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Published on 27 Jan 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

The NBA is spreading the sustainability message, educating basketball fans nationwide about the benefits of environmental stewardship and green building.

With the most LEED certified venues of any professional sport in the United States, the NBA has established itself as an...

Published on 26 Jan 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Every day LEED is pushing the green building industry to go further.

Developed in a transparent, consensus-based process that includes several rounds of public comments and approval from USGBC members, LEED ensures that leaders can...

Published on 23 Jan 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

With the change in leadership in the Senate and growing numbers of conservatives in the House of Representatives, many questions have come up regarding what to expect with green building policies in this new Congress. While there are certainly many unknowns, here are some issues to keep an eye...

Published on 22 Jan 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union, and in his remarks he declared that there is no greater threat than climate change.

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Published on 22 Jan 2015 Written by Darlene Pope Posted in Industry

Green is good. It’s good for the environment, and it’s good for business. In the real estate business, having a “green building” means constructing and operating it in a way that benefits the environment—and also benefits the bottom line. Tenants are happier and...

Published on 22 Jan 2015 Written by Jacklyn Ventura Posted in Industry

The Miami Heat has never shied away from being the first to try something or set the bar. While most will think this applies only on the court, our continued efforts in environmental sustainability prove that this mindset extends off the...

Published on 20 Jan 2015 Written by Colin White Posted in Community

This month, Craig Immel was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers. Above and Beyond volunteers are leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement.

Craig is...

Published on 19 Jan 2015 Written by Colin White Posted in Community

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” 

USGBC volunteers live those words as they tirelessly work to advance USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, to enable an...

Published on 19 Jan 2015 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to focus on what we can do for others, something we know that supporters of the green schools movement do all year long. 

Last year saw the biggest turnout ever for Green Apple Day of Service...

Published on 16 Jan 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Community

What's your name and title at GBCI?
Jackie Hofmaenner, LEED Certification Reviewer

How long have you been on staff? 
Since June of 2010

Your hometown?
Northport, NY

Fill in the blank: We are...

Published on 16 Jan 2015 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

Looking to grow your green building knowledge?

Check out January's top three courses, all created by USGBC Chapters.

1. Beyond Buildings: LEED for Neighborhood...

Published on 14 Jan 2015 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

USGBC Pro Reviewers are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on Education @USGBC. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course...

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