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Published on 16 Jun 2016 Posted in Community

The story may be familiar by now. A project has been proposed with grand sustainability goals, green certifications, possibly even net zero energy use. But cost overruns steadily whittle away the goals, with each design phase cutting back on the savings and certification targets, ending in the...

Published on 16 Jun 2016 Written by Heather Goetsch Posted in Community

USGBC volunteers come from all walks of life and have many different backgrounds. The one thing they all share is a commitment to the idea that where we live, learn and labor matters, and how we design, construct and maintain those spaces affects the health, productivity and well-being of each...

Published on 16 Jun 2016 Written by Jessica Pinkston Posted in Community

The story of green building is a story about people. Our ultimate goal in advancing the cause of more sustainable built environment is to provide better places for people to live, work and play. USGBC and LEED have traditionally focused on...

Published on 15 Jun 2016 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Community

Heading to Los Angeles for Dwell on Design? Join USGBC and Green Home Guide for our relaunch happy hour at USGBC's booth #2304. We'll be in the expo hall...

Published on 15 Jun 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Community

The LEED Dynamic Plaque continues its world tour this summer, stopping at the BOMA convention with sessions, workshops and plenty of conversations about...

Published on 15 Jun 2016 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Community

How can companies help influence positive change regarding global, social and environmental issues? Convergence, an annual USGBC conference, will be in Jacksonville, Fla., this year from June 21–23. Interested in attending? Registration is still open!

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Published on 14 Jun 2016 Written by Nancy Church Posted in Community

Recently, USGBC Kentucky hosted an inaugural workshop to train 58 regional professionals on the SITES rating system, the most comprehensive program of developing...

Published on 14 Jun 2016 Written by Jessica Pinkston Posted in Community

Building a robust foundation of advocates is essential in effective community development, and USGBC is dedicated to supporting our community leaders to meet this challenge. Every year, we gather at Convergence to provide our key...

Published on 13 Jun 2016 Written by Whitney Ward Posted in Community

Over the past two years, USGBC Utah has been partnering with Salt Lake City to promote Project Skyline, a city initiative to expand building energy...

Published on 13 Jun 2016 Written by Nancy Church Posted in Community

For the third year, USGBC Kentucky Emerging Professionals and members have the opportunity to help our community raise funds by volunteering at a...

Published on 13 Jun 2016 Written by Jessica Pinkston Posted in Community

Micro-grids, performance, human health, sustainable landscapes and more—the definition of green building keeps expanding, but with the addition of several green building rating systems to the GBCI roster, you might be feeling a little lost...

Published on 10 Jun 2016 Posted in Community

Minnesota is no stranger to sustainable stadiums. TCF BankStadium was the first college football field to achieve LEED certification (Silver) for New Construction, the ...

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