All articles http://www.usgbc.org/articles/all/RK%3D0/RS%3DTkJ.QkfMfF5zxv5LUEE9Qz9YtZg- en 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/about/leed-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 class="field-items"> <div class="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-knlnl.jpg?1396970288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;re a green building professional. But what other hats do you wear? Are you active in your church? Are you on the board of the local food bank? Do you volunteer with your local PTA?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/call-action-advance-sustainability-your-community-and-get-ce-hours-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/call-action-advance-sustainability-your-community-and-get-ce-hours-too#comments Community Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:45:06 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4657734 at http://www.usgbc.org You’re a LEED Professional: Now what? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-leed-professional-now-what <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article-5.png?1396877646" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>You did it! Congratulations!</h3> <p>You decided to become a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional</a>, you took the exam, and passed!</p> <h3>Now what?</h3> <h4>Earn CE hours to fulfill your credential maintenance</h4> <p>Under the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP), you are required to maintain your credential by fulfilling continuing education requirements every two years.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-leed-professional-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/you%E2%80%99re-leed-professional-now-what#comments LEED Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:32:32 +0000 Nora Knox 4657206 at http://www.usgbc.org National Zero Waste Business Conference: Discount for USGBC community http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-zero-waste-business-conference-discount-usgbc-community <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_netzero.jpg?1396640391" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Learn practical and impactful approaches to &ldquo;Creating Value Through Zero Waste,&rdquo; the focus of the 3rd Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference May 7-8, 2014 and Training Course May 6, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. The USGBC community is invited to use discount code&nbsp;<strong>nzwbc14greenbuilding&nbsp;</strong>to receive&nbsp;20% off conference registration until&nbsp;<strong>April 11th</strong>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-zero-waste-business-conference-discount-usgbc-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-zero-waste-business-conference-discount-usgbc-community#comments Industry Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:38:14 +0000 4655023 at http://www.usgbc.org Tax vote brings good news for green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tax-vote-brings-good-news-green-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="669" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/11821549636_c68a2cfa90_b.jpg?1396623876" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee took an important move in advancing draft legislation that would renew a series of tax breaks that expired at the end of last year. The &ldquo;Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act;&rdquo; passed the committee on a voice vote.</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>The EXPIRE Act includes a number of important elements that will continue to enhance the efficiency of the building industry, particularly to the existing Energy Efficiency Commercial Building Tax Deduction 179(D).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tax-vote-brings-good-news-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/tax-vote-brings-good-news-green-building#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:00:40 +0000 Bryan Howard 4654349 at http://www.usgbc.org International Well Building Institute and Green Building Certification Institute Announce New Collaboration http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-well-building-institute-and-green-building-certification-institute-announce-n <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_18.jpeg?1396561172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><strong><em>Global certification provider for the LEED Green Building Rating System to deliver&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em>third-party certification for the WELL Building Standard</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-well-building-institute-and-green-building-certification-institute-announce-n" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-well-building-institute-and-green-building-certification-institute-announce-n#comments Media Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:37:05 +0000 4653693 at http://www.usgbc.org 2016 Greenbuild Annual Conference & Expo to Take Place in Los Angeles http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2016-greenbuild-annual-conference-expo-take-place-los-angeles <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_17.jpeg?1396560345" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>2016 Greenbuild Annual Conference &amp; Expo to Take Place in Los Angeles</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2016-greenbuild-annual-conference-expo-take-place-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2016-greenbuild-annual-conference-expo-take-place-los-angeles#comments Media Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:23:09 +0000 4653667 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED addenda update: April 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda-2.jpg?1396538880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>April 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available.&nbsp;</p> <p>There are two ways to view the changes:</p> <ul> <li>visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed-interpretations">the database</a>&nbsp;and search by 4/2/2014</li> <li>visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits">credit library</a>&nbsp;and select the "Interpretations&rdquo; tab within each credit</li> </ul> <p><strong>INTERPRETATIONS:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-april-2014#comments LEED Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:26:29 +0000 4652826 at http://www.usgbc.org The Whole-School Sustainability Framework http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whole-school-sustainability-framework <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainability%20graphic-01.jpg?1396474231" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This past Saturday, in her address at the National Green Schools Conference in Sacramento, our fearless leader Rachel Gutter inspired the crowd of green schools supporters to leave the conference as ONE VOICE, ONE MOVEMENT. As she pointed out, this imperative to speak with unity is why we think the Department of Education&rsquo;s Green Ribbon Schools program is so important.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whole-school-sustainability-framework" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whole-school-sustainability-framework#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:29:17 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 4652029 at http://www.usgbc.org New credit substitutions and pilots http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credit-substitutions-and-pilots <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gradient_arrows2.jpg?1396461441" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In January, we published&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project/">an article on credit substitutions</a>. Based on interest, we now have additional substitutions available for LEED for Homes and Multifamily Midrise, as well as a new pilot alternative compliance path for the Materials and Resources credit category:</p> <p><strong>Materials and Resources Pilot Alternative Compliance Path: Pilot ACP 84 (new)</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credit-substitutions-and-pilots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credit-substitutions-and-pilots#comments LEED Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:54:47 +0000 Batya Metalitz 4651653 at http://www.usgbc.org We're here to help http://www.usgbc.org/articles/were-here-help <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/help-article.png?1396459830" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>There have been a lot of changes around here lately.</h3> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe" target="_blank">LEED v4 has launched</a></strong>, a<span>nd it&rsquo;s bolder, more specialized, and designed for a better user experience.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/were-here-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/were-here-help#comments Community Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:29:30 +0000 Nora Knox 4651596 at http://www.usgbc.org Now available: LEED v4 candidate handbooks http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-leed-v4-candidate-handbooks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Apr 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/handbooks.jpg?1396370546" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Starting on June 30, 2014, the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system&nbsp;&mdash; and the candidate handbooks are now available to help you prepare.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-leed-v4-candidate-handbooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-available-leed-v4-candidate-handbooks#comments LEED Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:40:40 +0000 Nora Knox 4650065 at http://www.usgbc.org Sneak peak: Sample questions for the LEED v4 credential exams http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peak-sample-questions-leed-v4-credential-exams <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">31 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article-4.png?1396272034" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the launch of LEED v4, new LEED v4 professional credential exams will be released on June 30, 2014. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the v4 exams, each item will have two test specification attributes: knowledge and task attributes.</p> <h3>Want to know more?</h3> <p>Check out the sample questions below to get a sense for the type of content that will be tested. (Answers are followed by an asterisk).</p> <p><strong>Sample questions from the v4 Green Associate exam</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peak-sample-questions-leed-v4-credential-exams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peak-sample-questions-leed-v4-credential-exams#comments LEED Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:19:24 +0000 Nora Knox 4647923 at http://www.usgbc.org DC to World: We mean green (and it’s code now, too) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dc-world-we-mean-green-and-it%E2%80%99s-code-now-too <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DC_Metrocentric.jpg?1396025262" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good morning, Washington. Today marks the culmination of almost two years of work and thousands of hours of volunteer time to make the District of Columbia, <a href="http://sustainable.dc.gov/"><em>once again</em></a>, a national leader in better, greener buildings.</p> <p>The USGBC-National Capital Region Chapter had <a href="http://www.usgbcncr.org/news/dc-adopts-innovative-new-green-construction-code/">this</a> to say about the DC Green Construction Code: &ldquo;This is a landmark achievement in the history of green buildings.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dc-world-we-mean-green-and-it%E2%80%99s-code-now-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dc-world-we-mean-green-and-it%E2%80%99s-code-now-too#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:46:24 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4645491 at http://www.usgbc.org Freebie Friday: What will your desktop be wearing this season? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-what-will-your-desktop-be-wearing-season <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/WallpaperHeader_1c_v2_5b8_5d.jpg?1396021136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your&nbsp;desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone looking a little... well... tired? We have a remedy! Download our free USGBC device wallpaper, and get ready for a quick pick me up every time you open your screen.</p> <p>And check back often&mdash;we&rsquo;ll be offering new wallpapers and other freebies throughout the year.</p> <p>Any wallpaper designs you&rsquo;d like to see? Let us know in the comments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/FreebieFriday_1680x1050.jpg">1680x1050</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-what-will-your-desktop-be-wearing-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/freebie-friday-what-will-your-desktop-be-wearing-season#comments Community Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:36:05 +0000 Ashley Katz 4645391 at http://www.usgbc.org Healthy buildings and healthy people: The next generation of green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-buildings-and-healthy-people-next-generation-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The 2nd Ring Road in Beijing. Credit: Pedronet via Flickr" alt="The 2nd Ring Road in Beijing. Credit: Pedronet via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Beijing.jpg?1396013556" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Remarks delivered by USGBC COO Mahesh Ramanujam at the Tenth International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building &amp; New Technologies and Products Expo in Beijing on March 28. </em></p> <p>Good afternoon. My name is Mahesh Ramanujam, and I am president of the Green Building Certification Institute and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Green Building Council. It is an honor to be standing here with you at the Tenth International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building &amp; New Technologies and Products Expo.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-buildings-and-healthy-people-next-generation-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-buildings-and-healthy-people-next-generation-green-building#comments Industry Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:35:41 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4645259 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Educating for sustainability, Illinois demonstrates leadership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-educating-sustainability-illinois-demonstrates-leadership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="U.S. Department of Education via Flickr" alt="U.S. Department of Education via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/education.jpg?1396267616" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/03/27/usgbc-students-educated-sustainability">USGBC wants all students schooled on sustainability by 2040</a>, GreenBiz. The <em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li">National Action Plan for Education for Sustainability</a></em> calls for all 50 states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy that includes a graduation requirement around sustainability literacy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-educating-sustainability-illinois-demonstrates-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-educating-sustainability-illinois-demonstrates-leadership#comments Industry Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4647870 at http://www.usgbc.org Partnering with FORTUNE Magazine to showcase green building leadership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-fortune-magazine-showcase-green-building-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_25663522_copy.jpg?1395867056" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're working with <em>FORTUNE Magazine</em> on a special feature to showcase leaders in green building-like you! <em>FORTUNE</em>&nbsp;<em>Magazine</em>, which&nbsp;reaches 3.9+ million business decision makers, is offering USGBC members a&nbsp;rare sponsorship and advertising opportunity. By becoming a part of this special section, your company will receive national visibility and a chance to tell your story in an editorial context.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-fortune-magazine-showcase-green-building-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-fortune-magazine-showcase-green-building-leadership#comments Industry Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:49:23 +0000 4642992 at http://www.usgbc.org Why the White House supports faith and community leaders in addressing the environment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-white-house-supports-faith-and-community-leaders-addressing-environment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Eric Vance" alt="Photo credit: Eric Vance" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ClimateFaith_023.jpg?1395866055" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Faith-based organizations own and operate over 400,000 buildings in the United States and are pillars in the communities they serve. Great potential exists to advance building health and performance while integrating sustainability into people&rsquo;s lives through this sector, and&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/s1dk6uz70tkf4ya/">you can get involved now</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-white-house-supports-faith-and-community-leaders-addressing-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-white-house-supports-faith-and-community-leaders-addressing-environment#comments Community Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:28:12 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4642952 at http://www.usgbc.org Student organizations key to the Illinois CEE experience http://www.usgbc.org/articles/student-organizations-key-illinois-cee-experience <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/577243_497718963617940_788119262_n.jpg?1395859901" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="600" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/417113_439852976071206_980016660_n.jpeg?1395859913" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="675" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1473964_10202880460955414_1486183032_n.jpg?1395859927" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Originally published in the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Magazine, Winter 2014</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/student-organizations-key-illinois-cee-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/student-organizations-key-illinois-cee-experience#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:49:18 +0000 Nishant Makhijani 4642757 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED goes local through recognizing Regional Priorities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-local-through-recognizing-regional-priorities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rp_feature.png?1395768477" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Until recently, if you worked on LEED 2009 projects outside of the U.S., you probably noticed that the Regional Priority (RP) credits were the same everywhere. Over the past year, members of the&nbsp;<a href="http://http/www.usgbc.org/committees/international">LEED International Roundtable</a>&nbsp;have been working hard to change this through identifying RP credits for their countries. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-local-through-recognizing-regional-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-local-through-recognizing-regional-priorities#comments LEED Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:24:56 +0000 Sean Fish 4640793 at http://www.usgbc.org Question: Why educate for sustainability? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/question-why-educate-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_59357936_Medium.jpg?1395764901" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="426" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Jaimie%20Cloud_headshot.jpeg?1395765658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;Because we have to learn how to live well in our places without undermining the ability of our places to sustain us over time. If we are to succeed at doing so, then the knowledge, skills and habits-of-mind we need to do so must be cultivated in our schools.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/question-why-educate-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/question-why-educate-sustainability#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:25:36 +0000 4640661 at http://www.usgbc.org Education, Business and Environmental Leaders Call for Action to Ensure Universal Sustainability Literacy in all U.S. Public Schools by 2040 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_16.jpeg?1395762060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li#comments Media Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:42:21 +0000 Marisa Long 4640586 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Fellow 2014: Application Period Guide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-fellow-2014-application-period-guide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/article_leedfellow_0.png?1395756089" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="265" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Fellow-Diagram.png?1395771288" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>The LEED Fellow designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). </h3> <h3><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/learn-how-become-leed-fellow" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.</h3> <h2><strong>Who should be involved?</strong></h2> <p>During the application phase, the nominee, the nominator, the LEED project admin (or other project team member), and the four endorsers should all upload their own documents.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-fellow-2014-application-period-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-fellow-2014-application-period-guide#comments LEED Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:59:39 +0000 4640370 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing the LEED Innovation Catalog http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-innovation-catalog <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/innovation.png?1395695475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In addition to the LEED credit categories we&rsquo;re all familiar with (Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency&hellip;you know the drill), LEED has always reserved a few points for Innovation &ndash; things that aren&rsquo;t part of the rating system but are right at home in a green building certification program. Over the years we&rsquo;ve seen some really intriguing (and innovative) ideas brought forward by project teams, and these ideas have earned the projects a point in LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-innovation-catalog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-leed-innovation-catalog#comments LEED Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:09:53 +0000 Batya Metalitz 4639691 at http://www.usgbc.org New reporting initiative helps federal agencies continue their green building leadership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-reporting-initiative-helps-federal-agencies-continue-their-green-building-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="666" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6009619375_c645ac4cc2_o.jpg?1395691415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>U.S. federal government agencies were some of the earliest adopters of LEED. Over the years, we have seen the federal government build, retrofit and operate some amazing green buildings. To date, the federal government has certified 1,031 buildings to LEED, and another 3,000-plus projects are in the LEED certification pipeline. But with shrinking budgets and numerous requirements on their plates, these agencies need help to streamline their reporting as much as possible.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-reporting-initiative-helps-federal-agencies-continue-their-green-building-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-reporting-initiative-helps-federal-agencies-continue-their-green-building-leadership#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:01:38 +0000 Melissa Gallagher-Rogers 4639549 at http://www.usgbc.org The down and dirty of the LEED Professional exam http://www.usgbc.org/articles/down-and-dirty-leed-professional-exam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article.png?1395668209" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">LEED Professional</a> exams, for both the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-ga/overview" target="_blank">LEED Green Associate</a> and the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedap" target="_blank">LEED AP with specialty</a>, accurately assess your ability to carry out the responsibilities of </span><span style="font-size: 13px;">an individual supporting LEED certification.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/down-and-dirty-leed-professional-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/down-and-dirty-leed-professional-exam#comments LEED Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:23:36 +0000 Nora Knox 4638437 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Platinum for Oregon Convention Center, wooden skyscrapers? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-platinum-oregon-convention-center-wooden-skyscrapers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Platinum Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" alt="The LEED Platinum Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Credit: Wikimedia Common" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/800px-Oregon_Convention_Center_Dusk_1_%28edit%29.jpg?1395435574" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/03/green-building-oregon-convention-center-raises-its.html?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=green-building-oregon-convention-center-raises-its-profile-portland-business-journal-blog">Green building: Oregon Convention Center raises its profile</a>, <em>Portland Business Journal</em>. It&rsquo;s the third certification for the LEED Platinum Oregon Convention Center, which also earned LEED Silver in 2008 and LEED Certified in 2004.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-platinum-oregon-convention-center-wooden-skyscrapers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-platinum-oregon-convention-center-wooden-skyscrapers#comments Industry Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:17:17 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4636679 at http://www.usgbc.org Happy first day of spring — Bring on the daylighting http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-first-day-spring-%E2%80%94-bring-daylighting <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/daylight-article.png?1395342679" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ah spring &mdash; a time of longer days, warming temperatures and budding flora. And it all officially starts today, regardless of <a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-names-2013-2014-20131001" target="_blank">Pax, Titan, or Wiley</a> telling us otherwise...</p> <p>Have you ever noticed that you feel better on sunny days? It&rsquo;s not all in your head. Trust me.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-first-day-spring-%E2%80%94-bring-daylighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/happy-first-day-spring-%E2%80%94-bring-daylighting#comments LEED Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:10:17 +0000 Selina Holmes 4635211 at http://www.usgbc.org Webinar: "Strategies for success" in China http://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-strategies-success-china <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/chinese-market_0.jpg?1395336530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Selling American Energy Efficiency Products &amp; Services in China</em></p> <p>In this webinar series experts will provide a step-by-step introduction to China&rsquo;s energy efficiency (EE) market segments and appropriate business development strategies for American firms.</p> <p>Learn from the on-the-ground, expert perspectives in this integrated and targeted series designed to prepare you for China&rsquo;s market.</p> <p><strong>Webinar sessions</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-strategies-success-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/webinar-strategies-success-china#comments Industry Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:27:22 +0000 Arnold Kee 4634446 at http://www.usgbc.org Submissions due today for the 2014 EBie Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submissions-due-today-2014-ebie-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_ebie-1.jpg?1395257301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span>Now in its third year,&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.ebies.org/Index" target="_blank">The EBie Awards</a>&nbsp;</strong>are a national juried competition created by <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/chapters/urban-green-council" target="_blank">Urban Green Council</a>, USGBC New York, to celebrate measurable performance improvements in Existing Buildings (therefore the EBies) and the people who make them happen. The EBies are a great way to showcase great retrofit projects in all kinds of buildings across the country. </span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submissions-due-today-2014-ebie-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/submissions-due-today-2014-ebie-awards#comments Community Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:27:15 +0000 4632008 at http://www.usgbc.org Certification matters, same-cost LEED buildings, city market briefs http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certification-matters-same-cost-leed-buildings-city-market-briefs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic-2.jpg?1395257140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To build upon Joe&rsquo;s &ldquo;known unknowns&rdquo; and &ldquo;unknown unknowns&rdquo; from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe">last week</a>, one &ldquo;known known&rdquo; is that third-party verification and certification matters:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certification-matters-same-cost-leed-buildings-city-market-briefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certification-matters-same-cost-leed-buildings-city-market-briefs#comments Industry Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:24:34 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4632000 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED, materials and health: Discussions at Berkeley http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-materials-and-health-discussions-berkeley <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB13_HealthSummit-1.jpg?1395254417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-art-videos"> <div class="field-label">Videos:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-1" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105548?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-2" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105549?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-3" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105550?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-4" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/89105547?fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&autoplay=0" width="853" height="505"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>What happens when you gather 76 passionate and informed professionals in a room to discuss challenges and opportunities at the intersection of </span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/leed-materials-health"><span>health, materials, and the built environment</span></a><span>? <strong>Progress.</strong></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-materials-and-health-discussions-berkeley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-materials-and-health-discussions-berkeley#comments LEED Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:38:52 +0000 David Marcus 4631889 at http://www.usgbc.org Your LEED Professional exam is this month. Are you ready? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-professional-exam-month-are-you-ready <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credential-article3.png?1395236663" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've spent the last few months preparing for your LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with specialty exam. Here's what you should know to make sure your exam day goes as planned.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-professional-exam-month-are-you-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/your-leed-professional-exam-month-are-you-ready#comments LEED Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:43:14 +0000 Nora Knox 4631420 at http://www.usgbc.org Upcoming webinar: Can Cellular Based Metrics Improve Commute Assessments? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-webinar-can-cellular-based-metrics-improve-commute-assessments <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/webinar-metrics.png?1395169175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join USGBC and StreetLight Data for a webinar to learn more about whether cellular based metrics can improve commute assessments.</p> <p>2:00&ndash;3:00 pm EDT<br />Thursday, March 27, 2014<br /><br><a href="http://www.streetlightdata.com/march27-webinar-usgbc-streetlightdata/" class="button" margin="left-auto" width="20px">RSVP</a></p> <p>Travel behavior associated with commercial office buildings has far-reaching environmental, health and business impacts.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-webinar-can-cellular-based-metrics-improve-commute-assessments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upcoming-webinar-can-cellular-based-metrics-improve-commute-assessments#comments Industry Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:58:26 +0000 Sean McMahon 4630267 at http://www.usgbc.org Who's counting? Center for Green Schools 2013 metrics http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-counting-center-green-schools-2013-metrics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/CFGS-Year-End-Report-2013_FINAL-2-1.jpg?1395155946" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2013, the Center for Green Schools reached further, leveraged greater and invested more than we ever have. How do we know? We are maniacal about tracking our work &ndash; whether it be the number of people we engage, the number of resources we distribute or the way people talk about our work in the media, their social networks or in surveys.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-counting-center-green-schools-2013-metrics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/whos-counting-center-green-schools-2013-metrics#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:17:14 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 4628292 at http://www.usgbc.org Celebrating green buildings on the Emerald Isle http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-green-buildings-emerald-isle <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Ireland.jpg?1395079265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To celebrate St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day, we&rsquo;re taking a look at some of the LEED green buildings in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Collectively, the two states have seven LEED-certified projects representing 1.1 million square feet, with another 32 projects representing 2.8 million square feet in the pipeline for certification.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-green-buildings-emerald-isle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-green-buildings-emerald-isle#comments Industry Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:13:19 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4626966 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-2015-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_15.jpeg?1395078615" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; March 17, 2014 &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Heather Joy Rosenberg, an independent sustainability consultant, as its 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. In this role, she will provide thought leadership on issues of social equity and the built environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-2015-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-2015-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow#comments Media Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:52:22 +0000 Marisa Long 4626927 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and Harvard present "Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership" http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-present-executive-education-sustainability-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sustainability-article.png?1395071424" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>At the U.S. Green Building Council, we are leading a global effort to create more sustainable world, and our impact extends well beyond buildings. We&rsquo;re about protecting the environment and working to build better and stronger communities. </span></p> <p>Which is why I&rsquo;m thrilled to introduce a new partnership between USGBC and the Harvard School of Public Health: The Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-present-executive-education-sustainability-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-harvard-present-executive-education-sustainability-leadership#comments Industry Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:48:16 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4626692 at http://www.usgbc.org Around the world in 80 market briefs http://www.usgbc.org/articles/around-world-80-market-briefs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/world_briefs.jpg?1395065064" /> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Green Building Leadership across the World&rsquo;s Megacities</h3> <p><em>To accommodate the expected increase in urban population of 2 billion people before 2030, will require the equivalent of 200 new cities the size of Paris.<strong><a href="#_ftn1">[1]</a></strong></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/around-world-80-market-briefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/around-world-80-market-briefs#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:02:27 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4626523 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: South America's 1st LEED auto plant http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-south-americas-1st-leed-auto-plant <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Joinville, Brazil, home to GM&#039;s new LEED Gold plant. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" alt="Joinville, Brazil, home to GM&#039;s new LEED Gold plant. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Joinville.jpg?1394833175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.hybridcars.com/gm-has-first-leed-certified-plant-in-south-america/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=gm-has-first-leed-certified-plant-in-south-america-hybrid-cars-news">GM Has First LEED Certified Plant In South America</a>, Hybrid Cars News. The Joinville, Brazil, plant is General Motors&rsquo; sixth LEED-certified facility.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-south-americas-1st-leed-auto-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-south-americas-1st-leed-auto-plant#comments Industry Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:43:47 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4624368 at http://www.usgbc.org Guide: USGBC San Diego brings sustainability to non-profits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-usgbc-san-diego-brings-sustainability-non-profits <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Green_Assistance_Program.jpg?1394656483" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for a new way to bring green building education to your community? The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/usgbc-san-diego-chapter">USGBC San Diego Chapter&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;Green Assistance Program is bringing sustainable design strategies to non-profits in Balboa Park, allowing the organizations to turn building energy and cost savings into new funding streams for community-focused programs.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-usgbc-san-diego-brings-sustainability-non-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/guide-usgbc-san-diego-brings-sustainability-non-profits#comments Community Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:26:45 +0000 Renee Daigneault 4621546 at http://www.usgbc.org Now recruiting volunteer national chairs to support Community Green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-recruiting-volunteer-national-chairs-support-community-green <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Communitygreenblog.jpg?1394651457" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is proud to announce the expansion of Community Green, thanks to the continued and generous support of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Launched in 2012, <a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/communitygreen.aspx">Community Green</a>&nbsp;partners with community colleges to prepare for careers in sustainability and green building. Community Green is supported by a network of volunteer national chairs, located regionally across the U.S., who work with colleges to implement program benefits and deepen engagement with USGBC.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-recruiting-volunteer-national-chairs-support-community-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/now-recruiting-volunteer-national-chairs-support-community-green#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:11:23 +0000 Joshua Lasky 4621410 at http://www.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie & Joe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic-1.jpg?1394630998" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Time to know some of the green building and LEED <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiPe1OiKQuk">“known knowns!”</a></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-joe#comments Industry Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:26:36 +0000 Joseph Crea 4620854 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a LEED committee member! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_60351645-1.jpg?1394479263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you considered volunteering with LEED?</p> <p>LEED committee volunteers play a critical role in developing and maintaining the LEED rating system. The U.S. Green Building Council is holding an open call for self-nominations of qualified applicants to serve as members of LEED committees and working groups. The following groups are seeking new members:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member#comments LEED Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:22:52 +0000 Christopher Law 4618218 at http://www.usgbc.org Trust but verify: Why LEED certification matters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trust-verify-why-leed-certification-matters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="Image Courtesy of Jones Lang Lasalle" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_91783886-1.jpg?1394477509" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know there&rsquo;s no such thing as a free lunch, and that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.<span> </span>Simply put, trust must be earned.</p> <p>This is where third-party certification comes in. It holds businesses accountable for what they say is true, and it signals to consumers that the product meets certain standards so that they can make educated decisions about what to buy. Third-party seals of approval can communicate other things as well, such as the values of the company or the class of the product.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trust-verify-why-leed-certification-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trust-verify-why-leed-certification-matters#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:53:20 +0000 Fleming Roberts 4618161 at http://www.usgbc.org Interested in becoming a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP? What you need to know http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/credetial-article2.png?1394464858" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You've made up your mind. You're ready to step up your game and become a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials" target="_blank">LEED professional</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Here's what you need to know about the application:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interested-becoming-leed-green-associate-or-leed-ap-what-you-need-know#comments LEED Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:25:10 +0000 Nora Knox 4617738 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Recertification is critical component, CaGBC pushing progress http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-recertification-critical-component-cagbc-pushing-progress <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the first LEED-certified existing building" alt="The National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, D.C." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NGS.jpg?1394234540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips, but also be sure to check out our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-news-exposing-%E2%80%98environmental-policy-alliance%E2%80%99">other green building news post</a> from today that reveals the truth behind the &ldquo;Environmental Policy Alliance,&rdquo; an astroturf front group that&rsquo;s been attacking LEED.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-recertification-critical-component-cagbc-pushing-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-recertification-critical-component-cagbc-pushing-progress#comments Industry Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:23:53 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4615391 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC in the news: Exposing the ‘Environmental Policy Alliance’ http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-news-exposing-%E2%80%98environmental-policy-alliance%E2%80%99 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_34142717.jpg?1394219744" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don&rsquo;t be fooled, the Environmental Policy Alliance isn&rsquo;t the &ldquo;EPA&rdquo; you might think. The group behind recent attacks on LEED is run by the notorious Washington, D.C., lobbyist Richard Berman, who works on behalf of special interests under the guise of policy and research institutes.</p> <p>Check out what <em>Architect</em>, <em>The Huffington Post</em> and TreeHugger have to say about the Environmental Policy Alliance:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-news-exposing-%E2%80%98environmental-policy-alliance%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-news-exposing-%E2%80%98environmental-policy-alliance%E2%80%99#comments Industry Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:18:02 +0000 4614989 at http://www.usgbc.org Coming soon: Translation aids for LEED credential exams http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-soon-translation-aids-leed-credential-exams <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/translation.png?1394212992" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED&rsquo;s impact resonates on a global stage, and its adopters, advocates and practitioners are growing more diverse every day. </p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">There are LEED projects and LEED professionals in nearly 200 countries. To serve this demand, GBCI has translated several study resources and exams for the LEED professional credentials into Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and French. </span></p> <p><strong>Exam translation aid availability</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-soon-translation-aids-leed-credential-exams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coming-soon-translation-aids-leed-credential-exams#comments LEED Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:19:09 +0000 Nora Knox 4614751 at http://www.usgbc.org H.R. 2126: The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hr-2126-energy-efficiency-improvement-act <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/8331732961_bea3aafb1f_b.jpg?1394208150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the House of Representatives took a major step in advancing building efficiency legislation with the passage of H.R. 2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act. This bipartisan bill cleared the House on a vote of 375-36.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hr-2126-energy-efficiency-improvement-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hr-2126-energy-efficiency-improvement-act#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:10:43 +0000 Bryan Howard 4614595 at http://www.usgbc.org GBIG Fundamentals: Project Transparency, Market Context, and Timelines http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbig-fundamentals-project-transparency-market-context-and-timelines <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig_insights_2_0.png?1394201451" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This is the first in a series of blog posts detailing features of the Green Building Information Gateway. Subsequent blog posts will dive deeper into specific applications to help users get the most out of their experience with GBIG.org.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbig-fundamentals-project-transparency-market-context-and-timelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbig-fundamentals-project-transparency-market-context-and-timelines#comments LEED Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:11:18 +0000 Mira Panek 4614466 at http://www.usgbc.org A new mantra: LEED ON http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDON-2.jpg?1394142814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Alison.jpg?1394142843" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rebecca.jpg?1394142860" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/beth.jpg?1394142868" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/george.jpg?1394142874" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="783" height="1044" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/AL_0.jpg?1394142882" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Beginning this month, you&rsquo;ll notice leaders from across the building industry peering out from magazine pages, newspapers, usgbc.org and around the web in our new ad series. Their message?</p> <h2><strong>LEED ON.</strong></h2> <p><span>What does it mean? Well, pardon our redundancy, but it&rsquo;s about <em>lead</em>ership!</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-mantra-leed#comments LEED Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:55:18 +0000 Taryn Holowka 4613763 at http://www.usgbc.org Looking back: National Leadership Speaker Series on resiliency in 21st century http://www.usgbc.org/articles/looking-back-national-leadership-speaker-series-resiliency-21st-century <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Press_Club_Welcome_Sign_v1.jpg?1394049249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3008" height="2000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0640.JPG?1394209979" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3888" height="2592" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_4449.JPG?1394209831" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3008" height="2000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0301.JPG?1394204838" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3008" height="2000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0415.JPG?1394202644" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is working with policymakers to advance sound resiliency programs and policies so communities can better implement strategies to prevent and mitigate disasters to the extent possible, implement plans for the inevitable events to come, and provide the appropriate tools and resources to rebound smarter, greener and better.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/looking-back-national-leadership-speaker-series-resiliency-21st-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/looking-back-national-leadership-speaker-series-resiliency-21st-century#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:52:26 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4611934 at http://www.usgbc.org Picking up the PACE in Iowa http://www.usgbc.org/articles/picking-pace-iowa <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="651" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_3_.JPG?1394046082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>How do you stay warm in the cold Iowa winter? Pick up the PACE &mdash; Property Assessed Clean Energy that is! </strong></p> <p>That is just what the <a href="http://www.usgbciowa.org/" target="_blank">USGBC Iowa Chapter</a> is doing, leading the charge on PACE as its main advocacy effort.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/picking-pace-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/picking-pace-iowa#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:07:37 +0000 Christina Kuo 4611828 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a LEED Fellow in 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Fellows_article.png?1394029981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you interested in becoming a LEED Fellow? Your time is now.</p> <p>The U.S. Green Building Council call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2014 class of LEED Fellows.</p> <p>What does it take to be a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-fellow" target="_blank">LEED Fellow</a>?&nbsp;</p> <p>Nominees must have:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-fellow-2014#comments LEED Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:33:49 +0000 Nicholas Firmand 4609152 at http://www.usgbc.org Join us at the 2014 Building Energy Summit http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-2014-building-energy-summit <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature-01.jpg?1393971107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud to be an education partner with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.buildingenergysummit.com" target="_blank">2014 Building Energy Summit</a>. This year's event will&nbsp;be held <strong>April 1, 2014</strong> in Washington, DC. The Summit brings together building owners, energy experts, and technology pioneers to address the challenges and opportunities surrounding the need for more energy efficient buildings.</p> <p>Join us for the 2014 Building Energy Summit and be a part of the revolution that is permanently changing the way we manage and operate buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-2014-building-energy-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-us-2014-building-energy-summit#comments Industry Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:10:33 +0000 4608484 at http://www.usgbc.org In the Know with Maggie and Joe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic_0.jpg?1393874448" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Joe and I will be bringing you the top global green building highlights from each week. Sign up to ensure you&rsquo;re &ldquo;in the know!&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/know-maggie-and-joe#comments Industry Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:17:11 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4606660 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC’s Senior Materials Research Fellows http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HiRes.jpg?1393873655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the LEED, Materials, and Health Initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council has engaged a team of scientific experts to conduct synthetic research and advise USGBC staff on the health-related aspects of building materials. These six Senior Materials Research Fellows are advancing the technical dialog on issues related to materials science, toxicology, green chemistry, risk assessment, and information technology through publishing and convening events.