All articles http://www.usgbc.org/articles/all en Planners seek to update policy guide for sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/planners-seek-update-policy-guide-sustainability <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Policy-Guide-A.png?1419020640" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Because planning decisions reverberate across decades the planning profession plays a major role in enabling sustainable solutions in communities across the country. When planners give consideration to sustainability and integrate it into&nbsp;the planning process they magnify a community's ability to protect the environment, save money, foster healthy lifestyles and strengthen local economies for all residents.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/planners-seek-update-policy-guide-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/planners-seek-update-policy-guide-sustainability#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:20:20 +0000 Mark Teschauer 5184156 at http://www.usgbc.org Greening the global supply chain part 2: Eco-Effectiveness http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-2-eco-effectiveness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greening-the-Supply-Chain2.png?1419001991" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the first essay of this series I told you about power that consumers have to <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-1-building-consumer-movement">shape the manufacturing and product development</a> practices of their favorite brands through broad-based consumer movements. Now let's look at what the scope and goals of such a movement could be.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-2-eco-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-2-eco-effectiveness#comments Industry Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:12:58 +0000 Christopher Gray 5183048 at http://www.usgbc.org Leading the way: the 2014 Best of Green Schools honorees http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-way-2014-best-green-schools-honorees <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Best-of-Green-Schools-B.png?1418920716" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Three years ago, students from Dunloggin Middle School went on a field trip (we all remember those, right?) to the <a href="http://www.cbf.org" target="_blank">Chesapeake Bay Foundation</a>. They were learning about the Bay&rsquo;s ecosystem, and while dredging an oyster reef found only one live oyster. The students were concerned and curious, so, along with a few lucky teachers, they researched Maryland&rsquo;s oyster harvesting history, and began to understand just how important oysters are to the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-way-2014-best-green-schools-honorees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-way-2014-best-green-schools-honorees#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:17:51 +0000 Rachel Gutter 5179086 at http://www.usgbc.org International Parking Institute and Green Parking Council Collaborate with GBCI, the Certification Body for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-parking-institute-and-green-parking-council-collaborate-gbci-certification-bo <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_3_0.png?1418912868" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>New collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable&nbsp;</em><em>parking facility design and management&nbsp;</em><em>to the built environment</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-parking-institute-and-green-parking-council-collaborate-gbci-certification-bo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-parking-institute-and-green-parking-council-collaborate-gbci-certification-bo#comments Media Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:27:47 +0000 Taryn Holowka 5178478 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Online upgrade for LEED 2009 projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-2009-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-Online-Announcement-C.png?1418852188" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you met the new LEED Online platform? Built to provide a smoother and faster user experience, it was released in December 2013 for teams registering LEED v4, LEED for Homes and Campus projects.</p> <p>USGBC is now extending access to LEED 2009 commercial projects. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>On <strong>Jan. 5</strong>, <strong>2015,</strong> LEED 2009 projects using the BD+C, ID+C and EB:O+M rating systems will be upgraded to the new LEED Online platform. Newly registering LEED 2009 projects will also use the new platform going forward.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-2009-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-upgrade-leed-2009-projects#comments LEED Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:41:10 +0000 Selina Holmes 5175840 at http://www.usgbc.org The LEED Dynamic Plaque is forcing us out of our comfort zone http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-forcing-us-out-our-comfort-zone <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED-dynamic-plaque-presentation.png?1418848259" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I admit it, I too get comfortable with the way things are. It requires so little mental effort to just keep on doing what you&rsquo;re doing and getting what you get.&nbsp;But if you aspire to be a leader, if you're determined to make a difference, you have to jerk yourself out of your comfort zone and get on to the next thing. You have to do this even while others are either complacent or expending valuable energy trying to keep things around them from changing in ways that would force them to change too.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-forcing-us-out-our-comfort-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-forcing-us-out-our-comfort-zone#comments LEED Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:14:56 +0000 Kevin Hydes 5175569 at http://www.usgbc.org We're all in this together: tackling climate change requires creative, collective action http://www.usgbc.org/articles/were-all-together-tackling-climate-change-requires-creative-collective-action <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/climate-change-d_0.png?1418847118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&ldquo;We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.&rdquo; </em></p> <p>Ben Franklin is credited with saying at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and I would argue that those words hold as much truth in them now as they did in 1776.</p> <p>Today, we face the looming threat of an irreversibly changing climate, we're more aware than ever of the seemingly infinite ways our health and wellbeing can be influenced and affected, and anxiety over economic circumstances is being expressed worldwide.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/were-all-together-tackling-climate-change-requires-creative-collective-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/were-all-together-tackling-climate-change-requires-creative-collective-action#comments Community Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:11:57 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5175531 at http://www.usgbc.org A holiday gift guide for your favorite LEED professional http://www.usgbc.org/articles/holiday-gift-guide-your-favorite-leed-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gift-Guide_FI.png?1418849633" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it comes to holiday gift giving, we all know someone who's a little tricker to buy for than most. Would they appreciate something silly or humorous? Something logical and practical? Should you be creative, useful, or both?</p> <p>Well lucky for you, when it comes to shopping for your favorite <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ga" target="_blank">LEED professional</a>, we&rsquo;ve done the thinking for you!&nbsp;Here are some top gift ideas for your favorite LEED Green Associate or LEED AP. For all choices, remember that buying local is strongly encouraged!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/holiday-gift-guide-your-favorite-leed-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/holiday-gift-guide-your-favorite-leed-professional#comments Community Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:38:40 +0000 Julia Pergolini 5175162 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2014 Best of Green Schools Honorees http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-best-green-schools-honorees <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_2_0.png?1418829195" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Recipients Represent the Best Environmental Efforts in Schools Across U.S.</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-best-green-schools-honorees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-best-green-schools-honorees#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:13:14 +0000 Aline Peterson 5174421 at http://www.usgbc.org Minding the gender gap in green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/minding-gender-gap-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gender-Gap-D.png?1418834774" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On stage at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, our CEO Rick Fedrizzi sat across from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and said that there weren&rsquo;t enough women coming into our movement. He continued by asking what we could do to bring more gender equity to green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/minding-gender-gap-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/minding-gender-gap-green-building#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:07:13 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5174417 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Greening Your Lease with LEED [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-greening-your-lease-leed-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greening-Your-Lease-B.png?1418742097" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-greening-your-lease-leed-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-greening-your-lease-leed-video#comments Education Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:04:34 +0000 Melanie Share 5170021 at http://www.usgbc.org Your cheat sheet for a sustainable holiday season http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-cheat-sheet-sustainable-holiday-season <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainable-holidays-c_0.png?1418664855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For many, the holidays are one of the most anticipated times of the year. They're when we liven up our spaces with our most festive decorations, bring friends and family together over delicious meals, and express our utmost appreciation for being able to surround ourselves with those we hold dear.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-cheat-sheet-sustainable-holiday-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-cheat-sheet-sustainable-holiday-season#comments Community Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:34:14 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5166075 at http://www.usgbc.org Sound bites: Telling your sustainability story http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sound-bites-telling-your-sustainability-story <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainability-story-a_0.png?1418409445" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sustainability marketing has evolved into a discipline in and of itself. And this year at Greenbuild 2014, this topic took center stage.</p> <p>Sold-out Greenbuild special set session <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Schedule/SessionDetails/13792" target="_blank">Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools and Tips to Tell Your Story</a> featured a cross-section of leaders who are engaged in both marketing functions and sustainability-related work. Their conversations spanned the entire lifecycle of sustainability marketing:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sound-bites-telling-your-sustainability-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sound-bites-telling-your-sustainability-story#comments Industry Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:37:25 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5154660 at http://www.usgbc.org Balancing compelling images and convincing text when promoting your LEED project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-compelling-images-and-convincing-text-when-promoting-your-leed-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/picture-a_0.png?1418401109" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone knows the old adage &ldquo;A picture is worth 1,000 words.&rdquo; The human brain responds to images differently than it responds to descriptive text. Vivid color, pattern and the suggestion of motion engage our eyes and our minds in ways that words just don&rsquo;t. Even the most active imagination can&rsquo;t reliably convert prose to imagery in a way that matches the power of viewing a photo or an illustration.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-compelling-images-and-convincing-text-when-promoting-your-leed-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-compelling-images-and-convincing-text-when-promoting-your-leed-project#comments Industry Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:18:29 +0000 Aline Peterson 5154138 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: India just released http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-india-just-released <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim-india_1.png?1418395941" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has just launched the latest installment in our popular LEED in Motion report series, <em><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/india.html" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: India</a>. </em>The report&nbsp;provides a far-reaching account of the factors that have led to nearly 2,000 buildings participating in LEED across the Indian subcontinent, comprising 833 million square feet of building space using the world's most prominent green building rating system.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-india-just-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-india-just-released#comments LEED Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:52:21 +0000 Joseph Crea 5153882 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Charalampos Giannikopoulos http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-charalampos-giannikopoulos <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda-a_1.png?1418316485" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewersare experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-charalampos-giannikopoulos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-charalampos-giannikopoulos#comments Education Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:48:04 +0000 Melanie Share 5149741 at http://www.usgbc.org Reflections on the global imperative of green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-global-imperative-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/global-imperative-b_1.png?1418316223" /> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote> <p>If targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction are to be met, decision-makers must unlock the potential of the building sector with much greater seriousness and vigor than they have to date and make mitigation of building-related emissions a cornerstone of every national climate change strategy.<em>&nbsp;</em>&mdash; Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP (from a 2010 report)</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-global-imperative-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-global-imperative-green-building#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:43:42 +0000 Roger Platt 5149743 at http://www.usgbc.org 833 Million Square Feet of Building Space in India using LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/833-million-square-feet-building-space-india-using-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_1_0_0_0.png?1418264333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Report - LEED in Motion: India, emphasizes the rapid expansion of green building</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/833-million-square-feet-building-space-india-using-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/833-million-square-feet-building-space-india-using-leed#comments Media Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:18:53 +0000 Marisa Long 5147247 at http://www.usgbc.org Kill the Cup: coffee, selfies, and environmental impact http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kill-cup-coffee-selfies-and-environmental-impact <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kill-the-cup-c_0.png?1418244864" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know that&nbsp;<a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/02/business/uk-recylable-cup/">50 billion</a>&nbsp;paper cups get discarded in America each year? It&rsquo;s unbelievable! I started researching the &lsquo;cup problem&rsquo; when I was a grad student at UC San Diego; here's what I've found:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kill-cup-coffee-selfies-and-environmental-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kill-cup-coffee-selfies-and-environmental-impact#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:54:24 +0000 Drew Beal 5146127 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED reviewer experts are available to help you http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-experts-are-available-help-you <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-reviewer-experts-a_1.png?1418231297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green building thrives on collaboration between team members. After all, buildings are complex systems and it may not always be clear how the LEED requirements apply to your project.&nbsp;GBCI recognizes the valuable role that collaborative communication can play in helping your team work effectively&mdash;not just within your team, but also with your LEED reviewer.</p> <p>There are a number of ways you can reach out to your reviewer before, during and after the review:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-experts-are-available-help-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-experts-are-available-help-you#comments LEED Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:08:16 +0000 Sarah Alexander 5145386 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED AP ND exam to feature LEED v4 content in February 2015 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-ap-nd-a_1.png?1418142363" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Feb. 25, 2015, the LEED AP Neighborhood Development (ND) exam will begin featuring LEED v4 content and project experience assessment. (The LEED Green Associate and other LEED AP exams were already updated to reflect the v4 rating system in June 2014;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">here's more</a>&nbsp;on that change.)</p> <p>If you're prepping to take the LEED AP ND exam be sure to keep these dates in mind:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-ap-nd-exam-feature-leed-v4-content-february-2015#comments LEED Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:26:03 +0000 Nora Knox 5140881 at http://www.usgbc.org Greening the global supply chain part 1: Building a consumer movement http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-1-building-consumer-movement <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greening-the-global-supply-chain-c_1.png?1418142138" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This holiday season, as we all gather to celebrate the things that truly matter&mdash;friends, family, and many other blessings&mdash;let us also remember an equally important responsibility that we all share: the continued health of our planet.</p> <p>The holiday season may seem like the perfect time to take a break from worrying about things like climate change, biodiversity loss, the destruction of our oceans etc., but in all reality, we are entering a time period that amounts to our movement&rsquo;s ground zero.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-1-building-consumer-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greening-global-supply-chain-part-1-building-consumer-movement#comments Industry Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:22:18 +0000 Christopher Gray 5140876 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner AEC Daily http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-aec-daily <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage-aec_0.png?1418142070" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-aec-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-aec-daily#comments Education Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:21:10 +0000 Melanie Share 5140870 at http://www.usgbc.org Great Expectations: Live from COP20 in Peru http://www.usgbc.org/articles/great-expectations-live-cop20-peru <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peru-b_1.png?1418069995" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am here this week in Peru, a country poised to be a leader in green building and sustainability for all of South America, and the host of this week&rsquo;s COP20 meeting. This conference&mdash;part of the United Nations Environment Programme's Framework Convention on Climate Change&mdash;feels decidedly different from previous sessions in Warsaw, Dohah and Durban.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/great-expectations-live-cop20-peru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/great-expectations-live-cop20-peru#comments Industry Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:19:55 +0000 Roger Platt 5137236 at http://www.usgbc.org Peru's first LEED-certified existing building project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/perus-first-leed-certified-existing-building-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Logan Taylor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-eb-in-peru-b_1.png?1418057436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Water is one of the world&rsquo;s most valuable and essential natural resources. In Peru, water is a scarce resource and on average Peruvians have to spend a staggering S/.10.00 Soles per cubic liter (USD$4.00). Compounding the problem is a lack of wastewater standards and regulations.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/perus-first-leed-certified-existing-building-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/perus-first-leed-certified-existing-building-project#comments LEED Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:50:35 +0000 5136431 at http://www.usgbc.org Georgia is leading the way with LEED: A recap after the tweets http://www.usgbc.org/articles/georgia-leading-way-leed-recap-after-tweets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tom Mills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ga-twitter-a_1.png?1418052136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I recently had the chance to be part of the first&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LUNCHnLEED&amp;src=typd" target="_blank">#LUNCHnLEED</a>&nbsp;Twitter chat hosted by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbcga.org/TwitterChat/">USGBC Georgia Chapter</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;my company,&nbsp;<a href="http://greenshortz.com/">GreenShortz</a>,&nbsp;and driven by our marketing firm,&nbsp;<a href="http://http://www.moxiemediaandmarketing.com/" target="_blank">Moxie Media &amp; Marketing</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/georgia-leading-way-leed-recap-after-tweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/georgia-leading-way-leed-recap-after-tweets#comments Community Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:22:15 +0000 5135738 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC accelerates social equity with new LEED credits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-accelerates-social-equity-new-leed-credits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/social-equity-a_0.png?1417824028" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is co-authored by Joel Ann Todd,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd" target="_blank">chair of the LEED Steering Committee</a> from 2009 through 2013,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Susan Kaplan, President and Founder of <a href="http://www.buildingwrx.com" target="_blank">BuildingWrx</a>.</em></p> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s recent move to release new social equity LEED credits marks an important step toward fulfilling its organizational goal of using green buildings to enhance the lives of all people in all buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-accelerates-social-equity-new-leed-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-accelerates-social-equity-new-leed-credits#comments LEED Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:00:28 +0000 Joel Todd 5126177 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and BCSE Join Global Effort to Further Energy Efficiency http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bcse-join-global-effort-further-energy-efficiency <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c_0_2_0.png?1417801326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>The two sustainability leaders become partners of the United Nations&rsquo; Sustainable Energy for All Initiative&rsquo;s Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bcse-join-global-effort-further-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bcse-join-global-effort-further-energy-efficiency#comments Media Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:42:06 +0000 Marisa Long 5119248 at http://www.usgbc.org Get the facts: how an appliance overhaul can significantly green your home http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-facts-how-appliance-overhaul-can-significantly-green-your-home <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/appliances-b_1.png?1417719901" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is the fourth installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-facts-how-appliance-overhaul-can-significantly-green-your-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-facts-how-appliance-overhaul-can-significantly-green-your-home#comments Industry Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:05:00 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5115112 at http://www.usgbc.org Vietnam manufacturing facilities: Leading the march for sustainable strategies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vietnam-manufacturing-facilities-leading-march-sustainable-strategies <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick-hotel-vietnam_0.png?1417719335" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ho Chi Minh City is a place where lessons of culture, history and our global economy are woven into its very fabric.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vietnam-manufacturing-facilities-leading-march-sustainable-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vietnam-manufacturing-facilities-leading-march-sustainable-strategies#comments Industry Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:55:34 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 5115076 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: November 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-november-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-cert-update-a_1.png?1417643654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in October 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.&nbsp;Be sure to check out USGBC's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area. You can also visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbig.org/collections/14544">Green Building&nbsp;Information&nbsp;Gateway</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;analyze LEED trends around the world.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-november-2014#comments LEED Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:54:14 +0000 Christopher Gray 5110955 at http://www.usgbc.org How resilience and sustainability are shaping concrete solutions for stronger communities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-resilience-and-sustainability-are-shaping-concrete-solutions-stronger-communities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kevin P. Mlutkowski </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/concrete-solutions-c_1.png?1417618503" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Globally, so many communities face multidimensional threats, hazards, and disasters. And, as social and economic loss from these impacts continues to increase, development with a renewed focus on sustainability and resilience can offer opportunities for mitigating the financial, environmental, and community impacts from these events.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-resilience-and-sustainability-are-shaping-concrete-solutions-stronger-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-resilience-and-sustainability-are-shaping-concrete-solutions-stronger-communities#comments Industry Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:55:02 +0000 5109442 at http://www.usgbc.org Now available: Translated LEED Core Concepts Guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-translated-leed-core-concepts-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/core-concepts-guide_cover_0.png?1417546099" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The LEED Core Concepts Guide is now available in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese.</p> <p><br />The LEED Core Concepts Guide introduces the green building fundamentals to get you started on your learning path. This edition features updates based on LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program.</p> <p>Get your translated LEED Core Concepts Guide at a special discounted rate: Member Price: $35 (50% off) or Non-Member Price: $42.50 (50% off). </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-translated-leed-core-concepts-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-translated-leed-core-concepts-guide#comments Education Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:48:18 +0000 Nora Knox 5105785 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Statistics http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-statistics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_USGBC.jpg?1345150401" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><h2>Up-to-date, official statistics about USGBC programs</h2></p> <p>*Please note: These numbers are current as of October 2014</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-statistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-statistics#comments Media Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:11:54 +0000 5104568 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 Opening Plenary [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Dec 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-opening-plenary-video-c_1.png?1417467058" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Year after year, the annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/">Greenbuild Conference and Expo</a> offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement and sustainable building. The Opening Plenary kicks off&nbsp;three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings.</p> <p>View the videos below for a recap of the 2014 Opening Plenary in New Orleans.</p> <p><strong>Greenbuild 2014 Opening Plenary speech by Rick Fedrizzi&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-video#comments Industry Mon, 01 Dec 2014 20:50:58 +0000 Nora Knox 5101260 at http://www.usgbc.org Giving thanks for a LEED-certified space http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giving-thanks-leed-certified-space <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbcenvision141_0.png?1417022311" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably picture family, turkey, stuffing and perhaps football.&nbsp;Those are the first things that come to mind for me as well.</p> <p>When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably also think about the things you are grateful for, and this Thanksgiving I'm giving thanks for the&nbsp;space where I work: the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum Certified USGBC Headquarters</a>.</p> <p>Here's my LEED-certified Thanksgiving list:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giving-thanks-leed-certified-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/giving-thanks-leed-certified-space#comments LEED Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:18:30 +0000 Selina Holmes 5081831 at http://www.usgbc.org This Thanksgiving USGBC is thankful for you [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thanksgiving-usgbc-thankful-you-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/thanksgiving-b_1.png?1417013565" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For Thanksgiving this year, we're feeling thankful for all that you do to support our movement. Our transformation of the built environment is made possible because of you.</p> <p>We're also celebrating the holiday with gratitude for the bountiful supply of tools that we can use to make our built environment sustainable. There are plenty of 'em!</p> <p><iframe src="https://vine.co/v/O1nIO5bVH6n/embed/simple" width="600" height="600"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thanksgiving-usgbc-thankful-you-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thanksgiving-usgbc-thankful-you-video#comments Community Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:52:44 +0000 Nora Knox 5081201 at http://www.usgbc.org Sometimes it really does take a village http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sometimes-it-really-does-take-village <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gb-make-it-right_0.png?1417012590" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;m still basking the glow of our recent Greenbuild. What a tremendous event from every angle, and so many people to thank for making it so special.</p> <p>In that regard, a lot of things sometimes go on behind the scenes that we never get a chance to see, and people whose contributions might go unrecognized. So there are two I want to acknowledge personally.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sometimes-it-really-does-take-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sometimes-it-really-does-take-village#comments Industry Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:36:30 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 5081153 at http://www.usgbc.org Tips on how to make your Thanksgiving sustainable [Instagram video series] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-how-make-your-thanksgiving-sustainable-instagram-video-series <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/instagramarticle-a2_0_0_0.jpg?1417012142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week we invited our staff to participate in a <a href="http://instagram.com/usgbc" target="_blank">USGBC Instagram</a> video series, answering the question: <strong>What are you doing to make your Thanksgiving sustainable?</strong></p> <p>View the videos below to find out what they had to say. Maybe you can adopt some of these sustainability practices for your Thanksgiving celebration, too.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-how-make-your-thanksgiving-sustainable-instagram-video-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tips-how-make-your-thanksgiving-sustainable-instagram-video-series#comments Community Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:29:02 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 5081112 at http://www.usgbc.org How much is too much? Finding the green marketing sweet spot. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-much-too-much-finding-green-marketing-sweet-spot <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sweet-spot-a_1.png?1416962199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s not a myth; too much of a good thing can be bad, and green marketing is no exception.</p> <p>You want to make sure all of your current and potential stakeholders know about your newest LEED certified building or sustainability initiative. There&rsquo;s no shame in that. In fact, you should actively promote your efforts to become greener each and every day. The trick is striking the perfect balance between informing and inundating.</p> <p>Here are a few methods to help combat the madness.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-much-too-much-finding-green-marketing-sweet-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-much-too-much-finding-green-marketing-sweet-spot#comments Industry Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:36:39 +0000 Aline Peterson 5079041 at http://www.usgbc.org ASSA ABLOY and David Gottfried discuss green building [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-and-david-gottfried-discuss-green-building-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/explosion-green-a_1.png?1416962033" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>David Gottfried, the founder of USGBC and the World Green Building Council, has recently published <a href="http://explosiongreen.com/" target="_blank"><em>Explosion Green</em></a>, a book that tells the story of the first 20 years of the global green building movement of which Gottfried played a major role in pioneering.</p> <p>Check out the video below of an interview with ASSA ABLOY's Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, Aaron Smith, and David.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mNJ4yKrtKLU?wmode=Opaque" width="670" height="552"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-and-david-gottfried-discuss-green-building-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-and-david-gottfried-discuss-green-building-video#comments Industry Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:33:53 +0000 Aline Peterson 5079044 at http://www.usgbc.org Sustainability at McDonald's through LEED volume http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-mcdonalds-through-leed-volume <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/mcdonalds-leed-d_1.png?1416938526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in the Cary Citizen on Nov. 14, 2014. <a href="http://carycitizen.com/2014/11/14/sustainability-cary-newest-mcdonalds/?utm_source=CaryCitizen+Daily+Email&amp;utm_campaign=290ae58caa-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3af782b38f-290ae58caa-101472201" target="_blank">Read the original article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-mcdonalds-through-leed-volume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-mcdonalds-through-leed-volume#comments Industry Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:02:06 +0000 5077450 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2015 Board of Directors http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2015-board-directors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_1_0_0_0.png?1416933253" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Board of Directors supports the mission, vision and values of USGBC, advances green building movement and sustainable future</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. -- (Nov. 25, 2014) -- USGBC announced today the newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2015-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2015-board-directors#comments Media Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:34:13 +0000 Marisa Long 5077116 at http://www.usgbc.org The 2015 Greenbuild Global Call for Proposals is open. Now what? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-greenbuild-global-call-proposals-open-now-what <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb-proposals-e_1.png?1416857222" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The 2015 Greenbuild Global Call for Proposals is live! </span></p> <p><span>Now&rsquo;s the time to start thinking about what Greenbuild attendees need to hear from you, and where you want them to hear it&mdash;Washington, D.C.? Verona, Italy? Or maybe S</span><span>&atilde;</span><span>o Paulo, Brazil?