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Published on 04 Apr 2014 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee took an important move in advancing draft legislation that would renew a series of tax breaks that expired at the end of last year. The “Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act;” passed the committee on a...

Published on 03 Apr 2014 Posted in Media

Global certification provider for the LEED Green Building Rating System to deliver third-party certification for the...

Published on 03 Apr 2014 Posted in Media

2016 Greenbuild Annual Conference & Expo to Take Place in Los Angeles


Washington, D.C. — (Apr. 3, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Hanley Wood announced today that the 2016 Greenbuild International...

Published on 03 Apr 2014 Posted in LEED

April 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. 

There are two ways to view the changes:

Published on 02 Apr 2014 Written by Anisa Baldwin Met... Posted in Center for Green Schools

This past Saturday, in her address at the National Green Schools Conference in Sacramento, our fearless leader Rachel Gutter inspired the crowd of green schools supporters to leave the conference as ONE VOICE, ONE MOVEMENT. As she pointed out, this imperative to speak with unity is why we think...

Published on 02 Apr 2014 Written by Batya Metalitz Posted in LEED

In January, we published an article on credit substitutions. Based on interest, we now have additional substitutions available for LEED for Homes and Multifamily Midrise, as well as a new pilot alternative...

Published on 02 Apr 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Community

There have been a lot of changes around here lately.

LEED v4 has launched, and it’s bolder, more...

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...

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