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-senior-materials-research-fellows#comments LEED Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:04:10 +0000 Ashley White 4606629 at http://www.usgbc.org 5 things to know about Education @USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-things-know-about-education-usgbc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Mar 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Q_A.png?1393864745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're looking to grow your green building knowledge Education @USGBC is how to do it.</p> <p>Want to know more? Here are our top five FAQs.&nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3>What is Education @USGBC?</h3> <p><strong>ANSWER:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-things-know-about-education-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-things-know-about-education-usgbc#comments LEED Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:35:39 +0000 Melanie Share 4606325 at http://www.usgbc.org Coordinated Resiliency http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coordinated-resiliency <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="660" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo-2.JPG?1393861723" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>A lot of firsthand accounts have already been written about the snowstorm that brought Atlanta to a standstill at the end of January. So I won&rsquo;t go into detail about the amount of time we spent in our hotel lobby commiserating with other stranded travelers. Our experience was a mild inconvenience compared to the horror stories that have come out (although the banner image is an actual photo of the line that we stood in at the grocery store &mdash; the only open food option).</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coordinated-resiliency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/coordinated-resiliency#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:56:07 +0000 Christina Kuo 4606221 at http://www.usgbc.org Vertical gardens growing tall in crowded, urban schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vertical-gardens-growing-tall-crowded-urban-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/FlowerMart2013_selling%20herbs.JPG?1393539139" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As volunteers and teachers around the world gear up for Green Apple Day of Service 2014 next September, Riyaz Gayasaddin and Mike Rennard are working with students in Baltimore City Public Schools to research, plan, plant, harvest and&mdash;of course&mdash;eat vegetables in indoor vertical gardens in their classrooms. Our friends at Teach for America first told us about Gayasaddin, who is one of their teacher trainers, and Rennard, who is a teacher at Green Street Academy.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vertical-gardens-growing-tall-crowded-urban-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vertical-gardens-growing-tall-crowded-urban-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:13:14 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 4598230 at http://www.usgbc.org Part 2: A green building explosion (2003-2009) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/part-2-green-building-explosion-2003-2009 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/StoryLEED-02.png?1393515680" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To celebrate the release of our list of the </em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building"><em>Top 10 States For LEED</em></a><em>, we&rsquo;re posting our narrative of the history of LEED&rsquo;s development, originally released at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in November 2013, in three parts on USGBC.org.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/part-2-green-building-explosion-2003-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/part-2-green-building-explosion-2003-2009#comments LEED Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:42:22 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4597535 at http://www.usgbc.org Top Research: High performance building benefits and investment costs http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-research-high-performance-building-benefits-and-investment-costs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig_insights_2.png?1393363300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most common questions posed by real estate professionals is, &ldquo;What are the benefits of pursuing a LEED rating, and what are the marginal investment requirements necessary to attain these benefits?&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-research-high-performance-building-benefits-and-investment-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-research-high-performance-building-benefits-and-investment-costs#comments LEED Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:03:37 +0000 Dan Winters 4593574 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Top 10 States for LEED makes major headlines http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-top-10-states-leed-makes-major-headlines <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Chicago, which helped Illinois reach No. 1 on the list of the Top 10 States for LEED. Credit: Jamie in Bytown via Flickr" alt="Chicago, which helped Illinois reach No. 1 on the list of the Top 10 States for " src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Chicago.jpg?1393024532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The announcement of our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013">Top 10 States for LEED</a> drew media attention far and wide this week, including:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-top-10-states-leed-makes-major-headlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-top-10-states-leed-makes-major-headlines#comments Industry Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:17:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4589715 at http://www.usgbc.org A new economy, a new LEED building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-economy-new-leed-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="424" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADRIS_daylight_view.png?1393018706" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="942" height="732" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADRIS_interieur_01.jpg?1393018720" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="942" height="732" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADRIS_interieur_02.jpg?1393018731" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2400" height="1800" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/01_6.jpg?1393018747" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2168" height="1565" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/02_0.jpg?1393018747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: From Burundi to Honduras, South Sudan to Ukraine&mdash;LEED certified buildings are quickly propagating in all corners of the globe. Since June 2013, USGBC&rsquo;s LEED Earth campaign has facilitated the uptake of green buildings in 15 countries in which LEED was previously absent&mdash;Bahamas, Bahrain, Burundi, Croatia, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Serbia, South Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine and Venezuela. The interesting stories of these pioneer projects will be shared on the USGBC blog as well as through profiles on GBIG.&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-economy-new-leed-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-economy-new-leed-building#comments LEED Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:36:18 +0000 Joseph Crea 4589546 at http://www.usgbc.org The residential project's guide to the new LEED Online http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-projects-guide-new-leed-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LO_guide_res.png?1393002743" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>If your project is using LEED for Homes (2008), Midrise Pilot (2010), Homes (v4), or Multifamily Midrise (v4), here's how to use the new <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leedonline" target="_blank">LEED Online</a> to register and certify your projects.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-projects-guide-new-leed-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/residential-projects-guide-new-leed-online#comments LEED Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:12:51 +0000 4588830 at http://www.usgbc.org Why today’s best is the jumping off point for tomorrow’s goals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-today%E2%80%99s-best-jumping-point-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-goals <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user johnthescone" alt="Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user johnthescone" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/363334300_48f3c30f66_b.jpg?1392996827" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve got the Olympics on my mind. In addition to indulging in the theatre of the absurd that the live tweets about &ldquo;<a href="http://www.upi.com/blog/2014/02/06/Reporters-dangerous-face-water-tweet-from-Sochi-hotel-makes-her-a-viral-sensation/5211391704804/">dangerous face water</a>&rdquo; in Sochi afford, I&rsquo;ve been having fun getting ready to watch a few world records fall.<span>&nbsp; </span>Watching world records fall, even in sports I know very little about, is fascinating to me.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-today%E2%80%99s-best-jumping-point-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-today%E2%80%99s-best-jumping-point-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-goals#comments LEED Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:35:23 +0000 Brendan Owens 4588894 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Sean Fish http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-sean-fish <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MeetUSGBC_SeanFish.jpg?1392993567" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>Sean Fish, Associate, LEED</h2> <h4>Your hometown</h4> <p>Potomac, Maryland</p> <h4>How long have you been at USGBC?</h4> <p>3 years</p> <h4>How do you get to work?</h4> <p>I ride my bike!</p> <h4>What's your typical day like?</h4> <p>Each day brings new and exciting challenges as I get to work on helping to improve LEED globally. Recently I've been thinking a lot about how to make LEED more accessible for projects using natural ventilation strategies. But no two days are exactly the same.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-sean-fish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-sean-fish#comments Community Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:40:59 +0000 4588836 at http://www.usgbc.org From a simple idea to a several-hundred-billion-dollar industry http://www.usgbc.org/articles/simple-idea-several-hundred-billion-dollar-industry <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/StoryLEED-01.png?1392920777" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To celebrate the release of our list of the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building">Top 10 States For LEED</a>, we&rsquo;re posting our narrative of the history of LEED&rsquo;s development, originally released at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in November 2013, in three parts on USGBC.org. </em></p> <p><strong>Part 1: From a Simple Idea to a Several-Hundred-Billion-Dollar Industry</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/simple-idea-several-hundred-billion-dollar-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/simple-idea-several-hundred-billion-dollar-industry#comments LEED Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:50:36 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4587753 at http://www.usgbc.org Video: Kimberly-Clark Professional's LEED Platinum plaque ceremony http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-kimberly-clark-professionals-leed-platinum-plaque-ceremony <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/KCP-LEED-Platinum-14.jpg?1392837793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="600" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/KC_04.jpeg?1392837803" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="600" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/KC_05.jpeg?1392837814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you've heard of Kleenex, you're familiar with <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/kimberly-clark-corporation" target="_blank">Kimberly-Clark: the Platinum-level USGBC member company</a> behind many mainstream personal care products, from Huggies to Cottonelle. Kimberly-Clark Professional focuses on products for exceptional workplaces, including their own.</p> <p>Recently, we celebrated their achievement of LEED Platinum for their Building 100 office, an existing building here in Roswell, Georgia.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-kimberly-clark-professionals-leed-platinum-plaque-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-kimberly-clark-professionals-leed-platinum-plaque-ceremony#comments LEED Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:26:16 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4584140 at http://www.usgbc.org Road trip across the Top 10 States for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/road-trip-across-top-10-states-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TOP10_Roadtrip.jpg?1392822000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A lot can happen in a day &mdash;&nbsp;let alone 365 of them. And in the case of green building that took place in the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building" target="_blank">Top 10 States for LEED</a>, those 365 days brought us certifications for 1,777 commercial and institutional projects representing 226.8 million square feet of real estate.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/road-trip-across-top-10-states-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/road-trip-across-top-10-states-leed#comments LEED Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:19:26 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4583777 at http://www.usgbc.org Infographic: Top 10 States for LEED in 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top10_2013_1.jpg?1392729207" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Check out the states that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation!</p> <p>The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2013. </p> </p> <p><img src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top10States-2013_v5.png" /></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-10-states-leed-2013#comments LEED Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:15:14 +0000 4582173 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_14.jpeg?1392726064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1440" height="1581" title="300 North LaSalle in Chicago, LEED Platinum. Credit: Peter Aaron" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/300%20North%20LaSalle%20Signature%20Photo.jpg?1392726270" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2808" height="1305" title="Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, LEED Gold. Credit: David Seide" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Daytime%20exterior_high%20res2.jpg?1392726739" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3600" height="2700" title="NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Alan Karchmer" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NOAA%20CWCP.jpg?1392726797" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1050" height="698" title="Skanska office in Rockville, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Skanska USA" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0010.JPG?1392726867" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3600" height="2400" title="1776 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, Va., LEED Platinum. © RTKL.com/David Whitcomb" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_TTS6800.jpg?1392727077" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4031" height="2304" title="Robinson &amp; Merhige U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, Va., LEED Silver. Credit: US General Services Administration, MidAtlantic Region" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RichmondPaperweight.jpg?1392727137" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4672" height="3104" title="Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, LEED Platinum. Credit: Helen Hill" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/mghpcc-exterior.jpg?1392727199" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4016" height="6016" title="Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan, LEED Silver. Credit: Timothy Schenck" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TMarshall_Ext01.jpg?1392727302" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="1000" title="DPR Construction Newport Beach, Calif., office, LEED Gold. Credit: Victor Muschetto Photography" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DPR_Newport_Beach_Victor%20Muschetto%20Photography.jpg?1392727384" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4146" height="2400" title="Lands End Lookout in San Fancisco, LEED Platinum. Credit: Michael David Rose" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/17_landsend_Michael%20David%20Rose.jpg?1392727584" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="959" title="SFJAZZ Center in San Fancisco, LEED Gold. Credit: Henrik Kam" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SFJAZZ%20Center%20Exterior%20photo%20Henrik%20Kam.jpg.jpeg?1392727629" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="467" title="UC Santa Barbara Ocean Science Education Building, LEED Gold. Credit: Tony Mastres, UC Santa Barbara" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OSEB_108.jpg?1392727695" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" title="Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Ore., LEED Platinum. ©Nic Lehoux " alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EdithGreenWendellWyatt.jpg?1392727778" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="598" title="New Sandy High School in Sandy, Ore., LEED Gold. Credit: Josh Partee" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SaHS%2003-N-elev-sunrise-wide.jpg?1392830686" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2545" height="1430" title="Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, N.C., LEED Gold. Credit: Mother Earth Brewing" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Brewery%20Buliding%20Exterior%20G%20and%20G.jpg?1392727843" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="952" height="1428" title="Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, N.C., LEED Platinum. © 2014 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Used with permission." alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DEC%20Sept%202010.jpg?1392727871" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="998" title="Facebook Forest City Datacenter in Forest City, N.C., LEED Gold. Credit: Facebook" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Facebook_Forest_City.jpg?1392727982" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="6144" height="4096" title="Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins, Colo., LEED Platinum. Credit: James Ray Spahn" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Discovery29_front%20entry.jpg?1392728041" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2000" height="1295" title="Wayne Aspinall Federal Office Building in Grand Junction, Colo., LEED Platinum. Credit: Kevin Reeves" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GO_GSA-WayneAspinall_Ext_06.jpg.jpeg?1392728101" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4857" height="3152" title="Aulani, A Disney Resort &amp; Spa in Kapolei, Hawaii, LEED Silver. Credit: Aulani, A Disney Resort &amp; Spa - ©Disney" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Aulani%20Resort%20Photo.jpg?1392728182" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5100" height="3400" title="Hickam Air Force Base F-22 repair facility hangar in Hawaii, LEED Gold. ©Douglas Peebles Photography" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_T1A8551.jpg?1392728426" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1800" height="1200" title="American Academy of Neurology Headquarters in Minneapolis, LEED Certified. Credit: American Academy of Neurology/ESG Architects/George Heinrich" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/American_Academy_Neurology_Ext-08.jpg?1392728500" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1800" height="1188" title="Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield, Minn., LEED Gold. Credit: Lara Swimmer" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LS20111017_WeitzCtrCreativ_001.jpg?1392728566" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2957" height="3960" title="Fifty South Sixth in Minneapolis, LEED Gold. Credit: Hines" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/50%20South%20Six%20Sig%20Shot.jpg?1392728682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Illinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia tops list </em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building#comments Media Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:07:10 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4582166 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet international Green Raters Emre and Berkay from Turkey http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-international-green-raters-emre-and-berkay-turkey <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenrater_turkey.jpg?1392313772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="324" height="349" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EMRE_ILICALI.png?1392313781" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="577" height="697" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Berkay_Somali.PNG?1392313796" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Is the insulation in your home installed correctly to save on energy bills?&nbsp;Does your home have a properly functioning ventilation system to improve indoor air quality?&nbsp;Is your HVAC equipment sized to ensure the comfort of your family?</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-international-green-raters-emre-and-berkay-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-international-green-raters-emre-and-berkay-turkey#comments LEED Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:58:03 +0000 Mika Kania 4572342 at http://www.usgbc.org Chevrolet ‘credits’ schools for clean energy leadership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-%E2%80%98credits%E2%80%99-schools-clean-energy-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons user Fields of View" alt="Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons user Fields of ViewCourtesy Flickr Creative Com" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6806494361_825f9d5eba_b.jpg?1392243151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Colleges and universities across the United States are pledging to <a href="http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/about/mission-history">reduce their carbon emissions</a><span>.</span> There&rsquo;s a clean energy revolution happening in communities across the country and a lot of ingenuity and commitment behind it.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-%E2%80%98credits%E2%80%99-schools-clean-energy-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-%E2%80%98credits%E2%80%99-schools-clean-energy-leadership#comments LEED Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:56:57 +0000 4571476 at http://www.usgbc.org Chevrolet funds campuses to “do more good” http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-funds-campuses-%E2%80%9Cdo-more-good%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user poeloq" alt="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user poeloq" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/259169852_8676ee09eb_b.jpg?1392242732" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Colleges and universities can now use support from Chevrolet to enhance the energy performance of individual or multiple buildings on a campus as they strive toward delivering superior LEED building performance.<span>&nbsp; </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-funds-campuses-%E2%80%9Cdo-more-good%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chevrolet-funds-campuses-%E2%80%9Cdo-more-good%E2%80%9D#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:52:05 +0000 Robert Koester 4571468 at http://www.usgbc.org Everyone has a plan--until they get punched in the face http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iestap.jpg?1392066057" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; min-height: 15px;">Those are the words of former heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson. I think Mike could have been reflecting on how planning gets you half way there, but it&rsquo;s the ability to then manage and adapt your plan that ultimately determines success.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';">But then again; maybe he was just talking about punching people in the face.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everyone-has-plan-until-they-get-punched-face#comments LEED Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:56:49 +0000 Nicola Hilliard 4565639 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Saving water in Sacramento, LEED pays off in Portland http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-saving-water-sacramento-leed-pays-portland <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Ben Sheriff Photography" alt="Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Ben Sheriff Photography" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sacramento.jpg?1391813485" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/06/6135945/state-government-wringing-water.html">State government wringing water from operations</a>, <em>The Sacramento Bee</em>. LEED certification for public buildings is one way legislators in California's capitol are dealing with a water crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://fox40.com/2014/02/04/no-ordinary-arena-architect-of-new-kings-arena-on-buildings-design/#ixzz2sfnaDF9W">No Ordinary Arena: Architect of New Kings Arena on Building&rsquo;s Design</a>, Fox 40 (Sacramento). Plans for the Kings' new NBA arena include LEED certification.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-saving-water-sacramento-leed-pays-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-saving-water-sacramento-leed-pays-portland#comments Industry Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:52:49 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4563475 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 credential exams coming June 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-exam_0.jpg?1391798357" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>LEED Professional Credential Exams to feature v4 content and project experience assessment on June 30</em></p> <p>The LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system this June.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-credential-exams-coming-june-2014#comments LEED Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:30:03 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4563026 at http://www.usgbc.org The 2014 EBie Awards are here http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-ebie-awards-are-here <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_ebie.jpg?1391789393" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now in its third year, <strong>The EBie Awards</strong>&trade; are a national juried competition created by Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, to celebrate measurable performance improvements in Existing Buildings (thus the EB-bies) and the people who make them happen. We expect 2014 to be our best effort yet, with the support of USGBC and chapters across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Submissions are due <strong>March 20</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Find out more by watching the<strong> EBie video!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-ebie-awards-are-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2014-ebie-awards-are-here#comments Industry Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:00:08 +0000 4562738 at http://www.usgbc.org Latest version of LEED recognized in Dutch policy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/latest-version-leed-recognized-dutch-policy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iStock_000024827036.jpg?1391718734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="900" height="808" title="Gerrit....who was successful in getting LEED in Dutch policy" alt="Gerrit....who was successful in getting LEED in Dutch policy" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Gerrit-Jan%20Teunissen%5B1%5D%5B1%5D_1.jpg?1391718759" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An individual taking on his or her municipal or national government does not have to look like <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuELNDw-gOU">this</a>.</p> <p>Consider LEED AP Gerrit-Jan Teunissen, and how he successfully petitioned the Netherlands government to expand the criteria for a subset of the tax code that now recognizes the use of the latest version of LEED launched just last year.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/latest-version-leed-recognized-dutch-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/latest-version-leed-recognized-dutch-policy#comments LEED Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:14:19 +0000 Joseph Crea 4561990 at http://www.usgbc.org “Super” Bowls, Fields, Stadiums, Arenas: Where we play has a huge opportunity to be green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Csuper%E2%80%9D-bowls-fields-stadiums-arenas-where-we-play-has-huge-opportunity-be-green <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user Anthony Quintano" alt="Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user Anthony Quintano" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SuperBowl.jpg?1391614478" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I had floor seats to the Syracuse-Duke game at the Carrier Dome Friday (hands down best basketball game EVER), and like virtually every other person on the planet, I did watch some of the Super Bowl, even though as anyone who knows me, knows I&rsquo;m no &ldquo;Stat Boy.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Csuper%E2%80%9D-bowls-fields-stadiums-arenas-where-we-play-has-huge-opportunity-be-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Csuper%E2%80%9D-bowls-fields-stadiums-arenas-where-we-play-has-huge-opportunity-be-green#comments LEED Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:31:41 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4559750 at http://www.usgbc.org Today’s truth check: Green building is good for Ohio! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/today%E2%80%99s-truth-check-green-building-good-ohio <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Feb 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: OZinOH via Flickr Creative Commons " alt="Photo Credit: OZinOH via Flickr Creative Commons " src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5407095049_9d8ea7d405_b_0.jpg?1391549547" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a><a></a><a></a><a></a><strong>Ohio&rsquo;s green building industry stands strong to support green building in the Buckeye State&hellip;</strong></p> <p>This morning, USGBC joined expert witnesses from across Ohio&rsquo;s diverse green building industry to tell state legislators that <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/ohio-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">LEED works for Ohio</a>. A handful of DC industry lobbyists flew in for the second time, today, to say that it is not.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/today%E2%80%99s-truth-check-green-building-good-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/today%E2%80%99s-truth-check-green-building-good-ohio#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:31:04 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4559052 at http://www.usgbc.org Global green building event calendar 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-green-building-event-calendar-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Maggie_and_Joe_Pic.jpg?1391464653" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The global green building professional&rsquo;s attention is perpetually divided. With relevant and compelling events taking place all over the world, it is impossible to be everywhere at once. Joe and I have prepared a cheat sheet for the &ldquo;who,&rdquo; &ldquo;what&rdquo; and &ldquo;where&rdquo; you should be in 2014. Of course, the calendar is far from comprehensive but we hope that you find this resource valuable as you navigate the global green building landscape.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-green-building-event-calendar-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/global-green-building-event-calendar-2014#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:54:33 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4555396 at http://www.usgbc.org Time to vote on LEED Homes (v2008) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-vote-leed-homes-v2008 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/v4homes_ballot_open.png?1391463650" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Homes 2008 Ballot is officially open! Vote now and make your voice heard.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you vote?</strong></p> <p>If you joined the consensus body (registered to vote) in September and you&rsquo;re employed by a USGBC national member who has remained in good standing, you&rsquo;ll receive an email with instructions and a direct link to our voting page. There you&rsquo;ll be able to cast your ballot on the update to the Homes v2008 language through the month of February.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-vote-leed-homes-v2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/time-vote-leed-homes-v2008#comments LEED Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:40:55 +0000 Asa Foss 4555352 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Battling big chemical in Ohio, Dynamic Plaque pushes performance http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-battling-big-chemical-ohio-dynamic-plaque-pushes-performance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Sam Howzit via Flickr" alt="The Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Sam Howzit via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Columbus.jpg?1391211293" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/01/30/resolution-that-would-halt-leed.html?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=resolution-that-would-halt-leed-standards-in-public-construction-gets-first-business-first-of-columbus">Resolution that would halt LEED standards in public construction gets first hearing</a>, <em>Columbus Business First</em>. Advocates for healthier, high-performing buildings are going to the mat against the big chemical lobby in Ohio.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-battling-big-chemical-ohio-dynamic-plaque-pushes-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-battling-big-chemical-ohio-dynamic-plaque-pushes-performance#comments Industry Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:36:32 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4553031 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED: Value of a Market Signal http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-value-market-signal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbig_insights_0.png?1391194705" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The final day of Greenbuild 2013 closed with a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/live.aspx" target="_blank">talk</a>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Silver" target="_blank">Nate Silver</a>, an American statistician and #1 best selling author of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/books/review/the-signal-and-the-noise-by-nate-silver.html?pagewanted=all"><em>The Signal and the Noise</em></a>&rdquo;.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-value-market-signal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-value-market-signal#comments LEED Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:58:25 +0000 Dan Winters 4552520 at http://www.usgbc.org House committee clears important legislation for commercial tenants http://www.usgbc.org/articles/house-committee-clears-important-legislation-commercial-tenants <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/9309579254_f81a765a14_c.jpg?1391101347" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday, the House Energy &amp; Commerce Committee took a positive step in advancing building efficiency legislation with the passage of<a href="http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF03/20140128/101691/BILLS-113-HR2126-M001180-Amdt-1.pdf"><span class="s1"> H.R. 2126</span></a>, the &ldquo;Better Buildings Act.&rdquo; This bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) cleared the committee on voice vote.</p> <p>In a statement, Representative Welch lauded the passage of the bill:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/house-committee-clears-important-legislation-commercial-tenants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/house-committee-clears-important-legislation-commercial-tenants#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:07:03 +0000 Bryan Howard 4551043 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 President's Award: Gerald Hines, Hines Interest Limited Partnership http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-presidents-award-gerald-hines-hines-interest-limited-partnership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013leadershipaward_Hines.jpg?1391096338" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2OIymILa440?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-presidents-award-gerald-hines-hines-interest-limited-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-presidents-award-gerald-hines-hines-interest-limited-partnership#comments Community Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:47:20 +0000 4550844 at http://www.usgbc.org The first LEED homes in Greater China http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-china-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="No. 98 of Nanhexia, Guangling in the Yanzhou District of China’s Jiangsu Province" alt="No. 98 of Nanhexia, Guangling in the Yanzhou District of China’s Jiangsu Provinc" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_chinahome_0.jpg?1391025177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1642" height="2000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BPR-Nightview-Entrance.jpg?1391025190" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2000" height="1874" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BPR-Nightview-Aerial.jpg?1391025202" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300255.JPG?1391025220" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300216.JPG?1391025227" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300179.JPG?1391025237" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="480" height="640" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300175.JPG?1391025253" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/P5300165.JPG?1391025260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The rapid urbanization of China is arguably the most environmentally significant human project on the planet. As China continues to grow, green buildings&mdash;indeed, a cross section of green buildings&mdash;is key to its continued future and in line with the country&rsquo;s larger goals of a greener, healthier China. What better structure to help achieve this goal than a green home? Recently, pioneers of green buildings have successfully certified the first LEED homes in Greater China giving families environmentally sound, healthier and affordable spaces to live.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-china-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-china-0#comments LEED Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:47:11 +0000 Mika Kania 4549640 at http://www.usgbc.org Dear Mr. President: Support better buildings through executive action http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dear-mr-president-support-better-buildings-through-executive-action <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_sotu_2014.jpg?1391012968" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last night, I was inspired watching President Obama outline a plan to "make this a year of action" and calling on us all to do everything we can to invest in a stronger America. The president himself also wasn't shy about reaffirming his commitment to take action: "Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do."</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dear-mr-president-support-better-buildings-through-executive-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dear-mr-president-support-better-buildings-through-executive-action#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:21:22 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4549276 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Mika Kania http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-mika-kania <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MeetUSGBC_Mika.jpg?1390937771" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>Mika Kania, LEED Associate</h2> <h4>How long have you been at USGBC?&nbsp;</h4> <p>Almost 3 years</p> <h4>Where's your hometown?</h4> <p>Milwaukee, Wisconsin</p> <h4>What are you most excited about in the green building industry?</h4> <p>Green building's continued expansion into developing countries.</p> <h4>What's your favorite part of working for USGBC?</h4> <p>Being surrounded by the most motivated people I have ever met (and the free coffee :)</p> <h4>And how do you get to work?</h4> <p>Bike</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-mika-kania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-mika-kania#comments Community Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:36:38 +0000 4547117 at http://www.usgbc.org A haiku of state and local advocacy opportunities in 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/haiku-state-and-local-advocacy-opportunities-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6013965496_af6186c137_b_0.jpg?1390919020" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>New year, new session;</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Advocates plan, train, and meet;</em></p> <p><em>For chance to green laws.</em></p> <p>I believe in concise writing; thus, what better way to lay out advocacy possibilities in 2014 than with a haiku?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/haiku-state-and-local-advocacy-opportunities-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/haiku-state-and-local-advocacy-opportunities-2014#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:46:24 +0000 Christina Kuo 4545555 at http://www.usgbc.org Introducing the new LEED Online http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedonline_1.jpg?1390848364" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Smart, streamlined and simple: experience the new LEED Online</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;ve come a long way since the days of submitting for certification using 3-ring binders. LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline">new LEED Online platform</a> with streamlined documentation and process. Spend your time achieving credits, not documenting them.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/introducing-new-leed-online#comments LEED Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:46:03 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 4545083 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: LEED pushing greener growth, MD county eyeing sustainability law http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-pushing-greener-growth-md-county-eyeing-sustainability-law <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Gish Apartments in San Jose, Calif." alt="The LEED Gold Gish Apartments in San Jose, Calif." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_13766799_Small.jpg?1390833702" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/01/Green-Building-Labels-Trigger-Race.html">Green-Building Labels Trigger A Race To The Top</a>, <em>Chemical &amp; Engineering News</em>. New research demonstrates that LEED inspires firms to reach to build greener.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-pushing-greener-growth-md-county-eyeing-sustainability-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-pushing-greener-growth-md-county-eyeing-sustainability-law#comments Industry Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4544362 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 50,000th Green Housing Unit Under LEED for Homes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_13.jpeg?1390507055" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>44 percent of the homes classified as affordable housing</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (Jan. 23, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the 50,000th LEED-certified green housing unit.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes#comments Media Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:58:03 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4541262 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award: Intel Corporation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-ray-anderson-radical-industrialism-award-intel-corporation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leadership_intel%5B3%5D.png?1390490597" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UbGwz4M3oJA?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-ray-anderson-radical-industrialism-award-intel-corporation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-ray-anderson-radical-industrialism-award-intel-corporation#comments Community Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:25:07 +0000 4540771 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: AIA's best buildings, Michigan chapter's challenge http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-aias-best-buildings-michigan-chapters-challenge <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center. Credit: Reading Tom via Flickr" alt="The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BBGvisitorcenter.jpg?1389998506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://gizmodo.com/the-11-best-american-designed-buildings-of-the-year-1501453676">The 11 Best American-Designed Buildings of The Year</a>, GizModo. The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center was a recipient of the 2014 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-aias-best-buildings-michigan-chapters-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-aias-best-buildings-michigan-chapters-challenge#comments Industry Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:44:51 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4530959 at http://www.usgbc.org Shanghai Green Building Incubator: Your entryway into China's robust green building market http://www.usgbc.org/articles/shanghai-green-building-incubator-your-entryway-chinas-robust-green-building-market <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_incubator_1.png?1389996163" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U.S. Green Building Council has teamed up with Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co. Ltd (SHIF)to offer USGBC members services through a green building technology incubator in Shanghai, China. If your company has ever considered expanding its business into China, this could be an important next step. The environmental imperatives, business trends, and governmental mandates in China signal great opportunity and China is in fact, the world&rsquo;s third largest market outside of the U.S. for LEED projects.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/shanghai-green-building-incubator-your-entryway-chinas-robust-green-building-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/shanghai-green-building-incubator-your-entryway-chinas-robust-green-building-market#comments Industry Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:02:43 +0000 4530870 at http://www.usgbc.org What’s in it? Business customers care more than you might think. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-it-business-customers-care-more-you-might-think <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lee Ann Head </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_shelton_insights_1.png?1389991507" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>By&nbsp;<a href="http://sheltoninsights.com/author/lhead">Lee Ann Head</a>&nbsp;(originally found on <a href="http://sheltoninsights.com/sustainability-communications/b2b-marketing/whats" target="_blank">SheltonInsights</a>)</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-it-business-customers-care-more-you-might-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-it-business-customers-care-more-you-might-think#comments Industry Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:45:06 +0000 4530752 at http://www.usgbc.org Start small with big New Year’s goals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/start-small-big-new-year%E2%80%99s-goals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GADOS%20banner.jpg?1389902831" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the start of each year, millions of us resolve to make renewed commitments to healthy living, time with family, philanthropy, financial responsibility and countless other things that better ourselves and our communities. The most successful New Year&rsquo;s resolutions I&rsquo;ve made and kept over the years have been ones that approach a big idea through smaller, achievable milestones. When I decided a few years ago that I wanted to read more I started out, with the goal to read one book each month.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/start-small-big-new-year%E2%80%99s-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/start-small-big-new-year%E2%80%99s-goals#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:07:59 +0000 Emily Riordan 4527340 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 Leadership in LEED Award: Joel Ann Todd http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013leadershipaward_JoelTodd.jpg?1389899113" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XzVUX1Yps4w?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd#comments Community Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:06:04 +0000 4527183 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v2008 Homes energy update: Road to ballot http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v2008-homes-energy-update-road-ballot <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/homes_ballot.jpg?1389891745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Addressing the changes made to energy codes over the last three years in the residential construction market sector, USGBC has planned an update to the 2008 version of LEED for Homes (open for registration until June 2015). The proposed change affects&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/homes/v2008.2-draft">EA credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance</a>&nbsp;in two ways:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v2008-homes-energy-update-road-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v2008-homes-energy-update-road-ballot#comments LEED Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:02:51 +0000 Asa Foss 4526973 at http://www.usgbc.org Half of US energy-neutral buildings also show leadership with LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-us-energy-neutral-buildings-also-show-leadership-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: DPR Construction" alt="Photo credit: DPR Construction" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sd-dpr.jpg?1389823373" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yesterday, the New Buildings Institute (NBI) redefined the landscape of top performers in building energy efficiency in North America. NBI&rsquo;s new report, &ldquo;<a href="http://newbuildings.org/sites/default/files/2014_Getting_to_Zero_Update.pdf">2014 Getting to Zero Status Update</a>,&rdquo; reveals 213 commercial buildings that are doing the unthinkable: building a legacy of an annual footprint of <em>zero</em> operational energy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-us-energy-neutral-buildings-also-show-leadership-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/half-us-energy-neutral-buildings-also-show-leadership-leed#comments Industry Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:03:44 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4526074 at http://www.usgbc.org 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-new-partners-smart-growth-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/smart_growth.jpg?1391459272" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Interested in building safe, healthy, equitable and prosperous communities?&nbsp;</p> <p>The registration deadline for the New Partners for Smart Growth conference in Denver from Feb. 13-15 is Tuesday, Jan. 21. After the Jan. 21, a $50 late fee will apply to all registrations. &nbsp;<a href="http://newpartners.org/" target="_blank">Register today</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-new-partners-smart-growth-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/13th-annual-new-partners-smart-growth-conference#comments Industry Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:26:34 +0000 4555228 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Green factories in Asia, NY's road map for renewables http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-green-factories-asia-nys-road-map-renewables <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The solar installation on Intel&#039;s Vietnam Assembly and Test Factory in Ho Chi Minh City. Credit: Intel Free Press via Flickr" alt="The solar installation on Intel&#039;s Vietnam Assembly and Test Factory" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/solar.jpg?1389394054" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/business/international/asian-factories-see-sense-and-savings-in-environmental-certification.html">Slowly, Asia&rsquo;s Factories Begin to Turn Green</a>, <em>The New York Times</em>. USGBC platinum member Intel is pursuing environmental measures at its LEED-registered plant in Ho Chi Minh City that go far beyond what&rsquo;s required by local law.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-green-factories-asia-nys-road-map-renewables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-green-factories-asia-nys-road-map-renewables#comments Industry Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:50:25 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4514519 at http://www.usgbc.org A bit of advice for GBI’s new CEO: How to improve Green Globes’ sorry reputation and lack of market uptake http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bit-advice-gbi%E2%80%99s-new-ceo-how-improve-green-globes%E2%80%99-sorry-reputation-and-lack-market-uptake <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_advice.jpg?1389390202" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We hear that Jerry Yudelson has a brand new job as the latest head of the Green Building Initiative (GBI). Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, it has 35 organizational members (of which more then half are either timber, chemical or plastics affiliates) and a staff of 11 employees/contractors &ndash; it&rsquo;s not exactly clear. What is clear, though, is that they haven&rsquo;t hired a new president as much as they&rsquo;ve hired a new sales-person-in-chief, who&rsquo;s now in charge of putting lipstick on their floundering, imported rating system.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bit-advice-gbi%E2%80%99s-new-ceo-how-improve-green-globes%E2%80%99-sorry-reputation-and-lack-market-uptake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bit-advice-gbi%E2%80%99s-new-ceo-how-improve-green-globes%E2%80%99-sorry-reputation-and-lack-market-uptake#comments LEED Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:43:45 +0000 Roger Platt 4514356 at http://www.usgbc.org Use v4 credits on your v2009 project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_v4_2_2009_credits_1.jpg?1389363467" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Excited to start using LEED v4, but not sure you&rsquo;re ready to make the switch on your existing projects? Now you can substitute some of your v2009 credits for v4 credits. Here&rsquo;s how:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/use-v4-credits-your-v2009-project#comments LEED Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:17:47 +0000 Batya Metalitz 4513450 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 Center for Green Schools President's Award: Mary Spilde, Lane Community College http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-center-green-schools-presidents-award-mary-spilde-lane-community-college <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013leadershipaward_Spilde.jpg?1389299002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Li4Cn2xXwcg?