Greenbuild articles http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild en Last chance to apply for a Greenbuild scholarship http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-apply-greenbuild-scholarship <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Jul 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gb2014_banner_0.jpg?1406048127" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you a student, emerging professional, faith leader, community developer or non-traditional professional?</p> <p>If so, we invite you to apply for a <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Home/Community/Scholarships" target="_blank">Greenbuild scholarship</a>&nbsp;to attend Greenbuild 2014 from Oct. 22-24 in New Orleans, LA.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Apply by Aug. 4, 2014, at&nbsp;<em>9 am ET</em>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em><a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/greenbuild-2014-scholarship-application/" class="button">Apply today</a></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-apply-greenbuild-scholarship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/last-chance-apply-greenbuild-scholarship#comments Greenbuild Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:55:27 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4811949 at http://cn.usgbc.org Apply today for a scholarship to attend Greenbuild 2014 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GB2014-scholarship.png?1403885491" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Year after year, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;provides an extraordinary opportunity to&nbsp;get involved with the green building movement.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today, USGBC is excited to announce&nbsp;scholarship opportunities to attend&nbsp;Greenbuild 2014.</p> <p>Scholarships are available for students, emerging professionals, faith leaders, community developers and non-traditional professionals.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2014#comments Greenbuild Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:12:15 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4785279 at http://cn.usgbc.org Why we exhibit at Greenbuild — the best expo ever http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-exhibit-greenbuild-%E2%80%94-best-expo-ever <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuildexpo2013.png?1403795607" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>For the last seven years, my company, <a href="http://www.bradleycorp.com/">Bradley Corporation</a> has been a loyal exhibitor at the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>.</span></p> <p><span>Greenbuild is the best expo because it provides a platform for Bradley to showcase our water conservation products among the industry&rsquo;s newest manufacturing innovations, recycled materials, and award-winning product designs.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-exhibit-greenbuild-%E2%80%94-best-expo-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/why-we-exhibit-greenbuild-%E2%80%94-best-expo-ever#comments Greenbuild Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:06:56 +0000 Erin Kante 4783339 at http://cn.usgbc.org New Greenbuild 2013 Sustainability Report celebrates green achievements http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-greenbuild-2013-sustainability-report-celebrates-green-achievements <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2014-sustainability.png?1403712550" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2013</a>&nbsp;the green building community came together to participate in 200 educational sessions, build a city of 700 booths in the expo hall, and dance to the likes of Bon Jovi.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-greenbuild-2013-sustainability-report-celebrates-green-achievements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-greenbuild-2013-sustainability-report-celebrates-green-achievements#comments Greenbuild Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:07:39 +0000 Kate Hurst 4781560 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014 registration now open http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-registration-now-open <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Jun 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GB14_Registration.png?1403120927" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Registration for the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is now open.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>When: Expo: Oct. 22-23, Conference: Oct. 22-24</strong><br /><strong>Where: Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA</strong></p> <p><a href="http://greenbuildexpo.com/" target="_blank" class="button">Register today</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-registration-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-registration-now-open#comments Greenbuild Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:51:45 +0000 Kate Hurst 4772545 at http://cn.usgbc.org Making things right is in Tom Darden’s blood http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-darden%E2%80%99s-blood <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Billes_home_Make_It_Right_New_Orleans.jpg?1400595611" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children%20on%20eco%20playground%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans%20credit%20GREG%20RHOADES.jpeg?1400595625" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Make%20It%20Right%20playground%20in%20New%20Orleans%20credit%20Make%20It%20Right.jpg?1400595635" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="768" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Shigeru%20Ban%20home%20green%20roof%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595645" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2048" height="1363" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/children%20outside%20bikes%20and%20houses%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595656" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Make%20It%20Right%20playground%20in%20New%20Orleans%20credit%20Make%20It%20Right_0.jpg?1400595671" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="768" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/solar%20installation%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595690" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1024" height="683" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Trahan%20home%20Make%20It%20Right%20New%20Orleans.jpg?1400595703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In moments of candor I admit I happened upon the cause of sustainability almost by accident.&nbsp; As a young man, I had always been a corporate guy from a corporate town doing (for the most part) whatever it was my corporate bosses wanted me to do.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-darden%E2%80%99s-blood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/making-things-right-tom-darden%E2%80%99s-blood#comments LEED Tue, 20 May 2014 14:17:46 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4724087 at http://cn.usgbc.org My story: Becoming a green professional http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/my-story-becoming-green-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 May 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_9502.png?1399557666" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The road to becoming a green building professional has been a winding journey fashioned by surprises, luck, and good old-fashioned hard work. It was a pathway I knew I wanted to embark on a decade after my initial peek into the expansive and often intimidating built environment. The forces of constant exposure and interactions with various fields and members of the building industry consumed my passion. I realized sustainability was my calling within architecture. How could I contribute?</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/my-story-becoming-green-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/my-story-becoming-green-professional#comments Community Thu, 08 May 2014 13:59:11 +0000 Farah Ahmad 4706320 at http://cn.usgbc.org AZURE wraps up Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/azure-wraps-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild_670x308_jpg_1.jpeg?1387574771" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In case you missed the Greenbuild excitement, AZURE magazine has you covered. Here were their biggest takeaways from the show:</em></p> <p><strong>The Speakers</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/azure-wraps-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/azure-wraps-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:26:11 +0000 4467844 at http://cn.usgbc.org Materials and Human Health Summit Recap http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-art-article"> <div class="field-label">Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> . </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_healthsummit13.jpg?1387393664" /> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote> <p>"The Materials &amp; Human Health Summit was a great&nbsp;opportunity to connect the dots between the people, knowledge and systems&nbsp;empowering&nbsp;the&nbsp;building&nbsp;industry&nbsp;to innovate&nbsp;and build healthier products and places."<em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&mdash;&nbsp;Anne Less, Mary Davidge Associates.&nbsp;Anne has led the Healthy Materials team for Google&rsquo;s Real Estate &amp; Workplace Services organization</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/materials-and-human-health-summit-recap#comments Greenbuild Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:08:12 +0000 Sara Cederberg 4460705 at http://cn.usgbc.org 2013 Leadership in the Private Sector Award: Mike McNally, Skanska USA http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-private-sector-award-mike-mcnally-skanska-usa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_mike_1.jpg?1387309271" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bi2-3iBoFw8?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-private-sector-award-mike-mcnally-skanska-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-private-sector-award-mike-mcnally-skanska-usa#comments Community Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:46:32 +0000 4458943 at http://cn.usgbc.org GAF gets LEED v4 ready at Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GAFWayne.jpg?1389193480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>By Martin Grohman, Director of Sustainability, GAF</em></p> <p>Just a few weeks ago, the GAF team traveled to Philadelphia, Pa. for the Greenbuild Conference &amp; Expo. The GAF booth was really buzzing with activity this year! In fact, our presence at Greenbuild has grown every year, as it has become increasingly strategic for us to reach the green building marketplace and this year was no exception. To top it off, we recently became one of very few manufacturers to be USGBC Platinum members.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/gaf-gets-leed-v4-ready-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:16:01 +0000 4457084 at http://cn.usgbc.org Education in the Big Easy: What's new in the 2014 Greenbuild Call for Education Session Proposals http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/education-big-easy-whats-new-2014-greenbuild-call-education-session-proposals <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Call-for-proposals.jpg?1386874636" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Call for Education Session Proposals (and reviewers) is open! Take a look at what&rsquo;s new for 2014:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/education-big-easy-whats-new-2014-greenbuild-call-education-session-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/education-big-easy-whats-new-2014-greenbuild-call-education-session-proposals#comments Greenbuild Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:57:55 +0000 Rina Brule 4450872 at http://cn.usgbc.org A Greenbuild Scholarship Recipient's Story http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-story <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild-group-1_0.jpg?1386604768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>DuWayne Baird, an emerging construction professional in Central Ohio, was one of 50 people to receive a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/about/greenbuild-scholarship.aspx" target="_blank">full scholarship to attend Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;2013 in Philadelphia last month. In his blog post, he shares his Greenbuild story, one filled with networking, inspiration, advocacy and education. Read it <a href="http://emergingelite.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/my-greenbuild-2013-experience" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-scholarship-recipients-story#comments Community Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:01:23 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 4440661 at http://cn.usgbc.org Scholarship recipients in their own words http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/scholarship-recipients-their-own-words <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">6 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/cityscape.jpg?1386366540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Week before last, over 200 individuals came together to inspire each other with their efforts and dedication to bringing sustainability to low-income and underserved communities. They joined us from across the country, and even some from other parts of the world, to learn about the way that the community leaders in Philadelphia deliver equitable access to healthy homes and neighborhoods, and how high-impact projects can solve complex urban environmental problems that put low-income communities first.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/scholarship-recipients-their-own-words" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/scholarship-recipients-their-own-words#comments Greenbuild Initiatives Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:49:20 +0000 Clare Rosenberger 4438048 at http://cn.usgbc.org 20 years of USGBC: Greening your own path http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-greening-your-own-path <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2 Dec 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Series_20years_greeningpath.png?1386018937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article is part of a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-thanksgiving-recap">series of&nbsp;stories</a> from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building&nbsp;triumphs.&nbsp;Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we&nbsp;reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-greening-your-own-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/20-years-usgbc-greening-your-own-path#comments Community Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:16:19 +0000 Jason Warnock 4430388 at http://cn.usgbc.org The Greenbuild 2013 Playlist http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-playlist <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb13_videos_1.jpg?1385570832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Didn't make it to Greenbuild? Missed a speaker while you were there? Want to re-watch some of your favorite moments? Our Greenbuild 2013 Playlist has you covered!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-playlist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-playlist#comments Greenbuild Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:47:12 +0000 4420371 at http://cn.usgbc.org An oasis in the desert http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">27 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: Paul Trafford via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo Credit: Paul Trafford via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Qatar.jpg?1385568107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>As an arid country growing like few others in the world despite its desert climate,&nbsp;</span>leaders in Qatar have achieved a sense of urgency and big-picture understanding about sustainability that, at times, can make other countries appear to be dragging their heels.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/oasis-desert#comments LEED Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:02:35 +0000 Mahesh Ramanujam 4420278 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2014: Expect inspiring transformation http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-expect-inspiring-transformation <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gb14_pc.jpg?1385572826" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I suppose it should have stopped coming as a surprise years ago. Going back to&nbsp;2005 in Atlanta, <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote" target="_blank"><span>the annual speech the big man gives to open Greenbuild</span></a> each year is a both a perfect reflection of the moment and an inspiring summary of the work we&rsquo;ve all accomplished over the year. That said, I&rsquo;d really miss the sense of excitement, connection and pride I get if the feelings Rick&rsquo;s Greenbuild keynote instill in me ever go away.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-expect-inspiring-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2014-expect-inspiring-transformation#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:23:12 +0000 Brendan Owens 4419310 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013: Rick Fedrizzi Keynote http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rick-Speech.png?1385504257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The 2013 <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/speakers/greenbuild-keynote.aspx" target="_blank">Keynote</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/events/greenbuild-celebration.aspx" target="_blank">Celebration</a> at the annual Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo took place on Nov. 21, 2013 in Philadelphia, Penn. Read opening remarks from USGBC's President, CEO and Founding Chair, Rick Fedrizzi.</strong></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-rick-fedrizzi-keynote#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:17:58 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4419290 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013: A look back http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-look-back <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rick_GRB13-lightblue.png?1385496825" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve said this before and I&rsquo;ll say it again; <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild 2013</a> was unlike any of its predecessors and unlike anything I had ever expected.&nbsp; And there&rsquo;s one big reason for that. For the first time since I helped launch this annual celebration of the finest, smartest and most groundbreaking practices in sustainable building, the conversation shifted right under my feet.