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Published on July 31, 2011 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Media

Draft of LEED 2012 features updated language, scorecards; Reflects 6,000 public comments and recommendations collected

Washington, DC – (August 1, 2011) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened the second public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building rating system. The comment...

Published on July 31, 2011 Written by Anonymous Posted in Center for Green Schools

By Heather Henriksen, Harvard Office for Sustainability

Earlier today USGBC announced that Harvard University had reached a first for any higher education institution in the world – 50 LEED certified projects. It’s an exciting green building milestone for us and one that...

Published on July 31, 2011 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

These days, everyone seems to be trying to do more with less. More than a dozen USGBC Chapters did just that by making a little money go a long way toward greening their local schools with the 2010 Green Schools Committee Innovation Grants.

Last summer,...

Published on July 31, 2011 Written by Patrick Lane Posted in Center for Green Schools

We don't need to convince college students there are problems with the built environment around them. This is a generation of sustainability natives born into a changing planet.

They grew up with Asthma, taking steroids for their lungs and with inhalers in their pockets, all because of the unhealthy built environments they have been...

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