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-center-green-schools-presidents-award-mary-spilde-lane-community-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-center-green-schools-presidents-award-mary-spilde-lane-community-college#comments Community Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:24:38 +0000 4512495 at http://www.usgbc.org My green schools New Year’s resolution http://www.usgbc.org/articles/my-green-schools-new-year%E2%80%99s-resolution <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RGblogphoto.jpg?1389218142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve always been resistant to making New Year's&nbsp;resolutions. I&rsquo;m not really sure why. Maybe it seems clich&eacute;; maybe I&rsquo;m annoyed that my yoga classes are now swamped with&nbsp;people who have made resolutions to be more healthy, balanced and zen in the new year. But this year, I am making a new year&rsquo;s resolution of a professional nature.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/my-green-schools-new-year%E2%80%99s-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/my-green-schools-new-year%E2%80%99s-resolution#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:00:54 +0000 Rachel Gutter 4504602 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Greener grocery stores, pushing sustainable policies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greener-grocery-stores-pushing-sustainable-policies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Nicholas Eckhart via Flickr" alt="Nicholas Eckhart via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grocerystore.jpg?1388789480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.groceryheadquarters.com/2014/01/achieving-sustainability/">Achieving sustainability</a>, <em>Grocery Headquarters</em>. USGBC Vice President of Product Management Lisa Stanley discussed how grocery stores are finding value using LEED, but more work needs to be done.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greener-grocery-stores-pushing-sustainable-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greener-grocery-stores-pushing-sustainable-policies#comments Industry Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:53:19 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4493457 at http://www.usgbc.org The green building community is rooting for the Eagles this NFL post-season http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-community-rooting-eagles-nfl-post-season <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="462" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/The_Linc_LEED_2.JPG_.jpeg?1388785296" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>Greenbuild 2013 meets Greenbuild 2014 when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the NFL playoffs this weekend, and much of the green building community will be cheering for the team in green.</h2> <p>We&rsquo;re not partial to the disruptive offense of rookie coach Chip Kelly. And we certainly have no gripes with the Saints, who had a strong presence at this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://greensportsalliance.org/tag/press-news/page/2/" target="_blank">Green Sports Alliance Summit</a>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-community-rooting-eagles-nfl-post-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-community-rooting-eagles-nfl-post-season#comments Industry Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:42:11 +0000 William Nutt 4493320 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and human health http://www.usgbc.org/health <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Current News </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/health_option.jpg?1388778916" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has started exploring how to clearly link the market transformation that the green building movement has inspired to its opportunity to create an equally&nbsp;transformational&nbsp;impact on human health. In&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/health-human-right-green-building-can-help">Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help</a>, a report from USGBC&rsquo;s Green Building &amp; Human Health Summit in early 2013, we examine ways to promote and protect human health in relation to the built environment. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/health#comments Industry Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:56:08 +0000 4492896 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Addenda and Interpretations Update: January 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-and-interpretations-update-january-2014 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Resource/Link List </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jan 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/addenda.jpg?1388771311" /> </div> </div> </div> <h2>January 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. Use the credit library to access the new LEED Interpretations.</h2> <h3>INTERPRETATIONS</h3> <p>There are 71 new LEED Interpretations (10292, 10298&mdash;10367), including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise (1003<span>&mdash;</span>10367). Here are some highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-and-interpretations-update-january-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-and-interpretations-update-january-2014#comments LEED Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:49:24 +0000 4492512 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC 2014 congressional wrap-up and look ahead http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2014-congressional-wrap-and-look-ahead <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="photo credit: rc6750 via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="photo credit: rc6750 via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3308349265_342bcb0d52_b.jpg?1387575497" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a></a>With only a few short weeks before the New Year, the House and Senate completed a series of important legislative milestones including the bipartisan budget deal. With this budget deal in place, the House and Senate Appropriations Committee&nbsp;will begin to formally negotiate over the holiday recess by dividing up some $498.1 billion in domestic discretionary spending. They will have until January 15<sup>th</sup> to negotiate a&nbsp;spending&nbsp;package to replace the expiring continuing resolution&nbsp;to fund the government for rest of the fiscal year.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2014-congressional-wrap-and-look-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-2014-congressional-wrap-and-look-ahead#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:39:15 +0000 Bryan Howard 4467863 at http://www.usgbc.org AZURE wraps up Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/azure-wraps-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild_670x308_jpg_1.jpeg?1387574771" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In case you missed the Greenbuild excitement, AZURE magazine has you covered. Here were their biggest takeaways from the show:</em></p> <p><strong>The Speakers</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/azure-wraps-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/azure-wraps-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:26:11 +0000 4467844 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Georgia Chapter attracts new audiences with high performance healthy schools message http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-georgia-chapter-attracts-new-audiences-high-performance-healthy-schools-message <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="261" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Georgia_green_schools.jpg?1387571871" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In regions where words like &ldquo;sustainable&rdquo; and &ldquo;green&rdquo; have difficulty gaining traction, supporters of green building look to alternative methods of getting the message out. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbcga.org">USGBC &ndash; Georgia Chapter</a>&rsquo;s 2013&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hphsga.org/2013-regional-summit">High Performance Healthy Schools Summit</a>&nbsp;looked to a broad audience of parents, students, and educators to address a growing need for healthier learning spaces for the state&rsquo;s children.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-georgia-chapter-attracts-new-audiences-high-performance-healthy-schools-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-georgia-chapter-attracts-new-audiences-high-performance-healthy-schools-message#comments Community Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:38:49 +0000 Stu Lipkin 4467715 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 20,000th LEED Commercial Project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_12.jpeg?1387559098" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Plant in Knoxville, Tenn., Secures Distinction</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (Dec. 20, 2013) &mdash; The movement for healthier, high-performing buildings has reached a new milestone, as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) issued the 20,000th LEED certification for a commercial project.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project#comments Media Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:05:52 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4467085 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing the fall 2013 Trailblazing Teachers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-fall-2013-trailblazing-teachers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TrailblazingTeachers%5B2%5D.png?1387554125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This fall, the Center for Green Schools received another wave of impressive applications from around the country for our <a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/main-nav/k-12/Who/teachers/trailblazingteachers.aspx" target="_blank">Trailblazing Teacher Awards</a> - a small grant that we give out to deserving teachers to use toward an environmental initiative in their classroom. The creativity and dedication that shows through each of the educators&rsquo; applications is humbling and inspiring (it&rsquo;s no secret that our staff love to be picked as the review committee for these awards).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-fall-2013-trailblazing-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-fall-2013-trailblazing-teachers#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:48:46 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 4466853 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013: It's a wrap http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-its-wrap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_2013wrap_1.png?1387550849" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I experienced my first Greenbuild this year and had no idea what to expect. As the manager of our international marketing and communication efforts, I found it to be an exhilarating experience. A whirlwind of passion, activity and commitment.</p> <p>At USGBC we often speak about how LEED is global language. A language that allows us to distribute intelligence throughout the world. A language that allows us to compare how a LEED-certified building in Beijing is performing with one in Dubai, or Chicago.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-its-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-its-wrap#comments LEED Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:47:29 +0000 Joseph Crea 4466686 at http://www.usgbc.org Education @USGBC is here http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-here <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_eduatusgbc_1.jpg?1387497189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The next evolution in green building education has begun. Education @USGBC is a new platform featuring world-class courses and educational content related to sustainability and LEED. <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/education">It is available for purchase now</a>, with access beginning January 1.</p> <p>Advance your knowledge of green building, and connect and collaborate with leading practitioners around the world – online, anytime. Education @USGBC is the launch pad for our collective growth, innovation and leadership, giving us the momentum we need to continue our transformative work.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-usgbc-here#comments Industry Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:53:09 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4466047 at http://www.usgbc.org Making history in present tense http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-present-tense <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ArticleHeader.jpg?1387561716" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The thing about Washington, D.C. is that it’s filled with historically significant buildings. From the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, from the Old Stone House to the Willard Hotel, it seems every building inside the District has stature, either because of its age, its design, or because history was actually made there.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-present-tense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/making-history-present-tense#comments LEED Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:52:32 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4465558 at http://www.usgbc.org 3-2-1 Action! Review of 2013 green building policy campaigns http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-2-1-action-review-2013-green-building-policy-campaigns <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/4976494944_29f8defb4a_b.jpg?1387466475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;m inspired by the many people I meet who are committed to the idea that green building design, construction and operations will change the world. The market&rsquo;s uptake alone is reason enough to be sure that we really are having an impact, with already nearly <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us" target="_blank">60,000 LEED projects around the world</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-2-1-action-review-2013-green-building-policy-campaigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/3-2-1-action-review-2013-green-building-policy-campaigns#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:21:46 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4464799 at http://www.usgbc.org Have you met LEED v4? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_hellov4_0.png?1387400010" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED v4 &ndash; a new, sophisticated way of taking projects to the next level. With a built-in suite of tools and resources, LEED v4 was developed with project teams in mind.</p> <p><strong>LEED Online<br /></strong>Be one of the first to experience the new look and functionality. Projects that register for LEED v4, including Homes and Multifamily projects, have access to a newly updated LEED Online platform.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.usgbc.org/leedonline" target="_blank">Register a project &raquo;</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/have-you-met-leed-v4#comments LEED Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:47:53 +0000 4460932 at http://www.usgbc.org Materials and Human Health Summit Recap http://www.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-art-article"> <div class="field-label">Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> . </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_healthsummit13.jpg?1387393664" /> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote> <p>"The Materials &amp; Human Health Summit was a great&nbsp;opportunity to connect the dots between the people, knowledge and systems&nbsp;empowering&nbsp;the&nbsp;building&nbsp;industry&nbsp;to innovate&nbsp;and build healthier products and places."<em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&mdash;&nbsp;Anne Less, Mary Davidge Associates.&nbsp;Anne has led the Healthy Materials team for Google&rsquo;s Real Estate &amp; Workplace Services organization</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap#comments Greenbuild Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:08:12 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4460705 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 Leadership in the Private Sector Award: Mike McNally, Skanska USA http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-private-sector-award-mike-mcnally-skanska-usa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_mike_1.jpg?1387309271" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bi2-3iBoFw8?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-private-sector-award-mike-mcnally-skanska-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-private-sector-award-mike-mcnally-skanska-usa#comments Community Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:46:32 +0000 4458943 at http://www.usgbc.org Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Best of Green Schools 2013 List http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-announces-best-green-schools-2013-list <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ladybirdfrontUSGBC.jpg?1387291762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Recipients Demonstrate Innovative Approaches to School Sustainability, Recognized for Commitment to LEED and Healthy, High-Performing Schools</em></p> <p>&nbsp;WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; (Dec.17, 2013) &mdash; The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced its third annual &ldquo;Best of Green Schools&rdquo; list, which recognizes top educational institutions, individuals and initiatives across the country for environmental efforts.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-announces-best-green-schools-2013-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-announces-best-green-schools-2013-list#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:35:23 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4458264 at http://www.usgbc.org GAF gets LEED v4 ready at Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GAFWayne.jpg?1389193480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>By Martin Grohman, Director of Sustainability, GAF</em></p> <p>Just a few weeks ago, the GAF team traveled to Philadelphia, Pa. for the Greenbuild Conference &amp; Expo. The GAF booth was really buzzing with activity this year! In fact, our presence at Greenbuild has grown every year, as it has become increasingly strategic for us to reach the green building marketplace and this year was no exception. To top it off, we recently became one of very few manufacturers to be USGBC Platinum members.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:16:01 +0000 4457084 at http://www.usgbc.org An invitation to dream http://www.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_promo_1.jpg?1387227625" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During a season when most kids are carefully crafting their wish lists for the holidays, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11) Holland are asking for one BIG gift from us all&mdash;to help them raise $250,000 to put towards USGBC's <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projecthaiti" target="_blank">Project Haiti</a>, what will be the first&nbsp;LEED-certified orphanage in the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream-0#comments Initiatives Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:00:24 +0000 Marisa Long 4456846 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: 100 LEED schools in Ohio, HPDs push smart material selection http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-100-leed-schools-ohio-hpds-push-smart-material-selection <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Edison PK-8 School in Dayton, Ohio." alt="The LEED Gold Edison PK-8 School in Dayton, Ohio." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Edison-1.JPG?1386976215" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthtechling.biz/2013/12/us-leading-ohio-hits-leed-school-100/">US-Leading Ohio Hits LEED School 100</a>, Earth Techling. Thanks to the leadership of the Ohio School Facilities Commission, the state has more LEED-certified schools than any other.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-100-leed-schools-ohio-hpds-push-smart-material-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-100-leed-schools-ohio-hpds-push-smart-material-selection#comments Industry Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:11:43 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4453566 at http://www.usgbc.org Best in class: King County, WA leads by platinum example http://www.usgbc.org/articles/best-class-king-county-wa-leads-platinum-example <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="King County Green Building Summit and Excellence in Building Green Awards Ceremony, 2011. By King County Solid Waste Division." alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6685807909_a5bd1e3876_b.jpg?1386966295" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For green building policy geeks like us, King County, Washington, is as cool as it gets.<span>&nbsp; </span>And, my dear geeky friends, they&rsquo;re at it again.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/best-class-king-county-wa-leads-platinum-example" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/best-class-king-county-wa-leads-platinum-example#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:28:27 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4453260 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4 material ingredients market opportunities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-market-opportunities <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_cradle.jpg?1386963186" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're investigating the best ways to increase the production and demand of products with publicly disclosed ingredient profiles and demonstrated track records of product improvement to insure our project teams are prepared for LEED v4. Our goal is to make&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/2616399?return=/credits/new-construction/v4/material-%26-resources">MR Credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization &ndash; Material Ingredients</a>&nbsp;a &ldquo;gimme&rdquo; by the end of 2014.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-market-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-material-ingredients-market-opportunities#comments LEED Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:33:43 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4453106 at http://www.usgbc.org Education in the Big Easy: What's new in the 2014 Greenbuild Call for Education Session Proposals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-big-easy-whats-new-2014-greenbuild-call-education-session-proposals <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Call-for-proposals.jpg?1386874636" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Call for Education Session Proposals (and reviewers) is open! Take a look at what&rsquo;s new for 2014:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-big-easy-whats-new-2014-greenbuild-call-education-session-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-big-easy-whats-new-2014-greenbuild-call-education-session-proposals#comments Greenbuild Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:57:55 +0000 Rina Brule 4450872 at http://www.usgbc.org The building that started a movement http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-started-movement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/zappos.jpg?1386866046" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Much has been said about Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh&rsquo;s terrific plan to <a href="http://downtownproject.com/" target="_blank">revitalize Downtown Las Vegas</a>, but some may not know it all began with one building &ndash; namely, the major renovation of an old city hall that&rsquo;s on target for LEED Gold certification. I spoke to Brad Tomm, Sr. Manager of Campus Operations and Sustainability at Zappos about this very special LEED project.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-started-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-started-movement#comments Industry Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:34:32 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 4450561 at http://www.usgbc.org Watch Live! The Atlantic Energy and Infrastructure Super Summit 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/watch-live-atlantic-energy-and-infrastructure-super-summit-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_atl_eiss_1.jpg?1386860754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, our very own Scot Horst and Mahesh Ramanujam will be speaking at The Atlantic Energy and Infrastructure Super Summit. <em>The Atlantic</em> has gathered a select group of senior leaders for conversations on innovative water conservation efforts, evolving green building standards, and the future of energy policy and infrastructure investment through one-on-one interviews and panel discussions.</p><br/><br/> <p>Watch the program as it unfolds, and join the conversation via <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ATLEnergy&amp;src=typd">#ATLEnergy</a>. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/watch-live-atlantic-energy-and-infrastructure-super-summit-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/watch-live-atlantic-energy-and-infrastructure-super-summit-2013#comments Industry Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:05:53 +0000 4450406 at http://www.usgbc.org Research Preview: Review of Health Language in LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/research-preview-review-health-language-leed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="669" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_80553792-lime-01.jpg?1386780189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has promoted building industry transformation as the path to improved global and human health since our organization's infancy.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/research-preview-review-health-language-leed-0" target="_blank">Research Preview: Review of Health Language in LEED</a>&nbsp;comes at an important time in the history of the green building movement as the large building industry is now focusing on issues related to human health in the built environment.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/research-preview-review-health-language-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/research-preview-review-health-language-leed#comments Industry Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:43:33 +0000 Anthony Bernheim 4444664 at http://www.usgbc.org Brazil, sustainably speaking http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-sustainably-speaking <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Arena_Castel_o_feature.jpg?1386778611" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Arena_Castel_o-1.jpg?1386778943" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="410" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Arena_Castel_o-2.jpg?1386778943" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, in the midst of significant economic growth and social change, Brazil is preparing to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, arguably the world&rsquo;s premier sporting event. From June 12 to July 13, the games will put Brazil front and center in the global spotlight.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-sustainably-speaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/brazil-sustainably-speaking#comments Industry Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:06:04 +0000 Joseph Crea 4444562 at http://www.usgbc.org A monumental day for Ohio http://www.usgbc.org/articles/monumental-day-ohio <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Ohio_0.jpg?1386775551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today at the Ohio State House, teachers, school leadership and elected officials from across the state are gathering to celebrate the first 100 LEED certified schools.<span>&nbsp; </span>Ohio leads the nation with more LEED certified public schools than any other state, and hundreds more are on the way.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/monumental-day-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/monumental-day-ohio#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:26:49 +0000 Rachel Gutter 4444496 at http://www.usgbc.org Press Play: Green Apple Bike Tour http://www.usgbc.org/articles/press-play-green-apple-bike-tour <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GABT.png?1386773744" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC recently hosted our first <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo">Green Apple Bike Tour</a>, an eight-day biking adventure from DC to Philadelphia with students and emerging professionals, led by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. Green Apple is an initiative of the Center for Green Schools to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/press-play-green-apple-bike-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/press-play-green-apple-bike-tour#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:58:50 +0000 Tess Wiggins 4444442 at http://www.usgbc.org Ohio Leads the Nation with 100 LEED-Certified Public Schools and Hundreds More in the Pipeline http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_11.jpeg?1386766221" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Ohio LEED schools save energy, money and resources and are healthier for students and faculty</em></strong></p> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Dec. 11, 2013)&mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes the state of Ohio and the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) on the LEED&reg; certification of the 100th public school building in the state. Ohio leads the country with more LEED-certified public schools than any other state, with hundreds more in the LEED pipeline.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline#comments Media Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:51:27 +0000 Marisa Long 4444312 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s New Report Demonstrates Impact, Transformative Power of LEED Green Building Rating System http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_10.jpeg?1386614532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation<em> is the third and final report in the 2013 series</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst#comments Media Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:47:14 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4441075 at http://www.usgbc.org A Greenbuild Scholarship Recipient's Story http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-story <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild-group-1_0.jpg?1386604768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>DuWayne Baird, an emerging construction professional in Central Ohio, was one of 50 people to receive a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/about/greenbuild-scholarship.aspx" target="_blank">full scholarship to attend Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;2013 in Philadelphia last month. In his blog post, he shares his Greenbuild story, one filled with networking, inspiration, advocacy and education. Read it <a href="http://emergingelite.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/my-greenbuild-2013-experience" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-story#comments Community Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:01:23 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4440661 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Building green in the Kingdom, Philadelphia's Platinum neighborhood http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-green-kingdom-philadelphias-platinum-neighborhood <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pedronet via Flickr" alt="Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pedronet via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Riyadh.jpg?1386371776" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.arabnews.com/news/488051">&lsquo;Green buildings&rsquo; concept takes root in Kingdom</a>, <em>Arab News</em>. USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to laud progress made and encourage further action.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-green-kingdom-philadelphias-platinum-neighborhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-building-green-kingdom-philadelphias-platinum-neighborhood#comments Industry Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:17:08 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4438224 at http://www.usgbc.org Scholarship recipients in their own words http://www.usgbc.org/articles/scholarship-recipients-their-own-words <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cityscape.jpg?1386366540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Week before last, over 200 individuals came together to inspire each other with their efforts and dedication to bringing sustainability to low-income and underserved communities. They joined us from across the country, and even some from other parts of the world, to learn about the way that the community leaders in Philadelphia deliver equitable access to healthy homes and neighborhoods, and how high-impact projects can solve complex urban environmental problems that put low-income communities first.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/scholarship-recipients-their-own-words" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/scholarship-recipients-their-own-words#comments Greenbuild Initiatives Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:49:20 +0000 Clare Rosenberger 4438048 at http://www.usgbc.org Local sustainability tradeshows keep growing http://www.usgbc.org/articles/local-sustainability-tradeshows-keep-growing <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/design_columbus.png?1386272039" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Greenbuild continues to be one of the industry&rsquo;s most successful trade shows&hellip; but how are local sustainability shows faring? Read one city&rsquo;s story &ndash; and share your own.</em></p> <p>Last month, many of us had the pleasure of going to Philadelphia for Greenbuild 2013. And going to Greenbuild is a bit like going on vacation&hellip; when it&rsquo;s over, you can&rsquo;t wait to go back. But instead of waiting a whole year to attend your next sustainability trade show, see what your local USGBC chapter (or any other organization in your area) may be hosting.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/local-sustainability-tradeshows-keep-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/local-sustainability-tradeshows-keep-growing#comments Industry Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:34:43 +0000 Kristin Dispenza 4435876 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Commends President Obama’s Memorandum to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in Building Facilities and Operations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-commends-president-obama%E2%80%99s-memorandum-accelerate-energy-efficiency-building-facilitie <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_9.jpeg?1385390562" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 5, 2013)</strong> &ndash; Today, President Obama signed a memorandum directing the federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, more than double the current level.</p> <p>Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, released the following statement:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-commends-president-obama%E2%80%99s-memorandum-accelerate-energy-efficiency-building-facilitie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-commends-president-obama%E2%80%99s-memorandum-accelerate-energy-efficiency-building-facilitie#comments Media Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:38:46 +0000 Marisa Long 4435349 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC collaborates with DOE in launch of Better Buildings Accelerators http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-collaborates-doe-launch-better-buildings-accelerators <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: Reto Kurmann via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo Credit: Reto Kurmann via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Photo_Credit-_Reto_Kurmann_via_Flickr_Creative_Commons.jpg?1386181855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced three Better Buildings Accelerator programs. USGBC Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Law Roger Platt and I were in attendance at the White House events. Driving better building practice is central to USGBC&rsquo;s work, so it&rsquo;s no surprise that the program launch took time to highlight our community&rsquo;s ongoing contributions to building energy benchmarking, accessing data and unlocking new markets for energy efficiency.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-collaborates-doe-launch-better-buildings-accelerators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-collaborates-doe-launch-better-buildings-accelerators#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:31:56 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 4434081 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: Greening your own path http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-greening-your-own-path <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Series_20years_greeningpath.png?1386018937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thanksgiving-recap">series of&nbsp;stories</a> from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-greening-your-own-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-greening-your-own-path#comments Community Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:16:19 +0000 Jason Warnock 4430388 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: Thanksgiving recap http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thanksgiving-recap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/series_20years_tday1_0.png?1385570960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past few months, we&rsquo;ve been cataloging our favorite USGBC memories in our 20 years of USGBC series.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thanksgiving-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thanksgiving-recap#comments Community Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:49:19 +0000 Ashley Katz 4420376 at http://www.usgbc.org The Greenbuild 2013 Playlist http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-playlist <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb13_videos_1.jpg?1385570832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Didn't make it to Greenbuild? Missed a speaker while you were there? Want to re-watch some of your favorite moments? Our Greenbuild 2013 Playlist has you covered!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-playlist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-playlist#comments Greenbuild Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:47:12 +0000 4420371 at http://www.usgbc.org Schoolyard revitalization effort in Philly wins USGBC Malcolm Lewis Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/schoolyard-revitalization-effort-philly-wins-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/horatio_hackett_1.jpg?1385570456" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/schoolyard-revitalization-effort-philly-wins-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/schoolyard-revitalization-effort-philly-wins-usgbc-malcolm-lewis-award#comments Community Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:40:55 +0000 Colin White 4420364 at http://www.usgbc.org An oasis in the desert http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: Paul Trafford via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo Credit: Paul Trafford via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Qatar.jpg?1385568107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>As an arid country growing like few others in the world despite its desert climate,&nbsp;</span>leaders in Qatar have achieved a sense of urgency and big-picture understanding about sustainability that, at times, can make other countries appear to be dragging their heels.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert#comments LEED Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:02:35 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4420278 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014: Expect inspiring transformation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-expect-inspiring-transformation <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gb14_pc.jpg?1385572826" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I suppose it should have stopped coming as a surprise years ago. Going back to&nbsp;2005 in Atlanta, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote" target="_blank"><span>the annual speech the big man gives to open Greenbuild</span></a> each year is a both a perfect reflection of the moment and an inspiring summary of the work we&rsquo;ve all accomplished over the year. That said, I&rsquo;d really miss the sense of excitement, connection and pride I get if the feelings Rick&rsquo;s Greenbuild keynote instill in me ever go away.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-expect-inspiring-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-expect-inspiring-transformation#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:23:12 +0000 Brendan Owens 4419310 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013: Rick Fedrizzi Keynote http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rick-Speech.png?1385504257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The 2013 <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/speakers/greenbuild-keynote.aspx" target="_blank">Keynote</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/events/greenbuild-celebration.aspx" target="_blank">Celebration</a> at the annual Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo took place on Nov. 21, 2013 in Philadelphia, Penn. Read opening remarks from USGBC's President, CEO and Founding Chair, Rick Fedrizzi.</strong></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:17:58 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4419290 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013: A look back http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-look-back <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rick_GRB13-lightblue.png?1385496825" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve said this before and I&rsquo;ll say it again; <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2013</a> was unlike any of its predecessors and unlike anything I had ever expected.&nbsp; And there&rsquo;s one big reason for that. For the first time since I helped launch this annual celebration of the finest, smartest and most groundbreaking practices in sustainable building, the conversation shifted right under my feet.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-look-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-look-back#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:14:16 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4418935 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild Goes Global http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-goes-global <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_9.jpeg?1385390562" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>USGBC, Hanley Wood, GBC Italia and Veronafiere announce global strategic partnership to bring the popular green building conference &amp; expo to Europe and the Mediterranean region</em></p> <p><em>Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region will launch in Verona, Italy October 8-10, 2014</em></p> <p>(Washington, D.C.) November 25, 2013 &ndash; Last week, from the floor of the annual Greenbuild Conference&rsquo;s International Summit, it was announced that Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region will launch in Verona, Italy in 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-goes-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-goes-global#comments Media Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:44:17 +0000 Marisa Long 4414289 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild day three: What a night http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-three-what-night <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rick_GRB13-teal.png?1385151132" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If I were a sailor instead of the president and CEO of this organization, and if this were, say, a street corner instead of the official web site of the USGBC, I might be inclined to say simply, &ldquo;Holy @#*^!&rdquo; <br />&nbsp;<br />Seriously my friends...what a night!<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-three-what-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-three-what-night#comments Greenbuild Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:12:37 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4411605 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013 Culminates with Powerful Keynote on the Impact of Green Building by Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-culminates-powerful-keynote-impact-green-building-former-secretary-state-hi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Hillary Clinton and Rick Fedrizzi" alt="Hillary Clinton and Rick Fedrizzi" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rickandhill.jpeg?1385395049" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the<a href="http://usgbc.org" target="_blank"> U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)</a> welcomed nearly 25,000 green building professionals to Philadelphia for its 12th annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a>, the world's largest gathering dedicated to green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-culminates-powerful-keynote-impact-green-building-former-secretary-state-hi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-culminates-powerful-keynote-impact-green-building-former-secretary-state-hi#comments Greenbuild Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 4414491 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Greenbuild Edition http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb_media_roundup_0.jpg?1385405380" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building in the media, Greenbuild edition:</p> <p><strong>Keynote with Hillary Clinton:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition#comments Media Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 4414806 at http://www.usgbc.org Building a luxury brand http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-luxury-brand <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-orange_0.png?1385071689" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>About 20 years ago, someone tried to describe a brand to me thusly: imagine in your mind a small, long rectangular white box on a store shelf.&nbsp; By itself, that box means nothing to the average consumer.&nbsp; But place a small red triangle on that box, along with the letters&hellip;C&hellip;r&hellip;e&hellip;s&hellip;t&hellip;and what you have is something else altogether.&nbsp; At that point, to millions of Americans that small box immediately means to them fewer cavities, fresher breath and whiter teeth.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-luxury-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-luxury-brand#comments Greenbuild Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:08:08 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4405122 at http://www.usgbc.org New USGBC report released at Greenbuild discusses LEED's impacts and innovations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-released-greenbuild-discusses-leeds-impacts-and-innovations <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_Report_3_ImpactsInnovations_COVER-01.jpg?1385061641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-motion-impacts-and-innovation" target="_blank"><strong>Download the report</strong></a>, LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation - exclusively for USGBC members.</em></p> <p>Which LEED credit do 98% of LEED for New Construction projects pursue?</p> <p>USGBC's third LEED in Motion report, Impacts and Innovation, details key impact areas and results of the thousands of projects that are utilizing the LEED rating system, as well as innovation highlights related to LEED and green building technologies and innovations.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-released-greenbuild-discusses-leeds-impacts-and-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-usgbc-report-released-greenbuild-discusses-leeds-impacts-and-innovations#comments LEED Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:21:10 +0000 Jennifer Easton 4404626 at http://www.usgbc.org Americans Voice Strong Mandate for Better School Buildings and Infrastructure in New Nationwide Independent Poll http://www.usgbc.org/articles/americans-voice-strong-mandate-better-school-buildings-and-infrastructure-new-nationwide-in <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_2.png?1385060389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>90 percent of Americans agree that more money&nbsp; needs to go toward fixing our nation&rsquo;s school facilities</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/americans-voice-strong-mandate-better-school-buildings-and-infrastructure-new-nationwide-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/americans-voice-strong-mandate-better-school-buildings-and-infrastructure-new-nationwide-in#comments Media Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:00:23 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4404585 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of LEED: In loving memory http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-leed-loving-memory <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Series_20years-in-loving-memory-01.jpg?1385044829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year since 2001 I have attended Greenbuild as part of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/remembering-malcom-lewis-usgbc-board-member-and-green-building-visionary">Malcolm Lewis</a>&rsquo;s team from CTG. Malcolm was an innovator, instigator, guru and wise man of the green building movement. And nobody loved Greenbuild more than Malcolm. Like a kid in a candy shop, Malcolm was bright eyed with enthusiasm about all the information to learn, all the opportunities to create, and most importantly, all the friends to embrace.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-leed-loving-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-leed-loving-memory#comments Community Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:41:07 +0000 Heather Rosenberg 4402286 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild day one: Common ground http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-one-common-ground <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rick_GRB13.png?1385042397" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tuesday night at a reception on the eve of <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild</a>, one of our featured guests and I &ndash; she being a Washington insider &ndash; began talking about what she described &ldquo;the lost art of governing.&rdquo;&nbsp; It was a fascinating conversation, the details of which are probably better served for another place and another time.&nbsp; But suffice it to say I now know I'm not alone in my belief that so many of today&rsquo;s leaders on both sides of the aisle clearly have forsaken their duties as leaders in governing and allowed themselves <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-one-common-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-one-common-ground#comments Greenbuild Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:59:57 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4402247 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2014 Board Members http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2014-board-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_12.jpeg?1385126628" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Board upholds vision, values, mission of USGBC,&nbsp;</em><em>steers global movement for sustainable buildings</em></p> <p>Washington, DC (Nov. 19, 2013) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the newly elected officers and directors to its 2014 Board of Directors.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2014-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2014-board-members#comments Media Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 4407311 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild highlights for the global green building professional http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-highlights-global-green-building-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MaggieandJoe.jpg?1384978646" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been a busy and energizing two days here at Greenbuild with much international&nbsp;activity. A quick recap of some of the highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-highlights-global-green-building-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-highlights-global-green-building-professional#comments Greenbuild Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:17:54 +0000 Joseph Crea 4398290 at http://www.usgbc.org The newest version of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/newest-version-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leedv4_launch_0.jpg?1384964819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED v4 introduces a unified LEED experience for the entire world to share &ndash; one that offers flexibility for all green building projects, with new market sectors and global best practices built-in.</p> <p><strong>Impressive impacts.</strong></p> <p>Increased thresholds in energy, water, waste and indoor environmental quality ensure that LEED v4 projects are driving the goals of green building farther than ever. The new Location and Transportation credit category tackles new territory, enabling LEED v4 buildings to advance sustainable communities and land use.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/newest-version-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/newest-version-leed#comments LEED Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:26:59 +0000 4395965 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4, the Newest Version of LEED Green Building Program Launches at USGBC’s Annual Greenbuild Conference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_1.png?1384948943" /> </div> </div> </div> <em>122 projects across the globe projects already using new LEED system</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe#comments Media Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:03:43 +0000 Marisa Long 4394343 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuilders: Taking on Health and the Built Environment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilders-taking-health-and-built-environment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HumanHealth-Purple.jpg?1384894839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s great to be back at Greenbuild!</p> <p>Through this year&rsquo;s agenda, USGBC is courageously leading a rapidly emerging conversation in our industry: How can the places we build and operate contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people who work and live there. It makes sense, right? We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, so it follows that our homes, offices, and schools would have a profound impact on us.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilders-taking-health-and-built-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilders-taking-health-and-built-environment#comments Greenbuild Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:00:39 +0000 4393342 at http://www.usgbc.org An Invitation to Dream http://www.