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-look-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-look-back#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:14:16 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4418935 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild day three: What a night http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-three-what-night <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rick_GRB13-teal.png?1385151132" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If I were a sailor instead of the president and CEO of this organization, and if this were, say, a street corner instead of the official web site of the USGBC, I might be inclined to say simply, &ldquo;Holy @#*^!&rdquo; <br />&nbsp;<br />Seriously my friends...what a night!<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-three-what-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-three-what-night#comments Greenbuild Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:12:37 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4411605 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013 Culminates with Powerful Keynote on the Impact of Green Building by Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-culminates-powerful-keynote-impact-green-building-former-secretary-state-hi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Hillary Clinton and Rick Fedrizzi" alt="Hillary Clinton and Rick Fedrizzi" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rickandhill.jpeg?1385395049" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, the<a href="http://usgbc.org" target="_blank"> U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)</a> welcomed nearly 25,000 green building professionals to Philadelphia for its 12th annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a>, the world's largest gathering dedicated to green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-culminates-powerful-keynote-impact-green-building-former-secretary-state-hi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-culminates-powerful-keynote-impact-green-building-former-secretary-state-hi#comments Greenbuild Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 4414491 at http://cn.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Greenbuild Edition http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb_media_roundup_0.jpg?1385405380" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building in the media, Greenbuild edition:</p> <p><strong>Keynote with Hillary Clinton:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition#comments Media Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 4414806 at http://cn.usgbc.org Building a luxury brand http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/building-luxury-brand <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13-orange_0.png?1385071689" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>About 20 years ago, someone tried to describe a brand to me thusly: imagine in your mind a small, long rectangular white box on a store shelf.&nbsp; By itself, that box means nothing to the average consumer.&nbsp; But place a small red triangle on that box, along with the letters&hellip;C&hellip;r&hellip;e&hellip;s&hellip;t&hellip;and what you have is something else altogether.&nbsp; At that point, to millions of Americans that small box immediately means to them fewer cavities, fresher breath and whiter teeth.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/building-luxury-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/building-luxury-brand#comments Greenbuild Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:08:08 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4405122 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild day one: Common ground http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-one-common-ground <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Rick_GRB13.png?1385042397" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tuesday night at a reception on the eve of <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild</a>, one of our featured guests and I &ndash; she being a Washington insider &ndash; began talking about what she described &ldquo;the lost art of governing.&rdquo;&nbsp; It was a fascinating conversation, the details of which are probably better served for another place and another time.&nbsp; But suffice it to say I now know I'm not alone in my belief that so many of today&rsquo;s leaders on both sides of the aisle clearly have forsaken their duties as leaders in governing and allowed themselves <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-one-common-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-day-one-common-ground#comments Greenbuild Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:59:57 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4402247 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild highlights for the global green building professional http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-highlights-global-green-building-professional <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MaggieandJoe.jpg?1384978646" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been a busy and energizing two days here at Greenbuild with much international&nbsp;activity. A quick recap of some of the highlights:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-highlights-global-green-building-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-highlights-global-green-building-professional#comments Greenbuild Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:17:54 +0000 Joseph Crea 4398290 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuilders: Taking on Health and the Built Environment http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilders-taking-health-and-built-environment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HumanHealth-Purple.jpg?1384894839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s great to be back at Greenbuild!</p> <p>Through this year&rsquo;s agenda, USGBC is courageously leading a rapidly emerging conversation in our industry: How can the places we build and operate contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people who work and live there. It makes sense, right? We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, so it follows that our homes, offices, and schools would have a profound impact on us.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilders-taking-health-and-built-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuilders-taking-health-and-built-environment#comments Greenbuild Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:00:39 +0000 4393342 at http://cn.usgbc.org An Invitation to Dream http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo Credit: Marisa Long" alt="Photo Credit: Marisa Long" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/HOK%20Haiti%20blog%20sized%20picture.jpg?1384890808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dear Dreamers: &nbsp;</p> <p>We are the Holland sisters, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11).&nbsp; We believe kids can make a difference in the world and age doesn&rsquo;t limit a person&rsquo;s ability to have ideas, make plans, take action and help others.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/invitation-dream#comments Initiatives Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:53:28 +0000 4393089 at http://cn.usgbc.org City of Brotherly Love to Become a City of Hope http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/city-brotherly-love-become-city-hope <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/philadelphia-skyline.jpg?1384798543" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article also appeared in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-fedrizzi/city-of-brotherly-love-to_b_4296091.html">Huffington Post<a/>.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s been almost a year since I&rsquo;ve seen it and yet I still find my mind regularly drifting back to <em>Silver Linings Playbook</em>, the 2012 Oscar-winning movie about an emotionally battered and psychologically disabled young man&rsquo;s belief that the only weapon he has to battle his clinical depression is a positive attitude, and the only trajectory he needs to take in his battle is one that points him skyward.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/city-brotherly-love-become-city-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/city-brotherly-love-become-city-hope#comments Greenbuild Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:16:05 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4386707 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC and UL Environment Announce Exclusive Strategic Partnership on Building Materials & Products Transparency http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_11.jpeg?1384453527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Partnership will increase disclosure and awareness of building material products and processes to better inform building professionals and consumers</em></p> <p>November 18, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) &mdash;Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the global LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program, and Underwriter Laboratories (UL), the world&rsquo;s leading safety and certification group, have announced an exclusive strategic partnership centered on building product transparency and occupant health and safety.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc#comments Media Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:04:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4386580 at http://cn.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: State of Our Schools: The Center for Green Schools at USGBC and UTC unveil new nationwide survey results regarding America’s schools http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_4.png?1384558851" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Media are invited to press conference unveiling results and media panel featuring green school experts</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p> <p>Join the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) as they unveil the results of a new, independent nationwide survey exploring Americans&rsquo; attitudes toward public school buildings and investments to modernize our country&rsquo;s school infrastructure.</p> <p><strong>WHO:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:41:04 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4378898 at http://cn.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Sustainability in Sports: A media panel with Philadelphia professional sports team executives http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_3.png?1384557266" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Leaders in the Philadelphia sports community discuss how their franchises adopt green practices</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:14:40 +0000 Marisa Long 4378877 at http://cn.usgbc.org Eagles to Receive LEED Certification Prior to Greenbuild Conference in Philadelphia http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_2.png?1384556739" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>November 15</strong> - Next week, approximately 30,000 people from around the world will gather in Philadelphia for the Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo, which features three days of extensive educational programming, workshops and showcases of the latest green products and services. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, bringing together leaders in business, environment and politics.<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:05:50 +0000 4378856 at http://cn.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Press Conference and Media Panel on the Future of LEED and Launch of LEED v4 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_1.png?1384556172" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Sustainability experts discuss the state of green building and launch the newest version of the LEED green building rating system</em></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:56:24 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4378829 at http://cn.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Keynote Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1.png?1384553993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Media check-in from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Event starts at 6:30 p.m.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Media are invited to cover Former Secretary of State <strong>Hillary Rodham Clinton&rsquo;s </strong>keynote address at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:23:43 +0000 Marisa Long 4378759 at http://cn.usgbc.org The test and opportunity posed by Typhoon Haiyan http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/test-and-opportunity-posed-typhoon-haiyan <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: DVIDSHUB via Flickr Creative Commons" alt="Photo credit: DVIDSHUB via Flickr Creative Commons" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/10838632155_d461f9af3b_b.jpg?1384530166" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Contributed to by Joe Crea</em></p> <p>The devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines continues to mount.&nbsp; Winds that reached 195 mph brought unmitigated ruin, an untold number of deaths and displaced more than 600,000 people throughout the country. This beast of a storm has not only destroyed human lives but human health, too. Not just physically and emotionally, but socially; when natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy strike, they threaten and decimate entire social fabrics of many established communities.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/test-and-opportunity-posed-typhoon-haiyan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/test-and-opportunity-posed-typhoon-haiyan#comments Advocacy and policy Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:44:28 +0000 Maggie Comstock 4377993 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC’s 2013 Leadership Awards Honor Innovation and Dedication in Sustainability Movement http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_8.jpeg?1384448747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Awards will be presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia</strong></em><br /><br />Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Nov. 14, 2013) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the recipients of its 2013 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. The awards will be presented at the Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21, during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement#comments Media Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:06:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4375902 at http://cn.usgbc.org See you in Philadelphia http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/see-you-philadelphia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick_grb13_1.jpg?1384381175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello everyone,</p> <p>By this time next week, I&rsquo;ll be in Philadelphia working with the team to put the final touches on our 12<sup>th</sup> annual Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo. It&rsquo;s incredible to me, but every year Greenbuild just keeps getting bigger and better.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/see-you-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/see-you-philadelphia#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:19:35 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 4372472 at http://cn.usgbc.org The rush to resilience: an investment worth making http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/rush-resilience-investment-worth-making <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/resiliency_feature.jpg?1384378631" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;m reminded of that old line, &ldquo;You can pay now or you can pay a lot more later.&rdquo; Sometimes that lesson can be tough medicine, especially in Washington, D.C. But fortunately, this is a message that&rsquo;s resonating in cities and communities across the country as they face the challenge of preparing for disasters, more frequent extreme weather, and escalating impacts of climate change.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/rush-resilience-investment-worth-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/rush-resilience-investment-worth-making#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:37:33 +0000 Jason Hartke 4372378 at http://cn.usgbc.org ASSA ABLOY Mobile Innovation Fleet showcases sustainable door opening solutions http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-mobile-innovation-fleet-showcases-sustainable-door-opening-solutions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/6_vehicle_Fleet_image-1.jpeg?1384377265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>New door and hardware products that fine tune facility performance are on display in the ASSA ABLOY Innovation Fleet now traveling across North America. The Fleet is comprised of six vehicles equipped with door opening solutions that demonstrate various aspects of doorway functionality. The ASSA ABLOY Mobile Innovation Showroom&mdash;the largest of the six vehicles&mdash;will anchor the ASSA ABLOY booth at the upcoming Greenbuild show in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-mobile-innovation-fleet-showcases-sustainable-door-opening-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/assa-abloy-mobile-innovation-fleet-showcases-sustainable-door-opening-solutions#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:17:41 +0000 Aaron Smith 4372326 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2013: The built environment and human health http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-built-environment-and-human-health <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="607" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/human-health.jpg?1384371965" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As design professionals, we know that a sustainable built environment can be a game-changer not only for the positive environmental and economic benefits, but also for the human experience .</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-built-environment-and-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2013-built-environment-and-human-health#comments Greenbuild Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:47:36 +0000 Roger Limoges 4372125 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild session spotlight: Applying LEED v4 internationally http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-applying-leed-v4-internationally <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="607" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/internationalsummit_1.jpg?1384298429" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was written by&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span"><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/alessandro-bisagni/0010389921">Alessandro Bisagni</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/alicia-silva-villanueva/0010650399">Alicia Silva</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/people/torsten-biernat/0010212826">Torsten Biernat</a>.