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January 2013

Published on January 31, 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. — (Jan. 31, 2013) — Yesterday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Dr. Matthew Trowbridge, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia School of Medicine, as its 2013-2014 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. Along with a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the fellowship will support Dr. Trowbridge’s...

Published on January 25, 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media
Mountain View Fire Station No. 5 in Mountain View, Calif., LEED Gold. Credit: Da

Today, in homes, schools, stores, offices and places of worship, people are enjoying the social and economic benefits that come with buildings that are good for the environment and the individuals that use them.

And as green building takes root in more neighborhoods, the police and firefighters who protect community members are among...

Published on January 24, 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media
Photo credit: iStockphoto

In April 2012, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray made a statement that caught many people’s attention: he wants the District to be “fossil-free” by 2030.

Does it sound a little crazy? Maybe. But when it comes to U.S. cities that take...

Published on January 23, 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. — (Jan. 23, 2013) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012, highlighting those regions that are transforming buildings and communities across the country. The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and...