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Published on March 28, 2012 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED
Source: Bernard Freeman, Division of Engineering Chief for the SW Region USFWS

Twelve years after the first LEED certifications in 2000, today we announced the 12,000th commercial project has been certified (!). Without a doubt, this calls for celebration: If you've worked on one of these 12,000 LEED-certified projects, we invite you to join the conga line...

Published on March 28, 2012 Written by Judy Marks Posted in Center for Green Schools

The National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF) recently published a new study looking back on the designs of school buildings, identifying trends in energy consumption, ventilation, heating, air quality, lighting and acoustics. The study,"A History of School...

Published on March 28, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Monday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) convened the fourth installment of the Road to Rio+20 series. The series was born out of the need for stakeholder awareness and...

Published on March 28, 2012 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Today is an important day for USGBC and for green building. It marks the culmination of more than six years of work to turn a crazy idea into a tangible, attainable reality.

Today, the nation’s leading code developer, which emerged from the legacy regional code bodies, has ...

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