</span></p> <p><span>Here are the deadlines for each conference:</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-greenbuild-global-call-proposals-open-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-greenbuild-global-call-proposals-open-now-what#comments Industry Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:27:01 +0000 Rina Brule 5073177 at http://www.usgbc.org What will California’s water resources look like at the end of the century? [USGBC+] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-will-californias-water-resources-look-end-century-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cali-water-b_1.png?1416857039" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in 2014 September-October issue of USGBC+. <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/h2o-in-2100/" target="_blank">Read the original version</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-will-californias-water-resources-look-end-century-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-will-californias-water-resources-look-end-century-usgbc#comments Community Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:23:59 +0000 5073169 at http://www.usgbc.org About Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_Greenbuild.jpg?1345150060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>When:</strong> Nov. 18-20, 2015</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild#comments Media Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:02:21 +0000 2604927 at http://www.usgbc.org 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence seeks entries for transformative placemaking in the U.S. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-rudy-bruner-award-urban-excellence-seeks-entries-transformative-placemaking-us <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rba-a_1.png?1416841412" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The<span>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.brunerfoundation.org/rba">Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence</a><span>&nbsp;</span>(RBA) is a national design award that celebrates transformative placemaking in the U.S. and advances conversation about making our cities better.<span>&nbsp;</span>The biennial award, founded in 1987 by architect and developer&nbsp;<a href="http://brunercott.com/principals.html">Simeon Bruner</a>, recognizes places distinguished by innovative design and their social, economic, and environmental contributions to the urban environment.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-rudy-bruner-award-urban-excellence-seeks-entries-transformative-placemaking-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2015-rudy-bruner-award-urban-excellence-seeks-entries-transformative-placemaking-us#comments Community Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:03:32 +0000 Anne-Marie Lubenau 5071731 at http://www.usgbc.org The future of green travel http://www.usgbc.org/articles/future-green-travel <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/traveling-green-a_1.png?1416841036" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After inventing the wheel, humans were on a roll. Modes of transportation increasingly became a priority as we navigated slowly around the globe. Exploration was made possible through advanced iterations of early horse-carriages, which eventually turned into the first automobile.</p> <p>As we continued to grow, so did our carbon footprint. Helping reduce the waste we leave behind when we travel forth, this article explores the ever-increasing trend of traveling green, from the obvious choice of bike-sharing and electric cars, airplanes have also joined the game of green travel.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/future-green-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/future-green-travel#comments Industry Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:57:15 +0000 Kunal Gulati 5071724 at http://www.usgbc.org Top three things to know about Italy, green building and LEED (Nov. 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-things-know-about-italy-green-building-and-leed-nov-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/verona.png?1416597346" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green building is on the rise in Italy and LEED is playing a critical role as USGBC CEO and Founder,&nbsp;<span class="s1"><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy">Rick Fedrizzi, noted</a>&nbsp;</span>in September.&nbsp;</p> <p>Trying to keep up?</p> <p>Here are the three things you need to know right now about the role Italy is playing in the green building movement.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-things-know-about-italy-green-building-and-leed-nov-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-things-know-about-italy-green-building-and-leed-nov-2014#comments International Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:14:39 +0000 Joseph Crea 5060460 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC acknowledges World Green Building Council at UNEP Champions of the Earth event http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-acknowledges-world-green-building-council-unep-champions-earth-event <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/unep-coe_0.jpg?1416539490" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last night<strong>, </strong>USGBC was <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awarded-top-global-environmental-prize-entrepreneurial-vision-unep" target="_blank">honored as a winner</a> of the United Nation&rsquo;s top environmental accolade, the <a href="http://www.unep.org/champions/" target="_blank">Champions of the Earth</a> award.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-acknowledges-world-green-building-council-unep-champions-earth-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-acknowledges-world-green-building-council-unep-champions-earth-event#comments International Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:11:30 +0000 Judith Webb, APR 5058671 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 Delivers Strong Event in New Orleans http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-delivers-strong-event-new-orleans <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_3_0.png?1416508306" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Education, LivingHome, Net Zero Zone, Opening Plenary &amp; Celebration &amp; Community Engagement Highlights of the Week</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. - (Nov. 20, 2014) &ndash; Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the results of the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held October 22-24, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Attendance at the event totaled 17,507, with 552 exhibiting companies participating in 142,000 sf of exhibit and display space on the trade show floor.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-delivers-strong-event-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-delivers-strong-event-new-orleans#comments Greenbuild Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:31:46 +0000 Marisa Long 5056941 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Terrell Hoagland http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-terrell-hoagland <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda_1_0_0_0.png?1416500036" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-terrell-hoagland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-terrell-hoagland#comments Education Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:13:56 +0000 Melanie Share 5056292 at http://www.usgbc.org How a hotel chain led green buildings in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-hotel-chain-led-green-buildings-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prasanto Kumar Roy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/hotel-in-india-c_0.png?1416500027" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1478482">This article first appeared on Cisco's Technology News Site, The Network.&nbsp;</a></em></p> <p>When Hillary Clinton landed in New Delhi in 2009, she drove from the airport to <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/itc-green-centre" target="_blank">ITC Green Center</a>, a building in the satellite town of Gurgaon.</p> <p>That building, which she called &ldquo;a monument to the future,&rdquo; is the headquarters of the hotels division of Kolkata-based conglomerate ITC.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-hotel-chain-led-green-buildings-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-hotel-chain-led-green-buildings-india#comments LEED Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:13:47 +0000 5056327 at http://www.usgbc.org Leveraging letters to the editor to tell your LEED story http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leveraging-letters-editor-tell-your-leed-story <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/letters-to-the-editor-b_1.png?1416499774" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Taking stock of all of the strategies and outlets in your green marketing tool belt? Don&rsquo;t forget about letters to the editor, a time-honored practice that has provided grassroots campaigns, issue leaders and projects access to an invaluable audience and platform of exposure.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leveraging-letters-editor-tell-your-leed-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leveraging-letters-editor-tell-your-leed-story#comments Industry Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:09:34 +0000 Aline Peterson 5056287 at http://www.usgbc.org New guidelines and workbook to raise awareness of green in your workplace http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-guidelines-and-workbook-raise-awareness-green-your-workplace <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-workplace-c_0.png?1416430612" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to introduce environmentally friendly policies into your workplace?</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.maineusgbc.org/">USGBC Maine Chapter</a>&nbsp;recently created a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/green-office-guidelines-and-workbook" target="_blank">Green Office Guidelines and Workbook</a>, which&nbsp;<span>offers strategies related to sustainable practices in the areas of purchasing, electricity, water, heating, transportation/commuting, waste management, and social responsibility.</span>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-guidelines-and-workbook-raise-awareness-green-your-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-guidelines-and-workbook-raise-awareness-green-your-workplace#comments Industry Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:56:52 +0000 Cindy Zork 5052940 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED project spotlight: Ušće Shopping Mall http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-u%C5%A1%C4%87e-shopping-mall <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-shopping-malls-b_0.png?1416420074" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s an easy decision to pursue LEED when you&rsquo;re the building owner and it&rsquo;s your building. But what happens when your building is a shopping mall? Suddenly, it&rsquo;s not just your decision, and you need to convince your tenants to pursue LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-u%C5%A1%C4%87e-shopping-mall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-spotlight-u%C5%A1%C4%87e-shopping-mall#comments LEED Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:01:14 +0000 Joseph Crea 5052332 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Awarded Top Global Environmental Prize for Entrepreneurial Vision from UNEP http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awarded-top-global-environmental-prize-entrepreneurial-vision-unep <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g_2_0_0_0.png?1416414444" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>USGBC honored for service to the planet with Champions of the Earth award</em></p> <p><strong> Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</strong><strong>(Nov. 19, 2014)&mdash;</strong>USGBC was honored today as a winner of the United Nations&rsquo; top environmental accolade, the <a href="http://www.unep.org/champions/" target="_blank">Champions of the Earth</a> award.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awarded-top-global-environmental-prize-entrepreneurial-vision-unep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awarded-top-global-environmental-prize-entrepreneurial-vision-unep#comments Media Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:27:24 +0000 Marisa Long 5051969 at http://www.usgbc.org New offerings for LEED v4 projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-offerings-leed-v4-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-logo_0_0.png?1416358099" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Can&rsquo;t decide between LEED v4 and LEED 2009?</p> <p>USGBC recently announced that it was moving the registration deadline of LEED 2009, allowing users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 27, 2015.</p> <p>Extending to October 2016 gives LEED users and members of the green building industry additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest version of LEED, which features increased rigor and multiple updates.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-offerings-leed-v4-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-offerings-leed-v4-projects#comments LEED Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:48:19 +0000 Taryn Holowka 5049546 at http://www.usgbc.org The U.S. and China's climate change agreement and LEED's role in the collaboration http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-and-chinas-climate-change-agreement-and-leeds-role-collaboration <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/shanghai_0.jpg?1416343752" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Nov. 12,&nbsp;<span>the&nbsp;U.S. and China announced the two nations had reached a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/11/us-china-joint-announcement-climate-change" target="_blank">historic agreement on climate change</a>. </span></p> <p><span>As the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world (together the U.S. and China emit about 40% of global pollution), this agreement represents&nbsp;a&nbsp;critical&nbsp;turning point in the fight to end&nbsp;global warming.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-and-chinas-climate-change-agreement-and-leeds-role-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-and-chinas-climate-change-agreement-and-leeds-role-collaboration#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:49:12 +0000 Sarah Buente 5048602 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet the first apartment and condo buildings to earn ENERGY STAR certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-first-apartment-and-condo-buildings-earn-energy-star-certification <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/energy-start-apartment-a_1.png?1416330769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Energy costs in multifamily properties have risen by 20 percent over the past decade. These rising costs are squeezing operating income for building owners and managers, and they&rsquo;re making apartments and condos less affordable for residents.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-first-apartment-and-condo-buildings-earn-energy-star-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-first-apartment-and-condo-buildings-earn-energy-star-certification#comments Industry Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:12:48 +0000 Michael Zatz 5047724 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Designing a Net Zero Energy Laboratory: J. Craig Venter Institute [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-designing-net-zero-energy-laboratory-j-craig-venter-institute-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education-at-usgbc-new_0.png?1416327158" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-designing-net-zero-energy-laboratory-j-craig-venter-institute-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-designing-net-zero-energy-laboratory-j-craig-venter-institute-video#comments Education Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:12:37 +0000 Melanie Share 5047509 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED reviewer compass: Understanding the logic behind a review decision http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-compass-understanding-logic-behind-review-decision <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-reviewer-b_1.png?1416257257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever wondered what goes into a LEED certification review decision?<span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>All reviewers work from the same set of principles,&nbsp;<span>when applying the LEED requirements to a wide diversity of project types. Below are some things to keep in mind when preparing to submit your LEED project for review.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-compass-understanding-logic-behind-review-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-reviewer-compass-understanding-logic-behind-review-decision#comments LEED Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:47:37 +0000 Micah Silvey 5044056 at http://www.usgbc.org Seeing green: Creating captivating digital content to reduce your environmental impact http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-green-creating-captivating-digital-content-reduce-your-environmental-impact <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/seeinggreenheader_final_0.jpg?1415982420" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just as architects and builders are moving toward more sustainable materials to create environmentally-friendly living and work spaces, graphic designers are progressively finding ways to make their work more impactful by hitting the triple bottom line.</p> <p>Printing with low-VOC or soy inks and choosing production vendors who use renewable energy are just a few of the many <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-green-choice-when-creating-collateral">small changes that make a huge difference</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-green-creating-captivating-digital-content-reduce-your-environmental-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-green-creating-captivating-digital-content-reduce-your-environmental-impact#comments Community Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:26:59 +0000 Nia Lindsey 5030889 at http://www.usgbc.org First Green Apple Day of Service in Sri Lanka http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-green-apple-day-service-sri-lanka <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sep_2014_colombo_063_0.png?1415906960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Sept. 27, 2014, <a href="http://http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/green-technologies-fzco" target="_blank">Green Technologies Dubai,</a> a USGBC Education Partner, carried the message of environmental protection to St. Anthony&rsquo;s Maha Vidyalaya School, Allogaollewa, in rural Sri Lanka. The co-ed school, which was specially selected by the directors of Green Technologies and serves approximately 300 students from kindergarten to grade 11 was home to the first ever Green Apple Day of Service in Sri Lanka.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-green-apple-day-service-sri-lanka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-green-apple-day-service-sri-lanka#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:29:19 +0000 Tanvi Jaganath 5027280 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner American Technical Publishers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-american-technical-publishers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage-atp_0.png?1415894886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-american-technical-publishers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-american-technical-publishers#comments Education Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:08:06 +0000 Melanie Share 5026467 at http://www.usgbc.org Can green building make Chinese cities more competitive? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/can-green-building-make-chinese-cities-more-competitive <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/china-leed-b_0.png?1415893381" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.vox.com/2014/11/12/7204541/us-china-climate-win" target="_blank">historic climate change agreement</a> between <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/world/asia/china-us-xi-obama-apec.html?_r=1" target="_blank">China and the United States</a> provides the green building community with another excellent opportunity to evaluate our movement&rsquo;s importance to China&rsquo;s long-term economic and environmental forecast.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/can-green-building-make-chinese-cities-more-competitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/can-green-building-make-chinese-cities-more-competitive#comments International Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:43:01 +0000 Christopher Gray 5026381 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC Survey: 87 Percent of Green Building Professionals in India Anticipate an Overall Increase in Use of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-survey-87-percent-green-building-professionals-india-anticipate-overall-increase- <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014a_0_0_0_0_0.png?1415890497" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to a new survey released by USGBC, 87 percent of Indian green building professionals indicated that they anticipate the use of LEED in India to increase overall, with nine out of ten industry senior executives in India anticipating that their LEED-related work will increase over the next five years.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-survey-87-percent-green-building-professionals-india-anticipate-overall-increase-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-survey-87-percent-green-building-professionals-india-anticipate-overall-increase-#comments Media Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:54:56 +0000 Marisa Long 5026152 at http://www.usgbc.org Two weeks in India with USGBC [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-weeks-india-usgbc-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/article_4_0.jpg?1415822811" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed" target="_blank">LEED is global</a>: it is used in 150+ countries, and the international uptake of LEED is a key driver of rating system development and resources.&nbsp;</p> <p>This past summer, I had the chance to <em>see</em> that global presence in action, and it put everything into perspective for me. Several of us at USGBC traveled to India for a three-city tour across New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, during which we met leaders from across India who use LEED on a regular basis.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-weeks-india-usgbc-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-weeks-india-usgbc-video#comments International Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:06:51 +0000 Taryn Holowka 5022998 at http://www.usgbc.org Our top things to know about Greenbuild 2014 and beyond http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-top-things-know-greenbuild-2014-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/top5-b_0.png?1415819290" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a> has come and gone, and for those of you who were unable to attend we have created two "Top five" lists.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-top-things-know-greenbuild-2014-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-top-things-know-greenbuild-2014-and-beyond#comments International Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:08:10 +0000 Joseph Crea 5022774 at http://www.usgbc.org Lighting your way to a more energy-efficient home http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lighting-your-way-more-energy-efficient-home <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cfl_lightbulb_0.png?1415808679" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is the third installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable. Read the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home" target="_blank">first article</a> and the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-control-your-homes-energy-use-programmable-thermostats" target="_blank">second article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lighting-your-way-more-energy-efficient-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/lighting-your-way-more-energy-efficient-home#comments LEED Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:11:18 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5016815 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Retail — Kohl's spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-kohls-spotlight <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/retail-kohls_0.jpg?1415804112" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>430+ LEED-certified stores</em></p> <p><span>Kohl&rsquo;s is committed to being a leading environmentally responsible retailer. LEED is one way they put this commitment into practice. An active member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2007, Kohl&rsquo;s utilizes USGBC&rsquo;s LEED rating systems to guide best practices in the design, construction and operations of more than 1,100 stores and corporate facilities. To date, Kohl&rsquo;s has more than 430 LEED-certified locations, which amounts to 35,616,240 square feet of LEED-certified space. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-kohls-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-kohls-spotlight#comments LEED Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:55:11 +0000 Jennifer Easton 5016461 at http://www.usgbc.org Learn how to make your school green at the Green Schools National Conference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/learn-how-make-your-school-green-green-schools-national-conference <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gcsn-feature_0.png?1415803348" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you want to learn about creative strategies for success and to take home real-life tools that can transform schools?</p> <p>Attend the <a href="https://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/conference/">Green Schools National Conference</a> to be a part of the largest gathering of K-12 green schools advocates in the nation.</p> <p>When: March4-7, 2015<br />Where: Virginia Beach, VA</p> <p><a href="https://nationalgreenschools.org/2015/registration/" class="button">Register</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/learn-how-make-your-school-green-green-schools-national-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/learn-how-make-your-school-green-green-schools-national-conference#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:42:28 +0000 Nora Knox 5016382 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED professionals at a glance: November 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-november-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedprofessionals_7_0.png?1415736599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p> <p>Don't have a credential yet?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials">Learn more about how to become a LEED professional &raquo;</a></p> <p><em>Hover over the charts below for a dynamic experience.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-november-2014#comments LEED Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:09:59 +0000 Robb Tufts 5013176 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding USGBC's Trademark Policy and Branding Guidelines to tell your LEED story http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-usgbcs-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines-tell-your-leed-story <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/11-06-2014_trademark_policy-02_0.png?1415730122" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We created our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/usgbc-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines" target="_blank">Trademark Policy and Branding Guidelines</a> to help you use our brand assets consistently and correctly. The guidelines include&nbsp;common uses and misuses of USGBC&rsquo;s brand assets, including trademarks and logos.</p> <p>We're counting on you to help reinforce our brand by applying these guidelines carefully. Have questions? Contact USGBC&rsquo;s Marketing Department at <a href="mailto:marketing@usgbc.org" target="_blank">marketing@usgbc.org</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-usgbcs-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines-tell-your-leed-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-usgbcs-trademark-policy-and-branding-guidelines-tell-your-leed-story#comments LEED Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:22:02 +0000 Ashley Katz 5012731 at http://www.usgbc.org ASBC and USGBC: Catalyzing green buildings and a sustainable economy together http://www.usgbc.org/articles/asbc-and-usgbc-catalyzing-green-buildings-and-sustainable-economy-together <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/asbc-_-usgbc-b_0.png?1415717751" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>This is a guest post by the American Sustainable Business Council </i></p> <p>Over the past year, the&nbsp;<span>American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)</span>&nbsp;and USGBC have worked together to advance the understanding and value of green buildings as well as the opportunity to build a more sustainable economy.</p> <p>Here are some of the highlights:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/asbc-and-usgbc-catalyzing-green-buildings-and-sustainable-economy-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/asbc-and-usgbc-catalyzing-green-buildings-and-sustainable-economy-together#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:55:51 +0000 Fleming Roberts 5011560 at http://www.usgbc.org Selecting a LEED rating system but need help choosing? Discover LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/selecting-leed-rating-system-need-help-choosing-discover-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/discover-leed-a_1.png?1415655104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="s1">Looking to pursue LEED certification but don&rsquo;t know where to begin? Check&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">out our new interactive <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/discoverleed/" target="_blank">Discover LEED</a> experience to get started.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/discoverleed/" target="_blank"><span class="s1"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1415632621-30748-9941/discoverleed.png" /></span></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/selecting-leed-rating-system-need-help-choosing-discover-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/selecting-leed-rating-system-need-help-choosing-discover-leed#comments LEED Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:31:43 +0000 Ashley Katz 5009240 at http://www.usgbc.org San Diego community teams up for third annual Green Apple moment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/san-diego-community-teams-third-annual-green-apple-moment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sandiego_0.jpg?1415649905" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC) and Balfour Beatty Construction recently partnered with John J. Montgomery Elementary School in Chula Vista, CA, to host the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, the school was abuzz as more than 75 volunteers, including students, came out to green the campus by performing service work and commencing a year-long Green Schools Challenge.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/san-diego-community-teams-third-annual-green-apple-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/san-diego-community-teams-third-annual-green-apple-moment#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:05:04 +0000 Renee Daigneault 5008900 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 3 courses you need to take this month (November 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-november-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/educationatusgbc_1_0.png?1415643386" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to grow your green building knowledge?</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/earthcraft-sustainable-preservation-4950185" target="_blank">1. EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation</a></strong><br />An introduction to the EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation regional green building certification program for historic buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-november-2014#comments Education Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:16:25 +0000 Melanie Share 5008461 at http://www.usgbc.org It's time to reconsider how we talk about climate change http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-time-reconsider-how-we-talk-about-climate-change <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/climate-change-11-07-2014-a_0.png?1415641969" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I can't remember the last time I went an entire day without hearing the words "climate change," "sustainability," or "going green." This goes back to well before I entered the world of USGBC&mdash;for years now, these terms have been sprinkled throughout newspapers, on the lips of nightly news anchors, and almost entirely integrated into mainstream conversation more generally.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-time-reconsider-how-we-talk-about-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-time-reconsider-how-we-talk-about-climate-change#comments Community Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:52:49 +0000 Hannah Wilber 5008407 at http://www.usgbc.org Residential demand response: Be green by saving green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-demand-response-be-green-saving-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/savinggreen_0.png?1415385666" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;Do you want to have more food on your table? Get a programmable thermostat.&rdquo; The students in the mentoring program laughed, thinking my comment must have been entirely facetious. To an extent, it was: some new techno-gadget is not going to make a meal appear at dinner. It might, however, help pay for some of it.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-demand-response-be-green-saving-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-demand-response-be-green-saving-green#comments Industry Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:41:06 +0000 John Stevenson 4999292 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces the Addition of Six New Members to the LEED International Roundtable http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-addition-six-new-members-leed-international-roundtable <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014h_1_0.png?1415300807" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Nov. 6, 2014) &ndash; USGBC announced today the addition of six new member organizations to its <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/international">LEED International Roundtable</a>, a team of practitioners, green building experts and organizations from around the world working toward increasing the global application and adoption of LEED.<span>&nbsp; </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-addition-six-new-members-leed-international-roundtable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-addition-six-new-members-leed-international-roundtable#comments Media Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:06:46 +0000 Christopher Gray 4996072 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Heather Marquard http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-heather-marquard <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda_2_0_0_0.png?1415292697" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-heather-marquard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-heather-marquard#comments Education Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:51:37 +0000 Melanie Share 4995644 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Research: The Drive to Make Healthy Places Investable [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-research-drive-make-healthy-places-investable-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_credit__patrik_goethe_1.jpg?1415287996" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The premiere health policy journal,&nbsp;<em>Health Affairs</em>, released a special issue this week focused on the intersection between community development and public health that was accompanied by a briefing at the National Press Club today. The issue compiles a range of articles focused on building healthy communities, measuring community health and collaborating for community health.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-research-drive-make-healthy-places-investable-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-research-drive-make-healthy-places-investable-video#comments Industry Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:33:16 +0000 Kelly Worden 4995369 at http://www.usgbc.org Making the green choice when creating collateral http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-green-choice-when-creating-collateral <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-collateral_a_0.jpg?1415286627" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s a nasty habit we&rsquo;re all trying to break. The paper habit, that is. We&rsquo;re all looking to trim our consumption, both at home, and on the job.</p> <p>But in the marketing and communications world, sometimes it&rsquo;s not that easy. We build websites and e-books, but sometimes the takeaway that makes the biggest impression is the one that comes printed on paper.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-green-choice-when-creating-collateral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-green-choice-when-creating-collateral#comments Industry Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:10:27 +0000 Ashley Katz 4995293 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED User Groups: Connecting with attendees at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-groups-connecting-attendees-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedusergroupsgreenbuild_0.jpg?1415222331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year I spent much of my time at Greenbuild working with our LEED User Groups&mdash;and it was fantastic!</p> <p>In case you&rsquo;re not familiar with the User Groups, they are collaborative peer networks with the common goal of working together and with USGBC to share best known practices for green buildings in their sector, to collaborate on how LEED can be more applicable to their use type, and lead the way for greater adoption and efficiency.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-groups-connecting-attendees-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-user-groups-connecting-attendees-greenbuild-2014#comments Industry Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:18:51 +0000 Emily Neagle 4992833 at http://www.usgbc.org 2014 USGBC Leadership Awards round-up [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-usgbc-leadership-awards-round-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leadership-awards_a_0.jpg?1415203388" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>, USGBC celebrated the&nbsp;recipients of the 2014 Leadership Awards, which are awarded to the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment.</p> <p>Check out the videos of this year's leaders.</p> <p><strong>2014 USGBC Leadership Award: Tom Paladino&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-usgbc-leadership-awards-round-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-usgbc-leadership-awards-round-video#comments Community Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:03:07 +0000 Marisa Long 4991800 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Retail — Target spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-target-spotlight <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/retail-target_0.jpg?1415200241" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>143 LEED-certified stores</em></p> <p><span>For Target, sustainability is a principle that drives the decisions made across the company, and LEED has been a </span><span>key component of Target&rsquo;s corporate sustainability initiatives. </span><span>As the most widely-recognized sustainability rating system, LEED has provided an ideal platform through which Target has been able to quantify and validate specific sustainability commitments, and share those successes with guests, team members, and the community. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-target-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-%E2%80%94-target-spotlight#comments LEED Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:10:41 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4991674 at http://www.usgbc.org Making history at the AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-att-park-home-san-francisco-giants <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/att_sunset_panorama_0.jpg?1415199487" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last Wednesday (Oct. 29), the San Francisco Giants were named Major League Baseball's 2014 World Series Champions, clinching their third Series in five years by defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in a thrilling Game 7 win.</p> <p>Led by the record-breaking performance of Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, the Giants became just the second National League team to win three World Series in five years, and the first since the 1940s.