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Published on 09 May 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Education

In case you missed our recent announcement, we want to make sure you know about the new, targeted playlists we've developed for Education @USGBC. We've curated some of our favorite...

Published on 09 May 2017 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! When we talk about green schools, the conversation in the building industry is often focused on environmental impact and healthy design and construction. However, educators are the central players in the ...

Published on 08 May 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Community

Ten years after a two-mile-wide tornado devastated the town of Greensburg, Kansas, the rebuilt community is a model for what green building can do. More than just an...

Published on 08 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

Several new studies have been released that bolster the evidence supporting the business case for LEED. In each study, researchers did a deep dive into energy-related and economic outcomes for...

Published on 05 May 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Advocacy and policy

As the possibility looms that our current administration may retreat from the commitment that the United States made to the Paris Agreement, USGBC lends its voice to the array of private and...

Published on 05 May 2017 Written by Michael Peel Posted in Community

USGBC Arizona feted the public launch of the Tucson Emerging 2030 District at the historic ...

Published on 05 May 2017 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Advocacy and policy

On May 1, the Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a resolution that commits the city to generating 100 percent of electricity consumed through renewable energy resources...

Published on 05 May 2017 Written by Todd Isherwood Posted in Community

Have you ever wondered where your trash ends up? I live in downtown Boston, and twice a week, a garbage truck comes through my North End neighborhood and picks up my trash. It magically disappears, but where does it go? Do you know where your trash goes? If you did know, would it change your...

Published on 04 May 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools
Published on 04 May 2017 Written by Sarah Spencer-Wor... Posted in Sponsored

As the marketplace evolves, we are seeing a shift in focus from solely providing high-performance buildings to looking toward the ongoing health of occupants. Performance metrics and data are needed to demonstrate the relationship between green buildings and occupant health.

Revealing...

Published on 04 May 2017 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Community

USGBC is a proud partner of the 2017 VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit conference and expo, taking place June 20–22 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii.

VERGE Hawaii will explore...

Published on 04 May 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Community

If you are a member of the USGBC community, be sure to take advantage of our network by updating your user profile. Your personal profile shows others who you are and what you do. It’s a simple way to create a visible...

Published on 03 May 2017 Written by Peggy Soll Posted in Community

Working at Washburn Elementary School, I was thrilled to watch our outdoor classroom project come together. It’s been three years since we started dreaming and planning, and to see it happening before our eyes was incredible....

Published on 03 May 2017 Written by Jared Blum Posted in Advocacy and policy

On April 22, the March for Science converged on our nation's capital. It’s fitting that a march for science should fall on Earth Day; its teach-ins and message echo the very first Earth Day, which evolved from a growing understanding of the critical role the environment plays in human...

Published on 02 May 2017 Written by Kate Revuax Posted in Community

On April 22—Earth Day—USGBC Iowa participated in the city of Des Moines Downtown Earth Day Tour, an opportunity for the public...

Published on 02 May 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Industry

USGBC is collaborating with our Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) partners to host a webinar on Wed., May 10 from 9–10:15 a.m. The webinar will cover...

Published on 02 May 2017 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC has put together a new white paper on a potential education tax in Georgia that could help eliminate...

Published on 02 May 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED volume certification  was created in 2011 to streamline the certification process for organizations looking to apply LEED across a portfolio of multiple projects by focusing...

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