</span></span></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-applying-leed-v4-internationally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-applying-leed-v4-internationally#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:20:29 +0000 4370840 at http://cn.usgbc.org Joe and Maggie’s Top Five Musts: Greenbuild 2013 for the global professional http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/joe-and-maggie%E2%80%99s-top-five-musts-greenbuild-2013-global-professional <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/maggie_joe_1.jpg?1384285007" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello everyone!</p> <p>USGBC&rsquo;s policy analyst, Maggie Comstock and I have developed a top five list of exciting topics at <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx">Greenbuild 2013</a> for the global green building professional. Are you joining us in Philadelphia? Participate in suggested sessions and activities and learn more about USGBC&rsquo;s international programs. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/joe-and-maggie%E2%80%99s-top-five-musts-greenbuild-2013-global-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/joe-and-maggie%E2%80%99s-top-five-musts-greenbuild-2013-global-professional#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:36:47 +0000 Joseph Crea 4370351 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild Nation: Philadelphia spotlight http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-philadelphia-spotlight <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">12 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TM_07.jpg?1384273724" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philadelphia has always been a city of neighborhoods. While there are major sections of city that everyone will refer to such as West Philly or Center City&mdash;I&rsquo;m a South Philly girl myself&mdash;even within those larger neighborhoods there are names that only the locals will know, like Southwark, or Fishtown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-philadelphia-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-philadelphia-spotlight#comments Greenbuild Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:29:04 +0000 4369755 at http://cn.usgbc.org Join the Scavenger Hunt at Greenbuild Philly http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/join-scavenger-hunt-greenbuild-philly <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="309" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sh_gb_0.png?1384199498" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="406" height="87" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Black_Block_Logo_Medium.png?1384199734" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gather ye smartest phones, prepare thy hashtags!&nbsp;The second annual&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11MsVUkfmBDv-TCsepI0YzipMiVM_HF0a8asuhv70D2Q/viewform">Emerging Professionals Scavenger Hunt at Greenbuild</a>&nbsp;is set for Tuesday, November 19 in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Teams of four will assemble and take off from the Philadelphia Convention Center to explore green landmarks, sustainability-features, architectural design, and urban planning strategies across the City. &nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/join-scavenger-hunt-greenbuild-philly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/join-scavenger-hunt-greenbuild-philly#comments Greenbuild Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:51:37 +0000 Jason Sandman 4365365 at http://cn.usgbc.org Get educated in the Exhibit Hall http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/get-educated-exhibit-hall <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_0133_0.jpg?1383770258" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Greenbuild exhibitors are a diverse group &mdash; from local green roof small businesses to national product manufacturers &mdash; and the companies participating in <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> represent every component of the green building industry.</p> <p>The educational opportunities available in the Expo can be as varied and enlightening as the outstanding education sessions. For this reason, Greenbuild provides the following continuing education opportunities on the Exhibit Hall floor:&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/get-educated-exhibit-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/get-educated-exhibit-hall#comments Greenbuild Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:43:14 +0000 Kate Hurst 4324814 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Greenbuild master speaker Ron Finley http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-ron-finley <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SessionSpotlight5.jpg?1383312342" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/speakers/Master-Series.aspx">Ron Finley</a> is a man who will not sit still and watch a problem take root. Having grown up in the South Los Angeles food desert, Ron is familiar with the area's lack of fresh produce. He knows what it's like to drive 45 minutes just to get a fresh tomato.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-ron-finley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-ron-finley#comments Greenbuild Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:26:00 +0000 2776110 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC Talent Force Exchange: Where innovation meets opportunity http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-talent-force-exchange-where-innovation-meets-opportunity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Opportunity.jpg?1383147855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new initiative is launching at Greenbuild in Philadelphia &mdash; <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/events/talent-force-exchange.aspx" target="_blank">USGBC Talent Force Exchange</a>, designed to help you define and realize your dream job or bring your career to the next level.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-talent-force-exchange-where-innovation-meets-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-talent-force-exchange-where-innovation-meets-opportunity#comments Greenbuild Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:44:54 +0000 Hannah Debelius 2773749 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo Comes to Philadelphia http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-international-conference-expo-comes-philadelphia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_0.png?1383064523" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The world&rsquo;s largest green building conference and expo draws crowds from around the world; newest version of LEED&reg; will be released</strong></em><br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-international-conference-expo-comes-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-international-conference-expo-comes-philadelphia#comments Media Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:43:17 +0000 Marisa Long 2773503 at http://cn.usgbc.org Get the lay of the international landscape at the International Summit http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/get-lay-international-landscape-international-summit <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Endorsement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IS02-1.jpg?1383059723" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again.&nbsp;As we rush headlong into fall, the most exciting event for the global green building industry is just around the corner.</p> <p>This year, the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo will be held from Nov. 20-22, 2013 in Philadelphia, with the full-day <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/education/greenbuild-summits/international-summit.aspx" target="_blank">International Summit</a>&nbsp;kick starting the week&nbsp;on Tuesday, Nov. 19 . &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/get-lay-international-landscape-international-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/get-lay-international-landscape-international-summit#comments Greenbuild Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:15:52 +0000 Jennivine Kwan 2773450 at http://cn.usgbc.org Moving on Up: The Growth of Green Affordable Housing http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/moving-growth-green-affordable-housing <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: USGBC " alt="Photo credit: USGBC " src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OakSt_1_cover_0_0.jpg?1382994292" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There has been a lot of talk recently on both the national and local levels about the value, applicability, and overall effectiveness of third-party green rating systems. To frame our understanding, we can start by looking at the impact that third-party rating systems, like LEED, are having in the transformation of the housing development landscape, especially in affordable housing.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/moving-growth-green-affordable-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/moving-growth-green-affordable-housing#comments Greenbuild Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:05:34 +0000 Tommy Linstroth 2773273 at http://cn.usgbc.org Visit the green schools of Greenbuild Nation http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/visit-green-schools-greenbuild-nation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/8252324917_ed781f2c7f_b.jpg?1382988147" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was originally posted on the Delaware Valley Green Building Council blog. <a href="http://dvgbc.org/greenschools/blog/tours-showcase-local-green-schools-projects-international-audience-and-you-too" target="_blank">Read the article</a>.</em></p> <p>Four innovative green schools tours will be offered in Philadelphia from Nov. 18-23. Even if you're not joining us for Greenbuild this year, you can register for these exciting tours to see great regional projects and get CEU's.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/visit-green-schools-greenbuild-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/visit-green-schools-greenbuild-nation#comments Greenbuild Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:23:27 +0000 2773241 at http://cn.usgbc.org Calling all green professionals of faith http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/calling-all-green-professionals-faith <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_multi_faith_1.jpg?1382974875" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In August, Reverend Sally Bingham from <a href="http://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/">Interfaith Power and Light</a> (IPL) called on the USGBC Community to support the greening of congregations in her article, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-faithful-stewardship">Partnering for Faithful Stewardship</a>.&rdquo; In conjunction with USGBC&rsquo;s partnerships with IPL and other faith-based partners like <a href="http://www.greenfaith.org">GreenFaith</a>, <a href="http://www.nrpe.org">National Religious Partnership on the Environment</a>, <a href="http://www.ccfm.net<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/calling-all-green-professionals-faith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/calling-all-green-professionals-faith#comments Community Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:41:15 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 2773176 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Reinventing Philadelphia through green infrastructure http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-reinventing-philadelphia-through-green-infrastructure <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_spotlight3_0.jpg?1382723766" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the next 25 years, Philadelphia will invest $2 billion in green stormwater infrastructure, creating a more sustainable, healthier and livable city. The Greenbuild 2013 session &ldquo;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=reinventing%20phil">Reinventing Philadelphia Through Green Infrastructure</a>&rdquo; offers an overview of the benefits of the Green City, Clean Water program (the first of its kind approved by the EPA).<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-reinventing-philadelphia-through-green-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-reinventing-philadelphia-through-green-infrastructure#comments Greenbuild Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:56:26 +0000 2772758 at http://cn.usgbc.org School retrofit financing: get guidance in 60 minutes http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/school-retrofit-financing-get-guidance-60-minutes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_GSIG.jpeg?1382648918" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re heading to&nbsp;<a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/">Greenbuild 2013 Conference and Expo</a>&nbsp;in November, don&rsquo;t miss the chance to attend the Center for Green School&rsquo;s education session: &ldquo;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_FIELD_speaker_name=Rachel%20Gutter&amp;SEARCH_FIELD_other_area_interest=Special%20Set&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=keyword%20search">Green Schools Investment Guide</a>.&rdquo; Led by the Center's director Rachel Gutter and colleagues from <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/school-retrofit-financing-get-guidance-60-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/school-retrofit-financing-get-guidance-60-minutes#comments Center for Green Schools Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:09:41 +0000 Jenny Wiedower 2772551 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Certifying neighborhood sustainability around the globe http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-certifying-neighborhood-sustainability-around-globe <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_spotlight2_1_0.jpg?1381938136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are approximately one dozen neighborhood sustainability certification systems now operating worldwide.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-certifying-neighborhood-sustainability-around-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-certifying-neighborhood-sustainability-around-globe#comments Greenbuild Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:42:16 +0000 2769690 at http://cn.usgbc.org Innovative affordable housing in the City of Brotherly Love http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/innovative-affordable-housing-city-brotherly-love <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/connelly_0.jpg?1381928337" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The country&rsquo;s first LEED ND Platinum project will be featured on a <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/education/green-building-tours.aspx" target="_blank">tour during Greenbuild 2013</a> in Philadelphia, along with several other innovative projects that are making green housing accessible and affordable.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/innovative-affordable-housing-city-brotherly-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/innovative-affordable-housing-city-brotherly-love#comments Greenbuild Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:00:16 +0000 Heather Blakeslee 2769657 at http://cn.usgbc.org Philadelphia champions kick off of the Affordable Housing Summit http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/philadelphia-champions-kick-affordable-housing-summit <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Philadelphia_skyline.jpg?1381507316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Next month we&rsquo;re excited to welcome visitors from around the world to Philadelphia for the <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/philadelphia-champions-kick-affordable-housing-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/philadelphia-champions-kick-affordable-housing-summit#comments Greenbuild Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:02:18 +0000 Alex Dews 2768468 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session spotlight: The Philadelphia Eagles go green http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-philadelphia-eagles-go-green <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Feature_spotlight4.jpg?1381437785" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The NFL is going green!</p> <p>The Greenbuild 2013 session, <a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=c01">Philadelphia Eagles &ndash; Go Green Program Overview</a>, offers an in-depth look into an exciting new initiative. The Philadelphia Eagles Go Green program creates and sustains championship performances on the field and in the community through sustainable practices that promote the quality of life, green the environment and improve one&rsquo;s impact.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-philadelphia-eagles-go-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-philadelphia-eagles-go-green#comments Greenbuild Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:43:23 +0000 2768293 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Using algae to capture carbon and nitrogen oxides http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-using-algae-capture-carbon-and-nitrogen-oxides <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_spotlight3.jpg?1381353520" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Can algae be utilized as an emission control strategy in the industrial sector? The Greenbuild 2013 session &ldquo;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=g11">Using Algae to Capture Carbon and Nitrogen Oxides</a>,&rdquo; discusses an innovative partnership between Arizona State University and Intel to identify and discuss the key obstacles to using algae for green house gas mitigation and NOx emission control from combustion equipment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-using-algae-capture-carbon-and-nitrogen-oxides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-using-algae-capture-carbon-and-nitrogen-oxides#comments Greenbuild Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:19:03 +0000 2768023 at http://cn.usgbc.org Before I Die: The book http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/i-die-book <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/before-i-die.jpg?1381327247" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned building in her New Orleans&nbsp;neighborhood with chalkboard paint and stenciled the words, &ldquo;Before I die...&rdquo; she never expected it to become a worldwide phenomenon.</p> <p>Thanks to passionate people around the world who have spearheaded their own walls, there are now over 350 Before I Die walls in over 50 countries and&nbsp;over 20 languages.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/i-die-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/i-die-book#comments Greenbuild Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:01:26 +0000 Nora Knox 2767844 at http://cn.usgbc.org "Waste Not Want Not” in a Greenbuild 2013 tour http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/waste-not-want-not%E2%80%9D-greenbuild-2013-tour <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ts07.jpg?1380808596" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re headed to <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>, one of the many great tours that you can take advantage of is our Saturday half-day tour, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/education/green-building-tours/half-day-tours-gb.aspx" target="_blank">Waste Not Want Not</a>.