uptake of &ldquo;green&rdquo; certification in the U.S. commercial property market</a>, explaining the differences in diffusion across markets and over time. But during the past four years, much has happened. The economy started to recover (in most places), and construction has picked up again.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-green-overtaking-commercial-property-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-green-overtaking-commercial-property-market#comments Industry Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:56:28 +0000 Nils Kok 4781551 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Conference and Events Team Earns New Certification for Sustainable Event Management http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-conference-and-events-team-earns-new-certification-sustainable-event-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d.png?1403634108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (June 24, 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its Conference and Events team has earned certification under ISO 20121: 2012, a new standard signifying excellence in sustainable event planning and management.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-conference-and-events-team-earns-new-certification-sustainable-event-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-conference-and-events-team-earns-new-certification-sustainable-event-management#comments Media Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:22:47 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4780420 at http://in.usgbc.org Nominate a member for USGBC's inaugural Best of Building Awards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-member-usgbcs-inaugural-best-building-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-member-awards.png?1403617648" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're excited to announce our inaugural <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/best-of-building" target="_blank">USGBC Best of Building Awards</a>.</p> <p>The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making impact in green building.</p> <p>Nominees and winners are selected exclusively by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/member" target="_blank">USGBC members</a>, a vibrant and diverse community of the world's leading organizations invested in sustainability.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-member-usgbcs-inaugural-best-building-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-member-usgbcs-inaugural-best-building-awards#comments Community Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:47:57 +0000 Erin Emery 4780016 at http://in.usgbc.org Video: Make It Right rebuilds to LEED Platinum in New Orleans http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-make-it-right-rebuilds-leed-platinum-new-orleans <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_makeitright.jpg?1403532646" /> </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="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/family_at_home_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans_credit_MAX_COLLINS.jpg?1403532816" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="666" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children_outside_bikes_and_houses_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans.jpg?1403532829" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children_on_eco_playground_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans_credit_GREG_RHOADES.jpeg?1403532836" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/child_in_front_of_home_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans.jpg?1403532844" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Make_It_Right_homes_at_night_credit_Alexei_Levedev.jpg?1403532860" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="770" height="1000" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Frank_Gehry_Home_Exterior_credit_Chad_Chenier.jpg?1403532874" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/interior_shot_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans_credit_JAMES_EWING.jpg?1403532886" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Executive_Director_Tom_Darden_headshot.jpg?1403532903" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We visited New Orleans with&nbsp;<a href="http://makeitright.org/" target="_blank">Make It Right</a>, an organization that builds healthy, high-efficient and safe homes for people and communities in need.</p> <p>Forty percent of LEED for Homes units fall into the affordable housing sector, and you can see 100 of them, brought to fruition by Make It Right, on display in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-make-it-right-rebuilds-leed-platinum-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-make-it-right-rebuilds-leed-platinum-new-orleans#comments Industry Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:15:07 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4777449 at http://in.usgbc.org Collaborators, not competitors - the case for dual certification in China http://in.usgbc.org/articles/collaborators-not-competitors-case-dual-certification-china <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_china_061914.jpg?1403532813" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello from China.</p> <p>I have spent the last couple of weeks traveling all across Asia with my USGBC colleagues, finding inspiration at every stop. Throughout the trip, I've had time to reflect on where green building is today and where it is headed in the future. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/collaborators-not-competitors-case-dual-certification-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/collaborators-not-competitors-case-dual-certification-china#comments LEED Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:11:30 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4777433 at http://in.usgbc.org Talking eligibility. What does it take to be a LEED professional? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/talking-eligibility-what-does-it-take-be-leed-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro_reviewer.png?1403533001" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><span>Are you interested in becoming a LEED professional but you're not sure if you're eligible?</span></span></p> <p>Here's the good news &mdash; you <em>are</em> eligible!</p> <p>Wondering how that's possible?&nbsp;</p> <p>USGBC offers two categories of LEED professionals:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/talking-eligibility-what-does-it-take-be-leed-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/talking-eligibility-what-does-it-take-be-leed-professional#comments LEED Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:10:41 +0000 Nora Knox 4777440 at http://in.usgbc.org Partnering to advance youth-led community sustainability and green jobs http://in.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-advance-youth-led-community-sustainability-and-green-jobs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/youthbuild_feature.jpg?1403294426" /> </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="1024" height="768" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PA050134.jpg?1403294446" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="768" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PA040117.jpg?1403294463" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1029" height="858" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/philly-merge-1029pxw.png?1403294481" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With roughly 38 million U.S. households eligible for weatherization, 19 million abandoned properties, rising energy costs and environmental impacts that disproportionately threaten poor communities, it is time to unleash the power of every communities&rsquo; most untapped resource&mdash;its youth.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-advance-youth-led-community-sustainability-and-green-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-advance-youth-led-community-sustainability-and-green-jobs#comments Community Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:53:52 +0000 Dorothy Stoneman 4775643 at http://in.usgbc.org An “Above and Beyond Volunteer” paves the way for change in Texas http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cabove-and-beyond-volunteer%E2%80%9D-paves-way-change-texas <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/volunteer-Jeff-Florey.png?1403270415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're excited to introduce one of our most recent Above and Beyond Volunteers,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/jeffrey-florey/0010763600" target="_blank">Jeffrey Florey</a>.</p> <p>Above and Beyond Volunteers are volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cabove-and-beyond-volunteer%E2%80%9D-paves-way-change-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cabove-and-beyond-volunteer%E2%80%9D-paves-way-change-texas#comments Community Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:18:12 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 4774640 at http://in.usgbc.org Join the USGBC Board of Directors in 2015 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-board-directors-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/board2014.png?1403189815" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Take part in shaping USGBC&rsquo;s strategic direction and nominate yourself for the 2015 Board of Directors.</p> <p>The five open seats for the 2015 Board are:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-board-directors-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-board-directors-2015#comments Community Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:53:02 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4773471 at http://in.usgbc.org Free download: New USGBC report plots the growth of green homes http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-download-new-usgbc-report-plots-growth-green-homes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LiM_articleheader-01_2__1_.jpg?1403186772" /> </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="670" height="373" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/map-1d_7__1_.jpg?1403186804" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="388" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/map-2d_9__1_.jpg?1403186812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes"><em><span>LEED in Motion: Residential</span></em></a><span> highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need&nbsp;</span>to keep pace with the rapidly growing green homes market. In it, you'll find key statistics on&nbsp;the size and growth of the green residential market, a deep dive in to LEED for Homes&nbsp;numbers, a close look at the human health aspects of homebuilding, and much more.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-download-new-usgbc-report-plots-growth-green-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-download-new-usgbc-report-plots-growth-green-homes#comments LEED Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:02:44 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4773399 at http://in.usgbc.org New USGBC Report Shows Growth in Demand for Green Homes: 150,000 Now LEED Certified http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-growth-demand-green-homes-150000-now-leed-certified <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_2014h.png?1403178331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Report Ranks the Top States for LEED Certified Homes: California, New York and Texas Top the List</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C. </strong><span>&mdash;</span> (June 19, 2014) <span>&mdash;The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2013 and continues to grow steadily, according to the organization&rsquo;s </span><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes"><em>LEED in Motion: Residential</em></a><span> report released today<em>.</em></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-growth-demand-green-homes-150000-now-leed-certified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-growth-demand-green-homes-150000-now-leed-certified#comments Media Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:46:26 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4773225 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 registration now open http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-registration-now-open <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GB14_Registration.png?1403120927" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Registration for the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is now open.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>When: Expo: Oct. 22-23, Conference: Oct. 22-24</strong><br /><strong>Where: Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA</strong></p> <p><a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank" class="button">Register today</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-registration-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-registration-now-open#comments Greenbuild Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:51:45 +0000 Kate Hurst 4772545 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What is LEED? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-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">18 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-7_0.png?1403120542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-leed#comments LEED Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:42:38 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4772531 at http://in.usgbc.org Welcome new USGBC members: June 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-june-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NEW-MEMB-3.jpg?1403035138" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we couldn't do what we do without our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/members" target="_blank">members</a>.</p> <p>It is through their commitment, expertise, and engagement, that our movement continues to thrive.&nbsp;Every day, we are making our way toward a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous future.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;We want to wish a warm welcome to the organizations who joined from May 14 to June 16, 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-june-2014#comments Community Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:58:43 +0000 Nora Knox 4770949 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Certification for World Cup Stadiums http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-certification-world-cup-stadiums <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_2014e.png?1403014229" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Brazil is the Fifth Largest Among the Top Five Markets for LEED-Certified Buildings in the World</em></p> <p><em><span>Maracan&atilde;, South America&rsquo;s Largest Stadium, Will Host Final World Cup Game</span></em></p> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (17 June 2014) &mdash;&nbsp;<span>Today, in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that several World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America&rsquo;s largest stadium, </span><span>Maracan&atilde; in Rio de Janeiro.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-certification-world-cup-stadiums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-certification-world-cup-stadiums#comments Media Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:11:25 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4770359 at http://in.usgbc.org Video: Platinum membership means leadership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-platinum-membership-means-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/platinum_memb.png?1402665135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_hfNCewqOEE?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <p>Green buildings offer the single greatest opportunity to reduce environmental impact while benefiting your bottom line.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not the only ones who think so &mdash; 88 of the Fortune 100 companies use the LEED rating system.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-platinum-membership-means-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-platinum-membership-means-leadership#comments Community Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:09:23 +0000 Nora Knox 4763498 at http://in.usgbc.org Video: Get started with Education @USGBC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-get-started-education-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education.png?1402596111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc" target="_blank">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is the one-stop shop for managing your staff's professional development and continuing education needs.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_YZpqqTDi3U" width="600" height="494" 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/video-get-started-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-get-started-education-usgbc#comments LEED Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:54:50 +0000 Josephine Nguyen 4761609 at http://in.usgbc.org Women, Sports and the Environment Symposium in July http://in.usgbc.org/articles/women-sports-and-environment-symposium-july <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/women_sports.png?1402585985" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the heart of the Green Sports Alliance is the goal to leverage the power of the sports industry to create broad cultural change as it pertains to environmental stewardship, community health and sustainability. A key part of this vision is to ensure all members of the sports community are actively engaged and using their unique skills to advance the green sports movement, and the Women, Sports and the Environment (WSE) Symposium provides an opportunity to convene and support women from all sectors of the industry in this effort.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/women-sports-and-environment-symposium-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/women-sports-and-environment-symposium-july#comments Industry Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:13:43 +0000 4761377 at http://in.usgbc.org New tools for LEED v4 O+M projects http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-v4-om-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_96625413-2.jpg?1402581728" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED is more than a set of requirements, it&rsquo;s a comprehensive program supported by a suite of tools and resources. With LEED v4, in addition to working on the rating systems, USGBC also focused a great deal of attention on the customer experience. And the development process did not end with LEED v4 being launched. We are still looking for new ways to add support for project teams.</p> <p><strong>Plan and policy templates</strong>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-v4-om-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-v4-om-projects#comments LEED Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:01:32 +0000 Megan Sparks 4761268 at http://in.usgbc.org EMSI: 100 LEED Certified Projects and Counting http://in.usgbc.org/articles/emsi-100-leed-certified-projects-and-counting <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EMSI_s_Shanghai_Office.jpg?1402519933" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The other day I had the honor of presenting <a href="http://www.emsi-green.com.cn/ " target="_blank">EMSI</a>&mdash;a long-time partner of USGBC&rsquo;s&mdash;with a LEED plaque for their 100th LEED-certified building in mainland China and Singapore.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/emsi-100-leed-certified-projects-and-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/emsi-100-leed-certified-projects-and-counting#comments LEED Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:54:15 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4760074 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What is indoor environmental quality? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-indoor-environmental-quality <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-7.png?1402505712" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-indoor-environmental-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-indoor-environmental-quality#comments LEED Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:54:37 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4759524 at http://in.usgbc.org Thank you, Holland sisters! http://in.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-holland-sisters <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/holland_sisters.jpg?1402435871" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Big thanks to the Holland sisters, who met their goal and raised $25,000 for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projecthaiti" target="_blank">Project Haiti</a>.&nbsp;Over the last six months,&nbsp;Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11) Holland worked tirelessly to promote&nbsp;</span><em>Invitation to Dream--</em>a collection of cool bedtime ballads sung by sister Devon<em>.&nbsp;</em><strong>100% of the profits&nbsp;</strong>from CD sales went directly towards Project Haiti, and have helped us get closer to our goal of breaking ground on&nbsp;what will be the first&nbsp;LEED-certified<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-holland-sisters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-holland-sisters#comments Initiatives Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:32:09 +0000 Ashley Katz 4757935 at http://in.usgbc.org Tools for bringing green schools to communities everywhere http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tools-bringing-green-schools-communities-everywhere <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/tools_schools.png?1402435895" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green schools initiatives provide a clear avenue to reach new audiences outside of the green building profession, generating both interest and tangible results. USGBC&rsquo;s chapter network works creatively through Green School s programs, including Green Schools Challenges, to raise awareness about high-performing buildings , expanding the reach of USGBC&rsquo;s mission and vision.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tools-bringing-green-schools-communities-everywhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tools-bringing-green-schools-communities-everywhere#comments Community Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:26:58 +0000 Cindy Zork 4757934 at http://in.usgbc.org Detroit offers builders, developers and dreamers a unique opportunity http://in.usgbc.org/articles/detroit-offers-builders-developers-and-dreamers-unique-opportunity <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_detroit.jpg?1402346082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>First: a quick history lesson.&nbsp;</p> <p>A century ago, as a revolution was taking root that would transform America from a largely agrarian country into a muscular, industrial one, one city in particular found itself playing catch-up with all that progress. &nbsp;Detroit, which seemingly overnight had emerged as the epicenter of the auto manufacturing industry, found itself a city faced with a deepening housing crisis as tens of thousands of workers, many of them from the rural South, started migrating there on the promise of landing one of its many well-paying factory jobs.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/detroit-offers-builders-developers-and-dreamers-unique-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/detroit-offers-builders-developers-and-dreamers-unique-opportunity#comments Community Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:38:28 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4756116 at http://in.usgbc.org Greater China becomes the second largest market for LEED outside the U.S. http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greater-china-becomes-second-largest-market-leed-outside-us <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-in-China_Cover.png?1402345313" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>With 1,961 LEED-registered and -certified projects over 2,000 LEED professionals and the first LEED v4 certified project, Greater China is leading the green building market as the second largest region for LEED in the world outside the U.S. according to our new report, <em><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/china.html" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: Greater China</a></em></span><span>.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greater-china-becomes-second-largest-market-leed-outside-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greater-china-becomes-second-largest-market-leed-outside-us#comments LEED Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:26:18 +0000 Joseph Crea 4756085 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Releases New Report LEED in Motion: Greater China, Underscoring Regional Expansion of LEED in Greater China http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-new-report-leed-motion-greater-china-underscoring-regional-expansion-leed-gr <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_2014f.png?1402325081" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Announcement Part of Multi-City and Multi-Country Council Visit Within Asia</em></p> <p><em>China Second Largest Market in the World for LEED Green Building Activity</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-new-report-leed-motion-greater-china-underscoring-regional-expansion-leed-gr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-new-report-leed-motion-greater-china-underscoring-regional-expansion-leed-gr#comments Media Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:45:06 +0000 Joseph Crea 4755376 at http://in.usgbc.org Improving materials selection through chemical hazard assessment [DC Event June 16] http://in.usgbc.org/articles/improving-materials-selection-through-chemical-hazard-assessment-dc-event-june-16 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LMH_feature.jpg?1402322723" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&ldquo;Increasing transparency and scientific understanding around the health impacts of building materials is unquestionably a timely and complex topic.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/improving-materials-selection-through-chemical-hazard-assessment-dc-event-june-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/improving-materials-selection-through-chemical-hazard-assessment-dc-event-june-16#comments LEED Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:03:40 +0000 David Marcus 4755309 at http://in.usgbc.org Education at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-dwell-design-los-angeles <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ideas-modern-living-2.jpg?1402068618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC community is invited to America&rsquo;s largest design event, Dwell on Design, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 20-22.</p> <p>Curated by the editors of <em>Dwell</em> magazine, this exciting three-day celebration of modern design invites you to explore the latest sustainable design trends, attend thought-provoking conversations, network face-to-face with industry leaders, tour some of the area&rsquo;s greenest homes, and more!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-dwell-design-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-dwell-design-los-angeles#comments Industry Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:29:17 +0000 4751887 at http://in.usgbc.org By nature's design: Forest stewardship in action http://in.usgbc.org/articles/natures-design-forest-stewardship-action <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Images courtesy of Terry Peck" alt="Images courtesy of Terry Peck" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/forestry.jpg?1402063351" /> </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="800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-010.jpg?1402063374" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1199" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-018.jpg?1402063383" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="1205" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-022.jpg?1402063393" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1202" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-024.jpg?1402063404" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1199" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-033.jpg?1402063427" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1202" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-035.jpg?1402063436" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="1202" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-043.jpg?1402063446" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1204" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-057.jpg?1402063455" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1200" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-076.jpg?1402063471" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1204" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-079.jpg?1402063494" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="1201" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-085.jpg?1402063503" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1200" height="800" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-087.jpg?1402063512" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MendoRdwd_TLPeck-088.jpg?1402063520" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally featured in the December 2013 issue of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.northbaybiz.com/" target="_blank">North Bay Biz magazine</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Throughout the world, ancient cultures have demonstrated a reverence for trees as part of their core belief. Have we lost our way in the midst of progress and growth?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/natures-design-forest-stewardship-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/natures-design-forest-stewardship-action#comments Industry Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:59:58 +0000 Lorraine Alexander 4751710 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Announces Expanded Support for LEED Green Building Program in India http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-expanded-support-leed-green-building-program-india <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g.png?1401974654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>India Third on List of Countries in the World with Most LEED-Certified Space</em></p> <p><strong>New Delhi</strong> &mdash; (5 June 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creator and administrator of LEED, announced today it was expanding its support of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the popular global green building program, in India.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-expanded-support-leed-green-building-program-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-expanded-support-leed-green-building-program-india#comments Media Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:24:33 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4750069 at http://in.usgbc.org What does Prometric have to do with my LEED professional exam? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-prometric-have-do-my-leed-professional-exam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/prometric-testing.jpg?1401902695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prometric is the testing administration company that administers the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional credential exams</a>.</p> <p>Prometric operates a global test center network with over 8,000 testing sites in 160 countries. That means you can take a LEED professional exam <em>almost</em> anywhere in the world.</p> <p>This is the most important thing for you to know:&nbsp;<strong>Prometric handles all details of your exam administration and scheduling.</strong></p> <p>Here are the moments when you should interact with Prometric.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-prometric-have-do-my-leed-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-prometric-have-do-my-leed-professional-exam#comments LEED Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:20:06 +0000 Nora Knox 4748224 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Building 101: Sustainable materials and resources http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-sustainable-materials-and-resources <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-6.png?1401900701" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></em></p> <p>Setting goals for using sustainable materials and resources is an important step of the green&nbsp;building process. &ldquo;Reduce, reuse, recycle&rdquo; may seem like a critical component of this work:&nbsp;clearly, reducing consumption is critical, and reusing and recycling waste are important&nbsp;strategies.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-sustainable-materials-and-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-sustainable-materials-and-resources#comments LEED Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:50:38 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4748163 at http://in.usgbc.org Going green with Kimberly-Clark http://in.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-kimberly-clark <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/going-green.png?1401888339" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>When it comes to buildings, new and old alike, sustainability is no longer simply about design. it&rsquo;s also about ensuring high-level, ongoing, and environmentally sound operations.</h3> <p>When MGM Resorts International began work on CityCenter&mdash;an 18-million-square-foot complex of resorts, residential towers, stores, and conference space in Las Vegas&mdash;there was no question that the company would be building green.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-kimberly-clark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-kimberly-clark#comments Industry Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:26:09 +0000 4747003 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC+: Detroit is dying, Detroit is rising http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-detroit-dying-detroit-rising <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/detroit-manhole-5.jpg?1401811509" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>USGBC+, the&nbsp;new membership magazine of the U.S. Green Building Council, explores the life and work of the people who design and craft intelligent, high-performance buildings and spaces, bringing to light the creativity and passion behind every green building project.&nbsp;</span></em><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>Our first issue features a close-up look at sustainable development in Detroit. Read the full article at </em><a href="http://plus.usgbc.org"><em>plus.usgbc.org</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-detroit-dying-detroit-rising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-detroit-dying-detroit-rising#comments Community Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:04:38 +0000 4744962 at http://in.usgbc.org The even bigger LEED Study Guide sale: 70% off http://in.usgbc.org/articles/even-bigger-leed-study-guide-sale-70 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/70percent-sale.png?1401809428" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prepare for your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam" target="_blank">LEED 2009 professional exam</a>&nbsp;with our discounted publications.</p> <p><strong>LEED 2009 Study Bundles and Study Guides (hard copy only) NOW 70% off!</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/store/resource/study-guides" target="_blank" class="button">Shop now</a></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/even-bigger-leed-study-guide-sale-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/even-bigger-leed-study-guide-sale-70#comments LEED Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:33:02 +0000 Nora Knox 4744898 at http://in.usgbc.org O+M: Initial certification or recertification? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/om-initial-certification-or-recertification <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/recertification.jpg?1401808246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Confused about the difference between initial certification for existing buildings and recertification? Consider these scenarios:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>A.</strong> Acme Inc. has been in their building for the last 10 years. They've made significant upgrades to their facilities and are looking to certify their performance initiatives through LEED. Their building has never been certified before.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/om-initial-certification-or-recertification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/om-initial-certification-or-recertification#comments LEED Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:14:44 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4744856 at http://in.usgbc.org Canada is No. 1 Country for LEED Outside U.S. According to New Report from U.S. Green Building Council http://in.usgbc.org/articles/canada-no-1-country-leed-outside-us-according-new-report-us-green-building-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/press_release_2014c_1.png?1401803415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED in Motion: Canada<em> is Latest Report Demonstrating Global Reach and Momentum of LEED</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. <span>&mdash;</span> (June 3, 2014) <span>&mdash; Canada stands as the largest international market for LEED green buildings and boasts more square meters of LEED-certified space than any other nation outside the United States, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/canada-no-1-country-leed-outside-us-according-new-report-us-green-building-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/canada-no-1-country-leed-outside-us-according-new-report-us-green-building-council#comments Media Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:51:29 +0000 Joseph Crea 4744701 at http://in.usgbc.org Rick Fedrizzi on President Obama's proposal to reduce carbon dioxide pollution http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-president-obamas-proposal-reduce-carbon-dioxide-pollution <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RICK_DESK.jpg?1401741018" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Combating climate change is one of the world&rsquo;s most pressing challenges. We will be defined by how we respond to this challenge and the actions we take today to ensure a better future for our children and our children&rsquo;s children.&nbsp; And there is no more powerful action than leading by example.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-president-obamas-proposal-reduce-carbon-dioxide-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-president-obamas-proposal-reduce-carbon-dioxide-pollution#comments Industry Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:33:15 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4743615 at http://in.usgbc.org Composting at USGBC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/composting-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/compost.png?1401731609" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here at <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">USGBC headquarters</a> we have three streams for waste:&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>Waste (landfill)</li> <li>Recyclable materials</li> <li>Compostable materials&nbsp;</li> </ol> <p><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/mr21" target="_blank">Learn more about solid waste management requirements in LEED</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/composting-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/composting-usgbc#comments LEED Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:52:38 +0000 Nora Knox 4743286 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Elle Olszewski http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-elle-olszewski <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/meetusgbc_elle.jpg?1401720308" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What's your name and title at USGBC?</strong></p> <p>Elle Olszewski,&nbsp;Marketing Associate</p> <p><strong>How long have you worked here?</strong></p> <p>Since October 2012</p> <p><strong>How do you get to work?</strong></p> <p>I take a great walk that helps wake me up - I'm not a morning person!</p> <p><strong>Your hometown?</strong></p> <p>Hoffman Estates, Illinois. I usually just say I'm from Chicago but I know 'real' Chicago people get mad about that. Don't get upset, fellow Midwesterners- we can settle it over a deep dish pizza!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-elle-olszewski" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-elle-olszewski#comments Community Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:47:18 +0000 4742894 at http://in.usgbc.org Webinar: Building and maintaining partnerships in China http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-building-and-maintaining-partnerships-china <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-building.png?1401485402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This webinar has been cancelled.</em></p> <p>In this webinar experts will discuss how to execute a successful strategy in China by building and maintaing partnerships.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-building-and-maintaining-partnerships-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-building-and-maintaining-partnerships-china#comments Industry Fri, 30 May 2014 21:30:03 +0000 Nora Knox 4740182 at http://in.usgbc.org Sunset date extension for LEED EB 2.0 projects http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sunset-date-extension-leed-eb-20-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/sunset.jpg?1401457131" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Article updated on June 6, 2014</em></p> <p>The certification deadline for projects registered under the LEED for Existing Buildings v2.0 rating system, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-certification-policy-manual">originally scheduled for May 31, 2014</a><span><span>,</span></span> has been extended to August 31<sup>st</sup>, 2014.</p> <p><strong>Next steps:</strong></p> <p>You have two options for your LEED EB 2.0 project &ndash; either action must be complete by August 31, 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sunset-date-extension-leed-eb-20-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sunset-date-extension-leed-eb-20-projects#comments LEED Fri, 30 May 2014 13:35:08 +0000 Selina Holmes 4739358 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED registration close and sunset dates http://in.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/timer.png?1401456909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Continuous improvement—it&rsquo;s in our DNA and what drives LEED to evolve along with technology and the needs of the marketplace. </p> <p>As new versions of the rating systems are introduced, earlier versions are phased out so that we are constantly pushing for the transformation we aspire to.