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Published on 07 Aug 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Community

This piece by Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, appears in the just-released July/August issue of USGBC+, the new membership magazine of USGBC. Read the...

Published on 06 Aug 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in LEED

What is green building? It's a simple question that we get a lot here at USGBC, but not one where it's always easy to find a simple answer. 

The definition of green building

Green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment...

Published on 06 Aug 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in July 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the LEED project directory for a closer...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Community

Save money and increase the value of your home with improvements that make a difference.

If you had $10,000 to invest in your home, would you install an energy-saving cool roof with a lifetime warranty? Or maybe you’d benefit more from low maintenance fiber-cement siding?...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

Today we have released another report in our popular LEED in Motion series. LEED in Motion: Brazil details green building activity and momentum in the nation that is the fifth largest market for LEED-certified projects outside of the U.S...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Kristen Trovillion Chosen as 2014 Fellow and Will Serve as Full-Time Sustainability Officer for the District

GRAND RAPIDS — (Aug. 5, 2014) — Grand Rapids Public Schools and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the district has been...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media

Brazil is the Fifth Largest Market for LEED-Certified Projects Outside the U.S.

São Paulo, Brazil — (Aug. 5, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its LEED in Motion: Brazil...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

USGBC's new, free report, LEED in Motion: Residential, highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market. 

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Published on 04 Aug 2014 Written by Erin Emery Posted in Community

Nominations have been submitted. Now it’s time to vote for the finalists in our Best of Building Awards.

Voting will take place from August 4-22, 2014.* 

The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best green products, projects,...

Published on 04 Aug 2014 Written by Emma Pettit Posted in LEED

This article is part 2 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read part 1.
 
As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in...

Published on 01 Aug 2014 Posted in LEED

Wondering what to do when choosing a rating system isn't as simple as black and white?

LEED v4 addresses 21 different types of buildings and spaces, but how do you know which one to choose when you've got a mixed use space?

Enter the 40/60 rule. This model provides guidance...

Published on 01 Aug 2014 Written by Theresa Backhus Posted in Industry

EPA has just launched its third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design challenge for college and university students.

Student teams, working with a faculty...

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