&rdquo; In this tour you'll visit two local recycling facilities, the Richard S. Burns Recycling Center and the Waste Management<span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span">&rsquo;s Materials Recycling Facility.</span></span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/waste-not-want-not%E2%80%9D-greenbuild-2013-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/waste-not-want-not%E2%80%9D-greenbuild-2013-tour#comments Greenbuild Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:56:57 +0000 Heather Blakeslee 2766485 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild legacy project is all play http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-project-all-play <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_6882.jpg?1380204094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you build it, they will play.</p> <p>And if you build it on the grounds of a turn-of-the-20th-century playground located in one of the world&rsquo;s largest urban parks, they&rsquo;ll do so much more.&nbsp;</p> <p>They&rsquo;ll engage with nature in a way that&rsquo;s often difficult in the concrete jungle of a city. They&rsquo;ll use their imagination to explore their natural environment. They&rsquo;ll be self-directed, and most importantly, they'll have fun.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-project-all-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-project-all-play#comments Greenbuild Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:02:09 +0000 Samantha Wittchen 2764951 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Greenbuild master speaker Sheryl WuDunn http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-sheryl-wudunn <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_spotlight2.jpg?1380117945" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the recent couple of centuries, the greatest gap has been between the industrialized and the non-industrialized countries. Over the last two to three decades, that gap has been shrinking dramatically, and now the poor countries are growing much more rapidly than the wealthier countries. The big global story is how much progress there has been and continues to be in standards of living.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-sheryl-wudunn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-greenbuild-master-speaker-sheryl-wudunn#comments Greenbuild Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:06:16 +0000 2764412 at http://cn.usgbc.org Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award – Democratic National Convention sustainability legacy initiative http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-democratic-national-convention-sustainability-legacy-initiativ <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ML_2.png?1379439416" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Thanks in part to its dedicated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a>&nbsp;who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, the USGBC community continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis">Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award</a>, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project or initiative that supports USGBC&rsquo;s mission. 2013 nominations are open through Oct.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-democratic-national-convention-sustainability-legacy-initiativ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-democratic-national-convention-sustainability-legacy-initiativ#comments Community Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:38:06 +0000 Colin White 2757218 at http://cn.usgbc.org iPads and cameras and hybrids, oh my! http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/ipads-and-cameras-and-hybrids-oh-my <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event; Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-all-url-website"> <div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="//greenbuild-passport-prizes" target="_blank">http://cn.usgbc.org//greenbuild-passport-prizes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_7351.jpg?1379426612" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As almost any conference-goer will tell you, it&rsquo;s all about the swag at tradeshows. And the prizes.</p> <p>Year after year <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx">Greenbuild</a> delivers on both, with an environmental twist (of course). Our always-popular <strong>Passport to Prizes</strong> game is our way of making sure our attendees (and exhibitors) feel the love.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/ipads-and-cameras-and-hybrids-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/ipads-and-cameras-and-hybrids-oh-my#comments Greenbuild Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:06:36 +0000 Joseph Hergert 2757152 at http://cn.usgbc.org Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! award – sustainability through the eyes of children http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-sustainability-through-eyes-children <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_malcolmlewis2.png?1378844634" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Thanks in part to its dedicated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a>&nbsp;who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, the USGBC community continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis">Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award</a>, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project or initiative that supports USGBC&rsquo;s mission. 2013 nominations are open through Oct.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-sustainability-through-eyes-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/malcolm-lewis-impact-award-%E2%80%93-sustainability-through-eyes-children#comments Community Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:37:59 +0000 Colin White 2755691 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Design for all abilities http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-design-all-abilities <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_spotlight1.jpg?1378820490" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although today&rsquo;s buildings last 100+ years, many of them can&rsquo;t effectively be used by a large portion of our population. And so the time has come to expand our definition of sustainable design!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-design-all-abilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-design-all-abilities#comments Greenbuild Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:42:05 +0000 2755592 at http://cn.usgbc.org Nominations open for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nominations-open-malcolm-lewis-impact-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ML_Nomination.png?1378239801" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanks in part to its dedicated <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/community/volunteers">volunteers</a> who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/about/awards#MalcolmLewis">Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award</a>, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative that supports USGBC&rsquo;s mission.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nominations-open-malcolm-lewis-impact-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nominations-open-malcolm-lewis-impact-award#comments Community Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:14:10 +0000 Colin White 2754272 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild Nation tours: Highlighting sustainability in the City of Brotherly Love and beyond http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-tours-highlighting-sustainability-city-brotherly-love-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">3 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="303" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TF_07.jpg?1378214159" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year's <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/education/green-building-tours.aspx">Greenbuild tours</a> offer an incredible opportunity to discover the best and&nbsp;brightest sustainable buildings and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Over sixty dedicated sustainability professionals on&nbsp;the tours committee of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council have made it easier then ever to learn outside the convention center walls with an exciting collection of thirty-five regional tours.&nbsp;<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-tours-highlighting-sustainability-city-brotherly-love-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-nation-tours-highlighting-sustainability-city-brotherly-love-and-beyond#comments Greenbuild Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:16:30 +0000 Mary Alcaraz 2754104 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session spotlight: Giving occupants the power to save energy http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-giving-occupants-power-save-energy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">29 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/sessionspotlight1.jpg?1377796177" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Let&rsquo;s "clear the desk" of vampire, unused and underused energies!</p> <p>In the Greenbuild 2013 education session, &ldquo;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&amp;EVT_UID=920&amp;EVT_EXP_IDENT=21ds5&amp;SEARCH_KEYWORD=E04">Energy Chickens and Dashboard Players: Giving Occupants the Power to Save Energy</a>,&rdquo; audience members will learn how interactive play&mdash;an exciting, new generation of communication tools-games and dashboards&mdash;can save energy and improve environmental quality.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-giving-occupants-power-save-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-giving-occupants-power-save-energy#comments Greenbuild Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:10:09 +0000 2753433 at http://cn.usgbc.org New date and time: Greenbuild Keynote and Celebration http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-date-and-time-greenbuild-keynote-and-celebration <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuild-keynote.jpg?1377544843" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Greenbuild Keynote and Celebration has been moved from Wednesday, Nov. 20 to Thursday, Nov. 21.</p> <p>The updated schedule is as follows:</p> <p><strong>Wednesday, Nov. 20</strong></p> <ul> <li>4:00-5:30 pm: Happy Hour in the Hall</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thursday, Nov. 21</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-date-and-time-greenbuild-keynote-and-celebration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-date-and-time-greenbuild-keynote-and-celebration#comments Greenbuild Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:20:51 +0000 Nora Knox 2752459 at http://cn.usgbc.org Do you put the green in Greenbuild? Apply for the Green Exhibitor Award http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/do-you-put-green-greenbuild-apply-green-exhibitor-award <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement; Award </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="646" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GB_exhibitor_award.jpg?1377177480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the conference and expo that identifies itself by the color of sustainability, Greenbuild aims to live up to its name as the greenest show around. But how exactly do we define this?</p> <p>From an expo perspective, Greenbuild is a pioneer in helping to change the way we build, maintain, and do business in a traditional exhibit hall. And the bar is constantly being raised.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/do-you-put-green-greenbuild-apply-green-exhibitor-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/do-you-put-green-greenbuild-apply-green-exhibitor-award#comments Greenbuild Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:19:00 +0000 Joseph Hergert 2751590 at http://cn.usgbc.org Still time to win a free Greenbuild pass! http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/still-time-win-free-greenbuild-pass <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/screenshotgrbnation.png?1377881584" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past two and a half months, we&rsquo;ve asked our Twitter followers one question: How are you part of #GreenbuildNation?</p> <p>The hashtag #GreenbuildNation is part of a Twitter contest where followers tweet us a link to something that connects them to the Greenbuild Nation. The prize? A free conference pass to Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/still-time-win-free-greenbuild-pass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/still-time-win-free-greenbuild-pass#comments Community Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:03:09 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2751473 at http://cn.usgbc.org Bike with us to Greenbuild! http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/bike-us-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rickbus.jpg?1377881598" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The USGBC Students program is now accepting&nbsp;<a href="https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/green-apple-bike-trip/">applications</a> from vibrant, passionate students to become a part of the Green Apple Bike Tour this November! We are looking for 15 members of USGBC Students groups of diverse academic backgrounds and skill to make up our team of cyclists.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/bike-us-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/bike-us-greenbuild#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:50:01 +0000 Hannah Debelius 2751141 at http://cn.usgbc.org The Greenbuild Virtual Newsroom is now open http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-virtual-newsroom-now-open <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="641" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GB_DigitalNewsroom.jpg?1377005476" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Exhibitors looking to enhance their visibility at this year&rsquo;s Greenbuild are encouraged to <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/expo/for-exhibitors/exhibitor-publicity.aspx#newsroom">upload company and product news and information</a>&nbsp;to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=920">Greenbuild Virtual Newsroom</a>, which is now open and lives within the Greenbuild registration account. This year&rsquo;s conference takes place Nov.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-virtual-newsroom-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-virtual-newsroom-now-open#comments Greenbuild Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:31:56 +0000 Marisa Long 2751075 at http://cn.usgbc.org Bringing light into Greenbuild Special Sets http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/bringing-light-greenbuild-special-sets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="307" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GBspecialsets.jpg?1376598286" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2009, Greenbuild and its volunteer leadership decided it was time to take Greenbuild beyond just high-level educational content and dig into the attendee experience. <br /><br />They wanted to create a way to truly engage attendees with presenters and the session content, while also improving their learning experience. From these discussions, the <a title="Greenbuild Special Sets Program" href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/special-sets.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Greenbuild Special Sets Program</strong></a> was born.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/bringing-light-greenbuild-special-sets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/bringing-light-greenbuild-special-sets#comments Greenbuild Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:25:11 +0000 Sara Patterson 2750599 at http://cn.usgbc.org 2013 Greenbuild Expo: Bigger and better http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/2013-greenbuild-expo-bigger-and-better <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">13 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/expo-image.jpg?1376426553" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated on 8/21/2013</em></p> <p>One of my favorite things about working on the Greenbuild team is being encouraged by our committees, working groups and upper management to push the envelope on creativity and innovation.</p> <p>We don&rsquo;t want to be a run of the mill conference. Instead we want our attendees and exhibitors to walk away talking about the great speakers, inspiring plenaries, informative presentations and all the cool things they&rsquo;ve never seen at a show before.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/2013-greenbuild-expo-bigger-and-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/2013-greenbuild-expo-bigger-and-better#comments Greenbuild Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:43:13 +0000 Erin Sargent Knight 2749831 at http://cn.usgbc.org Become a Green Rater: Take our Greenbuild pre-conference training http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/become-green-rater-take-our-greenbuild-pre-conference-training <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/vandemusser-residence.jpg?1376422360" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/credentials/certificates/green-raters">Green Raters</a> provide in-the-field verification services at each and every LEED for Homes Project.</p> <p>The residential LEED Rating Systems include LEED for Homes and Multifamily Mid-rise Rating Systems. This pair of rating systems is unique because projects pursuing certification are verified onsite by a LEED for Homes Green Rater.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/become-green-rater-take-our-greenbuild-pre-conference-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/become-green-rater-take-our-greenbuild-pre-conference-training#comments Greenbuild Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:34:16 +0000 Jennifer Owens 2749801 at http://cn.usgbc.org GMEGG: Bringing sustainability to the expo floor one booth at a time http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/gmegg-bringing-sustainability-expo-floor-one-booth-time <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 Aug 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/expo-booth.jpg?1375995481" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most impactful pieces of <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/about/sustainability-at-greenbuild.aspx">Greenbuild&rsquo;s sustainability program</a> is an acronym you may have never heard of &ndash; GMEGG.