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: Marisa Long" alt="Photo Credit: Marisa Long" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HOK%20Haiti%20blog%20sized%20picture.jpg?1384890808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dear Dreamers: &nbsp;</p> <p>We are the Holland sisters, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11).&nbsp; We believe kids can make a difference in the world and age doesn&rsquo;t limit a person&rsquo;s ability to have ideas, make plans, take action and help others.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream#comments Initiatives Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:53:28 +0000 4393089 at http://www.usgbc.org The Center for Green Schools at USGBC Launches Global Coalition for Green Schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-launches-global-coalition-green-schools <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_0.png?1384880931" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>&nbsp;</em><em>29 countries join coalition to support healthy, sustainable&nbsp;</em><em>schools for all students around the world</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-launches-global-coalition-green-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-launches-global-coalition-green-schools#comments Media Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:09:35 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4388999 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: LEED then and now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-then-and-now <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Position </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_thennow.png?1384872329" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="378" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1-Nidus.jpg?1384872329" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="639" height="426" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2-KAUST.jpg?1384872382" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1756" height="925" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3-Eskenazi.jpg?1384872435" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have a vivid memory of an architecture professor telling me that thinking about sustainability was a waste of time &ndash; no one outside academia would bother with that kind of silly obsession. This was Missouri in the 1990s, when a gallon of gas cost less than a dollar and &ldquo;green&rdquo; was a paint color. I stubbornly pushed onward despite the disparagement &ndash; as I am prone to doing &ndash; and ultimately discovered that jobs in green building did, in fact, exist.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-then-and-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-then-and-now#comments Community Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:45:29 +0000 Mara Baum 4388729 at http://www.usgbc.org Importance of Green Buildings Stressed by Business and Industry at UN Climate Negotiations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/importance-green-buildings-stressed-business-and-industry-un-climate-negotiations <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_1793.JPG?1384803147" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Globally, buildings account for 40% of energy use, 38% of greenhouse gas emissions, 12% of potable water and 20% of solid waste streams in developed countries. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified buildings as the greatest impact, least costly way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. Beyond emissions reduction and environmental protection, green buildings have extensive co-benefits, including cost-savings, job creation, and improved human health and productivity.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/importance-green-buildings-stressed-business-and-industry-un-climate-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/importance-green-buildings-stressed-business-and-industry-un-climate-negotiations#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:32:28 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4386872 at http://www.usgbc.org Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! – Greening Nonprofits & Schoolyards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-greening-nonprofits-schoolyards <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Contest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greening_nonprofits.jpg?1384802447" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659904440710914.1073741828.183380328363330&amp;type=1"><em>Voting is now open</em></a><em> for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights one of the nominees.</em></p> <p><em>The Green Assistance Program</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-greening-nonprofits-schoolyards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-greening-nonprofits-schoolyards#comments Community Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:20:47 +0000 Colin White 4386848 at http://www.usgbc.org City of Brotherly Love to Become a City of Hope http://www.usgbc.org/articles/city-brotherly-love-become-city-hope <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/philadelphia-skyline.jpg?1384798543" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article also appeared in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-fedrizzi/city-of-brotherly-love-to_b_4296091.html">Huffington Post<a/>.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s been almost a year since I&rsquo;ve seen it and yet I still find my mind regularly drifting back to <em>Silver Linings Playbook</em>, the 2012 Oscar-winning movie about an emotionally battered and psychologically disabled young man&rsquo;s belief that the only weapon he has to battle his clinical depression is a positive attitude, and the only trajectory he needs to take in his battle is one that points him skyward.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/city-brotherly-love-become-city-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/city-brotherly-love-become-city-hope#comments Greenbuild Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:16:05 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4386707 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and UL Environment Announce Exclusive Strategic Partnership on Building Materials & Products Transparency http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_11.jpeg?1384453527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Partnership will increase disclosure and awareness of building material products and processes to better inform building professionals and consumers</em></p> <p>November 18, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) &mdash;Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the global LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program, and Underwriter Laboratories (UL), the world&rsquo;s leading safety and certification group, have announced an exclusive strategic partnership centered on building product transparency and occupant health and safety.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc#comments Media Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:04:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4386580 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: LEED recollections http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-recollections <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Position </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/20yrs_recollections.png?1384786449" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p> <p>Fun stuff, this birthing of a significant market transformation process. The 1990-decade was an energizing period for green building. There were so many issues to address and very little money to do so.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-recollections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-leed-recollections#comments Community Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:54:10 +0000 Bill Reed 4386248 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: The Woo-hoo gang http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-woo-hoo-gang <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_woohoo.png?1384785877" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p> <p>The epiphany that changed my life happened quite accidentally in 1994 when, as the incoming national president-elect of the American Society of Interior Designers I was asked to attend an early membership meeting of the USGBC.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-woo-hoo-gang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-woo-hoo-gang#comments Community Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:44:37 +0000 Penny Bonda 4386228 at http://www.usgbc.org LEEDworksOH http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leedworksoh <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/dsc_0073_1.jpg?1384689231" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Ohio, we&rsquo;re proud to be number one in the nation for green schools, thanks to our state&rsquo;s commitment to use the LEED green building rating system for new public facilities, including schools. LEED is the preeminent standard for buildings because it helps ensure they conserve energy, save taxpayer dollars and are healthier for occupants &ndash; especially for our school children. <a href="http://leedworksoh.nationbuilder.com/">Why then, is the Ohio State Senate, specifically Sens.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leedworksoh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leedworksoh#comments Advocacy and policy Sun, 17 Nov 2013 11:53:51 +0000 Tyler Steele 4385222 at http://www.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: State of Our Schools: The Center for Green Schools at USGBC and UTC unveil new nationwide survey results regarding America’s schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_4.png?1384558851" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Media are invited to press conference unveiling results and media panel featuring green school experts</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p> <p>Join the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) as they unveil the results of a new, independent nationwide survey exploring Americans&rsquo; attitudes toward public school buildings and investments to modernize our country&rsquo;s school infrastructure.</p> <p><strong>WHO:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:41:04 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4378898 at http://www.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Sustainability in Sports: A media panel with Philadelphia professional sports team executives http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_3.png?1384557266" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Leaders in the Philadelphia sports community discuss how their franchises adopt green practices</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:14:40 +0000 Marisa Long 4378877 at http://www.usgbc.org Eagles to Receive LEED Certification Prior to Greenbuild Conference in Philadelphia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_2.png?1384556739" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>November 15</strong> - Next week, approximately 30,000 people from around the world will gather in Philadelphia for the Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo, which features three days of extensive educational programming, workshops and showcases of the latest green products and services. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, bringing together leaders in business, environment and politics.<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:05:50 +0000 4378856 at http://www.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Press Conference and Media Panel on the Future of LEED and Launch of LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_1.png?1384556172" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Sustainability experts discuss the state of green building and launch the newest version of the LEED green building rating system</em></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:56:24 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4378829 at http://www.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Keynote Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1.png?1384553993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Media check-in from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Event starts at 6:30 p.m.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Media are invited to cover Former Secretary of State <strong>Hillary Rodham Clinton&rsquo;s </strong>keynote address at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:23:43 +0000 Marisa Long 4378759 at http://www.usgbc.org Green building without the 'green premium' http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-without-green-premium <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SMUCebulaHall_03_DaneGregoryMeyer.jpg?1384551479" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When <a href="http://www.stmartin.edu/">Saint Martin&rsquo;s University</a> set out to construct a new building to house its engineering program, one thing was clear: this was an opportunity to make a bold statement about the timeless relevance of the University&rsquo;s long-held values to our 21<sup>st&nbsp;</sup>century world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-without-green-premium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-without-green-premium#comments LEED Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:38:55 +0000 Zella Kahn-Jetter 4378669 at http://www.usgbc.org The test and opportunity posed by Typhoon Haiyan http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-and-opportunity-posed-typhoon-haiyan <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: DVIDSHUB via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo credit: DVIDSHUB via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/10838632155_d461f9af3b_b.jpg?1384530166" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Contributed to by Joe Crea</em></p> <p>The devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines continues to mount.&nbsp; Winds that reached 195 mph brought unmitigated ruin, an untold number of deaths and displaced more than 600,000 people throughout the country. This beast of a storm has not only destroyed human lives but human health, too. Not just physically and emotionally, but socially; when natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy strike, they threaten and decimate entire social fabrics of many established communities.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-and-opportunity-posed-typhoon-haiyan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/test-and-opportunity-posed-typhoon-haiyan#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:44:28 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4377993 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Going to Greenbuild, LEED at risk in Ohio http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-going-greenbuild-leed-risk-ohio <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Philadelphia, via Flickr" alt="Philadelphia, via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Philly.jpg?1384741129" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://dcnonl.com/article/id57797/--greenbuild-expo-slated-for-philadelphia">Greenbuild expo slated for Philadelphia</a>, <em>Daily Commercial News</em>. Join us next week in the City of Brotherly Love for the world&rsquo;s biggest gathering dedicated to the green building movement.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-going-greenbuild-leed-risk-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-going-greenbuild-leed-risk-ohio#comments Industry Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4385816 at http://www.usgbc.org Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! Cool Roofs & Healthy Products http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-cool-roofs-healthy-products <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Contest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/coolroofs.jpg?1384464526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659904440710914.1073741828.183380328363330&amp;type=1"><em>Voting is now open</em></a><em> for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights one of the nominees.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Paint the Town White</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-cool-roofs-healthy-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-cool-roofs-healthy-products#comments Community Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:29:17 +0000 Colin White 4376540 at http://www.usgbc.org Building what you preach: A journey to LEED Double Platinum http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-what-you-preach-journey-leed-double-platinum <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HQ-Flags-Hires.jpg?1384458841" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it came time to plan our new headquarters in New Jersey, many new prospects were upon us. Sustainability is embedded into the core of BASF&rsquo;s business and brand, so we knew we&rsquo;d have the opportunity to demonstrate how <a href="http://construction.basf.us/">BASF drives sustainable solutions</a>. How could we do that? By creating an open and collaborative workplace with LEED Platinum distinction.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-what-you-preach-journey-leed-double-platinum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-what-you-preach-journey-leed-double-platinum#comments LEED Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:56:31 +0000 Erik Palmer 4376284 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s Green Apple Bike Tour Rides from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA, Hosting Local Green School Service Projects along the Way http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_11.jpeg?1384453527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Nov. 14, 2013) &ndash; Yesterday, nine USGBC Students and Emerging Professionals from across the U.S. joined the <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org">Center for Green Schools</a> at the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org">U.S. Green Building Council</a> (USGBC) on an eight day bike tour to USGBC&rsquo;s annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a> in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo#comments Media Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:26:10 +0000 Tess Wiggins 4376090 at http://www.usgbc.org What it means to be a restorative business http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-it-means-be-restorative-business <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Whitesville%20Rd%20media%20center.JPG?1384453083" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With our recent participation in the <a href="http://mygreenapple.org/">Green Apple Day of Service</a> and an inspiring <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/home.aspx">Greenbuild</a> show in Philadelphia before us, we&rsquo;ve been reflecting on emergent trends in the world of sustainability. Of the many conversations out there&mdash;the role of partnerships and collaboration, materials transparency, social impact, design and health and resiliency&mdash;it&rsquo;s the social impact, the concept of becoming a restorative enterprise that resonates most with us.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-it-means-be-restorative-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-it-means-be-restorative-business#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:20:47 +0000 Melissa Vernon 4376038 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s 2013 Leadership Awards Honor Innovation and Dedication in Sustainability Movement http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_8.jpeg?1384448747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Awards will be presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia</strong></em><br /><br />Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Nov. 14, 2013) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the recipients of its 2013 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. The awards will be presented at the Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21, during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement#comments Media Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:06:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4375902 at http://www.usgbc.org See you in Philadelphia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/see-you-philadelphia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13_1.jpg?1384381175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello everyone,</p> <p>By this time next week, I&rsquo;ll be in Philadelphia working with the team to put the final touches on our 12<sup>th</sup> annual Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo. It&rsquo;s incredible to me, but every year Greenbuild just keeps getting bigger and better.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/see-you-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/see-you-philadelphia#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:19:35 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4372472 at http://www.usgbc.org The rush to resilience: an investment worth making http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rush-resilience-investment-worth-making <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/resiliency_feature.jpg?1384378631" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;m reminded of that old line, &ldquo;You can pay now or you can pay a lot more later.&rdquo; Sometimes that lesson can be tough medicine, especially in Washington, D.C. But fortunately, this is a message that&rsquo;s resonating in cities and communities across the country as they face the challenge of preparing for disasters, more frequent extreme weather, and escalating impacts of climate change.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rush-resilience-investment-worth-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rush-resilience-investment-worth-making#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:37:33 +0000 Jason Hartke 4372378 at http://www.usgbc.org ASSA ABLOY Mobile Innovation Fleet showcases sustainable door opening solutions http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-mobile-innovation-fleet-showcases-sustainable-door-opening-solutions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6_vehicle_Fleet_image-1.jpeg?1384377265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>New door and hardware products that fine tune facility performance are on display in the ASSA ABLOY Innovation Fleet now traveling across North America. The Fleet is comprised of six vehicles equipped with door opening solutions that demonstrate various aspects of doorway functionality. The ASSA ABLOY Mobile Innovation Showroom&mdash;the largest of the six vehicles&mdash;will anchor the ASSA ABLOY booth at the upcoming Greenbuild show in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-mobile-innovation-fleet-showcases-sustainable-door-opening-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-mobile-innovation-fleet-showcases-sustainable-door-opening-solutions#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:17:41 +0000 Aaron Smith 4372326 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013: The built environment and human health http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-built-environment-and-human-health <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="607" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/human-health.jpg?1384371965" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As design professionals, we know that a sustainable built environment can be a game-changer not only for the positive environmental and economic benefits, but also for the human experience .</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-built-environment-and-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-built-environment-and-human-health#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:47:36 +0000 Roger Limoges 4372125 at http://www.usgbc.org Case of déjà vu: Two LEED Platinum ceremonies 5 years apart http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-two-leed-platinum-ceremonies-5-years-apart <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center garden. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family" alt="Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center garden. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DCMCCT3towersgarden.jpg?1384357402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On a beautiful October afternoon in Austin, Texas, Seton Healthcare Family associates and guests celebrated another world&rsquo;s first achievement for Dell Children&rsquo;s Medical Center of Central Texas. The W.H. and Elaine McCarty South Tower is the first project in the world to achieve LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) Platinum certification. Dell Children&rsquo;s executives welcomed guests and recognized community partners and project team consultants for their contributions.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-two-leed-platinum-ceremonies-5-years-apart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-two-leed-platinum-ceremonies-5-years-apart#comments Community Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:52:51 +0000 Michele Van Hyfte 4371542 at http://www.usgbc.org Habitat Connect and Learn at Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/habitat-connect-and-learn-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sspc83_0.png?1384352886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is proud to support habitat and open space protection.<span>USGBC has teamed up with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nfwf.org/">The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation</a><span>&nbsp;(NFWF) to&nbsp;</span>release a new pilot credit, SSpc83: Pilot ACP for Site Development &ndash; Protect or Restore Habitat.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/sspc83">SSpc83</a>, allows a new pathway for projects to achieve offsite land use mitigation.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/habitat-connect-and-learn-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/habitat-connect-and-learn-greenbuild#comments LEED Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:28:06 +0000 Sam Glass 4371424 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild session spotlight: Applying LEED v4 internationally http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-applying-leed-v4-internationally <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="607" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/internationalsummit_1.jpg?1384298429" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was written by&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span"><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/alessandro-bisagni/0010389921">Alessandro Bisagni</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/alicia-silva-villanueva/0010650399">Alicia Silva</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/torsten-biernat/0010212826">Torsten Biernat</a>.</span></span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-applying-leed-v4-internationally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-applying-leed-v4-internationally#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:20:29 +0000 4370840 at http://www.usgbc.org Gov. O’Malley launches innovative challenge to spur Maryland building efficiency http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gov-o%E2%80%99malley-launches-innovative-challenge-spur-maryland-building-efficiency <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/img_0559_8__1.jpg?1384298216" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The list of benefits from Maryland&rsquo;s building energy efficiency programs feels a little like a MasterCard commercial. These programs have led to an investment of nearly $200 million, attracted more than 42,000 participants (17 percent of accounts), saved nearly 800,000 megawatt hours and more than a billion dollars, created more than 2,100 jobs and avoided nearly 400,000 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Oh yeah, and what about the benefit to the state&rsquo;s climate resilience? &ldquo;Priceless.&rdquo; I guess building efficiency in Maryland is a win-win-win-win-win-win-win.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gov-o%E2%80%99malley-launches-innovative-challenge-spur-maryland-building-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gov-o%E2%80%99malley-launches-innovative-challenge-spur-maryland-building-efficiency#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:16:56 +0000 Jason Hartke 4370836 at http://www.usgbc.org Joe and Maggie’s Top Five Musts: Greenbuild 2013 for the global professional http://www.usgbc.org/articles/joe-and-maggie%E2%80%99s-top-five-musts-greenbuild-2013-global-professional <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maggie_joe_1.jpg?1384285007" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello everyone!</p> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s policy analyst, Maggie Comstock and I have developed a top five list of exciting topics at <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx">Greenbuild 2013</a> for the global green building professional. Are you joining us in Philadelphia? Participate in suggested sessions and activities and learn more about USGBC&rsquo;s international programs. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/joe-and-maggie%E2%80%99s-top-five-musts-greenbuild-2013-global-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/joe-and-maggie%E2%80%99s-top-five-musts-greenbuild-2013-global-professional#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:36:47 +0000 Joseph Crea 4370351 at http://www.usgbc.org The Green Apple Bike Tour begins today! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-bike-tour-begins-today <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Screen%20Shot%202013-11-12%20at%2012.20.46%20PM.png?1384277702" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today kicks off the eight day <a href="http://www.mygreenapple.org/bikegreenapple">Green Apple Bike Tour</a> where 14 USGBC Students, Emerging Professionals and staff will cycle over 200 miles from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, PA to spread awareness about the importance of safe, healthy and sustainable schools. Along the way, we&rsquo;ll complete three service projects at local schools in D.C., Lancaster and Philadelphia.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-bike-tour-begins-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-bike-tour-begins-today#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:37:27 +0000 Tess Wiggins 4369987 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 Class of LEED Fellows http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_10.jpeg?1384275806" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Nov. 12, 2013) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the LEED Fellows Class of 2013. The LEED Fellows program recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED Professionals.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows#comments Media Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:04:03 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4369883 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild Nation: Philadelphia spotlight http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-philadelphia-spotlight <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TM_07.jpg?1384273724" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philadelphia has always been a city of neighborhoods. While there are major sections of city that everyone will refer to such as West Philly or Center City&mdash;I&rsquo;m a South Philly girl myself&mdash;even within those larger neighborhoods there are names that only the locals will know, like Southwark, or Fishtown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-philadelphia-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-philadelphia-spotlight#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:29:04 +0000 4369755 at http://www.usgbc.org Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! Stories of building green in faith communities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-stories-building-green-faith-communities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The Bay Area Chinese Bible Church pursued LEED for New Construction (NC) Silver certification" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/FAITH-1.jpg?1384204826" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659904440710914.1073741828.183380328363330&amp;type=1"><em>Voting is now open</em></a><em> for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights one of the nominees. </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-stories-building-green-faith-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-stories-building-green-faith-communities#comments Community Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:21:58 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4365647 at http://www.usgbc.org Focus on efficiency in affordable housing at BPC Housing Policy Forum http://www.usgbc.org/articles/focus-efficiency-affordable-housing-bpc-housing-policy-forum <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: Bipartisan Policy Center " alt="Photo Credit: Bipartisan Policy Center " src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DA2_7610_4_.JPG?1384200318" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last Monday at the University of Southern California, I joined housing policy luminaries, including ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and former Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Housing Commission Forum. The forum is a series of engagements around the country to discuss the need for robust housing policy reform.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/focus-efficiency-affordable-housing-bpc-housing-policy-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/focus-efficiency-affordable-housing-bpc-housing-policy-forum#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:05:59 +0000 Bryan Howard 4365409 at http://www.usgbc.org Join the Scavenger Hunt at Greenbuild Philly http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-scavenger-hunt-greenbuild-philly <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="309" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sh_gb_0.png?1384199498" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="406" height="87" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Black_Block_Logo_Medium.png?1384199734" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gather ye smartest phones, prepare thy hashtags!&nbsp;The second annual&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11MsVUkfmBDv-TCsepI0YzipMiVM_HF0a8asuhv70D2Q/viewform">Emerging Professionals Scavenger Hunt at Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;is set for Tuesday, November 19 in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Teams of four will assemble and take off from the Philadelphia Convention Center to explore green landmarks, sustainability-features, architectural design, and urban planning strategies across the City. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-scavenger-hunt-greenbuild-philly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-scavenger-hunt-greenbuild-philly#comments Greenbuild Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:51:37 +0000 Jason Sandman 4365365 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Stop LEED ban in Ohio, sustainability top concern in healthcare http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-stop-leed-ban-ohio-sustainability-top-concern-healthcare <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="666" height="308" title="puroticorico via Flickr" alt="puroticorico via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Ohio.jpg?1383951257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2013/11/07/senators-try-to-ban-green-standards.html">Senators try to ban &lsquo;green&rsquo; standards</a>, <em>Columbus Dispatch</em>. The chemical industry lobby is trying to prohibit LEED for all public buildings in Ohio &mdash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.change.org/petitions/act-now-against-toxic-schools" target="_blank">don&rsquo;t let them!</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-stop-leed-ban-ohio-sustainability-top-concern-healthcare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-stop-leed-ban-ohio-sustainability-top-concern-healthcare#comments Industry Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:55:05 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4339224 at http://www.usgbc.org Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! – Green Schools from San Bernardino to Detroit http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-green-schools-san-bernardino-detroit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ML_Nomination_0.png?1383944790" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659904440710914.1073741828.183380328363330&amp;type=1"><em>Voting is now open</em></a><em> for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights two of the nominees.</em>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Where We Learn MATTAs</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-green-schools-san-bernardino-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-volunteer-impact-%E2%80%93-green-schools-san-bernardino-detroit#comments Community Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:06:31 +0000 Colin White 4338988 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Apple Day of Service: Accelerating green building through education http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-accelerating-green-building-through-education <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/UTC%20DOS%20photo.jpg?1383927567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As we look ahead to Greenbuild, we do so knowing that our schools are more sustainable today than they were a year ago thanks to the hard work of the Center for Green Schools. The Center&rsquo;s recent Green Apple Day of Service netted nearly 2,100 volunteer projects globally, with thousands of volunteers spreading the word about the benefits of a sustainable environment.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-accelerating-green-building-through-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-accelerating-green-building-through-education#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:06:24 +0000 John Mandyck 4337007 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Members Elect Six 2014 Directors http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-elect-six-2014-directors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bod-election_0_0.jpg?1383921109" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From Oct. 1-30, 2013, USGBC members participated in the annual election of the USGBC Board of Directors. Six directors were elected, most of which for a three-year term and representing the perspectives listed below.</p> <p>At its recent meeting, the Board additionally appointed three directors and two directors were elected by the Board to serve as Chair-Elect and Treasurer. Stay tuned for those details in a forthcoming press release.</p> <p>Please join USGBC in welcoming the following elected directors to the 2014 Board!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-elect-six-2014-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-members-elect-six-2014-directors#comments Community Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:31:49 +0000 Walter Cuculic 4336724 at http://www.usgbc.org Board Snapshot: October 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/board-snapshot-october-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BoardSnapshot_1_0_0.jpg?1383862073" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC Board of Directors convened in Austin, Texas, from Oct.&nbsp;<span>23-24,</span>&nbsp;2013.&nbsp;<span>Rather than an official record of the proceedings, we've summarized the highlights from the meetings. Official meeting minutes will be available online after they have been approved by the Board of Directors</span>&nbsp;in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/list/minutes?keys=board+minutes">View approved USGBC Board meeting minutes through Aug. 29, 2013 &raquo;</a></p> <h2>Board Meeting Highlights</h2> <p><strong>Leadership</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/board-snapshot-october-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/board-snapshot-october-2013#comments Community Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:07:27 +0000 Alyssa Campagnoni 4335150 at http://www.usgbc.org Nearly 60,000 Global LEED Green Building Projects Span 10.6 Billion Square Feet: New Report from USGBC with Introduction from Boston Mayor Menino http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_7.jpeg?1383846262" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Canada, India, China, UAE and Brazil lead with highest number of LEED projects outside the U.S.</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us#comments Media Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:50:04 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4334112 at http://www.usgbc.org Get educated in the Exhibit Hall http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-educated-exhibit-hall <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_0133_0.jpg?1383770258" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Greenbuild exhibitors are a diverse group &mdash; from local green roof small businesses to national product manufacturers &mdash; and the companies participating in <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> represent every component of the green building industry.</p> <p>The educational opportunities available in the Expo can be as varied and enlightening as the outstanding education sessions. For this reason, Greenbuild provides the following continuing education opportunities on the Exhibit Hall floor:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-educated-exhibit-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-educated-exhibit-hall#comments Greenbuild Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:43:14 +0000 Kate Hurst 4324814 at http://www.usgbc.org New Credentials account now available http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credentials-account-now-available <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NewCredentialAccount.jpg?1383755470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re excited to announce the latest enhancements to your credential experience.</p> <p>Now you can manage your LEED credentials, view or report credential maintenance activities, and register for an exam on usgbc.org.</p> <p>Check out these highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credentials-account-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-credentials-account-now-available#comments Industry Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:34:13 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 4323473 at http://www.usgbc.org Vote Now – Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-%E2%80%93-malcolm-lewis-impact-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMPACT.jpg?1383660454" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanks to its dedicated <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a>, who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. You now have the chance to choose which volunteer-driven project had the highest impact this year. The winner will be given the prestigious Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award that recognizes the contributions of volunteers to USGBC&rsquo;s vision of green buildings for all within this generation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-%E2%80%93-malcolm-lewis-impact-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vote-now-%E2%80%93-malcolm-lewis-impact-award#comments Community Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:10:10 +0000 Colin White 3943574 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: California chapter highlights health, gearing up for Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-california-chapter-highlights-health-gearing-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="San Francisco, via Flickr" alt="San Francisco, via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SF_0.jpg?1383599878" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.siliconbeat.com/2013/10/29/elevating-green-building-as-a-health-issue/">Elevating green building as a health issue</a>, <em>San Jose Mercury News</em>. The <a href="http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/">USGBC Northern California Chapter</a> has launched the Building Health Initiative, partnering with companies such as Google, Adobe, Genentech and Kaiser Permanente.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-california-chapter-highlights-health-gearing-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-california-chapter-highlights-health-gearing-greenbuild#comments Industry Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:31:18 +0000 Jacob Kriss 3156550 at http://www.usgbc.org The business case for green buildings: ASBC event hosted at USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-buildings-asbc-event-hosted-usgbc <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="307" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/american_business_council.jpg?1383335550" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>People like to talk about the environment in terms of protecting nature &mdash; making sure we don&rsquo;t pollute or ensuring conservation of natural resources for future generations. That&rsquo;s a worthy goal; since buildings in the United States account for <a href="http://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/dgs/pio/facts/LA%20workshop/climate.pdf" target="_blank">39 percent of our carbon emissions</a>, more than industry or transportation, it's a good place to start if we want to cut emissions.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-buildings-asbc-event-hosted-usgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-buildings-asbc-event-hosted-usgbc#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:53:07 +0000 Zach Bernstein 2776223 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: The thing about numbers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thing-about-numbers <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/series_20yrs_numbers.png?1383320821" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thing-about-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thing-about-numbers#comments Community Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:47:28 +0000 Jeremy Poling 2776153 at http://www.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Greenbuild master speaker Ron Finley http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-ron-finley <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SessionSpotlight5.jpg?1383312342" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/speakers/Master-Series.aspx">Ron Finley</a> is a man who will not sit still and watch a problem take root. Having grown up in the South Los Angeles food desert, Ron is familiar with the area's lack of fresh produce. He knows what it's like to drive 45 minutes just to get a fresh tomato.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-ron-finley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-ron-finley#comments Greenbuild Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:26:00 +0000 2776110 at http://www.usgbc.org NFWF & USGBC: Working together to protect the great outdoors http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nfwf-usgbc-working-together-protect-great-outdoors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_nfwf_1.jpg?1383246336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whoopingcranes1_0.jpg?1383246292" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="374" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Florida-Panther-6531.jpg?1383246297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To solve the problems that threaten the survival of America&rsquo;s wildlife and their habitats, we need to explore creative partnerships that bring new resources to the challenge. That&rsquo;s why the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to welcome the U.S. Green Building Council as a vital new partner in the conservation effort. USGBC has built an international reputation for promoting voluntary programs that catalyze green building around the world.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nfwf-usgbc-working-together-protect-great-outdoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nfwf-usgbc-working-together-protect-great-outdoors#comments Initiatives LEED Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:05:35 +0000 David ONeill 2775835 at http://www.usgbc.org Certification showing it’s worth the investment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certification-showing-it%E2%80%99s-worth-investment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lara Koritzke </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_cert_worth_1.jpg?1383245918" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span>At a time when businesses, governments and consumers are looking for ways to deliver the most sustainability 'bang for their buck', credible standards are starting to show that they're worth the investment.&nbsp;</span></em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certification-showing-it%E2%80%99s-worth-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/certification-showing-it%E2%80%99s-worth-investment#comments Industry Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:58:37 +0000 2775834 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC-NCC Launches Building Health Initiative http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-ncc-launches-building-health-initiative <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_6.jpeg?1383151908" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Dozens of companies pledge to promote healthy buildings and communities</em></strong></p> <p>San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2013) - Adobe, CalPERS, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, salesforce.com, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 20 other corporations and institutions are committed as founding partners in a fast-growing movement to elevate green building as a public health benefit and accelerate the development of transparency standards in building materials.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-ncc-launches-building-health-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-ncc-launches-building-health-initiative#comments Media Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:52:48 +0000 Dan Geiger 2773760 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Talent Force Exchange: Where innovation meets opportunity http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-talent-force-exchange-where-innovation-meets-opportunity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Opportunity.jpg?1383147855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new initiative is launching at Greenbuild in Philadelphia &mdash; <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/events/talent-force-exchange.aspx" target="_blank">USGBC Talent Force Exchange</a>, designed to help you define and realize your dream job or bring your career to the next level.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-talent-force-exchange-where-innovation-meets-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-talent-force-exchange-where-innovation-meets-opportunity#comments Greenbuild Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:44:54 +0000 Hannah Debelius 2773749 at http://www.usgbc.org Once again, GSA recognizes that LEED works http://www.usgbc.org/articles/once-again-gsa-recognizes-leed-works <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Current News </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="305" title="photo credit: AmericnJewl via Flickr Creative Commons " alt="photo credit: AmericnJewl via Flickr Creative Commons " src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2035995789_62efe2d88d_o.jpg?1383144984" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;If it ain&rsquo;t broke, don&rsquo;t fix it.&rdquo;</p> <p>That&rsquo;s what General Services Administration (GSA) concluded again on October 25. After a lot of study, the GSA decided that the U.S. Green Building Council&rsquo;s LEED green building rating system can and should be used in government buildings. LEED, it said, advances energy efficiency and saves taxpayers&rsquo; money.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/once-again-gsa-recognizes-leed-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/once-again-gsa-recognizes-leed-works#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:56:53 +0000 Jason Hartke 2773739 at http://www.usgbc.org Join USGBC's annual Meeting of the Members http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-annual-meeting-members <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Annual_member_meeting.jpg?1383073992" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you an employee of a USGBC Member? If so, you're invited to join USGBC's annual Meeting of the Members.</p> <p>When: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 8:00-8:30 am<br />Where: Grand Ballroom AB, 300 Level, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia</p> <p><a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/usgbc-meeting-of-the-members" target="_blank" class="button">Register today </a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-annual-meeting-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbcs-annual-meeting-members#comments Community Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:14:24 +0000 Nora Knox 2773548 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo Comes to Philadelphia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-international-conference-expo-comes-philadelphia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_0.png?1383064523" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The world&rsquo;s largest green building conference and expo draws crowds from around the world; newest version of LEED&reg; will be released</strong></em><br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-international-conference-expo-comes-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-international-conference-expo-comes-philadelphia#comments Media Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:43:17 +0000 Marisa Long 2773503 at http://www.usgbc.org Get the lay of the international landscape at the International Summit http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-lay-international-landscape-international-summit <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Endorsement </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">29 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IS02-1.jpg?1383059723" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again.&nbsp;As we rush headlong into fall, the most exciting event for the global green building industry is just around the corner.</p> <p>This year, the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo will be held from Nov. 20-22, 2013 in Philadelphia, with the full-day <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/education/greenbuild-summits/international-summit.aspx" target="_blank">International Summit</a>&nbsp;kick starting the week&nbsp;on Tuesday, Nov. 19 . &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-lay-international-landscape-international-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-lay-international-landscape-international-summit#comments Greenbuild Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:15:52 +0000 Jennivine Kwan 2773450 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED for Homes v2008 update: Public comment, voter registration period open now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-v2008-update-public-comment-voter-registration-period-open-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/homesopenforpubliccomment_1.jpg?1382996090" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In August, USGBC <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homes-2008-update-public-comment-open-now">held a comment period</a> for proposed updates to the minimum energy requirements in the LEED for Homes v2008 program. These changes, in response to the significant energy code changes within the residential construction market over the past several years, will ensure that projects certified using the 2008 version of LEED for Homes remain at the forefront as leaders in green building design and construction.