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Published on 08 Dec 2014 Posted in LEED

Water is one of the world’s most valuable and essential natural resources. In Peru, water is a scarce resource and on average Peruvians have to spend a staggering S/.10.00 Soles per cubic liter (USD$4.00). Compounding the problem is a lack of wastewater standards and regulations. Peru...

Published on 08 Dec 2014 Posted in Community

I recently had the chance to be part of the first #LUNCHnLEED Twitter chat hosted by the USGBC Georgia Chapter and my company, ...

Published on 05 Dec 2014 Written by Joel Todd Posted in LEED

This article is co-authored by Joel Ann Todd, chair of the LEED Steering Committee from 2009 through 2013, and Susan Kaplan, President and Founder of...

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

The two sustainability leaders become partners of the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All Initiative’s Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform

LIMA - (Dec. 5, 2014) – The U.S. Green Building Council...

Published on 04 Dec 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in Industry

This article is the fourth installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable. Check out the first article on behavioral changes you can make to...

Published on 04 Dec 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Industry

Ho Chi Minh City is a place where lessons of culture, history and our global economy are woven into its very fabric.

I’m here with UTC Building & Industrial Systems as a part of its fourth annual...

Published on 03 Dec 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

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

Published on 03 Dec 2014 Posted in Industry

Globally, so many communities face multidimensional threats, hazards, and disasters. And, as social and economic loss from these impacts continues to increase, development with a renewed focus on sustainability and resilience can offer opportunities for mitigating the financial, environmental,...

Published on 02 Dec 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Education

The LEED Core Concepts Guide is now available in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese.


The LEED Core Concepts Guide introduces the green building fundamentals to get you started on your learning path. This edition features updates based on LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED...

Published on 02 Dec 2014 Posted in Media

Up-to-date, official statistics about USGBC programs

*Please note: These numbers are current as of October 2014

USGBC overview

  • 76 chapters
  • More than 12,870 national members
  • +...

Published on 01 Dec 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Year after year, the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement and sustainable building. The Opening Plenary kicks off three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers,...

Published on 26 Nov 2014 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably picture family, turkey, stuffing and perhaps football. Those are the first things that come to mind for me as well.

When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably also think about the things you are grateful for, and this Thanksgiving I'm...

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