</p> <p>While it&rsquo;s less visible than our tote bags made from plastic bottles, or our 200 recycling volunteers, GMEGG affects every exhibitor at Greenbuild, and it also has a huge environmental impact on the show.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/gmegg-bringing-sustainability-expo-floor-one-booth-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/gmegg-bringing-sustainability-expo-floor-one-booth-time#comments Greenbuild Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:59:55 +0000 Jenny Niemann 2749064 at http://cn.usgbc.org Join the Education Nation at Greenbuild 2013 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/join-education-nation-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">31 Jul 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_1234.jpg?1375278193" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stimulating rooms, engaging speakers, and high-quality content are three reasons why you&rsquo;ll want to join the Education Nation at Greenbuild 2013! The education program this year is our best yet. Take a look at what I&rsquo;m looking forward to the most:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/join-education-nation-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/join-education-nation-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:44:04 +0000 Rina Brule 2746925 at http://cn.usgbc.org Nate Silver to close Greenbuild 2013 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nate-silver-close-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Silver-06Photo_2013_0.gif?1374074682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nate Silver, the founder of <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/">FiveThirtyEight.com</a> and author of <a href="http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Signal_and_the_Noise.html?id=SI-VqAT4_hYC">The Signal And The Noise</a>, will close Greenbuild 2013 on Friday, Nov. 22 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nate-silver-close-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nate-silver-close-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:24:51 +0000 Nora Knox 2744152 at http://cn.usgbc.org Apply today for a scholarship to attend Greenbuild 2013 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB-scholarship.jpg?1374000974" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Did you know that Americans spend 90% of their time inside buildings?</strong></p> <p>The health and performance of our buildings and communities has a lasting impact on our quality of life, and USGBC believes in green buildings and communities for all.</p> <p>The <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a> is an unparalleled event that brings together the people and products that are driving the green building movement.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/apply-today-scholarship-attend-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:57:14 +0000 Ryan P. Snow 2743982 at http://cn.usgbc.org Understand the impact buildings have on human health http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/understand-impact-buildings-have-human-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB13_HealthSummit.jpg?1373554215" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Understand the impact buildings have on human health, in our first ever <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/greenbuild-summits/material-and-human-health.aspx">Materials &amp; Human Health Summit</a>. </p> <p>On Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo, we will host a new summit focused on bringing together product manufacturers, designers, architects and other industry professionals for an in depth discussion on the connection between the products that go into buildings and the effect they have on those who live, work learn and play within them. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/understand-impact-buildings-have-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/understand-impact-buildings-have-human-health#comments Greenbuild Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:49:25 +0000 Sara Cederberg 2743074 at http://cn.usgbc.org Top three reasons to attend Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-reasons-attend-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/8EM3288.jpg?1372357007" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the years I've been fortunate to attend every <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a>. Since the first Greenbuild in 2002 in Austin, including as an exhibitor since 2004, I have been amazed by the quality of this event. Each year, I attend over 20 conferences and tradeshows that are related to sustainability or green building. And in my opinion, Greenbuild is consistently the best overall conference. <br><br>Here are the top three reasons I think you should attend this year's show in Philadelphia.<br><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-reasons-attend-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/top-three-reasons-attend-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:23:51 +0000 Paul Shahriari 2740210 at http://cn.usgbc.org Rock ‘n’ Roll Icons Bon Jovi to Perform at USGBC’s Greenbuild 2013 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/rock-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-roll-icons-bon-jovi-perform-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013-bonjovi-usgbc.jpg?1372247270" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><em>Performance at Temple University&rsquo;s Liacouras Center will celebrate green building movement</em><strong><em><br /> </em></strong></p> <p><em>Updated on 8/21/2013</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/rock-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-roll-icons-bon-jovi-perform-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/rock-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-roll-icons-bon-jovi-perform-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:53:09 +0000 2739783 at http://cn.usgbc.org Creating a triple bottom line: Green development + social purpose + positive returns http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/creating-triple-bottom-line-green-development-social-purpose-positive-returns <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Becker_360StateStreet_22.jpg?1371837394" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While sustainable development is important in its own right, and doubly effective when implemented in ways that improve the financial bottom line for owners, the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/greenbuild-summits/affordable-housing-summit.aspx">Greenbuild Affordable Housing Summit</a> will take you even further &mdash; showing you how green development can be the driver for &ldquo;Triple Bottom Line&rdquo; projects.&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/creating-triple-bottom-line-green-development-social-purpose-positive-returns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/creating-triple-bottom-line-green-development-social-purpose-positive-returns#comments Greenbuild Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:56:09 +0000 Jeffrey S. Lesk 2739094 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC Joins Institute for Professional and Executive Development and Enterprise Community Partners to Co-Host Affordable Housing Summit at Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-institute-professional-and-executive-development-and-enterprise-community-partn <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0.png?1371066468" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (June 12, 2013) &ndash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it will once again join Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) and the Institute for Professional and Executive Development (IPED), an affiliate of Nixon Peabody LLP, to co-host the Affordable Housing Summit at Greenbuild.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-institute-professional-and-executive-development-and-enterprise-community-partn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-institute-professional-and-executive-development-and-enterprise-community-partn#comments Greenbuild Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:50:05 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2737337 at http://cn.usgbc.org Register for Greenbuild today http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/register-greenbuild-today <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GBR13_REG_ARTICLE_IMG.jpg?1370451867" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Nov. 20-22 for USGBC's 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx">Register today!</a></strong></p> <p>Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding education sessions, renowned speakers, a vast expo floor, green building tours, special seminars and networking events.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/register-greenbuild-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/register-greenbuild-today#comments Greenbuild Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:04:32 +0000 Kate Hurst 2735665 at http://cn.usgbc.org The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton to Keynote USGBC’s Greenbuild 2013 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/honorable-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb13_hillary.jpg?1369820301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2013) &ndash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Former Secretary of State <strong>Hillary Rodham Clinton</strong> will give the opening keynote address at its 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year&rsquo;s conference will take place November 20-22 in Philadelphia at the LEED Gold-certified Pennsylvania Convention Center. Registration opens June 5, 2013.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/honorable-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/honorable-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Wed, 29 May 2013 09:56:02 +0000 2733988 at http://cn.usgbc.org We are Greenbuild Nation http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-greenbuild-nation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="668" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GRB13_article_img.jpg?1369758960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the last decade we&rsquo;ve watched <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx">Greenbuild</a> grow into the industry's can't miss event, and this year we&rsquo;re confident this is going to be our biggest and best Greenbuild yet.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2013, we&rsquo;re celebrating our theme, Greenbuild Nation, in the great city of Philadelphia from November 20-22.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-greenbuild-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/we-are-greenbuild-nation#comments Greenbuild Tue, 28 May 2013 16:39:20 +0000 Kate Hurst 2733841 at http://cn.usgbc.org Message from Rick Fedrizzi: Greenbuild goes global http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-greenbuild-goes-global <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_7331.JPG?1369439358" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Market transformation.&nbsp; We use that term a lot around USGBC but I don&rsquo;t think I completely grasped its full power to change lives and change the world until yesterday, when we made our <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hanley-wood-and-usgbc-establish-strategic-partnership-greenbuild-and-plan-go-global">announcement </a>about the new partnership with <a href="http://www.hanleywood.com/‎">Hanley Wood</a> and <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx">Greenbuild.</a></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-greenbuild-goes-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/message-rick-fedrizzi-greenbuild-goes-global#comments Greenbuild Fri, 24 May 2013 23:07:45 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2733285 at http://cn.usgbc.org No trash left behind at Greenbuild 2012 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/no-trash-left-behind-greenbuild-2012 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rented-bins-close-up.jpg?1369315645" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Attendees returned home from their Greenbuild 2012 adventure in San Francisco with fresh ideas, valuable education, new connections, and a few momentos. But today, we&rsquo;re focusing on what attendees didn&rsquo;t take with them &mdash; things like coffee cups, name badges, CDs and other typical conference swag.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/no-trash-left-behind-greenbuild-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/no-trash-left-behind-greenbuild-2012#comments Greenbuild Thu, 23 May 2013 13:30:08 +0000 Jenny Niemann 2732863 at http://cn.usgbc.org Let's all commit to building a better nation & a better world. http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/lets-all-commit-building-better-nation-better-world <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick-plenary-bg_0.jpg?1355953051" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Watch USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi's Greenbuild 2012 keynote speech.</p> <div align="center"> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/54881495" width="670" height="376" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/lets-all-commit-building-better-nation-better-world#comments Greenbuild Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:38:07 +0000 2632804 at http://cn.usgbc.org Infographic: Greenbuild 2012 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-greenbuild-2012 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Untitled-1_1.png?1355509484" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="padded"><img src="/sites/all/assets/img/sitewide/gb2012-infographic.png" /></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-greenbuild-2012#comments Greenbuild Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:12:54 +0000 Tiffany Coyle 2631943 at http://cn.usgbc.org 10 Tips for Submitting a Strong Greenbuild Education Session Proposal http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/10-tips-submitting-strong-greenbuild-education-session-proposal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/rina-brule/0000090308">Rina Brule</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="306" title="A Greenbuild 2012 speaker in a “special set” room, featuring a unique stage and lighting. Photo credit: Oscar Einzig" alt="A Greenbuild 2012 speaker in a “special set” room, featuring a unique stage and " src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Presentation%20Photo%5B1%5D.jpg?1355411599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, the chairs of our <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/volunteer/working-groups.aspx">Greenbuild education committee and working groups</a> hosted a webinar explaining what makes for a strong Greenbuild education session proposal. Here are some of the best tips from Tulane School of Architecture faculty member Tatiana Eck, Wight &amp; Co. Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Lois Vitt Sale and Inspirit LLC Principal Annette Stelmack:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/10-tips-submitting-strong-greenbuild-education-session-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/10-tips-submitting-strong-greenbuild-education-session-proposal#comments Greenbuild Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:20:01 +0000 Rina Brule 2631846 at http://cn.usgbc.org Green Apple Partnerships Come to Life @Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-partnerships-come-life-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/USGBC%20booth%20pic.jpg?1356118407" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For me, one of the highlights of <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx" target="new">Greenbuild 2012</a> in San Francisco was the faux show hosted by Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough at the opening plenary. I was particularly struck by Biz Stone, the founder of Twitter, who came on stage and announced that “philanthropy is the new marketing.” He described a world in which a company would spend more money on philanthropy then they would on actually promoting the work that they did to further elevate their brand.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-partnerships-come-life-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-partnerships-come-life-greenbuild#comments Center for Green Schools Mon, 03 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Rachel Gutter 2633108 at http://cn.usgbc.org ‘Watershed Event’ Explores What’s Next for Green in the Codes http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%98watershed-event%E2%80%99-explores-what%E2%80%99s-next-green-codes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/codes.png?1354210658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An impressive collection of the building code glitterati gathered a couple of weeks ago for our inaugural Codes Summit at the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>. All together, more than 350 wonks, experts, specialists, professionals, advocates and other stakeholders participated in the summit held in San Francisco. Through a total of 19 hours of programming and discussion, we explored the next horizons in our community’s efforts to advance green building through the codes.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%98watershed-event%E2%80%99-explores-what%E2%80%99s-next-green-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%98watershed-event%E2%80%99-explores-what%E2%80%99s-next-green-codes#comments Advocacy and policy Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:43:16 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 2628712 at http://cn.usgbc.org Making Trouble @ Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/making-trouble-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/troublemakerbadge.png?1354142157" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>USGBC is full of troublemakers, and that is a great thing.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/making-trouble-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/making-trouble-greenbuild#comments Advocacy and policy Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:38:21 +0000 Matt Pearce 2628563 at http://cn.usgbc.org Messages of Optimism, Perseverance, Inspiration Bring Greenbuild 2012 to a Close http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/messages-optimism-perseverance-inspiration-bring-greenbuild-2012-close <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="Greenbuild 2012 Closing Plenary Credit: Oscar Einzig" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/article_GRB12closing.jpg?1354031232" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Governor Jerry Brown, Jane McGonigal and William McDonough deliver a galvanizing closing plenary to packed house in San Francisco</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/messages-optimism-perseverance-inspiration-bring-greenbuild-2012-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/messages-optimism-perseverance-inspiration-bring-greenbuild-2012-close#comments Greenbuild Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:55:17 +0000 Ashley Katz 2628202 at http://cn.usgbc.org What I am Thankful for… http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what-i-am-thankful-for%E2%80%A6 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/msentry_0.png?1353956975" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of each November. While the holiday originates in early American history/folklore, the tradition of remembering things for which you are grateful lives on. Despite my strong urges against writing something ‘cheesy’ on this ubiquitous theme, I feel it is imperative to reflect upon an observation from last week, something for which I am truly thankful.