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-v2008-update-public-comment-voter-registration-period-open-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-v2008-update-public-comment-voter-registration-period-open-now#comments LEED Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:34:50 +0000 Mika Kania 2773282 at http://www.usgbc.org Moving on Up: The Growth of Green Affordable Housing http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moving-growth-green-affordable-housing <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: USGBC " alt="Photo credit: USGBC " src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OakSt_1_cover_0_0.jpg?1382994292" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There has been a lot of talk recently on both the national and local levels about the value, applicability, and overall effectiveness of third-party green rating systems. To frame our understanding, we can start by looking at the impact that third-party rating systems, like LEED, are having in the transformation of the housing development landscape, especially in affordable housing.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moving-growth-green-affordable-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/moving-growth-green-affordable-housing#comments Greenbuild Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:05:34 +0000 Tommy Linstroth 2773273 at http://www.usgbc.org Visit the green schools of Greenbuild Nation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/visit-green-schools-greenbuild-nation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/8252324917_ed781f2c7f_b.jpg?1382988147" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally posted on the Delaware Valley Green Building Council blog. <a href="http://dvgbc.org/greenschools/blog/tours-showcase-local-green-schools-projects-international-audience-and-you-too" target="_blank">Read the article</a>.</em></p> <p>Four innovative green schools tours will be offered in Philadelphia from Nov. 18-23. Even if you're not joining us for Greenbuild this year, you can register for these exciting tours to see great regional projects and get CEU's.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/visit-green-schools-greenbuild-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/visit-green-schools-greenbuild-nation#comments Greenbuild Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:23:27 +0000 2773241 at http://www.usgbc.org Calling all green professionals of faith http://www.usgbc.org/articles/calling-all-green-professionals-faith <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_multi_faith_1.jpg?1382974875" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In August, Reverend Sally Bingham from <a href="http://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/">Interfaith Power and Light</a> (IPL) called on the USGBC Community to support the greening of congregations in her article, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-faithful-stewardship">Partnering for Faithful Stewardship</a>.&rdquo; In conjunction with USGBC&rsquo;s partnerships with IPL and other faith-based partners like <a href="http://www.greenfaith.org">GreenFaith</a>, <a href="http://www.nrpe.org">National Religious Partnership on the Environment</a>, <a href="http://www.ccfm.net<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/calling-all-green-professionals-faith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/calling-all-green-professionals-faith#comments Community Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:41:15 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 2773176 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: LEED stays out front, first v4 certification http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-stays-out-front-first-v4-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" title="The skyline of Portland, Ore., home to 202 LEED-certified projects. Credit: razvan.orendovici via Flickr" alt="The skyline of Portland, Ore., home to 202 LEED-certified projects." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Portland.jpg?1382737230" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/198549-clash-of-the-green-giants">Clash of the green giants</a>, <em>Portland Tribune</em>. This feature takes an in-depth look at why LEED is the world&rsquo;s premier system for guiding the design, construction and operation of green buildings.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-stays-out-front-first-v4-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-stays-out-front-first-v4-certification#comments Industry Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:41:44 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2772832 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Green Building Program Remains Preferred Rating System for Use in Federal Buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-building-program-remains-preferred-rating-system-use-federal-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/press_release_img_5.jpeg?1382731284" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C., (Oct. 25, 2013) &ndash;&nbsp;The General Services Administration (GSA) concluded again today that the U.S. Green Building Council&rsquo;s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system can and should be used in government buildings to advance energy efficiency and to save taxpayers&rsquo; money. GSA issued its recommendation today based on the findings of the EISA &sect;436(h) Ad-Hoc Review Group on Green Building Certification Systems.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-building-program-remains-preferred-rating-system-use-federal-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-building-program-remains-preferred-rating-system-use-federal-buildings#comments Media Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:03:28 +0000 Marisa Long 2772806 at http://www.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Reinventing Philadelphia through green infrastructure http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-reinventing-philadelphia-through-green-infrastructure <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_spotlight3_0.jpg?1382723766" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the next 25 years, Philadelphia will invest $2 billion in green stormwater infrastructure, creating a more sustainable, healthier and livable city. The Greenbuild 2013 session &ldquo;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=reinventing%20phil">Reinventing Philadelphia Through Green Infrastructure</a>&rdquo; offers an overview of the benefits of the Green City, Clean Water program (the first of its kind approved by the EPA).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-reinventing-philadelphia-through-green-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-reinventing-philadelphia-through-green-infrastructure#comments Greenbuild Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:56:26 +0000 2772758 at http://www.usgbc.org School retrofit financing: get guidance in 60 minutes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/school-retrofit-financing-get-guidance-60-minutes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_GSIG.jpeg?1382648918" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re heading to&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/">Greenbuild 2013 Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;in November, don&rsquo;t miss the chance to attend the Center for Green School&rsquo;s education session: &ldquo;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_FIELD_speaker_name=Rachel%20Gutter&amp;SEARCH_FIELD_other_area_interest=Special%20Set&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=keyword%20search">Green Schools Investment Guide</a>.&rdquo; Led by the Center's director Rachel Gutter and colleagues from <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/school-retrofit-financing-get-guidance-60-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/school-retrofit-financing-get-guidance-60-minutes#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:09:41 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 2772551 at http://www.usgbc.org The case for habitat protection - benefits to the economy and human health http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-habitat-protection-benefits-economy-and-human-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_conservation_0.jpg?1382648937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Building green is one of the most important tenets in creating a sustainable future. In less than fifteen years, LEED has grown from a vision among a small group of committed environmentalist to a global force that certifies thousands of green buildings per year. Perhaps one reason for LEED&rsquo;s rapid growth is that green building is embraced by individuals of all walks of life, and across the political spectrum.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-habitat-protection-benefits-economy-and-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/case-habitat-protection-benefits-economy-and-human-health#comments Initiatives Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:08:57 +0000 Sam Glass 2772548 at http://www.usgbc.org VERGE SF: Envisioning the future of big data and green building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/verge-sf-envisioning-future-big-data-and-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_gbig_insight_1_0.jpg?1382648117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Why "Big Data" will transform the design, construction, and operation of the built environment.</strong></p> <p>So, an engineer, scientist, designer, and an entrepreneur walk into a bar&hellip; It could be the beginning of a bad joke, but in San Francisco last week these professionals all agreed on at least one thing: Big Data will transform the design, construction, and operation of the built environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/verge-sf-envisioning-future-big-data-and-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/verge-sf-envisioning-future-big-data-and-green-building#comments Industry Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:55:17 +0000 Chris Pyke 2772536 at http://www.usgbc.org How much could your school save? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-much-could-your-school-save <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Behavior-based-Efficiency-1.jpg?1382538858" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC released "Powering Down: Behavior-Based Energy Conservation in K-12 Schools," a toolkit&nbsp;that follows the experiences of five public schools that have reduced electricity use by an astonishing 20 to 37 percent through behavior-based strategies alone. The paper, which was written with lead author Kate Crosby, looks to these schools as models for others and examines common strategies for every school to reduce its energy usage.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-much-could-your-school-save" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-much-could-your-school-save#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:08:42 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 2772167 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Fleming Roberts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-fleming-roberts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_FR.jpg?1382551932" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's your name and title at USGBC?</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Fleming Roberts, Policy and Advocacy Associate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>How long have you worked here?</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Since the summer of 2012.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>How do you get to work?</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">I walk, ruining many pairs of flats in the process.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-fleming-roberts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-fleming-roberts#comments Community Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:15:52 +0000 2772123 at http://www.usgbc.org Deadlines to achieve LEED certification by 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/deadlines-achieve-leed-certification-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/usgbc_87150476.jpg?1382535181" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you looking for your project certification to be awarded in 2013? As the end of the year approaches, we've outlined the deadlines for application submissions for both Standard and Expedited reviews.</p> <p>The following tables apply to all commercial rating systems (not including LEED Volume). These timelines also assume that no Appeal review is necessary. Appeal reviews typically take 20 business days, and 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/deadlines-achieve-leed-certification-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/deadlines-achieve-leed-certification-2013#comments LEED Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:34:17 +0000 Dean DiPietro 2772011 at http://www.usgbc.org Study: Extra costs minimal for LEED-certified hospitals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-extra-costs-minimal-leed-certified-hospitals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="666" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the subjects of the hospital study. Credit: Wikimedia Commons " alt="The LEED Gold Rush University Medical Center in Chicago." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RUMC-Tower-01042012.jpg?1382465703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Gail Vittori co-authored this article with Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will, and Breeze Glazer, LEED AP, Perkins+Will.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-extra-costs-minimal-leed-certified-hospitals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-extra-costs-minimal-leed-certified-hospitals#comments LEED Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:20:04 +0000 Gail Vittori 2771819 at http://www.usgbc.org Notice: My Credentials account downtime http://www.usgbc.org/articles/notice-my-credentials-account-downtime <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-gbci-announcement.jpg?1382560808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Article updated Nov. 4</em></p> <h2><strong>If you're a LEED professional, please note that your My Credentials account will be unavailable from Monday, Oct. 28 to Tuesday, Nov. 5 while we make exciting new updates.</strong></h2> <p>During this time you won't be able to record any CE hours.</p> <p>If you need assistance please contact us at&nbsp;<span>1-800-795-1747.</span></p> <p>We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience during this time.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/notice-my-credentials-account-downtime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/notice-my-credentials-account-downtime#comments Industry Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:24:08 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2771358 at http://www.usgbc.org Last chance to earn a specialty credential http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-earn-specialty-credential <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pol-article_0.jpg?1382361582" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is your last chance to earn a specialty credential for free without taking the exam.</p> <p>LEED APs without a specialty can upgrade to a BD+C, ID+C or O+M specialty, with <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-ap/upgrade" target="_blank">USGBC&rsquo;s Principles of LEED</a> webinar series&nbsp;<span>(only available through Oct. 27, 2013)</span>.&nbsp;</p> <p><span>This free six-hour webinar series satisfies the upgrade requirements for your LEED AP with specialty credential.</span><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/leed-ap/upgrade" target="_blank"><br /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-earn-specialty-credential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-earn-specialty-credential#comments Industry Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:19:42 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2771357 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: v4 means business, green growth in Philly http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-v4-means-business-green-growth-philly <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Phillie Casablanca via Flickr" alt="Phillie Casablanca via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/business.jpg?1382132523" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/10/18/4-ways-leed-v4-will-change-business?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+greenbuzz+%28GreenBiz%29">4 ways LEED v4 will change business</a>, GreenBiz. LEED v4&rsquo;s focus on transparency, life-cycle assessment, responsible sourcing and hazard ingredient reporting are critical elements as v4 becomes the new normal in the building sector.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-v4-means-business-green-growth-philly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-v4-means-business-green-growth-philly#comments Industry Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:42:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2771145 at http://www.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Certifying neighborhood sustainability around the globe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-certifying-neighborhood-sustainability-around-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/feature_spotlight2_1_0.jpg?1381938136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are approximately one dozen neighborhood sustainability certification systems now operating worldwide.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-certifying-neighborhood-sustainability-around-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-certifying-neighborhood-sustainability-around-globe#comments Greenbuild Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:42:16 +0000 2769690 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building Law Update's “A Week in the Life of LEED Certification” http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-law-updates-%E2%80%9C-week-life-leed-certification%E2%80%9D <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">16 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="photo credit: Earmark Social Paper Good via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="photo credit: Earmark Social Paper Good via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3069475704_7df0d6cb8f_b.jpg?1381931489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Check out <a href="http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/2013/10/articles/leed-1/a-week-in-the-life-of-leed-certification/">Stuart Kaplow&rsquo;s Green Building Update</a> to see a highlight of how much LEED does in just one week. Some stand out stats include:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-law-updates-%E2%80%9C-week-life-leed-certification%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-law-updates-%E2%80%9C-week-life-leed-certification%E2%80%9D#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:58:26 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 2769669 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing the 2013 Greenest School on Earth Recipients http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2013-greenest-school-earth-recipients <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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%20release%20img_9.jpeg?1381930326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Capetown, South Africa (October 16, 2013) &ndash; Today, at the World Green Building Council (WGBC) Annual Congress, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/?utm_source=Press+Releases&amp;utm_campaign=f29dd40590-Direct_PR_Greenest_School_on_Earth10_15_2013&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_167a1c7388-f29dd40590-"><span class="s3">Center for Green Schools</span></a>&nbsp;(Center) at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/?utm_source=Press+Releases&amp;utm_campaign=f29dd40590-Direct_PR_Greenest_School_on_Earth10_15_2013&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_167a1c7388-f29dd4059<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2013-greenest-school-earth-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2013-greenest-school-earth-recipients#comments Media Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:32:22 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2769661 at http://www.usgbc.org Innovative affordable housing in the City of Brotherly Love http://www.usgbc.org/articles/innovative-affordable-housing-city-brotherly-love <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/connelly_0.jpg?1381928337" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The country&rsquo;s first LEED ND Platinum project will be featured on a <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/education/green-building-tours.aspx" target="_blank">tour during Greenbuild 2013</a> in Philadelphia, along with several other innovative projects that are making green housing accessible and affordable.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/innovative-affordable-housing-city-brotherly-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/innovative-affordable-housing-city-brotherly-love#comments Greenbuild Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:00:16 +0000 Heather Blakeslee 2769657 at http://www.usgbc.org Insights wanted: Building Information Modeling (BIM) survey now open http://www.usgbc.org/articles/insights-wanted-building-information-modeling-bim-survey-now-open <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-research-opportunity_0.jpg?1381890926" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have 15 minutes?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/insights-wanted-building-information-modeling-bim-survey-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/insights-wanted-building-information-modeling-bim-survey-now-open#comments Industry Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:34:03 +0000 Ashley Katz 2769566 at http://www.usgbc.org Elect the 2014 USGBC Board of Directors: Your vote counts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2014-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bod-election_0.jpg?1381755600" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you cast your vote?</p> <p>The Board of Directors election period opened on Oct. 1 and runs for 30 days.</p> <p>A minimum of 10% of USGBC member organizations must vote. That's why it's especially important for you to take a moment and&nbsp;vote now!</p> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/account/ballots" class="button">VOTE</a></p> <p>Each year, USGBC members have a unique opportunity to shape USGBC's future by electing its national Board members. Your vote is critical and it influences key decisions about how USGBC serves you, educates the industry, and advances the mission.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2014-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2014-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts#comments Community Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:00:13 +0000 Walter Cuculic 2769037 at http://www.usgbc.org Philadelphia champions kick off of the Affordable Housing Summit http://www.usgbc.org/articles/philadelphia-champions-kick-affordable-housing-summit <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">11 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Philadelphia_skyline.jpg?1381507316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Next month we&rsquo;re excited to welcome visitors from around the world to Philadelphia for the <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/philadelphia-champions-kick-affordable-housing-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/philadelphia-champions-kick-affordable-housing-summit#comments Greenbuild Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:02:18 +0000 Alex Dews 2768468 at http://www.usgbc.org This is why we do it. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-do-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/Unknown-1_0.jpeg?1381505665" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is why we do it. This is why we get to work early and this is why we stay late. This is why we work our hearts out nurturing relationships, scrupulously discovering and creating the newest green schools research and wracking our brains about how to be bigger, better and bolder. Because it matters.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-do-it#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:35:40 +0000 Caroline Cowan 2768462 at http://www.usgbc.org This October it’s pumpkins, shutdown, and green building codes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/october-it%E2%80%99s-pumpkins-shutdown-and-green-building-codes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="231" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_pumpkin.jpg?1381443833" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>October is not even 10 days through and it&rsquo;s already been a great month for greener building codes.&nbsp; Here are four of this month&rsquo;s highlights (in reverse chronological order). Thank goodness none of these required any action by the federal government!&nbsp; One thing seems pretty clear to me: we&rsquo;re getting a little smarter and more sophisticated about the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/greening-codes-building-codes-begin-broaden-their-charge-include-human-and-environmental-i">greening the codes</a>&hellip;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/october-it%E2%80%99s-pumpkins-shutdown-and-green-building-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/october-it%E2%80%99s-pumpkins-shutdown-and-green-building-codes#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:24:26 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 2768323 at http://www.usgbc.org Session spotlight: The Philadelphia Eagles go green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-philadelphia-eagles-go-green <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Feature_spotlight4.jpg?1381437785" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The NFL is going green!</p> <p>The Greenbuild 2013 session, <a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=c01">Philadelphia Eagles &ndash; Go Green Program Overview</a>, offers an in-depth look into an exciting new initiative. The Philadelphia Eagles Go Green program creates and sustains championship performances on the field and in the community through sustainable practices that promote the quality of life, green the environment and improve one&rsquo;s impact.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-philadelphia-eagles-go-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-philadelphia-eagles-go-green#comments Greenbuild Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:43:23 +0000 2768293 at http://www.usgbc.org Second annual Green Apple Day of Service a global success http://www.usgbc.org/articles/second-annual-green-apple-day-service-global-success <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Haynes_GADOS2013_E__1_.jpeg?1381425469" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year&rsquo;s Green Apple Day of Service is behind us, and volunteers at more than 2,000 schools and campuses joined us to make an impact. Projects took place in all 50 U.S. states and 40 countries, with participants showing that their communities are committed to healthy, safe and sustainable schools. Every dot on the map at mygreenapple.org represented a different commitment to better schools and a team effort from start to finish.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/second-annual-green-apple-day-service-global-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/second-annual-green-apple-day-service-global-success#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:20:03 +0000 Emily Riordan 2768233 at http://www.usgbc.org Week two: high density, low-flow http://www.usgbc.org/articles/week-two-high-density-low-flow <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/waterless-urinal.jpg?1381415910" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in EcoBuilding Pulse on October 5, 2013.</em></p> <p><strong>We learn about Sustainable Sites and Water Efficiency in this week&rsquo;s installment of two editors&rsquo;s journey toward becoming LEED Green Associates.</strong></p> <p>By Deane Madsen<br />&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/week-two-high-density-low-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/week-two-high-density-low-flow#comments Industry Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:39:00 +0000 2768183 at http://www.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Using algae to capture carbon and nitrogen oxides http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-using-algae-capture-carbon-and-nitrogen-oxides <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_spotlight3.jpg?1381353520" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Can algae be utilized as an emission control strategy in the industrial sector? The Greenbuild 2013 session &ldquo;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=g11">Using Algae to Capture Carbon and Nitrogen Oxides</a>,&rdquo; discusses an innovative partnership between Arizona State University and Intel to identify and discuss the key obstacles to using algae for green house gas mitigation and NOx emission control from combustion equipment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-using-algae-capture-carbon-and-nitrogen-oxides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-using-algae-capture-carbon-and-nitrogen-oxides#comments Greenbuild Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:19:03 +0000 2768023 at http://www.usgbc.org Before I Die: The book http://www.usgbc.org/articles/i-die-book <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/before-i-die.jpg?1381327247" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned building in her New Orleans&nbsp;neighborhood with chalkboard paint and stenciled the words, &ldquo;Before I die...&rdquo; she never expected it to become a worldwide phenomenon.</p> <p>Thanks to passionate people around the world who have spearheaded their own walls, there are now over 350 Before I Die walls in over 50 countries and&nbsp;over 20 languages.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/i-die-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/i-die-book#comments Greenbuild Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:01:26 +0000 Nora Knox 2767844 at http://www.usgbc.org Come and take it: Green & booming in the South http://www.usgbc.org/articles/come-and-take-it-green-booming-south <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_atlanta.jpg?1381258781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The South is booming&ndash;and it isn&rsquo;t going to stop. Data from the U.S. Census show that &ldquo;<a href="http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-46.html">when looking at the areas with the largest numeric gains, those high on the list are mainly in the South and West</a>.&rdquo; Energy is driving this massive flow of people<span>&mdash;</span><a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20130820-texas-gains-people--and-their-income.ece">and money<span>&mdash;</span></a>to these states, and that presents a great opportunity for the U.S.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/come-and-take-it-green-booming-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/come-and-take-it-green-booming-south#comments Industry Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:00:15 +0000 John Stevenson 2767668 at http://www.usgbc.org Team Las Vegas heats it up at the 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition http://www.usgbc.org/articles/team-las-vegas-heats-it-2013-solar-decathlon-competition <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_desertsol.jpg?1381242773" /> </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="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol0.jpg?1381242784" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol1.jpg?1381242795" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol2.jpg?1381242806" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol3.jpg?1381242814" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/desertsol4.jpg?1381242824" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>The U.S. Department of Energy is holding this year&rsquo;s Solar Decathlon in the Orange Country Great Park in Irvine, California, from October 3&ndash;13. The Solar Decathlon is a biennial international competition that challenges twenty collegiate and university student-led teams to design and build solar-powered net-zero homes that are affordable, energy-efficient, and aesthetically appealing.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/team-las-vegas-heats-it-2013-solar-decathlon-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/team-las-vegas-heats-it-2013-solar-decathlon-competition#comments LEED Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:34:11 +0000 Suzanne Hoorya Trabia 2767609 at http://www.usgbc.org SXSW Eco highlights placemaking through Place by Design http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sxsw-eco-highlights-placemaking-through-place-design <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">7 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="600" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_sxsw.jpg?1381178358" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>South by Southwest, the behemoth music, film and interactive event that consumes Austin each March, is in itself a giant exercise in tactical&nbsp;urbanism. The influx of people stretches downtown Austin to its limits and transforms every underutilized space into something else: parking lots become music venues, lounges, eateries and almost anything else imaginable.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sxsw-eco-highlights-placemaking-through-place-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sxsw-eco-highlights-placemaking-through-place-design#comments Industry Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:40:52 +0000 2767397 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED credit for your garden http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-credit-your-garden <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"> How To: Tutorials/Best Practice </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">7 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_garden.jpg?1381156382" /> </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="747" title="The Catalyst Partners LEED-NC v2.2 platinum certified building in Grand Rapids, MI. Certification was complete prior to the availability of Pilot Credit 82. There are 5 raised beds, a pumpkin and watermelon patch, and a beehive on site. Staff alternates the care of the garden and shares the bounty with the adjacent residential neighborhood." alt="Catalyst Partners LEED-NC v2.2 platinum certified building" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Garden1.jpeg?1381156401" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="747" title="The design team is pursuing Pilot Credit 82 for the project. The market has 6,000 square feet of greenhouse space with a portion currently dedicated to food production. Current plans are for the food to be sold onsite, through the produce vendor, by the greenhouse operator and sold wholesale to the first floor food vendors." alt="Grand Rapids Downtown Market" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Garden2.JPG?1381156411" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have a green thumb and a green building project? Then, LEED pilot credit <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/node/2743606?return=/pilotcredits" target="_blank">SSpc82: Local Food Production</a> is for you! Whether the project is growing food onsite or supporting an off-site farm, it could be rewarded for the intrinsic value of local food production.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-credit-your-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-credit-your-garden#comments LEED Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:35:38 +0000 Theresa Hogerheide 2767244 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Volunteers green schools at Day of Service, investors finding value in LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-volunteers-green-schools-day-service-investors-finding-value-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" title="Green Apple Day of Service volunteers at Payne Elementary in Washington, D.C. Credit: Ana Ka&#039;ahanui" alt="Green Apple Day of Service volunteers at Payne Elementary in Washington, D.C." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GADOS.jpg?1380913263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/education/oceano-elementary-school-marks-green-apple-day-of-service/article_a9d0a718-28cc-11e3-bcff-001a4bcf887a.html">Oceano Elementary School marks Green Apple Day of Service</a>, <em>Santa Maria Times</em>. Oceano was one of nearly 2,100 projects around the world that participated in the Center for Green Schools&rsquo; second annual Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 28.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-volunteers-green-schools-day-service-investors-finding-value-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-volunteers-green-schools-day-service-investors-finding-value-leed#comments Industry Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:03:27 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2766858 at http://www.usgbc.org Much ado about organizational overviews http://www.usgbc.org/articles/much-ado-about-organizational-overviews <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-associate-publications.jpg?1380902524" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in EcoBuilding Pulse on September 25, 2013.</em></p> <p><strong>After the first week of studying, we&rsquo;re fairly certain we know what this exam is really about.</strong></p> <p>By&nbsp;Hallie Busta<br />&nbsp;<br /><span>For all of their boldface text and colorful highlighting, the study materials that the USGBC recommends to those preparing for its Green Associate exam don&rsquo;t hesitate to plunge into the nitty-gritty of LEED and the USGBC. So far, that level of detail is proving to be both cumbersome and reassuring.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/much-ado-about-organizational-overviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/much-ado-about-organizational-overviews#comments Industry Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:02:42 +0000 2766811 at http://www.usgbc.org Protecting America the Beautiful: How LEED helps save nature and habitat http://www.usgbc.org/articles/protecting-america-beautiful-how-leed-helps-save-nature-and-habitat <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"> Case Study </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">4 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_yellowstonesunrise.jpg?1380893293" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Written by Jason Hartke and Sam Glass</em></p> <p>In part, the environmental movement grew out of the great ideas of naturalists who were committed to the goals of nature conservation and habitat protection. Famous documentarian Ken Burns produced an amazing PBS series on the history of our national parks, calling them &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Best Idea.&rdquo; Today, many land conservation groups carry on this mission of protecting <em>America the Beautiful</em> and all of our stunning natural areas and the precious fauna and flora that call it home.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/protecting-america-beautiful-how-leed-helps-save-nature-and-habitat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/protecting-america-beautiful-how-leed-helps-save-nature-and-habitat#comments LEED Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:28:43 +0000 Jason Hartke 2766766 at http://www.usgbc.org "Waste Not Want Not” in a Greenbuild 2013 tour http://www.usgbc.org/articles/waste-not-want-not%E2%80%9D-greenbuild-2013-tour <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ts07.jpg?1380808596" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re headed to <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>, one of the many great tours that you can take advantage of is our Saturday half-day tour, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/education/green-building-tours/half-day-tours-gb.aspx" target="_blank">Waste Not Want Not</a>.&rdquo; In this tour you'll visit two local recycling facilities, the Richard S. Burns Recycling Center and the Waste Management<span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span">&rsquo;s Materials Recycling Facility.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/waste-not-want-not%E2%80%9D-greenbuild-2013-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/waste-not-want-not%E2%80%9D-greenbuild-2013-tour#comments Greenbuild Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:56:57 +0000 Heather Blakeslee 2766485 at http://www.usgbc.org Sustainability from the Austrian Alps to the Pacific Coast http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-austrian-alps-pacific-coast <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="(c) Solar Decathlon Team Austria" alt="(c) Solar Decathlon Team Austria" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_teamaustria.jpg?1380737952" /> </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="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Team_Austria_-_LISI_Pictures__4_.jpg?1380737997" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="669" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__1_.jpg?1380738009" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__6_.jpg?1380738022" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__10_.jpg?1380738044" /> </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/Work_in_Progress__11_.jpg?1380738059" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__15_.jpg?1380738069" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="749" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__16_.jpg?1380738107" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="668" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Work_in_Progress__17_.jpg?1380738122" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Team Austria's home ready to compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon</strong></p> <p>As you stroll through the verdant green foothills of the Austrian Alps, you'll be inspired by not only the quaint farm houses and pastures, but also number of solar panels on the south facing barn roofs. Austria has a long tradition of sustainability and is well known in Europe as a dynamic leader in renewable energy and sustainability. It's therefore no surprise that we jumped at the chance to enter the 2013 Solar Decathlon in California!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-austrian-alps-pacific-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainability-austrian-alps-pacific-coast#comments LEED Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:43:34 +0000 Marcus Jones 2766307 at http://www.usgbc.org Partners for good, partners for green http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partners-good-partners-green <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bangaloregreenapple.jpg?1380730422" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://www.globalcommunities.org/" target="new">Global Communities</a> supports Green Apple Day of Service worldwide </strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partners-good-partners-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partners-good-partners-green#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:18:21 +0000 David A. Weiss 2766260 at http://www.usgbc.org Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award – Planting a SEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-planting-seed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_ML5.jpg?1380661076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Thanks in part to its dedicated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a>&nbsp;who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, the USGBC community continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis">Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award</a>, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project or initiative that supports USGBC&rsquo;s mission. 2013 nominations are open through Oct.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-planting-seed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-planting-seed#comments Community Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:58:12 +0000 Colin White 2766026 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Addenda Update: October 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-october-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_addenda_0.png?1380651365" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Quarterly interpretations and addenda to the LEED 2009 rating systems and reference guides are now available. Use the </strong><a href="http://new.usgbc.org/credits?utm_source=USGBC.org+Subscriptions&amp;utm_campaign=b633bdd591-Direct_LEED_Technical_Update_March_20133_27_2013&amp;utm_medium=email">credit library</a><strong> to access updated rating system language and interpretations.</strong></p> <p><strong>INTERPRETATIONS</strong></p> <p>This quarter, we published 13 new LEED Interpretations (#10283-10291, 10293-10296). Highlights include:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-october-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-addenda-update-october-2013#comments LEED Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:16:06 +0000 2765955 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s Webinar Subscription — now 75% off http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-webinar-subscription-%E2%80%94-now-75 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Webinar_Sale_75.jpg?1380646436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get your LEED education in online, on demand, and direct from the makers of LEED &mdash; with&nbsp;USGBC's Webinar Subscription.</p> <p>Did you know, the USGBC Webinar Subscription is the best place to access the most comprehensive coverage about LEED v4? Courses now available include:</p> <p><a href="http://usgbc.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=21420" target="_blank">A USGBC Webinar Series: LEED 252: Introduction to LEED v4</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-webinar-subscription-%E2%80%94-now-75" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-webinar-subscription-%E2%80%94-now-75#comments Industry Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:55:12 +0000 Nora Knox 2765924 at http://www.usgbc.org What I re-learned on Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-i-re-learned-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GADOS-1.jpg?1380567051" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I joined several of my USGBC colleagues for a fantastic Green Apple Day of Service at Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School in Cheverly, MD, my new neighborhood. As students came by to work on the school garden, paint rocks, learn about butterflies and more, we were reminded of some of life's most important lessons&nbsp;that hold as true in the workplace as they do in the schoolyard:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-i-re-learned-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-i-re-learned-green-apple-day-service#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:51:01 +0000 Margo Street 2765644 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Boston upping efficiency, Platinum Bush Center wins Senate award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-boston-upping-efficiency-platinum-bush-center-wins-senate-award-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Boston. Bert Kauffman via Flickr" alt="Boston. Bert Kauffman via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Boston.jpg?1380318040" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://nerej.com/66159">Boston named "Most Energy Efficient City" in U.S. by American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy</a>, <em>New England Real Estate Journal</em>. <a href="http://www.usgbcma.org/" target="_blank">USGBC Massachusetts Chapter</a> Executive Director Grey Lee commends Boston for making strides in enhancing efficiency and greening its built infrastructure.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-boston-upping-efficiency-platinum-bush-center-wins-senate-award-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-boston-upping-efficiency-platinum-bush-center-wins-senate-award-0#comments Industry Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:44:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2765328 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Professional Credential exams to feature LEED v4 material http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professional-credential-exams-feature-leed-v4-material <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-exam.jpg?1380311006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated February 6, 2014</em></p> <p>The LEED Professional Credential exams for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty designations will feature LEED v4 material beginning on June 30, 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professional-credential-exams-feature-leed-v4-material" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professional-credential-exams-feature-leed-v4-material#comments LEED Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:43:31 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2765310 at http://www.usgbc.org The no-excuses guide: Earn your LEED Credential in 3 easy steps http://www.usgbc.org/articles/no-excuses-guide-earn-your-leed-credential-3-easy-steps <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/earn-credential.jpg?1380208859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So you want to earn a LEED professional credential but don&rsquo;t know where to begin?</p> <p>It doesn&rsquo;t get any easier than this step-by-step guide to the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/no-excuses-guide-earn-your-leed-credential-3-easy-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/no-excuses-guide-earn-your-leed-credential-3-easy-steps#comments LEED Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:20:59 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2764974 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild legacy project is all play http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-project-all-play <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_6882.jpg?1380204094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you build it, they will play.</p> <p>And if you build it on the grounds of a turn-of-the-20th-century playground located in one of the world&rsquo;s largest urban parks, they&rsquo;ll do so much more.&nbsp;</p> <p>They&rsquo;ll engage with nature in a way that&rsquo;s often difficult in the concrete jungle of a city. They&rsquo;ll use their imagination to explore their natural environment. They&rsquo;ll be self-directed, and most importantly, they'll have fun.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-project-all-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-project-all-play#comments Greenbuild Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:02:09 +0000 Samantha Wittchen 2764951 at http://www.usgbc.org Green fast food http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-fast-food <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">25 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_greenfastfood.jpg?1380139866" /> </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="718" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_1.jpg?1380139880" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="712" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_2.jpg?1380139889" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="674" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_3.jpg?1380139898" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="682" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_4.jpg?1380139908" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenfastfood_5.jpg?1380139917" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week in Beijing, China I had the honor of presenting Yum! Brands Inc. with a LEED Gold plaque for their first LEED certified fast food restaurant in the nation&rsquo;s capital. The restaurant is a local KFC that is impressive both inside and out with several green building strategies that will not only enhance the experience for customers, but also for the delighted staff I had the pleasure to meet.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-fast-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-fast-food#comments LEED Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:12:28 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 2764522 at http://www.usgbc.org Energy efficiency legislation delayed indefinitely http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-legislation-delayed-indefinitely <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Current News </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="306" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/4315903365_7580c57359_b.jpg?1380137895" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>After two weeks of deliberation, the Senate couldn&rsquo;t advance this important bipartisan bill.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-legislation-delayed-indefinitely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-legislation-delayed-indefinitely#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:39:48 +0000 Bryan Howard 2764510 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council to Name Haiti Orphanage in Honor of President Clinton http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-name-haiti-orphanage-honor-president-clinton <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_4.jpeg?1380121654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong> <em>USGBC Project Haiti to be Called William Jefferson Clinton Children's Center, Aiming for LEED Platinum</em> </strong></p> <p>New York City <span>&mdash;</span> (Sept. 25, 2013) <span>&mdash; Today, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi announced that their Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action, a LEED-registered orphanage and children&rsquo;s facility that USGBC will construct in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will be officially named the </span>William Jefferson Clinton Children's Center<span>. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-name-haiti-orphanage-honor-president-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-name-haiti-orphanage-honor-president-clinton#comments Media Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:11:03 +0000 2764431 at http://www.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Greenbuild master speaker Sheryl WuDunn http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-sheryl-wudunn <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_spotlight2.jpg?1380117945" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the recent couple of centuries, the greatest gap has been between the industrialized and the non-industrialized countries. Over the last two to three decades, that gap has been shrinking dramatically, and now the poor countries are growing much more rapidly than the wealthier countries. The big global story is how much progress there has been and continues to be in standards of living.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-sheryl-wudunn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-sheryl-wudunn#comments Greenbuild Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:06:16 +0000 2764412 at http://www.usgbc.org Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award – Reclaim + Remake http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-reclaim-remake <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_ml_hopewell.png?1380056721" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Thanks in part to its dedicated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a>&nbsp;who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, the USGBC community continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis">Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award</a>, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project or initiative that supports USGBC&rsquo;s mission. 2013 nominations are open through Oct.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-reclaim-remake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-reclaim-remake#comments Community Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:05:37 +0000 Colin White 2764296 at http://www.usgbc.org Video spotlight: USGBC staff on the Day of Service, part III http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-spotlight-usgbc-staff-day-service-part-iii <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-Video-header_A2.jpg?1380044782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the final installment of of the Green Apple Day of Service Spotlight, I got a chance to <a href="https://vimeo.com/74233401" target="_blank">speak with Cindy Thompson</a> about a service project she is heading up this year, taking advantage of the resources her mother can help her access as the school's principal.