</p> <p>At any given point, LEED rating systems are either:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates#comments LEED Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:09 +0000 Selina Holmes 4739354 at http://in.usgbc.org Check out our celebration with the Congressional Green Schools Caucus http://in.usgbc.org/articles/check-out-our-celebration-congressional-green-schools-caucus <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/princetonreview_event.jpg?1401395717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congressman Jim Matheson, Chair of the Congressional Green Schools Caucus, and the Center for Green Schools recently co-hosted an event on Capitol Hill to honor 4-year colleges and universities highlighted in&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide">The Princeton Review&rsquo;s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition</a></em>. The May 8 reception, held in the historic Rayburn House Office Building, brought together more than 100 attendees, including education, advocacy, government, and non-profit leaders.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/check-out-our-celebration-congressional-green-schools-caucus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/check-out-our-celebration-congressional-green-schools-caucus#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 29 May 2014 20:35:05 +0000 Joshua Lasky 4738384 at http://in.usgbc.org Good to know: Minimum program requirements for LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-minimum-program-requirements-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">29 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/minimum.png?1401388272" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's pretty simple - all projects applying for LEED certification <span style="color: #000000;">must</span> meet a set of minimum program requirements (MPRs). If a project doesn&rsquo;t meet the MPRs, it&rsquo;s not eligible for LEED&nbsp;certification. As you determine if LEED is right for your project, become familiar&nbsp;with these basic project requirements and know that they determine project eligibility&nbsp;for LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-minimum-program-requirements-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-minimum-program-requirements-leed#comments LEED Thu, 29 May 2014 18:29:06 +0000 4738117 at http://in.usgbc.org I've got a question! Taking a LEED professional exam http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ive-got-question-taking-leed-professional-exam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/QandA.png?1401375265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We often get asked questions about our LEED professional credentials.</p> <p>We want to make things as easy as possible, so here are some answers to our recent most frequently asked questions (FAQs).</p> <p><strong>Q. What is the difference between the LEED Green Associate and and LEED AP?</strong></p> <p>A. USGBC offers two types green building professional credentials.&nbsp;The 1) <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-ga/overview">LEED Green Associate</a>&nbsp;and the 2) <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedap">LEED AP</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ive-got-question-taking-leed-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ive-got-question-taking-leed-professional-exam#comments LEED Thu, 29 May 2014 14:57:45 +0000 Nora Knox 4737797 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What makes a site sustainable? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-makes-site-sustainable <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-5.png?1401296850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></p> <h3><span>What is a sustainable site plan?</span></h3> <p>A sustainable site plan takes into account the impact of the building on the surrounding environment and it's intended occupants.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-makes-site-sustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-makes-site-sustainable#comments LEED Wed, 28 May 2014 17:05:35 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4736118 at http://in.usgbc.org Video: You're in good company with USGBC membership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-youre-good-company-usgbc-membership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/member-video.png?1401287506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5VV0fmTuGds?wmode=Opaque" width="600" height="494" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <p>You know that green is the future, and you realize that green buildings are better buildings.</p> <p>But how do you stay on the cutting edge?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/member" target="_blank">Engage through membership in the U.S. Green Building Council</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-youre-good-company-usgbc-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-youre-good-company-usgbc-membership#comments Community Wed, 28 May 2014 14:32:01 +0000 Nora Knox 4735538 at http://in.usgbc.org Become a USGBC Pro Reviewer & get free green building education http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewer.png?1401198204" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span thread="1400796438449" class="thread">Are you an active</span><span class="s2">&nbsp;LEED </span>AP or LEED Green Associate&nbsp;with strong general&nbsp;knowledge, or&nbsp;deep subject matter expertise, in LEED or green building<span class="s2">? &nbsp;</span></p> <p>If so, we want you to become a Pro Reviewer!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education#comments LEED Tue, 27 May 2014 13:45:40 +0000 Nora Knox 4733504 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED 2009 Study Guides on sale http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-2009-study-guides-now-sale <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDPubSale_0.jpg?1400858855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The clock is ticking, and you have less than a month to take a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam" target="_blank">LEED 2009 professional exam</a>.</p> <p><strong>Save 30% on LEED 2009 Study Bundles and Study Guides (hard copy only).</strong></p> <p>Click the images below to view the publications, or <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/store/resource/study-guides" target="_blank">visit the store</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-2009-study-guides-now-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-2009-study-guides-now-sale#comments LEED Fri, 23 May 2014 15:25:04 +0000 Nora Knox 4730585 at http://in.usgbc.org You're invited: Leadership @USGBC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/youre-invited-leadership-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/Leadership-at-usgbc-01.jpg?1400855110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>USGBC is honoring the industry leaders and corporate citizens whose dedication to green building is setting the new standard in smart business and sustainability. As a transformative leader, we invite you to celebrate your own accomplishments alongside the best and brightest of the sustainability world, from Fortune 500 companies to the heads of sustainable brands.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/youre-invited-leadership-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/youre-invited-leadership-usgbc#comments Industry Fri, 23 May 2014 14:23:14 +0000 4730496 at http://in.usgbc.org Why high performance green buildings are the best http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-high-performance-green-buildings-are-best <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/701-bishop.png?1400765326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>By greening our&nbsp;built environment the green building industry can deliver on large-scale economic priorities such as climate change mitigation, energy security, resource conservation and job creation, long-term resilience and quality of life.</p> <p>Today, green buildings can be delivered at a price comparable to conventional buildings, investments can be recouped through operational cost savings, and workplaces can become more productive with the right design features.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-high-performance-green-buildings-are-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-high-performance-green-buildings-are-best#comments LEED Thu, 22 May 2014 13:24:26 +0000 Nora Knox 4727696 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 3 courses you need to take this month (May 2014) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-may-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Edu-usgbc.png?1400699096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to grow your green building knowledge?</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>1.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/4604854?share=no&amp;uid=738334" target="_blank">How to calculate and apply for LEED Heat Island Effect Roof credit</a></strong><br />Gain helpful information and guidance on how to submit for the LEED Heat Island Effect Roof credit.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-may-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-may-2014#comments LEED Wed, 21 May 2014 19:03:52 +0000 Nora Knox 4726601 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Building 101: How does water efficiency impact a building? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-how-does-water-efficiency-impact-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-3.png?1400692056" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today</em>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-how-does-water-efficiency-impact-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-how-does-water-efficiency-impact-building#comments LEED Wed, 21 May 2014 17:04:13 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4726319 at http://in.usgbc.org You’re Invited to Dwell on Design in Los Angeles http://in.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-invited-dwell-design-los-angeles <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dwellondesign.jpg?1400684852" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We invite the USGBC community to America&rsquo;s largest design event, Dwell on Design, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 20-22.</p> <p>Curated by the editors of&nbsp;<em>Dwell</em>&nbsp;magazine, this exciting three-day celebration of modern design invites you to explore the latest sustainable design trends, attend thought-provoking conversations, network face-to-face with industry leaders, tour some of the area&rsquo;s greenest homes, and more!</p> <p><strong>Keynote Speaker:</strong>&nbsp;Stephen Burks, Readymade Projects</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-invited-dwell-design-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-invited-dwell-design-los-angeles#comments Industry Wed, 21 May 2014 15:02:38 +0000 4726117 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Launches New Magazine for Member Network http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-new-magazine-member-network <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_2014b.png?1400595977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>USGBC+<em> to Highlight Stories, Strategies, Lessons Surrounding Sustainable Green Building</em></span></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (May 20, 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched <em>USGBC+</em>, a new magazine for its community of nearly 13,000 member organizations that are committed to USGBC&rsquo;s mission to create sustainable buildings and communities for all within this generation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-new-magazine-member-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-new-magazine-member-network#comments Media Tue, 20 May 2014 14:28:13 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4724111 at http://in.usgbc.org A new magazine worthy of USGBC's transformative members: USGBC+ http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-magazine-worthy-usgbcs-transformative-members-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/USGBCMag_Article.jpeg?1400511508" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am thrilled to announce the launch of <em>USGBC+</em>, the U.S. Green Building Council&rsquo;s first ever magazine for our valued members. Members, look for it in your mailboxes this month.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-magazine-worthy-usgbcs-transformative-members-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-magazine-worthy-usgbcs-transformative-members-usgbc#comments Community Tue, 20 May 2014 14:28:05 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4722296 at http://in.usgbc.org Making things right is in Tom Darden’s blood http://in.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-darden%E2%80%99s-blood <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Billes_home_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans.jpg?1400595611" /> </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="667" height="1000" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children%20on%20eco%20playground%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans%20credit%20GREG%20RHOADES.jpeg?1400595625" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Make%20It%20Right%20playground%20in%20New%20Orleans%20credit%20Make%20It%20Right.jpg?1400595635" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="768" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Shigeru%20Ban%20home%20green%20roof%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595645" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2048" height="1363" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children%20outside%20bikes%20and%20houses%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595656" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Make%20It%20Right%20playground%20in%20New%20Orleans%20credit%20Make%20It%20Right_0.jpg?1400595671" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="768" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/solar%20installation%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595690" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="683" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Trahan%20home%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In moments of candor I admit I happened upon the cause of sustainability almost by accident.&nbsp; As a young man, I had always been a corporate guy from a corporate town doing (for the most part) whatever it was my corporate bosses wanted me to do.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-darden%E2%80%99s-blood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-darden%E2%80%99s-blood#comments LEED Tue, 20 May 2014 14:17:46 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4724087 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council’s Chapter Network to Convene this Week in Detroit http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council%E2%80%99s-chapter-network-convene-week-detroit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_2014a.png?1400511613" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Over 350 Green Building Volunteers to Participate in Weeklong Event&nbsp;</em><em>Promoting Green Development in Detroit and Across the U.S.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council%E2%80%99s-chapter-network-convene-week-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council%E2%80%99s-chapter-network-convene-week-detroit#comments Media Mon, 19 May 2014 15:00:37 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4722300 at http://in.usgbc.org Study tips: LEED v4 professional exam http://in.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/study-tips.png?1400183970" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4">LEED v4 is here</a>, and beginning in June 2014 <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">LEED professional exams will evolve</a> to reflect the the LEED v4 rating system.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here's a quick refresh on how this will play out for the&nbsp;LEED Green Associate, BD+C, ID+C and O+M exams (exams for Homes and ND will feature v4 content in 2015):</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam#comments LEED Thu, 15 May 2014 19:53:38 +0000 Nora Knox 4718754 at http://in.usgbc.org 51 reasons to head to the mall this weekend http://in.usgbc.org/articles/51-reasons-head-mall-weekend <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/12971299965_cf4930965c_o.jpg?1400182435" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If your kids are like mine, there was a moment in time when it suddenly became a thing to spend time at the mall. As a buildings guy with a family in Syracuse, I have always understood the appeal of the mall. It offers comfortable indoor space, opportunities for socialization as people shop, stroll, and dine together. It&rsquo;s a central and generally safe meeting place.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/51-reasons-head-mall-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/51-reasons-head-mall-weekend#comments LEED Thu, 15 May 2014 19:31:27 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4718719 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC and Bank of America Announce Call for Applications for 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-call-applications-2014-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c_0.png?1400168461" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>Fourteen LEED for Neighborhood Development Projects to Receive Funding and Resources</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-call-applications-2014-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-call-applications-2014-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant#comments Media Thu, 15 May 2014 15:42:06 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4717659 at http://in.usgbc.org Welcome new USGBC members: May 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-may-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NEW-MEMB-2.jpg?1400165672" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we couldn't do what we do without our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/members" target="_blank">members</a>.</p> <p>It is through their commitment, expertise, and engagement, that our movement continues to thrive.&nbsp;Every day, we are making our way toward a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous future.&nbsp;</p> <p>We want to wish a warm welcome to the organizations who joined from April 14 to May 14, 2014. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/member" target="_blank">Learn more about membership</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-may-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-may-2014#comments Community Thu, 15 May 2014 14:50:31 +0000 Nora Knox 4717553 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Building 101: Why is energy efficiency important? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-why-energy-efficiency-important <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding-2.png?1400090792" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></p> <h3><span>What is energy efficiency?</span></h3> <p>Using&nbsp;less energy to accomplish the same&nbsp;amount of work.&nbsp;Getting the most&nbsp;work per unit of energy is often&nbsp;described as a measure of energy&nbsp;intensity. Common metrics for&nbsp;buildings and neighborhoods include&nbsp;energy use per square foot and use per&nbsp;capita.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-why-energy-efficiency-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-why-energy-efficiency-important#comments LEED Wed, 14 May 2014 18:05:31 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4714710 at http://in.usgbc.org The secret to getting ahead is getting started! http://in.usgbc.org/articles/secret-getting-ahead-getting-started <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/banner-v2.png?1400008604" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Mark Twain once said &ldquo;The secret to getting ahead is getting started&rdquo; but we all know that the first step is often the hardest. </span></p> <p><span>The </span><span><a href="http://tracker-plus.co.uk/index.php?p=learn-more&amp;s=leed_prices">Tracker Plus</a></span><span> team has been working closely with our partners at USGBC to support project teams in setting down the foundations for success in their LEED certification. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/secret-getting-ahead-getting-started" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/secret-getting-ahead-getting-started#comments LEED Tue, 13 May 2014 19:12:22 +0000 Ben Cartmell 4713098 at http://in.usgbc.org Majority of LEED Projects in Sweden Pursue the Highest Classes of LEED Certifications According to New Report http://in.usgbc.org/articles/majority-leed-projects-sweden-pursue-highest-classes-leed-certifications-according-new-repo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_2014c.png?1399992901" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>LEED in Motion: Sweden Notes Country is Likely to See a 33 Percent Increase in Certified Projects in 2014</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/majority-leed-projects-sweden-pursue-highest-classes-leed-certifications-according-new-repo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/majority-leed-projects-sweden-pursue-highest-classes-leed-certifications-according-new-repo#comments Media Tue, 13 May 2014 14:56:02 +0000 Joseph Crea 4712567 at http://in.usgbc.org The residential question: Homes, Midrise, or New Construction? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/residential-question-homes-midrise-or-new-construction <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Residential_Question.png?1399930169" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether it's single family or multifamily development, two floors or 18 floors - these are factors that come into play when choosing the right rating system for your residential project. But we've heard from many of you out in the real world that it's been a tough call trying to choose the *right* rating system. So, let's go over some details to help guide your understanding of the rating systems:</p> <p><strong>Recognize the factors at play.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/residential-question-homes-midrise-or-new-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/residential-question-homes-midrise-or-new-construction#comments LEED Mon, 12 May 2014 21:28:22 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4711571 at http://in.usgbc.org Get involved: LEED, Materials and Health Event Series http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-involved-leed-materials-and-health-event-series <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/arleneblum_kaiser.jpg?1399911512" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/initiatives/grants/materials-health">LEED, Materials, and Health Initiative</a>, USGBC is convening a series of events to drive the industry conversation towards more informed decisions impacting human and environmental health. The events, which include lunch lectures and more in-depth meetings and workshops, address critical issues such as ingredient transparency, materials selection and assessment, innovation, professional training, and materials data infrastructure.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-involved-leed-materials-and-health-event-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-involved-leed-materials-and-health-event-series#comments LEED Mon, 12 May 2014 16:15:12 +0000 Ashley White 4710899 at http://in.usgbc.org China, green buildings and human health: The time to act is now http://in.usgbc.org/articles/china-green-buildings-and-human-health-time-act-now <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/china_feature.jpg?1399911102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In China, a country that defines global leadership, there is visible indication that we have stressed Mother Nature far beyond her limits. It is time to bring equilibrium to business and environment, to productivity and people, to leadership and legacy &mdash; the principles that influenced the creation of LEED.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/china-green-buildings-and-human-health-time-act-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/china-green-buildings-and-human-health-time-act-now#comments LEED Mon, 12 May 2014 16:10:06 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4710878 at http://in.usgbc.org How to match LEED 2009 rating systems to LEED v4 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-match-leed-2009-rating-systems-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2009_to_v4-02.png?1399660339" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/v4">launch of LEED v4</a>, you may have noticed that we changed how we talk about the rating systems. While it can seem a little confusing, we're here to help. Let's take a look at the 2009 rating systems on the left and then filter them through our special <em>v4 lens</em>. Here's what we get:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-match-leed-2009-rating-systems-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/how-match-leed-2009-rating-systems-leed-v4#comments LEED Fri, 09 May 2014 18:29:09 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4708493 at http://in.usgbc.org The net-zero energy building challenge: Who will be next? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/net-zero-energy-building-challenge-who-will-be-next <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="DPR Construction&#039;s LEED Platinum, net-zero office in Phoenix" alt="DPR Construction&#039;s LEED Platinum, net-zero office in Phoenix" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Phoenix3cropped.jpg?1399658366" /> </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="4876" height="3024" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Phoenix1.jpg?1399658458" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1050" height="695" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Phoenix2.jpg?1399658478" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Phoenix3.jpg?1399658495" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="960" height="360" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Phoenix4.jpg?1399658505" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4992" height="3328" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DPR%20San%20Diego%20Office-Exterior%20Night.jpg?1399658549" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4942" height="3819" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DPR%20San%20Diego%20Office%20Cafe.jpg?1399658565" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4866" height="3760" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DPR%20San%20Diego%20Office%20Photo-Winebar.jpg?1399658597" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4992" height="3328" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DPR%20San%20Diego-Open%20Office.jpg?1399658621" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This blog post was co-authored by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/ted-van-der-linden/0000051420" target="_blank">Ted van der Linden</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/whitney-dorn/0000054967" target="_blank">Whitney Dorn</a>&nbsp;of USGBC Platinum-level member <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/dpr-construction">DPR Construction</a>.<br /></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/net-zero-energy-building-challenge-who-will-be-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/net-zero-energy-building-challenge-who-will-be-next#comments Industry Fri, 09 May 2014 18:11:48 +0000 Whitney Dorn 4708467 at http://in.usgbc.org President Obama doubles down on better buildings http://in.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-doubles-down-better-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_12046933.jpg?1399649089" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What a difference leadership makes. Today, President Obama has taken significant action once again to maximize the environmental and economic benefits of better buildings. If there&rsquo;s one sector where it makes sense to do more and do it faster, it&rsquo;s in our buildings, and I applaud the President for seeing the same opportunity in buildings that we see.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-doubles-down-better-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-doubles-down-better-buildings#comments Industry Fri, 09 May 2014 15:19:54 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4708174 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED and ISO 50001 ACPs: Recognizing leadership in energy management http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-iso-50001-acps-recognizing-leadership-energy-management <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iso.jpg?1399582210" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has released a new pathway in LEED by recognizing ISO 50001: 2011-&nbsp;<em>Energy Management Systems</em>&nbsp;in USGBC&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-existing-buildings-v2009-current-version">LEED rating system for existing buildings.</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-iso-50001-acps-recognizing-leadership-energy-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-iso-50001-acps-recognizing-leadership-energy-management#comments LEED Thu, 08 May 2014 20:48:50 +0000 Emily Loquidis 4707115 at http://in.usgbc.org My story: Becoming a green professional http://in.usgbc.org/articles/my-story-becoming-green-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_9502.png?1399557666" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The road to becoming a green building professional has been a winding journey fashioned by surprises, luck, and good old-fashioned hard work. It was a pathway I knew I wanted to embark on a decade after my initial peek into the expansive and often intimidating built environment. The forces of constant exposure and interactions with various fields and members of the building industry consumed my passion. I realized sustainability was my calling within architecture. How could I contribute?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/my-story-becoming-green-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/my-story-becoming-green-professional#comments Community Thu, 08 May 2014 13:59:11 +0000 Farah Ahmad 4706320 at http://in.usgbc.org Join us at the 7th EE Global Forum in Washington, DC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-7th-ee-global-forum-washington-dc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ee_feature.jpg?1399486368" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Registrations are still available to attend the energy efficiency forum of the year: EE Global 2014. With the 7th EE Global Forum quickly approaching, now is the time to confirm your plans to join USGBC and other leaders in Washington, D.C., May 20-21.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-7th-ee-global-forum-washington-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-7th-ee-global-forum-washington-dc#comments Industry Wed, 07 May 2014 18:11:47 +0000 4705162 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What is an integrated process? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-integrated-process <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_GreenBuilding.png?1399482431" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.</em></em><em>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-integrated-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-integrated-process#comments LEED Wed, 07 May 2014 17:09:42 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4705025 at http://in.usgbc.org Now available: Free translated study guides http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-free-translated-study-guides <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/translation-2.png?1399478540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated June 15, 2014: These resources are no longer available.</em></p> <p>Taking the LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with specialty exam?</p> <p>Translated study guides (LEED 2009) are now available for <em><strong>free</strong></em>.&nbsp;Study with our comprehensive LEED Green Associate and LEED AP study guides.</p> <p>Get your LEED education direct from the source, and prepare for your LEED professional exam in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish.</p> <p><strong>Arabic</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-free-translated-study-guides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-free-translated-study-guides#comments LEED Wed, 07 May 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Nora Knox 4704895 at http://in.usgbc.org CCN saves 2.2 million kWh in fourth year! http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ccn-saves-22-million-kwh-fourth-year <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="413" height="190" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ccn14.jpg?1399409094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>More than 265,000 students at 109 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada participated in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2014, competing to reduce their energy and water use on campus. Collectively, they saved over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity &mdash; equivalent to averting 3million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere or taking 201 homes off the grid for a year. Students also saved nearly 476,000 gallons of water, or the equivalent of 1.8 million water bottles. With energy and water combined, CCN saved schools an estimate total of $198,000.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ccn-saves-22-million-kwh-fourth-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ccn-saves-22-million-kwh-fourth-year#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 06 May 2014 20:44:02 +0000 Hannah Debelius 4703858 at http://in.usgbc.org Webinar: Health, wellbeing and productivity in office buildings http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-health-wellbeing-and-productivity-office-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bizcas.jpg?1399403155" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><strong>Green, healthy and productive office buildings: measuring the benefits and sharing best practice</strong></span></p> <p>This major WorldGBC project is underway, and we want to hear from GBCs and their members, all around the world. Join us for an interactive&nbsp;webinar led by people&nbsp;directly involved in its development.&nbsp;</p> <p>You'll hear about the preliminary findings from our research into best practice in designing and operating healthy buildings globally, and have a chance to share your views on this important topic.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-health-wellbeing-and-productivity-office-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-health-wellbeing-and-productivity-office-buildings#comments Industry Tue, 06 May 2014 19:06:01 +0000 4703609 at http://in.usgbc.org Outstanding projects around the world http://in.usgbc.org/articles/outstanding-projects-around-world <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Intl_Header_2.jpeg?1399320284" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>LEED projects can be found in over 140 countries and territories around the world and on six out of seven continents &mdash; there are no LEED projects in Antarctica, but you never know what the future holds.</span>&nbsp;</p> <h4><strong><span>East Asia</span></strong></h4> <p><img src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Haworth_Showrrom.jpg" width="670" /></p> <p><span>Haworth Showroom in the Parkview Green (Beijing, China), the first project in the world to certify under LEED v4, the latest version of LEED</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/outstanding-projects-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/outstanding-projects-around-world#comments LEED Mon, 05 May 2014 20:01:05 +0000 Selina Holmes 4701737 at http://in.usgbc.org Top 10 countries for LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-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">5 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Intl_Header-06%5B2%5D.jpeg?1399319475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>LEED projects can be found in over 140 countries and territories around the world and on six out of seven continents &mdash; there are no LEED projects in Antarctica, but you never know what the future holds.</span></p> <p><span>To provide a better view of LEED&rsquo;s impact globally, we&rsquo;ve ranked the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the U.S.. Looking at the gross square meters of certified space around the globe, we came up with the list below.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed#comments LEED Mon, 05 May 2014 19:45:43 +0000 Selina Holmes 4701706 at http://in.usgbc.org National College Competition Saves 3 Million Pounds of CO2 and 476,000 Gallons of Water http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-college-competition-saves-3-million-pounds-co2-and-476000-gallons-water <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_22.jpeg?1399302037" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Student Behavior Changes Make Big Impact During Campus Conservation Nationals 2014</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-college-competition-saves-3-million-pounds-co2-and-476000-gallons-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-college-competition-saves-3-million-pounds-co2-and-476000-gallons-water#comments Media Mon, 05 May 2014 14:33:32 +0000 4700629 at http://in.usgbc.org Mexico's green building boom in photos http://in.usgbc.org/articles/mexicos-green-building-boom-photos <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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: Flickr user Paul Stein (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kapkap/)" alt="Photo credit: Flickr user Paul Stein (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kapkap/)" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/7157411648_12fb8ab788_b.jpg?1399298434" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Happy Cinco de Mayo! It may not be the real <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Independence_Day">Mexican Independence Day</a> (that&rsquo;s Sept. 16), but it&rsquo;s still a great opportunity to take a look at the LEED green building activity taking place in our neighbor to the south.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/mexicos-green-building-boom-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/mexicos-green-building-boom-photos#comments Industry Mon, 05 May 2014 14:02:07 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4700578 at http://in.usgbc.org Maturing the market one EPD at a time http://in.usgbc.org/articles/maturing-market-one-epd-time <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EPD_Aarticle_feature_image-01.jpg?1399064616" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past decade, building industry professionals have worked to transform our industry &mdash; minimizing the negative impacts and maximizing the positive impacts associated with buildings.&nbsp;USGBC&rsquo;s launch of LEED v4 in November 2013 marked the next step in the transformation journey the buildings industry has been engaged in since the inaugural version of LEED was released in 2000.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/maturing-market-one-epd-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/maturing-market-one-epd-time#comments LEED Fri, 02 May 2014 21:00:43 +0000 Sarah Buffaloe 4698844 at http://in.usgbc.org GSA announces its award-winning green building projects http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gsa-announces-its-award-winning-green-building-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/10362404345_b8175eff92_b.jpg?1399058478" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a><a></a>After several days of nonstop cold rain here in the District, it was nice to see the sun shining again on the first day of May.&nbsp;But it was even nicer that day to hear about all the award-winning building projects honored by the General Services Administration (GSA) as part of its Design Awards ceremony.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gsa-announces-its-award-winning-green-building-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gsa-announces-its-award-winning-green-building-projects#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 02 May 2014 19:17:56 +0000 Jason Hartke 4698708 at http://in.usgbc.org Good to know: Green building incentive strategies http://in.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-green-building-incentive-strategies-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_incentives.png?1399049844" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most effective and more popular strategies to encourage green building is to incentivize the market through financial or structural incentives. Rewarding developers or homeowners who practice green building techniques spurs innovation and demand for green building technologies.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-green-building-incentive-strategies-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-green-building-incentive-strategies-0#comments LEED Fri, 02 May 2014 16:54:47 +0000 4698478 at http://in.usgbc.org India Ranks No. 3 on U.S. Green Building Council List of Top 10 Countries for LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/india-ranks-no-3-us-green-building-council-list-top-10-countries-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_23.jpeg?1399479108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Ranking Represents Global Adaptability of World&rsquo;s Foremost Program Guiding Green Building</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (May 2, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its list of the top 10 countries for LEED<span>&reg;</span> outside of the United States, on which India ranked No. 3. The list demonstrates the global reach of the movement that is transforming the built environment into healthy, high-performing structures that benefit the planet and all of its people.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/india-ranks-no-3-us-green-building-council-list-top-10-countries-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/india-ranks-no-3-us-green-building-council-list-top-10-countries-leed#comments Media Fri, 02 May 2014 16:12:20 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4704915 at http://in.usgbc.org Transforming trash into treasure in Tel Aviv http://in.usgbc.org/articles/transforming-trash-treasure-tel-aviv <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-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 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_israel.jpg?1398977083" /> </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="1540" height="1540" title="Photo credit: Ashley Katz" alt="Photo credit: Ashley Katz" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Photo_Apr_17__4_27_02_PM_3.jpg?1399643299" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Photo credit: Ashley Katz" alt="Photo credit: Ashley Katz" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Photo_Apr_17__4_17_11_PM_2.jpg?1399643312" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Photo credit: Ashley Katz" alt="Photo credit: Ashley Katz" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Photo_Apr_17__4_06_37_PM.jpg?1399643318" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Landfills aren&rsquo;t generally high on my list of must see spots to visit while on vacation, but after touching down at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport earlier this month, I made a beeline towards the country's newest attraction. Formerly dubbed Trash Mountain, this recovering landfill sits 20 minutes outside of bustling Tel Aviv, and was once considered not only an eyesore but a <a href="http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B03EEDA1E31F937A15753C1A9619C8B63&amp;smid=pl-share" target="_blank">toxic wasteland</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/transforming-trash-treasure-tel-aviv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/transforming-trash-treasure-tel-aviv#comments Industry Thu, 01 May 2014 20:43:55 +0000 Ashley Katz 4697336 at http://in.usgbc.org Free course: Introduction to LEED v4 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-course-introduction-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/free-course.png?1398976402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The next version of LEED is here.