</p> <p>Their historic performance makes the case that a new dynasty has been established at AT&amp;T Park.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-att-park-home-san-francisco-giants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-att-park-home-san-francisco-giants#comments LEED Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:58:07 +0000 Sarah Buente 4991636 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for federal compliance assessment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-federal-compliance-assessment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_3_0.png?1415139592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p><span><span>Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals efficiently.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-federal-compliance-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-federal-compliance-assessment#comments LEED Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:19:51 +0000 Selina Holmes 4989310 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 photo booth fun http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-photo-booth-fun <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photobooth_a_0.jpg?1415132277" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans we were jazzin' it up.</p> <p>Were you there? <a href="http://phhhoto.com/p/Greenbuild2014/1" target="_blank">Find your photo</a>.</p> <p>Here are some of the jazziest photos.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-photo-booth-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-photo-booth-fun#comments Greenbuild Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:17:56 +0000 Nia Lindsey 4988863 at http://www.usgbc.org Benefits of Green Homebuilding http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Rob Moody" alt="Photo credit: Rob Moody" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_homes.png?1375888497" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1650" height="1275" title="Apartment Rent Premiums by Attribute" alt="Apartment Rent Premiums by Attribute" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Apt.%20Rent%20Premiums%20by%20Attribute.JPG?1373475102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Benefits of LEED-Certified Homes: Savings, Value, Well-Being, Trusted</strong></p> <p>Homes don’t merely have an outsized impact on our personal lives, they are also a critical piece of the broader building industry. The National Association of Home Builders reports that as of the first quarter of 2014, housing contributed $2.47 trillion to gross domestic product.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding#comments Media Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:31:01 +0000 2604930 at http://www.usgbc.org Take control of your home's energy use with programmable thermostats http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-control-your-homes-energy-use-programmable-thermostats <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/thermostat_a_0.jpg?1415122045" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is the second installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable. Read the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home" target="_blank">first article</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-control-your-homes-energy-use-programmable-thermostats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/take-control-your-homes-energy-use-programmable-thermostats#comments Community Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:27:25 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4987906 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: October 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header_px_1_0_0_0.png?1415111041" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in October 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-october-2014#comments LEED Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:24:01 +0000 Christopher Gray 4987378 at http://www.usgbc.org Submit an entry for the Best of Green Schools 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-entry-best-green-schools-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Nov 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/beverly_high_school_0.jpg?1415038431" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The end of the year is almost here,&nbsp;and the <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/" target="_blank">Center for Green Schools</a> is excited to recognize the &ldquo;Best of Green Schools&rdquo; 2014 leaders: people, schools, campuses and organizations making a big difference in their communities.</p> <p>We have a lot to celebrate this year, and if&nbsp;not for the outstanding efforts of thousands of leaders and volunteers across the world, we wouldn&rsquo;t be where we are today.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-entry-best-green-schools-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-entry-best-green-schools-2014#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:13:51 +0000 Rachel Gutter 4984694 at http://www.usgbc.org Trick or treat! LEED is all dressed up for Halloween http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trick-or-treat-leed-all-dressed-halloween <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/halloween2014_0.jpg?1414789765" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>For Halloween this year, our LEED plaque got all dressed up. Check out the costumes below.</span></p> <p><span>Wishing you a Halloween with more treats than tricks!</span></p> <h3><span>Pumpkin LEED plaque</span></h3> <p><span>This LEED&nbsp;</span><span>plaque has a little joke for you: what did one Jack-o-lantern say to the other? "Cut it out!" Happy Halloween!</span><span><br /></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trick-or-treat-leed-all-dressed-halloween" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trick-or-treat-leed-all-dressed-halloween#comments Community Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:09:24 +0000 Nora Knox 4979168 at http://www.usgbc.org New sustainability report released: How California cities are changing the world http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-sustainability-report-released-how-california-cities-are-changing-world <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ca-cities_c_0.jpg?1414698706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>California could be the first major economy in the world to abandon fossil fuels as its primary energy source. California&rsquo;s strategic energy policies foster an economic climate which generates funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and innovative technology. In particular, proceeds from the state&rsquo;s cap and trade auctions, mandates on utilities and the attraction of venture capital are funding renewable energy generation, energy efficiency<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-sustainability-report-released-how-california-cities-are-changing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-sustainability-report-released-how-california-cities-are-changing-world#comments Industry Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:51:46 +0000 Ted Senet 4976668 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2014 School District Scholarship Recipients http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-school-district-scholarship-recipients <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_4_0.png?1414676273" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span>School Districts to Receive Hands-on Sustainability Support</span></em></p> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Oct. 30, 2014) &ndash; The Center for Green Schools at USGBC announced today the 2014 recipients of its school district scholarship program. The six selected school districts across the nation will receive year-round support from the Center for Green Schools and a broad network of school sustainability leaders.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-school-district-scholarship-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-school-district-scholarship-recipients#comments Media Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:53 +0000 Aline Peterson 4975772 at http://www.usgbc.org Sustaining Michelangelo’s frescoes with sustainable technology http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustaining-michelangelos-frescoes-sustainable-technology <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/the-creation-of-adam_0.png?1414676136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The artistic brilliance of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes are often said to take one's breath away. An instinctive act of reverence for time-tested talent&mdash;but, in reality, the simple act of breathing, exhaling carbon dioxide, by the Chapel&rsquo;s six million annual visitors has been contaminating, and deteriorating, the frescoes. The problem became so severe that the Vatican considered closing the chapel to the public.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustaining-michelangelos-frescoes-sustainable-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustaining-michelangelos-frescoes-sustainable-technology#comments Industry Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:35:36 +0000 John Mandyck 4975767 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion: Retail — Nike spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-nike-spotlight <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/retail-nike_0.jpg?1414617361" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nike Store: Buenos Aires, Argentina</p> <p><em>LEED for Commercial Interiors: Gold Certified January 2013 </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-nike-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-retail-nike-spotlight#comments LEED Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4974350 at http://www.usgbc.org A new vision for USGBC Faculty http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-vision-usgbc-faculty <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbcfaculty_articleheader_0.jpg?1414616883" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in both LEED and professional education. The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and/or sustainability. USGBC Faculty also maintain well-honed presentation and facilitation skills.</p> <p>USGBC Faculty benefits include:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-vision-usgbc-faculty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-vision-usgbc-faculty#comments Education Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:08:03 +0000 Melanie Share 4974318 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces Extension of LEED 2009 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-extension-leed-2009 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_2_0_0_0.png?1414589770" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Updated November 18, 2014</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Extension offers the green building industry additional time to prepare for the newest version of LEED</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-extension-leed-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-extension-leed-2009#comments Media Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:36:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4973081 at http://www.usgbc.org Center for Green Schools selfie: 2014 Midyear Report Card http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-selfie-2014-midyear-report-card <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cfgs-myrc-article-header-c_0.jpg?1414547783" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you interested in a snapshot of the work that the Center for Green Schools has accomplished in the first half of 2014?</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve just published our&nbsp;<a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/reportcard">2014 Midyear Report Card</a>, our semi-annual check-in on progress we&rsquo;ve catalyzed to advance the green schools movement. &nbsp;</p> <p>As you&rsquo;ll see below, we&rsquo;ve grouped the channels through which we pursue our mission into three sections:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-selfie-2014-midyear-report-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-selfie-2014-midyear-report-card#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:56:23 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 4972169 at http://www.usgbc.org Five ways to follow the chain: How to know if a business is green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-ways-follow-chain-how-know-if-business-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenchain_0.png?1414526761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>We all have our favorite places to browse, to hangout, to eat and to splurge. We have our favorite products that we reach for day after day. </span></p> <p><span>But how are we, as consumers, to know what our favorite brands are up to behind the scenes, and if they&rsquo;re walking the walk, rather than just talking the talk about sustainability?</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-ways-follow-chain-how-know-if-business-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-ways-follow-chain-how-know-if-business-green#comments Industry Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:06:01 +0000 Aline Peterson 4971377 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Wrap-up—Sustainability in World War II http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-wrap-up-sustainability-world-war-ii <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-orange_0_0_0_0_0.png?1415025227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you were lucky enough to have snuck away either before, during or after <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> to the New Orleans World War II museum, located just a short hop from the convention center down Magazine Street, I hope you saw what I saw. It wasn&rsquo;t a big exhibit, but it was an important one, and one who&rsquo;s spirit was evident almost everywhere else you looked. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-wrap-up-sustainability-world-war-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-wrap-up-sustainability-world-war-ii#comments Greenbuild Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:33:47 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4984068 at http://www.usgbc.org Your LEED project is certified! Here's how you can start promoting it http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-project-certified-heres-how-you-can-start-promoting-it <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_41095354-leed-plaque_0.png?1414437659" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Once your LEED project has earned certification, it&rsquo;s likely that you&rsquo;ll want to tell the world, and you should. LEED certification benefits your bottom line and underscores your sustainability efforts. </span></p> <p><span>It&rsquo;s a cause for celebration!</span></p> <p>Take the first step and request to receive a formal certificate of recognition, and you can choose to order LEED plaques and certificates.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-project-certified-heres-how-you-can-start-promoting-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-project-certified-heres-how-you-can-start-promoting-it#comments LEED Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:20:59 +0000 Dean DiPietro 4968545 at http://www.usgbc.org Two “Above and Beyond Volunteers” revolutionize sustainability in Chicago http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-above-and-beyond-volunteers-revolutionize-sustainability-chicago <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/volunteers-chicago.png?1415641647" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/miki-sankary/0010659974" target="_blank">Miki Sankary</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/athanasia-xeros/0010790994">Sia Xeros</a> were recently recognized as two of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers&mdash;volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement. They are co-chairs of the Outreach group for USGBC Illinois Chapter&rsquo;s Chicago Branch Emerging Professionals.</p> <p>Miki has:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-above-and-beyond-volunteers-revolutionize-sustainability-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/two-above-and-beyond-volunteers-revolutionize-sustainability-chicago#comments Community Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:16:35 +0000 Colin White 4968529 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED service providers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-service-providers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_2_0.png?1414419881" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p>Whether&nbsp;you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals.</p> <p>Check out the options below that will help you enhance your business and apply LEED&nbsp;efficiently.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-service-providers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-service-providers#comments LEED Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:24:41 +0000 Selina Holmes 4967290 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 4—Thoughts on closing day http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-4-thoughts-closing-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-teal_0_0_0.png?1414702199" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Living, breathing history</strong></h3> <p>While admittedly biased on the subject, as great as <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a> was, I&rsquo;m not sure any aspect of this year&rsquo;s conference moved me any more than the magical moment in the closing plenary when new USGBC president <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/roger-platt/0010548480" target="_blank">Roger Platt</a> introduced eight seminal figures in the Green Building movement&mdash;Bob Berkebile, David Gottfried, Scot Horst, Martha Jane Murray, Tom Paladino, Peter Templeton, Kath<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-4-thoughts-closing-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-4-thoughts-closing-day#comments Industry Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:49:59 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4976795 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 wrap-up: Friday, Oct. 24 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-wrap-friday-oct-24-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/play_article_header-02_1_0.jpg?1414186492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All this week we will be bringing you video coverage, interviews and Q&amp;As from this year's&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>.</p> <p>Check out our recap from the final day of Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans.</p> <p><strong>Here's your Greenbuild&nbsp;daily download:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Y0Vvd2SVquA?wmode=Opaque" width="670" height="552"></iframe></strong></p> <p><strong>Greenbuild 2014 interview with Daniele Horton, Verdani Partners</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-wrap-friday-oct-24-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-wrap-friday-oct-24-video#comments Greenbuild Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:34:52 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4962734 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild wrap-up: Thursday, Oct. 23 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-thursday-oct-23-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/play_article_header-01_1_0.jpg?1414184746" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All this week we will be bringing you video coverage, interviews and Q&amp;As from this year's&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>.</p> <p>Check out our recap from yesterday's Greenbuild 2014 coverage in New Orleans.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Here's your Greenbuild&nbsp;daily download:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/U2KOY76cv-w?wmode=Opaque" width="670" height="552"></iframe></p> <p><strong><span class="watch-title long-title " style="font-size: 10pt;">Greenbuild 2014 interview with Paul Scialla, WELL</span></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-thursday-oct-23-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-thursday-oct-23-video#comments Greenbuild Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:05:45 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4962708 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 3—Why stop there? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-3-why-stop-there <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-lightblue_0.png?1414154825" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At Greenbuild this year, I’ve heard the figure floated about any number of times: Sustainability has now become a $1 trillion industry.</p> <p>But after having heard that number tossed about yet again today, I started thinking: Why just a trillion? Why stop there?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-3-why-stop-there" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-3-why-stop-there#comments Greenbuild Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:47:05 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4958725 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild wrap-up: Wednesday, Oct. 22 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-wednesday-oct-22-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/play_article_header-02_0.jpg?1414096651" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All this week we will be bringing you video coverage, interviews and Q&amp;As from this year's&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>.</p> <p>Check out our recap from yesterday's first official day of Greenbuild 2014 &nbsp;in New Orleans, &nbsp;as well as the following interviews with industry leaders about their cutting edge ideas and technologies.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Here's your Greenbuild&nbsp;daily download:&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-wednesday-oct-22-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-wednesday-oct-22-video#comments Greenbuild Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:37:31 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4954695 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC Report Estimates More Than 1.2 Million People Experience a LEED-Certified Retail Space Every Day http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-estimates-more-12-million-people-experience-leed-certified-retail-space-ev <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_1_0.png?1414094886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&lsquo;LEED in Motion: Retail&rsquo; report also reveals nearly&nbsp;</em><em>8,000 retailers worldwide participate in LEED</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-estimates-more-12-million-people-experience-leed-certified-retail-space-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-estimates-more-12-million-people-experience-leed-certified-retail-space-ev#comments Media Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:08:06 +0000 Marisa Long 4954642 at http://www.usgbc.org Happy Diwali, and what green building can learn from Gandhi http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-diwali-and-what-green-building-can-learn-gandhi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/10865244584_5581b07a38_k_0.png?1414089934" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Happy Diwali, India (and world)!</p> <p>This Diwali, USGBC wants to celebrate the tremendous leadership demonstrated by India, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/teri-and-usgbc-join-forces-promote-high-performance-buildings-india" target="_blank">now one of the top five largest markets in the world for LEED</a>, in the areas of environmental sustainability and green building.<br /><a></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-diwali-and-what-green-building-can-learn-gandhi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-diwali-and-what-green-building-can-learn-gandhi#comments Industry Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:45:34 +0000 Christopher Gray 4952936 at http://www.usgbc.org Just released LEED in Motion: Retail—Building a better global marketplace http://www.usgbc.org/articles/just-released-leed-motion-retail-building-better-global-marketplace <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-in-motion-retail_0.png?1414068207" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The global marketplace, our world&rsquo;s unfathomably vast network of goods and services, cash and currency, has always been about much, much more than money alone.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/just-released-leed-motion-retail-building-better-global-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/just-released-leed-motion-retail-building-better-global-marketplace#comments LEED Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:43:26 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4949055 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 2—A business mind in our ranks http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2-business-mind-our-ranks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13_0.png?1414066495" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>He is the yin to my yang. The Sundance to my Butch. He is my twin brother of a different mother. He is <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/mahesh-ramanujam/0010539283" target="_blank">Mahesh Ramanujam</a>, the COO of USGBC and a guy who today I introduced to a Greenbuild executive luncheon as my partner&nbsp;through and through. He is not just someone I met six years ago. He is a man who when I hired him in 2008 has done as much as anyone to bring my vision for this organization to life.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2-business-mind-our-ranks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2-business-mind-our-ranks#comments Greenbuild Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:14:55 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4949026 at http://www.usgbc.org Storytelling and green marketing: Walking the talk http://www.usgbc.org/articles/storytelling-and-green-marketing-walking-talk <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-marketing_0.png?1413996069" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This morning at USGBC&rsquo;s Annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo in New Orleans the marketing special set: <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Schedule/SessionDetails/13792" target="_blank">Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools &amp; Tips to Tell Your Story</a>, panelists discussed ways to establish credibility in the world of sustainability marketing.</p> <p>I had the pleasure of sitting on the panel with leaders from multiple industries including Gabe Wing, Herman Miller; Katie Weeks, Institute for Market Transformation and Jenny Rushmore, Trip Advisor.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/storytelling-and-green-marketing-walking-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/storytelling-and-green-marketing-walking-talk#comments Industry Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:41:09 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4946759 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 2—On the shoulders of giants http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-orange_0_0_0.png?1413988029" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last night my schedule forced me to miss the USGBC volunteer parade down South Peters from the Convention Center to the reception at Howlin&rsquo; Wolf.&nbsp; But when I eventually got there an hour or so later, things were (as you might expect of any place with a name like that) absolutely jumping.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-2#comments Greenbuild Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:27:09 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4945947 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild wrap-up: Tuesday, Oct. 21 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-tuesday-oct-21-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="2792" height="1283" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/play_article_header-01_0.jpg?1414012874" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All this week we will be bringing you video coverage, interviews and Q&amp;As from this year's <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>.</p> <p>Check out our recap from yesterday's pre-Greenbuild summits as well as the following interviews with industry leaders about their cutting edge ideas and technologies.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Here's your Greenbuild&nbsp;daily download:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cZXF2h8VWoc?wmode=Opaque" width="670" height="552"></iframe></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-tuesday-oct-21-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-wrap-tuesday-oct-21-video#comments Greenbuild Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:17:09 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4948197 at http://www.usgbc.org Applying research to boost productivity in your office http://www.usgbc.org/articles/applying-research-boost-productivity-your-office <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_30244742_full_0.png?1413981194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your office a &ldquo;<a href="http://www.us.jll.com/united-states/en-us/news/2118/eight-workplace-features-shared-by-great-places-to-work">Best Place to Work</a>&rdquo;&mdash;and a green one? The two should go together.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/applying-research-boost-productivity-your-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/applying-research-boost-productivity-your-office#comments Industry Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:33:14 +0000 Robert Best 4944628 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 1—The relationship between public health and green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-teal_0.png?1413978309" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have to be honest, I found myself getting choked up as we flew in to New Orleans this week and I looked down at this amazing city in this part of the country that remains like no other. As I looked out the plane&rsquo;s window, I recalled how just ten years ago at Greenbuild in Atlanta, a small group of USGBC volunteers&mdash;the crisis and the aftermath of Katrina still playing out in real time&mdash;got together, recruited some key New Orleans residents, and pieced together a road map from which the city could rebuild in a prudent and sustainable manner.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ricks-2014-greenbuild-journal-day-1#comments Greenbuild Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:45:08 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4944568 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC announces plan for new Supply Chain Optimization Group http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-plan-new-supply-chain-optimization-group <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/clock-70189_1280_0.png?1413927032" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, from the <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/materialsandhumanhealthsummit" target="_blank">Materials and Health Summit</a> at the annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>, USGBC announced the forward plan for the newly constituted Supply Chain Optimization Working Group.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-plan-new-supply-chain-optimization-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-plan-new-supply-chain-optimization-group#comments LEED Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:30:31 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4943551 at http://www.usgbc.org Troublemakers at Greenbuild 2014 are taking action to support a stronger, greener economy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/troublemakers-greenbuild-2014-are-taking-action-support-stronger-greener-economy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/silent-climate-parade_0.png?1413924897" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week tens of thousands of leaders from the green building movement are descending on New Orleans for <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com">Greenbuild 2014,</a> the world&rsquo;s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.&nbsp;</p> <p>During Greenbuild, USGBC will be working to empower the passionate members of the green building community to take action to support important green building policies that ultimately help strengthen our economy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/troublemakers-greenbuild-2014-are-taking-action-support-stronger-greener-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/troublemakers-greenbuild-2014-are-taking-action-support-stronger-greener-economy#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:54:57 +0000 Christina Kuo 4943505 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing the 2014 USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award winner http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2014-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-volunteer-impact-award-winner <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/malcolmlewis1_1_0_0_0.png?1413924057" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>We are excited to announce that the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/USGBC/photos/a.841864062514950.1073741836.183380328363330/841864105848279/?type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank">Social Equity Pilot Credits</a><span>&nbsp;<span>received the most</span><span>&nbsp;likes, shares, and comments and&nbsp;</span>has been named this year's&nbsp;USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award winner.&nbsp;<span>The Social Equity Pilot Credits&nbsp;</span><span>will be recognized at the Leadership Awards Luncheon at Greenbuild this week.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2014-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-volunteer-impact-award-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2014-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-volunteer-impact-award-winner#comments Community Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:40:57 +0000 Colin White 4943495 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and Honeywell collaborate to advance the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-honeywell-collaborate-advance-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_2_0.png?1413904878" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Backed by Smart Building Technology from Honeywell, USGBC&rsquo;s LEED <br /> Dynamic Plaque Helps Measure and Improve Ongoing Facility Performance</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-honeywell-collaborate-advance-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-honeywell-collaborate-advance-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments Media Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:21:18 +0000 Marisa Long 4942064 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Micaela Smulevich http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-micaela-smulevich <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda_1_0.png?1413904764" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-micaela-smulevich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-micaela-smulevich#comments Education Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:19:24 +0000 Melanie Share 4942053 at http://www.usgbc.org What’s new for LEED for Neighborhood Development? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-new-leed-neighborhood-development <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/nd_0.png?1413833742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve always said that LEED is more than a collection of credits&mdash;it&rsquo;s a system supported by a suite of built-in support mechanisms. In the case of LEED v4 for Neighborhood Development, we&rsquo;ve redesigned the supporting infrastructure to further strengthen the rating system.</p> <p>The result is a new approach to certification for LEED ND project teams supported by an updated set of tools:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-new-leed-neighborhood-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whats-new-leed-neighborhood-development#comments LEED Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:35:42 +0000 Adam Maynard 4940206 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a LEED Integrative Process Working Group member: Call open through Nov. 23 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-integrative-process-working-group-member-call-open-through-nov-23 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iparticle-01_0.png?1413833600" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC call is now open for self-nominations of qualified volunteers to serve on the Integrative Process Working Group.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/volunteer-opportunities/ipwg-call" class="button">Apply today through Nov. 23, 2014</a></strong></p> <p><em>To be eligible, applicants must be employees of a USGBC<span>&nbsp;</span><span>member organization</span></em><em>.<span>&nbsp;</span>The working group will need representation from companies with expertise in facilitation, project coordination and stakeholder engagement.<span>&nbsp; </span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-integrative-process-working-group-member-call-open-through-nov-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-integrative-process-working-group-member-call-open-through-nov-23#comments LEED Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:33:20 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4940211 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC iPad app—now available http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-ipad-app-now-available <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc-ipad-app_0.png?1413822797" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The new USGBC app&nbsp;<span>enables you to read USGBC publications and articles on your iPad through a beautiful, and easy-to-use interface.</span></p> <p>With the app you'll have access to the latest news and articles published on usgbc.org, and you'll have access to all publications associated with your usgbc.org site user account.&nbsp;With our enhanced search, you can also search within your library for the specific publication you're looking for, or search within a publication for a specific topic.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-ipad-app-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-ipad-app-now-available#comments Industry Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:33:16 +0000 Joel Housman 4939781 at http://www.usgbc.org Building green careers at Skanska http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-green-careers-skanska <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/green-jobs_0.png?1413808878" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green building doesn&rsquo;t only improve the built environment&mdash;it betters people too. With green, people stretch their skills in any number of ways to develop the best green solutions, and some&mdash;maybe you&mdash;are lucky enough to devote their careers to this aspect of sustainability.</p> <p>Below are stories of how some professionals at <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/skanska" target="_blank">Skanska</a>&mdash;a national leader in construction and development&mdash;are using their green expertise to make a better world for us all.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-green-careers-skanska" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-green-careers-skanska#comments Industry Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:41:17 +0000 Gregory Richards 4938976 at http://www.usgbc.org The (LEED) doctor is in! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-doctor <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/10-17-2014-leed-doc-is-in-_d__0.jpg?1413805568" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get answers to your burning LEED questions on site&nbsp;at the USGBC at Greenbuild booth (#2101). We'll have LEED subject matter experts on hand to tackle all of your queries. Learn more about the topics below during our office hours:&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LEED Dynamic Plaque</strong><br />Wednesday, Oct. 22, 9:00-11:00 am</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>International</strong>&nbsp;<br />Thursday, Oct. 23, 9:00 am-1:00 pm</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LEED v4</strong><br />Thursday, Oct. 23, 3:00-5:00 pm</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-doctor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-doctor#comments Greenbuild Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:46:08 +0000 Ashley Katz 4938929 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building Facts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuildingfacts.png?1345821899" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>MARKET IMPACT</strong> <p>By 2015, an estimated 40-48% of new nonresidential construction by value will be green, equating to a $120-145 billion opportunity<sup>1</sup></p> <p>U.S. respondents to a 2012 international survey projected that 58% of their building activities in 2015 would be green<sup>2</sup></p> <p>More than 3.3 billion square feet of building space are LEED-certified (<em>as of October 17, 2014</em>)</p> <p>41% of all nonresidential building starts in 2012 were green, as compared to 2% of all nonresidential building starts in 2005.