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-spotlight-usgbc-staff-day-service-part-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-spotlight-usgbc-staff-day-service-part-iii#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:47:17 +0000 Hannah Wilber 2764214 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing candidates for the 2014 Board of Directors election http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-candidates-2014-board-directors-election <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bod-election.jpg?1380036581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated Oct. 17, 2013</em></p> <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>On behalf of the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/committees/board">Nominating Working Group</a>, I am truly excited to announce the following 17-candidate election slate for the six open seats on the 2014 Board of Directors.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-candidates-2014-board-directors-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-candidates-2014-board-directors-election#comments Community Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:29:48 +0000 Walter Cuculic 2764164 at http://www.usgbc.org “We have a movement” — Mayor Kevin Johnson calls on policymakers to forge more resilient nation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cwe-have-movement%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%94-mayor-kevin-johnson-calls-policymakers-forge-more-resilient-nation <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NPC_main.jpg?1379970148" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., delivered a major national address last Friday at the National Press Club, outlining a blueprint for local leaders to join together and implement solutions to build a more resilient America.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cwe-have-movement%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%94-mayor-kevin-johnson-calls-policymakers-forge-more-resilient-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cwe-have-movement%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%94-mayor-kevin-johnson-calls-policymakers-forge-more-resilient-nation#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:02:53 +0000 Jason Hartke 2761670 at http://www.usgbc.org Senator Harkin calls on GAO for new survey on the condition of America's schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/senator-harkin-calls-gao-new-survey-condition-americas-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Untitled-1_2.png?1379965593" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When we released the Center for Green Schools&rsquo; <em><a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/Libraries/State_of_our_Schools/2013_State_of_Our_Schools_Report_FINAL.sflb.ashx">2013 State of Our Schools Report</a>,</em>&nbsp;we had one objective in mind: to rally the community around the call to Congress to commission a comprehensive survey by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the condition of the nation&rsquo;s school facilities &ndash; a study that hasn&rsquo;t been done in a whopping 18 years.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/senator-harkin-calls-gao-new-survey-condition-americas-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/senator-harkin-calls-gao-new-survey-condition-americas-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 23 Sep 2013 19:47:24 +0000 Nathaniel Allen 2758309 at http://www.usgbc.org Mayor Kevin Johnson Outlines Blueprint for Advancing Resiliency in America at USGBC National Leadership Speaker Series http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mayor-kevin-johnson-outlines-blueprint-advancing-resiliency-america-usgbc-national-leadersh <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"> Press Release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_3.jpg?1379953623" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><em>Sacramento Mayor calls on fellow mayors and county leaders&nbsp;</em><em>across the country to join the Resilient Communities for America campaign</em><em>&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mayor-kevin-johnson-outlines-blueprint-advancing-resiliency-america-usgbc-national-leadersh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mayor-kevin-johnson-outlines-blueprint-advancing-resiliency-america-usgbc-national-leadersh#comments Media Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:31:07 +0000 2758241 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Professionals at a Glance: September 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-september-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="LEED Professionals at a Glance" alt="LEED Professionals at a Glance" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Article_ProfessionalsGlance.png?1363294191" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Part of an ongoing series capturing statistics on LEED Professionals]</em></p> <p>LEED Professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of seven LEED Professional Credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and contribute their expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p> <p>Don't have a credential yet? <a href="/leed/credentials">Learn more about how to get accredited &raquo;</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-september-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-september-2013#comments LEED Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:33:39 +0000 Robb Tufts 2758174 at http://www.usgbc.org Why I’m taking the LEED Green Associate exam http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i%E2%80%99m-taking-leed-green-associate-exam <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_ga1.jpg?1379688861" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally published in EcoBuilding Pulse on September 18, 2013.</em></p> <p><strong>Two editors take an eight-week journey down the path to LEED accreditation.</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i%E2%80%99m-taking-leed-green-associate-exam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/why-i%E2%80%99m-taking-leed-green-associate-exam#comments Industry Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:54:22 +0000 2757867 at http://www.usgbc.org Video spotlight: USGBC staff on the Day of Service, part II http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-spotlight-usgbc-staff-day-service-part-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/GADOS-Video-header_C.jpg?1379687866" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this second installment of the Green Apple Day of Service Spotlight, members of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC team took some time out of their busy schedules to tell me a bit about the different projects they have teamed up to coordinate.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-spotlight-usgbc-staff-day-service-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-spotlight-usgbc-staff-day-service-part-ii#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:37:56 +0000 Hannah Wilber 2757862 at http://www.usgbc.org Video: USGBC staff on the Day of Service, part I http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-usgbc-staff-day-service-part-i <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-Video-header_B.jpg?1379613523" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the second annual Green Apple Day of Service fast approaching, it's a great time to find out what kinds of projects volunteers are undertaking as part of the global effort to make all schools a healthy, sustainable, and a comfortable environment for the students and staff that walk through school doors on a daily basis.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-usgbc-staff-day-service-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/video-usgbc-staff-day-service-part-i#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:01:33 +0000 Hannah Wilber 2757712 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Joins Climate Strategies Forum as a Supporting Partner http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-climate-strategies-forum-supporting-partner <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; 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">19 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_climateforum.jpg?1379601907" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our own Anisa Baldwin Metzger, School District Sustainability Manager, and Ryan Snow, Community Developer, in DC on October 17 as they lead a "LEED Core Concepts" bootcamp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ClimateStrategiesForum.org/CSF-2013-Agenda.pdf" target="_blank">The preliminary plenary session and overall program agenda are now posted</a>!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-climate-strategies-forum-supporting-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-climate-strategies-forum-supporting-partner#comments Industry Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:45:43 +0000 2757647 at http://www.usgbc.org Combining wetland restoration with stormwater management http://www.usgbc.org/articles/combining-wetland-restoration-stormwater-management <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"> Program Overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMGP0272_Dockside_Biofiltration.jpg?1379529278" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Communities large and small rely on water sources. Development has been historically concentrated near water bodies to take advantage of this vital resource, yet constant use has led to deterioration of these fragile ecosystems. Wetlands, rivers, lakes, and streams are important to human health, but also act as health indicators of surrounding ecosystems.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/combining-wetland-restoration-stormwater-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/combining-wetland-restoration-stormwater-management#comments LEED Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:35:09 +0000 Alexander Berger 2757495 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Christina Kuo http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-christina-kuo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_CK.jpg?1379513771" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What's your name and position at USGBC?</strong><br />Christina Kuo, State and Local Campaign Manager.<br /><br /><strong>How long have you been at USGBC?</strong>&nbsp;<br />Just two months!<br /><br /><strong>What's your hometown?&nbsp;</strong><br />West Bloomfield, Michigan. I've lived in Taiwan and England as well&nbsp;<span>- but I like to say that I'm mostly from Michigan.</span></p> <p><strong>Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?</strong><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Skippy-Dies-Novel-Paul-Murray/dp/0865478619"></a>Former President Bill Clinton.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-christina-kuo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-christina-kuo#comments Community Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:17:05 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2757434 at http://www.usgbc.org Fanimation initiates first annual National Ceiling Fan Day http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fanimation-initiates-first-annual-national-ceiling-fan-day <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="307" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/National_Ceiling_Fan_Day_Flyer_w_ENE_1_.JPG?1379511879" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>September 18 is <a href="http://www.fanimation.com/" target="_blank">Fanimation</a>&rsquo;s first annual <a href="http://blog.fanimation.com/2013/09/national-ceiling-fan-day-is-one-week-away/" target="_blank">National Ceiling Fan Day</a>!</p> <p>As a society, we&rsquo;ve grown reliant on air conditioners.&nbsp;That&rsquo;s not to say air conditioners should never be used. But it&rsquo;s important to be educated on the energy and cost saving benefits of using fans in conjunction with central air.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fanimation-initiates-first-annual-national-ceiling-fan-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fanimation-initiates-first-annual-national-ceiling-fan-day#comments Industry Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:45:10 +0000 Alexander Ostrovsky 2757426 at http://www.usgbc.org Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award – Democratic National Convention sustainability legacy initiative http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-democratic-national-convention-sustainability-legacy-initiativ <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ML_2.png?1379439416" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Thanks in part to its dedicated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a>&nbsp;who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, the USGBC community continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis">Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award</a>, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project or initiative that supports USGBC&rsquo;s mission. 2013 nominations are open through Oct.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-democratic-national-convention-sustainability-legacy-initiativ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-democratic-national-convention-sustainability-legacy-initiativ#comments Community Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:38:06 +0000 Colin White 2757218 at http://www.usgbc.org Interface gives back around the world for Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interface-gives-back-around-world-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/InterfaceUSGBCArticle_0.jpg?1379436468" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Green Apple is made possible by our generous and supportive partners like Interface. Not only does Interface give resources to Green Apple to ensure that we can run our initiative to show the world that&nbsp;<em>where we learn matters,</em>&nbsp;but they live that philosophy by doing good works on the ground in their communities as well.</p> <p><strong>Below is a dispatch from their recently completed Green Apple Day of Service event in Brazil:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interface-gives-back-around-world-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interface-gives-back-around-world-green-apple-day-service#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:48:35 +0000 Luciano Bonini 2757199 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid to Launch Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-and-lucid-launch-campus-conservation-nationals-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/press_release_img_3.jpeg?1379435842" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>September 17, 2013 &mdash; The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, through its USGBC Students program, and Lucid, in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2014. From February through April 2014, participating students will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest conservation competition program for colleges and universities in the world. Program registration runs from Sept. 17 through Oct.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-and-lucid-launch-campus-conservation-nationals-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-and-lucid-launch-campus-conservation-nationals-2014#comments Media Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:38:42 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2757196 at http://www.usgbc.org iPads and cameras and hybrids, oh my! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ipads-and-cameras-and-hybrids-oh-my <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; 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">17 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-all-url-website"> <div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="//greenbuild-passport-prizes" target="_blank">http://www.usgbc.org//greenbuild-passport-prizes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_7351.jpg?1379426612" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As almost any conference-goer will tell you, it&rsquo;s all about the swag at tradeshows. And the prizes.</p> <p>Year after year <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx">Greenbuild</a> delivers on both, with an environmental twist (of course). Our always-popular <strong>Passport to Prizes</strong> game is our way of making sure our attendees (and exhibitors) feel the love.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ipads-and-cameras-and-hybrids-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ipads-and-cameras-and-hybrids-oh-my#comments Greenbuild Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:06:36 +0000 Joseph Hergert 2757152 at http://www.usgbc.org Closing out pilot credits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/closing-out-pilot-credits <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">16 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_pilot_test.png?1379362342" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Several changes are being made to the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/pilotcredits">Pilot Credit Library</a> this fall. There are multiple pilot credits closed to new registrations, and we are introducing a new alternative compliance path: <strong>Pilot Credit 83: Alternative Compliance Path for SSc Site Development- Protect or Restore Habitat</strong>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/closing-out-pilot-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/closing-out-pilot-credits#comments LEED Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:12:48 +0000 Batya Metalitz 2756931 at http://www.usgbc.org World Green Building Week 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-week-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="657" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/WGBC-SHINE-BANNER_586x318-1.jpg?1379360176" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today kicks off the World Green Building Council&rsquo;s World Green Building Week, celebrating the efforts of Green Building Councils (GBC) from 98 countries throughout the world, which represent more than 25,000 organizations. From Sept. 16 &ndash; 20, 2013, there will be <a href="http://www.worldgbc.org/activities/calendar/wgbweek/">service events</a> taking place in line with this year&rsquo;s theme: &ldquo;Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People.&rdquo;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-week-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-week-2013#comments Community Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:38:04 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2756918 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Inland Empire Chapter helping underserved communities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-inland-empire-chapter-helping-underserved-communities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_inlandEmpire.jpg?1379338453" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc-ie.org/new/">USGBC Inland Empire Chapter</a>&nbsp;(USGBC-IE) has been reaching out beyond architects, engineers and builders to low-income communities through its Sustainable and Healthy Community Initiative. This initiative aims to provide green building education and hands-on project experience to underserved communities, and to increase engagement with local programs related to green homes, green schools, green workplaces, and healthy communities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-inland-empire-chapter-helping-underserved-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-inland-empire-chapter-helping-underserved-communities#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:34:13 +0000 Michael Peel 2756804 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Florida chapter gauging green activity, Target lands 44 LEED locations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-florida-chapter-gauging-green-activity-target-lands-44-leed-locations <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Tampa, Fla. Cal Dellinger via Flickr" alt="Tampa, Fla. Cal Dellinger via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TampaBay.jpg?1379107097" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/blog/2013/09/green-building-council-new-data-will.html?page=all">Green Building Council: New data will lead to healthier Bay area buildings</a>, <em>Tampa Bay Business Journal</em>. The <a href="http://www.sustainabletampabay.org/">USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter</a> is surveying local property owners to identify energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives, helping to make a stronger business case for green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-florida-chapter-gauging-green-activity-target-lands-44-leed-locations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-florida-chapter-gauging-green-activity-target-lands-44-leed-locations#comments Industry Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:20:25 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2756550 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC-Illinois Victory: Energy benchmarking ordinance approved in Chicago City Council http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-illinois-victory-energy-benchmarking-ordinance-approved-chicago-city-council <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">12 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/photo_5_.JPG?1379015107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Breaking news: On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Chicago City Council passed the Energy Use Benchmarking and Disclosure Ordinance introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.</p> <p>The new ordinance will provide another opportunity for Chicago building owners and tenants to learn about their energy use and work together to lower their costs. In addition, the ordinance sets a strong precedent that will help promote energy benchmarking and energy efficiency measures elsewhere in Illinois.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-illinois-victory-energy-benchmarking-ordinance-approved-chicago-city-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-illinois-victory-energy-benchmarking-ordinance-approved-chicago-city-council#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:45:39 +0000 Katie Kaluzny 2756261 at http://www.usgbc.org Interview with Mr. Eco, Environmental Rap Superhero http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interview-mr-eco-environmental-rap-superhero <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Mr-Eco-Header.jpeg?1379001266" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sometimes you come across a song or an artist that completely transforms your thinking. Mr. Eco is one of these musicians. I first heard about Mr. Eco after watching &ldquo;Save so Hard,&rdquo; a video he created to support Campus Conservation Nationals, an energy reduction competition on his former campus of California Polytechnic State University. I was hooked. I've been fortunate enough to follow his career from a student writing spoof lyrics to a fully fledged environmental rap superhero releasing his first original album. <br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interview-mr-eco-environmental-rap-superhero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/interview-mr-eco-environmental-rap-superhero#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:01:11 +0000 Hannah Debelius 2756180 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting to Zero National Forum (September 17-18) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-zero-national-forum-september-17-18 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_gettingtozero.jpg?1378918479" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><span>Join USGBC this September 17-18 in Denver, CO at the Getting to Zero National Forum.&nbsp;<a href="http://annualmeeting.naseo.org/registration" target="_blank">Register now&nbsp;&raquo;</a><br /></span></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-zero-national-forum-september-17-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-zero-national-forum-september-17-18#comments Industry Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:55:04 +0000 2755898 at http://www.usgbc.org Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! award – sustainability through the eyes of children http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-sustainability-through-eyes-children <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_malcolmlewis2.png?1378844634" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Thanks in part to its dedicated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a>&nbsp;who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, the USGBC community continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis">Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award</a>, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project or initiative that supports USGBC&rsquo;s mission. 2013 nominations are open through Oct.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-sustainability-through-eyes-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-sustainability-through-eyes-children#comments Community Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:37:59 +0000 Colin White 2755691 at http://www.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Design for all abilities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-design-all-abilities <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_spotlight1.jpg?1378820490" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although today&rsquo;s buildings last 100+ years, many of them can&rsquo;t effectively be used by a large portion of our population. And so the time has come to expand our definition of sustainable design!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-design-all-abilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-design-all-abilities#comments Greenbuild Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:42:05 +0000 2755592 at http://www.usgbc.org Women in Green Forum East Coast to Launch from USGBC Headquarters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-forum-east-coast-launch-usgbc-headquarters <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_2.jpeg?1378917235" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The 4th Annual Women In Green Forum conference series expands to the East Coast to highlight the nexus of sustainability and innovation in the environmental industry.</strong></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-forum-east-coast-launch-usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-forum-east-coast-launch-usgbc-headquarters#comments Media Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 2755895 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Israel needs green buildings, study says energy retrofits critical http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-israel-needs-green-buildings-study-says-energy-retrofits-critical <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Tel Aviv, host city of the Second Annual Israel Green Building Conference. Claire Gribbin via Flickr" alt="Tel Aviv, host city of the Second Annual Israel Green Building Conference." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/telaviv.jpg?1378497688" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Enviro-Tech/Green-building-is-an-economic-necessity-325068">&lsquo;Green building is an economic necessity&rsquo;</a>, <em>Jerusalem Post</em>. At the Second Annual Israel Green Building Conference in Tel Aviv, USGBC and World Green Building Council founder David Gottfried made the economic case for a sustainably built environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-israel-needs-green-buildings-study-says-energy-retrofits-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-israel-needs-green-buildings-study-says-energy-retrofits-critical#comments Industry Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:08:28 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2755037 at http://www.usgbc.org Built in the USA – a snapshot of green building activity across all 50 states http://www.usgbc.org/articles/built-usa-%E2%80%93-snapshot-green-building-activity-across-all-50-states <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_us_snapshot.jpg?1378484153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It wasn&rsquo;t easy to pull together state-by-state facts and figures about the strength of our growing green building marketplace. But we did it, thanks to the help and support of all 77 chapters.* We now have at our fingertips&mdash;state-by-state and region-by-region<span>&mdash;</span>an impressive collection of some of the countless, market-moving highlights of our 50-star studded flag under one green building nation.</p> <p>With your help, next year we&rsquo;ll have even better stories to tell. Already&hellip;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/built-usa-%E2%80%93-snapshot-green-building-activity-across-all-50-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/built-usa-%E2%80%93-snapshot-green-building-activity-across-all-50-states#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:19:05 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 2754983 at http://www.usgbc.org CNU Charter Award latest accolade for LEED-ND project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/cnu-charter-award-latest-accolade-leed-nd-project <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">5 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_mariposa.jpg?1378397887" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Praise continues to pour in for the Mariposa LEED for Neighborhood Development project as the construction process reaches the halfway point. The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) awarded an honorable mention to the Denver, Colorado development during this year&rsquo;s Charter Awards selection process.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/cnu-charter-award-latest-accolade-leed-nd-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/cnu-charter-award-latest-accolade-leed-nd-project#comments Initiatives Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:18:44 +0000 Katherine Jones 2754750 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 #LEEDworks tweets http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-leedworks-tweets <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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-works-article-1.jpg?1378330676" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, we launched our first social media advocacy campaign to spread the word to our elected officials that #LEEDworks! The campaign was a resounding success, all due to the amazing responses of our 62, 674 Twitter followers and countless LEED supporters.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-leedworks-tweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-leedworks-tweets#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:38:53 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2754565 at http://www.usgbc.org Nominations open for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominations-open-malcolm-lewis-impact-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ML_Nomination.png?1378239801" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanks in part to its dedicated <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a> who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis">Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award</a>, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative that supports USGBC&rsquo;s mission.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominations-open-malcolm-lewis-impact-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nominations-open-malcolm-lewis-impact-award#comments Community Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:14:10 +0000 Colin White 2754272 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild Nation tours: Highlighting sustainability in the City of Brotherly Love and beyond http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-tours-highlighting-sustainability-city-brotherly-love-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="303" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TF_07.jpg?1378214159" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year's <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/education/green-building-tours.aspx">Greenbuild tours</a> offer an incredible opportunity to discover the best and&nbsp;brightest sustainable buildings and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Over sixty dedicated sustainability professionals on&nbsp;the tours committee of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council have made it easier then ever to learn outside the convention center walls with an exciting collection of thirty-five regional tours.&nbsp;<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-tours-highlighting-sustainability-city-brotherly-love-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-tours-highlighting-sustainability-city-brotherly-love-and-beyond#comments Greenbuild Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:16:30 +0000 Mary Alcaraz 2754104 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: University of Dayton makes a green promise, Volkswagen embraces LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-university-dayton-makes-green-promise-volkswagen-embraces-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/VWChattanooga_thumb.jpg?1378405383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2013/08/why-are-some-states-trying-ban-leed-green-building-standards/6691/">Why Are Some States Trying to Ban LEED Green Building Standards?</a> The Atlantic Cities. USGBC&rsquo;s Lane Burt interviewed in article that calls out the chemical and timber industries by name and addresses recent disputes over lumber standards that are leading some states to pass anti-LEED legislation.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-university-dayton-makes-green-promise-volkswagen-embraces-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-university-dayton-makes-green-promise-volkswagen-embraces-leed#comments Industry Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:26:49 +0000 Marisa Long 2753748 at http://www.usgbc.org Free first year of USGBC membership for K-12 schools and districts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-first-year-usgbc-membership-k-12-schools-and-districts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/k12membershipbanner.png?1379432526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is pleased to announce a new campaign to bring more K-12 schools and districts into the USGBC member community by offering a <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/membership">free first year of membership</a>. We are committed to guaranteeing that schools and districts have a specific and valued place in our member body&mdash;a body that holds serious gravity in the work we do here at USGBC.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-first-year-usgbc-membership-k-12-schools-and-districts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-first-year-usgbc-membership-k-12-schools-and-districts#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:39:34 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 2757187 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: The green building holy grail http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-green-building-holy-grail <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">30 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_20yrsholygrail.png?1377869981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em><br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-green-building-holy-grail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-green-building-holy-grail#comments Community Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:40:32 +0000 Mark Ginsberg 2753678 at http://www.usgbc.org High school sustainability curriculum helps students achieve LEED Green Associate in South Carolina http://www.usgbc.org/articles/high-school-sustainability-curriculum-helps-students-achieve-leed-green-associate-south-car <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="303" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SouthCarolinaStudents-1.JPG?1377810017" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>South Carolina recently became the first state to offer a High School Sustainability Curriculum program, developed by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbcsc.org/">USGBC South Carolina Chapter</a>, which now boasts graduates who have achieved their LEED Green Associate credentials.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/high-school-sustainability-curriculum-helps-students-achieve-leed-green-associate-south-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/high-school-sustainability-curriculum-helps-students-achieve-leed-green-associate-south-car#comments Community Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:03:37 +0000 Melissa Le Roy 2753556 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion, now in Spanish http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-now-spanish <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 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedaccion.png?1377803112" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our newly released report, LEED in Motion: People and Progress, or <em>LEED en Acci&oacute;n: Personas y Progreso, </em> is now available in Spanish. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-en-accion-personas-y-progreso"><strong>Download the report &raquo;</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-motion-spanish-press-release" target="new">Read the Spanish release »</a></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-now-spanish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-now-spanish#comments LEED Media Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:06:42 +0000 2753527 at http://www.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Giving occupants the power to save energy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-giving-occupants-power-save-energy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sessionspotlight1.jpg?1377796177" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Let&rsquo;s "clear the desk" of vampire, unused and underused energies!</p> <p>In the Greenbuild 2013 education session, &ldquo;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=E04">Energy Chickens and Dashboard Players: Giving Occupants the Power to Save Energy</a>,&rdquo; audience members will learn how interactive play&mdash;an exciting, new generation of communication tools-games and dashboards&mdash;can save energy and improve environmental quality.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-giving-occupants-power-save-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-giving-occupants-power-save-energy#comments Greenbuild Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:10:09 +0000 2753433 at http://www.usgbc.org Building a better Detroit one block at a time http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-better-detroit-one-block-time <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DetroitBetterblocks.jpg?1377883897" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A recent Atlantic Cities article, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2013/07/hysteria-and-racist-screeds-over-hud-plans-map-neighborhood-diversity/6324/">Hysteria and Racist Screeds over HUD Plans to Map Neighborhood Diversity</a>,&rdquo; reminded people that racism and classism is very much alive in the U.S.&nbsp; Growing up in the &ldquo;rich white suburbs&rdquo; north of Detroit, I was taught to be afraid of the city; it was an inherent part of life and culture where I grew up.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-better-detroit-one-block-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-better-detroit-one-block-time#comments Community Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:49:02 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 2752905 at http://www.usgbc.org New date and time: Greenbuild Keynote and Celebration http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-date-and-time-greenbuild-keynote-and-celebration <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild-keynote.jpg?1377544843" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Greenbuild Keynote and Celebration has been moved from Wednesday, Nov. 20 to Thursday, Nov. 21.</p> <p>The updated schedule is as follows:</p> <p><strong>Wednesday, Nov. 20</strong></p> <ul> <li>4:00-5:30 pm: Happy Hour in the Hall</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thursday, Nov. 21</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-date-and-time-greenbuild-keynote-and-celebration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-date-and-time-greenbuild-keynote-and-celebration#comments Greenbuild Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:20:51 +0000 Nora Knox 2752459 at http://www.usgbc.org How do I get there? An open letter to students and Emerging Professionals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-do-i-get-there-open-letter-students-and-emerging-professionals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_openletter.jpg?1377543499" /> </div> </div> </div> Dear Students &amp; Emerging Professionals,<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-do-i-get-there-open-letter-students-and-emerging-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-do-i-get-there-open-letter-students-and-emerging-professionals#comments Community Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:59:35 +0000 Matthew Murphy 2752450 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: A father's daughter http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-fathers-daughter <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Position </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/series_fatherdaughter.png?1377536608" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em><br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-fathers-daughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-fathers-daughter#comments Community Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:04:10 +0000 Lynn Simon 2752397 at http://www.usgbc.org Let them know #LEEDworks! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/let-them-know-leedworks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-works-article.jpg?1377282354" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When was the last time you talked to your Senator? Does he or she know green buildings are important to you?&nbsp;</p> <p>Join green building advocates from across the country as we band together to let our elected officials know #LEEDworks!&nbsp;</p> <p>The #LEEDworks campaign kicks off<strong>&nbsp;Monday, Aug. 26, and runs through Friday, Aug. 30.&nbsp; </strong></p> <p>You can participate in three ways:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/let-them-know-leedworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/let-them-know-leedworks#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:00:53 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 2751229 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Making the world's game greener, Broadway likes LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-making-worlds-game-greener-broadway-likes-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/feature_soccer.jpg?1377291504" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:<br /><br /><a href="http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/19/green-goals-set-for-brazils-world-cup-stadiums/">Green Goals Set for Brazil&rsquo;s World Cup Stadiums</a>, Environment News Service. FIFA is hosting several workshops in Brazil as it works to make sustainability a focal point of the upcoming World Cup.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-making-worlds-game-greener-broadway-likes-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-making-worlds-game-greener-broadway-likes-leed#comments Industry Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:02:48 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2752137 at http://www.usgbc.org A student's perspective: Green Apple Day of Service on a college campus http://www.usgbc.org/articles/students-perspective-green-apple-day-service-college-campus <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SammiTrauben5.jpeg?1377283069" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For our first year as an official group at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, California, our USGBC Students group have decided to kick off the semester with a Green Apple Day of Service project. We've decided to host a project that is close to home and utilizes some of our campus&rsquo; unique features. With these intentions in mind, the USGBC Students in partnership with the LMU Office of Sustainability, will host a Garden Learning Day for the children of the LMU Children&rsquo;s Center on campus.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/students-perspective-green-apple-day-service-college-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/students-perspective-green-apple-day-service-college-campus#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:39:46 +0000 Emily Hand 2752096 at http://www.usgbc.org The Southeast Region market briefs and state snapshots http://www.usgbc.org/articles/southeast-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots <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"> Report </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADV_MarketBrief_SE.png?1377279809" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the last few decades, the Southeast Region has experienced exceptional growth in population. This is a rich and diverse section of the country with numerous natural resources including large forests, mountain streams, coastal areas and agricultural commerce. Generally, these states have few large urban hubs and numerous small towns and rural communities. The chapters of Southeast Regional Committee (SERC) share similar demographics, opportunities and challenges.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/southeast-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/southeast-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:43:56 +0000 Nell Boyle 2752082 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: An accidental yet powerful benefit of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-accidental-yet-powerful-benefit-leed <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Position </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_20yrs_accident.png?1377278243" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve been heavily involved with LEED for 12 of its 20 years. There were times when we were just trying to get people to start using it and many times when we were trying to reinvent it. Nowadays, time is spent evaluating energy data to measure the performance of LEED buildings against a wide range of benchmarks.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-accidental-yet-powerful-benefit-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-accidental-yet-powerful-benefit-leed#comments Community Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:17:32 +0000 Gregory Shank 2752075 at http://www.usgbc.org Project Spotlight: Re-certification of Adobe SF 601 Townsend http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-re-certification-adobe-sf-601-townsend <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_adobe_0.jpg?1377197710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The greenest building is the one that is already built," remarked architect Carl Elefante. The greenest of the green, then, might be that fine old structure saved from the wrecker's ball and brought up to the state of the art in energy efficiency and all of the other attributes of "greenness." 601 Townsend Street in the South-of-Market district of San Francisco is one such building. Designed by the noted firm of Sutton &amp; Weeks for the Pacific Steel and Hardware Company, the three-story, brick building was completed in 1905, just in time to survive the 1906 earthquake.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-re-certification-adobe-sf-601-townsend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-re-certification-adobe-sf-601-townsend#comments LEED Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:55:13 +0000 2751880 at http://www.usgbc.org School sustainability leaders: the power on the front line http://www.usgbc.org/articles/school-sustainability-leaders-power-front-line <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/309434_499344900078851_1046444792_n.jpeg?1377196135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the third summer in a row, a small group of powerful people gathered in the USGBC offices this past June to talk green schools strategy. These individuals directly affect the health and education of over 4.3 million students, and their decisions sway local markets and influence the management of millions of square footage of public property. Who are they? They are school district sustainability managers, and they represent the front line of green schools work across the country.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/school-sustainability-leaders-power-front-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/school-sustainability-leaders-power-front-line#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:32:08 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 2751863 at http://www.usgbc.org State lawmakers continue to raise the bar around green schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/state-lawmakers-continue-raise-bar-around-green-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Nate_State_Legislators.jpg?1377524305" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we know that state legislators are some of the most influential decision makers in the movement for healthy, high-performing schools. Each year, state lawmakers <a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/utility-nav/blog/13-04-30/State_Legislatures_Sow_Seeds_of_Opportunity_for_Healthy_High-Performing_Schools.aspx">surpass expectations</a> and prove themselves to be leaders capable of driving real change.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/state-lawmakers-continue-raise-bar-around-green-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/state-lawmakers-continue-raise-bar-around-green-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:45:40 +0000 Nathaniel Allen 2751715 at http://www.usgbc.org Do you put the green in Greenbuild? Apply for the Green Exhibitor Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/do-you-put-green-greenbuild-apply-green-exhibitor-award <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; Award </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="646" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GB_exhibitor_award.jpg?1377177480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the conference and expo that identifies itself by the color of sustainability, Greenbuild aims to live up to its name as the greenest show around. But how exactly do we define this?</p> <p>From an expo perspective, Greenbuild is a pioneer in helping to change the way we build, maintain, and do business in a traditional exhibit hall. And the bar is constantly being raised.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/do-you-put-green-greenbuild-apply-green-exhibitor-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/do-you-put-green-greenbuild-apply-green-exhibitor-award#comments Greenbuild Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:19:00 +0000 Joseph Hergert 2751590 at http://www.usgbc.org Still time to win a free Greenbuild pass! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/still-time-win-free-greenbuild-pass <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/screenshotgrbnation.png?1377881584" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past two and a half months, we&rsquo;ve asked our Twitter followers one question: How are you part of #GreenbuildNation?</p> <p>The hashtag #GreenbuildNation is part of a Twitter contest where followers tweet us a link to something that connects them to the Greenbuild Nation. The prize? A free conference pass to Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/still-time-win-free-greenbuild-pass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/still-time-win-free-greenbuild-pass#comments Community Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:03:09 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2751473 at http://www.usgbc.org Bike with us to Greenbuild! http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bike-us-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/rickbus.jpg?1377881598" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC Students program is now accepting&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/green-apple-bike-trip/">applications</a> from vibrant, passionate students to become a part of the Green Apple Bike Tour this November! We are looking for 15 members of USGBC Students groups of diverse academic backgrounds and skill to make up our team of cyclists.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bike-us-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bike-us-greenbuild#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:50:01 +0000 Hannah Debelius 2751141 at http://www.usgbc.org They’re back: Solar panels return to a White House that’s getting greener http://www.usgbc.org/articles/they%E2%80%99re-back-solar-panels-return-white-house-that%E2%80%99s-getting-greener <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-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 08/20/2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/4217661984_fec1fcdf69_b.jpg?1377006368" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This summer news is as refreshing as an Arnold Palmer. For the first time in eight presidential terms (that&rsquo;s 32 years, but who&rsquo;s counting?), solar panels will be back on the roof of the White House. According to reports, installation began last week.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/they%E2%80%99re-back-solar-panels-return-white-house-that%E2%80%99s-getting-greener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/they%E2%80%99re-back-solar-panels-return-white-house-that%E2%80%99s-getting-greener#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:48:21 +0000 Jason Hartke 2751081 at http://www.usgbc.org The Northeast Region market briefs and state snapshots http://www.usgbc.org/articles/northeast-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots <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"> Report </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 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADV_MarketBrief_NE.png?1377005701" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Northeast Corridor Regional Committee (NECRC) is composed of 11 chapters, in <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/pennsylvania-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">Pennsylvania</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/west-virginia-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">West Virginia</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/new-york-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">New York</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/new-jersey-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">New Jersey</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/maryland-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">Maryland</a>, <a href="http:<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/northeast-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/northeast-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:35:43 +0000 Jenna Cramer 2751076 at http://www.usgbc.org The Greenbuild Virtual Newsroom is now open http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-virtual-newsroom-now-open <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="641" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GB_DigitalNewsroom.jpg?1377005476" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Exhibitors looking to enhance their visibility at this year&rsquo;s Greenbuild are encouraged to <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/expo/for-exhibitors/exhibitor-publicity.aspx#newsroom">upload company and product news and information</a>&nbsp;to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=920">Greenbuild Virtual Newsroom</a>, which is now open and lives within the Greenbuild registration account. This year&rsquo;s conference takes place Nov.