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Published on 16 Apr 2014 Written by Nils Kok Posted in LEED

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....

Published on 15 Apr 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Community

At USGBC, we couldn't do what we do without our members.

It is through their commitment, expertise, and engagement, that our movement continues to thrive. Every day, we are making our way toward a healthier,...

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Our 21st year

Published on 14 Apr 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in LEED

Turning 21 years old marks an important right of passage, at least here in the U.S. You’re now officially old enough to do a few things you were probably already doing anyway. Hopefully, now that you can do them legally, you’ve also figured out how to do them more...

Published on 14 Apr 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

We know. "In The Know" took a several week long — unannounced — hiatus. Maggie and I apologize, but we have been working on a number of international efforts that have kept us occupied!

In short, we’re back, so is...

Published on 14 Apr 2014 Written by Chris Pyke Posted in Industry

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 United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The United Nations...

Published on 11 Apr 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
New Orleans

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

New Orleans' entrepreneurs see niches, fill them, USA Today. Check out this profile of the...

Published on 10 Apr 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. — (April 10, 2014) — 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....

Published on 09 Apr 2014 Written by Casey Studhalter Posted in LEED

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee has proven that sustainable, supportive and healthy communities aren’t limited to the nation’s top zip codes or tony neighborhoods.  The Westlawn Gardens ...

Published on 08 Apr 2014 Written by Ashley White Posted in LEED

As part of the LEED, Materials and Health Initiative, six Senior Materials Research Fellows have joined the team to help deepen the...

Published on 08 Apr 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in LEED

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...

Published on 08 Apr 2014 Posted in Industry

USGBC and McGraw Hill Construction are working together on a new study looking at the impact of buildings on the health of their occupants, and we encourage you to participate. Based on survey responses from building owners, architects and contractors, the...

Published on 08 Apr 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media

Major milestone for the global green building industry

Washington, D.C. — (April 8, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has...

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