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Published on 16 Dec 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

Education @USGBC is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education.

Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?

Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, courtesy of the...

Published on 15 Dec 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in Community

For many, the holidays are one of the most anticipated times of the year. They're when we liven up our spaces with our most festive decorations, bring friends and family together over delicious meals, and express our utmost appreciation for being able to surround ourselves with those we hold...

Published on 12 Dec 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Industry

Sustainability marketing has evolved into a discipline in and of itself. And this year at Greenbuild 2014, this topic took center stage.

Sold-out Greenbuild special set session Marketing +...

Published on 12 Dec 2014 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Industry

Everyone knows the old adage “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” The human brain responds to images differently than it responds to descriptive text. Vivid color, pattern and the suggestion of motion engage our eyes and our minds in ways that words just don’t. Even the most...

Published on 12 Dec 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

USGBC has just launched the latest installment in our popular LEED in Motion report series, LEED in Motion: India. The report provides a far-reaching account of the factors that have led to nearly 2,000 buildings...

Published on 11 Dec 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

USGBC Pro Reviewersare 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...

Published on 11 Dec 2014 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

If targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction are to be met, decision-makers must unlock the potential of the building sector with much greater seriousness and vigor than they have to date and make mitigation of building-related emissions a cornerstone of every national...

Published on 11 Dec 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Report - LEED in Motion: India, emphasizes the rapid expansion of green building

New Delhi, India  – (11 Dec 2014) – USGBC announced today that 833 million square feet of building space in India is using LEED. The new study, LEED in Motion: India, was...

Published on 10 Dec 2014 Written by Drew Beal Posted in Center for Green Schools

Did you know that 50 billion paper cups get discarded in America each year? It’s unbelievable! I started researching the ‘cup problem’ when I was a grad student at UC San Diego; here's what I'...

Published on 10 Dec 2014 Written by Sarah Alexander Posted in LEED

Green building thrives on collaboration between team members. After all, buildings are complex systems and it may not always be clear how the LEED requirements apply to your project. GBCI recognizes the valuable role that collaborative communication can play in helping your team work...

Published on 09 Dec 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

On Feb. 25, 2015, the LEED AP Neighborhood Development (ND) exam will begin featuring LEED v4 content and project experience assessment. (The LEED Green Associate and other LEED AP exams were already updated to reflect the v4 rating system in June 2014; ...

Published on 09 Dec 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Industry

This holiday season, as we all gather to celebrate the things that truly matter—friends, family, and many other blessings—let us also remember an equally important responsibility that we all share: the continued health of our planet.

The holiday season may seem like the...

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