<sup>3</sup></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts#comments Media Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:10:28 +0000 2602137 at http://www.usgbc.org Member only opportunity: Sponsor the 5th annual Save Money, Save Energy Home Makeover Sweepstakes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/member-only-opportunity-sponsor-5th-annual-save-money-save-energy-home-makeover-sweepstakes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/home-sweepstakes_0.png?1413569258" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year since 2011, the Save Money, Save Energy Home Makeover Sweepstakes has given one lucky winner the opportunity to fulfill their green living dreams with a cash prize to use for home renovations.</p> <p>We invite you to become a 2015 Sweepstakes sponsor.</p> <p>As a sponsor, your organization will reach and interact with&nbsp;national readers of Better Homes &amp; Gardens and its vertical network of home-improvement brands, Family Circle, and USGBC's Green Home Guide.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/member-only-opportunity-sponsor-5th-annual-save-money-save-energy-home-makeover-sweepstakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/member-only-opportunity-sponsor-5th-annual-save-money-save-energy-home-makeover-sweepstakes#comments Community Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:07:38 +0000 Charles Jennes 4935668 at http://www.usgbc.org Is algae the answer? A different approach to on site renewable energy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/algae-answer-different-approach-site-renewable-energy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/algae_0.jpg?1413569160" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Talk of algae arriving on the scene as a game-changing source of energy is nothing new; for years there has been significant discussion but not nearly as much action as supporters might like. However, things may be shifting, albeit slowly, toward a more favorable environment for algae to bloom as a viable, large-scale energy alternative.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/algae-answer-different-approach-site-renewable-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/algae-answer-different-approach-site-renewable-energy#comments Industry Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:06:00 +0000 Aline Peterson 4935663 at http://www.usgbc.org Governor takes action to boost energy efficiency in Virginia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/governor-takes-action-boost-energy-efficiency-virginia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dsc_0459_5b5_5d_1.jpg?1413568887" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe arrived yesterday morning at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Richmond, VA, to make a major announcement on energy efficiency. (Yes, you read that correctly; we were at the DMV). &nbsp;</p> <p>This particular DMV, through an innovative collaboration with Trane, had recently undergone an extensive energy retrofit that was now saving 36 percent in energy use and saving a whopping $284,000 <em>a year</em>.</p> <p>That was something that the Governor was eager to see and recognize.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/governor-takes-action-boost-energy-efficiency-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/governor-takes-action-boost-energy-efficiency-virginia#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:01:27 +0000 Jason Hartke 4935649 at http://www.usgbc.org About LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed.png?1345822096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What is LEED?</strong> <a href="/leed">LEED</a>, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed#comments Media Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:25:13 +0000 2604113 at http://www.usgbc.org About USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_USGBC.jpg?1345150401" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><h2><a href="https://www.usgbc.org">The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) </a> is committed to a prosperous, healthy and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org"> Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a>, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0#comments Media Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:24:48 +0000 2601445 at http://www.usgbc.org 3 courses to grow your building knowledge (October 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-building-knowledge-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/writing-336370_1280_0.png?1413547636" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You're looking for interesting courses to grow your building knowledge and we've got them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/optimization-commercial-building-systems-technologies-practices-and-strategies-48" target="_blank">1. Optimization of commercial building systems: technologies, practices and strategies</a></strong><br />Tools, practices and technologies will be shared and energy management strategies, as well as VFD and LED retrofits will be discussed.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-building-knowledge-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-building-knowledge-october-2014#comments Education Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:07:16 +0000 Melanie Share 4935026 at http://www.usgbc.org Coming to Greenbuild? Visit USGBC on the expo floor! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-greenbuild-visit-usgbc-expo-floor <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbcboothgrb_0.jpg?1413547522" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're booked to join us in New Orleans for <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>, make a plan to visit the <strong>USGBC at Greenbuild booth (#2101)</strong> to say hello!</p> <p>We'll be there&nbsp;from <strong>Wednesday, Oct. 22</strong> through <strong>Thursday, Oct. 23</strong> to answer all of your USGBC and LEED questions.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-greenbuild-visit-usgbc-expo-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-greenbuild-visit-usgbc-expo-floor#comments Greenbuild Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:05:21 +0000 Ashley Katz 4935023 at http://www.usgbc.org Alternative Compliance Paths continue to localize LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedacps_0.png?1413482786" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED is the only globally&nbsp;consistent green building rating tool. This consistency provides a platform to share best practice in building around the world. But because environmental and climate conditions, codes, standards and laws vary in different places, we have developed Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) to recognize those differences while achieving&nbsp;the same credit intent and&nbsp;requirements. These credit options are available for commercial projects pursuing LEED 2009 versions of the rating systems.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/alternative-compliance-paths-continue-localize-leed#comments LEED Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:06:25 +0000 Scot Horst 4933311 at http://www.usgbc.org If it's happening, it's possible http://www.usgbc.org/articles/if-its-happening-its-possible <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_cover-octnov_0.png?1413475456" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is the introduction of the <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">2014 September-October Issue of USGBC+</a> written by Paul Hawken,&nbsp;environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/if-its-happening-its-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/if-its-happening-its-possible#comments Community Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:04:16 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4933007 at http://www.usgbc.org World's first Net-Zero Zone to be unveiled at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/worlds-first-net-zero-zone-be-unveiled-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/featured_grb12_0_1_1_1_0_0_0.png?1413475342" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. - (Oct. 16, 2014)&nbsp;&ndash; <a href="http://hanleywood.com/" target="_blank">Hanley Wood</a>, USGBC and <a href="http://emergealliance.org" target="_blank">EMerge Alliance</a> announced today that the world&rsquo;s first Net Zero Zone will be unveiled at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Oct. 22-24, 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/worlds-first-net-zero-zone-be-unveiled-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/worlds-first-net-zero-zone-be-unveiled-greenbuild-2014#comments Media Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:02:22 +0000 Marisa Long 4933001 at http://www.usgbc.org The LEED Dynamic Plaque proves that design makes the difference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-proves-design-makes-difference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaquefastco_0.jpg?1413470026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Design is defined as &ldquo;an intentional purposeful plan.&rdquo; To me, that always has meant that the quality of the design has to do with the dimensions that it addresses. The better the design, the greater the dimensions. Good design is beautiful and functional but also responsible and natural. Great design is transformational.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-proves-design-makes-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-proves-design-makes-difference#comments LEED Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:33:46 +0000 Scot Horst 4932802 at http://www.usgbc.org DOE affirms federal leadership in sustainability and continued use of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/doe-affirms-federal-leadership-sustainability-and-continued-use-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="669" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/liam_andrew_1.jpg?1413467415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For over a decade, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gsa-announces-its-award-winning-green-building-projects" target="_blank">federal agencies have&nbsp;successfully&nbsp;used third-party green building rating systems</a>, like LEED, to deliver exceptional building projects that address the myriad federal requirements, reduce energy and other resources and save taxpayer money. It&rsquo;s a testament to the green building leadership we see in the federal sector.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/doe-affirms-federal-leadership-sustainability-and-continued-use-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/doe-affirms-federal-leadership-sustainability-and-continued-use-leed#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:50:14 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 4932600 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED users: LEED apps and the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-leed-apps-and-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_1_0.png?1413466754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p>Whether&nbsp;you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-leed-apps-and-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-leed-apps-and-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:39:14 +0000 Selina Holmes 4932550 at http://www.usgbc.org New LEED BD+C 2009 ACPs released for Europe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-bdc-2009-acps-released-europe <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedineurope_0.jpg?1413398236" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>In February 2014, USGBC contacted Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) and other European members of the LEED International Roundtable to introduce a work project to create Europe-specific Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED BD+C 2009. </span></p> <p><span>This was something that SGBC could really get behind: At that time, we had over 50 ongoing projects using LEED BD+C 2009. This presented a significant opportunity to define guidance that could smooth the path to certification over the coming years. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-bdc-2009-acps-released-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-bdc-2009-acps-released-europe#comments LEED Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:37:16 +0000 Sue Clark 4931081 at http://www.usgbc.org Celebrating the impact of our LEED Fellows and one another http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-impact-our-leed-fellows-and-one-another <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_25300364_0.png?1413398121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year, <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> brings our community together and it provides a unique opportunity to reflect on each of the ways we all have an impact on the future of green building.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have recently been privileged to witness this tremendous impact as I have reviewed the 2014 LEED Fellow nominee application packages&mdash;and the evidence of this influence is overwhelming.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-impact-our-leed-fellows-and-one-another" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-impact-our-leed-fellows-and-one-another#comments Community Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:35:21 +0000 Nicholas Firmand 4931058 at http://www.usgbc.org GBCI Joins Forces with GRESB http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-joins-forces-gresb <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_2_0_0_0.png?1413392622" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Move creates asset-to-portfolio toolkit for measuring sustainability of world&rsquo;s largest asset class</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-joins-forces-gresb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-joins-forces-gresb#comments Media Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:03:41 +0000 Marisa Long 4929782 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner Everblue Training http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-everblue-training <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage-everblue_0.png?1413383713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-everblue-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-everblue-training#comments Education Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:35:13 +0000 Melanie Share 4929447 at http://www.usgbc.org Discounts on LEED publications at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounts-leed-publications-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bd_c-ref-guide-feature-image-3_0.png?1413317618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for study materials for the updated LEED Green Associate exam? Or perhaps you need a LEED 2009 or v4 reference guide?</p> <p>You'll find these and more at <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a> in the Merchandise Booth.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounts-leed-publications-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discounts-leed-publications-greenbuild-2014#comments LEED Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:13:37 +0000 Selina Holmes 4928238 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 session spotlight: Transforming Markets through Data Collaboration http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-session-spotlight-transforming-markets-through-data-collaboration <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/people_b_0.jpg?1413316852" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine being able to readily access and interpret human health and environmental attributes of any building product&mdash;ingredient lists, health and ecosystem hazards, life cycle data, assessments, and more. Making specification and purchasing decisions that prioritize health and benefit the environment would be a lot easier.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-session-spotlight-transforming-markets-through-data-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-session-spotlight-transforming-markets-through-data-collaboration#comments LEED Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:00:52 +0000 Ashley White 4928226 at http://www.usgbc.org 2014 Leadership Award recipients announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leadership-award-recipients-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/featured_grb12_0_1_1_1_0.png?1413305180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Awards will be presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo&nbsp;</em><em>in New Orleans on Oct. 23, 2014</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Oct. 14, 2014) &mdash; USGBC today announced the recipients of the 2014 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leadership-award-recipients-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leadership-award-recipients-announced#comments Media Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:46:20 +0000 Marisa Long 4927742 at http://www.usgbc.org Kimberly-Clark Professional composting pilot grows from Greenbuild Expo tour http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kimberly-clark-professional-composting-pilot-grows-greenbuild-expo-tour <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_62871919_0.png?1413298587" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the highlights of <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com">Greenbuild</a> is that it brings so many green building stakeholders together in one place. But the magnitude of opportunity can also be overwhelming when you look at the sheer size of the <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/ExpoHall/Index">exhibition space</a> with more than 700 companies represented in the expo hall.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kimberly-clark-professional-composting-pilot-grows-greenbuild-expo-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/kimberly-clark-professional-composting-pilot-grows-greenbuild-expo-tour#comments Greenbuild Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:56:27 +0000 Emily Neagle 4927546 at http://www.usgbc.org Q&A: How I utilize the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-how-i-utilize-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_qa_0.png?1413231710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;ve got the visually pleasing <a href="http://http://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a>, USGBC&rsquo;s groundbreaking building performance platform, mounted on the wall of your LEED-certified building. Now what?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-how-i-utilize-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-how-i-utilize-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:21:50 +0000 Soren Horst 4926215 at http://www.usgbc.org The ROI on biophilic design patterns http://www.usgbc.org/articles/roi-biophilic-design-patterns <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/biophilicelements_0.jpg?1413231403" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chances are, you enjoy a sunny spot at the windowsill, a crackling fire, a lush pocket garden, a richly patterned rug or a cascading water fountain.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/roi-biophilic-design-patterns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/roi-biophilic-design-patterns#comments Industry Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:16:43 +0000 Catie Ryan 4926221 at http://www.usgbc.org Test drive the new LEED Online platform at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-drive-new-leed-online-platform-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedonlineroadgrb_0_0.jpg?1413236506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The newest version of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline.new/" target="_blank">LEED Online</a>&nbsp;was built to provide project teams with a faster, more streamlined experience.</p> <p>Join us at&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>&nbsp;for a free interactive session where we&rsquo;ll take a tour of the new system, show attendees how to register and work within a project, and also provide an opportunity for you to create their own test projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-drive-new-leed-online-platform-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-drive-new-leed-online-platform-greenbuild-2014#comments LEED Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:41:46 +0000 Selina Holmes 4926369 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Existing Building Commissioning Process: Implementing RetroCommissioning on your project [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-existing-building-commissioning-process-implementing-retrocommissioning-your <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/educationatusgbc_0.png?1413214436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-existing-building-commissioning-process-implementing-retrocommissioning-your" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-existing-building-commissioning-process-implementing-retrocommissioning-your#comments Education Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:33:56 +0000 Melanie Share 4925546 at http://www.usgbc.org Staying relevant with the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/staying-relevant-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_1_0.jpg?1412966002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is an article in praise of good design, better performance, and the best of innovation at USGBC.</p> <p>This is about the <a href="http://leedon.io" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/staying-relevant-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/staying-relevant-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:33:21 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4921531 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Andres Schwarz http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-andres-schwarz <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pro-reviewerqanda_2_0.png?1412959637" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-andres-schwarz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-andres-schwarz#comments Education Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:47:17 +0000 Melanie Share 4921301 at http://www.usgbc.org Get in on the green schools action at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-green-schools-action-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gb14_pc_0_0.jpg?1412880595" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Celebrating green building in New Orleans is like being in Memphis on Elvis&rsquo;s birthday&mdash;and you can bet it will be just as big of a party.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-green-schools-action-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-green-schools-action-greenbuild-2014#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:49:55 +0000 Emily Riordan 4919760 at http://www.usgbc.org 5 reasons it's worth it to become a LEED professional http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-reasons-its-worth-it-become-leed-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/people_a_0.jpg?1412871816" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As anyone who has attempted to negotiate our current economy can easily attest, this is a very difficult, and often times confusing, time period to embark on a professional career.</p> <p>Our economy is changing rapidly, and career paths that were available for generations are either disappearing, or are otherwise undergoing serious transformations based on the development of new technologies and the pressures ushered in by economic globalization.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-reasons-its-worth-it-become-leed-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-reasons-its-worth-it-become-leed-professional#comments LEED Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:23:36 +0000 Christopher Gray 4919503 at http://www.usgbc.org Sustainability leadership: An interview with GSA’s Ruth Cox http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-leadership-interview-gsa%E2%80%99s-ruth-cox <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ruth-cox-gsa_0.png?1412865802" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Overseeing&nbsp;real estate, acquisition, and technology&nbsp;for the federal government is a lot of responsibility. That's the job of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). In fact, with oversight of nearly 10,000 federally-owned or leased buildings, a total of&nbsp;300 million square feet of office space, GSA is the largest landlord in the nation.</p> <p class="p1">With cost-saving as a major priority, the leadership at GSA has helped usher in a new era of efficiency, innovation and performance. And it's no wonder that green building has been part of that solution toolbox.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-leadership-interview-gsa%E2%80%99s-ruth-cox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-leadership-interview-gsa%E2%80%99s-ruth-cox#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:43:21 +0000 Jason Hartke 4919309 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED users: Support options http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-support-options <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greentoolsebook_0_0.png?1412822331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p>Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you enhance your business and help apply LEED efficiently.</p> <h3>Support</h3> <p>If you're looking for support with your LEED project, we have two options available:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-support-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-support-options#comments LEED Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:38:51 +0000 Selina Holmes 4918456 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED professionals at a glance: October 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDProfessionals.png?1412821812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p> <p>Don't have a credential yet?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials">Learn more about how to become a LEED professional &raquo;</a></p> <p><em>Hover over the charts below for a dynamic experience.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-october-2014#comments LEED Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:30:23 +0000 Robb Tufts 4918440 at http://www.usgbc.org Onondaga Community College buildings earn LEED Gold certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/onondaga-community-college-buildings-earn-leed-gold-certification <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/fedrizzi-students-whitney_3_0.png?1412799074" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Onondaga County is a place known for perfect fall days, but October 7th was an exceptional day when Onondaga Community College (OCC) welcomed Rick Fedrizzi to our campus for a <a href="http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/onondaga_community_college_to_receive_energy_efficiency_awards_for_newest_buildi.html" target="_blank">presentation of two LEED Gold plaques</a> for our new SRC Arena and Events Center and the other for the Academic II building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/onondaga-community-college-buildings-earn-leed-gold-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/onondaga-community-college-buildings-earn-leed-gold-certification#comments LEED Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:11:14 +0000 Sean Vormwald 4917930 at http://www.usgbc.org India and the first LEED EB Platinum K-12 school: Pathways School Gurgaon http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-and-first-leed-eb-platinum-k-12-school-pathways-school-gurgaon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/indiaschool_0.jpg?1412795145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/pathways-school-gurgaon" target="_blank">Pathways School Gurgaon</a> is the first school serving all grades K-12 in the world to achieve LEED-EB Platinum certification from USGBC. Among all educational facilities worldwide&nbsp;who have achieved this top distinction,&nbsp;which includes only one high school and a small number of university projects,&nbsp;Pathways is the highest rated.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hear from Prashant Jain, director of Sarla Holdings Private Limited which owns Pathways.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-and-first-leed-eb-platinum-k-12-school-pathways-school-gurgaon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-and-first-leed-eb-platinum-k-12-school-pathways-school-gurgaon#comments LEED Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:05:45 +0000 Joseph Crea 4917834 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a volunteer at Greenbuild 2014 (and attend for free) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-volunteer-greenbuild-2014-and-attend-free <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/volunteer2_0.png?1412782652" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a> the ideals and passion of the green building community are sure to come alive.</p> <p><span>If you're a full time student or a young adult (18-25 years old), you can volunteer at Greenbuild and receive <em>free</em> admission. (A fall 2014 schedule or a photo ID is required to confirm eligibility.)&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home/Community/USGBCVolunteers" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-volunteer-greenbuild-2014-and-attend-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-volunteer-greenbuild-2014-and-attend-free#comments Greenbuild Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:37:31 +0000 Amber Kirtley 4917452 at http://www.usgbc.org 5 behavioral changes you can make to live greener at home http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5behavioralchanges_0.jpg?1412717233" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For me and my fellow USGBC employees this is a no brainer: <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence" target="_blank">everyone deserves a healthy, sustainable home</a>. But for those of us not currently in the market for a new residence or in the process of renovating our current one, that point can sometimes feel a little moot. After all, what could we do on our own to make our space greener when all the design and construction is already said and done?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-behavioral-changes-you-can-make-live-greener-home#comments Community Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:27:13 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4916302 at http://www.usgbc.org Vote today for the 2014 Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-today-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/malcolmlewis1_1_0.png?1412714514" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Thanks in part to its dedicated&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers"><em><span>volunteers</span></em></a><em>&nbsp;who contribute to the green building movement each year, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. </em></p> <p>The USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative.</p> <h3>2014 Nominees</h3> <p>This year we had six impactful nominations. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-today-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-today-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award#comments Community Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:41:54 +0000 Colin White 4916214 at http://www.usgbc.org Elect the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors: Your vote counts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2015-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bod2015_1_0.jpg?1412710199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Board of Directors election period is now open.&nbsp;Have you cast your vote?</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/account/ballots" class="button">VOTE</a></strong></p> <p>Each year, USGBC members have a unique opportunity to shape USGBC's future by electing its national Board members.&nbsp;Your vote is critical and it influences key decisions about how USGBC serves you, educates the industry, and advances the mission.</p> <p><em>A minimum of 10% of USGBC member organizations must vote. That's why it's especially important for you to take a moment to vote.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2015-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2015-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts#comments Community Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:29:59 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4915994 at http://www.usgbc.org Half the planet’s animals are gone, and how buildings can (and must) help http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-planet%E2%80%99s-animals-are-gone-and-how-buildings-can-and-must-help <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/blackwaterrefugemd_0.jpg?1412688673" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I was shocked to read in the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/30/weve-killed-off-half-the-worlds-animals-since-1970/" target="_blank">Washington Post</a> last week that roughly half of the world's vertebrate (and non-human) animals have vanished since 1970.&nbsp; Goodness knows how many had been lost before we started counting.&nbsp; &ldquo;The main culprits?&rdquo; the article reads, are &ldquo;exploitation (i.e. overfishing and overhunting), and habitat degradation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-planet%E2%80%99s-animals-are-gone-and-how-buildings-can-and-must-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-planet%E2%80%99s-animals-are-gone-and-how-buildings-can-and-must-help#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:31:13 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4915237 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: September 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-september-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="601" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header_px_1_0.png?1412626552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in September 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a>&nbsp;for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-september-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-september-2014#comments LEED Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:15:51 +0000 Christopher Gray 4914123 at http://www.usgbc.org Attend TalentFX at Greenbuild to build a career that matters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-talentfx-greenbuild-build-career-matters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/uiuc_0.jpg?1412362600" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You're invited to <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/TalentFX" target="_blank">TalentFX</a> at <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>, coming to New Orleans, LA, this month.</p> <p>At TalentFX, you'll have the opportunity to&nbsp;join a gathering&nbsp;of rabble rousers, difference makers and agents of change &mdash; and hear&nbsp;from incredible speakers about how you can build a career that matters.</p> <p><strong>Here's the agenda:</strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Wednesday, Oct. 22</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-talentfx-greenbuild-build-career-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attend-talentfx-greenbuild-build-career-matters#comments Greenbuild Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:56:40 +0000 Shane Gring 4909520 at http://www.usgbc.org India, LEED & GRIHA: Owning the longer picture http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-leed-griha-owning-longer-picture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mili Majumdar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/india-feature-img_0.jpg?1412342712" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&ldquo;Recently, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/teri-and-usgbc-join-forces-promote-high-performance-buildings-india">USGBC and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) formed a strategic partnership</a> to accelerate the development of green buildings in India. LEED and Green Buildings Rating System India (GRIHA) are key solutions in this effort. I would like to introduce everyone to the extraordinary <a href="http://www.teriin.org/about/cv_mili.htm">Mili Majumdar</a>, director of sustainable habitat at TERI.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-leed-griha-owning-longer-picture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-leed-griha-owning-longer-picture#comments Industry Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:25:11 +0000 4908911 at http://www.usgbc.org Executive Bench Expanded at USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/executive-bench-expanded-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g_2_0.png?1412266540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>USGBC CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi&nbsp;</em><em>announces expansion of USGBC&rsquo;s top executive team</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/executive-bench-expanded-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/executive-bench-expanded-usgbc#comments Media Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:15:39 +0000 Marisa Long 4907612 at http://www.usgbc.org Green tools for LEED users: Project certification options http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-project-certification-options <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GreenToolsEbook.png?1412295121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes.&nbsp;With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.</p> <p><span><span><span>Whether</span>&nbsp;you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-project-certification-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-tools-leed-users-project-certification-options#comments LEED Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:53:33 +0000 Selina Holmes 4907557 at http://www.usgbc.org Registration now open for fifth year of Campus Conservation Nationals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-fifth-year-campus-conservation-nationals <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ccn_0.jpg?1412258626" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It takes three weeks to form a habit, and this spring, were asking college students and staff to do just that&mdash;form a habit of conservation!</p> <p>From February through April 2015, colleges and universities participating in <a href="http://www.competetoreduce.org/" target="_blank">Campus Conservation Nationals </a>(CCN) will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-fifth-year-campus-conservation-nationals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-fifth-year-campus-conservation-nationals#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:03:46 +0000 Hannah Debelius 4907436 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know our newest Green Schools Fellow: Kristen Trovillion http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-newest-green-schools-fellow-kristen-trovillion <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenschoolsfellow_0.jpg?1412256856" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The Center for Green Schools launched the Green Schools Fellowship program in 2011 to place sustainability officers in school districts around the country. More and more school systems are realizing that they need to put more focused attention on resource efficiency, health and wellness, and environmental literacy; and these important topics get the dedication they need when sustainability is someone&rsquo;s job.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-newest-green-schools-fellow-kristen-trovillion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-newest-green-schools-fellow-kristen-trovillion#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:34:15 +0000 Marisa Long 4907402 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda release: October 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-release-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda_0_0.jpg?1412191327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The October 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available.