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Published on 01 Apr 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Starting on June 30, 2014, the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams will evolve for the LEED v4 rating system — and the candidate handbooks are now available to help you prepare.

  • The last day to take the credential exams with LEED v2009 content will be ...

Published on 31 Mar 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

With the launch of LEED v4, new LEED v4 professional credential exams will be released on June 30, 2014. Learn more

In the v4 exams, each item will have two test specification...

Published on 28 Mar 2014 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Good morning, Washington. Today marks the culmination of almost two years of work and thousands of hours of volunteer time to make the District of Columbia, once again, a national leader in better, greener buildings.

The USGBC-National...

Published on 28 Mar 2014 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Community

Is your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone looking a little... well... tired? We have a remedy! Download our free USGBC device wallpaper, and get ready for a quick pick me up every time you open your screen.

And check back often—we’ll be offering new wallpapers and other...

Published on 28 Mar 2014 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry
The 2nd Ring Road in Beijing. Credit: Pedronet via Flickr

Remarks delivered by USGBC COO Mahesh Ramanujam at the Tenth International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo in Beijing on March 28.

Good afternoon. My name is Mahesh Ramanujam, and I am president of the Green Building...

Published on 28 Mar 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
U.S. Department of Education via Flickr

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

USGBC wants all students schooled on sustainability by 2040, GreenBiz. The ...

Published on 26 Mar 2014 Posted in Industry

We're working with FORTUNE Magazine on a special feature to showcase leaders in green building-like you! FORTUNE Magazine, which reaches 3.9+ million business decision makers, is offering USGBC members a rare sponsorship and advertising opportunity. By...

Published on 26 Mar 2014 Written by Ryan P. Snow Posted in Community
Photo credit: Eric Vance

Faith-based organizations own and operate over 400,000 buildings in the United States and are pillars in the communities they serve. Great potential exists to advance building health and performance while integrating sustainability into people’s lives through this sector, and ...

Published on 26 Mar 2014 Written by Nishant Makhijani Posted in Center for Green Schools

Originally published in the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Magazine, Winter 2014

Recently, I shared the stage with David Gottfried, the founder of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Stephen Ritz, Founder...

Published on 25 Mar 2014 Written by Sean Fish Posted in LEED

Until recently, if you worked on LEED 2009 projects outside of the U.S., you probably noticed that the Regional Priority (RP) credits were the same everywhere. Over the past year, members of the LEED International Roundtable...

Published on 25 Mar 2014 Posted in Center for Green Schools

Answer:  Because we have to learn how to live well in our places without undermining the ability of our places to sustain us over time. If we are to succeed at doing so, then the knowledge, skills and habits-of-mind we need to do so must be cultivated in our schools....

Published on 25 Mar 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability

Washington, D.C. — (March 25, 2014) — Today, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, together with...

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