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July 2012

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Published on July 31, 2012 Written by Kristin Ferguson Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools was recently invited to present on LEED v4 at the Society for College and University Planners’ (SCUP) annual conference. With my colleague Chrissy Macken, manager of LEED technical development, we provided an overview of what changes are coming, suggestions for how to implement these changes into campus planning...

Published on July 30, 2012 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

For the last four years I have been able to see the green schools movement grow out of the communities USGBC represents. The Green Schools Committee volunteers and the chapter staff that support them are working around the clock, every day of the year to improve learning environments in their communities. The people I have the privilege of...

Published on July 27, 2012 Written by Kristin Ferguson Posted in Center for Green Schools

While summer brings a quieter time on campus in some respects, we at the Center for Green School know that summers are also hectic times for new construction, renovations and maintenance projects across campus. If your campus has been undertaken innovative sustainability projects that you are proud of over the last year, you should consider...

Published on July 26, 2012 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

This week, I’ve had the pleasure of spending my time in San Antonio, Texas with some of the most engaged members of our USGBC family for our annual mid-year meeting. These folks are the heartbeat of the green building community – the lifeblood of our movement. And the mid-year meeting serves as a way to celebrate their many victories and vision...

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