&nbsp;This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.</p> <p>To view the changes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-release-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-release-october-2014#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:22:07 +0000 Marta Drzymala 4906423 at http://www.usgbc.org New modules for the LEED web-based reference guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/v-4_web_article_header_v2-01_0_0.png?1412190860" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides: web-based.</p> <p>Integrated into the&nbsp;<a href="http://http://www.usgbc.org/credits" target="_blank">LEED credit library</a>, this resource combines all of the information in the hard copy/pdf versions of the guides with additional videos, tutorials and templates. It was built so that we could continuously add to it, making it a resource that continues to grow.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-modules-leed-web-based-reference-guide#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:14:20 +0000 mdrzymala 4906420 at http://www.usgbc.org Pre-order: LEED professional exam prep (LEED v4) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pre-order-leed-professional-exam-prep-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedexamprep_0.jpg?1412183272" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for LEED exam prep?</p> <p>Study materials for the LEED professional exam, featuring LEED v4 content, are now available for pre-order.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pre-order-leed-professional-exam-prep-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pre-order-leed-professional-exam-prep-leed-v4#comments Education Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:07:52 +0000 Melanie Share 4906067 at http://www.usgbc.org 2014 LEED Fellows Announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leed-fellows-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_1_0.png?1412170651" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>LEED Fellows represent an elite class of accomplished green-building professionals</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &ndash; (Oct. 1, 2014) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its 2014 class of LEED Fellows. This year&rsquo;s 48 Fellows are<span> recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED Professionals.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leed-fellows-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-leed-fellows-announced#comments Media Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:37:30 +0000 Marisa Long 4905688 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED ACPs now available for South America http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-acps-now-available-south-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="601" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header1_px_0.png?1412170366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has worked closely with members of the LEED International Roundtable in South America to develop Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED 2009 BD&amp;C projects in South America.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-acps-now-available-south-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-acps-now-available-south-america#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:32:46 +0000 Sean Fish 4905678 at http://www.usgbc.org When consumers talk, businesses listen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-consumers-talk-businesses-listen <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Oct 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/consumer_0.jpg?1412169899" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These days, I often hear my peers complaining about a perceived lack of agency. For example, midterm elections are predicted to have little affect on partisan gridlock in Congress, and despite a massive public outcry, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/17/349243335/3-7-million-comments-later-heres-where-net-neutrality-stands" target="_blank">net-neutrality is still at risk</a> of becoming a thing of the past. The power of the vote and the voice, I am told, is just not what it used to be.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-consumers-talk-businesses-listen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-consumers-talk-businesses-listen#comments LEED Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:24:59 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4905670 at http://www.usgbc.org Affordable Green Neighborhood Grant Recipients Announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_2_0.png?1412085153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Sept. 30, 2014) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced today the 11 projects selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods (AGN) grant program.</p> <p>Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects are pursuing certification under USGBC&rsquo;s LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system and are notable for their planned affordable housing, compact design, commitment to green building and sites located near transit or other existing amenities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced#comments Media Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:32 +0000 Marisa Long 4903672 at http://www.usgbc.org Communities Across the Globe Join USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/communities-across-globe-join-usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014a_0_0_0.png?1412084306" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>More than 3,700 service projects took place throughout the world&nbsp;</em><em>with hundreds of thousands of volunteers participating</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/communities-across-globe-join-usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/communities-across-globe-join-usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-day-service#comments Media Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:38:26 +0000 Marisa Long 4903564 at http://www.usgbc.org D.C. joins exclusive ‘LEED 100 Million Club’ http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dc-joins-exclusive-leed-100-million-club <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dc100mclub_0.jpg?1412084205" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have reached a new era in the history of green building with Mayor Vincent Gray&rsquo;s <a href="http://mayor.dc.gov/release/district-passes-100-million-square-feet-leed-building-space">recent announcement</a>&nbsp;that Washington, D.C., has surpassed 100 million square feet of LEED-certified space.</p> <p>While the District of Columbia&nbsp;is not the first city to reach this milestone&mdash;predecessors include Chicago, New York and Houston&mdash;<span>with a population of approximately 650,000,&nbsp;</span>D.C. is the smallest city in the world to pass this mark.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dc-joins-exclusive-leed-100-million-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dc-joins-exclusive-leed-100-million-club#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:36:45 +0000 Christopher Gray 4903570 at http://www.usgbc.org Talk the talk, march the march, 400K strong http://www.usgbc.org/articles/talk-talk-march-march-400k-strong <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/climatemarch_0.jpg?1412083712" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;<em>This is what democracy looks like.</em>&rdquo;</p> <p>Last Sunday, I had the privilege of joining the Urban Green Council and over 400,000 other concerned global citizens, including celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, and leaders like UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in the <a href="http://peoplesclimate.org/">People&rsquo;s Climate March</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/talk-talk-march-march-400k-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/talk-talk-march-march-400k-strong#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:28:32 +0000 Fleming Roberts 4903545 at http://www.usgbc.org Federal Guiding Principles for new construction and major renovations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-new-construction-and-major-renovations <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/guidingprinciples3_0.jpg?1412002915" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings,</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-new-construction-and-major-renovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-new-construction-and-major-renovations#comments LEED Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:01:55 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4901324 at http://www.usgbc.org Seeing opportunities in China clearly [Webex] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-opportunities-china-clearly-webex <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/shanghaiskyline_0.jpg?1412002257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green business in China is already big business, and will get bigger.&nbsp;</p> <p>Policy imperatives, driven by population and pollution imperatives, make the expansion of the sustainability sector irrepressible. However, it may be difficult for those new to China to know how to make the most out of those developments.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-opportunities-china-clearly-webex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/seeing-opportunities-china-clearly-webex#comments Industry Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:50:57 +0000 Arnold Kee 4901298 at http://www.usgbc.org Why I care: Getting my students to go green with Gardeneers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i-care-getting-my-students-go-green-gardeneers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/hay105_0.png?1411763404" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">In college I studied Conservation Ecology, Biology, and Permaculture Design and then relocated to Florida after graduation for work with sea turtles and tortoises. My background allows me to understand how nature works and inspires me to seek out new information and ideas.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i-care-getting-my-students-go-green-gardeneers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i-care-getting-my-students-go-green-gardeneers#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:30:04 +0000 4898879 at http://www.usgbc.org Update: LEED for Homes v2008 energy requirements http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-energy-requirements <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/homes-feature-v2_0.jpg?1411758677" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Beginning on Oct. 1, 2014, newly registering LEED Homes projects are required to meet new energy requirements.</em></p> <p>Earlier this year,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update">USGBC members voted in favor of an update to the LEED for Homes v2008 energy requirements</a>, addressing changes made to energy codes over the last three years in the residential construction market sector. This update does not impact LEED Midrise projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-energy-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-energy-requirements#comments LEED Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:11:16 +0000 Asa Foss 4898715 at http://www.usgbc.org Rick around the world: LEED highlights from Italy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rickfedrizzi-italy_0.png?1411755567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With a last name like Fedrizzi, it&rsquo;s hard to claim that I&rsquo;m not just a little biased when it comes my admiration for LEED buildings in Italy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Today I am honored to deliver the closing keynote speech for <a href="http://www.rebuilditalia.it/">REbuild</a>, a meeting and conference dedicated to furthering the important work of sustainable building, and the perfect way to end <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-celebrates-world-green-building-week-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">World Green Building Week</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-around-world-leed-highlights-italy#comments LEED Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:19:26 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4898618 at http://www.usgbc.org People's Climate March in New York reflects new environmentalism http://www.usgbc.org/articles/peoples-climate-march-new-york-reflects-new-environmentalism <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rpblog_1.jpg?1411750315" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This time it was personal. Marching down Central Park West with my daughter and 300,000 other people passionate about the health of our planet, I felt at home, and in a way I was.<span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Having been born in New York Hospital and raised in a neighborhood just across Central Park from where the march began, I had a sense of <em>deja vu</em>. Back in the late 60s and early 70s I had joined my Mom&mdash;and fellow members of her New York teachers union&mdash;in marches against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C., and in New York.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/peoples-climate-march-new-york-reflects-new-environmentalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/peoples-climate-march-new-york-reflects-new-environmentalism#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:51:55 +0000 Roger Platt 4898492 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. federal government takes first step in guiding agencies in the use of LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-federal-government-takes-first-step-guiding-agencies-use-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/treasury_0_0.jpg?1411741839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The General Services Administration (GSA) has recently released its review of LEED v4, showing that the newest version of our green building rating system has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-federal-government-takes-first-step-guiding-agencies-use-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-federal-government-takes-first-step-guiding-agencies-use-leed-v4#comments LEED Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:30:39 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4898265 at http://www.usgbc.org An evening with the stars at the Alliance to Save Energy's annual awards event http://www.usgbc.org/articles/evening-stars-alliance-save-energys-annual-awards-event <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/phippscsl_0.jpg?1411741026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Like you, I&rsquo;m sure, I am a big fan of energy efficiency. In my free time, I also enjoy a healthy dose of astrophysics.<span>&nbsp;</span>So what could be better than an evening this week with the stars of energy efficiency receiving awards named after galaxies and supernovae?<span>&nbsp; </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/evening-stars-alliance-save-energys-annual-awards-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/evening-stars-alliance-save-energys-annual-awards-event#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:17:05 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4898251 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Apple Day of Service: Bettering schools for the people inside them http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-bettering-schools-people-inside-them <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gados-article-25_0.jpg?1411671470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To call school important is a serious understatement. It&rsquo;s where roughly a quarter of all Americans spend their days. It&rsquo;s a place to mold minds and shape behaviors, which makes it the ideal place to not only raise awareness about energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, but to implement practices that can become habits and create the next generation of sustainability leaders.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-bettering-schools-people-inside-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-bettering-schools-people-inside-them#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:57:49 +0000 John Mandyck 4895757 at http://www.usgbc.org Climate March coverage from BuildingGreen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/climate-march-coverage-buildinggreen <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/climate-march-2014_0.png?1411665657" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span class="image-left">This article originally appeared on <a href="http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/view-inside-climate-march" target="_blank">BuildingGreen</a> on Sept. 22, 2014.</span></em></p> <p><strong>Maybe, if enough of us March, and plan, and make smart choices, we&rsquo;ll have a chance at beating this thing.&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/climate-march-coverage-buildinggreen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/climate-march-coverage-buildinggreen#comments Community Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:20:56 +0000 Nadav Malin 4895631 at http://www.usgbc.org Thank you, Mr. President, for taking a bold step on climate change; Congress, feel free to join in http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-mr-president-taking-bold-step-climate-change-congress-feel-free-join <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/followleader2_0.jpg?1411649754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called international leaders to Climate Summit 2014 being held this week to galvanize and catalyze climate action.<span>&nbsp;</span>He has given these leaders homework: bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for a meaningful agreement in 2015.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-mr-president-taking-bold-step-climate-change-congress-feel-free-join" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-mr-president-taking-bold-step-climate-change-congress-feel-free-join#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:55:54 +0000 Elizabeth Beardsley 4895080 at http://www.usgbc.org World Green Building Council releases new report on healthy green buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-council-releases-new-report-healthy-green-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/worldgbcofficehealth_0.jpg?1411616114" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Today, the <a href="http://www.worldgbc.org/">World Green Building Council</a> (WGBC) released a new report showing a direct correlation between the healthy green building principles of an office space and the overall wellbeing of employees.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-council-releases-new-report-healthy-green-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-council-releases-new-report-healthy-green-buildings#comments Community Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:35:14 +0000 Julia Pergolini 4894742 at http://www.usgbc.org New census shows that solar energy is big in U.S. schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-census-shows-solar-energy-big-us-schools <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cs-scottsdale-schools-solar_0.png?1411575767" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Solar Foundation (TSF) and its research partners at SEIA just released the <a href="http://thesolarfoundation.org/education/national-solar-schools-census" target="_blank">National Solar Schools Census</a>, and it's chock-full of information about solar energy use in our nation's schools.</p> <p>The Center for Green Schools at USGBC aims to support all schools in becoming healthy, safe and resource-efficient places for teaching and learning, and putting numbers to the accomplishments of U.S. schools is getting more and more important.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-census-shows-solar-energy-big-us-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-census-shows-solar-energy-big-us-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:22:46 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 4893957 at http://www.usgbc.org Get closer to nature just 30 minutes at a time http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-closer-nature-just-30-minutes-time <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/wgba-inspiration_0.png?1411571499" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This summer, USGBC&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://wgba.shuttlepod.org/">Wisconsin Green Building Alliance</a>&nbsp;(WGBA) hosted the first annual&nbsp;<a href="http://wgba.shuttlepod.org/challenge">30x30 Nature Challenge</a>, where&nbsp;the chapter challenged Wisconsin residents, communities and organizations to pledge to spend at least 30 minutes in nature for 30 days straight.</p> <p>WGBA had nearly 1,500 people pledge to take the challenge!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-closer-nature-just-30-minutes-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-closer-nature-just-30-minutes-time#comments Community Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:11:39 +0000 Heather Goetsch 4893875 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 Opening Plenary Speakers Announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-speakers-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_1_1.png?1411767345" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span>Author Paul Hawken, NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer and </span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span>Maryland Governor Martin O&rsquo;Malley to participate in a high-energy discussion on climate change</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-speakers-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-opening-plenary-speakers-announced#comments Media Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:58:03 +0000 Marisa Long 4893774 at http://www.usgbc.org Stop by the LEED Certification Work Zone at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/stop-leed-certification-work-zone-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/general_a_0.jpg?1411567057" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have questions about a LEED project review or the LEED certification process in general? &nbsp;</p> <p>Visit the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home/Events/LEEDCertificationWorkZone" target="_blank">LEED Certification Work Zone</a>&nbsp;at Greenbuild 2014 to meet one-on-one with LEED project reviewers to discuss questions about specific projects or about LEED requirements in general.</p> <h3>2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</h3> <p><strong>New Orleans, LA, Morial Convention Center</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: Room 260-262</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/stop-leed-certification-work-zone-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/stop-leed-certification-work-zone-greenbuild-2014#comments LEED Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:57:36 +0000 Sarah Alexander 4893780 at http://www.usgbc.org Common questions about LEED certification in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/common-questions-about-leed-certification-india <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/qanda_0.png?1411566556" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>India ranks third globally for countries outside of the U.S. with the most LEED-certified space, with nearly 12 million square meters,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-releases-ranking-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us">according to a report released by USGBC this year</a>.</p> <p>Since <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-expanded-support-leed-green-building-program-india" target="_blank">USGBC announced its expanded support of LEED in India</a>, we've been getting a few questions about what this actually means.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/common-questions-about-leed-certification-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/common-questions-about-leed-certification-india#comments LEED Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:49:15 +0000 Joseph Crea 4893762 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC celebrates World Green Building Week with Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-celebrates-world-green-building-week-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/wgb-week_1.png?1411652369" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Green Building Council&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.worldgbc.org/activities/wgbweek/" target="_blank">World Green Building Week</a>&nbsp;is in now full swing, celebrating the efforts of Green Building Councils (GBC) from 100 countries around the world, which represent more than 27,000 organizations.</p> <p>From Sept. 22-27, 2014, GBCs are taking part in events that encourage people to take direct action and make an environmental difference in their communities&mdash;or as this year's theme puts it, to &ldquo;Get Up, Green Up.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-celebrates-world-green-building-week-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-celebrates-world-green-building-week-green-apple-day-service#comments Community Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:34:13 +0000 Julia Pergolini 4892784 at http://www.usgbc.org Canada Green Building Council crowns the first winner of the Greenest School in Canada http://www.usgbc.org/articles/canada-green-building-council-crowns-first-winner-greenest-school-canada <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dunbarton_0.jpg?1411493005" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.cagbc.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home">The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)</a>&nbsp;and its&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cagbc.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Programs/CanadianCoalitionforGreenSchools/default.htm">Canada Coalition for Green Schools</a>&nbsp;have announced that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cagbc.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Programs/CanadianCoalitionforGreenSchools/GreenestSchoolinCanada2014/DunbartonHighSchoolCaseStudy/default.htm">Dunbarton High School in Pickering, Ontario</a>, is the winner of the inaugural CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/canada-green-building-council-crowns-first-winner-greenest-school-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/canada-green-building-council-crowns-first-winner-greenest-school-canada#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:23:24 +0000 4892373 at http://www.usgbc.org Research webcast: National Green Building Adoption Index 2014 [Video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/research-webcast-national-green-building-adoption-index-2014-video <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuildingadoption_0.jpg?1411480922" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/tools-and-resources/national-green-building-adoption-index-%E2%80%93-2014" target="_blank">National Green Building Adoption Index (GBAI)</a> is a landmark study which provides an unprecedented view of the dynamics of LEED and ENERGY STAR office space across the United States. The research provides a quantitative view on the pace and scale of green building market transformation with detail for 30 major U.S. markets.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/research-webcast-national-green-building-adoption-index-2014-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/research-webcast-national-green-building-adoption-index-2014-video#comments Industry Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:02:01 +0000 Chris Pyke 4891704 at http://www.usgbc.org Discover USGBC's 2013 LEED Dynamic Plaque scores http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-usgbcs-2013-leed-dynamic-plaque-scores <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ar_blue_0.jpg?1411479420" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we know first hand that the <a href="http://www.leedon.io/" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a> is a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbiz-what-makes-leed-dynamic-plaque-game-changer" target="_blank">game changer</a>.</p> <p>Why? Because since 2013, we've been using it to track the performance of our own Washington, D.C. headquarters.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-usgbcs-2013-leed-dynamic-plaque-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-usgbcs-2013-leed-dynamic-plaque-scores#comments Community Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:37:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 4891662 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing candidates for the 2015 Board of Directors election http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-candidates-2015-board-directors-election <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bod2015_0.jpg?1411416382" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year, USGBC&rsquo;s growing member community influences the future of our movement by volunteering to serve on our Board of Directors and participating in a dynamic election.</p> <p><span>After a competitive evaluation process, the following candidates have been selected to run in the election for the five open elected seats on the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors, which opens on Oct. 1, 2014.</span></p> <h3>2015 Candidates for the Board of Directors&nbsp;</h3> <p><strong><em>Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer (3)</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-candidates-2015-board-directors-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-candidates-2015-board-directors-election#comments Community Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:06:22 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4890286 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 Coming to the Big Easy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-coming-big-easy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_1_0.png?1411767330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Largest U.S. Sustainable Building Conference and Expo Taking Place in New Orleans Oct. 22-24</em></p> <p>Dallas (Sept. 18, 2014) &ndash; Excitement and buzz are building as the final preparations take place for the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo, scheduled for Oct. 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-coming-big-easy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-coming-big-easy#comments Media Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:10:24 +0000 Marisa Long 4889852 at http://www.usgbc.org Serve your teachers this Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/serve-your-teachers-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gados-article_0.jpg?1411401422" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>My mother was a teacher at my high school. I know what comes to mind &mdash; some scene from&nbsp;<em>16 Candles&nbsp;</em>of ultimate teenage embarrassment and disdain, but that&rsquo;s not how I felt.&nbsp;Instead, I just never needed the, &ldquo;Woah, my teacher is a person&rdquo; realization when you finally see them out in the wild, like grocery shopping or at the mall. Although seeing my science teacher, Mrs. Smirkovski, at the movies on my 8th&nbsp;grade date was quite the shock to me, teachers were always people. People I loved.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/serve-your-teachers-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/serve-your-teachers-green-apple-day-service#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:57:02 +0000 Hannah Debelius 4889818 at http://www.usgbc.org Get your education in Greenbuild’s LEED Workshops http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-your-education-greenbuilds-leed-workshops <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb2014-workshops-article_0.png?1411400756" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Need continuing education credit?</h3> <p>Take part in Greenbuild's in-person&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/LEEDWorkshops">LEED Workshops</a>&nbsp;and earn up to 7 hours of education credit.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LD01: v4 BD+C Rating System Review</strong><br />Oct. 21, 8:30 am-5:00 pm</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>LD02: v4 OM+C Rating System Review</strong><br />Oct. 21, 8:30 am-5:00 pm</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-your-education-greenbuilds-leed-workshops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-your-education-greenbuilds-leed-workshops#comments Greenbuild Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:45:56 +0000 Kate Hurst 4889790 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing Education Partner BuildingGreen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-education-partner-buildinggreen <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage-buildinggreen_0.png?1411394849" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-education-partner-buildinggreen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-education-partner-buildinggreen#comments Education Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:07:29 +0000 Melanie Share 4889697 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know our Green Apple Day of Service champion: Lori Braunstein http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-green-apple-day-service-champion-lori-braunstein <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lafayette_2_0_0.jpg?1411142992" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="960" height="1051" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Lori_Picture_f7ead3b12c727228c33bbc1677da073d-2.jpeg?1411142997" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2448" height="2898" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lafayette_campers_0_0.jpg?1411143019" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In the spirit of <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>&nbsp;(GADOS) being right around the corner, we wanted to profile&nbsp;<em>one of our most successful and committed project captains,&nbsp;</em></em><em>Lori Braunstein. Read below for her pro-tips and ideas on how to make the best of this year&rsquo;s Green Apple Day of Service.&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-green-apple-day-service-champion-lori-braunstein" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-our-green-apple-day-service-champion-lori-braunstein#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:09:52 +0000 Maria Martinez 4887615 at http://www.usgbc.org Submit your Green Apple Day of Service video today! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-green-apple-day-service-video-today <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/218418_10151080527328595_1855068000_o_0_0.jpg?1411133732" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mygreenapple.org" target="_blank">The Green Apple Day of Service</a> was established to help create green schools around the world and improve the places where our students learn.</p> <p>Now in its third year, the Day of Service, which takes place this year on Saturday, Sept. 27, reaches dozens of countries throughout the world. We are working to increase our global presence even further with a new video project, and we want you to showcase your efforts!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-green-apple-day-service-video-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-green-apple-day-service-video-today#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:35:32 +0000 Aaron Fiber 4887448 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild’s Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit takes on next big challenge for the green building movement http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilds-affordable-homes-and-sustainable-communities-summit-takes-next-big-challenge-g <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/affordable_0_0.png?1411061095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The business case for building market-rate green buildings is getting stronger every day.<span>&nbsp;</span>That is fully understood by the leaders in the green building movement attending Greenbuild&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/AffordableHomesandSustainableCommunitiesSummit" target="_blank"><strong>Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit</strong></a> on Oct. 21, 2014, in New Orleans, LA.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilds-affordable-homes-and-sustainable-communities-summit-takes-next-big-challenge-g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilds-affordable-homes-and-sustainable-communities-summit-takes-next-big-challenge-g#comments Greenbuild Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:24:55 +0000 Roger Platt 4886543 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED certification update: August 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-august-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="601" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-article-header_px_0.png?1411055661" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in August 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news.</p> <p>Be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a> for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-august-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certification-update-august-2014#comments LEED Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:54:20 +0000 Christopher Gray 4886354 at http://www.usgbc.org Guide to Materials and Human Health at Greenbuild 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-materials-and-human-health-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_materials_leed-01_1_0.png?1410980859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Interested in the impact buildings have on human health? <a href="https://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2014</a>&nbsp;is packed with events dedicated to this topic.</p> <h3>Here is your go-to guide for human health events at Greenbuild 2014.</h3> <p><strong>Pre-conference events:&nbsp;</strong>Arrive early and jump start the human health conversations with one of these pre-conference events.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-materials-and-human-health-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-materials-and-human-health-greenbuild-2014#comments Greenbuild Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:07:39 +0000 Larissa Oaks 4885037 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing the Best of Building Award winners http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-best-building-award-winners <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-member-awards_1_0_0_0.png?1410964617" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud to announce the winners of its first annual Best of Building Awards.</p> <p>The Best of Building Awards recognizes the year&rsquo;s best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.</p> <p>Nominees and winners were selected exclusively be the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of the world&rsquo;s leading organizations invested in sustainability.</p> <p>We invite you to join us in celebrating this year&rsquo;s award winners.</p> <p>Congratulations!</p> <p><strong>Non-Profit Organization</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-best-building-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-best-building-award-winners#comments Community Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:36:57 +0000 Josephine Nguyen 4884529 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Members Select 2014 Best of Building Award Recipients http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-select-2014-best-building-award-recipients <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g_0_0_0.png?1410962857" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span>The inaugural &ldquo;people&rsquo;s choice&rdquo; awards recognize the year&rsquo;s best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building</span></em></strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span>Washington, D.C.</span></strong><span>&mdash;(Sept.17, 2014) The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the recipients of the 2014 Best of Buildings awards, as selected by fellow USGBC members.