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Published on 19 Aug 2015 Posted in LEED

As a rising senior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), I have seen my campus respond to environmental problems with powerful, adaptive sustainability initiatives. Recent turf-replacement projects like drought-tolerant landscaping and artificial turf—installed on the...

Published on 18 Aug 2015 Written by Megan Sparks Posted in Industry

The WELL Building Standard is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and wellbeing. WELL Certification begins with registration through ...

Published on 18 Aug 2015 Written by Julie Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last month, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and green|spaces released a regional sustainability website highlighting best practices in the region. It includes an action-packed...

Published on 18 Aug 2015 Written by Carol Rosenfeld Posted in Industry

By requiring the development of key performance indicators and a system for tracking and continuously improving them, ISO 14001, the International Organization for Standardization’s voluntary benchmark for environmental management, provides a strong foundation for measuring and analyzing...

Published on 18 Aug 2015 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in LEED

Annual recognition highlights projects, developers and builders leading the residential market for sustainable development

Washington, D.C.  (August 18, 2015) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of its...

Published on 17 Aug 2015 Written by Joshua Lasky Posted in Center for Green Schools

On Sunday, June 28, the Green Sports Alliance launched their 2015 Summit in Chicago with a special Green Apple Day of Service project co-presented by Connor Sports with partners Chicago Public Schools,...

Published on 17 Aug 2015 Written by Andrew Condon Posted in Industry

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is coming to Washington, DC, this November. In recognition of Washington's status as a world leader in green building and to showcase the city as a premiere location for Greenbuild, we...

Published on 14 Aug 2015 Written by Andrew Condon Posted in Community

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In...

Published on 14 Aug 2015 Posted in Community

This article was originally published in the July/August 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.

Kaiser Permanente turns to renewable energy to create a healthier environment....

Published on 14 Aug 2015 Written by Kirsten Swanson Posted in Community

This month, Lisa Geason-Bauer was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers—a volunteer leader whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement.

Lisa, President at Evolution Marketing, LLC,...

Published on 13 Aug 2015 Written by Paul Meyer Posted in LEED

Being an Energy and Atmosphere (EA) specialist I always found the LEED Materials and Resources (MR) credits a bit straightforward. When holding a LEED charrette it was the same speech:

  • MR credit 1: Building Reuse: This is a new building so forget it.
  • MR credit 2:...

Published on 13 Aug 2015 Posted in Industry

Over the past three months, I’ve been speaking with real estate debt fund managers about the new GRESB Debt Survey, an assessment designed to evaluate and benchmark, but also, to guide, the sustainability engagement and performance of real estate lenders. Recognized as “at least a...

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