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-virtual-newsroom-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-virtual-newsroom-now-open#comments Greenbuild Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:31:56 +0000 Marisa Long 2751075 at http://www.usgbc.org Monday Roundup: FSC vs. SFI, Illinois pushing green agenda, Platinum Perdue http://www.usgbc.org/articles/monday-roundup-fsc-vs-sfi-illinois-pushing-green-agenda-platinum-perdue <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="307" title="Prophetic_Blogger via Flickr" alt="Prophetic_Blogger via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/7194377506_bc2f607c88_c.jpg?1376930264" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As our site was down for maintenance last week, here&rsquo;s our (slightly belated) weekly collection of green building clips:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/monday-roundup-fsc-vs-sfi-illinois-pushing-green-agenda-platinum-perdue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/monday-roundup-fsc-vs-sfi-illinois-pushing-green-agenda-platinum-perdue#comments Industry Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:43:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2750816 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Nicolette Mueller http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-nicolette-mueller <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_nmueller_0.jpg?1376923340" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What's your name and position at USGBC?</strong><br />Nicolette Mueller, Office of the CEO.</p><p><strong>How long have you been at USGBC?</strong> <br />I celebrated my fourth anniversary on July 10th!</p><p><strong>How do you get to work?</strong></span><br />I walk through Washington DC's beautiful DuPont circle.</p><p><strong>What's your hometown?&nbsp;</strong><br />Calistoga, California.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Fill in the blank: We are__________</strong><br />the real deal.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-nicolette-mueller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-nicolette-mueller#comments Community Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:43:09 +0000 2750763 at http://www.usgbc.org Wake up, everybody! A vignette on the principles of equitable development http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wake-everybody-vignette-principles-equitable-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/NOMA_full_text_logo_005c_for_presentation.jpg?1376919227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2012, an interdisciplinary group of professionals from the National Organization of Minority Architects (<a href="http://www.noma.net/" target="new">NOMA</a>) co-authored <em><a href="http://www.smartgrowth.org/nationalconversation/papers/Eley_The_Principles_of_Equitable_Development_Final.pdf">The Principles of Equitable Development</a>. </em>We intended this as a checklist to measure progress in boosting the economy and simultaneously protecting the environment and human resources.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wake-everybody-vignette-principles-equitable-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/wake-everybody-vignette-principles-equitable-development#comments Community Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:34:11 +0000 Vaughn Horn 2750738 at http://www.usgbc.org Bringing light into Greenbuild Special Sets http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bringing-light-greenbuild-special-sets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="307" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GBspecialsets.jpg?1376598286" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2009, Greenbuild and its volunteer leadership decided it was time to take Greenbuild beyond just high-level educational content and dig into the attendee experience. <br /><br />They wanted to create a way to truly engage attendees with presenters and the session content, while also improving their learning experience. From these discussions, the <a title="Greenbuild Special Sets Program" href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/special-sets.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Greenbuild Special Sets Program</strong></a> was born.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bringing-light-greenbuild-special-sets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bringing-light-greenbuild-special-sets#comments Greenbuild Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:25:11 +0000 Sara Patterson 2750599 at http://www.usgbc.org Thomas Edison State College in NJ Awards Course Credit for LEED Professional Credentials http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thomas-edison-state-college-nj-awards-course-credit-leed-professional-credentials <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pressrelease.jpeg?1377883903" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 2013) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced LEED Professional Credentials have been approved for college credit through New Jersey&rsquo;s State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) initiative. SESP is the result of an award to the NJ State Employment and Training Commission from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to support employment growth and retention within the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thomas-edison-state-college-nj-awards-course-credit-leed-professional-credentials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thomas-edison-state-college-nj-awards-course-credit-leed-professional-credentials#comments Media Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:48:10 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2750472 at http://www.usgbc.org Advocacy Update: Promoting policy for energy efficiency, resilience & green schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/advocacy-update-promoting-policy-energy-efficiency-resilience-green-schools <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"> Cheat Sheet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_advjuly.jpg?1376587604" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>July was another busy month for USGBC&rsquo;s advocacy shop. Working hand-in-hand with our invaluable volunteers and member companies, our team is building stronger ties with our networks, empowering community action and advancing sound public policy to accelerate green building all across the country.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/advocacy-update-promoting-policy-energy-efficiency-resilience-green-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/advocacy-update-promoting-policy-energy-efficiency-resilience-green-schools#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:27:10 +0000 Jason Hartke 2750468 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Buildings and Human Health http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-buildings-and-human-health <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Program Overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HumanHealth_2.png?1376580383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC has started exploring how to clearly link the market transformation that the green building movement has inspired to its opportunity to create an equally&nbsp;transformational&nbsp;impact on human health. In&nbsp;&ldquo;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/health-human-right-green-building-can-help"><span class="s1">Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help</span></a>,&rdquo;&nbsp;a report from USGBC&rsquo;s Green Building &amp; Human Health Summit in early 2013, we examine ways to promote and protect human health in relation to the built environment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-buildings-and-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-buildings-and-human-health#comments LEED Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:27:59 +0000 2750431 at http://www.usgbc.org Some InSite into the Solar Decathlon Competition http://www.usgbc.org/articles/some-insite-solar-decathlon-competition <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">14 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_middlebury.jpg?1376507475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Team Middlebury is on a solar mission.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/some-insite-solar-decathlon-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/some-insite-solar-decathlon-competition#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:11:41 +0000 Patrick Li 2750050 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s LEED in Motion Report Reveals More Than 4.3 Million People Live and Work in LEED-Certified Buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-motion-report-reveals-more-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buil <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_0.jpeg?1376494092" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New report series demonstrates breadth, momentum of green building movement </em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Aug. 14, 2013) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its inaugural <em>LEED in Motion</em> report, a holistic statistical snapshot of the green building movement aimed at equipping its members with the insight to make a strong case for sustainable building activity.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-motion-report-reveals-more-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-motion-report-reveals-more-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buil#comments Media Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:30:42 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2749992 at http://www.usgbc.org Pioneering new opportunities in new frontiers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pioneering-new-opportunities-new-frontiers <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">14 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_earth_mauritius.png?1376494020" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I come from an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean famous for its beautiful beaches and the 1.2 million inhabitants from various parts of the world. Mauritius, my country, forms part of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which have serious vulnerabilities due to the effects of climate change. I was blessed to live close to nature all my life. It has allowed me to develop a deep connection to my local environment and the planet, for that matter.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pioneering-new-opportunities-new-frontiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pioneering-new-opportunities-new-frontiers#comments LEED Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:27:35 +0000 Tony Lee Luen Len 2749989 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 Greenbuild Expo: Bigger and better http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-greenbuild-expo-bigger-and-better <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/expo-image.jpg?1376426553" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated on 8/21/2013</em></p> <p>One of my favorite things about working on the Greenbuild team is being encouraged by our committees, working groups and upper management to push the envelope on creativity and innovation.</p> <p>We don&rsquo;t want to be a run of the mill conference. Instead we want our attendees and exhibitors to walk away talking about the great speakers, inspiring plenaries, informative presentations and all the cool things they&rsquo;ve never seen at a show before.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-greenbuild-expo-bigger-and-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-greenbuild-expo-bigger-and-better#comments Greenbuild Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:43:13 +0000 Erin Sargent Knight 2749831 at http://www.usgbc.org Become a Green Rater: Take our Greenbuild pre-conference training http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-green-rater-take-our-greenbuild-pre-conference-training <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vandemusser-residence.jpg?1376422360" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/certificates/green-raters">Green Raters</a> provide in-the-field verification services at each and every LEED for Homes Project.</p> <p>The residential LEED Rating Systems include LEED for Homes and Multifamily Mid-rise Rating Systems. This pair of rating systems is unique because projects pursuing certification are verified onsite by a LEED for Homes Green Rater.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-green-rater-take-our-greenbuild-pre-conference-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-green-rater-take-our-greenbuild-pre-conference-training#comments Greenbuild Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:34:16 +0000 Jennifer Owens 2749801 at http://www.usgbc.org Financing sustainability: student green fees http://www.usgbc.org/articles/financing-sustainability-student-green-fees <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Garden.jpeg?1376488873" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tuition increases are usually met with contention as the cost of higher education continues to rise. Nevertheless, many students across the country are lobbying for their school to institute a student green fee. Student green fees allow college campuses to finance sustainability initiatives and projects that may not have been possible otherwise. During my spring semester at Agnes Scott College, I was able to play an integral part in passing and implementing a student green fee on my campus.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/financing-sustainability-student-green-fees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/financing-sustainability-student-green-fees#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:20:01 +0000 Elizabeth Rowe 2749743 at http://www.usgbc.org A message from Rick: LEED is looking forward http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-leed-looking-forward <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Platinum Swaner EcoCenter in Park City, Utah. Credit: caffeine and malice via Flickr" alt="The LEED Platinum Swaner EcoCenter in Park City, Utah." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SwanerEcocenter.jpg?1376346829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'd be hard put to call this latest skirmish about LEED's effectiveness a raging battle; it strikes me as being typical of the&nbsp;passionate dialogue that has gotten us to where we are today. It&rsquo;s people like the thousands of LEED committee volunteers and USGBC members who vote to continually raise the bar with LEED and, more importantly, those who use LEED on their projects every day. These are the people who have been most responsible for LEED becoming the global standard.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-leed-looking-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-leed-looking-forward#comments Community Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:39:16 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2749574 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED goes on vacation: California dreamin' http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-vacation-california-dreamin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_leedhollywood_0.jpg?1376335568" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ah, California!&nbsp;Home to pristine beaches, lush forests, and vibrant cities, California is a vacationers paradise.&nbsp;Often lauded for its&nbsp;progressive environmental policy, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-how-golden-state-became-green-building-leader">commitment to LEED</a> and its&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-greenbuild-international-conference-and-expo-kicks-san-francisco">Greenbuilld hospitality</a>,&nbsp;its diversity of LEED-certified vacation destinations should not be overlooked.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-vacation-california-dreamin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-vacation-california-dreamin#comments LEED Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:19:13 +0000 Ashley Katz 2749531 at http://www.usgbc.org An “Above and Beyond Volunteer” makes an impact in her community http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cabove-and-beyond-volunteer%E2%80%9D-makes-impact-her-community <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="305" title="Erin Wages, far left, goes on a sustainable winery tour with friends. " alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ErinWages-1.jpg?1376331832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, Erin Wages was recognized as one of USGBC&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">Above and Beyond Volunteers</a> &ndash; volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements for the green building community.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cabove-and-beyond-volunteer%E2%80%9D-makes-impact-her-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9Cabove-and-beyond-volunteer%E2%80%9D-makes-impact-her-community#comments Community Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:27:48 +0000 Colin White 2749515 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Cities turn tragedy to opportunity, preserve pivotal energy law http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-cities-turn-tragedy-opportunity-preserve-pivotal-energy-law <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Greensburg, Kan., after the May 2007 tornado that leveled the town. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" alt="Greensburg, Kan., after the May 2007 tornado that leveled the town." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greensburg%2C_Kansas_2007May09_-_after_tornado.jpg?1376080274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-cities-that-used-disasters-to-revitalize-their-futures.html">3 Cities That Used Natural Disasters to Revitalize Their Futures</a>, <em>Governing</em>. Cities like Greensburg, Kan., hit with cataclysmic events, have seized the opportunity to rebuild smarter, greener and more resilient.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-cities-turn-tragedy-opportunity-preserve-pivotal-energy-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-cities-turn-tragedy-opportunity-preserve-pivotal-energy-law#comments Industry Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:33:29 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2749247 at http://www.usgbc.org Celebrating the creativity of teachers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-creativity-teachers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/garden_camp_2011_115.jpg?1376062368" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With nearly 500 teachers in our <a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/main-nav/k-12/how/classroom/Greenclassroom.aspx">Green Classroom Professional</a> (GCP) community, the Center for Green Schools is excited that our connection to classrooms around the country has become stronger than ever. The GCP online course and exam has strengthened these teachers&rsquo; ability to:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-creativity-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-creativity-teachers#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:33:55 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 2749183 at http://www.usgbc.org GMEGG: Bringing sustainability to the expo floor one booth at a time http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gmegg-bringing-sustainability-expo-floor-one-booth-time <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">8 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/expo-booth.jpg?1375995481" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most impactful pieces of <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/about/sustainability-at-greenbuild.aspx">Greenbuild&rsquo;s sustainability program</a> is an acronym you may have never heard of &ndash; GMEGG.</p> <p>While it&rsquo;s less visible than our tote bags made from plastic bottles, or our 200 recycling volunteers, GMEGG affects every exhibitor at Greenbuild, and it also has a huge environmental impact on the show.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gmegg-bringing-sustainability-expo-floor-one-booth-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gmegg-bringing-sustainability-expo-floor-one-booth-time#comments Greenbuild Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:59:55 +0000 Jenny Niemann 2749064 at http://www.usgbc.org National Stormwater Calculator is live http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-stormwater-calculator-live <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_stormwater_0.jpg?1375994683" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>EPA&rsquo;s National Stormwater Calculator is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States. Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records.&nbsp;It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-stormwater-calculator-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-stormwater-calculator-live#comments LEED Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:37:03 +0000 2749059 at http://www.usgbc.org Five tips for a successful Green Apple Day of Service http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-tips-successful-green-apple-day-service <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/149648_537302899616384_659337618_n.jpg?1375987261" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With this year&rsquo;s<a href="http://mygreenapple.org/dayofservice"> Green Apple Day of Service</a> just two months away, it&rsquo;s time to start thinking about how your project will come together. &nbsp;I&rsquo;m asked all the time for ideas on where to get supplies and resources for events, so I pulled together five of my favorite tips for getting what you need to make your Day of Service a success.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-tips-successful-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/five-tips-successful-green-apple-day-service#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:42:18 +0000 Emily Riordan 2749028 at http://www.usgbc.org It's the bee's knees at Bank of America Tower [NYTimes] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-bees-knees-bank-america-tower-nytimes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_bees_0.jpg?1375970999" /> </div> </div> </div> <em>New York Times&nbsp;</em>Square Feet reporter Julie Satow on why the Durst Organization is cultivating bees at its LEED Platinum One Bryant Park headquarters.<span>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/realestate/commercial/worker-bees-on-a-rooftop-ignoring-bryant-parks-pleasures.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=0&amp;partner=rss&amp;emc=rss">The New York Times reports</a>&nbsp;why&nbsp;urban gardening, bee keeping and pollination are helping curb urban heat energy and runoff in the heart of Manhattan.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-bees-knees-bank-america-tower-nytimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-bees-knees-bank-america-tower-nytimes#comments Media Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:08:09 +0000 2748822 at http://www.usgbc.org Changes to required signatory on credit forms http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changes-required-signatory-credit-forms <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_signatories_0.jpg?1375907161" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In our continued effort to streamline the LEED certification process, the required signatories have been relaxed in the LEED 2009 credit forms (versions 3.0 through 6.0).&nbsp; With the primary goal of reducing the burden on project teams, the forms were modified to allow any team member completing the form to verify the signatory statements, regardless of their designated role in LEED Online.&nbsp; This change applies to&nbsp;<strong>all</strong>&nbsp;previously designated Owner and Non Owner required signatories.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changes-required-signatory-credit-forms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changes-required-signatory-credit-forms#comments LEED Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:31:15 +0000 Batya Metalitz 2748709 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Sports Alliance & USGBC team up to advance sports greening http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-usgbc-team-advance-sports-greening <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Unknown.jpeg?1375898644" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the early summer of this year, the Green Sports Alliance officially <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-forces-green-sports-alliance-promote-healthy-sustainable-sporting-venues-and-pr" target="new">teamed up with the U.S. Green Building Council</a>&nbsp;in an effort to advance the development and promotion of green building initiatives in professional and collegiate sports.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-usgbc-team-advance-sports-greening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-sports-alliance-usgbc-team-advance-sports-greening#comments Industry Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:08:53 +0000 Sara Hoversten 2748666 at http://www.usgbc.org New resource: the campus as a living lab http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-resource-campus-living-lab <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LivingLabCover.jpg?1377883920" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Providing hands-on learning opportunities for students has been a longtime priority of the<span class="s1"> <a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/green-campus.aspx"><span class="s2">Center for Green Schools</span></a> </span>and has been championed by the<span class="s1"> <span class="s2"><a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/usgbcstudents.aspx">USGBC Students</a>&nbsp;programs</span>.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-resource-campus-living-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-resource-campus-living-lab#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:15:17 +0000 Kristin Ferguson 2748612 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Joins Forces with Green Sports Alliance to Promote Healthy, Sustainable Sporting Venues and Programs http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-forces-green-sports-alliance-promote-healthy-sustainable-sporting-venues-and-pr <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pressrelease_0.jpeg?1377883931" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>USGBC Joins Forces with Green Sports Alliance to&nbsp;Promote Healthy, Sustainable Sporting Venues and Programs</strong></p> <p><em>Professional sports embracing LEED green building program with 25 venues currently certified</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-forces-green-sports-alliance-promote-healthy-sustainable-sporting-venues-and-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-forces-green-sports-alliance-promote-healthy-sustainable-sporting-venues-and-pr#comments Media Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:54:02 +0000 Marisa Long 2748605 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Facts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-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/feature_leedfacts.png?1351187932" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The <a href="/leed">LEED Green Building Program</a>: Spurring Growth in Sustainable Building, Design and Construction in the U.S. and Across the Globe</strong></p> <p><strong>FACT: To earn LEED certification, projects choose LEED points based on the environmental and occupant benefits they are looking for. </strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-facts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-facts#comments Media Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:32:48 +0000 2622901 at http://www.usgbc.org The Next 20 Years: Pin It to Win It winner chosen http://www.usgbc.org/articles/next-20-years-pin-it-win-it-winner-chosen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PinterestWinner_3a-1.jpg?1375882402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last month in our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/next-20-years-pin-it-win-it-contest">Pin it to Win it contest</a>, we asked followers to help us celebrate our 20 year anniversary by giving examples of where green innovation will be headed in the&nbsp;<em>next</em>&nbsp;20 years. Over 76 pins and 687 new followers later, we closed our contest. <a href="http://baskervill.com/">Baskervill</a>, an international&nbsp;architectural, engineering, and interior design firm, scored the winning pin: a net-zero energy senior housing project.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/next-20-years-pin-it-win-it-winner-chosen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/next-20-years-pin-it-win-it-winner-chosen#comments Community Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:36:48 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2748586 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: Top 10 reasons I volunteer http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-top-10-reasons-i-volunteer <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"> Lists </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_20yrs_volunteer.png?1375800106" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em><br /><br />I started volunteering with the USGBC family in 2004 and haven&rsquo;t stopped since. Here are the top 10 reasons I've volunteered, and continue to do so, for this great organization:<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-top-10-reasons-i-volunteer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-top-10-reasons-i-volunteer#comments Community Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:42:16 +0000 Dana Kose 2748360 at http://www.usgbc.org Everything you need to know to pass your Green Associate http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everything-you-need-know-pass-your-green-associate <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"> Q&amp;A </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TwitterTranscriptHeaderImage.png?1375795838" /> </div> </div> </div> We had a great turnout for our <a href="https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23LEEDGA&amp;src=typd">#LEEDGA twitter chat</a> last week. Four LEED Green Associate panelists gave their insider study and test tips, and answered our followers' questions. Here's the full scoop in case you missed it:<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everything-you-need-know-pass-your-green-associate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/everything-you-need-know-pass-your-green-associate#comments Community Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:30:50 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2748348 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC’s Emerging Professionals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-emerging-professionals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="307" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/young_EPs__0.jpeg?1375795931" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the next generation of green building leaders, our Emerging Professionals are an integral part of the USGBC community. They inspire us to keep going and we're grateful to have them as part of our team.</p> <p>Hear what these aspiring young leaders are excited about in the year ahead and learn about their key takeaways from their training.&nbsp; Meet&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/emergingprofessionals">USGBC&rsquo;s Emerging Professionals</a>:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-emerging-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc%E2%80%99s-emerging-professionals#comments Community Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:30:01 +0000 Lauren Elasik 2748346 at http://www.usgbc.org Win some green to make a difference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/win-some-green-make-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/GADOS-Facebook-header.jpg?1375724769" /> </div> </div> </div> Need a little help with your Green Apple Day of Service project? We're giving away three Visa gift cards to help you<span>&nbsp;transform your school into a healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning space where<span>&nbsp;students</span><span>&nbsp;have clean and healthy air to breathe, and where energy and resources are conserved. <br /><br /></span></span>It's as simple as 1, 2, 3... <br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/win-some-green-make-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/win-some-green-make-difference#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:45:49 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2748168 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: LEED buoying business, Tenant Star to tackle energy issues http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-buoying-business-tenant-star-tackle-energy-issues <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Vornado Realty Trust&#039;s LEED Silver 1101 17th St. in Washington, D.C. Credit: Vornado" alt="Vornado Realty Trust&#039;s LEED Silver 1101 17th St. in Washington, D.C." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/110117thcopy%5B5%5D_0.jpg?1375979032" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-buoying-business-tenant-star-tackle-energy-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-buoying-business-tenant-star-tackle-energy-issues#comments Industry Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:44:56 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2747927 at http://www.usgbc.org More options for LEED projects interested in demand response http://www.usgbc.org/articles/more-options-leed-projects-interested-demand-response <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; Program Overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_drppnevada_0.jpg?1375471528" /> </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="4853" height="5967" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NVEnergy_Service_area_map_0.jpg?1375471599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Meet the two newest members of the DRPP team.</strong><br /> The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/tools/pilot-credits/demand-response">Demand Response Partnership Program (DRPP)</a> is a collaborative effort that unites the demand and supply side of the energy grid with the goal of increasing participation in smart grid and demand response programs. Today we&rsquo;re proud to announce our two newest members.<br /> <strong>NV ENERGY</strong></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/more-options-leed-projects-interested-demand-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/more-options-leed-projects-interested-demand-response#comments LEED Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:27:11 +0000 Heather Langford 2747907 at http://www.usgbc.org Partnering for Faithful Stewardship http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-faithful-stewardship <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Interfaith Power &amp; Light&#039;s The Rev. Sally Bingham" alt="Interfaith Power &amp; Light&#039;s The Rev. Sally Bingham" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_IFL.jpg?1375463278" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/">Interfaith Power &amp; Light</a> (IPL) Campaign is a religious response to global warming and we are excited about our new partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. We reach almost every faith tradition, and look for common ground &ndash; things all faiths can agree on. That&rsquo;s not always so easy, but we do agree that saving energy saves money. And most people, no matter how wealthy or poor, whether Christian, Jew or Muslim, enjoy saving money. Do most people see saving energy as a matter of faith? Not necessarily.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-faithful-stewardship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-faithful-stewardship#comments Community Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:03:06 +0000 Sally Bingham 2747868 at http://www.usgbc.org Mid-year report card highlights Center victories and momentum http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mid-year-report-card-highlights-center-victories-and-momentum <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/CFGSreportcard_header_a.jpg?1375450324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, the Center for Green Schools released its <a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/Libraries/Documents/CFGS_Mid-Year_Report_Card.sflb.ashx">mid-year report card</a>, which checks in on progress toward our 2013 goals and reviews the most meaningful and quantifiable moments of the first two quarters of the calendar year. The report card is organized using the Center&rsquo;s four strategic goals as subsections, and utilizes a combination of graphics, icons and imagery to illustrate our current standings as we track toward annual goals.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mid-year-report-card-highlights-center-victories-and-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mid-year-report-card-highlights-center-victories-and-momentum#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:32:43 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 2747814 at http://www.usgbc.org Homes 2008 update: Public comment is open now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homes-2008-update-public-comment-open-now <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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">1 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: James Cridland on Flickr" alt="Photo credit: James Cridland on Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_homescomment.jpg?1375388405" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is addressing the changes made to energy codes over that last three years in the residential construction market sector with an update to the current version of LEED for Homes (2008). The first step in this process is a public comment period, <strong>open now through September 16, 2013</strong>, that presents all changes to the public for review and feedback.</p> <h4>View the credit open for comment</h4> <p>This update effects&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credits/homes/v2008.2-draft">EA credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance</a>&nbsp;in two ways.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homes-2008-update-public-comment-open-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/homes-2008-update-public-comment-open-now#comments LEED Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:20:55 +0000 Mika Kania 2747672 at http://www.usgbc.org New report: 4.3 million people live and work in LEED-certified buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research; Report </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-all-url-website"> <div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-estimate-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings" target="_blank">http://www.usgbc.org/articles/we-estimate-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_PeopleProgress.jpg?1375380756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="/resources/leed-motion-people-and-progress">Download the report</a></strong>, LEED in Motion: People and Progress - exclusively for USGBC members.</p> <p>Are you one of 4.3 million?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buildings#comments LEED Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:13:34 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2747641 at http://www.usgbc.org The West Region market briefs and state snapshots http://www.usgbc.org/articles/west-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots <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"> Report </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADV_MarketBrief_West.png?1375372076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The individuals at the core of USGBC&rsquo;s chapter network represent the tremendous potential of a volunteer-driven organization. To leverage the intellectual capital that this community offers, an organization must be horizontally integrated, open and transparent, and it must also encourage the expression of creativity. The USGBC regions were created to help support and grow these fundamental concepts.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/west-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/west-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:48:22 +0000 Bruce Poe 2747523 at http://www.usgbc.org 200 years of LEED (or 20 historic buildings you probably didn’t know were green) http://www.usgbc.org/articles/200-years-leed-or-20-historic-buildings-you-probably-didn%E2%80%99t-know-were-green <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"> Photo Essay; Lists </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_200yrleed.jpg?1375367484" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No, that&rsquo;s not a typo. Here at USGBC we may be celebrating our 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary, but the buildings that have achieved LEED certification embody a history that stretches far deeper into the past than 1993. In fact, we recently certified the oldest LEED buildings both in the United States (<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-preservation-and-energy-efficiency">Fay House at Harvard University</a>, built in 1807) and in the world (<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oldest-leed-certified-building-world">a Venetian Gothic palazzo from 1453!</a>).</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/200-years-leed-or-20-historic-buildings-you-probably-didn%E2%80%99t-know-were-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/200-years-leed-or-20-historic-buildings-you-probably-didn%E2%80%99t-know-were-green#comments LEED Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:32:10 +0000 Christopher Davis 2747395 at http://www.usgbc.org North Florida Chapter tries to nudge the residential market forward http://www.usgbc.org/articles/north-florida-chapter-tries-nudge-residential-market-forward <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Villa_Paraiso.jpg?1375302910" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Unless you're a realtor, most people don&rsquo;t realize that there is not one big Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database for the whole U.S. but rather over 860 small regional databases. In the NE Florida region, we have five different MLS databases run by five different Association of Realtors Boards.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/north-florida-chapter-tries-nudge-residential-market-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/north-florida-chapter-tries-nudge-residential-market-forward#comments Community Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:35:47 +0000 Sarah Boren 2747214 at http://www.usgbc.org Healthy, high-performance healing environment earns 2nd 'world first' rating http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-high-performance-healing-environment-earns-2nd-world-first-rating <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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 South Tower at Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Credit: Marc Swendner, Seton Healthcare Family" alt="The LEED Platinum South Tower at Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center in Austin, Texas" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DellChildrensMedicalCenterExpansion%5B1%5D.jpg?1375979171" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It takes an extraordinary effort to become the world&rsquo;s first LEED Platinum certified hospital. But it takes an extraordinarily dedicated team with an unwavering commitment to sustainability to do it twice. Our team is proud to announce that Dell Children&rsquo;s Medical Center of Central Texas, a member of the Seton Healthcare Family, is now first in the world &mdash; twice &mdash; for LEED certification achievements. Its <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/projects/dell-childrens-mcct-bt-3">Third Bed Tower addition</a>, now named the W.H.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-high-performance-healing-environment-earns-2nd-world-first-rating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/healthy-high-performance-healing-environment-earns-2nd-world-first-rating#comments LEED Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:59:43 +0000 Michele Van Hyfte 2746994 at http://www.usgbc.org Join the Education Nation at Greenbuild 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-education-nation-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-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 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_1234.jpg?1375278193" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stimulating rooms, engaging speakers, and high-quality content are three reasons why you&rsquo;ll want to join the Education Nation at Greenbuild 2013! The education program this year is our best yet. Take a look at what I&rsquo;m looking forward to the most:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-education-nation-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-education-nation-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:44:04 +0000 Rina Brule 2746925 at http://www.usgbc.org Available now: LEED v4 education http://www.usgbc.org/articles/available-now-leed-v4-education <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_v4webinars_0.jpg?1375218614" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want to know more about LEED v4 and the concepts it&rsquo;s built on? This year, USGBC will release three separate webinar series to help prepare you for success, starting with <a href="http://usgbc.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=21420"><strong>Introduction to LEED v4</strong></a>.&nbsp;The first webinar series is offered free of charge and includes two sessions:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/available-now-leed-v4-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/available-now-leed-v4-education#comments LEED Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:08:37 +0000 Julia Feder 2746726 at http://www.usgbc.org Here's to 20 years of keeping LEED creative http://www.usgbc.org/articles/heres-20-years-keeping-leed-creative <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/20years_leedcreative_0.png?1375212581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em><br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/heres-20-years-keeping-leed-creative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/heres-20-years-keeping-leed-creative#comments Community Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:32:33 +0000 Joan Darvish-Rouhani 2746677 at http://www.usgbc.org Mapping green buildings across the US: Where are they appearing, and why? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mapping-green-buildings-across-us-where-are-they-appearing-and-why <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit:xmatt via Flicker Creative Commons " alt="Photo Credit:xmatt via Flicker Creative Commons " src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6980158262_c8d4ce4a88_c.jpg?1375114001" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the duties of my summer internship at USGBC includes tracking green building policies around the world. While this task is far too big to wrap up in mere months, I am beginning to recognize trends in different regions of the world. Two recent articles caught my attention, as they each offer interesting insights and provide supporting evidence for green building policy trends.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mapping-green-buildings-across-us-where-are-they-appearing-and-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mapping-green-buildings-across-us-where-are-they-appearing-and-why#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:07:30 +0000 Caroline McNally 2746335 at http://www.usgbc.org A week in the life... http://www.usgbc.org/articles/week-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt=" Source: tuppus, via Flickr.com" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/worldgbc_0.jpg?1374885436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well, not a week &ndash; actually just a Thursday, and yet again, I'm still&mdash;as always&mdash;amazed at the breadth and depth of the people that are part of our community and the work they do.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/week-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/week-life#comments Community Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:39:11 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2746128 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Milwaukee upgrading for efficiency, LEED matters in Oregon http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-milwaukee-upgrading-efficiency-leed-matters-oregon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Downtown Milwaukee. Credit: compujeramey via Flickr" alt="Downtown Milwaukee. Credit: compujeramey via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Milwaukee.jpg?1374873445" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.jsonline.com/business/energysave24-b9960174z1-216610771.html">Energy-saving program launched with $100 million commitment</a>, <em>Journal Sentinel</em>. Milwaukee has pledged that buildings in the city totaling 5 million square feet will cut their energy intensity by 20 percent by 2020.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-milwaukee-upgrading-efficiency-leed-matters-oregon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-milwaukee-upgrading-efficiency-leed-matters-oregon#comments Industry Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:18:58 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2746111 at http://www.usgbc.org Updates to LEED for Homes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/updates-leed-homes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Project: Pearl Place Photo: Courtesy of Avesta Housing" alt="Project: Pearl Place Photo: Courtesy of Avesta Housing" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_homesupdate_713.jpg?1374862124" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Continuous improvement ensures that the LEED rating systems stay relevant in a time when policies, technologies and the needs of the industry are constantly changing.&nbsp;In the last three years, residential construction energy codes rapidly have become more stringent, a trend we anticipate will continue.&nbsp;The updates in LEED v4 (the newest version of LEED for Homes) respond to these changes, and now USGBC aims to update the 2008 version of LEED for Homes by beginning an official update process.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/updates-leed-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/updates-leed-homes#comments LEED Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:11:24 +0000 Corey Enck 2746070 at http://www.usgbc.org Environmental organizations link arms to protect Shaheen-Portman bill from poison pill amendments http://www.usgbc.org/articles/environmental-organizations-link-arms-protect-shaheen-portman-bill-poison-pill-amendments <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">26 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/z3ssmm-6-4-13_politico_ad.jpg?1374852788" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state&amp;Sort=ASC"><strong>Contact your senators</strong></a><strong> today and tell them to vote "NO" on any anti-LEED amendments and "YES" on Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's amendment to S. 761, the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.<br /></strong><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/environmental-organizations-link-arms-protect-shaheen-portman-bill-poison-pill-amendments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/environmental-organizations-link-arms-protect-shaheen-portman-bill-poison-pill-amendments#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:33:34 +0000 Fleming Roberts 2746036 at http://www.usgbc.org In praise of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/praise-leed <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"> Adam Friedberg and Kirstin Weeks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_arup.jpg?1374782585" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="note"><strong><em><a href="http://www.arupconnect.com/2013/07/24/in-praise-of-leed/">This article first appeared on ArupConnect, the online magazine of Arup in the Americas</a>. About the authors:&nbsp;Adam Friedberg is a senior consultant in Arup's New York office.&nbsp;Kirstin Weeks is a senior specialist in our San Francisco office.</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/praise-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/praise-leed#comments LEED Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:08:20 +0000 2745907 at http://www.usgbc.org 5 types of people you want on your LEED project team http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-types-people-you-want-your-leed-project-team <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Do you have the right personalities to get the job done?" alt="Do you have the right personalities to get the job done?" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5-Types-of-People.png?1374780634" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The journey to achieving LEED certification&mdash;at any level&mdash;begins and ends with a team. Assembling a strong LEED project team is crucial to the project&rsquo;s success and it&rsquo;s important to be as inclusive as possible from the start.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-types-people-you-want-your-leed-project-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/5-types-people-you-want-your-leed-project-team#comments LEED Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:34:42 +0000 Rukesh Samarasekera 2745889 at http://www.usgbc.org Save 10% on GreenBiz VERGE SF http://www.usgbc.org/articles/save-10-greenbiz-verge-sf <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="USGBC President and CEO, Rick Fedrizzi, speaking at VERGE" alt="USGBC President and CEO, Rick Fedrizzi, speaking at VERGE" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_vergeRick.jpg?1374768194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>VERGE SF (Oct 14-17) will connect the brightest business innovators, innovative entrepreneurs, and leading public officials to illuminate the business opportunities created by radical efficiencies in energy, building, water and transportation technologies. <br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/save-10-greenbiz-verge-sf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/save-10-greenbiz-verge-sf#comments Industry Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:03:57 +0000 2745847 at http://www.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: Pioneers on the path http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-pioneers-path <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/20yrs_pioneers.png?1374697748" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a series of&nbsp;stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em><br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-pioneers-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-pioneers-path#comments LEED Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:29:08 +0000 Donna McIntire 2745643 at http://www.usgbc.org From Norway to the world http://www.usgbc.org/articles/norway-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/janehenley.jpg?1374689473" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I always enjoy my visit to the States. As the CEO of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.worldgbc.org/">World Green Building Council</a>, I continue to be amazed at the passion and enthusiasm in the U.S. for greening the built environment.&nbsp; This energy was very much present during my travels to Washington, D.C. this week.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/norway-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/norway-world#comments Industry Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:19:41 +0000 Jane Henley 2745597 at http://www.usgbc.org Honoring our 2013 Trailblazing Teachers http://www.usgbc.org/articles/honoring-our-2013-trailblazing-teachers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/garden_camp_2011_115-1.jpg?1368812021" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the Center for Green Schools honored 10 teachers who are leading the way in environmental education. Our brand new "Trailblazing Teacher" award aims to honor teachers across the country who are working to bring sustainable learning into the classroom and their students' lives.&nbsp;We were flooded for applications for this award, and were humbled by the incredible work educators are undertaking to introduce creative ways to incorporate environmental components into their classrooms and curriculums.