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s important for us that you feel prepared to succeed &mdash; so we&rsquo;re offering a free course, which explores key concepts and strategies of LEED v4.</p> <p><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/free-course.html" target="_blank" class="button">Watch the course</a></p> <p>In this course experts will share background on the development of LEED v4, what it means for project teams, the structure of rating system, and how its flexibility lends itself to wider use.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-course-introduction-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/free-course-introduction-leed-v4#comments LEED Thu, 01 May 2014 20:31:25 +0000 Nora Knox 4697308 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Releases Ranking of Top 10 Countries for LEED Outside the U.S. http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-releases-ranking-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_21.jpeg?1398953059" /> </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="670" height="1079" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013-LEEDIntl_Infographic_web%5B1%5D.jpg?1398959620" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>Totals Represent Global Applicability, Adaptability of World&rsquo;s Foremost Program Guiding Green Building</span></em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (May 1, 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED<span>&reg;</span> outside of the United States, demonstrating the global reach of the movement that is transforming the built environment into healthy, high-performing structures that benefit the planet and all of its people.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-releases-ranking-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-releases-ranking-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us#comments Media Thu, 01 May 2014 14:04:42 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4696604 at http://in.usgbc.org Efficiency bills march out of House committee http://in.usgbc.org/articles/efficiency-bills-march-out-house-committee <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-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 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5309284395_2c51c6b686_b.jpg?1398951120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee pushed for positive change for&nbsp;<a href="http://energycommerce.house.gov/markup/committee-consider-hr-6-hr-2689-and-hr-4092" target="_blank">building efficiency legislation</a>&nbsp;with the passage of H.R. 4092, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2014, and H.R. 2689, the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2013. These bipartisan bills both cleared the committee by voice vote.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/efficiency-bills-march-out-house-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/efficiency-bills-march-out-house-committee#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 01 May 2014 13:31:46 +0000 Bryan Howard 4696568 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Arnold Kee http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-arnold-kee <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/meet_kee.jpg?1398888228" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><strong>What's your name and title at USGBC?</strong></span></p> <p><span>Arnold M. Kee, Director of Continuing Education</span></p> <p><span><strong>How long have you worked here?</strong></span></p> <p><span>Five years (started in June 2009)</span></p> <p><span><strong>How do you get to work?</strong></span></p> <p><span>Our family of four commutes together by car</span></p> <p><span><strong>Your hometown?</strong></span></p> <p><span>Providence, Rhode Island</span></p> <p><span><strong>Favorite part about working for USGBC?</strong></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-arnold-kee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-arnold-kee#comments Community Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:02:00 +0000 4695823 at http://in.usgbc.org Join us on Twitter to chat about USGBC membership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-twitter-chat-about-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/twitter-chat.jpg?1398702137" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is your entry point into the world of green building.</p> <p>Every day USGBC connects people and business, turning ideas into action &mdash; and membership in USGBC is how your organization kicks it up a notch.</p> <p>Join us for a week-long membership conversation on Twitter in the beginning of May.&nbsp;Already a member? Use the hashtag #USGBCmember and tweet us to tell us why.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-twitter-chat-about-usgbc-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-twitter-chat-about-usgbc-membership#comments Community Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:18:53 +0000 Nora Knox 4692109 at http://in.usgbc.org A tree grows in Helsinki http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tree-grows-helsinki <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_helsinki.jpg?1398697996" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To millions of Americans, a U.S. embassy building is a little like one of our national parks or maybe the public library. Even though these places are rarely top-of-mind, nor do we use them on a regular basis, there is comfort in knowing they exist.</p> <p>What&rsquo;s more, to many Americans the presence of such things on the public landscape says something far greater about how they view themselves and the society in which they find themselves privileged to live. </p> <p>I know. I&rsquo;m one such guy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tree-grows-helsinki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tree-grows-helsinki#comments LEED Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:10:21 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4691963 at http://in.usgbc.org Knowledge is Power: The 3 things you need to know this week http://in.usgbc.org/articles/knowledge-power-3-things-you-need-know-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_2014_04_28.jpg?1398697814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;m going to let you in on a little secret. I am voracious news reader; however, I will sheepishly admit that I was not always as on top of my assigned reading at university. I am a very big fan of <a href="http://www.cliffsnotes.com/">CliffNotes</a>, <a href="http://www.sparknotes.com/">SparkNotes</a> and other resources that enable one to digest more information in less time. Now it&rsquo;s time for me to &ldquo;pay it forward.&rdquo; Allow me to be your &ldquo;CliffNotes&rdquo; version of the global green building news. Here are the top line things you should know this week.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/knowledge-power-3-things-you-need-know-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/knowledge-power-3-things-you-need-know-week#comments Industry Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:05:25 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4691951 at http://in.usgbc.org Three featured courses in Education @USGBC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/three-featured-courses-education-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/online-education.jpg?1398432472" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Education @USGBC is full of a variety of courses, all available to help you grow your green building knowledge.</p> <p>Today we&rsquo;re excited to share three of our top courses.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/three-featured-courses-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/three-featured-courses-education-usgbc#comments LEED Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:26:56 +0000 Nora Knox 4688408 at http://in.usgbc.org Join USGBC at ACCO's Climate Strategies Forum http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-accos-climate-strategies-forum <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ACCO.jpg?1398362011" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Climate Strategies Forum on May 12-14 in Washington, D.C. provides education and training aligned with the&nbsp;<a href="http://competencies.accoonline.org/"><span class="s1">Core Competences for Climate Change Professionals</span></a>, which will serve as the foundation for the&nbsp;CCO Certification<span class="s2"><sup>TM</sup></span>&nbsp;to be launched in 2014-2015.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-accos-climate-strategies-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-accos-climate-strategies-forum#comments Industry Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:53:33 +0000 4687343 at http://in.usgbc.org Blazing the trail for green schools in Louisiana http://in.usgbc.org/articles/blazing-trail-green-schools-louisiana <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vol_la_apr.jpg?1398348653" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, Kimberly Tseng (LEED AP BD+C) was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers - volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/blazing-trail-green-schools-louisiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/blazing-trail-green-schools-louisiana#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:11:30 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 4686976 at http://in.usgbc.org State market briefs: Green building data that’s quick, easy and in REAL TIME! http://in.usgbc.org/articles/state-market-briefs-green-building-data-that%E2%80%99s-quick-easy-and-real-time <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Market-Brief-Fbook-Option-d_5b1_5d.png?1398274559" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Nothing speaks more clearly than good data. <a href="http://www.gbig.org/">The Green Building Information Gateway</a> (GBIG) platform proves this every day. USGBC is excited to announce the release of a supplement to GBIG&rsquo;s already robust data offerings with an update to the state market briefs. The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/advocacy/market-brief" target="_blank">enhanced state market briefs</a> are dashboards that provide a quick look at state-specific LEED and USGBC data.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/state-market-briefs-green-building-data-that%E2%80%99s-quick-easy-and-real-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/state-market-briefs-green-building-data-that%E2%80%99s-quick-easy-and-real-time#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:36:47 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4685624 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time Green Building Data Resource for U.S. States http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-real-time-green-building-data-resource-us-states <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_3-2.jpg?1398271647" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>Online State Market Briefs S</span><span>et the Bar for Information Transparency with LEED Green Building Data and Activity</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-real-time-green-building-data-resource-us-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-real-time-green-building-data-resource-us-states#comments Media Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:45:29 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4685526 at http://in.usgbc.org Congratulations to the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools! http://in.usgbc.org/articles/congratulations-2014-us-department-education-green-ribbon-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" title="Milton-Union Exempted Village School in West Milton, Ohio, a 2014 Green Ribbon Schools awardee. Credit: Ruetschle Architects" alt="Milton-Union Exempted Village School in West Milton, Ohio" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MUK12_9_windturbine_cutsheet.jpg?1398199912" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots announced the 2014 class of Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) honorees, highlighting a total of 57 schools and school districts from around the country.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/congratulations-2014-us-department-education-green-ribbon-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/congratulations-2014-us-department-education-green-ribbon-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:39:28 +0000 Nathaniel Allen 4684485 at http://in.usgbc.org This Earth Day start with STEM http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-start-stem <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_18497620-2.jpg?1398197869" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>My favorite part of my job by far is getting to watch and hear about STEM teachers who are making science and math come alive for their students; teachers who are using issues that are both interesting and applicable to their students to demonstrate how STEM truly is all around us.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-start-stem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-start-stem#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:15:50 +0000 Melissa Moritz 4684354 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet the Cool Congregations Challenge winners http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-cool-congregations-challenge-winners <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/AndrewsEnvStewards.jpg?1398192749" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The spring season is upon us and themes of regeneration and restoring the Earth are fresh in our minds. What better time to celebrate the winners of Interfaith Power &amp; Light&rsquo;s (IPL)&nbsp;<a href="http://www.coolcongregations.org/cool-congregations-challenge-winners/">Cool Congregations Challenge</a>? Earlier this year, USGBC's partner organization invited people of faith across the country to share what they&rsquo;re doing in response to climate change by entering the Cool Congregations Challenge. There were so many great entries that the decision was tough!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-cool-congregations-challenge-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-cool-congregations-challenge-winners#comments Initiatives Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:10:24 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4683949 at http://in.usgbc.org Earth Day 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/earthday2014.png?1398095059" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I admit to having mixed feelings about Earth Day for the obvious reason that &ldquo;saving the planet&rdquo; is a 365-day, 24/7 job. But if we can get people to focus on the central idea it represents even for a few minutes, it&rsquo;s worth it, right?</p> <p>But what&rsquo;s begun to bother me big time is that we still frame this idea as if it&rsquo;s humans vs. the planet, rather than focusing on the intricate interdependencies between humans and the Earth.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-2014#comments Industry Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:44:42 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4681932 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: IPCC says time for climate action, new Guide to Green Colleges http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-ipcc-says-time-climate-action-new-guide-green-colleges <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Smog in Singapore, via Flickr" alt="Smog in Singapore, via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Singapore.jpg?1397857246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p>USGBC Vice President of Research Chris Pyke spoke to multiple outlets about his <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ipcc-report-building-sector-emissions-growing-green-buildings-can-be-solution">contribution to the new report</a> from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-ipcc-says-time-climate-action-new-guide-green-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-ipcc-says-time-climate-action-new-guide-green-colleges#comments Industry Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:08 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4679751 at http://in.usgbc.org Hear what others have to say about the benefits of USGBC membership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/hear-what-others-have-say-about-benefits-usgbc-membership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Member_Discuss.jpg?1397831527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Why should your organization become a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/member" target="_blank">USGBC member</a>?&nbsp;</p> <p>We asked hundreds of members what they value about their membership.</p> <p>Here's what they had to say.</p> <blockquote> <p><em>"Love the new platinum membership and the engagement I get with USGBC team!"</em></p> <p><em>"USGBC is doing some of the best work by any association or organization in this field."</em></p> <p><em>"I have a lot off affinity with the USGBC's values, goals and achievements."</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/hear-what-others-have-say-about-benefits-usgbc-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/hear-what-others-have-say-about-benefits-usgbc-membership#comments Community Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:30:48 +0000 Nora Knox 4678891 at http://in.usgbc.org 10 schools leading the way in Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges (photos) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/10-schools-leading-way-princeton-review-guide-green-colleges-photos <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GreenSchools_a.png?1397749024" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now in its fifth year, <em><a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.aspx">The Princeton Review&rsquo;s Guide to 332 Green Colleges, 2014 Edition</a></em>, released today, profiles higher education institutions in the United States and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/10-schools-leading-way-princeton-review-guide-green-colleges-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/10-schools-leading-way-princeton-review-guide-green-colleges-photos#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:42:39 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4674910 at http://in.usgbc.org The little LEED building that could: South Sudan’s first LEED-certified building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/little-leed-building-could-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-first-leed-certified-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/JUBA_1.JPG?1397672860" /> </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="2464" height="1632" title="External facade of new World Bank Country Office in Juba, South Sudan" alt="External facade of new World Bank Country Office in Juba, South Sudan" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/JUBA_1-2.JPG?1397672880" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2464" height="1632" title="External facade of new World Bank Country Office in Juba, South Sudan" alt="Courtyard of new World Bank Country Office in Juba, South Sudan" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/JUBA_2.JPG?1397672888" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2464" height="1632" title="Covered walkway within the World Bank Country Office compound in Juba, South Sudan" alt="Covered walkway within the World Bank Country Office compound in Juba, South Sud" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/JUBA_3.JPG?1397672897" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Bank building in South Sudan had its challenges. The site was located in an area with no electricity supply, access to local building materials were few and far between, not to mention that during the design and entire construction period the client for the building was based in Washington D.C., the architect in Kenya, the sustainability consultant in India, and the water consultant in Ethiopia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/little-leed-building-could-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-first-leed-certified-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/little-leed-building-could-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-first-leed-certified-building#comments LEED Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:24:32 +0000 Joseph Crea 4673799 at http://in.usgbc.org GRESB: Bringing sustainability to the capital market http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-bringing-sustainability-capital-market <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_99967352.jpg?1397665498" /> </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="497" height="258" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RealEstateValueChain.png?1397665544" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="577" height="248" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SustainabilityReporting.png?1397665564" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), launched its 2014 Survey. The release marks the fifth consecutive year that GRESB has been working to provide institutional investors with timely and actionable information about property companies and private equity funds.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-bringing-sustainability-capital-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-bringing-sustainability-capital-market#comments LEED Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:23:55 +0000 Nils Kok 4673534 at http://in.usgbc.org Welcome new USGBC members: April 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-april-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NEW-MEMB.jpg?1397597072" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we couldn't do what we do without our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/members" target="_blank">members</a>.</p> <p>It is through their commitment, expertise, and engagement, that our movement continues to thrive.&nbsp;Every day, we are making our way toward a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous future.&nbsp;</p> <p>We want to wish a warm welcome to the organizations who joined from March 14 to April 14, 2014. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/member" target="_blank">Learn more about membership</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-april-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-april-2014#comments Community Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:22:25 +0000 Nora Knox 4671369 at http://in.usgbc.org Our 21st year http://in.usgbc.org/articles/our-21st-year <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/hbd-usgbc.jpg?1397506265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Turning 21 years old marks an important right of passage, at least here in the U.S. You&rsquo;re now officially old enough to do a few things you were probably already doing anyway.<span>&nbsp;</span>Hopefully, now that you can do them legally, you&rsquo;ve also figured out how to do them more responsibly.<span>&nbsp;</span>That&rsquo;s the idea, anyway.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/our-21st-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/our-21st-year#comments LEED Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:09:27 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4669537 at http://in.usgbc.org Know we're back! http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-were-back <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic-1-2.jpg?1397502118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know. "In The Know" took a several week long &mdash; unannounced &mdash; hiatus. Maggie and I apologize, but we have been working on a number of international efforts that have kept us occupied!</p> <p>In short, we&rsquo;re back, so is <a href="http://blogs.amctv.com/mad-men/photo-galleries/mad-men-season-7-episode-photos/#/0" target="_blank">Mad Men</a>,&nbsp;and we have a tremendous amount to share in the coming weeks.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-were-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-were-back#comments LEED Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:40:26 +0000 Joseph Crea 4669371 at http://in.usgbc.org IPCC report: Building sector emissions growing, green buildings can be solution http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ipcc-report-building-sector-emissions-growing-green-buildings-can-be-solution <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/climate.jpg?1397483552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Chris Pyke, vice president of research at the U.S. Green Building Council, is a lead author for Chapter 9: Residential and Commercial Buildings in the third installment of a new report from the </em><em>United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ipcc-report-building-sector-emissions-growing-green-buildings-can-be-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ipcc-report-building-sector-emissions-growing-green-buildings-can-be-solution#comments Industry Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:53:44 +0000 Chris Pyke 4668810 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Building a greener New Orleans, first Platinum airport terminal http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-greener-new-orleans-first-platinum-airport-terminal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="New Orleans" alt="New Orleans" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NewOrleans.jpg?1397252287" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/abrams/2014/04/11/small-business-new-orleans-incubators/7540765/">New Orleans' entrepreneurs see niches, fill them</a>, <em>USA Today</em>. Check out this profile of the BioInnovation Center, a LEED Gold space at the forefront of a city that is rebuilding itself stronger, greener and more resilient. See for yourself at <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild this October</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-greener-new-orleans-first-platinum-airport-terminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-greener-new-orleans-first-platinum-airport-terminal#comments Industry Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:39:14 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4666890 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 LEED for Homes Award Winners http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-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_img_20.jpeg?1397144982" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (April 10, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of the 2013 LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in residential green building. The award categories recognize innovative multi- and single-family projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developers, an overall commitment to LEED for Homes and Project of the Year.</p> <p>Winners for this year include:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-leed-homes-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-leed-homes-award-winners#comments Media Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:51:17 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4662912 at http://in.usgbc.org Green neighborhoods for all in Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-all-milwaukee%E2%80%99s-westlawn-gardens <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_westlawn.jpg?1397055462" /> </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="480" height="359" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/WLGgardens-2.jpg?1397055532" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5783" height="4133" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/01_Westlawn_Gardens_Brian_Tomaino-2.jpg?1397055537" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5184" height="3831" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/09_Westlawn_Gardens_Brian_Tomaino.jpg?1397055546" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee has proven that sustainable, supportive and healthy communities aren&rsquo;t limited to the nation&rsquo;s top zip codes or tony neighborhoods.&nbsp; The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/westlawn-revitalization">Westlawn Gardens</a>&nbsp;redevelopment project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has earned the highest level of certification for any LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) built project for redeveloping a severely distressed public housing project into an award winning, mixed-income community.&nbsp; The Housing Authority&r<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-all-milwaukee%E2%80%99s-westlawn-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-all-milwaukee%E2%80%99s-westlawn-gardens#comments LEED Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:55:39 +0000 Casey Studhalter 4661181 at http://in.usgbc.org Senior Materials Research Fellows share their Insights http://in.usgbc.org/articles/senior-materials-research-fellows-share-their-insights <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Mats_health-01.jpg?1396979138" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/initiatives/grants/materials-health">LEED, Materials and Health Initiative</a>, six Senior Materials <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows">Research Fellows</a> have joined the team to help deepen the&nbsp;understanding around the effect of materials ingredients on the health&nbsp;of those who interact with the built environment.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/senior-materials-research-fellows-share-their-insights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/senior-materials-research-fellows-share-their-insights#comments LEED Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:44:23 +0000 Ashley White 4659343 at http://in.usgbc.org 3 billion square feet — but who's counting? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-billion-square-feet-%E2%80%94-whos-counting <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/counting.jpg?1396977449" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we've had no shortage of notable milestones of late. Beyond the launch of LEED v4 in November, an extraordinary accomplishment that's poised to push the green building industry to new heights, we also certified our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project" target="_blank">20,000th commercial project in December</a> and crossed the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes" target="_blank">50,000 LEED-certified homes</a> mark in January.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-billion-square-feet-%E2%80%94-whos-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-billion-square-feet-%E2%80%94-whos-counting#comments LEED Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:19:55 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4659288 at http://in.usgbc.org Share your opinion on the impact of building design on health http://in.usgbc.org/articles/share-your-opinion-impact-building-design-health <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="669" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_survey.jpg?1396972578" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>USGBC and&nbsp;<span>McGraw Hill Construction</span>&nbsp;are working together on a&nbsp;<span>new study looking at the impact of buildings on the health of their occupants, and we encourage you to participate.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/share-your-opinion-impact-building-design-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/share-your-opinion-impact-building-design-health#comments Industry Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:54:56 +0000 4659146 at http://in.usgbc.org Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified http://in.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_19.jpeg?1396970886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><strong> Major milestone for the global green building industry</strong> </em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (April 8, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED&reg; certification around the globe.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified#comments Media Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:29:21 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4659060 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED committee self-nominations close on April 10 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-self-nominations-close-april-10 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_60351645-1-2.jpg?1396894230" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A reminder for those interested in working with volunteer experts in the development and maintenance of the LEED rating system:</p> <p>The current LEED Committee Call for Volunteers is scheduled to close on&nbsp;<strong>Thursday</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;April 10th at 5:00 pm PST</strong>. This call seeks professionals with specific expertise related to the Pilot Credit Library Working Group, Implementation Advisory Committee, six Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) and one residential seat on the Technical Committee.</p> <p>More information is available at the following pages:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-self-nominations-close-april-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-self-nominations-close-april-10#comments LEED Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:08:46 +0000 Christopher Law 4657808 at http://in.usgbc.org A call to action: advance sustainability in your community (and get CE hours, too) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-action-advance-sustainability-your-community-and-get-ce-hours-too <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature-knlnl.jpg?1396970288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;re a green building professional. But what other hats do you wear? Are you active in your church? Are you on the board of the local food bank? Do you volunteer with your local PTA?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-action-advance-sustainability-your-community-and-get-ce-hours-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/call-action-advance-sustainability-your-community-and-get-ce-hours-too#comments Community Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:45:06 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4657734 at http://in.usgbc.org You’re a LEED Professional: Now what? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-leed-professional-now-what <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article-5.png?1396877646" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>You did it! Congratulations!</h3> <p>You decided to become a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional</a>, you took the exam, and passed!</p> <h3>Now what?</h3> <h4>Earn CE hours to fulfill your credential maintenance</h4> <p>Under the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP), you are required to maintain your credential by fulfilling continuing education requirements every two years.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-leed-professional-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-leed-professional-now-what#comments LEED Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:32:32 +0000 Nora Knox 4657206 at http://in.usgbc.org National Zero Waste Business Conference: Discount for USGBC community http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-zero-waste-business-conference-discount-usgbc-community <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_netzero.jpg?1396640391" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Learn practical and impactful approaches to &ldquo;Creating Value Through Zero Waste,&rdquo; the focus of the 3rd Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference May 7-8, 2014 and Training Course May 6, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. The USGBC community is invited to use discount code&nbsp;<strong>nzwbc14greenbuilding&nbsp;</strong>to receive&nbsp;20% off conference registration until&nbsp;<strong>April 11th</strong>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-zero-waste-business-conference-discount-usgbc-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/national-zero-waste-business-conference-discount-usgbc-community#comments Industry Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:38:14 +0000 4655023 at http://in.usgbc.org Tax vote brings good news for green building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tax-vote-brings-good-news-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="669" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/11821549636_c68a2cfa90_b.jpg?1396623876" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee took an important move in advancing draft legislation that would renew a series of tax breaks that expired at the end of last year. The &ldquo;Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act;&rdquo; passed the committee on a voice vote.</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>The EXPIRE Act includes a number of important elements that will continue to enhance the efficiency of the building industry, particularly to the existing Energy Efficiency Commercial Building Tax Deduction 179(D).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tax-vote-brings-good-news-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/tax-vote-brings-good-news-green-building#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:00:40 +0000 Bryan Howard 4654349 at http://in.usgbc.org International Well Building Institute and Green Building Certification Institute Announce New Collaboration http://in.usgbc.org/articles/international-well-building-institute-and-green-building-certification-institute-announce-n <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_18.jpeg?1396561172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><strong><em>Global certification provider for the LEED Green Building Rating System to deliver&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em>third-party certification for the WELL Building Standard</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/international-well-building-institute-and-green-building-certification-institute-announce-n" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/international-well-building-institute-and-green-building-certification-institute-announce-n#comments Media Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:37:05 +0000 4653693 at http://in.usgbc.org 2016 Greenbuild Annual Conference & Expo to Take Place in Los Angeles http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-greenbuild-annual-conference-expo-take-place-los-angeles <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_17.jpeg?1396560345" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>2016 Greenbuild Annual Conference &amp; Expo to Take Place in Los Angeles</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-greenbuild-annual-conference-expo-take-place-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2016-greenbuild-annual-conference-expo-take-place-los-angeles#comments Media Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:23:09 +0000 4653667 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: April 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda-2.jpg?1396538880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>April 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available.&nbsp;</p> <p>There are two ways to view the changes:</p> <ul> <li>visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed-interpretations">the database</a>&nbsp;and search by 4/2/2014</li> <li>visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits">credit library</a>&nbsp;and select the "Interpretations&rdquo; tab within each credit</li> </ul> <p><strong>INTERPRETATIONS:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2014#comments LEED Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:26:29 +0000 4652826 at http://in.usgbc.org The Whole-School Sustainability Framework http://in.usgbc.org/articles/whole-school-sustainability-framework <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainability%20graphic-01.jpg?1396474231" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This past Saturday, in her address at the National Green Schools Conference in Sacramento, our fearless leader Rachel Gutter inspired the crowd of green schools supporters to leave the conference as ONE VOICE, ONE MOVEMENT. As she pointed out, this imperative to speak with unity is why we think the Department of Education&rsquo;s Green Ribbon Schools program is so important.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/whole-school-sustainability-framework" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/whole-school-sustainability-framework#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:29:17 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 4652029 at http://in.usgbc.org New credit substitutions and pilots http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-credit-substitutions-and-pilots <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gradient_arrows2.jpg?1396461441" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In January, we published&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project/">an article on credit substitutions</a>. Based on interest, we now have additional substitutions available for LEED for Homes and Multifamily Midrise, as well as a new pilot alternative compliance path for the Materials and Resources credit category:</p> <p><strong>Materials and Resources Pilot Alternative Compliance Path: Pilot ACP 84 (new)</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-credit-substitutions-and-pilots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-credit-substitutions-and-pilots#comments LEED Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:54:47 +0000 Batya Metalitz 4651653 at http://in.usgbc.org We're here to help http://in.usgbc.org/articles/were-here-help <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/help-article.png?1396459830" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>There have been a lot of changes around here lately.</h3> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe" target="_blank">LEED v4 has launched</a></strong>, a<span>nd it&rsquo;s bolder, more specialized, and designed for a better user experience.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/were-here-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/were-here-help#comments Community Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:29:30 +0000 Nora Knox 4651596 at http://in.usgbc.org Now available: LEED v4 candidate handbooks http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-leed-v4-candidate-handbooks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/handbooks.jpg?1396370546" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Starting on June 30, 2014, the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system&nbsp;&mdash; and the candidate handbooks are now available to help you prepare.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-leed-v4-candidate-handbooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-leed-v4-candidate-handbooks#comments LEED Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:40:40 +0000 Nora Knox 4650065 at http://in.usgbc.org Sneak peak: Sample questions for the LEED v4 credential exams http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peak-sample-questions-leed-v4-credential-exams <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">31 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article-4.png?1396272034" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, new LEED v4 professional credential exams will be released on June 30, 2014. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the v4 exams, each item will have two test specification attributes: knowledge and task attributes.</p> <h3>Want to know more?</h3> <p>Check out the sample questions below to get a sense for the type of content that will be tested. (Answers are followed by an asterisk).</p> <p><strong>Sample questions from the v4 Green Associate exam</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peak-sample-questions-leed-v4-credential-exams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peak-sample-questions-leed-v4-credential-exams#comments LEED Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:19:24 +0000 Nora Knox 4647923 at http://in.usgbc.org DC to World: We mean green (and it’s code now, too) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dc-world-we-mean-green-and-it%E2%80%99s-code-now-too <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DC_Metrocentric.jpg?1396025262" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good morning, Washington. Today marks the culmination of almost two years of work and thousands of hours of volunteer time to make the District of Columbia, <a href="http://sustainable.dc.gov/"><em>once again</em></a>, a national leader in better, greener buildings.</p> <p>The USGBC-National Capital Region Chapter had <a href="http://www.usgbcncr.org/news/dc-adopts-innovative-new-green-construction-code/">this</a> to say about the DC Green Construction Code: &ldquo;This is a landmark achievement in the history of green buildings.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dc-world-we-mean-green-and-it%E2%80%99s-code-now-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dc-world-we-mean-green-and-it%E2%80%99s-code-now-too#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:46:24 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4645491 at http://in.usgbc.org Freebie Friday: What will your desktop be wearing this season? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-what-will-your-desktop-be-wearing-season <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/WallpaperHeader_1c_v2_5b8_5d.jpg?1396021136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your&nbsp;desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone looking a little... well... tired? We have a remedy! Download our free USGBC device wallpaper, and get ready for a quick pick me up every time you open your screen.</p> <p>And check back often&mdash;we&rsquo;ll be offering new wallpapers and other freebies throughout the year.</p> <p>Any wallpaper designs you&rsquo;d like to see? Let us know in the comments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/FreebieFriday_1680x1050.jpg">1680x1050</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-what-will-your-desktop-be-wearing-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-what-will-your-desktop-be-wearing-season#comments Community Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:36:05 +0000 Ashley Katz 4645391 at http://in.usgbc.org Healthy buildings and healthy people: The next generation of green building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-buildings-and-healthy-people-next-generation-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The 2nd Ring Road in Beijing. Credit: Pedronet via Flickr" alt="The 2nd Ring Road in Beijing. Credit: Pedronet via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Beijing.jpg?1396013556" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Remarks delivered by USGBC COO Mahesh Ramanujam at the Tenth International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building &amp; New Technologies and Products Expo in Beijing on March 28. </em></p> <p>Good afternoon. My name is Mahesh Ramanujam, and I am president of the Green Building Certification Institute and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Green Building Council. It is an honor to be standing here with you at the Tenth International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building &amp; New Technologies and Products Expo.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-buildings-and-healthy-people-next-generation-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-buildings-and-healthy-people-next-generation-green-building#comments Industry Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:35:41 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4645259 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Educating for sustainability, Illinois demonstrates leadership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-educating-sustainability-illinois-demonstrates-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="670" height="308" title="U.S. Department of Education via Flickr" alt="U.S. Department of Education via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education.jpg?1396267616" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/03/27/usgbc-students-educated-sustainability">USGBC wants all students schooled on sustainability by 2040</a>, GreenBiz. The <em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li">National Action Plan for Education for Sustainability</a></em> calls for all 50 states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy that includes a graduation requirement around sustainability literacy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-educating-sustainability-illinois-demonstrates-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-educating-sustainability-illinois-demonstrates-leadership#comments Industry Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4647870 at http://in.usgbc.org Partnering with FORTUNE Magazine to showcase green building leadership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-fortune-magazine-showcase-green-building-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_25663522_copy.jpg?1395867056" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're working with <em>FORTUNE Magazine</em> on a special feature to showcase leaders in green building-like you! <em>FORTUNE</em>&nbsp;<em>Magazine</em>, which&nbsp;reaches 3.9+ million business decision makers, is offering USGBC members a&nbsp;rare sponsorship and advertising opportunity. By becoming a part of this special section, your company will receive national visibility and a chance to tell your story in an editorial context.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-fortune-magazine-showcase-green-building-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-fortune-magazine-showcase-green-building-leadership#comments Industry Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:49:23 +0000 4642992 at http://in.usgbc.org Why the White House supports faith and community leaders in addressing the environment http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-white-house-supports-faith-and-community-leaders-addressing-environment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Eric Vance" alt="Photo credit: Eric Vance" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ClimateFaith_023.jpg?1395866055" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Faith-based organizations own and operate over 400,000 buildings in the United States and are pillars in the communities they serve. Great potential exists to advance building health and performance while integrating sustainability into people&rsquo;s lives through this sector, and&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/s1dk6uz70tkf4ya/">you can get involved now</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-white-house-supports-faith-and-community-leaders-addressing-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-white-house-supports-faith-and-community-leaders-addressing-environment#comments Community Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:28:12 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4642952 at http://in.usgbc.org Student organizations key to the Illinois CEE experience http://in.usgbc.org/articles/student-organizations-key-illinois-cee-experience <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/577243_497718963617940_788119262_n.jpg?1395859901" /> </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="600" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/417113_439852976071206_980016660_n.jpeg?1395859913" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="675" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1473964_10202880460955414_1486183032_n.jpg?1395859927" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Originally published in the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Magazine, Winter 2014</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/student-organizations-key-illinois-cee-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/student-organizations-key-illinois-cee-experience#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:49:18 +0000 Nishant Makhijani 4642757 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED goes local through recognizing Regional Priorities http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-local-through-recognizing-regional-priorities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rp_feature.png?1395768477" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Until recently, if you worked on LEED 2009 projects outside of the U.S., you probably noticed that the Regional Priority (RP) credits were the same everywhere. Over the past year, members of the&nbsp;<a href="http://http/www.usgbc.org/committees/international">LEED International Roundtable</a>&nbsp;have been working hard to change this through identifying RP credits for their countries. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-local-through-recognizing-regional-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-local-through-recognizing-regional-priorities#comments LEED Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:24:56 +0000 Sean Fish 4640793 at http://in.usgbc.org Question: Why educate for sustainability? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/question-why-educate-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_59357936_Medium.jpg?1395764901" /> </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="640" height="426" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Jaimie%20Cloud_headshot.jpeg?1395765658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;Because we have to learn how to live well in our places without undermining the ability of our places to sustain us over time. If we are to succeed at doing so, then the knowledge, skills and habits-of-mind we need to do so must be cultivated in our schools.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/question-why-educate-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/question-why-educate-sustainability#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:25:36 +0000 4640661 at http://in.usgbc.org Education, Business and Environmental Leaders Call for Action to Ensure Universal Sustainability Literacy in all U.S. Public Schools by 2040 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_16.jpeg?1395762060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li#comments Media Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:42:21 +0000 Marisa Long 4640586 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Fellow 2014: Application Period Guide http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-fellow-2014-application-period-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/article_leedfellow_0.png?1395756089" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="265" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Fellow-Diagram.png?1395771288" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>The LEED Fellow designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). </h3> <h3><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/learn-how-become-leed-fellow" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.</h3> <h2><strong>Who should be involved?</strong></h2> <p>During the application phase, the nominee, the nominator, the LEED project admin (or other project team member), and the four endorsers should all upload their own documents.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-fellow-2014-application-period-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-fellow-2014-application-period-guide#comments LEED Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:59:39 +0000 4640370 at http://in.usgbc.org Introducing the LEED Innovation Catalog http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-innovation-catalog <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/innovation.png?1395695475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In addition to the LEED credit categories we&rsquo;re all familiar with (Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency&hellip;you know the drill), LEED has always reserved a few points for Innovation &ndash; things that aren&rsquo;t part of the rating system but are right at home in a green building certification program. Over the years we&rsquo;ve seen some really intriguing (and innovative) ideas brought forward by project teams, and these ideas have earned the projects a point in LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-innovation-catalog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-innovation-catalog#comments LEED Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:09:53 +0000 Batya Metalitz 4639691 at http://in.usgbc.org New reporting initiative helps federal agencies continue their green building leadership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-reporting-initiative-helps-federal-agencies-continue-their-green-building-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="666" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6009619375_c645ac4cc2_o.jpg?1395691415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>U.S. federal government agencies were some of the earliest adopters of LEED. Over the years, we have seen the federal government build, retrofit and operate some amazing green buildings. To date, the federal government has certified 1,031 buildings to LEED, and another 3,000-plus projects are in the LEED certification pipeline. But with shrinking budgets and numerous requirements on their plates, these agencies need help to streamline their reporting as much as possible.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-reporting-initiative-helps-federal-agencies-continue-their-green-building-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-reporting-initiative-helps-federal-agencies-continue-their-green-building-leadership#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:01:38 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4639549 at http://in.usgbc.org The down and dirty of the LEED Professional exam http://in.usgbc.org/articles/down-and-dirty-leed-professional-exam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article.png?1395668209" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">LEED Professional</a> exams, for both the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-ga/overview" target="_blank">LEED Green Associate</a> and the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedap" target="_blank">LEED AP with specialty</a>, accurately assess your ability to carry out the responsibilities of </span><span style="font-size: 13px;">an individual supporting LEED certification.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/down-and-dirty-leed-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/down-and-dirty-leed-professional-exam#comments LEED Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:23:36 +0000 Nora Knox 4638437 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Platinum for Oregon Convention Center, wooden skyscrapers? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-platinum-oregon-convention-center-wooden-skyscrapers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Platinum Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" alt="The LEED Platinum Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Credit: Wikimedia Common" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/800px-Oregon_Convention_Center_Dusk_1_%28edit%29.jpg?1395435574" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/03/green-building-oregon-convention-center-raises-its.html?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=green-building-oregon-convention-center-raises-its-profile-portland-business-journal-blog">Green building: Oregon Convention Center raises its profile</a>, <em>Portland Business Journal</em>. It&rsquo;s the third certification for the LEED Platinum Oregon Convention Center, which also earned LEED Silver in 2008 and LEED Certified in 2004.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-platinum-oregon-convention-center-wooden-skyscrapers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-platinum-oregon-convention-center-wooden-skyscrapers#comments Industry Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:17:17 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4636679 at http://in.usgbc.org Happy first day of spring — Bring on the daylighting http://in.usgbc.org/articles/happy-first-day-spring-%E2%80%94-bring-daylighting <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/daylight-article.png?1395342679" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ah spring &mdash; a time of longer days, warming temperatures and budding flora. And it all officially starts today, regardless of <a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-names-2013-2014-20131001" target="_blank">Pax, Titan, or Wiley</a> telling us otherwise...</p> <p>Have you ever noticed that you feel better on sunny days? It&rsquo;s not all in your head. Trust me.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/happy-first-day-spring-%E2%80%94-bring-daylighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/happy-first-day-spring-%E2%80%94-bring-daylighting#comments LEED Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:10:17 +0000 Selina Holmes 4635211 at http://in.usgbc.org Webinar: "Strategies for success" in China http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-strategies-success-china <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/chinese-market_0.jpg?1395336530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Selling American Energy Efficiency Products &amp; Services in China</em></p> <p>In this webinar series experts will provide a step-by-step introduction to China&rsquo;s energy efficiency (EE) market segments and appropriate business development strategies for American firms.</p> <p>Learn from the on-the-ground, expert perspectives in this integrated and targeted series designed to prepare you for China&rsquo;s market.</p> <p><strong>Webinar sessions</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-strategies-success-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-strategies-success-china#comments Industry Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:27:22 +0000 Arnold Kee 4634446 at http://in.usgbc.org Submissions due today for the 2014 EBie Awards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/submissions-due-today-2014-ebie-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_ebie-1.jpg?1395257301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span>Now in its third year,&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.ebies.org/Index" target="_blank">The EBie Awards</a>&nbsp;</strong>are a national juried competition created by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/chapters/urban-green-council" target="_blank">Urban Green Council</a>, USGBC New York, to celebrate measurable performance improvements in Existing Buildings (therefore the EBies) and the people who make them happen. The EBies are a great way to showcase great retrofit projects in all kinds of buildings across the country. </span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/submissions-due-today-2014-ebie-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/submissions-due-today-2014-ebie-awards#comments Community Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:27:15 +0000 4632008 at http://in.usgbc.org Certification matters, same-cost LEED buildings, city market briefs http://in.usgbc.org/articles/certification-matters-same-cost-leed-buildings-city-market-briefs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic-2.jpg?1395257140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To build upon Joe&rsquo;s &ldquo;known unknowns&rdquo; and &ldquo;unknown unknowns&rdquo; from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe">last week</a>, one &ldquo;known known&rdquo; is that third-party verification and certification matters:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/certification-matters-same-cost-leed-buildings-city-market-briefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/certification-matters-same-cost-leed-buildings-city-market-briefs#comments Industry Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:24:34 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4632000 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED, materials and health: Discussions at Berkeley http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-materials-and-health-discussions-berkeley <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB13_HealthSummit-1.jpg?1395254417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-art-videos"> <div class="field-label">Videos:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-1" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105548?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-2" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105549?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-3" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105550?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-4" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105547?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>What happens when you gather 76 passionate and informed professionals in a room to discuss challenges and opportunities at the intersection of </span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/initiatives/grants/materials-health"><span>health, materials, and the built environment</span></a><span>? <strong>Progress.</strong></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-materials-and-health-discussions-berkeley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-materials-and-health-discussions-berkeley#comments LEED Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:38:52 +0000 David Marcus 4631889 at http://in.usgbc.org Your LEED Professional exam is this month. Are you ready? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-professional-exam-month-are-you-ready <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article3.png?1395236663" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've spent the last few months preparing for your LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with specialty exam. Here's what you should know to make sure your exam day goes as planned.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-professional-exam-month-are-you-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-professional-exam-month-are-you-ready#comments LEED Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:43:14 +0000 Nora Knox 4631420 at http://in.usgbc.org Upcoming webinar: Can Cellular Based Metrics Improve Commute Assessments? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-webinar-can-cellular-based-metrics-improve-commute-assessments <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/webinar-metrics.png?1395169175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join USGBC and StreetLight Data for a webinar to learn more about whether cellular based metrics can improve commute assessments.</p> <p>2:00&ndash;3:00 pm EDT<br />Thursday, March 27, 2014<br /><br><a href="http://www.streetlightdata.com/march27-webinar-usgbc-streetlightdata/" class="button" margin="left-auto" width="20px">RSVP</a></p> <p>Travel behavior associated with commercial office buildings has far-reaching environmental, health and business impacts.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-webinar-can-cellular-based-metrics-improve-commute-assessments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-webinar-can-cellular-based-metrics-improve-commute-assessments#comments Industry Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:58:26 +0000 Sean McMahon 4630267 at http://in.usgbc.org Who's counting? Center for Green Schools 2013 metrics http://in.usgbc.org/articles/whos-counting-center-green-schools-2013-metrics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/CFGS-Year-End-Report-2013_FINAL-2-1.jpg?1395155946" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2013, the Center for Green Schools reached further, leveraged greater and invested more than we ever have. How do we know? We are maniacal about tracking our work &ndash; whether it be the number of people we engage, the number of resources we distribute or the way people talk about our work in the media, their social networks or in surveys.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/whos-counting-center-green-schools-2013-metrics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/whos-counting-center-green-schools-2013-metrics#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:17:14 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 4628292 at http://in.usgbc.org Celebrating green buildings on the Emerald Isle http://in.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-green-buildings-emerald-isle <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Ireland.jpg?1395079265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To celebrate St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day, we&rsquo;re taking a look at some of the LEED green buildings in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Collectively, the two states have seven LEED-certified projects representing 1.1 million square feet, with another 32 projects representing 2.8 million square feet in the pipeline for certification.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-green-buildings-emerald-isle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-green-buildings-emerald-isle#comments Industry Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:13:19 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4626966 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-2015-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_15.jpeg?1395078615" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; March 17, 2014 &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Heather Joy Rosenberg, an independent sustainability consultant, as its 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. In this role, she will provide thought leadership on issues of social equity and the built environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-2015-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-2015-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow#comments Media Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:52:22 +0000 Marisa Long 4626927 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC and Harvard present "Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership" http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-present-executive-education-sustainability-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainability-article.png?1395071424" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>At the U.S. Green Building Council, we are leading a global effort to create more sustainable world, and our impact extends well beyond buildings. We&rsquo;re about protecting the environment and working to build better and stronger communities. </span></p> <p>Which is why I&rsquo;m thrilled to introduce a new partnership between USGBC and the Harvard School of Public Health: The Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-present-executive-education-sustainability-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-present-executive-education-sustainability-leadership#comments Industry Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:48:16 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4626692 at http://in.usgbc.org Around the world in 80 market briefs http://in.usgbc.org/articles/around-world-80-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/world_briefs.jpg?1395065064" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Green Building Leadership across the World&rsquo;s Megacities</h3> <p><em>To accommodate the expected increase in urban population of 2 billion people before 2030, will require the equivalent of 200 new cities the size of Paris.<strong><a href="#_ftn1">[1]</a></strong></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/around-world-80-market-briefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/around-world-80-market-briefs#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:02:27 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4626523 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: South America's 1st LEED auto plant http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-south-americas-1st-leed-auto-plant <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Joinville, Brazil, home to GM&#039;s new LEED Gold plant. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" alt="Joinville, Brazil, home to GM&#039;s new LEED Gold plant. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Joinville.jpg?1394833175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.hybridcars.com/gm-has-first-leed-certified-plant-in-south-america/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=gm-has-first-leed-certified-plant-in-south-america-hybrid-cars-news">GM Has First LEED Certified Plant In South America</a>, Hybrid Cars News. The Joinville, Brazil, plant is General Motors&rsquo; sixth LEED-certified facility.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-south-americas-1st-leed-auto-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-south-americas-1st-leed-auto-plant#comments Industry Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:43:47 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4624368 at http://in.usgbc.org Guide: USGBC San Diego brings sustainability to non-profits http://in.usgbc.org/articles/guide-usgbc-san-diego-brings-sustainability-non-profits <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Green_Assistance_Program.jpg?1394656483" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for a new way to bring green building education to your community? The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/usgbc-san-diego-chapter">USGBC San Diego Chapter&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;Green Assistance Program is bringing sustainable design strategies to non-profits in Balboa Park, allowing the organizations to turn building energy and cost savings into new funding streams for community-focused programs.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/guide-usgbc-san-diego-brings-sustainability-non-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/guide-usgbc-san-diego-brings-sustainability-non-profits#comments Community Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:26:45 +0000 Renee Daigneault 4621546 at http://in.usgbc.org Now recruiting volunteer national chairs to support Community Green http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-recruiting-volunteer-national-chairs-support-community-green <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Communitygreenblog.jpg?1394651457" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is proud to announce the expansion of Community Green, thanks to the continued and generous support of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Launched in 2012, <a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/communitygreen.aspx">Community Green</a>&nbsp;partners with community colleges to prepare for careers in sustainability and green building. Community Green is supported by a network of volunteer national chairs, located regionally across the U.S., who work with colleges to implement program benefits and deepen engagement with USGBC.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-recruiting-volunteer-national-chairs-support-community-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/now-recruiting-volunteer-national-chairs-support-community-green#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:11:23 +0000 Joshua Lasky 4621410 at http://in.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie & Joe http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic-1.jpg?1394630998" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Time to know some of the green building and LEED <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiPe1OiKQuk">“known knowns!”</a></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe#comments Industry Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:26:36 +0000 Joseph Crea 4620854 at http://in.usgbc.org Become a LEED committee member! http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_60351645-1.jpg?1394479263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you considered volunteering with LEED?</p> <p>LEED committee volunteers play a critical role in developing and maintaining the LEED rating system. The U.S. Green Building Council is holding an open call for self-nominations of qualified applicants to serve as members of LEED committees and working groups. The following groups are seeking new members:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member#comments LEED Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:22:52 +0000 Christopher Law 4618218 at http://in.usgbc.org Trust but verify: Why LEED certification matters http://in.usgbc.org/articles/trust-verify-why-leed-certification-matters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="Image Courtesy of Jones Lang Lasalle" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_91783886-1.jpg?1394477509" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know there&rsquo;s no such thing as a free lunch, and that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.<span> </span>Simply put, trust must be earned.</p> <p>This is where third-party certification comes in. It holds businesses accountable for what they say is true, and it signals to consumers that the product meets certain standards so that they can make educated decisions about what to buy. Third-party seals of approval can communicate other things as well, such as the values of the company or the class of the product.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/trust-verify-why-leed-certification-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/trust-verify-why-leed-certification-matters#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:53:20 +0000 Fleming Roberts 4618161 at http://in.usgbc.org Interested in becoming a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP? What you need to know http://in.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credetial-article2.png?1394464858" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made up your mind. You're ready to step up your game and become a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Here's what you need to know about the application:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know#comments LEED Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:25:10 +0000 Nora Knox 4617738 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Recertification is critical component, CaGBC pushing progress http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-recertification-critical-component-cagbc-pushing-progress <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the first LEED-certified existing building" alt="The National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, D.C." src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NGS.jpg?1394234540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips, but also be sure to check out our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-news-exposing-%E2%80%98environmental-policy-alliance%E2%80%99">other green building news post</a> from today that reveals the truth behind the &ldquo;Environmental Policy Alliance,&rdquo; an astroturf front group that&rsquo;s been attacking LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-recertification-critical-component-cagbc-pushing-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-recertification-critical-component-cagbc-pushing-progress#comments Industry Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:23:53 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4615391 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC in the news: Exposing the ‘Environmental Policy Alliance’ http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-news-exposing-%E2%80%98environmental-policy-alliance%E2%80%99 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_34142717.jpg?1394219744" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don&rsquo;t be fooled, the Environmental Policy Alliance isn&rsquo;t the &ldquo;EPA&rdquo; you might think. The group behind recent attacks on LEED is run by the notorious Washington, D.C., lobbyist Richard Berman, who works on behalf of special interests under the guise of policy and research institutes.</p> <p>Check out what <em>Architect</em>, <em>The Huffington Post</em> and TreeHugger have to say about the Environmental Policy Alliance:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-news-exposing-%E2%80%98environmental-policy-alliance%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-news-exposing-%E2%80%98environmental-policy-alliance%E2%80%99#comments Industry Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:18:02 +0000 4614989 at http://in.usgbc.org Coming soon: Translation aids for LEED credential exams http://in.usgbc.org/articles/coming-soon-translation-aids-leed-credential-exams <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/translation.png?1394212992" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED&rsquo;s impact resonates on a global stage, and its adopters, advocates and practitioners are growing more diverse every day. </p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">There are LEED projects and LEED professionals in nearly 200 countries. To serve this demand, GBCI has translated several study resources and exams for the LEED professional credentials into Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and French. </span></p> <p><strong>Exam translation aid availability</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/coming-soon-translation-aids-leed-credential-exams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/coming-soon-translation-aids-leed-credential-exams#comments LEED Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:19:09 +0000 Nora Knox 4614751 at http://in.usgbc.org H.R. 2126: The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act http://in.usgbc.org/articles/hr-2126-energy-efficiency-improvement-act <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/8331732961_bea3aafb1f_b.jpg?1394208150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the House of Representatives took a major step in advancing building efficiency legislation with the passage of H.R. 2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act. This bipartisan bill cleared the House on a vote of 375-36.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/hr-2126-energy-efficiency-improvement-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/hr-2126-energy-efficiency-improvement-act#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:10:43 +0000 Bryan Howard 4614595 at http://in.usgbc.org GBIG Fundamentals: Project Transparency, Market Context, and Timelines http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbig-fundamentals-project-transparency-market-context-and-timelines <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig_insights_2_0.png?1394201451" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This is the first in a series of blog posts detailing features of the Green Building Information Gateway. Subsequent blog posts will dive deeper into specific applications to help users get the most out of their experience with GBIG.org.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbig-fundamentals-project-transparency-market-context-and-timelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gbig-fundamentals-project-transparency-market-context-and-timelines#comments LEED Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:11:18 +0000 Mira Panek 4614466 at http://in.usgbc.org A new mantra: LEED ON http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-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">6 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDON-2.jpg?1394142814" /> </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="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Alison.jpg?1394142843" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rebecca.jpg?1394142860" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/beth.jpg?1394142868" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/george.jpg?1394142874" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/AL_0.jpg?1394142882" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Beginning this month, you&rsquo;ll notice leaders from across the building industry peering out from magazine pages, newspapers, usgbc.org and around the web in our new ad series. Their message?</p> <h2><strong>LEED ON.</strong></h2> <p><span>What does it mean? Well, pardon our redundancy, but it&rsquo;s about <em>lead</em>ership!</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed#comments LEED Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:55:18 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4613763 at http://in.usgbc.org Part 3: Challenges and opportunities (2010-present) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/part-3-challenges-and-opportunities-2010-present <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/StoryLEED-03.png?1394118254" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To celebrate the release of our list of the </em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building"><em>Top 10 States For LEED</em></a><em>, we&rsquo;re posting our narrative of the history of LEED&rsquo;s development, originally released at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in November 2013, in three parts on USGBC.org.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/part-3-challenges-and-opportunities-2010-present" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/part-3-challenges-and-opportunities-2010-present#comments LEED Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:10:33 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4613055 at http://in.usgbc.org Looking back: National Leadership Speaker Series on resiliency in 21st century http://in.usgbc.org/articles/looking-back-national-leadership-speaker-series-resiliency-21st-century <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Press_Club_Welcome_Sign_v1.jpg?1394049249" /> </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="3008" height="2000" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0640.JPG?1394209979" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3888" height="2592" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_4449.JPG?1394209831" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3008" height="2000" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0301.JPG?1394204838" /> </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/DSC_0415.JPG?1394202644" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is working with policymakers to advance sound resiliency programs and policies so communities can better implement strategies to prevent and mitigate disasters to the extent possible, implement plans for the inevitable events to come, and provide the appropriate tools and resources to rebound smarter, greener and better.