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what-i-am-thankful-for%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what-i-am-thankful-for%E2%80%A6#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:10:15 +0000 Maggie Comstock 2628021 at http://cn.usgbc.org Takin’ It to the Hole http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/takin%E2%80%99-it-hole <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478">Rick Fedrizzi</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/kj.png?1353522631" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As someone who used to watch a gutsy but undersized point guard named Kevin Johnson almost single-handedly take over an NBA basketball game with his take-charge style of play, it came as no surprise when for a few brief moments he completely took over the 2012 Leadership Luncheon.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/takin%E2%80%99-it-hole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/takin%E2%80%99-it-hole#comments Greenbuild Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:31:26 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2627607 at http://cn.usgbc.org Leadership Luncheon: Two Thoughts http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/leadership-luncheon-two-thoughts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478">Rick Fedrizzi</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/09LeadershipAward_1.png?1353521254" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of my favorite events each year at <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild</a> is our annual leadership luncheon at which we give out a handful of awards and take a moment to honor those who have distinguished themselves and/or their firms or organizations by advancing the cause of sustainability and the green building movement.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/leadership-luncheon-two-thoughts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/leadership-luncheon-two-thoughts#comments Greenbuild Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:08:03 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2627603 at http://cn.usgbc.org An Economic Summit? http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/economic-summit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478">Rick Fedrizzi</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3672996013_8d8687c628_b.png?1353521012" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If there was one overriding theme of this year’s <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild</a>, it is the power of green. And no, not that green. The other one. Green, as in the color of money.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/economic-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/economic-summit#comments Greenbuild Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:03:51 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2627602 at http://cn.usgbc.org C40, World Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council form New Global Partnership to Advance City-Led Green Building Efforts http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/c40-world-green-building-council-and-us-green-building-council-form-new-global-partnership- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12.png?1353010198" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>San Francisco (Nov. 16, 2012) – Today, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC),<br /> U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group<br /> (C40), a global network of the world’s mega-cities dedicated to action on climate change,<br /> announced an expanded partnership, focused on creating a suite of innovative green<br /> building solutions that can be readily implemented in C40 Cities around the world. The<br /> announcement broadens the scope of the organizations’ longstanding collaboration –<br /> and brings it to a global scale.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/c40-world-green-building-council-and-us-green-building-council-form-new-global-partnership-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/c40-world-green-building-council-and-us-green-building-council-form-new-global-partnership-#comments Media Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:39:38 +0000 Marisa Long 2626884 at http://cn.usgbc.org Building the Green Economy for Liberty and Justice for All http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/building-green-economy-liberty-and-justice-all <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/maggie-comstock/0010589938">Maggie Comstock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Van-Jones.png?1353023789" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prolonged applause, two standing ovations, a full crowd erupting in inspired conversation. The closing keynote of the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/Greenbuild-Summits/Green-Jobs-Summit.aspx">Green Jobs Summit</a> provoked meaningful conversations on the role of green jobs for both economic and social prosperity. The former White House green jobs advisor, Van Jones, was a fitting cap to the third annual Green Jobs Summit at Greenbuild, hosted in partnership with the Center for American Progress and the BlueGreen Alliance.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/building-green-economy-liberty-and-justice-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/building-green-economy-liberty-and-justice-all#comments Greenbuild Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:03:07 +0000 Maggie Comstock 2626767 at http://cn.usgbc.org The Good Doctor http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/good-doctor <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478">Rick Fedrizzi</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/whiteroof.png?1353023370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over lunch, the U.S. Green Building Council honored with our 2012 President’s Award, one of the most remarkable men you’d ever want to meet, <strong>Dr. Arthur H. Rosenfeld</strong>, award-winning physicist and former Commissioner of the California.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/good-doctor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/good-doctor#comments Greenbuild Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:50:24 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2626765 at http://cn.usgbc.org The Guy in the Green Tie http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/guy-green-tie <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478">Rick Fedrizzi</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OpeningPlenary_CoryBooker_GeorgePataki.png?1353014260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Of all those speakers during the opening plenary session, I’m not sure I can pick out one who was clearly more compelling than the others. They all brought some amazing insights to the table. </p> <p>What’s more, I’m writing this as the session is playing out in real time, so someone may still knock my socks off (and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, clearly a maverick in every sense of the word, currently has me on the edge of my seat, wondering what he’s going to say next).</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/guy-green-tie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/guy-green-tie#comments Greenbuild Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:20:04 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2626728 at http://cn.usgbc.org One Bite at a Time http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/one-bite-time <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/rick-fedrizzi/0000043478">Rick Fedrizzi</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rick.png?1353013799" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild 2012</a> and the Moscone Center in San Francisco is teeming with people who clearly got the memo about sustainability. And even though thousands here have seen the light and understand what we’re doing is essential to the long-term health of the planet, not to mention our children and theirs, I realize there are many more out there who remain in the dark.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/one-bite-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/one-bite-time#comments Greenbuild Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:10:29 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2626726 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC & STAR Communities Celebrate Release of Rating System for Sustainable Communities at GREENBUILD 2012 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-star-communities-celebrate-release-rating-system-sustainable-communities-greenbuild-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12.png?1353010198" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Partnership to Develop STAR Community Rating System™ Commenced Five Years Ago in Chicago</em></p> <p>San Francisco, CA (November 14, 2012) – Today STAR Communities is announcing that more than 30 North American cities and counties will be engaged in a year-long pilot to evaluate and test the first national rating system for community sustainability. In 2007, at GREENBUILD in Chicago, the seed was planted to develop the STAR Community Rating System, and five years later, the system has been released and participating communities announced.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-star-communities-celebrate-release-rating-system-sustainable-communities-greenbuild-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-star-communities-celebrate-release-rating-system-sustainable-communities-greenbuild-2#comments Media Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:10:15 +0000 Ashley Katz 2626712 at http://cn.usgbc.org Voters Strongly Support Accelerated Action on Smart Infrastructure, Clean Energy Investments http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/voters-strongly-support-accelerated-action-smart-infrastructure-clean-energy-investments <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greenbuild%20Press%20Release.png?1352829094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Poll: Polluters should pay for their role in climate change, invest in jobs that can’t be outsourced</strong></p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (November 14, 2012) – On the day that California launches its cap and trade program, a new poll of voters in California, Oregon and Washington shows strong support for maintaining and expanding efforts across the region to account for the costs of climate pollution and invest in clean energy sources by ensuring polluters pay when they contribute to climate change.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/voters-strongly-support-accelerated-action-smart-infrastructure-clean-energy-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/voters-strongly-support-accelerated-action-smart-infrastructure-clean-energy-investments#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:02:41 +0000 Marisa Long 2626182 at http://cn.usgbc.org Green Building Award for Brazil's Sustainability Champion http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-award-brazils-sustainability-champion <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rio.png?1352920370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>San Francisco (Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012) - An architect responsible for transforming Brazil’s built environment has been presented with the second annual World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) David Gottfried Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award.</p> <p>With more than half a century working in the construction industry, Professor Siegbert Zanettini is a pioneer in the use of new clean technologies and building systems.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-award-brazils-sustainability-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-award-brazils-sustainability-champion#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:54:43 +0000 Marisa Long 2626177 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Kicks off in San Francisco http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-greenbuild-international-conference-and-expo-kicks-san-francisco <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OpeningPlenary_Panel.jpg?1353084366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>7,000 members of the green building industry convene for opening plenary headlined by "Morning Joe" co-hosts Mika Brzezinksi and Joe Scarborough</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-greenbuild-international-conference-and-expo-kicks-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-greenbuild-international-conference-and-expo-kicks-san-francisco#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2626858 at http://cn.usgbc.org Green Building Accelerates Globally through Economic Downturn, According to New McGraw-Hill Construction Study http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-accelerates-globally-through-economic-downturn-according-new-mcgraw-hill-con <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greenbuild%20Press%20Release.png?1352829094" /> </div> </div> </div> <ul> <li>Green building has become a long-term business opportunity with 51 percent of study firms planning more than 60 percent of their work to be green by 2015, up from 28 percent of firms in 2012. </li> <li>The largest opportunity areas for green building globally are in new commercial construction and renovation of existing buildings. </li> </ul> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-accelerates-globally-through-economic-downturn-according-new-mcgraw-hill-con" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-accelerates-globally-through-economic-downturn-according-new-mcgraw-hill-con#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:38:35 +0000 Marisa Long 2626081 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC Partners with Pearson http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-pearson <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pearson.png?1352920769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Partnership will help further USGBC’s mission by advancing green building education</em></p> <p>(San Francisco, CA) Nov. 13, 2012 – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its partnership with Pearson to launch <a href="http://www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/workforce-education/browse-our-courses.php">USGBC’s online workforce education program for the LEED Green Associate credential</a>. The partnership will expand the reach of USGBC’s educational offerings and educate the next generation of green building leaders. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-pearson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-pearson#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:37:21 +0000 Ashley Katz 2626080 at http://cn.usgbc.org Show Your Support for Project Haiti @Greenbuild 2012 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/show-your-support-project-haiti-greenbuild-2012 There are easy ways for Greenbuild attendees to show their support for USGBC’s Project Haiti Orphanage & Children’s Center at this year’s conference. <strong>Text-to-Give</strong> USGBC is excited to offer attendees a convenient way to show their individual support through texting. Simply text <strong>REBUILD</strong> to <strong>50555</strong> to give <strong>$10</strong> to the U.S. Green Building Council. <em>Fine Print: Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/show-your-support-project-haiti-greenbuild-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/show-your-support-project-haiti-greenbuild-2012#comments Initiatives Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:51:46 +0000 Marisa Long 2625958 at http://cn.usgbc.org New Analysis: LEED Buildings are in Top 11th Percentile for Energy Performance in the Nation http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-analysis-leed-buildings-are-top-11th-percentile-energy-performance-nation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/San%20Fran.png?1352920480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>LEED-certified buildings in the analysis had average ENERGY STAR score of 89 San Francisco building stock among top performers</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-analysis-leed-buildings-are-top-11th-percentile-energy-performance-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-analysis-leed-buildings-are-top-11th-percentile-energy-performance-nation#comments Media Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:02:59 +0000 Ashley Katz 2625936 at http://cn.usgbc.org 2012 LEED for Homes Award Recipients Announced http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/2012-leed-homes-award-recipients-announced <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EW_12_0.jpg?1352737603" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4000" height="3000" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_0154.JPG?1358449703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>USGBC recognizes excellence in the green residential building community at its Greenbuild Conference &amp; Expo in San Francisco</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/2012-leed-homes-award-recipients-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/2012-leed-homes-award-recipients-announced#comments Media Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:35:25 +0000 Marisa Long 2625541 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: The Science and Design of Biophilic Urbanism http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-science-and-design-biophilic-urbanism <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bio.png?1352573751" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The following session is part of USGBC’s <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>, an annual gathering of ~35,000 professionals, students and stakeholders in the green building movement. This year’s conference will take place Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco, Calif. For more information or to register, please visit <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">GreenbuildExpo.org</a>. </em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-science-and-design-biophilic-urbanism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-science-and-design-biophilic-urbanism#comments Greenbuild Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:06:56 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2625354 at http://cn.usgbc.org How to Live Like a Local @ Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/how-live-local-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/mara-baum/0000034675">Mara Baum</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/San_Francisco_Ferry_Building_%2528cropped%2529.png?1352572569" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I’ve been both attending Greenbuild and distributing San Francisco visitor info for over ten years, so this blog post feels like it’s been a decade in the making. As both a long-time resident and a member of the USGBC Northern California Chapter’s <a href="http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=647&amp;Itemid=363">Host Committee</a>, let me be the first to welcome you to the city by the Bay (just please <a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/welcome-visitors-just-don-t-call-it-frisco-please">don’t call it Frisco</a>).