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Published on 21 Jul 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of another important efficiency bill.The Private Investment in Housing Act, introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Representatives Dennis...

Published on 20 Jul 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

Today, Mexico's architects, construction firms, energy companies, city planners, enterprises and politicians are working together to create the sustainable cities of tomorrow.

Mexico is the home to LEED-certified and 460 LEED-registered projects, totaling 13,168,705 gross square meters of...

Published on 17 Jul 2015 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

You want the best courses and we've got them. Check out this month's top courses to grow your green building and sustainability knowledge.

Check out July's top three courses created by USGBC Education...

Published on 17 Jul 2015 Written by Andrew Condon Posted in Community

Over the last couple of years USGBC has been making strides to build an integrated network and pioneer a new model for USGBC chapters and local market engagement. Through an open and honest dialogue with chapters, we are moving towards closer alignment, as well as greater consistency...

Published on 16 Jul 2015 Written by Joe Nelson Posted in Community

With this year’s Green Apple Day of Service scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, the USGBC Los Angeles Chapter is setting their sights high on a week of impact and fun.

The recently-...

Published on 16 Jul 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

When TAIPEI 101 achieved LEED Platinum certification as an existing building in 2011, they knew it was the beginning of a new leadership role, a new relationship with their tenants, and a new definition of standard...

Published on 15 Jul 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Are you interested in how to facilitate more solar on our nation’s commercial buildings? If so, we invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to voice your ideas.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), under its SunShot Initiative and the Better Buildings Alliance (BBA), recently...

Published on 15 Jul 2015 Written by Marge Anderson Posted in Community

USGBC was founded 22 years ago with a governance structure appropriate for a U.S.-based, start-up NGO with a transformational mission. Our governance required passionate and talented individuals who represented all of the perspectives from the built environment to bring our mission to life....

Published on 15 Jul 2015 Written by Kehan DeSousa Posted in Community

Provide visionary guidance to USGBC on policy and initiatives across the sustainability movement, and nominate yourself to join the Advisory Council in the first USGBC Advisory Council election!

There are six open seats for the 2016 Advisory Council:

  • Facility Management and...

Published on 15 Jul 2015 Written by Heather Langford Posted in Industry

USGBC recently released a new pilot credit aimed at encouraging Prevention through Design (PtD) practices. The pilot credit was developed in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH...

Published on 14 Jul 2015 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Industry

There is still time to nominate outstanding green building women leaders for this year’s Green Building & Design (gb&d) Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA). USGBC is a proud supporter...

Published on 14 Jul 2015 Written by Roger Limoges Posted in Education

When USGBC teamed up with the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to establish HealthBuild, it was with the intent to prioritize health as a primary driver for decision-making in the built environment. The first manifestation of this...

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