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/looking-back-national-leadership-speaker-series-resiliency-21st-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/looking-back-national-leadership-speaker-series-resiliency-21st-century#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:52:26 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4611934 at http://in.usgbc.org Picking up the PACE in Iowa http://in.usgbc.org/articles/picking-pace-iowa <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="651" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_3_.JPG?1394046082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>How do you stay warm in the cold Iowa winter? Pick up the PACE &mdash; Property Assessed Clean Energy that is! </strong></p> <p>That is just what the <a href="http://www.usgbciowa.org/" target="_blank">USGBC Iowa Chapter</a> is doing, leading the charge on PACE as its main advocacy effort.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/picking-pace-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/picking-pace-iowa#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:07:37 +0000 Christina Kuo 4611828 at http://in.usgbc.org Become a LEED Fellow in 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Fellows_article.png?1394029981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you interested in becoming a LEED Fellow? Your time is now.</p> <p>The U.S. Green Building Council call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2014 class of LEED Fellows.</p> <p>What does it take to be a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-fellow" target="_blank">LEED Fellow</a>?&nbsp;</p> <p>Nominees must have:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2014#comments LEED Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:33:49 +0000 Nicholas Firmand 4609152 at http://in.usgbc.org Join us at the 2014 Building Energy Summit http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-2014-building-energy-summit <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature-01.jpg?1393971107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud to be an education partner with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.buildingenergysummit.com" target="_blank">2014 Building Energy Summit</a>. This year's event will&nbsp;be held <strong>April 1, 2014</strong> in Washington, DC. The Summit brings together building owners, energy experts, and technology pioneers to address the challenges and opportunities surrounding the need for more energy efficient buildings.</p> <p>Join us for the 2014 Building Energy Summit and be a part of the revolution that is permanently changing the way we manage and operate buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-2014-building-energy-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-2014-building-energy-summit#comments Industry Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:10:33 +0000 4608484 at http://in.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie and Joe http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic_0.jpg?1393874448" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Joe and I will be bringing you the top global green building highlights from each week. Sign up to ensure you&rsquo;re &ldquo;in the know!&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe#comments Industry Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:17:11 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4606660 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet USGBC’s Senior Materials Research Fellows http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HiRes.jpg?1393873655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the LEED, Materials, and Health Initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council has engaged a team of scientific experts to conduct synthetic research and advise USGBC staff on the health-related aspects of building materials. These six Senior Materials Research Fellows are advancing the technical dialog on issues related to materials science, toxicology, green chemistry, risk assessment, and information technology through publishing and convening events.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows#comments LEED Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:04:10 +0000 Ashley White 4606629 at http://in.usgbc.org 5 things to know about Education @USGBC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/5-things-know-about-education-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Q_A.png?1393864745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're looking to grow your green building knowledge Education @USGBC is how to do it.</p> <p>Want to know more? Here are our top five FAQs.&nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3>What is Education @USGBC?</h3> <p><strong>ANSWER:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/5-things-know-about-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/5-things-know-about-education-usgbc#comments LEED Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:35:39 +0000 Melanie Share 4606325 at http://in.usgbc.org Coordinated Resiliency http://in.usgbc.org/articles/coordinated-resiliency <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="660" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo-2.JPG?1393861723" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>A lot of firsthand accounts have already been written about the snowstorm that brought Atlanta to a standstill at the end of January. So I won&rsquo;t go into detail about the amount of time we spent in our hotel lobby commiserating with other stranded travelers. Our experience was a mild inconvenience compared to the horror stories that have come out (although the banner image is an actual photo of the line that we stood in at the grocery store &mdash; the only open food option).</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/coordinated-resiliency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/coordinated-resiliency#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:56:07 +0000 Christina Kuo 4606221 at http://in.usgbc.org Vertical gardens growing tall in crowded, urban schools http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vertical-gardens-growing-tall-crowded-urban-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/FlowerMart2013_selling%20herbs.JPG?1393539139" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As volunteers and teachers around the world gear up for Green Apple Day of Service 2014 next September, Riyaz Gayasaddin and Mike Rennard are working with students in Baltimore City Public Schools to research, plan, plant, harvest and&mdash;of course&mdash;eat vegetables in indoor vertical gardens in their classrooms. Our friends at Teach for America first told us about Gayasaddin, who is one of their teacher trainers, and Rennard, who is a teacher at Green Street Academy.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vertical-gardens-growing-tall-crowded-urban-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vertical-gardens-growing-tall-crowded-urban-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:13:14 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 4598230 at http://in.usgbc.org Part 2: A green building explosion (2003-2009) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/part-2-green-building-explosion-2003-2009 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/StoryLEED-02.png?1393515680" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To celebrate the release of our list of the </em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building"><em>Top 10 States For LEED</em></a><em>, we&rsquo;re posting our narrative of the history of LEED&rsquo;s development, originally released at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in November 2013, in three parts on USGBC.org.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/part-2-green-building-explosion-2003-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/part-2-green-building-explosion-2003-2009#comments LEED Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:42:22 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4597535 at http://in.usgbc.org Top Research: High performance building benefits and investment costs http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-research-high-performance-building-benefits-and-investment-costs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig_insights_2.png?1393363300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most common questions posed by real estate professionals is, &ldquo;What are the benefits of pursuing a LEED rating, and what are the marginal investment requirements necessary to attain these benefits?&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-research-high-performance-building-benefits-and-investment-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/top-research-high-performance-building-benefits-and-investment-costs#comments LEED Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:03:37 +0000 Dan Winters 4593574 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Top 10 States for LEED makes major headlines http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-top-10-states-leed-makes-major-headlines <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Chicago, which helped Illinois reach No. 1 on the list of the Top 10 States for LEED. Credit: Jamie in Bytown via Flickr" alt="Chicago, which helped Illinois reach No. 1 on the list of the Top 10 States for " src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Chicago.jpg?1393024532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The announcement of our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013">Top 10 States for LEED</a> drew media attention far and wide this week, including:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-top-10-states-leed-makes-major-headlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-top-10-states-leed-makes-major-headlines#comments Industry Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:17:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4589715 at http://in.usgbc.org A new economy, a new LEED building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-economy-new-leed-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="424" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADRIS_daylight_view.png?1393018706" /> </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="942" height="732" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADRIS_interieur_01.jpg?1393018720" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="942" height="732" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADRIS_interieur_02.jpg?1393018731" /> </div> <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/01_6.jpg?1393018747" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2168" height="1565" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/02_0.jpg?1393018747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: From Burundi to Honduras, South Sudan to Ukraine&mdash;LEED certified buildings are quickly propagating in all corners of the globe. Since June 2013, USGBC&rsquo;s LEED Earth campaign has facilitated the uptake of green buildings in 15 countries in which LEED was previously absent&mdash;Bahamas, Bahrain, Burundi, Croatia, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Serbia, South Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine and Venezuela. The interesting stories of these pioneer projects will be shared on the USGBC blog as well as through profiles on GBIG.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-economy-new-leed-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-economy-new-leed-building#comments LEED Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:36:18 +0000 Joseph Crea 4589546 at http://in.usgbc.org The residential project's guide to the new LEED Online http://in.usgbc.org/articles/residential-projects-guide-new-leed-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LO_guide_res.png?1393002743" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>If your project is using LEED for Homes (2008), Midrise Pilot (2010), Homes (v4), or Multifamily Midrise (v4), here's how to use the new <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedonline" target="_blank">LEED Online</a> to register and certify your projects.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/residential-projects-guide-new-leed-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/residential-projects-guide-new-leed-online#comments LEED Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:12:51 +0000 4588830 at http://in.usgbc.org Why today’s best is the jumping off point for tomorrow’s goals http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-today%E2%80%99s-best-jumping-point-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-goals <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user johnthescone" alt="Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user johnthescone" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/363334300_48f3c30f66_b.jpg?1392996827" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve got the Olympics on my mind. In addition to indulging in the theatre of the absurd that the live tweets about &ldquo;<a href="http://www.upi.com/blog/2014/02/06/Reporters-dangerous-face-water-tweet-from-Sochi-hotel-makes-her-a-viral-sensation/5211391704804/">dangerous face water</a>&rdquo; in Sochi afford, I&rsquo;ve been having fun getting ready to watch a few world records fall.<span>&nbsp; </span>Watching world records fall, even in sports I know very little about, is fascinating to me.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-today%E2%80%99s-best-jumping-point-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/why-today%E2%80%99s-best-jumping-point-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-goals#comments LEED Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:35:23 +0000 Brendan Owens 4588894 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Sean Fish http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-sean-fish <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MeetUSGBC_SeanFish.jpg?1392993567" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>Sean Fish, Associate, LEED</h2> <h4>Your hometown</h4> <p>Potomac, Maryland</p> <h4>How long have you been at USGBC?</h4> <p>3 years</p> <h4>How do you get to work?</h4> <p>I ride my bike!</p> <h4>What's your typical day like?</h4> <p>Each day brings new and exciting challenges as I get to work on helping to improve LEED globally. Recently I've been thinking a lot about how to make LEED more accessible for projects using natural ventilation strategies. But no two days are exactly the same.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-sean-fish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-sean-fish#comments Community Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:40:59 +0000 4588836 at http://in.usgbc.org From a simple idea to a several-hundred-billion-dollar industry http://in.usgbc.org/articles/simple-idea-several-hundred-billion-dollar-industry <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/StoryLEED-01.png?1392920777" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To celebrate the release of our list of the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building">Top 10 States For LEED</a>, we&rsquo;re posting our narrative of the history of LEED&rsquo;s development, originally released at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in November 2013, in three parts on USGBC.org. </em></p> <p><strong>Part 1: From a Simple Idea to a Several-Hundred-Billion-Dollar Industry</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/simple-idea-several-hundred-billion-dollar-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/simple-idea-several-hundred-billion-dollar-industry#comments LEED Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:50:36 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4587753 at http://in.usgbc.org Video: Kimberly-Clark Professional's LEED Platinum plaque ceremony http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-kimberly-clark-professionals-leed-platinum-plaque-ceremony <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/KCP-LEED-Platinum-14.jpg?1392837793" /> </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="600" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/KC_04.jpeg?1392837803" /> </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/KC_05.jpeg?1392837814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you've heard of Kleenex, you're familiar with <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/kimberly-clark-corporation" target="_blank">Kimberly-Clark: the Platinum-level USGBC member company</a> behind many mainstream personal care products, from Huggies to Cottonelle. Kimberly-Clark Professional focuses on products for exceptional workplaces, including their own.</p> <p>Recently, we celebrated their achievement of LEED Platinum for their Building 100 office, an existing building here in Roswell, Georgia.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-kimberly-clark-professionals-leed-platinum-plaque-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/video-kimberly-clark-professionals-leed-platinum-plaque-ceremony#comments LEED Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:26:16 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4584140 at http://in.usgbc.org Road trip across the Top 10 States for LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/road-trip-across-top-10-states-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TOP10_Roadtrip.jpg?1392822000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A lot can happen in a day &mdash;&nbsp;let alone 365 of them. And in the case of green building that took place in the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building" target="_blank">Top 10 States for LEED</a>, those 365 days brought us certifications for 1,777 commercial and institutional projects representing 226.8 million square feet of real estate.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/road-trip-across-top-10-states-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/road-trip-across-top-10-states-leed#comments LEED Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:19:26 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4583777 at http://in.usgbc.org Infographic: Top 10 States for LEED in 2013 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top10_2013_1.jpg?1392729207" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Check out the states that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation!</p> <p>The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2013. </p> </p> <p><img src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top10States-2013_v5.png" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013#comments LEED Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:15:14 +0000 4582173 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_14.jpeg?1392726064" /> </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="1440" height="1581" title="300 North LaSalle in Chicago, LEED Platinum. Credit: Peter Aaron" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/300%20North%20LaSalle%20Signature%20Photo.jpg?1392726270" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2808" height="1305" title="Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, LEED Gold. Credit: David Seide" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Daytime%20exterior_high%20res2.jpg?1392726739" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3600" height="2700" title="NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Alan Karchmer" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NOAA%20CWCP.jpg?1392726797" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1050" height="698" title="Skanska office in Rockville, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Skanska USA" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0010.JPG?1392726867" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3600" height="2400" title="1776 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, Va., LEED Platinum. © RTKL.com/David Whitcomb" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_TTS6800.jpg?1392727077" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4031" height="2304" title="Robinson &amp; Merhige U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, Va., LEED Silver. Credit: US General Services Administration, MidAtlantic Region" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RichmondPaperweight.jpg?1392727137" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4672" height="3104" title="Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, LEED Platinum. Credit: Helen Hill" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/mghpcc-exterior.jpg?1392727199" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4016" height="6016" title="Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan, LEED Silver. Credit: Timothy Schenck" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TMarshall_Ext01.jpg?1392727302" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="1000" title="DPR Construction Newport Beach, Calif., office, LEED Gold. Credit: Victor Muschetto Photography" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DPR_Newport_Beach_Victor%20Muschetto%20Photography.jpg?1392727384" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4146" height="2400" title="Lands End Lookout in San Fancisco, LEED Platinum. Credit: Michael David Rose" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/17_landsend_Michael%20David%20Rose.jpg?1392727584" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="959" title="SFJAZZ Center in San Fancisco, LEED Gold. Credit: Henrik Kam" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SFJAZZ%20Center%20Exterior%20photo%20Henrik%20Kam.jpg.jpeg?1392727629" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="467" title="UC Santa Barbara Ocean Science Education Building, LEED Gold. Credit: Tony Mastres, UC Santa Barbara" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OSEB_108.jpg?1392727695" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" title="Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Ore., LEED Platinum. ©Nic Lehoux " alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EdithGreenWendellWyatt.jpg?1392727778" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="598" title="New Sandy High School in Sandy, Ore., LEED Gold. Credit: Josh Partee" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SaHS%2003-N-elev-sunrise-wide.jpg?1392830686" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2545" height="1430" title="Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, N.C., LEED Gold. Credit: Mother Earth Brewing" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Brewery%20Buliding%20Exterior%20G%20and%20G.jpg?1392727843" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="952" height="1428" title="Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, N.C., LEED Platinum. © 2014 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Used with permission." alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DEC%20Sept%202010.jpg?1392727871" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="998" title="Facebook Forest City Datacenter in Forest City, N.C., LEED Gold. Credit: Facebook" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Facebook_Forest_City.jpg?1392727982" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="6144" height="4096" title="Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins, Colo., LEED Platinum. Credit: James Ray Spahn" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Discovery29_front%20entry.jpg?1392728041" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2000" height="1295" title="Wayne Aspinall Federal Office Building in Grand Junction, Colo., LEED Platinum. Credit: Kevin Reeves" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GO_GSA-WayneAspinall_Ext_06.jpg.jpeg?1392728101" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4857" height="3152" title="Aulani, A Disney Resort &amp; Spa in Kapolei, Hawaii, LEED Silver. Credit: Aulani, A Disney Resort &amp; Spa - ©Disney" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Aulani%20Resort%20Photo.jpg?1392728182" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5100" height="3400" title="Hickam Air Force Base F-22 repair facility hangar in Hawaii, LEED Gold. ©Douglas Peebles Photography" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_T1A8551.jpg?1392728426" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1800" height="1200" title="American Academy of Neurology Headquarters in Minneapolis, LEED Certified. Credit: American Academy of Neurology/ESG Architects/George Heinrich" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/American_Academy_Neurology_Ext-08.jpg?1392728500" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1800" height="1188" title="Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield, Minn., LEED Gold. Credit: Lara Swimmer" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LS20111017_WeitzCtrCreativ_001.jpg?1392728566" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2957" height="3960" title="Fifty South Sixth in Minneapolis, LEED Gold. Credit: Hines" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/50%20South%20Six%20Sig%20Shot.jpg?1392728682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Illinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia tops list </em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building#comments Media Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:07:10 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4582166 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet international Green Raters Emre and Berkay from Turkey http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-international-green-raters-emre-and-berkay-turkey <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenrater_turkey.jpg?1392313772" /> </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="324" height="349" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EMRE_ILICALI.png?1392313781" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="577" height="697" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Berkay_Somali.PNG?1392313796" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Is the insulation in your home installed correctly to save on energy bills?&nbsp;Does your home have a properly functioning ventilation system to improve indoor air quality?&nbsp;Is your HVAC equipment sized to ensure the comfort of your family?</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-international-green-raters-emre-and-berkay-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-international-green-raters-emre-and-berkay-turkey#comments LEED Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:58:03 +0000 Mika Kania 4572342 at http://in.usgbc.org Chevrolet ‘credits’ schools for clean energy leadership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-%E2%80%98credits%E2%80%99-schools-clean-energy-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons user Fields of View" alt="Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons user Fields of ViewCourtesy Flickr Creative Com" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6806494361_825f9d5eba_b.jpg?1392243151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Colleges and universities across the United States are pledging to <a href="http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/about/mission-history">reduce their carbon emissions</a><span>.</span> There&rsquo;s a clean energy revolution happening in communities across the country and a lot of ingenuity and commitment behind it.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-%E2%80%98credits%E2%80%99-schools-clean-energy-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-%E2%80%98credits%E2%80%99-schools-clean-energy-leadership#comments LEED Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:56:57 +0000 4571476 at http://in.usgbc.org Chevrolet funds campuses to “do more good” http://in.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-funds-campuses-%E2%80%9Cdo-more-good%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user poeloq" alt="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user poeloq" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/259169852_8676ee09eb_b.jpg?1392242732" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Colleges and universities can now use support from Chevrolet to enhance the energy performance of individual or multiple buildings on a campus as they strive toward delivering superior LEED building performance.<span>&nbsp; </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-funds-campuses-%E2%80%9Cdo-more-good%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-funds-campuses-%E2%80%9Cdo-more-good%E2%80%9D#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:52:05 +0000 Robert Koester 4571468 at http://in.usgbc.org Everyone has a plan--until they get punched in the face http://in.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iestap.jpg?1392066057" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; min-height: 15px;">Those are the words of former heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson. I think Mike could have been reflecting on how planning gets you half way there, but it&rsquo;s the ability to then manage and adapt your plan that ultimately determines success.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';">But then again; maybe he was just talking about punching people in the face.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face#comments LEED Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:56:49 +0000 Nicola Hilliard 4565639 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Saving water in Sacramento, LEED pays off in Portland http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-saving-water-sacramento-leed-pays-portland <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Ben Sheriff Photography" alt="Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Ben Sheriff Photography" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sacramento.jpg?1391813485" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/06/6135945/state-government-wringing-water.html">State government wringing water from operations</a>, <em>The Sacramento Bee</em>. LEED certification for public buildings is one way legislators in California's capitol are dealing with a water crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://fox40.com/2014/02/04/no-ordinary-arena-architect-of-new-kings-arena-on-buildings-design/#ixzz2sfnaDF9W">No Ordinary Arena: Architect of New Kings Arena on Building&rsquo;s Design</a>, Fox 40 (Sacramento). Plans for the Kings' new NBA arena include LEED certification.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-saving-water-sacramento-leed-pays-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-saving-water-sacramento-leed-pays-portland#comments Industry Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:52:49 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4563475 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 credential exams coming June 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-exam_0.jpg?1391798357" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Updated May 15: Exams for the LEED Green Associate, BD+C, ID+C and O+M will feature v4 content in June. Exams for Homes and ND will feature v4 content in 2015.</strong></em></p> <p><em>LEED Professional Credential Exams to feature v4 content and project experience assessment on June 30</em></p> <p>The LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system this June.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014#comments LEED Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:30:03 +0000 Erin Emery 4563026 at http://in.usgbc.org The 2014 EBie Awards are here http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2014-ebie-awards-are-here <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_ebie.jpg?1391789393" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now in its third year, <strong>The EBie Awards</strong>&trade; are a national juried competition created by Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, to celebrate measurable performance improvements in Existing Buildings (thus the EB-bies) and the people who make them happen. We expect 2014 to be our best effort yet, with the support of USGBC and chapters across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Submissions are due <strong>March 20</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Find out more by watching the<strong> EBie video!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2014-ebie-awards-are-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2014-ebie-awards-are-here#comments Industry Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:00:08 +0000 4562738 at http://in.usgbc.org Latest version of LEED recognized in Dutch policy http://in.usgbc.org/articles/latest-version-leed-recognized-dutch-policy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iStock_000024827036.jpg?1391718734" /> </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="808" title="Gerrit....who was successful in getting LEED in Dutch policy" alt="Gerrit....who was successful in getting LEED in Dutch policy" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gerrit-Jan%20Teunissen%5B1%5D%5B1%5D_1.jpg?1391718759" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An individual taking on his or her municipal or national government does not have to look like <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuELNDw-gOU">this</a>.</p> <p>Consider LEED AP Gerrit-Jan Teunissen, and how he successfully petitioned the Netherlands government to expand the criteria for a subset of the tax code that now recognizes the use of the latest version of LEED launched just last year.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/latest-version-leed-recognized-dutch-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/latest-version-leed-recognized-dutch-policy#comments LEED Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:14:19 +0000 Joseph Crea 4561990 at http://in.usgbc.org “Super” Bowls, Fields, Stadiums, Arenas: Where we play has a huge opportunity to be green http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Csuper%E2%80%9D-bowls-fields-stadiums-arenas-where-we-play-has-huge-opportunity-be-green <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user Anthony Quintano" alt="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user Anthony Quintano" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SuperBowl.jpg?1391614478" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I had floor seats to the Syracuse-Duke game at the Carrier Dome Friday (hands down best basketball game EVER), and like virtually every other person on the planet, I did watch some of the Super Bowl, even though as anyone who knows me, knows I&rsquo;m no &ldquo;Stat Boy.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Csuper%E2%80%9D-bowls-fields-stadiums-arenas-where-we-play-has-huge-opportunity-be-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Csuper%E2%80%9D-bowls-fields-stadiums-arenas-where-we-play-has-huge-opportunity-be-green#comments LEED Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:31:41 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4559750 at http://in.usgbc.org Today’s truth check: Green building is good for Ohio! http://in.usgbc.org/articles/today%E2%80%99s-truth-check-green-building-good-ohio <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: OZinOH via Flickr Creative Commons " alt="Photo Credit: OZinOH via Flickr Creative Commons " src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5407095049_9d8ea7d405_b_0.jpg?1391549547" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a><a></a><a></a><a></a><strong>Ohio&rsquo;s green building industry stands strong to support green building in the Buckeye State&hellip;</strong></p> <p>This morning, USGBC joined expert witnesses from across Ohio&rsquo;s diverse green building industry to tell state legislators that <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/ohio-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">LEED works for Ohio</a>. A handful of DC industry lobbyists flew in for the second time, today, to say that it is not.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/today%E2%80%99s-truth-check-green-building-good-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/today%E2%80%99s-truth-check-green-building-good-ohio#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:31:04 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4559052 at http://in.usgbc.org Global green building event calendar 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/global-green-building-event-calendar-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic.jpg?1391464653" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The global green building professional&rsquo;s attention is perpetually divided. With relevant and compelling events taking place all over the world, it is impossible to be everywhere at once. Joe and I have prepared a cheat sheet for the &ldquo;who,&rdquo; &ldquo;what&rdquo; and &ldquo;where&rdquo; you should be in 2014. Of course, the calendar is far from comprehensive but we hope that you find this resource valuable as you navigate the global green building landscape.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/global-green-building-event-calendar-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/global-green-building-event-calendar-2014#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:54:33 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4555396 at http://in.usgbc.org Time to vote on LEED Homes (v2008) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/time-vote-leed-homes-v2008 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/v4homes_ballot_open.png?1391463650" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Homes 2008 Ballot is officially open! Vote now and make your voice heard.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you vote?</strong></p> <p>If you joined the consensus body (registered to vote) in September and you&rsquo;re employed by a USGBC national member who has remained in good standing, you&rsquo;ll receive an email with instructions and a direct link to our voting page. There you&rsquo;ll be able to cast your ballot on the update to the Homes v2008 language through the month of February.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/time-vote-leed-homes-v2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/time-vote-leed-homes-v2008#comments LEED Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:40:55 +0000 Asa Foss 4555352 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Battling big chemical in Ohio, Dynamic Plaque pushes performance http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-battling-big-chemical-ohio-dynamic-plaque-pushes-performance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Sam Howzit via Flickr" alt="The Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Sam Howzit via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Columbus.jpg?1391211293" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/01/30/resolution-that-would-halt-leed.html?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=resolution-that-would-halt-leed-standards-in-public-construction-gets-first-business-first-of-columbus">Resolution that would halt LEED standards in public construction gets first hearing</a>, <em>Columbus Business First</em>. Advocates for healthier, high-performing buildings are going to the mat against the big chemical lobby in Ohio.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-battling-big-chemical-ohio-dynamic-plaque-pushes-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-battling-big-chemical-ohio-dynamic-plaque-pushes-performance#comments Industry Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:36:32 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4553031 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED: Value of a Market Signal http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-value-market-signal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig_insights_0.png?1391194705" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The final day of Greenbuild 2013 closed with a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/live.aspx" target="_blank">talk</a>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Silver" target="_blank">Nate Silver</a>, an American statistician and #1 best selling author of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/books/review/the-signal-and-the-noise-by-nate-silver.html?pagewanted=all"><em>The Signal and the Noise</em></a>&rdquo;.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-value-market-signal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-value-market-signal#comments LEED Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:58:25 +0000 Dan Winters 4552520 at http://in.usgbc.org House committee clears important legislation for commercial tenants http://in.usgbc.org/articles/house-committee-clears-important-legislation-commercial-tenants <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/9309579254_f81a765a14_c.jpg?1391101347" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday, the House Energy &amp; Commerce Committee took a positive step in advancing building efficiency legislation with the passage of<a href="http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF03/20140128/101691/BILLS-113-HR2126-M001180-Amdt-1.pdf"><span class="s1"> H.R. 2126</span></a>, the &ldquo;Better Buildings Act.&rdquo; This bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) cleared the committee on voice vote.</p> <p>In a statement, Representative Welch lauded the passage of the bill:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/house-committee-clears-important-legislation-commercial-tenants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/house-committee-clears-important-legislation-commercial-tenants#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:07:03 +0000 Bryan Howard 4551043 at http://in.usgbc.org 2013 President's Award: Gerald Hines, Hines Interest Limited Partnership http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-presidents-award-gerald-hines-hines-interest-limited-partnership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013leadershipaward_Hines.jpg?1391096338" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2OIymILa440?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-presidents-award-gerald-hines-hines-interest-limited-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-presidents-award-gerald-hines-hines-interest-limited-partnership#comments Community Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:47:20 +0000 4550844 at http://in.usgbc.org The first LEED homes in Greater China http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-china-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" title="No. 98 of Nanhexia, Guangling in the Yanzhou District of China’s Jiangsu Province" alt="No. 98 of Nanhexia, Guangling in the Yanzhou District of China’s Jiangsu Provinc" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_chinahome_0.jpg?1391025177" /> </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="1642" height="2000" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BPR-Nightview-Entrance.jpg?1391025190" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2000" height="1874" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BPR-Nightview-Aerial.jpg?1391025202" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300255.JPG?1391025220" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300216.JPG?1391025227" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300179.JPG?1391025237" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="480" height="640" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300175.JPG?1391025253" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300165.JPG?1391025260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The rapid urbanization of China is arguably the most environmentally significant human project on the planet. As China continues to grow, green buildings&mdash;indeed, a cross section of green buildings&mdash;is key to its continued future and in line with the country&rsquo;s larger goals of a greener, healthier China. What better structure to help achieve this goal than a green home? Recently, pioneers of green buildings have successfully certified the first LEED homes in Greater China giving families environmentally sound, healthier and affordable spaces to live.