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Published on 23 Jul 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

As the industrial sector’s relative significance in U.S. energy use grows, tapping into the sector’s efficiency potential becomes more critical as well.

In 2012, the industrial sector accounted for 32% of all energy consumption, and by 2025 its share is expected to exceed 36...

Published on 22 Jul 2015 Posted in Industry

USGBC is pleased to announce our call to filmmakers for the Ninth Annual Greenbuild International Film Festival.

In keeping with this year’s conference theme, ...

Published on 22 Jul 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

In the run up to the 2015 August Congressional work period the U.S. Senate Finance Committee made an important move to renew and extend a $95 billion tax incentives package that expired at the end of last year. The “Final Passage of an Original Bill to Extend Certain Expiring Tax...

Published on 22 Jul 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

There are LEED projects in more than 150 countries and territories, representing every continent except for Antarctica. LEED is being used in highly industrialized nations and newly developing ones, and LEED is helping to demonstrate the enormous power and potential of the emerging green economy...

Published on 22 Jul 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Demand for sustainable buildings continues to grow throughout the globe

Washington, D.C.—(July 22, 2015)—Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for...

Published on 21 Jul 2015 Written by Jesse McElwain Posted in Industry

This year, we’ve opened up six dynamic speaking opportunities as part of TalentFX at Greenbuild; TalentFx USGBC’s platform for emerging sustainability leaders. You, and your fellow winners,...

Published on 21 Jul 2015 Written by Veena Muthusamy Posted in Education

Over the course of several years, Cushman & Wakefield has successfully integrated sustainability into the company’s operations, which built the foundation to take sustainability to the next level...

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-...

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