</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/how-live-local-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/how-live-local-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Sat, 10 Nov 2012 18:36:43 +0000 Mara Baum 2625352 at http://cn.usgbc.org Rachel Carson’s Legacy Lives on through “Silent Snow” at Greenbuild Film Festival http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/rachel-carson%E2%80%99s-legacy-lives-through-%E2%80%9Csilent-snow%E2%80%9D-greenbuild-film-festival <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jan-van-den-berg/0010807797">Jan van den Berg</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Leading%20dog%20Greenland.jpg?1352563796" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Join us at the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/events/film-festival.aspx">Greenbuild Film Festival</a> to view “Silent Snow.”</em></p> <p>Last month marked 50 years since marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson released “Silent Spring” an unsettling insight in to how our environment has become increasingly polluted by the use of pesticides like DDT.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/rachel-carson%E2%80%99s-legacy-lives-through-%E2%80%9Csilent-snow%E2%80%9D-greenbuild-film-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/rachel-carson%E2%80%99s-legacy-lives-through-%E2%80%9Csilent-snow%E2%80%9D-greenbuild-film-festival#comments Greenbuild Sat, 10 Nov 2012 16:10:31 +0000 Jan van den Berg 2625347 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild and Cross-Collaboration: Now More Than Ever http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-and-cross-collaboration-now-more-ever <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/aaron-yowell/0010154078">Aaron Yowell</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gaslines.png?1352400564" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the warmth and comfort of my brownstone apartment, about 30 feet above the <a href="http://observer.com/2012/10/inside-the-evacuation-zone-on-the-gowanus-canal/">Gowanus Canal</a> in Brooklyn, it has been shockingly easy to forget the calamity that Hurricane Sandy has brought to my favorite city. This reality is more difficult to block out – impossible, really – once you drive out to the peninsula of Far Rockaway or walk down to the Red Hook waterfront.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-and-cross-collaboration-now-more-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-and-cross-collaboration-now-more-ever#comments Greenbuild Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:52:35 +0000 Aaron Yowell 2625056 at http://cn.usgbc.org Wish You Were Here: Advocacy Postcards @Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/wish-you-were-here-advocacy-postcards-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jason-hartke/0010084786">Jason Hartke</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greenbuild-Advocacy-Postcard_6x4.png?1352397348" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Join our postcard campaign to tell legislators about the important economic and environmental benefits of green building.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild</a> is a time to learn and reflect, to reunite and reenergize, and…to drop a postcard in the mail.</p> <p>Too few policymakers get to see and experience <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild</a>, our annual gathering where industry rallies for green buildings, economy and jobs. And if they can’t be there, let’s make sure they know what they’re missing.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/wish-you-were-here-advocacy-postcards-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/wish-you-were-here-advocacy-postcards-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:57:53 +0000 Jason Hartke 2625040 at http://cn.usgbc.org Moscone Goes Gold in Time for Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/moscone-goes-gold-time-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/mara-baum/0000034675">Mara Baum</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2-South-Upper-Lobby.png?1352424165" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>San Francisco’s <a href="http://www.moscone.com/site/do/index">Moscone Convention Center</a> has been a hallmark of San Francisco's tourist infrastructure since the first of its three buildings opened in 1981, but a recent renovation and <a href="https://new.usgbc.org/leed/rating-systems/existing-buildings">LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance</a> (LEED EB: O&amp;M) Gold certification show off the Center’s new vision and approach to sustainability – just in time to host the estimated 35,000+ attendees of <A href="https://new.usgbc.org/leed/rating-systems/existing-buildings">G</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/moscone-goes-gold-time-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/moscone-goes-gold-time-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:32:37 +0000 Mara Baum 2625026 at http://cn.usgbc.org Reflections from the Road – A Cross-Country Journey on the Green Apple Bus http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-road-%E2%80%93-cross-country-journey-green-apple-bus <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Bus%20tour%20USGBC%20banner.jpg?1352298492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today marks our third day on the road for the <a href="http://mygreenapple.org/getonthebus" target="new">Students@Greenbuild Bus Tour</a>, and we’re currently making our way through Ohio into Illinois, where we will stop at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to host a sustainability fair at a local middle school. I’ve managed to find a moment of solitude while the students are asleep after a late night of excitement from the election, and the open road is serving as a time for reflection and a much-needed change of pace from my busy life in Washington, D.C.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-road-%E2%80%93-cross-country-journey-green-apple-bus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/reflections-road-%E2%80%93-cross-country-journey-green-apple-bus#comments Center for Green Schools Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:31:06 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2624779 at http://cn.usgbc.org Neighborhoods Go Green Exhibit Open Nov 5 to Dec 14 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/neighborhoods-go-green-exhibit-open-nov-5-dec-14 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_ngg.png?1352228496" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3538" height="2380" title="Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling Up Sustainability Exhibit" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NGG-2.jpg?1352234733" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3916" height="2634" title="Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling Up Sustainability Exhibit" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NGG-3.jpg?1352234785" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3916" height="2634" title="Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling Up Sustainability Exhibit" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NGG-4.jpg?1352234854" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3766" height="2533" title="Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling Up Sustainability Exhibit" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NGG-7_0.jpg?1352236088" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4288" height="2848" title="Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling Up Sustainability Exhibit" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/AIA_ND%20023_0.jpg?1352236504" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4288" height="2848" title="Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling Up Sustainability Exhibit" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/AIA_ND%20041.jpg?1352236800" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="/initiatives/events/neighborhoods-go-green">NEIGHBORHOODS GO GREEN! </a></strong> is a travelling exhibition that explores the construction and certification of green neighborhoods. By thinking on a larger scale, we can reorganize the places we live and work and dramatically reduce the impact of our lives on our neighborhoods&mdash;and on planet Earth.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/neighborhoods-go-green-exhibit-open-nov-5-dec-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/neighborhoods-go-green-exhibit-open-nov-5-dec-14#comments LEED Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:20:09 +0000 2624683 at http://cn.usgbc.org My Hoopster Hero Honored for Creating a Sustainable City http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/my-hoopster-hero-honored-creating-sustainable-city <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/670.png?1352147877" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two summers ago, I had the honor of introducing <a href="https://new.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awards-sacramento-mayor-kevin-johnson-2012-richard-m-daley-legacy-award-global-leader">Mayor Kevin Johnson</a> at the <a href="http://www.cgiamerica.org/2011/">Clinton Global Initiative America</a> meeting in Chicago. We’d been working together quite a bit on green building and green schools efforts since 2010 when we were together at a conference I organized in Sundance, Utah on “<a href="http://centerforgreenschools.org/green-schools-summit.aspx">Greening America’s Schools</a>.”</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/my-hoopster-hero-honored-creating-sustainable-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/my-hoopster-hero-honored-creating-sustainable-city#comments Advocacy and policy Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:38:17 +0000 Jason Hartke 2624464 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild Session Spotlight: The PEOPLE Side of Sustainability http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-people-side-sustainability <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/affordable.png?1352146020" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The following session is part of USGBC’s <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>, an annual gathering of ~35,000 professionals, students and stakeholders in the green building movement. This year’s conference will take place Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco, Calif. For more information or to register, please visit <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">GreenbuildExpo.org</a>. </em></p> <p>Is your building operating efficiency? What about the <em>people</em> in your building?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-people-side-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-session-spotlight-people-side-sustainability#comments Greenbuild Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:20:21 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2624459 at http://cn.usgbc.org Emerging Professionals @ Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/emerging-professionals-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/ariane-laxo/0010089098">Ariane Laxo</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/7669857614_323a01215c_k.jpg?1351879916" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This summer, the <a href="https://new.usgbc.org/about/committees/chapter">Emerging Professionals National Committee</a> launched a new member initiative with the goal of 5,000 new Emerging Professionals by December 2015. An <a href="https://new.usgbc.org/community/chapters/emerging-professionals">Emerging Professional</a> (EP) is anyone out of school, under 30, with an interest in sustainability. EPs are the energetic and dynamic leaders of tomorrow’s green building movement, and are a key component to the succession planning and sustainability of a USGBC chapter.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/emerging-professionals-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/emerging-professionals-greenbuild#comments Community Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:21:53 +0000 Ariane Laxo 2624177 at http://cn.usgbc.org The Greenest Building http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenest-building <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jane-turville/0010807856">Jane Turville</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Trinity-Church-Reflection---HR.png?1351608882" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Join us at the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/education-sessions.aspx">Greenbuild Film Festival</a> to view “The Greenest Building.”</em></p> <p>While not always recognized as a consumer product, buildings are in fact one of our most significant manufactured goods. And, like all manufacturing, construction of buildings requires a complex combination of natural resources and energy in order to produce a finished product. Everyday, all across America, decisions are made on how to build them, where to build them and when to throw them away.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenest-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenest-building#comments Greenbuild Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:59:27 +0000 Jane Turville 2623458 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Delivering on a City Vision http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-delivering-city-vision <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/san-antonio.png?1350938065" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Year of the Dragon. Summer of Love. Time-stamping cultural movements isn’t a new phenomenon, but the “Decade of Downtown” is. </p> <p>Declared by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the Decade of Downtown heralds a shift toward developing San Antonio’s downtown neighborhoods. The only question that remains is: How?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-delivering-city-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-delivering-city-vision#comments Greenbuild Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:53:46 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2622378 at http://cn.usgbc.org Sheltered: Underground and Off the Grid http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/sheltered-underground-and-grid <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/adam-bearup">Adam Bearup</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/thistle-earth-shelter.png?1350507048" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3840" height="2160" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC00238.JPG?1350507143" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Join me for an hour of excitement and adventure at the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/education-sessions.aspx">Greenbuild Film Festival</a> and view “Sheltered: Underground and Off the Grid.” </em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/sheltered-underground-and-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/sheltered-underground-and-grid#comments Greenbuild Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:52:53 +0000 Adam Bearup 2621649 at http://cn.usgbc.org Tour the Future: Bay Area Leaders in Green Schools & Colleges http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/tour-future-bay-area-leaders-green-schools-colleges <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Mills.png?1350420489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A green education hub, many of the nation’s most sustainable K-12 schools and colleges are within quick reach of central San Francisco. These institutions and communities have graciously opened their doors to Greenbuild attendees, offering tour-goers a rare insider’s view of the secrets behind the successes at a great group of youth spaces, as well as the deep green buildings &amp; policies of University of California Berkeley, Mills College and Stanford University.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/tour-future-bay-area-leaders-green-schools-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/tour-future-bay-area-leaders-green-schools-colleges#comments Greenbuild Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:49:37 +0000 Mara Baum 2619948 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: The Role of Green Buildings in Economic Recovery http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-role-green-buildings-economic-recovery <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/construction.png?1350075833" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>661,000: That's how many architects, engineers and contractors reported having green jobs last fall in a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=10387">McGraw-Hill Construction study</a>. </p> <p>Beyond the positive environmental and health benefits of green buildings, we also know they’re an economic driver in a down economy. In an economy where construction activity is at an all time low, green building construction has remained strong and even grown in several sectors.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-role-green-buildings-economic-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-role-green-buildings-economic-recovery#comments Greenbuild Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:05:40 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2619447 at http://cn.usgbc.org A Sneak Peek at Three Greenbuild Tours http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peek-three-greenbuild-tours <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/richmond-3.png?1349904846" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What are the hidden gems among this year’s rich roster of <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/green-building-tours.aspx">Greenbuild tours?</a> </p> <p>Each tour offers a great opportunity to get outside the convention center and experience sustainable design in person—and get to the know the Bay Area. (Read my recent <a href="https://new.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2012-tours-taste-bay-area-green">tours article</a> for more on that).