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-china-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-china-0#comments LEED Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:47:11 +0000 Mika Kania 4549640 at http://in.usgbc.org Dear Mr. President: Support better buildings through executive action http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dear-mr-president-support-better-buildings-through-executive-action <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_sotu_2014.jpg?1391012968" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last night, I was inspired watching President Obama outline a plan to "make this a year of action" and calling on us all to do everything we can to invest in a stronger America. The president himself also wasn't shy about reaffirming his commitment to take action: "Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do."</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dear-mr-president-support-better-buildings-through-executive-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/dear-mr-president-support-better-buildings-through-executive-action#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:21:22 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4549276 at http://in.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Mika Kania http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-mika-kania <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MeetUSGBC_Mika.jpg?1390937771" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>Mika Kania, LEED Associate</h2> <h4>How long have you been at USGBC?&nbsp;</h4> <p>Almost 3 years</p> <h4>Where's your hometown?</h4> <p>Milwaukee, Wisconsin</p> <h4>What are you most excited about in the green building industry?</h4> <p>Green building's continued expansion into developing countries.</p> <h4>What's your favorite part of working for USGBC?</h4> <p>Being surrounded by the most motivated people I have ever met (and the free coffee :)</p> <h4>And how do you get to work?</h4> <p>Bike</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-mika-kania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-mika-kania#comments Community Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:36:38 +0000 4547117 at http://in.usgbc.org A haiku of state and local advocacy opportunities in 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/haiku-state-and-local-advocacy-opportunities-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6013965496_af6186c137_b_0.jpg?1390919020" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>New year, new session;</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Advocates plan, train, and meet;</em></p> <p><em>For chance to green laws.</em></p> <p>I believe in concise writing; thus, what better way to lay out advocacy possibilities in 2014 than with a haiku?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/haiku-state-and-local-advocacy-opportunities-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/haiku-state-and-local-advocacy-opportunities-2014#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:46:24 +0000 Christina Kuo 4545555 at http://in.usgbc.org Introducing the new LEED Online http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedonline_1.jpg?1390848364" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Smart, streamlined and simple: experience the new LEED Online</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;ve come a long way since the days of submitting for certification using 3-ring binders. LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline">new LEED Online platform</a> with streamlined documentation and process. Spend your time achieving credits, not documenting them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online#comments LEED Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:46:03 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 4545083 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: LEED pushing greener growth, MD county eyeing sustainability law http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-pushing-greener-growth-md-county-eyeing-sustainability-law <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Gish Apartments in San Jose, Calif." alt="The LEED Gold Gish Apartments in San Jose, Calif." src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_13766799_Small.jpg?1390833702" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/01/Green-Building-Labels-Trigger-Race.html">Green-Building Labels Trigger A Race To The Top</a>, <em>Chemical &amp; Engineering News</em>. New research demonstrates that LEED inspires firms to reach to build greener.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-pushing-greener-growth-md-county-eyeing-sustainability-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-pushing-greener-growth-md-county-eyeing-sustainability-law#comments Industry Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4544362 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 50,000th Green Housing Unit Under LEED for Homes http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_13.jpeg?1390507055" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>44 percent of the homes classified as affordable housing</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (Jan. 23, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the 50,000th LEED-certified green housing unit.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes#comments Media Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:58:03 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4541262 at http://in.usgbc.org 2013 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award: Intel Corporation http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-ray-anderson-radical-industrialism-award-intel-corporation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_intel%5B3%5D.png?1390490597" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UbGwz4M3oJA?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-ray-anderson-radical-industrialism-award-intel-corporation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-ray-anderson-radical-industrialism-award-intel-corporation#comments Community Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:25:07 +0000 4540771 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: AIA's best buildings, Michigan chapter's challenge http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-aias-best-buildings-michigan-chapters-challenge <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center. Credit: Reading Tom via Flickr" alt="The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center." src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BBGvisitorcenter.jpg?1389998506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://gizmodo.com/the-11-best-american-designed-buildings-of-the-year-1501453676">The 11 Best American-Designed Buildings of The Year</a>, GizModo. The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center was a recipient of the 2014 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-aias-best-buildings-michigan-chapters-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-aias-best-buildings-michigan-chapters-challenge#comments Industry Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:44:51 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4530959 at http://in.usgbc.org Shanghai Green Building Incubator: Your entryway into China's robust green building market http://in.usgbc.org/articles/shanghai-green-building-incubator-your-entryway-chinas-robust-green-building-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/feature_incubator_1.png?1389996163" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U.S. Green Building Council has teamed up with Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co. Ltd (SHIF)to offer USGBC members services through a green building technology incubator in Shanghai, China. If your company has ever considered expanding its business into China, this could be an important next step. The environmental imperatives, business trends, and governmental mandates in China signal great opportunity and China is in fact, the world&rsquo;s third largest market outside of the U.S. for LEED projects.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/shanghai-green-building-incubator-your-entryway-chinas-robust-green-building-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/shanghai-green-building-incubator-your-entryway-chinas-robust-green-building-market#comments Industry Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:02:43 +0000 4530870 at http://in.usgbc.org What’s in it? Business customers care more than you might think. http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-it-business-customers-care-more-you-might-think <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 Ann Head </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_shelton_insights_1.png?1389991507" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>By&nbsp;<a href="http://sheltoninsights.com/author/lhead">Lee Ann Head</a>&nbsp;(originally found on <a href="http://sheltoninsights.com/sustainability-communications/b2b-marketing/whats" target="_blank">SheltonInsights</a>)</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-it-business-customers-care-more-you-might-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-it-business-customers-care-more-you-might-think#comments Industry Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:45:06 +0000 4530752 at http://in.usgbc.org Start small with big New Year’s goals http://in.usgbc.org/articles/start-small-big-new-year%E2%80%99s-goals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GADOS%20banner.jpg?1389902831" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the start of each year, millions of us resolve to make renewed commitments to healthy living, time with family, philanthropy, financial responsibility and countless other things that better ourselves and our communities. The most successful New Year&rsquo;s resolutions I&rsquo;ve made and kept over the years have been ones that approach a big idea through smaller, achievable milestones. When I decided a few years ago that I wanted to read more I started out, with the goal to read one book each month.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/start-small-big-new-year%E2%80%99s-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/start-small-big-new-year%E2%80%99s-goals#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:07:59 +0000 Emily Riordan 4527340 at http://in.usgbc.org 2013 Leadership in LEED Award: Joel Ann Todd http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013leadershipaward_JoelTodd.jpg?1389899113" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XzVUX1Yps4w?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd#comments Community Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:06:04 +0000 4527183 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v2008 Homes energy update: Road to ballot http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v2008-homes-energy-update-road-ballot <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/homes_ballot.jpg?1389891745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The results are in and the LEED Homes v2008 energy update has passed ballot. Beginning on Oct. 1, 2014, newly registering projects will be asked to meet the new requirements. The credit library and LEED Online will be updated automatically. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update">Learn more</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v2008-homes-energy-update-road-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v2008-homes-energy-update-road-ballot#comments LEED Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:02:51 +0000 Asa Foss 4526973 at http://in.usgbc.org Half of US energy-neutral buildings also show leadership with LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/half-us-energy-neutral-buildings-also-show-leadership-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">15 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: DPR Construction" alt="Photo credit: DPR Construction" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sd-dpr.jpg?1389823373" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yesterday, the New Buildings Institute (NBI) redefined the landscape of top performers in building energy efficiency in North America. NBI&rsquo;s new report, &ldquo;<a href="http://newbuildings.org/sites/default/files/2014_Getting_to_Zero_Update.pdf">2014 Getting to Zero Status Update</a>,&rdquo; reveals 213 commercial buildings that are doing the unthinkable: building a legacy of an annual footprint of <em>zero</em> operational energy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/half-us-energy-neutral-buildings-also-show-leadership-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/half-us-energy-neutral-buildings-also-show-leadership-leed#comments Industry Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:03:44 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4526074 at http://in.usgbc.org 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference http://in.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-new-partners-smart-growth-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/smart_growth.jpg?1391459272" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Interested in building safe, healthy, equitable and prosperous communities?&nbsp;</p> <p>The registration deadline for the New Partners for Smart Growth conference in Denver from Feb. 13-15 is Tuesday, Jan. 21. After the Jan. 21, a $50 late fee will apply to all registrations. &nbsp;<a href="http://newpartners.org/" target="_blank">Register today</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-new-partners-smart-growth-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-new-partners-smart-growth-conference#comments Industry Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:26:34 +0000 4555228 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Green factories in Asia, NY's road map for renewables http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-green-factories-asia-nys-road-map-renewables <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The solar installation on Intel&#039;s Vietnam Assembly and Test Factory in Ho Chi Minh City. Credit: Intel Free Press via Flickr" alt="The solar installation on Intel&#039;s Vietnam Assembly and Test Factory" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/solar.jpg?1389394054" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/business/international/asian-factories-see-sense-and-savings-in-environmental-certification.html">Slowly, Asia&rsquo;s Factories Begin to Turn Green</a>, <em>The New York Times</em>. USGBC platinum member Intel is pursuing environmental measures at its LEED-registered plant in Ho Chi Minh City that go far beyond what&rsquo;s required by local law.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-green-factories-asia-nys-road-map-renewables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-green-factories-asia-nys-road-map-renewables#comments Industry Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:50:25 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4514519 at http://in.usgbc.org A bit of advice for GBI’s new CEO: How to improve Green Globes’ sorry reputation and lack of market uptake http://in.usgbc.org/articles/bit-advice-gbi%E2%80%99s-new-ceo-how-improve-green-globes%E2%80%99-sorry-reputation-and-lack-market-uptake <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_advice.jpg?1389390202" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We hear that Jerry Yudelson has a brand new job as the latest head of the Green Building Initiative (GBI). Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, it has 35 organizational members (of which more then half are either timber, chemical or plastics affiliates) and a staff of 11 employees/contractors &ndash; it&rsquo;s not exactly clear. What is clear, though, is that they haven&rsquo;t hired a new president as much as they&rsquo;ve hired a new sales-person-in-chief, who&rsquo;s now in charge of putting lipstick on their floundering, imported rating system.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/bit-advice-gbi%E2%80%99s-new-ceo-how-improve-green-globes%E2%80%99-sorry-reputation-and-lack-market-uptake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/bit-advice-gbi%E2%80%99s-new-ceo-how-improve-green-globes%E2%80%99-sorry-reputation-and-lack-market-uptake#comments LEED Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:43:45 +0000 Roger Platt 4514356 at http://in.usgbc.org Use v4 credits on your v2009 project http://in.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_v4_2_2009_credits_1.jpg?1389363467" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Excited to start using LEED v4, but not sure you&rsquo;re ready to make the switch on your existing projects? Now you can substitute some of your v2009 credits for v4 credits. Here&rsquo;s how:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project#comments LEED Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:17:47 +0000 Batya Metalitz 4513450 at http://in.usgbc.org 2013 Center for Green Schools President's Award: Mary Spilde, Lane Community College http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-center-green-schools-presidents-award-mary-spilde-lane-community-college <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013leadershipaward_Spilde.jpg?1389299002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Li4Cn2xXwcg?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-center-green-schools-presidents-award-mary-spilde-lane-community-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-center-green-schools-presidents-award-mary-spilde-lane-community-college#comments Community Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:24:38 +0000 4512495 at http://in.usgbc.org My green schools New Year’s resolution http://in.usgbc.org/articles/my-green-schools-new-year%E2%80%99s-resolution <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RGblogphoto.jpg?1389218142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve always been resistant to making New Year's&nbsp;resolutions. I&rsquo;m not really sure why. Maybe it seems clich&eacute;; maybe I&rsquo;m annoyed that my yoga classes are now swamped with&nbsp;people who have made resolutions to be more healthy, balanced and zen in the new year. But this year, I am making a new year&rsquo;s resolution of a professional nature.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/my-green-schools-new-year%E2%80%99s-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/my-green-schools-new-year%E2%80%99s-resolution#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:00:54 +0000 Rachel Gutter 4504602 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Greener grocery stores, pushing sustainable policies http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greener-grocery-stores-pushing-sustainable-policies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Nicholas Eckhart via Flickr" alt="Nicholas Eckhart via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grocerystore.jpg?1388789480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.groceryheadquarters.com/2014/01/achieving-sustainability/">Achieving sustainability</a>, <em>Grocery Headquarters</em>. USGBC Vice President of Product Management Lisa Stanley discussed how grocery stores are finding value using LEED, but more work needs to be done.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greener-grocery-stores-pushing-sustainable-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greener-grocery-stores-pushing-sustainable-policies#comments Industry Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:53:19 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4493457 at http://in.usgbc.org The green building community is rooting for the Eagles this NFL post-season http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-community-rooting-eagles-nfl-post-season <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="462" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/The_Linc_LEED_2.JPG_.jpeg?1388785296" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>Greenbuild 2013 meets Greenbuild 2014 when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the NFL playoffs this weekend, and much of the green building community will be cheering for the team in green.</h2> <p>We&rsquo;re not partial to the disruptive offense of rookie coach Chip Kelly. And we certainly have no gripes with the Saints, who had a strong presence at this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://greensportsalliance.org/tag/press-news/page/2/" target="_blank">Green Sports Alliance Summit</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-community-rooting-eagles-nfl-post-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-community-rooting-eagles-nfl-post-season#comments Industry Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:42:11 +0000 William Nutt 4493320 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC and human health http://in.usgbc.org/health <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Current News </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_option.jpg?1388778916" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has started exploring how to clearly link the market transformation that the green building movement has inspired to its opportunity to create an equally&nbsp;transformational&nbsp;impact on human health. In&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/health-human-right-green-building-can-help">Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help</a>, a report from USGBC&rsquo;s Green Building &amp; Human Health Summit in early 2013, we examine ways to promote and protect human health in relation to the built environment. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/health#comments Industry Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:56:08 +0000 4492896 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED Addenda and Interpretations Update: January 2014 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-and-interpretations-update-january-2014 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Resource/Link List </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda.jpg?1388771311" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>January 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. Use the credit library to access the new LEED Interpretations.</h2> <h3>INTERPRETATIONS</h3> <p>There are 71 new LEED Interpretations (10292, 10298&mdash;10367), including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise (1003<span>&mdash;</span>10367). Here are some highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-and-interpretations-update-january-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-and-interpretations-update-january-2014#comments LEED Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:49:24 +0000 4492512 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-building-operations-and-maintenance-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/Know_RatingSystems-04.png?1396374414" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Existing buildings hold incredible promise. Many older buildings around the world are energy hogs and water sieves. With some keen attention to building operations, that can be turned around drastically by using LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M). Consider that it can take up to 80 years to make up for the environmental impacts of demolishing an old building and constructing a new one, even if the resulting building is extremely energy efficient.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-building-operations-and-maintenance-om" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4650157 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Neighborhood Development http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-neighborhood-development <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Know_RatingSystems-06.png?1396377839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Is your local grocery store within walking distance&hellip;and is there a sidewalk for you to trek there safely? Does your neighborhood boast high-performing green buildings, parks and green space? Do bikes, pedestrians and vehicles play nicely together on the road? LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) was engineered to inspire and help create better, more sustainable, well-connected neighborhoods. It looks beyond the scale of buildings to consider entire communities. Why? Because sprawl is a scary thing. Here&rsquo;s the antidote. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-neighborhood-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4650158 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-interior-design-and-construction-idc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-02.png?1396374323" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As humans, we spend 90% of our time indoors. We&rsquo;re of the mindset that time should be spent in spaces that allow us to breathe easy, give us views of nature and daylight, and make us healthier and more productive. LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) enables project teams, who may not have control over whole building operations, the opportunity to develop indoor spaces that are better for the planet and for people.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-interior-design-and-construction-idc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4650159 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Building Design and Construction (BD+C) http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-building-design-and-construction-bdc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-01.png?1396374372" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When designing and constructing a new building project, project teams are left with a choice: the option to build an innovative green building from the ground-up, or maintain the status quo by creating a water-guzzling, energy-wasting traditional structure. We&rsquo;re in favor of the former. LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) provides a framework for building a holistic green building, giving you the chance to nail down every sustainability feature, maximizing the benefits. <span>&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-building-design-and-construction-bdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4650160 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting to know LEED: Homes Design and Construction http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-homes-design-and-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/rating_systems_homes.png?1398959630" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A home is more than just shelter: homes are&nbsp;the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building &ndash; but especially homes. Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes.&nbsp;Some of the most important buildings in the world use LEED.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-leed-homes-design-and-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4696792 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting started with BD+C http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-bdc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/started_bdc_0.png?1401479442" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2>General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-bdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-bdc#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4726645 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting started with Homes http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-homes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/started_homes_0.png?1401478731" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Homes rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-homes#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4740017 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting started with ND http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-nd <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/started_nd.png?1401479793" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Neighborhood Development rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2>General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-nd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-nd#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4740045 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting started with ID+C http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-idc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/started_idc.png?1401479911" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2>General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-idc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-idc#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4740051 at http://in.usgbc.org Getting started with O+M http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-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/started_om.png?1401480011" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made the big decision&mdash;you're going to pursue LEED certification using the Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.</p> <p>We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project.&nbsp;</p> <h2>General resources</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-om" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/getting-started-om#comments LEED Wed, 01 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 4740054 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC 2014 congressional wrap-up and look ahead http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2014-congressional-wrap-and-look-ahead <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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: rc6750 via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="photo credit: rc6750 via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3308349265_342bcb0d52_b.jpg?1387575497" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a>With only a few short weeks before the New Year, the House and Senate completed a series of important legislative milestones including the bipartisan budget deal. With this budget deal in place, the House and Senate Appropriations Committee&nbsp;will begin to formally negotiate over the holiday recess by dividing up some $498.1 billion in domestic discretionary spending. They will have until January 15<sup>th</sup> to negotiate a&nbsp;spending&nbsp;package to replace the expiring continuing resolution&nbsp;to fund the government for rest of the fiscal year.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2014-congressional-wrap-and-look-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2014-congressional-wrap-and-look-ahead#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:39:15 +0000 Bryan Howard 4467863 at http://in.usgbc.org AZURE wraps up Greenbuild http://in.usgbc.org/articles/azure-wraps-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/greenbuild_670x308_jpg_1.jpeg?1387574771" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In case you missed the Greenbuild excitement, AZURE magazine has you covered. Here were their biggest takeaways from the show:</em></p> <p><strong>The Speakers</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/azure-wraps-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/azure-wraps-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:26:11 +0000 4467844 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Georgia Chapter attracts new audiences with high performance healthy schools message http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-georgia-chapter-attracts-new-audiences-high-performance-healthy-schools-message <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="261" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Georgia_green_schools.jpg?1387571871" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In regions where words like &ldquo;sustainable&rdquo; and &ldquo;green&rdquo; have difficulty gaining traction, supporters of green building look to alternative methods of getting the message out. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbcga.org">USGBC &ndash; Georgia Chapter</a>&rsquo;s 2013&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hphsga.org/2013-regional-summit">High Performance Healthy Schools Summit</a>&nbsp;looked to a broad audience of parents, students, and educators to address a growing need for healthier learning spaces for the state&rsquo;s children.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-georgia-chapter-attracts-new-audiences-high-performance-healthy-schools-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-georgia-chapter-attracts-new-audiences-high-performance-healthy-schools-message#comments Community Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:38:49 +0000 Stuart Lipkin 4467715 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 20,000th LEED Commercial Project http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_12.jpeg?1387559098" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Plant in Knoxville, Tenn., Secures Distinction</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (Dec. 20, 2013) &mdash; The movement for healthier, high-performing buildings has reached a new milestone, as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) issued the 20,000th LEED certification for a commercial project.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project#comments Media Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:05:52 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4467085 at http://in.usgbc.org Announcing the fall 2013 Trailblazing Teachers http://in.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-fall-2013-trailblazing-teachers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TrailblazingTeachers%5B2%5D.png?1387554125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This fall, the Center for Green Schools received another wave of impressive applications from around the country for our <a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/main-nav/k-12/Who/teachers/trailblazingteachers.aspx" target="_blank">Trailblazing Teacher Awards</a> - a small grant that we give out to deserving teachers to use toward an environmental initiative in their classroom. The creativity and dedication that shows through each of the educators&rsquo; applications is humbling and inspiring (it&rsquo;s no secret that our staff love to be picked as the review committee for these awards).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-fall-2013-trailblazing-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-fall-2013-trailblazing-teachers#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:48:46 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 4466853 at http://in.usgbc.org 2013: It's a wrap http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-its-wrap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_2013wrap_1.png?1387550849" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I experienced my first Greenbuild this year and had no idea what to expect. As the manager of our international marketing and communication efforts, I found it to be an exhilarating experience. A whirlwind of passion, activity and commitment.</p> <p>At USGBC we often speak about how LEED is global language. A language that allows us to distribute intelligence throughout the world. A language that allows us to compare how a LEED-certified building in Beijing is performing with one in Dubai, or Chicago.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-its-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-its-wrap#comments LEED Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:47:29 +0000 Joseph Crea 4466686 at http://in.usgbc.org Education @USGBC is here http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-here <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_eduatusgbc_1.jpg?1387497189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The next evolution in green building education has begun. Education @USGBC is a new platform featuring world-class courses and educational content related to sustainability and LEED. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education">It is available for purchase now</a>, with access beginning January 1.</p> <p>Advance your knowledge of green building, and connect and collaborate with leading practitioners around the world – online, anytime. Education @USGBC is the launch pad for our collective growth, innovation and leadership, giving us the momentum we need to continue our transformative work.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-here#comments Industry Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:53:09 +0000 Erin Emery 4466047 at http://in.usgbc.org Making history in present tense http://in.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-present-tense <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ArticleHeader.jpg?1387561716" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The thing about Washington, D.C. is that it’s filled with historically significant buildings. From the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, from the Old Stone House to the Willard Hotel, it seems every building inside the District has stature, either because of its age, its design, or because history was actually made there.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-present-tense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-present-tense#comments LEED Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:52:32 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4465558 at http://in.usgbc.org 3-2-1 Action! Review of 2013 green building policy campaigns http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-2-1-action-review-2013-green-building-policy-campaigns <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/4976494944_29f8defb4a_b.jpg?1387466475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;m inspired by the many people I meet who are committed to the idea that green building design, construction and operations will change the world. The market&rsquo;s uptake alone is reason enough to be sure that we really are having an impact, with already nearly <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us" target="_blank">60,000 LEED projects around the world</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-2-1-action-review-2013-green-building-policy-campaigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/3-2-1-action-review-2013-green-building-policy-campaigns#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:21:46 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4464799 at http://in.usgbc.org Have you met LEED v4? http://in.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_hellov4_0.png?1387400010" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED v4 &ndash; a new, sophisticated way of taking projects to the next level. With a built-in suite of tools and resources, LEED v4 was developed with project teams in mind.</p> <p><strong>LEED Online<br /></strong>Be one of the first to experience the new look and functionality. Projects that register for LEED v4, including Homes and Multifamily projects, have access to a newly updated LEED Online platform.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline" target="_blank">Register a project &raquo;</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4#comments LEED Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:47:53 +0000 4460932 at http://in.usgbc.org Materials and Human Health Summit Recap http://in.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-art-article"> <div class="field-label">Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> . </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_healthsummit13.jpg?1387393664" /> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote> <p>"The Materials &amp; Human Health Summit was a great&nbsp;opportunity to connect the dots between the people, knowledge and systems&nbsp;empowering&nbsp;the&nbsp;building&nbsp;industry&nbsp;to innovate&nbsp;and build healthier products and places."<em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&mdash;&nbsp;Anne Less, Mary Davidge Associates.&nbsp;Anne has led the Healthy Materials team for Google&rsquo;s Real Estate &amp; Workplace Services organization</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap#comments Greenbuild Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:08:12 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4460705 at http://in.usgbc.org 2013 Leadership in the Private Sector Award: Mike McNally, Skanska USA http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-private-sector-award-mike-mcnally-skanska-usa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_mike_1.jpg?1387309271" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bi2-3iBoFw8?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-private-sector-award-mike-mcnally-skanska-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-private-sector-award-mike-mcnally-skanska-usa#comments Community Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:46:32 +0000 4458943 at http://in.usgbc.org Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Best of Green Schools 2013 List http://in.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-announces-best-green-schools-2013-list <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ladybirdfrontUSGBC.jpg?1387291762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Recipients Demonstrate Innovative Approaches to School Sustainability, Recognized for Commitment to LEED and Healthy, High-Performing Schools</em></p> <p>&nbsp;WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; (Dec.17, 2013) &mdash; The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced its third annual &ldquo;Best of Green Schools&rdquo; list, which recognizes top educational institutions, individuals and initiatives across the country for environmental efforts.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-announces-best-green-schools-2013-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-announces-best-green-schools-2013-list#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:35:23 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4458264 at http://in.usgbc.org GAF gets LEED v4 ready at Greenbuild http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-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/GAFWayne.jpg?1389193480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>By Martin Grohman, Director of Sustainability, GAF</em></p> <p>Just a few weeks ago, the GAF team traveled to Philadelphia, Pa. for the Greenbuild Conference &amp; Expo. The GAF booth was really buzzing with activity this year! In fact, our presence at Greenbuild has grown every year, as it has become increasingly strategic for us to reach the green building marketplace and this year was no exception. To top it off, we recently became one of very few manufacturers to be USGBC Platinum members.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:16:01 +0000 4457084 at http://in.usgbc.org An invitation to dream http://in.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream-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/feature_promo_1.jpg?1387227625" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During a season when most kids are carefully crafting their wish lists for the holidays, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11) Holland are asking for one BIG gift from us all&mdash;to help them raise $250,000 to put towards USGBC's <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projecthaiti" target="_blank">Project Haiti</a>, what will be the first&nbsp;LEED-certified orphanage in the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream-0#comments Initiatives Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:00:24 +0000 Marisa Long 4456846 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: 100 LEED schools in Ohio, HPDs push smart material selection http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-100-leed-schools-ohio-hpds-push-smart-material-selection <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Edison PK-8 School in Dayton, Ohio." alt="The LEED Gold Edison PK-8 School in Dayton, Ohio." src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Edison-1.JPG?1386976215" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthtechling.biz/2013/12/us-leading-ohio-hits-leed-school-100/">US-Leading Ohio Hits LEED School 100</a>, Earth Techling. Thanks to the leadership of the Ohio School Facilities Commission, the state has more LEED-certified schools than any other.