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-select-2014-best-building-award-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-select-2014-best-building-award-recipients#comments Media Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:07:37 +0000 Marisa Long 4884485 at http://www.usgbc.org Fifth Annual Campus Conservation Nationals Registration Opens http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fifth-annual-campus-conservation-nationals-registration-opens <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_0_0_0.png?1410900122" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span>CCN encourages college campuses to reduce energy consumption</span></em></strong></p> <p><span>(Washington, D.C.) Sept. 16, 2014 &ndash; Organizing partners The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, the Alliance to Save Energy and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the fifth annual Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) competition. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fifth-annual-campus-conservation-nationals-registration-opens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fifth-annual-campus-conservation-nationals-registration-opens#comments Media Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:02 +0000 Marisa Long 4883633 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 12 Winners of its LEED Earth Campaign http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-12-winners-its-leed-earth-campaign <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014d_0_0_0_0.png?1410898567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span>&nbsp;</span><strong><em>Countries selected previously had no LEED buildings</em></strong></p> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Sept. 16, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 12 countries now have their very first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building. Previously, LEED did not exist in these countries.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-12-winners-its-leed-earth-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-12-winners-its-leed-earth-campaign#comments Media Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:16:06 +0000 Marisa Long 4883598 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC merchandise available in the store http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-merchandise-available-store <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/merch_articleheader_c_0.jpg?1410882410" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you visited our store recently?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-merchandise-available-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-merchandise-available-store#comments Community Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:46:50 +0000 Ashley Katz 4882695 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Sustainable Forest Management and FSC Certified Wood http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-sustainable-forest-management-and-fsc-certified-wood <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/fsc-course-preview_0.png?1410879512" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-sustainable-forest-management-and-fsc-certified-wood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-sustainable-forest-management-and-fsc-certified-wood#comments Education Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:58:32 +0000 Melanie Share 4882584 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 Annual Report turns the spotlight on USGBC employees http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-annual-report-turns-spotlight-usgbc-employees <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ar_gold_0.jpg?1410874729" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In our 2013 Annual Report, we turn the spotlight on our talented USGBC employees &mdash; and learn some fun facts about their drinking habits. (Just coffee and tea, of course!)</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/annual-report/2013/" target="_blank"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1406132436-626-5369/fact1.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://http://www.usgbc.org/annual-report/2013/" target="_blank"><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1406132651-4854-2232/fact2.jpg" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-annual-report-turns-spotlight-usgbc-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-annual-report-turns-spotlight-usgbc-employees#comments Industry Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:38:49 +0000 Ashley Katz 4882495 at http://www.usgbc.org Studies Reveal Growing Demand for LEED-Credentialed Professionals Across Building Sector http://www.usgbc.org/articles/studies-reveal-growing-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-across-building-sector <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014c_0_0_0_0_0.png?1410816728" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong><span>&nbsp;&mdash; (Sept. 15, 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of a study of job postings from across the United States, revealing that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/studies-reveal-growing-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-across-building-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/studies-reveal-growing-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-across-building-sector#comments Media Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:32:07 +0000 Marisa Long 4881824 at http://www.usgbc.org CrowdComfort launches pilot program at USGBC headquarters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/crowdcomfort-launches-pilot-program-usgbc-headquarters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/crowdcomfort_0.jpg?1410814254" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/home">USGBC's headquarters</a>&nbsp;in Washington, D.C., have just become the newest location of a&nbsp;<a href="http://crowdcomfort.com/" target="_blank">CrowdComfort</a>&nbsp;pilot launch.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/crowdcomfort-launches-pilot-program-usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/crowdcomfort-launches-pilot-program-usgbc-headquarters#comments Community Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:50:54 +0000 Briana Jackucewicz 4881751 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Rob Hink http://www.usgbc.org/node/4881186 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rob-hink-feature_0.png?1410789179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/4881186" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/node/4881186#comments Education Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:52:58 +0000 Melanie Share 4881186 at http://www.usgbc.org 99 Green Apple Day of Service projects you can start right now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/99-green-apple-day-service-projects-you-can-start-right-now <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/9_28_13_gados_payne_elem_school_ana_kaahanui_dsc_0860_0.jpg?1410551184" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Still wondering how you can be a part of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>?</p> <p>Have your event all planned out for Sept. 27, and looking for more to do?</p> <p>Here are 99 ideas that anyone can implement at their school or campus. Yes,&nbsp;<em>anyone.</em>&nbsp;</p> <p>In this list you&rsquo;ll see ideas for teachers, parents, volunteers and students at any grade level, from pre-kindergarten through college and beyond. Pick one, pick two, pick two dozen!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/99-green-apple-day-service-projects-you-can-start-right-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/99-green-apple-day-service-projects-you-can-start-right-now#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:46:24 +0000 Emily Riordan 4879315 at http://www.usgbc.org 3 global courses you don't want to miss (September 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-global-courses-you-dont-want-miss-september-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="849" height="390" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_59534307_0.jpg?1410530575" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED is global &mdash; and so we believe it's important for Education @USGBC to be a global platform providing courses in a variety of languages.</p> <p>Check out this month's best three global courses&nbsp;for our international audience, created by our international partners in their native language.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-global-courses-you-dont-want-miss-september-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-global-courses-you-dont-want-miss-september-2014#comments Education Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:02:55 +0000 Melanie Share 4878709 at http://www.usgbc.org Federal Guiding Principles for existing buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-existing-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/guidingprinciples2_0.jpg?1410469184" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two sets of Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings,</p> <ol> <li>one set for existing buildings, and &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>one set for&nbsp;new construction.</li> </ol> <p>With over 500,000 facilities representing more than 3 billion square feet of space,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbdg.org/references/fhpsb.php" target="_blank">the Federal Government is the largest landlord and energy consumer in the U.S.</a>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-existing-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-existing-buildings#comments LEED Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:59:43 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4878056 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Dynamic Plaque: Finalist in Fast Company's 2014 Innovation By Design Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-finalist-fast-companys-2014-innovation-design-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ideo_leed_location3_0.jpg?1410441915" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're excited to announce that the <a href="http://leedon.io" target="_blank">LEED Dynamic Plaque</a> is a finalist in Fast Company's 2014 <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/section/innovation-by-design-awards-2014" target="_blank">Innovation By Design Awards</a>, among 53 honorees that include Disney, Google, Nike and <em>The New York Times.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-finalist-fast-companys-2014-innovation-design-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-dynamic-plaque-finalist-fast-companys-2014-innovation-design-awards#comments LEED Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:15 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4877418 at http://www.usgbc.org Get motivated by Greenbuild 2014 Master Series speakers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-motivated-greenbuild-2014-master-series-speakers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb2014-master-series-article_0.png?1410355722" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Conference/Index/MasterSeries">Greenbuild Master Series</a>&nbsp;brings together leaders of diverse industries who share the common trait of championing sustainability and green building, and providing inspiration and motivation for our everyday lives.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-motivated-greenbuild-2014-master-series-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-motivated-greenbuild-2014-master-series-speakers#comments Greenbuild Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:28:42 +0000 Kate Hurst 4875987 at http://www.usgbc.org GBCI to administer PEER certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-administer-peer-certification <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peer_0.jpg?1410278058" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced today that it will administer certification for the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal&trade; (PEER) program. PEER is the nation&rsquo;s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for evaluating power system performance and is modeled after <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-administer-peer-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-administer-peer-certification#comments Industry Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:54:18 +0000 Marisa Long 4875060 at http://www.usgbc.org The USGBC 2013 Annual Report is now live! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2013-annual-report-now-live <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ar_coral_0.jpg?1409235095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Take a peek inside the doors of 2101 L Street. </span></p> <p><span>In our 2013 annual report, we turn the spotlight onto our talented USGBC employees&mdash;200 (and growing!) men and women who are as interesting as the built environment they work to transform.</span></p> <p><span><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/annual-report/2013" class="button">Read the report today</a></strong><br /></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2013-annual-report-now-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2013-annual-report-now-live#comments Community Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 4861922 at http://www.usgbc.org Register today for EcoDistricts Summit 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-ecodistricts-summit-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/neighborland-sticker-summit-site_0.png?1410184863" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the end of September city makers will gather in Washington, D.C., for the sixth annual <a href="http://ecodistrictssummit.org/summit-2014/">EcoDistrict Summit</a>, a three day event dedicated to cultivating just, sustainable and resilient cities from the neighborhood up.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-ecodistricts-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-ecodistricts-summit-2014#comments Industry Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:01:03 +0000 4872960 at http://www.usgbc.org Back to school with Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/back-school-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/picture_027_0.jpg?1409943441" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The first day of school pictures have been taken, the back to school jitters have subsided and momentum is building for the third annual <a href="http://mygreenapple.org" target="_blank">Green Apple Day of Service</a>&nbsp;(GADOS).</p> <p>As we prepare for another successful GADOS season full of meaningful service projects and events, I&rsquo;d like to highlight some of the great projects from last year that went above and beyond to develop creative ways to engage their communities.</p> <p><strong>Last year at the Green Apple Day of Service&hellip;</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/back-school-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/back-school-green-apple-day-service#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:57:20 +0000 Suzanne Warren 4870854 at http://www.usgbc.org Healthcare Facilities Symposium to feature a Technology Pavilion http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthcare-facilities-symposium-feature-technology-pavilion <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/healthcaretechnology_0.jpg?1409926476" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Technology is increasingly intertwined with the built environment, so it is critical for the builders and designers of healthcare environments to understand the big picture and what&rsquo;s in the future.&nbsp;</p> <p><span>Because of this, t<span>he upcoming Healthcare Facilities Symposium &amp; Expo will feature a Technology Pavilion at this year&rsquo;s event. The project is led by Sensory Technologies, Blue Cottage, Power Construction, PFB Architects, KaziaLi Design Collaborative, Koroseal Interior Products, and Interface.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthcare-facilities-symposium-feature-technology-pavilion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthcare-facilities-symposium-feature-technology-pavilion#comments Industry Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:14:35 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4870360 at http://www.usgbc.org Ready for a faster, more streamlined LEED certification process? Start here. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ready-faster-more-streamlined-leed-certification-process-start-here <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/recognizingexcellence_0.jpg?1409923764" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong><span>Getting to certification more quickly</span></strong></h3> <p><span>No one likes delays or surprises in a LEED review. We've made great strides at improving the timeliness and accuracy of our reviews, and we're working toward even quicker turnaround and more predictable results. We know that strong, organized submittals = faster certification process.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ready-faster-more-streamlined-leed-certification-process-start-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ready-faster-more-streamlined-leed-certification-process-start-here#comments LEED Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:29:23 +0000 Dror Karni 4870324 at http://www.usgbc.org The past, the present, and the future of sustainability reporting in the global real estate sector http://www.usgbc.org/articles/past-present-and-future-sustainability-reporting-global-real-estate-sector <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="6000" height="2758" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_83010550_0.png?1409921742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With increased societal focus on resource scarcity, the need for de-carbonization, and the effects of climate change, investors have become increasingly aware of the implications of these, generally longer term, megatrends.</p> <p>More than any other investment class, real estate assets are exposed to the direct, local consequences posed by these global risks: more stringent regulatory requirements, changing societal preferences for places to work, live, and play, and exposure to climate-related events, such as flooding and extreme weather conditions.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/past-present-and-future-sustainability-reporting-global-real-estate-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/past-present-and-future-sustainability-reporting-global-real-estate-sector#comments Industry Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:55:41 +0000 Nils Kok 4870293 at http://www.usgbc.org Moving sustainability forward in the Green Ribbon Schools of West Virginia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moving-sustainability-forward-green-ribbon-schools-west-virginia <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/eastwoodelem1_0.jpg?1409840954" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Note: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) recognizes schools, districts and postsecondary institutions that are 1) reducing environmental impact and costs, 2) improving health and wellness, and 3) teaching environmental education. To share innovative practices and widely-available resources in these three &lsquo;Pillars,&rsquo; the Department conducts an annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour of honorees. Two non-profit organization school sustainability leaders write about the schools and district honorees visited on the tour in West Virginia.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moving-sustainability-forward-green-ribbon-schools-west-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moving-sustainability-forward-green-ribbon-schools-west-virginia#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:29:14 +0000 Mark Swiger 4869105 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and Harvard offer a leadership program for disruptive sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-offer-leadership-program-disruptive-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cbis_0.jpg?1409774156" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC and the <a href="http://www.chgeharvard.org/" target="_blank">Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard&rsquo;s School of Public Health</a> are founding conveners in a growing cross-sector network working to provide a critical mass of senior leaders with best-in-class Core Business Integration of Sustainability (CBIS) executive education.</p> <h3>2014 Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership</h3> <p><img src="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1409692012-6186-8108/IMG_8646.jpg" width="670" height="447" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-offer-leadership-program-disruptive-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-offer-leadership-program-disruptive-sustainability#comments Education Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:55:55 +0000 Leith Sharp 4868111 at http://www.usgbc.org ENERGY STAR adds multifamily buildings to constellation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-star-adds-multifamily-buildings-constellation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EnergyStarMultifamilyv2.gif?1409767289" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was co-written by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/bryan-howard/0010237321" target="_blank">Bryan Howard</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/dan-winters/0010830314" target="_blank">Dan Winters</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-star-adds-multifamily-buildings-constellation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-star-adds-multifamily-buildings-constellation#comments LEED Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:05:24 +0000 Bryan Howard 4867855 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Proven Provider: New Designation to Streamline the LEED Review Process http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-proven-provider-new-designation-streamline-leed-review-process <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_2_0.png?1409751694" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) launched LEED Proven Provider, a new designation that streamlines the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-proven-provider-new-designation-streamline-leed-review-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-proven-provider-new-designation-streamline-leed-review-process#comments Media Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:41:33 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4867569 at http://www.usgbc.org Submit your nomination for the 2014 Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-nomination-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/malcolmlewis1_0.png?1409750465" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanks in large part to dedicated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers#volunteer">volunteers</a>&nbsp;who contribute to the green building movement, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe.</p> <p><strong>Each year the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis" target="_blank">USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award</a> recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-nomination-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submit-your-nomination-2014-malcolm-lewis-impact-award#comments Community Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:21:04 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 4867546 at http://www.usgbc.org Three building code questions you should be asking http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-building-code-questions-you-should-be-asking <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/buildingcodequestions_0.jpg?1409685151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The phrase &ldquo;don&rsquo;t judge a book by its cover&rdquo; is often applied to judgments of people &mdash; and to buildings, too. &nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-building-code-questions-you-should-be-asking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-building-code-questions-you-should-be-asking#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:12:30 +0000 Carli Yoro 4866367 at http://www.usgbc.org Certify multiple buildings with LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certify-multiple-buildings-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Sep 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/multiplebuildings_0.png?1409665753" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know that <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LEEDworks&amp;src=typd" target="_blank">#LEEDworks</a> in bulk? In addition to individual building certification, LEED also includes certification paths structured for organizations seeking certification for multiple buildings.</p> <p>You have two options for certifying multiple buildings:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certify-multiple-buildings-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certify-multiple-buildings-leed#comments LEED Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:49:13 +0000 Selina Holmes 4865650 at http://www.usgbc.org “Four More Years!” State policymakers rack up wins for green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cfour-more-years%E2%80%9D-state-policymakers-rack-wins-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/betterbuildingsreport-01_0.png?1409327548" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, the <a href="http://www.ncel.net/" target="_blank">National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL)</a> gathered for their largest ever policy summit.<span>&nbsp;</span>The issues discussed varied from clean power plan implementation to clean water and indoor air, to healthy, high-performing schools. As a framework for addressing these and many other economic and ecology issues, green building was a central focus, too.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cfour-more-years%E2%80%9D-state-policymakers-rack-wins-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cfour-more-years%E2%80%9D-state-policymakers-rack-wins-green-building#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:52:28 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4863350 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet the LEED Dynamic Plaque http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed_dynamic_plaque_1_0.jpg?1409321279" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>I&rsquo;ve had the good fortune of meeting with a lot of our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/members" target="_blank">member companies</a> this summer at a series of leadership receptions around the country. At these events, I&rsquo;ve had the opportunity to give everyone a quick update on all the work we have going on; actually quick is probably the wrong word &ndash; it takes quite a few minutes to simply touch on all the amazing things happening at USGBC.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:07:59 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4863212 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED helps Singapore leverage new government investments of $100 million in energy efficient technologies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedsingapore_0.jpg?1409319707" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Singapore today, a number of companies are building and acquiring data centers to support their business activity. As a result, the Singapore government <a href="http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/govt-invest-s100m-research-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">recently announced</a> an investment of $100 million towards technologies that will increase the energy efficiency of data centers. Considering that this building type is one of the biggest consumers of energy on the planet, this is welcome news.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-helps-singapore-leverage-new-government-investments-100-million-energy-efficient-techn#comments LEED Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:41:47 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4863200 at http://www.usgbc.org A message from Rick Fedrizzi: USGBC and ACC to advance LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-usgbc-and-acc-advance-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_20131121_192537_0.png?1409247824" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For those of you who attended the Greenbuild opening plenary last year, you&rsquo;ll remember I asked everyone &ndash;&nbsp;green building enthusiasts, newcomers, and others &ndash;&nbsp;to &ldquo;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community"><span class="s1">join us</span></a>&rdquo; in our critical work. Green building is an inclusive movement. From people, to planet, to profit, it is a revolution that benefits us all, collectively.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-usgbc-and-acc-advance-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-usgbc-and-acc-advance-leed#comments Community Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:43:43 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4862280 at http://www.usgbc.org 10 super rad LEED public projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-super-rad-leed-public-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedpubprojs-01_0.png?1409236453" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever pulled into a train station and felt like you had really arrived somewhere else, because the station felt like part of this new town&rsquo;s identity? Did you ever tour your local fire station as a kid, and if you were very lucky, slide down that shiny silver pole? Did you ever go to the local jail, and&hellip; well, actually that&rsquo;s none of my business.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-super-rad-leed-public-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-super-rad-leed-public-projects#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:34:13 +0000 Fleming Roberts 4861984 at http://www.usgbc.org 10 reasons to use Eco-Efficiency Analysis as a decision-making tool to quantify the sustainability of products http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-reasons-use-eco-efficiency-analysis-decision-making-tool-quantify-sustainability-product <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/materials_0.jpg?1409234761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The aim of BASF&rsquo;s Eco-Efficiency Analysis is to compare similar products or processes. The&nbsp;Eco-Efficiency Analysis looks at environmental impact in proportion to a product's cost-effectiveness. It helps BASF and our customers to decide which products are the best choice both ecologically and economically.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-reasons-use-eco-efficiency-analysis-decision-making-tool-quantify-sustainability-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-reasons-use-eco-efficiency-analysis-decision-making-tool-quantify-sustainability-product#comments Industry Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 David Green 4861916 at http://www.usgbc.org Join USGBC's VP of Research Chris Pyke at VERGE San Francisco http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-vp-research-chris-pyke-verge-san-francisco <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vergeconf_0.jpg?1409161653" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As building investors, owners, and service providers are scrambling to create and use transparency, each one faces different drivers and obstacles. Transparency is often perceived to increase risk for owners and, in some cases, occupants. However, it lowers risks for investors and the public leading to a clear dynamic tension between stakeholders.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-vp-research-chris-pyke-verge-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-vp-research-chris-pyke-verge-san-francisco#comments Industry Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:47:33 +0000 Lizzie Needham 4860954 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-american-chemistry-council-work-together-advance-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_0_0.png?1409153472" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>WASHINGTON, DC</strong> - (August 27, 2014) - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program. This new initiative acknowledges USGBC&rsquo;s success in leading the transformation of the built environment and sets up a pathway to take advantage of the materials science expertise of ACC and its members.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-american-chemistry-council-work-together-advance-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-american-chemistry-council-work-together-advance-leed#comments Media Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:31:11 +0000 Marisa Long 4860781 at http://www.usgbc.org Green homes for the masses: why everyone deserves a healthy, sustainable residence http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/affordablehomes_0.jpg?1409145540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A few weeks back I presented the case for <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">why you should care whether or not your home is green</a>, highlighting <a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es501489u?journalCode=esthag" target="_blank">a recent study</a> from the Harvard School of Public Health on the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-masses-why-everyone-deserves-healthy-sustainable-residence#comments LEED Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:00 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4860526 at http://www.usgbc.org Now on the market: Minnesota's Dynamic Green Home http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-market-minnesotas-dynamic-green-home <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/minnesotagreenhome_0.jpg?1409091011" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A healthy and energy efficient home for a low-income family is now on the market in St. Paul, MN, with the help of a partnership between the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/chapters/minnesota-chapter">USGBC Minnesota Chapter</a>&nbsp;and the Frogtown Community Development Corporation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-market-minnesotas-dynamic-green-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-market-minnesotas-dynamic-green-home#comments Community Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:10:11 +0000 Steph Leonard 4859893 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Olga G. Alvarez http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-olga-g-alvarez <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/olga-alvarez_0.png?1409062499" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p> <h3>Meet our USGBC Pro Reviewer Olga G. Alvarez</h3> <p><strong>What's your name?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-olga-g-alvarez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-olga-g-alvarez#comments Education Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:14:58 +0000 Melanie Share 4859067 at http://www.usgbc.org Search for China’s Green Building Evaluation Label projects in GBIG http://www.usgbc.org/articles/search-china%E2%80%99s-green-building-evaluation-label-projects-gbig <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/shanghaiexpocenter_0.jpg?1409062202" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.gbmap.org/en/1015new_info.php?id=15" target="_blank">Green Building Evaluation Label</a>&nbsp;(GBEL) is a voluntary national rating system in China administered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/search-china%E2%80%99s-green-building-evaluation-label-projects-gbig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/search-china%E2%80%99s-green-building-evaluation-label-projects-gbig#comments Industry Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:10:01 +0000 Mika Kania 4859059 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building and LEED in Taiwan http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_5713_0.png?1408753001" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a LEED fellow of ours recently quipped, many people who experience a LEED building often say: <em>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s something nice about this building that we have never felt before about our previous buildings.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>LEED buildings bring a harmony between the natural and indoor worlds. They become part of the natural habitat, serving as places of health, comfort and productivity while reinforcing the necessity of green buildings for the world of tomorrow.  </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-and-leed-taiwan#comments LEED Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:16:40 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4855432 at http://www.usgbc.org Best 3 courses to grow your sustainability knowledge (August 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/best-3-courses-grow-your-sustainability-knowledge-august-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/view-of-laptop_0.png?1408737214" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You want the best courses and we've got them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out this month's best three courses&nbsp;to grow your sustainability knowledge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/geothermal-heating-and-cooling-renewable-energy-technology-4733572" target="_blank"><strong>1. Geothermal Heating and Cooling: A Renewable Energy Technology</strong></a><br />Learn how and why geothermal heat pump systems are so incredibly energy efficient.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/best-3-courses-grow-your-sustainability-knowledge-august-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/best-3-courses-grow-your-sustainability-knowledge-august-2014#comments Education Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:53:33 +0000 Melanie Share 4855122 at http://www.usgbc.org It’s not just cost savings: LEED certification boosts hotel revenue too http://www.usgbc.org/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-cost-savings-leed-certification-boosts-hotel-revenue-too <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/proximity_0.jpg?1408722087" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was co-authored by Rohit Verma and Matthew Walsman of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research</em>.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve known for some time that LEED certification helps cut operating costs for all kinds of commercial buildings, including hotels. But we wanted to get a handle on whether LEED also could improve revenues for hotels. This is a big issue for the hotel industry, since the top line, which we measure as revenue per available room (RevPAR), is a major measure of a hotel&rsquo;s success.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-cost-savings-leed-certification-boosts-hotel-revenue-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-cost-savings-leed-certification-boosts-hotel-revenue-too#comments Industry Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:41:27 +0000 Matthew Walsman 4854674 at http://www.usgbc.org Material Health from Disclosure to Optimization: The Innovation Imperative [DC event Sept. 8] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_materials_leed-01_0.png?1408718664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us remotely or in person at the USGBC headquarters in Washington D.C. for the next event in USGBC's ongoing LEED, Materials and Health series, "<a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/material-health-from-disclosure-to-optimization-the-innovation-imperative-tickets-12607113215" target="_blank">Material Health from Disclosure to Optimization: The Innovation Imperative</a>."</p> <p><strong><span>When:&nbsp;</span></strong>Monday, Sept. 8,&nbsp;12-1:30 pm ET</p> <p><strong><span>Where:&nbsp;</span></strong><span>USGBC Headquarters, Washington D.C. -or- as a remote participant</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/material-health-disclosure-optimization-innovation-imperative-dc-event-sept-8#comments Industry Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:44:24 +0000 David Marcus 4854556 at http://www.usgbc.org Save on the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo http://www.usgbc.org/articles/save-healthcare-facilities-symposium-expo <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/healthcarefacilities_0.jpg?1408652379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the healthcare industry sees potential shifts to smaller, decentralized facilities and a greater emphasis on connectivity for patients and caregivers, we are forced to examine the trends in healthcare design as one single movement.</p> <p>Join industry leaders to make valuable connections, obtain critical CE hours for your LEED credential and drive the dialogue on the future of healthcare design.