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Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

UN Habitat recently released the report Building Sustainability Assessment and Benchmarking. Given the potential for the...

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

USGBC's pilot credit library facilitates the introduction of new credits to the LEED rating systems. The process allows projects to test more innovative credits that haven't...

Published on 03 Apr 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In our previous article,...

Published on 31 Mar 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

As soon as today, the Montana State Senate is expected to consider SB 330, legislation that would authorize Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing throughout the state. If enacted, the bill would allow...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Sheri Brezinka Posted in Community

At USGBC Minnesota, we like to think that every day is Earth Day, but we have some extra special opportunities planned in April to allow all of our volunteers to celebrate with us. Whether you prefer volunteering to clean and...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Roger Limoges Posted in LEED

We’re building the first ever LEED-certified orphanage and children’s center in Haiti.

How it started

Immediately following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, USGBC’s former president, CEO and founding chair,...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Dannie Miller Posted in Community

Health and wellness in Colorado

Folks in Colorado, and more specifically Denver, are used to seeing their state rank high on the list of coolest places in the country. In 2017, U.S. News ranked Denver as the ...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Community

USGBC Arizona is committed to transforming the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated in the state. Local leadership achieves this through support for the continued growth of...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is launching a new program called Arc + Schools and is seeking interested school districts, with and without LEED projects, to start using...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is launching a new series of articles highlighting the latest news on green homes and residential buildings. We’ll be covering a range of topics, including the business case for green construction, policy research and finance developments in green low-income, affordable and market-...

Published on 29 Mar 2017 Written by Steph Leonard Posted in Community

On International Women’s Day (March 8), USGBC Minnesota gathered women active in green building to celebrate our collective power and inspire our future at the ...

Published on 29 Mar 2017 Written by Steph Leonard Posted in Center for Green Schools

Green schools are growing strong in Minnesota. Take a look at what USGBC Minnesota is up to this spring:

Green Schools Roundtable

On Feb. 23, USGBC Minnesota participated in the first Green Schools Roundtable,...

Published on 29 Mar 2017 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Community

USGBC Nevada and Green Alliance are rolling out the green carpet to celebrate the best of sustainability in Nevada....

Published on 29 Mar 2017 Written by Sandra Doherty Posted in Community

USGBC North Carolina congratulates its 2017 Market Leadership Advisory Board member Alicia Ravetto, FAIA, LEED Fellow, on...

Published on 28 Mar 2017 Written by Anjanette Green Posted in Community

USGBC Northern California and stok partnered for the second installment in their...

Published on 28 Mar 2017 Written by Meghan Hazer Posted in Industry

Sustainable design, once unconventional, has become the norm for many developments. Health-promoting design is emerging as a new trend, due in part to the realization that how we build matters...

Published on 28 Mar 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

USGBC has recently been publishing updates to our "Getting Started With" series on the various LEED rating systems. Those are great for finding links to the...

Published on 27 Mar 2017 Written by Yi Wen Posted in Community

Nellie Cheng, director of USGBC global market development, and Mark Ginsberg, senior fellow at USGBC, spoke to participants at the 13th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building and New Technologies and Products Expo in Beijing, China, on March 22.  

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