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-100-leed-schools-ohio-hpds-push-smart-material-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-100-leed-schools-ohio-hpds-push-smart-material-selection#comments Industry Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:11:43 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4453566 at http://in.usgbc.org Best in class: King County, WA leads by platinum example http://in.usgbc.org/articles/best-class-king-county-wa-leads-platinum-example <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="King County Green Building Summit and Excellence in Building Green Awards Ceremony, 2011. By King County Solid Waste Division." alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6685807909_a5bd1e3876_b.jpg?1386966295" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For green building policy geeks like us, King County, Washington, is as cool as it gets.<span>&nbsp; </span>And, my dear geeky friends, they&rsquo;re at it again.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/best-class-king-county-wa-leads-platinum-example" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/best-class-king-county-wa-leads-platinum-example#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:28:27 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4453260 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4 material ingredients market opportunities http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-market-opportunities <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_cradle.jpg?1386963186" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're investigating the best ways to increase the production and demand of products with publicly disclosed ingredient profiles and demonstrated track records of product improvement to insure our project teams are prepared for LEED v4. Our goal is to make&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/2616399?return=/credits/new-construction/v4/material-%26-resources">MR Credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization &ndash; Material Ingredients</a>&nbsp;a &ldquo;gimme&rdquo; by the end of 2014.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-market-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-market-opportunities#comments LEED Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:33:43 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4453106 at http://in.usgbc.org Education in the Big Easy: What's new in the 2014 Greenbuild Call for Education Session Proposals http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-big-easy-whats-new-2014-greenbuild-call-education-session-proposals <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-proposals.jpg?1386874636" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Call for Education Session Proposals (and reviewers) is open! Take a look at what&rsquo;s new for 2014:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-big-easy-whats-new-2014-greenbuild-call-education-session-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/education-big-easy-whats-new-2014-greenbuild-call-education-session-proposals#comments Greenbuild Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:57:55 +0000 Rina Brule 4450872 at http://in.usgbc.org The building that started a movement http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-started-movement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/zappos.jpg?1386866046" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Much has been said about Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh&rsquo;s terrific plan to <a href="http://downtownproject.com/" target="_blank">revitalize Downtown Las Vegas</a>, but some may not know it all began with one building &ndash; namely, the major renovation of an old city hall that&rsquo;s on target for LEED Gold certification. I spoke to Brad Tomm, Sr. Manager of Campus Operations and Sustainability at Zappos about this very special LEED project.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-started-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-started-movement#comments Industry Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:34:32 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 4450561 at http://in.usgbc.org Watch Live! The Atlantic Energy and Infrastructure Super Summit 2013 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/watch-live-atlantic-energy-and-infrastructure-super-summit-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_atl_eiss_1.jpg?1386860754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, our very own Scot Horst and Mahesh Ramanujam will be speaking at The Atlantic Energy and Infrastructure Super Summit. <em>The Atlantic</em> has gathered a select group of senior leaders for conversations on innovative water conservation efforts, evolving green building standards, and the future of energy policy and infrastructure investment through one-on-one interviews and panel discussions.</p><br/><br/> <p>Watch the program as it unfolds, and join the conversation via <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ATLEnergy&amp;src=typd">#ATLEnergy</a>. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/watch-live-atlantic-energy-and-infrastructure-super-summit-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/watch-live-atlantic-energy-and-infrastructure-super-summit-2013#comments Industry Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:05:53 +0000 4450406 at http://in.usgbc.org Research Preview: Review of Health Language in LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/research-preview-review-health-language-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="669" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_80553792-lime-01.jpg?1386780189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has promoted building industry transformation as the path to improved global and human health since our organization's infancy.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/research-preview-review-health-language-leed-0" target="_blank">Research Preview: Review of Health Language in LEED</a>&nbsp;comes at an important time in the history of the green building movement as the large building industry is now focusing on issues related to human health in the built environment.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/research-preview-review-health-language-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/research-preview-review-health-language-leed#comments Industry Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:43:33 +0000 Anthony Bernheim 4444664 at http://in.usgbc.org Brazil, sustainably speaking http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-sustainably-speaking <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Arena_Castel_o_feature.jpg?1386778611" /> </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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Arena_Castel_o-1.jpg?1386778943" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="410" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Arena_Castel_o-2.jpg?1386778943" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, in the midst of significant economic growth and social change, Brazil is preparing to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, arguably the world&rsquo;s premier sporting event. From June 12 to July 13, the games will put Brazil front and center in the global spotlight.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-sustainably-speaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-sustainably-speaking#comments Industry Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:06:04 +0000 Joseph Crea 4444562 at http://in.usgbc.org A monumental day for Ohio http://in.usgbc.org/articles/monumental-day-ohio <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Ohio_0.jpg?1386775551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today at the Ohio State House, teachers, school leadership and elected officials from across the state are gathering to celebrate the first 100 LEED certified schools.<span>&nbsp; </span>Ohio leads the nation with more LEED certified public schools than any other state, and hundreds more are on the way.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/monumental-day-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/monumental-day-ohio#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:26:49 +0000 Rachel Gutter 4444496 at http://in.usgbc.org Press Play: Green Apple Bike Tour http://in.usgbc.org/articles/press-play-green-apple-bike-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/GABT.png?1386773744" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC recently hosted our first <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo">Green Apple Bike Tour</a>, an eight-day biking adventure from DC to Philadelphia with students and emerging professionals, led by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. Green Apple is an initiative of the Center for Green Schools to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/press-play-green-apple-bike-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/press-play-green-apple-bike-tour#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:58:50 +0000 Tess Wiggins 4444442 at http://in.usgbc.org Ohio Leads the Nation with 100 LEED-Certified Public Schools and Hundreds More in the Pipeline http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_11.jpeg?1386766221" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Ohio LEED schools save energy, money and resources and are healthier for students and faculty</em></strong></p> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Dec. 11, 2013)&mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes the state of Ohio and the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) on the LEED&reg; certification of the 100th public school building in the state. Ohio leads the country with more LEED-certified public schools than any other state, with hundreds more in the LEED pipeline.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline#comments Media Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:51:27 +0000 Marisa Long 4444312 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC’s New Report Demonstrates Impact, Transformative Power of LEED Green Building Rating System http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_10.jpeg?1386614532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation<em> is the third and final report in the 2013 series</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst#comments Media Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:47:14 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4441075 at http://in.usgbc.org A Greenbuild Scholarship Recipient's Story http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-story <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild-group-1_0.jpg?1386604768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>DuWayne Baird, an emerging construction professional in Central Ohio, was one of 50 people to receive a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/about/greenbuild-scholarship.aspx" target="_blank">full scholarship to attend Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;2013 in Philadelphia last month. In his blog post, he shares his Greenbuild story, one filled with networking, inspiration, advocacy and education. Read it <a href="http://emergingelite.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/my-greenbuild-2013-experience" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-story#comments Community Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:01:23 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4440661 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Building green in the Kingdom, Philadelphia's Platinum neighborhood http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-green-kingdom-philadelphias-platinum-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" title="Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pedronet via Flickr" alt="Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pedronet via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Riyadh.jpg?1386371776" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.arabnews.com/news/488051">&lsquo;Green buildings&rsquo; concept takes root in Kingdom</a>, <em>Arab News</em>. USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to laud progress made and encourage further action.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-green-kingdom-philadelphias-platinum-neighborhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-green-kingdom-philadelphias-platinum-neighborhood#comments Industry Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:17:08 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4438224 at http://in.usgbc.org Scholarship recipients in their own words http://in.usgbc.org/articles/scholarship-recipients-their-own-words <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cityscape.jpg?1386366540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Week before last, over 200 individuals came together to inspire each other with their efforts and dedication to bringing sustainability to low-income and underserved communities. They joined us from across the country, and even some from other parts of the world, to learn about the way that the community leaders in Philadelphia deliver equitable access to healthy homes and neighborhoods, and how high-impact projects can solve complex urban environmental problems that put low-income communities first.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/scholarship-recipients-their-own-words" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/scholarship-recipients-their-own-words#comments Greenbuild Initiatives Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:49:20 +0000 Clare Rosenberger 4438048 at http://in.usgbc.org Local sustainability tradeshows keep growing http://in.usgbc.org/articles/local-sustainability-tradeshows-keep-growing <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/design_columbus.png?1386272039" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Greenbuild continues to be one of the industry&rsquo;s most successful trade shows&hellip; but how are local sustainability shows faring? Read one city&rsquo;s story &ndash; and share your own.</em></p> <p>Last month, many of us had the pleasure of going to Philadelphia for Greenbuild 2013. And going to Greenbuild is a bit like going on vacation&hellip; when it&rsquo;s over, you can&rsquo;t wait to go back. But instead of waiting a whole year to attend your next sustainability trade show, see what your local USGBC chapter (or any other organization in your area) may be hosting.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/local-sustainability-tradeshows-keep-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/local-sustainability-tradeshows-keep-growing#comments Industry Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:34:43 +0000 Kristin Dispenza 4435876 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Commends President Obama’s Memorandum to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in Building Facilities and Operations http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-commends-president-obama%E2%80%99s-memorandum-accelerate-energy-efficiency-building-facilitie <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_9.jpeg?1385390562" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 5, 2013)</strong> &ndash; Today, President Obama signed a memorandum directing the federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, more than double the current level.</p> <p>Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, released the following statement:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-commends-president-obama%E2%80%99s-memorandum-accelerate-energy-efficiency-building-facilitie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-commends-president-obama%E2%80%99s-memorandum-accelerate-energy-efficiency-building-facilitie#comments Media Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:38:46 +0000 Marisa Long 4435349 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC collaborates with DOE in launch of Better Buildings Accelerators http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-collaborates-doe-launch-better-buildings-accelerators <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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: Reto Kurmann via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo Credit: Reto Kurmann via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Photo_Credit-_Reto_Kurmann_via_Flickr_Creative_Commons.jpg?1386181855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced three Better Buildings Accelerator programs. USGBC Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Law Roger Platt and I were in attendance at the White House events. Driving better building practice is central to USGBC&rsquo;s work, so it&rsquo;s no surprise that the program launch took time to highlight our community&rsquo;s ongoing contributions to building energy benchmarking, accessing data and unlocking new markets for energy efficiency.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-collaborates-doe-launch-better-buildings-accelerators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-collaborates-doe-launch-better-buildings-accelerators#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:31:56 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4434081 at http://in.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: Greening your own path http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-greening-your-own-path <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Series_20years_greeningpath.png?1386018937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thanksgiving-recap">series of&nbsp;stories</a> from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-greening-your-own-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-greening-your-own-path#comments Community Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:16:19 +0000 Jason Warnock 4430388 at http://in.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: Thanksgiving recap http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thanksgiving-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/series_20years_tday1_0.png?1385570960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past few months, we&rsquo;ve been cataloging our favorite USGBC memories in our 20 years of USGBC series.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thanksgiving-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thanksgiving-recap#comments Community Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:49:19 +0000 Ashley Katz 4420376 at http://in.usgbc.org The Greenbuild 2013 Playlist http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-playlist <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb13_videos_1.jpg?1385570832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Didn't make it to Greenbuild? Missed a speaker while you were there? Want to re-watch some of your favorite moments? Our Greenbuild 2013 Playlist has you covered!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-playlist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-playlist#comments Greenbuild Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:47:12 +0000 4420371 at http://in.usgbc.org Schoolyard revitalization effort in Philly wins USGBC Malcolm Lewis Award http://in.usgbc.org/articles/schoolyard-revitalization-effort-philly-wins-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/horatio_hackett_1.jpg?1385570456" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/schoolyard-revitalization-effort-philly-wins-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/schoolyard-revitalization-effort-philly-wins-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-award#comments Community Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:40:55 +0000 Colin White 4420364 at http://in.usgbc.org An oasis in the desert http://in.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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: Paul Trafford via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo Credit: Paul Trafford via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Qatar.jpg?1385568107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>As an arid country growing like few others in the world despite its desert climate,&nbsp;</span>leaders in Qatar have achieved a sense of urgency and big-picture understanding about sustainability that, at times, can make other countries appear to be dragging their heels.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert#comments LEED Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:02:35 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4420278 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014: Expect inspiring transformation http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-expect-inspiring-transformation <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gb14_pc.jpg?1385572826" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I suppose it should have stopped coming as a surprise years ago. Going back to&nbsp;2005 in Atlanta, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote" target="_blank"><span>the annual speech the big man gives to open Greenbuild</span></a> each year is a both a perfect reflection of the moment and an inspiring summary of the work we&rsquo;ve all accomplished over the year. That said, I&rsquo;d really miss the sense of excitement, connection and pride I get if the feelings Rick&rsquo;s Greenbuild keynote instill in me ever go away.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-expect-inspiring-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-expect-inspiring-transformation#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:23:12 +0000 Brendan Owens 4419310 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013: Rick Fedrizzi Keynote http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-Speech.png?1385504257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The 2013 <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/speakers/greenbuild-keynote.aspx" target="_blank">Keynote</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/events/greenbuild-celebration.aspx" target="_blank">Celebration</a> at the annual Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo took place on Nov. 21, 2013 in Philadelphia, Penn. Read opening remarks from USGBC's President, CEO and Founding Chair, Rick Fedrizzi.</strong></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:17:58 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4419290 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013: A look back http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-look-back <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_GRB13-lightblue.png?1385496825" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve said this before and I&rsquo;ll say it again; <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2013</a> was unlike any of its predecessors and unlike anything I had ever expected.&nbsp; And there&rsquo;s one big reason for that. For the first time since I helped launch this annual celebration of the finest, smartest and most groundbreaking practices in sustainable building, the conversation shifted right under my feet.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-look-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-look-back#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:14:16 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4418935 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild day three: What a night http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-three-what-night <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_GRB13-teal.png?1385151132" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If I were a sailor instead of the president and CEO of this organization, and if this were, say, a street corner instead of the official web site of the USGBC, I might be inclined to say simply, &ldquo;Holy @#*^!&rdquo; <br />&nbsp;<br />Seriously my friends...what a night!<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-three-what-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-three-what-night#comments Greenbuild Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:12:37 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4411605 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013 Culminates with Powerful Keynote on the Impact of Green Building by Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-culminates-powerful-keynote-impact-green-building-former-secretary-state-hi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Hillary Clinton and Rick Fedrizzi" alt="Hillary Clinton and Rick Fedrizzi" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rickandhill.jpeg?1385395049" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the<a href="http://usgbc.org" target="_blank"> U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)</a> welcomed nearly 25,000 green building professionals to Philadelphia for its 12th annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a>, the world's largest gathering dedicated to green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-culminates-powerful-keynote-impact-green-building-former-secretary-state-hi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-culminates-powerful-keynote-impact-green-building-former-secretary-state-hi#comments Greenbuild Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 4414491 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Greenbuild Edition http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_media_roundup_0.jpg?1385405380" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building in the media, Greenbuild edition:</p> <p><strong>Keynote with Hillary Clinton:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition#comments Media Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 4414806 at http://in.usgbc.org Building a luxury brand http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-luxury-brand <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_grb13-orange_0.png?1385071689" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>About 20 years ago, someone tried to describe a brand to me thusly: imagine in your mind a small, long rectangular white box on a store shelf.&nbsp; By itself, that box means nothing to the average consumer.&nbsp; But place a small red triangle on that box, along with the letters&hellip;C&hellip;r&hellip;e&hellip;s&hellip;t&hellip;and what you have is something else altogether.&nbsp; At that point, to millions of Americans that small box immediately means to them fewer cavities, fresher breath and whiter teeth.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-luxury-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-luxury-brand#comments Greenbuild Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:08:08 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4405122 at http://in.usgbc.org New USGBC report released at Greenbuild discusses LEED's impacts and innovations http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-released-greenbuild-discusses-leeds-impacts-and-innovations <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_Report_3_ImpactsInnovations_COVER-01.jpg?1385061641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-motion-impacts-and-innovation" target="_blank"><strong>Download the report</strong></a>, LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation - exclusively for USGBC members.</em></p> <p>Which LEED credit do 98% of LEED for New Construction projects pursue?</p> <p>USGBC's third LEED in Motion report, Impacts and Innovation, details key impact areas and results of the thousands of projects that are utilizing the LEED rating system, as well as innovation highlights related to LEED and green building technologies and innovations.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-released-greenbuild-discusses-leeds-impacts-and-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-released-greenbuild-discusses-leeds-impacts-and-innovations#comments LEED Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:21:10 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4404626 at http://in.usgbc.org Americans Voice Strong Mandate for Better School Buildings and Infrastructure in New Nationwide Independent Poll http://in.usgbc.org/articles/americans-voice-strong-mandate-better-school-buildings-and-infrastructure-new-nationwide-in <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_2.png?1385060389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>90 percent of Americans agree that more money&nbsp; needs to go toward fixing our nation&rsquo;s school facilities</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/americans-voice-strong-mandate-better-school-buildings-and-infrastructure-new-nationwide-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/americans-voice-strong-mandate-better-school-buildings-and-infrastructure-new-nationwide-in#comments Media Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:00:23 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4404585 at http://in.usgbc.org 20 years of LEED: In loving memory http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-leed-loving-memory <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Series_20years-in-loving-memory-01.jpg?1385044829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year since 2001 I have attended Greenbuild as part of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-malcom-lewis-usgbc-board-member-and-green-building-visionary">Malcolm Lewis</a>&rsquo;s team from CTG. Malcolm was an innovator, instigator, guru and wise man of the green building movement. And nobody loved Greenbuild more than Malcolm. Like a kid in a candy shop, Malcolm was bright eyed with enthusiasm about all the information to learn, all the opportunities to create, and most importantly, all the friends to embrace.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-leed-loving-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-leed-loving-memory#comments Community Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:41:07 +0000 Heather Rosenberg 4402286 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild day one: Common ground http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-one-common-ground <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_GRB13.png?1385042397" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tuesday night at a reception on the eve of <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild</a>, one of our featured guests and I &ndash; she being a Washington insider &ndash; began talking about what she described &ldquo;the lost art of governing.&rdquo;&nbsp; It was a fascinating conversation, the details of which are probably better served for another place and another time.&nbsp; But suffice it to say I now know I'm not alone in my belief that so many of today&rsquo;s leaders on both sides of the aisle clearly have forsaken their duties as leaders in governing and allowed themselves <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-one-common-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-one-common-ground#comments Greenbuild Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:59:57 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4402247 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2014 Board Members http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2014-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_12.jpeg?1385126628" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Board upholds vision, values, mission of USGBC,&nbsp;</em><em>steers global movement for sustainable buildings</em></p> <p>Washington, DC (Nov. 19, 2013) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the newly elected officers and directors to its 2014 Board of Directors.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2014-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2014-board-members#comments Media Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 4407311 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild highlights for the global green building professional http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-highlights-global-green-building-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MaggieandJoe.jpg?1384978646" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been a busy and energizing two days here at Greenbuild with much international&nbsp;activity. A quick recap of some of the highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-highlights-global-green-building-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-highlights-global-green-building-professional#comments Greenbuild Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:17:54 +0000 Joseph Crea 4398290 at http://in.usgbc.org The newest version of LEED http://in.usgbc.org/articles/newest-version-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedv4_launch_0.jpg?1384964819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED v4 introduces a unified LEED experience for the entire world to share &ndash; one that offers flexibility for all green building projects, with new market sectors and global best practices built-in.</p> <p><strong>Impressive impacts.</strong></p> <p>Increased thresholds in energy, water, waste and indoor environmental quality ensure that LEED v4 projects are driving the goals of green building farther than ever. The new Location and Transportation credit category tackles new territory, enabling LEED v4 buildings to advance sustainable communities and land use.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/newest-version-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/newest-version-leed#comments LEED Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:26:59 +0000 4395965 at http://in.usgbc.org LEED v4, the Newest Version of LEED Green Building Program Launches at USGBC’s Annual Greenbuild Conference http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_1.png?1384948943" /> </div> </div> </div> <em>122 projects across the globe projects already using new LEED system</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe#comments Media Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:03:43 +0000 Marisa Long 4394343 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuilders: Taking on Health and the Built Environment http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilders-taking-health-and-built-environment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HumanHealth-Purple.jpg?1384894839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s great to be back at Greenbuild!</p> <p>Through this year&rsquo;s agenda, USGBC is courageously leading a rapidly emerging conversation in our industry: How can the places we build and operate contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people who work and live there. It makes sense, right? We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, so it follows that our homes, offices, and schools would have a profound impact on us.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilders-taking-health-and-built-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilders-taking-health-and-built-environment#comments Greenbuild Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:00:39 +0000 4393342 at http://in.usgbc.org An Invitation to Dream http://in.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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: Marisa Long" alt="Photo Credit: Marisa Long" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HOK%20Haiti%20blog%20sized%20picture.jpg?1384890808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dear Dreamers: &nbsp;</p> <p>We are the Holland sisters, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11).&nbsp; We believe kids can make a difference in the world and age doesn&rsquo;t limit a person&rsquo;s ability to have ideas, make plans, take action and help others.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream#comments Initiatives Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:53:28 +0000 4393089 at http://in.usgbc.org The Center for Green Schools at USGBC Launches Global Coalition for Green Schools http://in.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-launches-global-coalition-green-schools <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_0.png?1384880931" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>&nbsp;</em><em>29 countries join coalition to support healthy, sustainable&nbsp;</em><em>schools for all students around the world</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-launches-global-coalition-green-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-launches-global-coalition-green-schools#comments Media Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:09:35 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4388999 at http://in.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: LEED then and now http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-then-and-now <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Position </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_thennow.png?1384872329" /> </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="378" height="480" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1-Nidus.jpg?1384872329" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="639" height="426" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2-KAUST.jpg?1384872382" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1756" height="925" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3-Eskenazi.jpg?1384872435" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have a vivid memory of an architecture professor telling me that thinking about sustainability was a waste of time &ndash; no one outside academia would bother with that kind of silly obsession. This was Missouri in the 1990s, when a gallon of gas cost less than a dollar and &ldquo;green&rdquo; was a paint color. I stubbornly pushed onward despite the disparagement &ndash; as I am prone to doing &ndash; and ultimately discovered that jobs in green building did, in fact, exist.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-then-and-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-then-and-now#comments Community Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:45:29 +0000 Mara Baum 4388729 at http://in.usgbc.org Importance of Green Buildings Stressed by Business and Industry at UN Climate Negotiations http://in.usgbc.org/articles/importance-green-buildings-stressed-business-and-industry-un-climate-negotiations <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_1793.JPG?1384803147" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Globally, buildings account for 40% of energy use, 38% of greenhouse gas emissions, 12% of potable water and 20% of solid waste streams in developed countries. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified buildings as the greatest impact, least costly way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. Beyond emissions reduction and environmental protection, green buildings have extensive co-benefits, including cost-savings, job creation, and improved human health and productivity.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/importance-green-buildings-stressed-business-and-industry-un-climate-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/importance-green-buildings-stressed-business-and-industry-un-climate-negotiations#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:32:28 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4386872 at http://in.usgbc.org Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! – Greening Nonprofits & Schoolyards http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-greening-nonprofits-schoolyards <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Contest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greening_nonprofits.jpg?1384802447" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659904440710914.1073741828.183380328363330&amp;type=1"><em>Voting is now open</em></a><em> for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights one of the nominees.</em></p> <p><em>The Green Assistance Program</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-greening-nonprofits-schoolyards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-greening-nonprofits-schoolyards#comments Community Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:20:47 +0000 Colin White 4386848 at http://in.usgbc.org City of Brotherly Love to Become a City of Hope http://in.usgbc.org/articles/city-brotherly-love-become-city-hope <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/philadelphia-skyline.jpg?1384798543" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article also appeared in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-fedrizzi/city-of-brotherly-love-to_b_4296091.html">Huffington Post<a/>.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s been almost a year since I&rsquo;ve seen it and yet I still find my mind regularly drifting back to <em>Silver Linings Playbook</em>, the 2012 Oscar-winning movie about an emotionally battered and psychologically disabled young man&rsquo;s belief that the only weapon he has to battle his clinical depression is a positive attitude, and the only trajectory he needs to take in his battle is one that points him skyward.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/city-brotherly-love-become-city-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/city-brotherly-love-become-city-hope#comments Greenbuild Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:16:05 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4386707 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC and UL Environment Announce Exclusive Strategic Partnership on Building Materials & Products Transparency http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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%20release%20img_11.jpeg?1384453527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Partnership will increase disclosure and awareness of building material products and processes to better inform building professionals and consumers</em></p> <p>November 18, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) &mdash;Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the global LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program, and Underwriter Laboratories (UL), the world&rsquo;s leading safety and certification group, have announced an exclusive strategic partnership centered on building product transparency and occupant health and safety.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc#comments Media Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:04:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4386580 at http://in.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: LEED recollections http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-recollections <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Position </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/20yrs_recollections.png?1384786449" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p> <p>Fun stuff, this birthing of a significant market transformation process. The 1990-decade was an energizing period for green building. There were so many issues to address and very little money to do so.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-recollections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-recollections#comments Community Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:54:10 +0000 Bill Reed 4386248 at http://in.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: The Woo-hoo gang http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-woo-hoo-gang <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_woohoo.png?1384785877" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p> <p>The epiphany that changed my life happened quite accidentally in 1994 when, as the incoming national president-elect of the American Society of Interior Designers I was asked to attend an early membership meeting of the USGBC.