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/save-healthcare-facilities-symposium-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/save-healthcare-facilities-symposium-expo#comments Industry Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:19:39 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4853689 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding federal compliance and the "Guiding Principles" http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-federal-compliance-and-guiding-principles <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/guidingprinciples-01_0.png?1408650706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Working on a project for a federal agency? Odds are, you&rsquo;re familiar with the <em><a href="http://www.epa.gov/oaintrnt/projects/requirements.htm" target="_blank">Guiding Principles</a></em>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-federal-compliance-and-guiding-principles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-federal-compliance-and-guiding-principles#comments Industry Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:51:45 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4853623 at http://www.usgbc.org Standard 189.1 + the IgCC + LEED = The Phillips head hammer http://www.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/righttool_articleheader_v1_0.jpg?1408635640" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I sat there watching my daughter whack away at one of the screws in her toy workbench with a hammer. &ldquo;Honey, that&rsquo;s not going to work. Try the screwdriver. You have to use the right tool for the job.&rdquo; It was one of those seemingly endless, for me, number of parenting moments where what was at the time unwanted, pestering advice from my own mom or dad comes slamming back into my consciousness &ndash; reminding me not only how lucky I&rsquo;ve been but also what a jerk of a kid I must have been.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/standard-1891-igcc-leed-phillips-head-hammer#comments LEED Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:39 +0000 Brendan Owens 4853126 at http://www.usgbc.org Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-building-industry-groups-agree-streamline-green-building-tool-coordination-and-deve <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014a_0.png?1408633641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>Move will coordinate Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions</span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-building-industry-groups-agree-streamline-green-building-tool-coordination-and-deve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leading-building-industry-groups-agree-streamline-green-building-tool-coordination-and-deve#comments Media Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:07:57 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4853053 at http://www.usgbc.org The Missouri Gateway Chapter stands for green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/missouri-gateway-chapter-stands-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/stand-for-greenbuilding_0.png?1408628909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Members of the <a href="http://www.usgbc-mogateway.org/" target="_blank">USGBC Missouri Gateway Chapter</a> recently launched a campaign sharing why they stand for green building.</p> <p>See the photos below to find out why you should stand for green building, too.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">You can also&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154457306085368.1073741837.226802935367&amp;type=1" target="_blank">view the complete album on Facebook</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/missouri-gateway-chapter-stands-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/missouri-gateway-chapter-stands-green-building#comments Community Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:48:29 +0000 Margo Street 4852876 at http://www.usgbc.org Participate in Green Apple Day of Service social media contests http://www.usgbc.org/articles/participate-green-apple-day-service-social-media-contests <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ga-smcontest-01_0.png?1408564142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="http://mygreenapple.org/dayofservice"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Green Apple Day of Service</span></span></span></span></a><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;is just around the corner, and we want to know how you'll be making a difference at the schoo<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/participate-green-apple-day-service-social-media-contests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/participate-green-apple-day-service-social-media-contests#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:49:02 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4851977 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Names Indian Infrastructure Expert as Senior Adviser for Green Building Hub http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-names-indian-infrastructure-expert-senior-adviser-green-building-hub <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_1.png?1408552491" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Dr. M Ramachandran Brings Decades of Program Planning Experience at State, Central Level</em></p> <p><strong>New Delhi, India</strong> &mdash; (20 August 2014) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Dr. M Ramachandran has joined the Council as a senior adviser for its LEED hub in India, bolstering its presence in the nation as it offers continued support for the growing market for healthy, high-performing LEED green buildings in India.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-names-indian-infrastructure-expert-senior-adviser-green-building-hub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-names-indian-infrastructure-expert-senior-adviser-green-building-hub#comments Media Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:41:09 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4851574 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing USGBC Education Partner Green Building Research Institute http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-research-institute <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/edupartnerimage2_0.jpg?1408541065" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/all/all/education-partner" target="_blank">USGBC Education Partners</a>&nbsp;<span>are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-research-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-usgbc-education-partner-green-building-research-institute#comments Education Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:24:24 +0000 Melanie Share 4851239 at http://www.usgbc.org Behind the scenes: #USGBCcommutes [Instagram video series] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/behind-scenes-usgbccommutes-instagram-video-series <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/instagramarticle-a2_0.jpg?1408455194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Last week we invited our staff to participate in a <a href="http://instagram.com/usgbc" target="_blank">USGBC Instagram</a> video series, answering the question: <strong>How do you get to work?</strong></span></p> <p>Click the images below to check out what they had to say.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/behind-scenes-usgbccommutes-instagram-video-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/behind-scenes-usgbccommutes-instagram-video-series#comments Community Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:33:14 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4849694 at http://www.usgbc.org BuildingGreen: Onsite Verification Part of LEED’s Global Vision http://www.usgbc.org/articles/buildinggreen-onsite-verification-part-leeds-global-vision <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Platinum Parkview Green in Beijing. Credit: Dennis Wu" alt="The LEED Platinum Parkview Green in Beijing. Credit: Dennis Wu" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC02565%5B1%5D%5B4%5D.jpg?1408371344" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article originally appeared on BuildingGreen.com on Aug. 12, 2014.</p> <p><strong><em>GBCI will partner with Bureau Veritas to provide global support for LEED certification, with a focus on customer service and rigor.</em></strong></p> <p><span>A new partnership between Bureau Veritas S.A. and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is key to the fulfilling the increasingly global ambitions of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).</span>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/buildinggreen-onsite-verification-part-leeds-global-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/buildinggreen-onsite-verification-part-leeds-global-vision#comments Media Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:45 +0000 Tristan Roberts 4847823 at http://www.usgbc.org How to clean green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cleaning_0.png?1408367834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 4 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">part 2</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station" target="_blank">part 3</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-clean-green#comments LEED Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:17:14 +0000 Emma Pettit 4847731 at http://www.usgbc.org Discover Greenbuild 2014 Summits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-greenbuild-2014-summits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb2014-summits-article_0.png?1408023221" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year, <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> will feature three unique summits.</p> <p><a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Conference/Index/Workshops,ToursandSummits" target="_blank">Greenbuild summits</a> bring together sectors of the green building industry for a day of focused networking, education and inspiration.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-greenbuild-2014-summits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/discover-greenbuild-2014-summits#comments Greenbuild Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:33:41 +0000 Kate Hurst 4842344 at http://www.usgbc.org Course preview: Speech Privacy & Sound Masking in Modern Architecture [video] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-video <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sound-masking-feature_0.png?1407959904" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a>&nbsp;is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.</p> <p>Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/course-preview-speech-privacy-sound-masking-modern-architecture-video#comments Education Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:58:23 +0000 Melanie Share 4841613 at http://www.usgbc.org Bioclimatic Design http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alison Gregor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BioDesignUSGBCMag2.jpg?1407855441" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>This article appears in the just-released July/August issue of&nbsp;</em></em><em>USGBC+, the&nbsp;new membership magazine of USGBC. Read the&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/bioclimatic-design/" target="_blank">full article</a>&nbsp;and browse the entire issue at&nbsp;<a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">plus.usgbc.org</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Architects around the world look to the past to introduce bioclimate strategies in designing greener buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design#comments Community Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:58:21 +0000 4839131 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 5 reasons to attend the Affordable Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-reasons-attend-affordable-homes-sustainable-communities-summit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MFCDC-USGBC-Group.png?1407868761" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>What</strong></h3> <p><span>The </span><a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/AffordableHomesandSustainableCommunitiesSummit"><span>Affordable Homes &amp; Sustainable Communities Summit</span></a><span> convenes a broad spectrum of people working to advance sustainability through community development and affordable housing. Through networking, knowledge sharing and problem solving, we will focus on the singular goal of expediting the economic, social, and ecological health of underserved communities.&nbsp;</span><span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-reasons-attend-affordable-homes-sustainable-communities-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-5-reasons-attend-affordable-homes-sustainable-communities-summit#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:45:37 +0000 Margo Street 4839088 at http://www.usgbc.org Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Prasad Vaidya http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-prasad-vaidya <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/prasad-vaidya_0.png?1407776672" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC Pro Reviewers<span>&nbsp;are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education-at-usgbc">Education @USGBC</a><span>. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them.</span></p> <h3>Meet our USGBC Pro Reviewer Prasad Vaidya</h3> <p><strong>What's your name?</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-prasad-vaidya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-know-usgbc-pro-reviewer-prasad-vaidya#comments Education Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:04:32 +0000 Melanie Share 4837766 at http://www.usgbc.org How to create a composting station http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/composting_0.png?1407762713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 3 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">part 2</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-create-composting-station#comments LEED Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:11:52 +0000 Emma Pettit 4837373 at http://www.usgbc.org Remembering Peter Wege, a sustainability pioneer: 1920-2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-peter-wege-sustainability-pioneer-1920-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/peter-wege-photo_0.jpg?1407518334" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Peter Melvin Wege, a philanthropist, an activist, and an executive, passed away at the age of 94 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His memorial was July 11, 2014. His impact as a pioneer in sustainability, an advocate for environmentalism and green building, and the Steelcase Inc. heir and founder of the Wege Foundation, will continue to bring joy, meaning and enlightenment for generations to come.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-peter-wege-sustainability-pioneer-1920-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-peter-wege-sustainability-pioneer-1920-2014#comments Community Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:18:54 +0000 4835479 at http://www.usgbc.org Register today for WELL 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-well-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/well2014_0.png?1407509991" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Register today for <a href="http://wellbuildinginstitute.com/well2014/" target="_blank">WELL 2014</a>, the first annual conference of the International WELL Building Institute.</p> <p>WELL 2014 is the perfect event for design, construction, and real estate professionals who want to lead the market and build a movement for wellness real estate. This is a pioneering concept that marries design and construction with evidence-based technologies to support personal well being and health.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-well-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/register-today-well-2014#comments Industry Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:59:51 +0000 4835269 at http://www.usgbc.org Who's talking about the LEED Dynamic Plaque? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leeddynamicplaque_0.jpg?1407431322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The LEED Dynamic Plaque, our building performance monitoring and scoring platform, is making waves in the news. Read on to find out what the media have to say about this game-changing tool &mdash; and visit&nbsp;<a href="http://leedon.io/" target="_blank">leedon.io</a>&nbsp;to learn more and get your own!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-talking-about-leed-dynamic-plaque#comments LEED Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:08:42 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4833589 at http://www.usgbc.org Time to roll up our sleeves: Read the July/August issue of USGBC+ magazine http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-roll-our-sleeves-read-julyaugust-issue-usgbc-magazine <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ginamccarthyusgbcmag2_0.jpg?1407418394" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>This piece by Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, appears in the just-released July/August issue of&nbsp;</em></em><em>USGBC+, the&nbsp;new membership magazine of USGBC. Read the <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/time-to-roll-up-our-sleeves/" target="_blank">full article</a> and browse the entire issue at <a href="http://plus.usgbc.org/" target="_blank">plus.usgbc.org</a>. &nbsp;</em><em>&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-roll-our-sleeves-read-julyaugust-issue-usgbc-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-roll-our-sleeves-read-julyaugust-issue-usgbc-magazine#comments Community Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:33:14 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4833164 at http://www.usgbc.org What is green building? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whatisgreenbuildingarticle_0.jpg?1407336297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is green building? It's a simple question that we get a lot here at USGBC, but not one where it's always easy to find a simple answer.&nbsp;</p> <h3>The definition of green building</h3> <p>Green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment can have profound effects, both positive and negative, on the natural environment, as well as the people who inhabit buildings every day. Green building is an effort to amplify the positive and mitigate the negative of these effects throughout the entire life cycle of a building.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-green-building#comments LEED Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:44:57 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4831891 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED project certification update: July 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/14831636603_64ba419120_k_0.jpg?1407333461" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in July 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects">LEED project directory</a> for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-july-2014#comments LEED Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:57:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4831824 at http://www.usgbc.org Want to win $10,000? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/want-win-10000 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bhg_670x308_10614_usgbcmakeoversweeps14_0.jpg?1407264460" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Save money and increase the value of your home with improvements that make a difference.</em></p> <p>If you had $10,000 to invest in your home, would you install an energy-saving cool roof with a lifetime warranty? Or maybe you&rsquo;d benefit more from low maintenance fiber-cement siding? As all homeowners know, there are many ways to invest.</p> <p>For the fourth consecutive year, we're teaming up with&nbsp;<em>Better Homes and Gardens</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Family Circle</em>&nbsp;to present the&nbsp;<strong>$10,000 Save Money, Save Energy Home Improvement Sweepstakes.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/want-win-10000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/want-win-10000#comments Community Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:47:40 +0000 Ashley Katz 4830880 at http://www.usgbc.org Brazil on the rise: LEED's growth in Latin America http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/lim_brazil_0.jpg?1407262717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today we have released another report in our popular LEED in Motion series. <a href="http://go.usgbc.org/brazil" target="_blank">LEED in Motion: Brazil</a> details green building activity and momentum in the nation that is the fifth largest market for LEED-certified projects outside of the U.S.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-rise-leeds-growth-latin-america#comments LEED Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:18:37 +0000 Joseph Crea 4830828 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Selects Grand Rapids Public Schools for Fellowship Program http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selects-grand-rapids-public-schools-fellowship-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014e_0.png?1407256036" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Kristen Trovillion Chosen as 2014 Fellow and Will Serve as Full-Time Sustainability Officer for the District</em></p> <p><span>GRAND RAPIDS &mdash; (Aug. 5, 2014) &mdash; Grand Rapids Public Schools and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the district has been selected to host the prestigious Center for Green Schools Fellowship program. Experienced sustainability professional Kristen Trovillion has been chosen as the 2014 Fellow.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selects-grand-rapids-public-schools-fellowship-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selects-grand-rapids-public-schools-fellowship-program#comments Media Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:27:39 +0000 Marisa Long 4830511 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC Report Shows Increasing Demand for LEED Green Building Projects in Brazil http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-increasing-demand-leed-green-building-projects-brazil <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014f_0.png?1407255530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Brazil is the Fifth Largest Market for LEED-Certified Projects Outside the U.S.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-increasing-demand-leed-green-building-projects-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-increasing-demand-leed-green-building-projects-brazil#comments Media Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:20:35 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4830501 at http://www.usgbc.org Project spotlight: Sterling Alvarado Student Housing at San Diego http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_5393_sanb3_0.png?1407245085" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>USGBC's new, free report,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank"><em>LEED in Motion: Residential</em></a><span>,&nbsp;highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><strong><a href="http://go.usgbc.org/homes" target="_blank">Download the full report</a>&nbsp;for more interviews and project highlights from best and brightest minds in the industry.&nbsp;</strong></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-sterling-alvarado-student-housing-san-diego#comments LEED Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:24:45 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4830214 at http://www.usgbc.org Vote now for the Best of Building Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-best-building-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-member-awards_1_0.png?1407160256" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Nominations have been submitted. Now it&rsquo;s time to vote for the finalists in our Best of Building Awards.</span></p> <p><span>Voting will take place from August 4-22, 2014.*&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making impact in green building.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-best-building-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-best-building-awards#comments Community Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:50:56 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4828730 at http://www.usgbc.org How to improve air quality http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/air-quality_0.png?1407158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 2 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">part 1</a>.</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-improve-air-quality#comments LEED Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:24:58 +0000 Emma Pettit 4828690 at http://www.usgbc.org Understanding the 40/60 rule when choosing between LEED rating systems http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/40-60-rule_0.png?1406928965" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wondering what to do when choosing a rating system isn't as simple as black and white?</p> <p>LEED v4 addresses 21 different types of buildings and spaces, but how do you know which one to choose when you've got a mixed use space?</p> <p>Enter the 40/60 rule. This model provides&nbsp;guidance for making a decision when several rating systems appear to be appropriate for a project.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understanding-4060-rule-when-choosing-between-leed-rating-systems#comments LEED Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:36:05 +0000 4827318 at http://www.usgbc.org Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge: Registration opens Sept. 2 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/eparainwaterdrop-01_0.jpg?1406928583" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>EPA has just launched its third annual <a href="http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/crw_challenge.cfm" target="_blank">Campus RainWorks Challenge</a>, a green infrastructure design challenge for college and university students.</p> <p>Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will submit design boards, a project narrative, and a letter of support describing a proposed green infrastructure project for a location on their campus.</p> <p>Teams will compete in one of two design categories:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-annual-campus-rainworks-challenge-registration-opens-sept-2#comments Industry Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:42 +0000 Theresa Backhus 4827325 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC supports key resilience legislation with the new PREPARE Act http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-supports-key-resilience-legislation-new-prepare-act <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pa_preparearticle-01_0.png?1406918239" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, I joined Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) in a press conference call he hosted to introduce his new bipartisan legislation, the PREPARE Act (Preparedness and Risk management for Extreme weather Patterns Assuring Resilience). Joining several co-sponsors, Cartwright introduced the bill in the House on July 31, 2014.</p> <p>The PREPARE Act makes us smarter, stronger and safer in the face of these increasing extreme weather events. We&rsquo;ve all seen the tragic costs these events are having on people&rsquo;s lives, our communities, and our economy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-supports-key-resilience-legislation-new-prepare-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-supports-key-resilience-legislation-new-prepare-act#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:37:19 +0000 Jason Hartke 4827083 at http://www.usgbc.org How you can match your career with your convictions http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-you-can-match-your-career-your-convictions <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/group_0.png?1406911095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What makes Emerging Professionals (EPs) the future of USGBC?</p> <p>This is a quick story about how I&rsquo;m matching my career and my convictions, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/volunteer-opportunities/emerging-professional-regional-community-liaison">how you can, too</a>!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-you-can-match-your-career-your-convictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-you-can-match-your-career-your-convictions#comments Community Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:38:15 +0000 Meghan Shannon 4826857 at http://www.usgbc.org GBCI and Bureau Veritas Announce Strategic Business Partnership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-and-bureau-veritas-announce-strategic-business-partnership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014g_0.png?1406828301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Move Will Facilitate LEED Certification Process and Support Green Building in Global Hubs</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-and-bureau-veritas-announce-strategic-business-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-and-bureau-veritas-announce-strategic-business-partnership#comments Media Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:39:14 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4825755 at http://www.usgbc.org Homeowner views on energy codes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homeowner-views-energy-codes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">31 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/flickr_creative_commons_hugh_bitz_1.jpg?1406813175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a><a></a>A <a href="http://www.idahoenergycode.com/sites/idahoenergycode.com/files/resources/pdf/BPA%20Grant%20Idaho%20Energy%20Code%20Survey%2031May2014.pdf" target="_blank">recent market research study</a>&nbsp;revealed that Idahoans value energy efficiency. In fact, 65% of them favor energy codes that are consistent with national standards, but less than half trust the State of Idaho to adopt the right energy efficiency standards for Idahoans.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homeowner-views-energy-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homeowner-views-energy-codes#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:26:14 +0000 Sharon Grant 4825289 at http://www.usgbc.org Why do we care if your home is green? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/121107_duvivier_0605_final_0_0.jpg?1406726629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The great <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478" target="_blank">Rick Fedrizzi</a> recently noted that &ldquo;our homes play the biggest role in our lives. They bookend our days&hellip; Imagine if all people started their days from a sustainable home, with a native awareness of efficiency and efficacy; of better health and resilience. Imagine if we used our homes as the base camp for healthy living, in every aspect of our lives&hellip; They could be the touchstone for being mindful of sustainability for our present and future.&rdquo;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-do-we-care-if-your-home-green#comments LEED Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:23:49 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4823873 at http://www.usgbc.org New Hires Announced for LEED Hub in India http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-hires-announced-leed-hub-india <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014h_0.png?1406836273" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>GopalaKrishnan.P Selected to Lead the Business Development and LEED Support Hub in India</em></p> <p><strong>Chennai, India</strong> &mdash; (30 July 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces two new hires for its new LEED hub, which is based in Chennai. GopalaKrishnan.P, regional director, responsible for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, has been selected to lead the hub along with support from Puneet Mital, regional manager.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-hires-announced-leed-hub-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-hires-announced-leed-hub-india#comments Media Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4825923 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 Rating System Selection Guidance http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/selection-guidance_0.png?1406665590" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've decided to pursue LEED v4, but you're looking for some guidance to select a rating system before you register your project. <em>Looking for LEED 2009 Rating System Selection Guidance?<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-2009-rating-system-selection-guidance"> Access</a>.</em></p> <p>Here's how to use the guidance below:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance#comments LEED Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:29 +0000 4823326 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet the Green Apple Day of Service team http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-green-apple-day-service-team <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gados_team-_wrap_0.jpg?1406640439" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Center for Green Schools is thrilled to introduce six new organizers for <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/dayofservice">Green Apple Day of Service</a>&nbsp;2014.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/dayofservice">Green Apple Day of </a>Service, which will take place on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014</strong>, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-green-apple-day-service-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-green-apple-day-service-team#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:19 +0000 Hannah Debelius 4822615 at http://www.usgbc.org The clock is ticking: Just 3 days to self-nominate for the 2015 Board of Directors http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clock-ticking-just-3-days-self-nominate-2015-board-directors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/board-nomination_0.png?1406574194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nominate yourself today for the 2015 Board of Directors.</p> <p>Online applications are open until <strong>Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 5 pm PDT</strong>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clock-ticking-just-3-days-self-nominate-2015-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/clock-ticking-just-3-days-self-nominate-2015-board-directors#comments Community Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:03:14 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4821394 at http://www.usgbc.org How to be a power saver http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/power-saver_0.png?1406556333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part 1 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life."</em><br />&nbsp;<br />As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college.&nbsp;Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.</p> <p>However, even if you live in an older building &mdash; and even if you're not in college &mdash; it's still possible to make a difference and have a positive environmental impact.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver#comments LEED Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:05:33 +0000 Emma Pettit 4820814 at http://www.usgbc.org China: Three companies, three tales of leadership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maheshchinaarticle_0.jpg?1406236470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With each visit I make to China I continue to stand in awe of the presence of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed" target="_blank">LEED</a> and the leaders behind it.</p> <p>After my second trip to China this year, I can assure you that LEED is alive and well.&nbsp;This is because true market leaders have continued to raise the bar when it comes to quality, sustainable buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-three-companies-three-tales-leadership#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:14:30 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4818237 at http://www.usgbc.org The essential LEED Green Associate cheat sheet http://www.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ga-cheat-sheet_c_0.jpg?1406217980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've decided to pursue the LEED Green Associate professional credential, but you aren't sure how to start preparing for the exam.</p> <p>Review this cheat sheet for a description of exam content areas, which include task domains and knowledge domains.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/essential-leed-green-associate-cheat-sheet#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:20 +0000 Nora Knox 4817729 at http://www.usgbc.org 3 courses to grow your LEED expertise (July 2014) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-leed-expertise-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/computer-up-close_0.png?1406134902" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Insightful courses are the best.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out this month's top three courses to gain insight and grow your LEED expertise.</p> <p><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://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-grow-your-leed-expertise-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Green Sports Alliance kicks off 2014's Green Apple Day of Service http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-kicks-2014s-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org GreenBiz: What makes the LEED Dynamic Plaque a game-changer? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbiz-what-makes-leed-dynamic-plaque-game-changer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Last chance to apply for a Greenbuild scholarship http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-apply-greenbuild-scholarship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-apply-greenbuild-scholarship#comments Greenbuild Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:55:27 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4811949 at http://www.usgbc.org What you need to know if you want to achieve LEED certification in 2014 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-you-need-know-if-you-want-achieve-leed-certification-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Out now in The Hindu: USGBC's commitment to India, partnership with TERI http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/out-now-hindu-usgbcs-commitment-india-partnership-teri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/out-now-hindu-usgbcs-commitment-india-partnership-teri#comments Media Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:08:02 +0000 4808046 at http://www.usgbc.org Confessions of a USGBC tour guide http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/confessions-usgbc-tour-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/confessions-usgbc-tour-guide#comments LEED Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:03:54 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 4807850 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC's guide to your vacation [Maps] http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-guide-your-vacation-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-guide-your-vacation-maps#comments LEED Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:25:31 +0000 Allison Carr 4807773 at http://www.usgbc.org Why should you care if your home is green? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-should-you-care-if-your-home-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Q&A: Building materials in India http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-building-materials-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/qa-building-materials-india#comments LEED Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:49:45 +0000 Joseph Crea 4806592 at http://www.usgbc.org Video: What is LEED? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-what-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-what-leed#comments LEED Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:13:59 +0000 Ana Leilani Ka'ahanui 4805704 at http://www.usgbc.org Make your nomination for the Best of Building Awards http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/make-your-nomination-best-building-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/make-your-nomination-best-building-awards#comments Community Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:22 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4804357 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing The LEED O+M Starter Kit http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-om-starter-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-om-starter-kit#comments LEED Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:30 +0000 Christopher Davis 4804283 at http://www.