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/honoring-our-2013-trailblazing-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/honoring-our-2013-trailblazing-teachers#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:39:32 +0000 Anisa Baldwin Metzger 2731510 at http://www.usgbc.org Getting to know John Mandyck of United Technologies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-john-mandyck-united-technologies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/QA-Header_v2.jpg?1374615864" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.utc.com/Home" target="new">United Technologies (UTC)</a>&nbsp;is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.&nbsp;As Founding Sponsor of the Center for Green Schools, UTC's generous support helps the Center raise the volume on USGBC&rsquo;s efforts to drive wholesale change in how schools are designed, constructed and operated so that they enhance the learning experience for students and save money for school districts and higher education institutions.&nbsp;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-john-mandyck-united-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/getting-know-john-mandyck-united-technologies#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:47:22 +0000 Emily Neagle 2745372 at http://www.usgbc.org CoStar finds higher value in LEED certified apartment buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/costar-finds-higher-value-leed-certified-apartment-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" title="&lt;a href =&quot;http://www.usgbc.org/projects/eco-modern-flats&quot; target=&quot;blank&quot;&gt; Eco Modern Flats&lt;/a&gt;, a multi-family project, in Fayetteville, AR - Photo by Timothy Hursley" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ecomodernflats-exterior-12_copy.jpg?1374604660" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Location, location, location... and LEED.</p> <p>Apartment developers spend countless hours attempting to determine the features and attributes that will contribute the most to the value of their buildings, or the premium they can charge for rents. Decisions about the design, features or location of an apartment building are many times dictated by the attribute that will result in the highest returns.&nbsp;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/costar-finds-higher-value-leed-certified-apartment-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/costar-finds-higher-value-leed-certified-apartment-buildings#comments LEED Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:39:13 +0000 Kelsey Mullen 2745329 at http://www.usgbc.org Survey: Are you interested in entering the Chinese market? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/survey-are-you-interested-entering-chinese-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="607" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/chinese-market.jpg?1374513600" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>By 2025, China intends on moving 250 million of its residents from rural areas to cities. Since many of&nbsp;the&nbsp;living spaces&nbsp;required to meet this goal&nbsp;do not yet exist, this policy is fueling a surge in building throughout the country.&nbsp;<br /><br />USGBC is interested in understanding how we can&nbsp;better support the efforts of our members to expand your business to China and&nbsp;offer sustainable options in the midst of China&rsquo;s surge.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/survey-are-you-interested-entering-chinese-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/survey-are-you-interested-entering-chinese-market#comments Industry Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:22:05 +0000 Arnold Kee 2745061 at http://www.usgbc.org The South Central region market briefs and state snapshots http://www.usgbc.org/articles/south-central-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots <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"> Report </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADV_MarketBrief_SCentral.png?1374501222" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC South Central Regional Committee (SCRC) encompasses a vast and diverse climatological, biological and geographical area stretching across four states: <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/louisiana-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">Louisiana</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/oklahoma-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">Oklahoma</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/texas-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">Texas</a> and part of New Mexico. It&rsquo;s a big place, especially when one realizes that Texas is as large as France.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/south-central-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/south-central-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:59:12 +0000 Gary Olp 2744993 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Barclays Center, Greenbuild both seeing Silver http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-barclays-center-greenbuild-both-seeing-silver <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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 Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Credit: Reading Tom via Flickr" alt="The LEED Silver Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Credit: Reading Tom via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BarclaysCenter.jpg?1374266078" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-barclays-center-greenbuild-both-seeing-silver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-barclays-center-greenbuild-both-seeing-silver#comments Industry Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:37:59 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2744759 at http://www.usgbc.org Gearing up for the Green Associate: hints, tips, and insider tricks http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gearing-green-associate-hints-tips-and-insider-tricks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TwitterBlogHeaderImage_1-1_0.png?1374258775" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thinking about earning your LEED Green Associate this summer? Have questions about what it takes to pass, what you need to study or how the credential can help your career?</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve got answers.</p> <p>Join <a href="http://www.twitter.com/usgbc">@USGBC</a> on Twitter this Tuesday, July 23&nbsp;at noon EST. The conversation will be led by two students currently studying for their LEED Green Associates, and two professionals who have gone through the process and passed with flying colors.</p> <p>Our panelists:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gearing-green-associate-hints-tips-and-insider-tricks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gearing-green-associate-hints-tips-and-insider-tricks#comments Community Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:34:33 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2744738 at http://www.usgbc.org New laws and leadership cultivate green building in the Southwest http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-laws-and-leadership-cultivate-green-building-southwest <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="661" height="308" title="Photo Credit: The Nite Tripper via Flickr Creative Commons " alt="Photo Credit: The Nite Tripper via Flickr Creative Commons " src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3208097143_7dea61754d_b.jpg?1374254022" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s something happening in those dry Southwestern mountains. It seems to be billowing outward from the ponderosa pines, carried by the roadrunner into the fields of Indian paintbrush and down into the mighty Colorado River. Thanks to the prolific outreach efforts of USGBC&rsquo;s green building community, the benefits of healthy, efficient and low-impact buildings are on the mind, and lawmakers are taking action.</p> <p>Here's some recent highlights from 2013:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-laws-and-leadership-cultivate-green-building-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-laws-and-leadership-cultivate-green-building-southwest#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:14:27 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 2744724 at http://www.usgbc.org Not waiting around: New York state seizes green building opportunity http://www.usgbc.org/articles/not-waiting-around-new-york-state-seizes-green-building-opportunity <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Flickr user Dougtone" alt="Photo credit: Flickr user Dougtone" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_ny_071813.jpg?1374181043" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever thought about what Billy Joel meant by &ldquo;A New York State of Mind&rdquo;? Sometimes I think he meant not sitting around and waiting for others to act &mdash; like Ithaca, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Buffalo and New York City have done this spring to advance green building in their communities. I suspect that these are only a few of thousands of examples of our cities taking on green goals and not waiting for state or federal action.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/not-waiting-around-new-york-state-seizes-green-building-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/not-waiting-around-new-york-state-seizes-green-building-opportunity#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:58:09 +0000 Jodi Smits Anderson 2744472 at http://www.usgbc.org A demand for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/demand-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="307" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_CNdemandleed-1_0.jpg?1374178076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last year when traveling to China, USGBC COO Mahesh Ramanujam&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-global-reinvention">saw first-hand</a>&nbsp;the growing passion amongst the Chinese for green buildings, LEED in particular. A&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-ongoing-compact-china">recent trip to China</a>&nbsp;just a few weeks ago confirmed that enthusiasm in China for LEED continues to soar.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/demand-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/demand-leed#comments LEED Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:08:29 +0000 Joseph Crea 2744460 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s Webinar Subscription — now 50% off http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-webinar-subscription-%E2%80%94-now-50 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Webinar_Sale.jpg?1374165137" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fulfilling your CMP is easier than ever with USGBC's Webinar Subscription.</p> <p>Get your LEED education in online, on demand, and direct from the makers of LEED. Plus, your CE hours will be reported to GBCI and AIA on your behalf.</p> <p>Also, did you hear that <a href="/articles/usgbc-membership-says-yes-leed-v4">LEED v4 has passed</a>?&nbsp;The USGBC Webinar Subscription is the best place to access the most comprehensive coverage about v4, with new LEED v4 content being added through the end of the year.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-webinar-subscription-%E2%80%94-now-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-webinar-subscription-%E2%80%94-now-50#comments LEED Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:33:13 +0000 Nora Knox 2744409 at http://www.usgbc.org Project Spotlight: UMass Research and Education Greenhouse http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-umass-research-and-education-greenhouse <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"> Interview </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">17 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_umassLab.jpg?1374086130" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The greenhouses are efficient research machines. Two houses of high-tech glass and steel enclose a series of research compartments, each capable of maintaining a separate experimental environment. Sophisticated, automated controls modulate sunlight, artificial lighting, temperature, humidity, irrigation, and fertilization, adapting the interior environment in response to the sun, wind, and weather. The houses maximize plant growth while providing an open, flexible environment for botany research and instruction.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-umass-research-and-education-greenhouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/project-spotlight-umass-research-and-education-greenhouse#comments LEED Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:35:37 +0000 2744198 at http://www.usgbc.org Nate Silver to close Greenbuild 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nate-silver-close-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Silver-06Photo_2013_0.gif?1374074682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nate Silver, the founder of <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/">FiveThirtyEight.com</a> and author of <a href="http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Signal_and_the_Noise.html?id=SI-VqAT4_hYC">The Signal And The Noise</a>, will close Greenbuild 2013 on Friday, Nov. 22 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nate-silver-close-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nate-silver-close-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:24:51 +0000 Nora Knox 2744152 at http://www.usgbc.org Apply today for a scholarship to attend Greenbuild 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB-scholarship.jpg?1374000974" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Did you know that Americans spend 90% of their time inside buildings?</strong></p> <p>The health and performance of our buildings and communities has a lasting impact on our quality of life, and USGBC believes in green buildings and communities for all.</p> <p>The <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a> is an unparalleled event that brings together the people and products that are driving the green building movement.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:57:14 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 2743982 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Professionals at a Glance: July 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-july-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="LEED Professionals at a Glance" alt="LEED Professionals at a Glance" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Article_ProfessionalsGlance.png?1363294191" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Part of an ongoing series capturing statistics on LEED Professionals]</em></p> <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 contribute their expertise to various industries and projects. Are you one of them?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-july-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-professionals-glance-july-2013#comments LEED Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:09:29 +0000 Robb Tufts 2743959 at http://www.usgbc.org IFC and World Green Building Council Announce Global Partnership to Accelerate Green Building Growth http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ifc-and-world-green-building-council-announce-global-partnership-accelerate-green-building- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_0_0_3.jpeg?1373992310" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Washington, D.C., July 16, 2013</strong>&mdash;IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) today announced that they will collaborate to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings in emerging markets. The new partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to playing a leadership role in transforming the built environment and mitigating climate change.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ifc-and-world-green-building-council-announce-global-partnership-accelerate-green-building-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ifc-and-world-green-building-council-announce-global-partnership-accelerate-green-building-#comments Media Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:32:32 +0000 Joseph Crea 2743925 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED goes on vacation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-vacation <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"> Survey </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_passport.jpg?1373918521" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>School is out and summer is in full swing, and we want to know&mdash;what are your vacation plans?&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-vacation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-goes-vacation#comments LEED Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:02:08 +0000 Ashley Katz 2743715 at http://www.usgbc.org Meet USGBC: Robb Tufts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-robb-tufts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_robertt.png?1373896773" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What's your name and title at USGBC?</strong></p> <p>Robb Tufts, Business Intelligence Specialist.</p> <p><strong>How long have you worked here?</strong></p> <p>6 years.</p> <p><strong>Fill in the blank: We are _____________</strong></p> <p>Building the future today.</p> <p><strong>Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?</strong></p> <p>Emma Goldman, Thomas Jefferson, Al MacInnis, Edward Tufte</p> <p><strong>What book are you reading right now?</strong></p> <p>Freedom from Fear by Aung San Suu Kyi</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-robb-tufts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/meet-usgbc-robb-tufts#comments Community Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:01:41 +0000 2743605 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Skanska sends message, LEED's global growth http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-skanska-sends-message-leeds-global-growth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Credit: Impicard via Flickr" alt="Credit: Impicard via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5814279184_07318273be_b.jpg?1373661471" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324867904578594152247691008.html">Skanska Unit Exits U.S. Chamber of Commerce</a>, <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>. In a bold move that sent a powerful message to the construction industry, Skanska USA has pulled out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the chamber&rsquo;s membership in a group intent on attacking LEED.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-skanska-sends-message-leeds-global-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-skanska-sends-message-leeds-global-growth#comments Industry Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:40:30 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2743346 at http://www.usgbc.org Bringing together the Big Four http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bringing-together-big-four <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="625" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/jwynne_home-1.jpg?1373637399" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>II joined the Southwest Florida Branch of USGBC’s Florida Gulf Coast Chapter in 2011 with a particular enthusiasm for improving our community’s appreciation of the true value of greener real estate. I’m a realtor in one of America’s hottest residential marketplaces, and recently earned my <a href="http://www.greenresourcecouncil.org/why-use-nar-green-designee">NAR Green Designee</a> – a realtor’s credential for understanding the green home marketplace.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bringing-together-big-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bringing-together-big-four#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:06:56 +0000 Tony Richardson 2743256 at http://www.usgbc.org Attention Veterans! Take the LEED Professional exam for free http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attention-veterans-take-leed-professional-exam-free <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">11 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_veteransexam.jpg?1373572300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking to give yourself a career edge or qualify for a green job? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reimburses the cost of the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP credential exams for U.S. military veterans, eligible dependents and reservists.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attention-veterans-take-leed-professional-exam-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/attention-veterans-take-leed-professional-exam-free#comments LEED Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:51:47 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2743130 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC's ongoing compact with China http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-ongoing-compact-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/MRandFangming-1.jpg?1373566109" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As pioneers in the green building movement, the U.S. and China continue to seek common ground on developing sustainable solutions for the built environment. Indeed, China's leadership has demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting green buildings in China, and USGBC is committed to learning from the region and supporting local leaders so that green buildings will flourish and benefit China.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-ongoing-compact-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-ongoing-compact-china#comments LEED Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:12:01 +0000 Joseph Crea 2743113 at http://www.usgbc.org Understand the impact buildings have on human health http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understand-impact-buildings-have-human-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB13_HealthSummit.jpg?1373554215" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Understand the impact buildings have on human health, in our first ever <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/greenbuild-summits/material-and-human-health.aspx">Materials &amp; Human Health Summit</a>. </p> <p>On Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo, we will host a new summit focused on bringing together product manufacturers, designers, architects and other industry professionals for an in depth discussion on the connection between the products that go into buildings and the effect they have on those who live, work learn and play within them. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understand-impact-buildings-have-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/understand-impact-buildings-have-human-health#comments Greenbuild Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:49:25 +0000 Sara Cederberg 2743074 at http://www.usgbc.org The Pacific Region market briefs and state snapshots http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pacific-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots <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"> Report </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 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADV_MarketBrief_Pacific.png?1373471658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Pacific Region is home to some of the most sought-after natural and built environments in the United States. It includes the states of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/california-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">California</a> and <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/hawaii-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">Hawaii</a>, covering more than 162,000 square miles. Nine local USGBC chapters in distinct areas throughout the region are providing significant "boots on the ground" support to USGBC’s strategic initiatives and promoting the benefits of green buildings.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pacific-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/pacific-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:54:48 +0000 Richard Fochtman 2742860 at http://www.usgbc.org A day in the life of a USGBC intern http://www.usgbc.org/articles/day-life-usgbc-intern <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="306" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/interns.jpg?1373459975" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For many college students, summer is about lounging by the pool or catching up on some much-needed pleasure reading. For others, summer is a time to gain real world job experience, also known as an internship. So I chose the latter for how I would spend my summer and flocked to the nation&rsquo;s capital to pursue some amazing opportunities.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/day-life-usgbc-intern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/day-life-usgbc-intern#comments Community Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:40:34 +0000 Elizabeth Rowe 2742812 at http://www.usgbc.org The next 20 years: Pin it to Win it contest http://www.usgbc.org/articles/next-20-years-pin-it-win-it-contest <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Pin-It_blog-header.png?1373378929" /> </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="475" height="600" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Pin-It_b_v2%5B3%5D.png?1373393372" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>77 local chapters. 182,000 residential and commercial projects. 2.8 billion certified square feet. 13,000 member companies.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/next-20-years-pin-it-win-it-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/next-20-years-pin-it-win-it-contest#comments Community Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:11:19 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2742587 at http://www.usgbc.org ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions team learns the value of LEED credentials http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-door-security-solutions-team-learns-value-leed-credentials <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ASSA-ABLOY-Blog-Header_FINAL.png?1373301066" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Working as an account manager with USGBC member companies, ambitious goals for sustainability in the built environment never come as a surprise, nor do they ever cease to impress me. <a href="http://www.assaabloy.com/en/com/">ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions</a> (ASSA ABLOY DSS) is no exception. ASSA ABLOY DSS has been engaged with USGBC for many years, but I've only recently been working with them since they renewed as a Platinum Member under our new membership structure.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-door-security-solutions-team-learns-value-leed-credentials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-door-security-solutions-team-learns-value-leed-credentials#comments Industry Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:31:21 +0000 Emily Neagle 2742044 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Blazing a green trail, LEED v4 passes, Skanska CEO stands up http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-blazing-green-trail-leed-v4-passes-skanska-ceo-stands <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Gold-certified Rose Garden in Portland, home of the Trail Blazers. Credit: Cord Rodefeld via Flickr" alt="The LEED Gold-certified Rose Garden in Portland, home of the Trail Blazers. Cred" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RoseGarden.jpg?1373051963" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:<br><br><a href="http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2013/07/blazers-want-to-step-into-sustainability.html?ana=RSS&amp;s=article_search">Blazers look for commanding sustainability lead</a>, Sustainable Business Oregon. Operating from a LEED Gold-certified arena, the Portland Trail Blazers organization is looking to be a leader in the sports industry’s movement to greener operations.<br><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-blazing-green-trail-leed-v4-passes-skanska-ceo-stands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-blazing-green-trail-leed-v4-passes-skanska-ceo-stands#comments Industry Fri, 05 Jul 2013 19:22:13 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2741831 at http://www.usgbc.org Balancing preservation and energy efficiency http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-preservation-and-energy-efficiency <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Fay House at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study" alt="Fay House at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Harvard_Radcliffe_Fay_House_1.jpeg?1373033560" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study recently achieved LEED-NC v3 Gold certification for its renovation of the <a href="http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/blog/fay-house-reopens-after-renovations"><strong>historic Fay House</strong></a>, making it the oldest LEED certified building in the United States (the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oldest-leed-certified-building-world">oldest LEED building in the world</a> was built in 1453 and is located in Venice, Italy).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-preservation-and-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/balancing-preservation-and-energy-efficiency#comments LEED Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:14:49 +0000 Andrea Trimble 2741787 at http://www.usgbc.org Green school leaders convene at USGBC's Mid Year Meeting http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-school-leaders-convene-usgbcs-mid-year-meeting <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature 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="Q&amp;A at the Mid Year Meeting" alt="Q&amp;A at the Mid Year Meeting" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MYM.jpg?1372874781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the third year running, USGBC dove into summer by convening our key volunteer leadership from across the country and even a few from other parts of the world at our annual mid-year meeting (affectionately known by the USGBC team as MYM). This year, our community descended upon steamy Indianapolis, Indiana, which managed to be hotter than the other two previous two locations – Stone Mountain, GA and San Antonio, TX.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-school-leaders-convene-usgbcs-mid-year-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-school-leaders-convene-usgbcs-mid-year-meeting#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:07:12 +0000 Rachel Gutter 2741557 at http://www.usgbc.org The Heartland Region market brief and state snapshots http://www.usgbc.org/articles/heartland-region-market-brief-and-state-snapshots <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"> Report </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Harriet Grindel </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 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADV_MarketBrief_Heart_0.png?1372862380" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The heart of the country, the heart of USGBC. </em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/heartland-region-market-brief-and-state-snapshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/heartland-region-market-brief-and-state-snapshots#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:40:53 +0000 2741514 at http://www.usgbc.org The people behind the early days of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/people-behind-early-days-leed <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_20yrs_people.png?1372780468" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>My first exposure to LEED and the people behind it did not begin auspiciously. It was the night before the AIA Mainstreaming Green Conference in October of 1999 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta was fogged in, cancelling all flights out for those of us trying to get to the conference. The Braves were in the World Series which meant there wasn’t a hotel room to be had in Atlanta, so a chance-met friend and I pulled an all-nighter and drove to Chattanooga.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/people-behind-early-days-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/people-behind-early-days-leed#comments Community Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:09:01 +0000 Alex Zimmerman 2741232 at http://www.usgbc.org Delaware establishes advisory group on green building policy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/delaware-establishes-advisory-group-green-building-policy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: Photo Phiend via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo Credit: Photo Phiend via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3517582788_4d24e78e66_b.jpg?1372797725" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The checkerboard floors of the Delaware State Senate were busy with activity well after midnight on June 30—yes, Sunday night—during the final hours of the 2013 legislative session. The Legislature considered a wide range of measures this spring, and it decided this past weekend to also establish a new committee to advise the state on green building policy.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/delaware-establishes-advisory-group-green-building-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/delaware-establishes-advisory-group-green-building-policy#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:42:15 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 2741386 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC membership says YES to LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-membership-says-yes-leed-v4 <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">2 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="We&#039;re excited that LEED v4 has passed ballot! Are you?" alt="We&#039;re excited that LEED v4 has passed ballot! Are you?" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/v4_yes.png?1372777284" /> </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="3987" height="4001" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDv4Ballot_slideshow1_0.jpg?1372777408" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3987" height="4001" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEEDv4Ballot_slideshow2_0.jpg?1372777433" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The newest version of the LEED green building rating system closes ballot and moves toward an official market launch at Greenbuild.</em></p> <p>I am pleased to announce that the final results of the LEED v4 ballot are in. To pass, the rating systems needed 66.7% of the vote to be in favor of the new system. With a final tally of 86%, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-v4-passes-ballot-and-will-launch-fall">we met our goal</a> and more! This includes:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-membership-says-yes-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-membership-says-yes-leed-v4#comments LEED Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:04:55 +0000 Joel Todd 2741213 at http://www.usgbc.org #LEEDWorks – the green building community has spoken http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leedworks-%E2%80%93-green-building-community-has-spoken <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">2 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi boldly states &quot;LEED works&quot;" alt="USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi boldly states &quot;LEED works&quot;" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedworks.png?1372776116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>LEED works. It's working to protect the environment. It's working to save you money. It's working to build better and stronger communities. And it works because of you.</em></p> <p>Today, because of your work, LEED takes a significant step forward in its critical role of driving a more sustainable built environment.  With the overwhelming <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-v4-passes-ballot-and-will-launch-fall">passage of LEED v4</a>, our community once again embraced leadership and paved the way for the next generation of green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leedworks-%E2%80%93-green-building-community-has-spoken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leedworks-%E2%80%93-green-building-community-has-spoken#comments LEED Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:43:57 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2741204 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s LEED v4 Passes Ballot and Will Launch This Fall http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-v4-passes-ballot-and-will-launch-fall <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_1.jpeg?1372777124" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The newest version of the LEED® green building rating system moves toward an official market launch at Greenbuild</strong></em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-v4-passes-ballot-and-will-launch-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-v4-passes-ballot-and-will-launch-fall#comments Media Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:41:39 +0000 Marisa Long 2741186 at http://www.usgbc.org The race to fortify our nation’s infrastructure http://www.usgbc.org/articles/race-fortify-our-nation%E2%80%99s-infrastructure <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/8050141254_d6f0c1fe0a_c.jpg?1372710858" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Will Congress get a bill across the finish line, or will cities and states continue it alone?</em><strong><br></strong></p> <p>The nation’s infrastructure—what I’ve called the bones of our economy—is foundational to a strong and sustainable America.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/race-fortify-our-nation%E2%80%99s-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/race-fortify-our-nation%E2%80%99s-infrastructure#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:34:41 +0000 Jason Hartke 2740999 at http://www.usgbc.org New Options in LEED Address Unique Challenges Posed by European Built Environment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-options-leed-address-unique-challenges-posed-european-built-environment <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_0_0_2.jpeg?1372707645" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Solutions for Europe developed by European technical experts.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-options-leed-address-unique-challenges-posed-european-built-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-options-leed-address-unique-challenges-posed-european-built-environment#comments Media Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:41:51 +0000 Joseph Crea 2740987 at http://www.usgbc.org Leaders gather to envision the future of education http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leaders-gather-envision-future-education <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SustainabilityConvening.jpg?1372688592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 19, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council gathered leaders, stakeholders and advocates from 30 education-related organizations to envision a future in which students, educators and everyone who supports them are prepared for their role as global citizens. With generous support from <a href="http://www.hmhco.com/">Houghton Mifflin Harcourt</a>, attendees worked for seven straight hours to craft a shared vision for what success around sustainability education in the U.S.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leaders-gather-envision-future-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leaders-gather-envision-future-education#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:23:31 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 2740891 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Energy efficient Empire State Building, existing buildings, EBie Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-energy-efficient-empire-state-building-existing-buildings-ebie-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The Empire State Building. Credit: Ami&#039;s via Flickr" alt="The Empire State Building. Credit: Ami&#039;s via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ESB3.jpg?1372453310" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:<br><br><a href="http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130624/REAL_ESTATE/130629951">Empire State Bldg's energy savings beat forecast</a>, <em>Crain’s New York Business</em>. The LEED Gold-certified New York City landmark saved $2.3 million on its energy costs in 2012 and $2.4 million in 2011, topping anticipated savings by 4% and 5%, respectively.<br><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-energy-efficient-empire-state-building-existing-buildings-ebie-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-energy-efficient-empire-state-building-existing-buildings-ebie-awards#comments Industry Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:03:17 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2740675 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC to Offer Free Certification for First Platinum Projects to Use Next Generation of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-offer-free-certification-first-platinum-projects-use-next-generation-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_0_0_1.jpeg?1372450642" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. — (June 28, 2013) — In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED® green building rating system, is adding a new layer to its LEED Earth campaign to offer free LEED certification to the first Platinum projects that certify using the new version of LEED. This new component will encourage and reward optimum, cutting-edge green building practices globally.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-offer-free-certification-first-platinum-projects-use-next-generation-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-offer-free-certification-first-platinum-projects-use-next-generation-leed#comments LEED Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:19:56 +0000 Joseph Crea 2740666 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building & Design: A chat with Rachel Gutter http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-design-chat-rachel-gutter <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rachel%20Gutter%20GBD%20Interview.jpg?1372436519" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Note: This article originally ran in Green Building &amp; Design Magazine. <a href="http://gbdmagazine.com/2013/22-rachel-gutter/">View the original article.</a></em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-design-chat-rachel-gutter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-design-chat-rachel-gutter#comments Center for Green Schools Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:25:14 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2740615 at http://www.usgbc.org Health is a human right — green building can help http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-human-right-%E2%80%94-green-building-can-help <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"> Report </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">28 Jun 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_humanhealth.png?1372428689" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today we released “<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/health-human-right-green-building-can-help">Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help</a>,” a report from USGBC’s Green Building &amp; Human Health Summit earlier this year that explores ways to promote and protect human health in relation to the built environment. More than 100 people contributed to the robust conversation, and we’ve attempted to summarize their thoughtful comments here.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-human-right-%E2%80%94-green-building-can-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-human-right-%E2%80%94-green-building-can-help#comments LEED Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:12:55 +0000 Howard Frumkin 2740582 at http://www.usgbc.org New pilot credits http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-pilot-credits <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">27 Jun 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_pilot_new.png?1372366586" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Several new and interesting pilot credits have been added to the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/pilotcredits">LEED Pilot Credit Library</a> in the past few months, many proposed by USGBC members.</p> <p>Here are some of the new pilot credits available to your projects:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-pilot-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-pilot-credits#comments LEED Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:56:34 +0000 Batya Metalitz 2740460 at http://www.usgbc.org The Upper Northeast region market briefs and state snapshots http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upper-northeast-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots <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"> Case Study; Report </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">27 Jun 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ADV_MarketBrief_UNE.png?1372362839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As USGBC New York Upstate Chapter Executive Director Tracie Hall says of USGBC’s Upper Northeast region in her video message (see below), “We like to call ourselves, ‘seven states, but one sustainable state of mind,’” Our region, which includes  <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/maine-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">Maine</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/vermont-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">Vermont</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/new-hampshire-market-brief-and-state-snapshot">New Hampshire</a>, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/massachusetts-market-<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upper-northeast-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/upper-northeast-region-market-briefs-and-state-snapshots#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:55:28 +0000 Jodi Smits Anderson 2740389 at http://www.usgbc.org Top three reasons to attend Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-reasons-attend-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/8EM3288.jpg?1372357007" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the years I've been fortunate to attend every <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>. Since the first Greenbuild in 2002 in Austin, including as an exhibitor since 2004, I have been amazed by the quality of this event. Each year, I attend over 20 conferences and tradeshows that are related to sustainability or green building. And in my opinion, Greenbuild is consistently the best overall conference. <br><br>Here are the top three reasons I think you should attend this year's show in Philadelphia.<br><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-reasons-attend-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-reasons-attend-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:23:51 +0000 Paul Shahriari 2740210 at http://www.usgbc.org Women in (green) architecture now http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-architecture-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" title="Snapshot of &quot;Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design&quot; by Kira Gould &amp; Lance Hosey" alt="Snapshot of &quot;Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design&quot; by Kira Gould &amp; Lance" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_womengreen.jpg?1372279397" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally posted on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lance-hosey/women-in-green-architecture-now_b_3472117.html"> Huffington Post</a>.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-architecture-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-architecture-now#comments Industry Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:44:29 +0000 Lance Hosey 2739912 at http://www.usgbc.org Board Snapshot: June 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/board-snapshot-june-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BoardSnapshot_1_0.jpg?1372264286" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC Board of Directors convened at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Ind., from June 10-11,&nbsp;2013. This meeting was held as part of the third annual USGBC Mid-Year Meeting. Rather than an official record of the proceedings, we've summarized the highlights from the meetings. Official meeting minutes will be available online after they have been approved by the Board of Directors in August. <br /><br /><a href="https://new.usgbc.org/about/board-of-directors">View approved USGBC Board meeting minutes through April 25, 2013 &raquo;</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/board-snapshot-june-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/board-snapshot-june-2013#comments Community Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:31:30 +0000 Alyssa Campagnoni 2739834 at http://www.usgbc.org Rock ‘n’ Roll Icons Bon Jovi to Perform at USGBC’s Greenbuild 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rock-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-roll-icons-bon-jovi-perform-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013-bonjovi-usgbc.jpg?1372247270" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><em>Performance at Temple University&rsquo;s Liacouras Center will celebrate green building movement</em><strong><em><br /> </em></strong></p> <p><em>Updated on 8/21/2013</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rock-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-roll-icons-bon-jovi-perform-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rock-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-roll-icons-bon-jovi-perform-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:53:09 +0000 2739783 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S., China versus climate change http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-china-versus-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">25 Jun 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2403528737_56243c6385_b.jpg?1372201276" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A statement issued April 13 announced a renewed collaborative effort and call to action against climate change between the U.S. and China, the world&rsquo;s two largest greenhouse gas emitters. Both nations have agreed to combine strategies, efforts and resources in order to address the large-scale issue of global climate change, which has become increasingly evident through recent extreme weather events.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-china-versus-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-china-versus-climate-change#comments Advocacy and policy Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:01:28 +0000 Caroline McNally 2739720 at http://www.usgbc.org Statement by USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi on the announcement of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan http://www.usgbc.org/articles/statement-usgbc-president-and-ceo-rick-fedrizzi-announcement-president-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-acti <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_0_0_0.jpeg?1372183071" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On behalf of the green building community, I want to commend President Obama for taking a bold step forward today to combat climate change and for recognizing once again the important role that green buildings must play if we are to meet our ambitious goals. Buildings are responsible for 40 percent of the carbon emissions and can provide 40 percent of the solution if we can improve their energy efficiency.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/statement-usgbc-president-and-ceo-rick-fedrizzi-announcement-president-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-acti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/statement-usgbc-president-and-ceo-rick-fedrizzi-announcement-president-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-acti#comments Media Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:37:16 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2739659 at http://www.usgbc.org The oldest LEED-certified building in the world http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oldest-leed-certified-building-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" title="Sede Centrale, LEED-EBOM. Photo by: Università Ca&#039; Foscari Venezia (http://www.unive.it/) " alt="Sede Centrale, LEED-EBOM. Photo by: Università Ca&#039; Foscari Venezia (http://www.u" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_Ca_Foscari.jpg?1372180533" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earning LEED certification is a major achievement. Earning LEED certification for a Venetian Gothic palazzo built in 1453 and overlooking the Grand Canal is... wow.</p> <p>Cities like Venice are a window to the past. You know this if you've ever cracked a history textbook or travel guide, caught Rick Steves or Anthony Bourdain gallivanting the canals on cable, or been lucky enough to visit and see its magnificence for yourself.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oldest-leed-certified-building-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oldest-leed-certified-building-world#comments LEED Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:16:05 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2739635 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC, Architects Commend Mayors for Renewing Commitment to Green Building and Sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-architects-commend-mayors-renewing-commitment-green-building-and-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Jun 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_0_0.jpeg?1372171111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><em>Slate of sustainability resolutions at mayors' annual meeting reflects work of mayors around the country to spur economic savings and create jobs through green building, clean energy and infrastructure investment</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-architects-commend-mayors-renewing-commitment-green-building-and-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-architects-commend-mayors-renewing-commitment-green-building-and-sustainability#comments Media Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:45:06 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 2739602 at http://www.usgbc.org An Indianapolis neighborhood plans its future http://www.usgbc.org/articles/indianapolis-neighborhood-plans-its-future <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">25 Jun 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_indianapolis.jpg?1372166752" /> </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="563" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IndianapolisSlideshow_1.jpg?1372166777" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IndianapolisSlideshow_2.jpg?1372166791" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Real estate projects may have slowed over the past few years, but there is a great example in Indianapolis of one development corporation's use of <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/rating-systems/neighborhoods">LEED for Neighborhood Development</a> (LEED-ND), coupled with patience and persistence, to realize their goals. In mid-June a group of USGBC Board members had the chance to tour the community and witness key features of the rating system in action. We were very impressed!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/indianapolis-neighborhood-plans-its-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/indianapolis-neighborhood-plans-its-future#comments Initiatives Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:28:05 +0000 Ken Potts 2739589 at http://www.usgbc.org Webcast Watch: Register for LEEDuser's free LEED-ND live webcast http://www.usgbc.org/articles/webcast-watch-register-leedusers-free-leed-nd-live-webcast <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="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_webinarND.png?1372093210" /> </div> </div> </div>