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-woo-hoo-gang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-woo-hoo-gang#comments Community Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:44:37 +0000 Penny Bonda 4386228 at http://in.usgbc.org LEEDworksOH http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leedworksoh <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dsc_0073_1.jpg?1384689231" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Ohio, we&rsquo;re proud to be number one in the nation for green schools, thanks to our state&rsquo;s commitment to use the LEED green building rating system for new public facilities, including schools. LEED is the preeminent standard for buildings because it helps ensure they conserve energy, save taxpayer dollars and are healthier for occupants &ndash; especially for our school children. <a href="http://leedworksoh.nationbuilder.com/">Why then, is the Ohio State Senate, specifically Sens.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leedworksoh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/leedworksoh#comments Advocacy and policy Sun, 17 Nov 2013 11:53:51 +0000 Tyler Steele 4385222 at http://in.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: State of Our Schools: The Center for Green Schools at USGBC and UTC unveil new nationwide survey results regarding America’s schools http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_4.png?1384558851" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Media are invited to press conference unveiling results and media panel featuring green school experts</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p> <p>Join the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) as they unveil the results of a new, independent nationwide survey exploring Americans&rsquo; attitudes toward public school buildings and investments to modernize our country&rsquo;s school infrastructure.</p> <p><strong>WHO:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:41:04 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4378898 at http://in.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Sustainability in Sports: A media panel with Philadelphia professional sports team executives http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_3.png?1384557266" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Leaders in the Philadelphia sports community discuss how their franchises adopt green practices</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:14:40 +0000 Marisa Long 4378877 at http://in.usgbc.org Eagles to Receive LEED Certification Prior to Greenbuild Conference in Philadelphia http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_2.png?1384556739" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>November 15</strong> - Next week, approximately 30,000 people from around the world will gather in Philadelphia for the Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo, which features three days of extensive educational programming, workshops and showcases of the latest green products and services. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, bringing together leaders in business, environment and politics.<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:05:50 +0000 4378856 at http://in.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Press Conference and Media Panel on the Future of LEED and Launch of LEED v4 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_1.png?1384556172" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Sustainability experts discuss the state of green building and launch the newest version of the LEED green building rating system</em></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:56:24 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4378829 at http://in.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Keynote Greenbuild http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-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/Featured_GRB12_0_1.png?1384553993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Media check-in from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Event starts at 6:30 p.m.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Media are invited to cover Former Secretary of State <strong>Hillary Rodham Clinton&rsquo;s </strong>keynote address at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:23:43 +0000 Marisa Long 4378759 at http://in.usgbc.org Green building without the 'green premium' http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-without-green-premium <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SMUCebulaHall_03_DaneGregoryMeyer.jpg?1384551479" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When <a href="http://www.stmartin.edu/">Saint Martin&rsquo;s University</a> set out to construct a new building to house its engineering program, one thing was clear: this was an opportunity to make a bold statement about the timeless relevance of the University&rsquo;s long-held values to our 21<sup>st&nbsp;</sup>century world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-without-green-premium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-without-green-premium#comments LEED Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:38:55 +0000 Zella Kahn-Jetter 4378669 at http://in.usgbc.org The test and opportunity posed by Typhoon Haiyan http://in.usgbc.org/articles/test-and-opportunity-posed-typhoon-haiyan <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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: DVIDSHUB via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo credit: DVIDSHUB via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/10838632155_d461f9af3b_b.jpg?1384530166" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Contributed to by Joe Crea</em></p> <p>The devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines continues to mount.&nbsp; Winds that reached 195 mph brought unmitigated ruin, an untold number of deaths and displaced more than 600,000 people throughout the country. This beast of a storm has not only destroyed human lives but human health, too. Not just physically and emotionally, but socially; when natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy strike, they threaten and decimate entire social fabrics of many established communities.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/test-and-opportunity-posed-typhoon-haiyan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/test-and-opportunity-posed-typhoon-haiyan#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:44:28 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4377993 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Going to Greenbuild, LEED at risk in Ohio http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-going-greenbuild-leed-risk-ohio <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Philadelphia, via Flickr" alt="Philadelphia, via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Philly.jpg?1384741129" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://dcnonl.com/article/id57797/--greenbuild-expo-slated-for-philadelphia">Greenbuild expo slated for Philadelphia</a>, <em>Daily Commercial News</em>. Join us next week in the City of Brotherly Love for the world&rsquo;s biggest gathering dedicated to the green building movement.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-going-greenbuild-leed-risk-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-going-greenbuild-leed-risk-ohio#comments Industry Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4385816 at http://in.usgbc.org Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! Cool Roofs & Healthy Products http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-cool-roofs-healthy-products <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Contest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/coolroofs.jpg?1384464526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659904440710914.1073741828.183380328363330&amp;type=1"><em>Voting is now open</em></a><em> for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights one of the nominees.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Paint the Town White</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-cool-roofs-healthy-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-cool-roofs-healthy-products#comments Community Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:29:17 +0000 Colin White 4376540 at http://in.usgbc.org Building what you preach: A journey to LEED Double Platinum http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-what-you-preach-journey-leed-double-platinum <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HQ-Flags-Hires.jpg?1384458841" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it came time to plan our new headquarters in New Jersey, many new prospects were upon us. Sustainability is embedded into the core of BASF&rsquo;s business and brand, so we knew we&rsquo;d have the opportunity to demonstrate how <a href="http://construction.basf.us/">BASF drives sustainable solutions</a>. How could we do that? By creating an open and collaborative workplace with LEED Platinum distinction.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-what-you-preach-journey-leed-double-platinum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/building-what-you-preach-journey-leed-double-platinum#comments LEED Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:56:31 +0000 Erik Palmer 4376284 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC’s Green Apple Bike Tour Rides from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA, Hosting Local Green School Service Projects along the Way http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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%20release%20img_11.jpeg?1384453527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Nov. 14, 2013) &ndash; Yesterday, nine USGBC Students and Emerging Professionals from across the U.S. joined the <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org">Center for Green Schools</a> at the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org">U.S. Green Building Council</a> (USGBC) on an eight day bike tour to USGBC&rsquo;s annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a> in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo#comments Media Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:26:10 +0000 Tess Wiggins 4376090 at http://in.usgbc.org What it means to be a restorative business http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-it-means-be-restorative-business <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Whitesville%20Rd%20media%20center.JPG?1384453083" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With our recent participation in the <a href="http://mygreenapple.org/">Green Apple Day of Service</a> and an inspiring <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/home.aspx">Greenbuild</a> show in Philadelphia before us, we&rsquo;ve been reflecting on emergent trends in the world of sustainability. Of the many conversations out there&mdash;the role of partnerships and collaboration, materials transparency, social impact, design and health and resiliency&mdash;it&rsquo;s the social impact, the concept of becoming a restorative enterprise that resonates most with us.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-it-means-be-restorative-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/what-it-means-be-restorative-business#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:20:47 +0000 Melissa Vernon 4376038 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC’s 2013 Leadership Awards Honor Innovation and Dedication in Sustainability Movement http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_8.jpeg?1384448747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Awards will be presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia</strong></em><br /><br />Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Nov. 14, 2013) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the recipients of its 2013 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. The awards will be presented at the Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21, during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement#comments Media Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:06:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4375902 at http://in.usgbc.org See you in Philadelphia http://in.usgbc.org/articles/see-you-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13_1.jpg?1384381175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello everyone,</p> <p>By this time next week, I&rsquo;ll be in Philadelphia working with the team to put the final touches on our 12<sup>th</sup> annual Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo. It&rsquo;s incredible to me, but every year Greenbuild just keeps getting bigger and better.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/see-you-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/see-you-philadelphia#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:19:35 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4372472 at http://in.usgbc.org The rush to resilience: an investment worth making http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rush-resilience-investment-worth-making <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/resiliency_feature.jpg?1384378631" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;m reminded of that old line, &ldquo;You can pay now or you can pay a lot more later.&rdquo; Sometimes that lesson can be tough medicine, especially in Washington, D.C. But fortunately, this is a message that&rsquo;s resonating in cities and communities across the country as they face the challenge of preparing for disasters, more frequent extreme weather, and escalating impacts of climate change.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rush-resilience-investment-worth-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rush-resilience-investment-worth-making#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:37:33 +0000 Jason Hartke 4372378 at http://in.usgbc.org ASSA ABLOY Mobile Innovation Fleet showcases sustainable door opening solutions http://in.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-mobile-innovation-fleet-showcases-sustainable-door-opening-solutions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6_vehicle_Fleet_image-1.jpeg?1384377265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>New door and hardware products that fine tune facility performance are on display in the ASSA ABLOY Innovation Fleet now traveling across North America. The Fleet is comprised of six vehicles equipped with door opening solutions that demonstrate various aspects of doorway functionality. The ASSA ABLOY Mobile Innovation Showroom&mdash;the largest of the six vehicles&mdash;will anchor the ASSA ABLOY booth at the upcoming Greenbuild show in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-mobile-innovation-fleet-showcases-sustainable-door-opening-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-mobile-innovation-fleet-showcases-sustainable-door-opening-solutions#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:17:41 +0000 Aaron Smith 4372326 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013: The built environment and human health http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-built-environment-and-human-health <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="607" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/human-health.jpg?1384371965" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As design professionals, we know that a sustainable built environment can be a game-changer not only for the positive environmental and economic benefits, but also for the human experience .</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-built-environment-and-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-built-environment-and-human-health#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:47:36 +0000 Roger Limoges 4372125 at http://in.usgbc.org Case of déjà vu: Two LEED Platinum ceremonies 5 years apart http://in.usgbc.org/articles/case-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-two-leed-platinum-ceremonies-5-years-apart <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center garden. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family" alt="Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center garden. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DCMCCT3towersgarden.jpg?1384357402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On a beautiful October afternoon in Austin, Texas, Seton Healthcare Family associates and guests celebrated another world&rsquo;s first achievement for Dell Children&rsquo;s Medical Center of Central Texas. The W.H. and Elaine McCarty South Tower is the first project in the world to achieve LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) Platinum certification. Dell Children&rsquo;s executives welcomed guests and recognized community partners and project team consultants for their contributions.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/case-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-two-leed-platinum-ceremonies-5-years-apart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/case-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-two-leed-platinum-ceremonies-5-years-apart#comments Community Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:52:51 +0000 Michele Van Hyfte 4371542 at http://in.usgbc.org Habitat Connect and Learn at Greenbuild http://in.usgbc.org/articles/habitat-connect-and-learn-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/sspc83_0.png?1384352886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud to support habitat and open space protection.<span>USGBC has teamed up with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nfwf.org/">The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation</a><span>&nbsp;(NFWF) to&nbsp;</span>release a new pilot credit, SSpc83: Pilot ACP for Site Development &ndash; Protect or Restore Habitat.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/sspc83">SSpc83</a>, allows a new pathway for projects to achieve offsite land use mitigation.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/habitat-connect-and-learn-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/habitat-connect-and-learn-greenbuild#comments LEED Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:28:06 +0000 Sam Glass 4371424 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild session spotlight: Applying LEED v4 internationally http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-applying-leed-v4-internationally <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="607" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/internationalsummit_1.jpg?1384298429" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was written by&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span"><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/alessandro-bisagni/0010389921">Alessandro Bisagni</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/alicia-silva-villanueva/0010650399">Alicia Silva</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/torsten-biernat/0010212826">Torsten Biernat</a>.</span></span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-applying-leed-v4-internationally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-applying-leed-v4-internationally#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:20:29 +0000 4370840 at http://in.usgbc.org Gov. O’Malley launches innovative challenge to spur Maryland building efficiency http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gov-o%E2%80%99malley-launches-innovative-challenge-spur-maryland-building-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/img_0559_8__1.jpg?1384298216" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The list of benefits from Maryland&rsquo;s building energy efficiency programs feels a little like a MasterCard commercial. These programs have led to an investment of nearly $200 million, attracted more than 42,000 participants (17 percent of accounts), saved nearly 800,000 megawatt hours and more than a billion dollars, created more than 2,100 jobs and avoided nearly 400,000 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Oh yeah, and what about the benefit to the state&rsquo;s climate resilience? &ldquo;Priceless.&rdquo; I guess building efficiency in Maryland is a win-win-win-win-win-win-win.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gov-o%E2%80%99malley-launches-innovative-challenge-spur-maryland-building-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/gov-o%E2%80%99malley-launches-innovative-challenge-spur-maryland-building-efficiency#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:16:56 +0000 Jason Hartke 4370836 at http://in.usgbc.org Joe and Maggie’s Top Five Musts: Greenbuild 2013 for the global professional http://in.usgbc.org/articles/joe-and-maggie%E2%80%99s-top-five-musts-greenbuild-2013-global-professional <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maggie_joe_1.jpg?1384285007" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello everyone!</p> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s policy analyst, Maggie Comstock and I have developed a top five list of exciting topics at <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx">Greenbuild 2013</a> for the global green building professional. Are you joining us in Philadelphia? Participate in suggested sessions and activities and learn more about USGBC&rsquo;s international programs. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/joe-and-maggie%E2%80%99s-top-five-musts-greenbuild-2013-global-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/joe-and-maggie%E2%80%99s-top-five-musts-greenbuild-2013-global-professional#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:36:47 +0000 Joseph Crea 4370351 at http://in.usgbc.org The Green Apple Bike Tour begins today! http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-bike-tour-begins-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/Screen%20Shot%202013-11-12%20at%2012.20.46%20PM.png?1384277702" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today kicks off the eight day <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/bikegreenapple">Green Apple Bike Tour</a> where 14 USGBC Students, Emerging Professionals and staff will cycle over 200 miles from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, PA to spread awareness about the importance of safe, healthy and sustainable schools. Along the way, we&rsquo;ll complete three service projects at local schools in D.C., Lancaster and Philadelphia.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-bike-tour-begins-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-bike-tour-begins-today#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:37:27 +0000 Tess Wiggins 4369987 at http://in.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 Class of LEED Fellows http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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%20release%20img_10.jpeg?1384275806" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Nov. 12, 2013) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the LEED Fellows Class of 2013. The LEED Fellows program recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED Professionals.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows#comments Media Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:04:03 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4369883 at http://in.usgbc.org Greenbuild Nation: Philadelphia spotlight http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-philadelphia-spotlight <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TM_07.jpg?1384273724" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philadelphia has always been a city of neighborhoods. While there are major sections of city that everyone will refer to such as West Philly or Center City&mdash;I&rsquo;m a South Philly girl myself&mdash;even within those larger neighborhoods there are names that only the locals will know, like Southwark, or Fishtown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-philadelphia-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-philadelphia-spotlight#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:29:04 +0000 4369755 at http://in.usgbc.org Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! Stories of building green in faith communities http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-stories-building-green-faith-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" title="The Bay Area Chinese Bible Church pursued LEED for New Construction (NC) Silver certification" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/FAITH-1.jpg?1384204826" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659904440710914.1073741828.183380328363330&amp;type=1"><em>Voting is now open</em></a><em> for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights one of the nominees. </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-stories-building-green-faith-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-stories-building-green-faith-communities#comments Community Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:21:58 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4365647 at http://in.usgbc.org Focus on efficiency in affordable housing at BPC Housing Policy Forum http://in.usgbc.org/articles/focus-efficiency-affordable-housing-bpc-housing-policy-forum <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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: Bipartisan Policy Center " alt="Photo Credit: Bipartisan Policy Center " src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DA2_7610_4_.JPG?1384200318" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last Monday at the University of Southern California, I joined housing policy luminaries, including ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and former Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Housing Commission Forum. The forum is a series of engagements around the country to discuss the need for robust housing policy reform.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/focus-efficiency-affordable-housing-bpc-housing-policy-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/focus-efficiency-affordable-housing-bpc-housing-policy-forum#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:05:59 +0000 Bryan Howard 4365409 at http://in.usgbc.org Join the Scavenger Hunt at Greenbuild Philly http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-scavenger-hunt-greenbuild-philly <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="309" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sh_gb_0.png?1384199498" /> </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="406" height="87" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Black_Block_Logo_Medium.png?1384199734" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gather ye smartest phones, prepare thy hashtags!&nbsp;The second annual&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11MsVUkfmBDv-TCsepI0YzipMiVM_HF0a8asuhv70D2Q/viewform">Emerging Professionals Scavenger Hunt at Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;is set for Tuesday, November 19 in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Teams of four will assemble and take off from the Philadelphia Convention Center to explore green landmarks, sustainability-features, architectural design, and urban planning strategies across the City. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-scavenger-hunt-greenbuild-philly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/join-scavenger-hunt-greenbuild-philly#comments Greenbuild Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:51:37 +0000 Jason Sandman 4365365 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Stop LEED ban in Ohio, sustainability top concern in healthcare http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-stop-leed-ban-ohio-sustainability-top-concern-healthcare <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="666" height="308" title="puroticorico via Flickr" alt="puroticorico via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Ohio.jpg?1383951257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2013/11/07/senators-try-to-ban-green-standards.html">Senators try to ban &lsquo;green&rsquo; standards</a>, <em>Columbus Dispatch</em>. The chemical industry lobby is trying to prohibit LEED for all public buildings in Ohio &mdash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.change.org/petitions/act-now-against-toxic-schools" target="_blank">don&rsquo;t let them!</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-stop-leed-ban-ohio-sustainability-top-concern-healthcare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-stop-leed-ban-ohio-sustainability-top-concern-healthcare#comments Industry Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:55:05 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4339224 at http://in.usgbc.org Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! – Green Schools from San Bernardino to Detroit http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-green-schools-san-bernardino-detroit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ML_Nomination_0.png?1383944790" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659904440710914.1073741828.183380328363330&amp;type=1"><em>Voting is now open</em></a><em> for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights two of the nominees.</em>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Where We Learn MATTAs</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-green-schools-san-bernardino-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-green-schools-san-bernardino-detroit#comments Community Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:06:31 +0000 Colin White 4338988 at http://in.usgbc.org Green Apple Day of Service: Accelerating green building through education http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-accelerating-green-building-through-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/UTC%20DOS%20photo.jpg?1383927567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As we look ahead to Greenbuild, we do so knowing that our schools are more sustainable today than they were a year ago thanks to the hard work of the Center for Green Schools. The Center&rsquo;s recent Green Apple Day of Service netted nearly 2,100 volunteer projects globally, with thousands of volunteers spreading the word about the benefits of a sustainable environment.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-accelerating-green-building-through-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-accelerating-green-building-through-education#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:06:24 +0000 John Mandyck 4337007 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Members Elect Six 2014 Directors http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-elect-six-2014-directors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bod-election_0_0.jpg?1383921109" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From Oct. 1-30, 2013, USGBC members participated in the annual election of the USGBC Board of Directors. Six directors were elected, most of which for a three-year term and representing the perspectives listed below.</p> <p>At its recent meeting, the Board additionally appointed three directors and two directors were elected by the Board to serve as Chair-Elect and Treasurer. Stay tuned for those details in a forthcoming press release.</p> <p>Please join USGBC in welcoming the following elected directors to the 2014 Board!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-elect-six-2014-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-elect-six-2014-directors#comments Community Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:31:49 +0000 Walter Cuculic 4336724 at http://in.usgbc.org Board Snapshot: October 2013 http://in.usgbc.org/articles/board-snapshot-october-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BoardSnapshot_1_0_0.jpg?1383862073" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC Board of Directors convened in Austin, Texas, from Oct.&nbsp;<span>23-24,</span>&nbsp;2013.&nbsp;<span>Rather than an official record of the proceedings, we've summarized the highlights from the meetings. Official meeting minutes will be available online after they have been approved by the Board of Directors</span>&nbsp;in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/list/minutes?keys=board+minutes">View approved USGBC Board meeting minutes through Aug. 29, 2013 &raquo;</a></p> <h2>Board Meeting Highlights</h2> <p><strong>Leadership</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/board-snapshot-october-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/board-snapshot-october-2013#comments Community Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:07:27 +0000 Alyssa Campagnoni 4335150 at http://in.usgbc.org Nearly 60,000 Global LEED Green Building Projects Span 10.6 Billion Square Feet: New Report from USGBC with Introduction from Boston Mayor Menino http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_img_7.jpeg?1383846262" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Canada, India, China, UAE and Brazil lead with highest number of LEED projects outside the U.S.</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us#comments Media Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:50:04 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4334112 at http://in.usgbc.org Get educated in the Exhibit Hall http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-educated-exhibit-hall <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_0133_0.jpg?1383770258" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Greenbuild exhibitors are a diverse group &mdash; from local green roof small businesses to national product manufacturers &mdash; and the companies participating in <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> represent every component of the green building industry.</p> <p>The educational opportunities available in the Expo can be as varied and enlightening as the outstanding education sessions. For this reason, Greenbuild provides the following continuing education opportunities on the Exhibit Hall floor:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-educated-exhibit-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/get-educated-exhibit-hall#comments Greenbuild Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:43:14 +0000 Kate Hurst 4324814 at http://in.usgbc.org New Credentials account now available http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-credentials-account-now-available <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NewCredentialAccount.jpg?1383755470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re excited to announce the latest enhancements to your credential experience.</p> <p>Now you can manage your LEED credentials, view or report credential maintenance activities, and register for an exam on usgbc.org.</p> <p>Check out these highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-credentials-account-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/new-credentials-account-now-available#comments Industry Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:34:13 +0000 Erin Emery 4323473 at http://in.usgbc.org Vote Now – Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-%E2%80%93-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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMPACT.jpg?1383660454" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanks to its dedicated <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a>, who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. You now have the chance to choose which volunteer-driven project had the highest impact this year. The winner will be given the prestigious Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award that recognizes the contributions of volunteers to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within this generation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-%E2%80%93-malcolm-lewis-impact-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-%E2%80%93-malcolm-lewis-impact-award#comments Community Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:10:10 +0000 Colin White 3943574 at http://in.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: California chapter highlights health, gearing up for Greenbuild http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-california-chapter-highlights-health-gearing-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-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 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="San Francisco, via Flickr" alt="San Francisco, via Flickr" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SF_0.jpg?1383599878" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.siliconbeat.com/2013/10/29/elevating-green-building-as-a-health-issue/">Elevating green building as a health issue</a>, <em>San Jose Mercury News</em>. The <a href="http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/">USGBC Northern California Chapter</a> has launched the Building Health Initiative, partnering with companies such as Google, Adobe, Genentech and Kaiser Permanente.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-california-chapter-highlights-health-gearing-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-california-chapter-highlights-health-gearing-greenbuild#comments Industry Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:31:18 +0000 Jacob Kriss 3156550 at http://in.usgbc.org The business case for green buildings: ASBC event hosted at USGBC http://in.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-buildings-asbc-event-hosted-usgbc <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="307" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/american_business_council.jpg?1383335550" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>People like to talk about the environment in terms of protecting nature &mdash; making sure we don&rsquo;t pollute or ensuring conservation of natural resources for future generations. That&rsquo;s a worthy goal; since buildings in the United States account for <a href="http://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/dgs/pio/facts/LA%20workshop/climate.pdf" target="_blank">39 percent of our carbon emissions</a>, more than industry or transportation, it's a good place to start if we want to cut emissions.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-buildings-asbc-event-hosted-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-buildings-asbc-event-hosted-usgbc#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:53:07 +0000 Zach Bernstein 2776223 at http://in.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: The thing about numbers http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thing-about-numbers <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/series_20yrs_numbers.png?1383320821" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thing-about-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thing-about-numbers#comments Community Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:47:28 +0000 Jeremy Poling 2776153 at http://in.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Greenbuild master speaker Ron Finley http://in.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-ron-finley <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SessionSpotlight5.jpg?1383312342" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/speakers/Master-Series.aspx">Ron Finley</a> is a man who will not sit still and watch a problem take root. Having grown up in the South Los Angeles food desert, Ron is familiar with the area's lack of fresh produce. He knows what it's like to drive 45 minutes just to get a fresh tomato.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-ron-finley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-ron-finley#comments Greenbuild Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:26:00 +0000 2776110 at http://in.usgbc.org NFWF & USGBC: Working together to protect the great outdoors http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nfwf-usgbc-working-together-protect-great-outdoors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_nfwf_1.jpg?1383246336" /> </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="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whoopingcranes1_0.jpg?1383246292" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="374" height="250" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Florida-Panther-6531.jpg?1383246297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To solve the problems that threaten the survival of America&rsquo;s wildlife and their habitats, we need to explore creative partnerships that bring new resources to the challenge. That&rsquo;s why the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to welcome the U.S. Green Building Council as a vital new partner in the conservation effort. USGBC has built an international reputation for promoting voluntary programs that catalyze green building around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nfwf-usgbc-working-together-protect-great-outdoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/nfwf-usgbc-working-together-protect-great-outdoors#comments Initiatives LEED Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:05:35 +0000 David ONeill 2775835 at http://in.usgbc.org Certification showing it’s worth the investment http://in.usgbc.org/articles/certification-showing-it%E2%80%99s-worth-investment <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"> Lara Koritzke </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_cert_worth_1.jpg?1383245918" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>At a time when businesses, governments and consumers are looking for ways to deliver the most sustainability 'bang for their buck', credible standards are starting to show that they're worth the investment.&nbsp;</span></em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/certification-showing-it%E2%80%99s-worth-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/certification-showing-it%E2%80%99s-worth-investment#comments Industry Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:58:37 +0000 2775834 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC-NCC Launches Building Health Initiative http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-ncc-launches-building-health-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/press_release_img_6.jpeg?1383151908" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Dozens of companies pledge to promote healthy buildings and communities</em></strong></p> <p>San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2013) - Adobe, CalPERS, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, salesforce.com, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 20 other corporations and institutions are committed as founding partners in a fast-growing movement to elevate green building as a public health benefit and accelerate the development of transparency standards in building materials.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-ncc-launches-building-health-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-ncc-launches-building-health-initiative#comments Media Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:52:48 +0000 Dan Geiger 2773760 at http://in.usgbc.org USGBC Talent Force Exchange: Where innovation meets opportunity http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-talent-force-exchange-where-innovation-meets-opportunity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://in.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Opportunity.jpg?1383147855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new initiative is launching at Greenbuild in Philadelphia &mdash; <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/events/talent-force-exchange.aspx" target="_blank">USGBC Talent Force Exchange</a>, designed to help you define and realize your dream job or bring your career to the next level.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-talent-force-exchange-where-innovation-meets-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://in.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-talent-force-exchange-where-innovation-meets-opportunity#commen