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie and Joe: Top 5 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-top-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-top-5#comments LEED Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:40:43 +0000 Joseph Crea 4803872 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Green Associate exam: What to expect at Prometric http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-what-expect-prometric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Rebuilding for resilience: Q&A with Make It Right's Tom Darden http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/rebuilding-resilience-qa-make-it-rights-tom-darden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper July 2014 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-usgbc-wallpaper-july-2014#comments Community Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:42:33 +0000 4800016 at http://www.usgbc.org You’re invited to VERGE Salon: Data Solutions in Cities and Real Estate http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-invited-verge-salon-data-solutions-cities-and-real-estate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org LEED in India Q&A with LEED Fellow Deepa Sathiaram http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-india-qa-leed-fellow-deepa-sathiaram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org International market briefs: Get your green building data from around the world http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-market-briefs-get-your-green-building-data-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time International Market Briefs http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-real-time-international-market-briefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Recycling around the office at USGBC http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/recycling-around-office-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/recycling-around-office-usgbc#comments LEED Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Nora Knox 4796560 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED project certification update: June 2014 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-project-certification-update-june-2014#comments Industry Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:21:08 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4796518 at http://www.usgbc.org Nominate yourself to join the 2015 Board of Directors http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-yourself-join-2015-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-yourself-join-2015-board-directors#comments Community Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:26:15 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4796153 at http://www.usgbc.org Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School: Where “Every Day is Earth Day” http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/eleanor-roosevelt-elementary-school-where-%E2%80%9Cevery-day-earth-day%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org LEED Green Associate exam: The basics http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-associate-exam-basics#comments LEED Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:05:05 +0000 Nora Knox 4796097 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Online now available for LEED India Projects http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-online-now-available-leed-india-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie and Joe http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe-0#comments LEED Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:03:30 +0000 Joseph Crea 4795235 at http://www.usgbc.org TERI and USGBC join forces to promote high performance buildings in India http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/teri-and-usgbc-join-forces-promote-high-performance-buildings-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org New solutions for neighborhoods across the globe http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-solutions-neighborhoods-across-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-solutions-neighborhoods-across-globe#comments LEED Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:14:06 +0000 Emily Loquidis 4791888 at http://www.usgbc.org ‘What If?’ Toward a More Equitable World: Out now in EDC's July issue http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-if-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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-if-toward-more-equitable-world-out-now-edcs-july-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-if-toward-more-equitable-world-out-now-edcs-july-issue#comments Industry Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:47:19 +0000 Susan Kaplan 4790910 at http://www.usgbc.org Locally yours: Improving LEED in East Asia http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/locally-yours-improving-leed-east-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/locally-yours-improving-leed-east-asia#comments LEED Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:03:09 +0000 Mika Kania 4790043 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC releases LEED v4 ACPs for Canada http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-leed-v4-acps-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-leed-v4-acps-canada#comments LEED Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:16:31 +0000 Sean Fish 4789322 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing a LEED Earth Winner: Venezuela http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-leed-earth-winner-venezuela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-leed-earth-winner-venezuela#comments LEED Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:22:51 +0000 Joseph Crea 4789187 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: July 2014 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-july-2014#comments LEED Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:29:22 +0000 4788791 at http://www.usgbc.org Web-based reference guide features new modules http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/web-based-reference-guide-features-new-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/web-based-reference-guide-features-new-modules#comments LEED Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:01:46 +0000 4788342 at http://www.usgbc.org Eleven buildings, 25 million kWh of electricity saved: 2014 EBie Awards http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/eleven-buildings-25-million-kwh-electricity-saved-2014-ebie-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Apply today for a scholarship to attend Greenbuild 2014 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org New report: Building professionals are prioritizing human health http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-building-professionals-are-prioritizing-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Designing for Disaster with USGBC Platinum level member company ASSA ABLOY http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/designing-disaster-usgbc-platinum-level-member-company-assa-abloy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Elephants, LEED and limitless potential http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/elephants-leed-and-limitless-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elephants-leed-and-limitless-potential#comments LEED Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:22:25 +0000 Hannah Wilber 4785019 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC members approve LEED for Homes update http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-approve-leed-homes-update#comments LEED Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:17:20 +0000 Asa Foss 4783630 at http://www.usgbc.org 3 courses that you need to take (June 2014) http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-courses-you-need-take-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Why we exhibit at Greenbuild — the best expo ever http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-exhibit-greenbuild-%E2%80%94-best-expo-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Exploding demand for LEED credentials among employers http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/exploding-demand-leed-credentials-among-employers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/exploding-demand-leed-credentials-among-employers#comments LEED Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:03:28 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4783332 at http://www.usgbc.org Membership 101 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/membership-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/membership-101#comments Community Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:13:10 +0000 Nora Knox 4781567 at http://www.usgbc.org New Greenbuild 2013 Sustainability Report celebrates green achievements http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-greenbuild-2013-sustainability-report-celebrates-green-achievements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org How green is overtaking the commercial property market http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-green-overtaking-commercial-property-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-green-overtaking-commercial-property-market#comments Industry Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:56:28 +0000 Nils Kok 4781551 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Conference and Events Team Earns New Certification for Sustainable Event Management http://www.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://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2014b_1.png?1411767463" /> </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://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-conference-and-events-team-earns-new-certification-sustainable-event-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Nominate a member for USGBC's inaugural Best of Building Awards http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-member-usgbcs-inaugural-best-building-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominate-member-usgbcs-inaugural-best-building-awards#comments Community Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:47:57 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4780016 at http://www.usgbc.org Video: Make It Right rebuilds to LEED Platinum in New Orleans http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-make-it-right-rebuilds-leed-platinum-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Collaborators, not competitors - the case for dual certification in China http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/collaborators-not-competitors-case-dual-certification-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Talking eligibility. What does it take to be a LEED professional? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/talking-eligibility-what-does-it-take-be-leed-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Partnering to advance youth-led community sustainability and green jobs http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-advance-youth-led-community-sustainability-and-green-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org An “Above and Beyond Volunteer” paves the way for change in Texas http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cabove-and-beyond-volunteer%E2%80%9D-paves-way-change-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Join the USGBC Board of Directors in 2015 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-board-directors-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-board-directors-2015#comments Community Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:53:02 +0000 Kehan DeSousa 4773471 at http://www.usgbc.org Free download: New USGBC report plots the growth of green homes http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-download-new-usgbc-report-plots-growth-green-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org New USGBC Report Shows Growth in Demand for Green Homes: 150,000 Now LEED Certified http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-shows-growth-demand-green-homes-150000-now-leed-certified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 registration now open http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-registration-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-registration-now-open#comments Greenbuild Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:51:45 +0000 Kate Hurst 4772545 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What is LEED? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-leed#comments LEED Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:42:38 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4772531 at http://www.usgbc.org Welcome new USGBC members: June 2014 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-june-2014#comments Community Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:58:43 +0000 Nora Knox 4770949 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Certification for World Cup Stadiums http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-certification-world-cup-stadiums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Video: Platinum membership means leadership http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-platinum-membership-means-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-platinum-membership-means-leadership#comments Community Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:09:23 +0000 Nora Knox 4763498 at http://www.usgbc.org Video: Get started with Education @USGBC http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-get-started-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-get-started-education-usgbc#comments LEED Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:54:50 +0000 Josephine Nguyen 4761609 at http://www.usgbc.org Women, Sports and the Environment Symposium in July http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-sports-and-environment-symposium-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-sports-and-environment-symposium-july#comments Industry Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:13:43 +0000 4761377 at http://www.usgbc.org New tools for LEED v4 O+M projects http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-v4-om-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-tools-leed-v4-om-projects#comments LEED Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:01:32 +0000 Megan Sparks 4761268 at http://www.usgbc.org EMSI: 100 LEED Certified Projects and Counting http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/emsi-100-leed-certified-projects-and-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What is indoor environmental quality? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-indoor-environmental-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Thank you, Holland sisters! http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-holland-sisters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thank-you-holland-sisters#comments Initiatives Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:32:09 +0000 Ashley Katz 4757935 at http://www.usgbc.org Tools for bringing green schools to communities everywhere http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/tools-bringing-green-schools-communities-everywhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tools-bringing-green-schools-communities-everywhere#comments Community Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:26:58 +0000 Cindy Zork 4757934 at http://www.usgbc.org Detroit offers builders, developers and dreamers a unique opportunity http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/detroit-offers-builders-developers-and-dreamers-unique-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Greater China becomes the second largest market for LEED outside the U.S. http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/greater-china-becomes-second-largest-market-leed-outside-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org USGBC Releases New Report LEED in Motion: Greater China, Underscoring Regional Expansion of LEED in Greater China http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-new-report-leed-motion-greater-china-underscoring-regional-expansion-leed-gr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Improving materials selection through chemical hazard assessment [DC Event June 16] http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/improving-materials-selection-through-chemical-hazard-assessment-dc-event-june-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Education at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-dwell-design-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-dwell-design-los-angeles#comments Industry Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:29:17 +0000 4751887 at http://www.usgbc.org By nature's design: Forest stewardship in action http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/natures-design-forest-stewardship-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/natures-design-forest-stewardship-action#comments Industry Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:59:58 +0000 Lorraine Alexander 4751710 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces Expanded Support for LEED Green Building Program in India http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-expanded-support-leed-green-building-program-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org What does Prometric have to do with my LEED professional exam? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-prometric-have-do-my-leed-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: Sustainable materials and resources http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-sustainable-materials-and-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Going green with Kimberly-Clark http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-kimberly-clark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-green-kimberly-clark#comments Industry Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:26:09 +0000 4747003 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC+: Detroit is dying, Detroit is rising http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-detroit-dying-detroit-rising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-detroit-dying-detroit-rising#comments Community Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:04:38 +0000 4744962 at http://www.usgbc.org The even bigger LEED Study Guide sale: 70% off http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/even-bigger-leed-study-guide-sale-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org O+M: Initial certification or recertification? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/om-initial-certification-or-recertification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/om-initial-certification-or-recertification#comments LEED Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:14:44 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4744856 at http://www.usgbc.org Canada is No. 1 Country for LEED Outside U.S. According to New Report from U.S. Green Building Council http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/canada-no-1-country-leed-outside-us-according-new-report-us-green-building-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Rick Fedrizzi on President Obama's proposal to reduce carbon dioxide pollution http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/rick-fedrizzi-president-obamas-proposal-reduce-carbon-dioxide-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Composting at USGBC http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/composting-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/composting-usgbc#comments LEED Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:52:38 +0000 Nora Knox 4743286 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Elle Olszewski http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-elle-olszewski" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-elle-olszewski#comments Community Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:47:18 +0000 4742894 at http://www.usgbc.org Webinar: Building and maintaining partnerships in China http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-building-and-maintaining-partnerships-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-building-and-maintaining-partnerships-china#comments Industry Fri, 30 May 2014 21:30:03 +0000 Nora Knox 4740182 at http://www.usgbc.org Sunset date extension for LEED EB 2.0 projects http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/sunset-date-extension-leed-eb-20-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org LEED registration close and sunset dates http://www.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://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/timer.png?1401456909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Updated November 18, 2014</em></p> <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://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates#comments LEED Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:09 +0000 Selina Holmes 4739354 at http://www.usgbc.org Check out our celebration with the Congressional Green Schools Caucus http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/check-out-our-celebration-congressional-green-schools-caucus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Good to know: Minimum program requirements for LEED http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-minimum-program-requirements-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-minimum-program-requirements-leed#comments LEED Thu, 29 May 2014 18:29:06 +0000 4738117 at http://www.usgbc.org I've got a question! Taking a LEED professional exam http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/ive-got-question-taking-leed-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What makes a site sustainable? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-makes-site-sustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Video: You're in good company with USGBC membership http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-youre-good-company-usgbc-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-youre-good-company-usgbc-membership#comments Community Wed, 28 May 2014 14:32:01 +0000 Nora Knox 4735538 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a USGBC Pro Reviewer & get free green building education http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-usgbc-pro-reviewer-get-free-green-building-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org LEED 2009 Study Guides on sale http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-2009-study-guides-now-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-2009-study-guides-now-sale#comments LEED Fri, 23 May 2014 15:25:04 +0000 Nora Knox 4730585 at http://www.usgbc.org You're invited: Leadership @USGBC http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/youre-invited-leadership-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/youre-invited-leadership-usgbc#comments Industry Fri, 23 May 2014 14:23:14 +0000 4730496 at http://www.usgbc.org Why high performance green buildings are the best http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-high-performance-green-buildings-are-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Top 3 courses you need to take this month (May 2014) http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-3-courses-you-need-take-month-may-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: How does water efficiency impact a building? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-how-does-water-efficiency-impact-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org You’re Invited to Dwell on Design in Los Angeles http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-invited-dwell-design-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Launches New Magazine for Member Network http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-new-magazine-member-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org A new magazine worthy of USGBC's transformative members: USGBC+ http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-magazine-worthy-usgbcs-transformative-members-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Making things right is in Tom Darden’s blood http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-dardens-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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-dardens-blood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-dardens-blood#comments LEED Tue, 20 May 2014 14:17:46 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4724087 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council’s Chapter Network to Convene this Week in Detroit http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council%E2%80%99s-chapter-network-convene-week-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Study tips: LEED v4 professional exam http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-tips-leed-v4-professional-exam#comments LEED Thu, 15 May 2014 19:53:38 +0000 Nora Knox 4718754 at http://www.usgbc.org 51 reasons to head to the mall this weekend http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/51-reasons-head-mall-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/51-reasons-head-mall-weekend#comments LEED Thu, 15 May 2014 19:31:27 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4718719 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and Bank of America Announce Call for Applications for 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-call-applications-2014-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Welcome new USGBC members: May 2014 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-may-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-may-2014#comments Community Thu, 15 May 2014 14:50:31 +0000 Nora Knox 4717553 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: Why is energy efficiency important? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-why-energy-efficiency-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org The secret to getting ahead is getting started! http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/secret-getting-ahead-getting-started" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/secret-getting-ahead-getting-started#comments LEED Tue, 13 May 2014 19:12:22 +0000 Ben Cartmell 4713098 at http://www.usgbc.org Majority of LEED Projects in Sweden Pursue the Highest Classes of LEED Certifications According to New Report http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/majority-leed-projects-sweden-pursue-highest-classes-leed-certifications-according-new-repo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org The residential question: Homes, Midrise, or New Construction? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-question-homes-midrise-or-new-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Get involved: LEED, Materials and Health Event Series http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-involved-leed-materials-and-health-event-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org China, green buildings and human health: The time to act is now http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/china-green-buildings-and-human-health-time-act-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org How to match LEED 2009 rating systems to LEED v4 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-match-leed-2009-rating-systems-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org The net-zero energy building challenge: Who will be next? http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/net-zero-energy-building-challenge-who-will-be-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org President Obama doubles down on better buildings http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-doubles-down-better-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/president-obama-doubles-down-better-buildings#comments Industry Fri, 09 May 2014 15:19:54 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4708174 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED and ISO 50001 ACPs: Recognizing leadership in energy management http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-iso-50001-acps-recognizing-leadership-energy-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org My story: Becoming a green professional http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/my-story-becoming-green-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/my-story-becoming-green-professional#comments Community Thu, 08 May 2014 13:59:11 +0000 Farah Ahmad 4706320 at http://www.usgbc.org Join us at the 7th EE Global Forum in Washington, DC http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-7th-ee-global-forum-washington-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-7th-ee-global-forum-washington-dc#comments Industry Wed, 07 May 2014 18:11:47 +0000 4705162 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building 101: What is an integrated process? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-integrated-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-101-what-integrated-process#comments LEED Wed, 07 May 2014 17:09:42 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 4705025 at http://www.usgbc.org Now available: Free translated study guides http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-free-translated-study-guides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-free-translated-study-guides#comments LEED Wed, 07 May 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Nora Knox 4704895 at http://www.usgbc.org CCN saves 2.2 million kWh in fourth year! http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/ccn-saves-22-million-kwh-fourth-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Webinar: Health, wellbeing and productivity in office buildings http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-health-wellbeing-and-productivity-office-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-health-wellbeing-and-productivity-office-buildings#comments Industry Tue, 06 May 2014 19:06:01 +0000 4703609 at http://www.usgbc.org Outstanding projects around the world http://www.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://www.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="https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1399305200-7848-5026/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><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/outstanding-projects-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/outstanding-projects-around-world#comments LEED Mon, 05 May 2014 20:01:05 +0000 Selina Holmes 4701737 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 countries for LEED http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-countries-leed#comments LEED Mon, 05 May 2014 19:45:43 +0000 Selina Holmes 4701706 at http://www.usgbc.org National College Competition Saves 3 Million Pounds of CO2 and 476,000 Gallons of Water http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-college-competition-saves-3-million-pounds-co2-and-476000-gallons-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Mexico's green building boom in photos http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/mexicos-green-building-boom-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mexicos-green-building-boom-photos#comments Industry Mon, 05 May 2014 14:02:07 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4700578 at http://www.usgbc.org Maturing the market one EPD at a time http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/maturing-market-one-epd-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/maturing-market-one-epd-time#comments LEED Fri, 02 May 2014 21:00:43 +0000 Sarah Buffaloe 4698844 at http://www.usgbc.org GSA announces its award-winning green building projects http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/gsa-announces-its-award-winning-green-building-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Good to know: Green building incentive strategies http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-green-building-incentive-strategies-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/good-know-green-building-incentive-strategies-0#comments LEED Fri, 02 May 2014 16:54:47 +0000 4698478 at http://www.usgbc.org India Ranks No. 3 on U.S. Green Building Council List of Top 10 Countries for LEED http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/india-ranks-no-3-us-green-building-council-list-top-10-countries-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Transforming trash into treasure in Tel Aviv http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/transforming-trash-treasure-tel-aviv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/transforming-trash-treasure-tel-aviv#comments Industry Thu, 01 May 2014 20:43:55 +0000 Ashley Katz 4697336 at http://www.usgbc.org Free course: Introduction to LEED v4 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-course-introduction-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-course-introduction-leed-v4#comments LEED Thu, 01 May 2014 20:31:25 +0000 Nora Knox 4697308 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Releases Ranking of Top 10 Countries for LEED Outside the U.S. http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-releases-ranking-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Efficiency bills march out of House committee http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/efficiency-bills-march-out-house-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Arnold Kee http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-arnold-kee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-arnold-kee#comments Community Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:02:00 +0000 4695823 at http://www.usgbc.org Join us on Twitter to chat about USGBC membership http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-twitter-chat-about-usgbc-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org A tree grows in Helsinki http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/tree-grows-helsinki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tree-grows-helsinki#comments LEED Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:10:21 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4691963 at http://www.usgbc.org Knowledge is Power: The 3 things you need to know this week http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/knowledge-power-3-things-you-need-know-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Three featured courses in Education @USGBC http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-featured-courses-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-featured-courses-education-usgbc#comments LEED Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:26:56 +0000 Nora Knox 4688408 at http://www.usgbc.org Join USGBC at ACCO's Climate Strategies Forum http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-accos-climate-strategies-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-accos-climate-strategies-forum#comments Industry Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:53:33 +0000 4687343 at http://www.usgbc.org Blazing the trail for green schools in Louisiana http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/blazing-trail-green-schools-louisiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org State market briefs: Green building data that’s quick, easy and in REAL TIME! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/state-market-briefs-green-building-data-thats-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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/state-market-briefs-green-building-data-thats-quick-easy-and-real-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/state-market-briefs-green-building-data-thats-quick-easy-and-real-time#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:36:47 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 4685624 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time Green Building Data Resource for U.S. States http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-launches-real-time-green-building-data-resource-us-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Congratulations to the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools! http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/congratulations-2014-us-department-education-green-ribbon-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org This Earth Day start with STEM http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-start-stem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Meet the Cool Congregations Challenge winners http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-cool-congregations-challenge-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-cool-congregations-challenge-winners#comments Initiatives Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:10:24 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4683949 at http://www.usgbc.org Earth Day 2014 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-2014#comments Industry Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:44:42 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4681932 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: IPCC says time for climate action, new Guide to Green Colleges http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-ipcc-says-time-climate-action-new-guide-green-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Hear what others have to say about the benefits of USGBC membership http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/hear-what-others-have-say-about-benefits-usgbc-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org 10 schools leading the way in Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges (photos) http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/10-schools-leading-way-princeton-review-guide-green-colleges-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org The little LEED building that could: South Sudan’s first LEED-certified building http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/little-leed-building-could-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-first-leed-certified-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org GRESB: Bringing sustainability to the capital market http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-bringing-sustainability-capital-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gresb-bringing-sustainability-capital-market#comments LEED Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:23:55 +0000 Nils Kok 4673534 at http://www.usgbc.org Welcome new USGBC members: April 2014 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-april-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/welcome-new-usgbc-members-april-2014#comments Community Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:22:25 +0000 Nora Knox 4671369 at http://www.usgbc.org Our 21st year http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-21st-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/our-21st-year#comments LEED Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:09:27 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4669537 at http://www.usgbc.org Know we're back! http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-were-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-were-back#comments LEED Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:40:26 +0000 Joseph Crea 4669371 at http://www.usgbc.org IPCC report: Building sector emissions growing, green buildings can be solution http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/ipcc-report-building-sector-emissions-growing-green-buildings-can-be-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Building a greener New Orleans, first Platinum airport terminal http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-greener-new-orleans-first-platinum-airport-terminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 LEED for Homes Award Winners http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-leed-homes-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Green neighborhoods for all in Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-neighborhoods-all-milwaukee%E2%80%99s-westlawn-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Senior Materials Research Fellows share their Insights http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/senior-materials-research-fellows-share-their-insights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org 3 billion square feet — but who's counting? http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-billion-square-feet-%E2%80%94-whos-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org Share your opinion on the impact of building design on health http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/share-your-opinion-impact-building-design-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/share-your-opinion-impact-building-design-health#comments Industry Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:54:56 +0000 4659146 at http://www.usgbc.org Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org LEED committee self-nominations close on April 10 http://www.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://www.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://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-committee-self-nominations-close-april-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.usgbc.org A call to action: advance sustainability in your community (and get CE hours, too) http://www.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