</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peek-three-greenbuild-tours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/sneak-peek-three-greenbuild-tours#comments Greenbuild Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:43:56 +0000 Kira Gould 2618897 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC's 2012 Leadership Awards Highlight Innovation and Vision in the Sustainability Sector http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-2012-leadership-awards-highlight-innovation-and-vision-sustainability-sector <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/09LeadershipAward.png?1349962637" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Annual awards to be celebrated at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-2012-leadership-awards-highlight-innovation-and-vision-sustainability-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-2012-leadership-awards-highlight-innovation-and-vision-sustainability-sector#comments Media Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:56:36 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2618599 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Extreme Building Envelope Design in Saudi Arabia http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-extreme-building-envelope-design-saudi-arabia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/KAFD.png?1349730472" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Picture this: It’s 115°F outside. There’s a dust storm sweeping through the city and it hasn’t rained in weeks. </p> <p>Now: Design an optimally performing building.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-extreme-building-envelope-design-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-extreme-building-envelope-design-saudi-arabia#comments Greenbuild Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:19:38 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2618424 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Drink, Wash, Water - Policy, Action & Greywater Irrigation http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-drink-wash-water-policy-action-greywater-irrigation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greywater.jpg?1348867557" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Think fast: Do you need a permit to implement greywater irrigation? How about filters? What <em>is</em> greywater, anyway?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-drink-wash-water-policy-action-greywater-irrigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-drink-wash-water-policy-action-greywater-irrigation#comments Greenbuild Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:26:44 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2615981 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild Legacy Projects Focus on Urban Gardening in San Francisco http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-projects-focus-urban-gardening-san-francisco <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Tenderloin Community Garden, one of the Greenbuild 2012 Legacy Projects" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Tenderloin%20Community%20Garden.jpg?1348594972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>San Francisco is a city of folks who love to grow and eat food. How do you do that in an urban setting with few open land spaces for gardens? <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/travel/legacy-project.aspx">Greenbuild’s Legacy Projects</a> demonstrate two variations of urban gardens working with the little space they have available to show exactly how this can be accomplished and meet the goal of providing produce to local area families with no access to fresh fruits and vegetables. These areas are known as “food deserts.”</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-projects-focus-urban-gardening-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-projects-focus-urban-gardening-san-francisco#comments Greenbuild Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:43:35 +0000 2615001 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Not So Risky Business http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-not-so-risky-business <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jessie-andrews/0010788010">Jessie Andrews</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/scalesofjustice.jpg?1348261868" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lawyers are bringing a different kind of green to <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild</a>: we’re talking green <em>law</em>, and it’s coming to the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/greenbuild-summits/legal-summit.aspx">2012 Legal Summit</a> being held at this year’s event. The summit is a catalyst for the emerging field of green building law and will add attorneys working in the sustainable real estate, construction and manufacturing fields to the Greenbuild mix.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-not-so-risky-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-not-so-risky-business#comments Greenbuild Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:12:29 +0000 Jessie Andrews 2614380 at http://cn.usgbc.org Grammy Award-Winning Band Train to Headline Greenbuild Celebration in San Francisco http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/grammy-award-winning-band-train-headline-greenbuild-celebration-san-francisco-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Train_homepage.jpg?1348252520" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Performance at historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium will celebrate green building movement</em></p> <p>San Francisco, Calif. – (Sept. 21, 2012) – Three-time Grammy Award-winning band, Train, will perform before thousands of green building professionals and community members at the upcoming <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will take place Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco, Calif.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/grammy-award-winning-band-train-headline-greenbuild-celebration-san-francisco-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/grammy-award-winning-band-train-headline-greenbuild-celebration-san-francisco-0#comments Greenbuild Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:45:03 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2614293 at http://cn.usgbc.org What to Expect at the Greenbuild 2012 Expo: An Inside Look from a Greenbuild Groupie http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what-expect-greenbuild-2012-expo-inside-look-greenbuild-groupie <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/exhibits.jpg?1348170488" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s coming – that time of year when the leaves start to fall and the breeze feels just a little cooler. For most of us, autumn means breaking out that new sweater you’ve been dying to wear or gearing up for that Pumpkin Spice Latte you’ve been dreaming of since July. </p> <p>But for those of us in the green building industry, the onset of fall means one thing: <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">GREENBUILD</a>.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what-expect-greenbuild-2012-expo-inside-look-greenbuild-groupie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what-expect-greenbuild-2012-expo-inside-look-greenbuild-groupie#comments Greenbuild Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:48:30 +0000 Joseph Hergert 2614019 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild SF: Expanding the Conversation http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-sf-expanding-conversation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/2179449">Kira Gould</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>By bringing <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild</a> to San Francisco this November, USGBC has come full circle back to its original birthplace, here in the Bay Area. The conference has surprisingly never been to California, and <a href="http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/">USGBC’s Northern California Chapter</a> (USGBC-NCC) leadership is pretty psyched… and they have big plans to make sure that everyone coming will have a great Greenbuild experience.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-sf-expanding-conversation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-sf-expanding-conversation#comments Greenbuild Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:08:57 +0000 Kira Gould 2613759 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild and Friends: Our Bioregional Partners http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-and-friends-our-bioregional-partners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PCL1.jpg?1347647933" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Shinsei.jpg?1347648114" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="286" height="381" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/101_0.jpg?1347649349" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="736" height="491" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/20313_pcl_loft1_01.slideshow_main_0.jpg?1347649399" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="736" height="489" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/20313_pcl_loft4_night_02.slideshow_main_0.jpg?1347649449" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="286" height="360" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pcl3_0.jpg?1347649489" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="580" height="829" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pcl_0.jpg?1347649824" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="552" height="700" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pcl.brianrose.014.slideshow_main_0.jpg?1347649870" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The forward-thinking attitudes that thrive here in the Bay Area are alive and well in the non-profit sector, and we boast some of the most active green building organizations in the world. A few dozen of them are actively partnering with Greenbuild this year to create a richer and more exciting event. Each year, these "<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/Partners.aspx" target="_new">bioregional partners</a>" mirror the green building and sustainability culture of Greenbuild's host cities, and San Francisco's partner group is no different. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-and-friends-our-bioregional-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-and-friends-our-bioregional-partners#comments Greenbuild Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mara Baum 2612445 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Connecting the Cloud, Data Centers and Your Footprint http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-connecting-cloud-data-centers-and-your-footprint <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SSDataCloud_0.jpg?1347469504" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>How green are clouds?</p> <p>The answer to that question has been as difficult to pin down as the origin of cyberspace itself. That is, until now! As reliance on cloud computing services continues to grow, the once intangible concept has manifested as data centers - physical storage facilities for our virtual information. Today, we know that a cloud is only as "green" as its data center, but efforts to quantify the physical impact of our virtual actions has revealed that our understanding of the operations and efficiency of these centers is cloudy at best (pun intended).</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-connecting-cloud-data-centers-and-your-footprint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-connecting-cloud-data-centers-and-your-footprint#comments Greenbuild Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Jessie Andrews 2611790 at http://cn.usgbc.org A Long-Overdue Conversation on Green Building and the Codes http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/long-overdue-conversation-green-building-and-codes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="Source: Highways Agency via Flickr" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/conversation.jpg?1347301089" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.greenbiz.com/sites/all/themes/greenbiz/doc/GBMIR_2011.pdf">2011 Green Building Market Activity Report</a> begins with this statement: “Green building is here to stay.” </p> <p>It’s certainly been a busy year – or should I say three, or even five? Following the growth trends of a green building economy that has far outpaced an otherwise down economy, the building community has been hard at work to develop draft regulations – or model codes – that can help to translate green building ideas into tomorrow’s minimum expectations.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/long-overdue-conversation-green-building-and-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/long-overdue-conversation-green-building-and-codes#comments Greenbuild Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:21:13 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 2611374 at http://cn.usgbc.org Session Spotlight: Sowing a New Crop of Sustainable Leader http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-sowing-new-crop-sustainable-leader <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Eden Hall campus at Chatham University " alt="Eden Hall campus at Chatham University " src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Chatham_Sustainable_Diagram_Branded_NoText.jpg?1346880551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What would Rachel Carson do? </p> <p>That’s the mantra behind the <a href="http://www.chatham.edu/academics/colleges/sse/">School of Sustainability and Environment at Chatham University</a>, the alma mater of <em>Silent Spring</em> author and environmental activist (and our superhero) Rachel Carson.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-sowing-new-crop-sustainable-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/session-spotlight-sowing-new-crop-sustainable-leader#comments Greenbuild Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:30:39 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2610818 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild 2012 Tours: A Taste of Bay Area Green http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2012-tours-taste-bay-area-green <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Cavallo Point, one of the Greenbuild half-day tours on Friday, Nov. 16 (Credit: Kodiak Greenwood)" alt="Cavallo Point, one of the Greenbuild half-day tours on Friday, Nov. 16 (Credit: " src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/tours_kira.jpg?1346440475" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="1273" alt="McGee Salvage House, part of the Berkeley Walking Tour at Greenbuild " src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC05360-edited.jpg?1346441927" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="667" alt="Cavallo Point, one of the Greenbuild half-day tours on Friday, Nov. 16 " src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenwood_11132008_357.jpg?1346441443" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="608" height="454" alt="David Brower Center, part of the Berkeley Walking Tour at Greenbuild " src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/David%20Brower%20Center%5B1%5D.jpg?1346441680" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="Boucher Grygier Shipping Container House: Innovation &amp; Transition tour" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/end%20of%20crane%20day%5B1%5D.jpg?1346441026" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="857" height="471" alt="This &quot;wordle&quot; was generated based on key words from the Greenbuild tour proposal" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Worlde.jpeg?1346442683" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From redwood trees to adaptive reuse, San Francisco is chock full of incredible sights – green buildings and beyond. At USGBC’s annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a>, located in San Francisco this year, you can sample from <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/green-building-tours/full-day-tours-gb.aspx">two dozen tours</a> of buildings (and much more), specially curated by San Fran insiders.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2012-tours-taste-bay-area-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-2012-tours-taste-bay-area-green#comments Greenbuild Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:41:44 +0000 Kira Gould 2610268 at http://cn.usgbc.org The Building Happiness Metric: My Light Bulb Moment at Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/building-happiness-metric-my-light-bulb-moment-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jeremy-benkin/0010068998">Jeremy Benkin</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Happy buildings, happy people. (Credit: waferboard via Flickr)" alt="Happy buildings, happy people. (Credit: waferboard via Flickr)" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/happinessmetric.jpg?1346353299" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year, <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx">Greenbuild</a> offers attendees more than <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/education/education-sessions.aspx">150 educational opportunities</a>. </p> <p>Beyond the practical learning and CEU credits, however, it’s the exchange of ideas, casual dialogue and new <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/expo/for-attendees">expo products</a> that spark excitement and inspiration among attendees.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/building-happiness-metric-my-light-bulb-moment-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/building-happiness-metric-my-light-bulb-moment-greenbuild#comments Industry Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:03:15 +0000 Jeremy Benkin 2610036 at http://cn.usgbc.org Digital Newsroom for a Digital City http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/digital-newsroom-digital-city <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Credit: joo0ey via Flickr" alt="Credit: joo0ey via Flickr" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/digitalcity.jpg?1346193574" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/press/virtual-newsroom.aspx">Greenbuild Newsroom</a> is up and running! Exhibitors looking to enhance their visibility can seamlessly <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/expo/for-exhibitors/exhibitor-publicity.aspx">upload company and product news and information</a> to the Newsroom, which will be available to media until the last day of the show.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/digital-newsroom-digital-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/digital-newsroom-digital-city#comments Greenbuild Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:40:37 +0000 Ashley Katz 2609687 at http://cn.usgbc.org Bass Fishing: My Six Degrees to Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/bass-fishing-my-six-degrees-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Daniel Allen Photography" alt="Photo credit: Daniel Allen Photography" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/bassfishing.jpg?1346088781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1498" height="999" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/exhibithallopening.jpeg?1346089707" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1498" height="999" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/exhibithallfloor.jpeg?1346089683" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>My first conference was the Bass Fishing Conference (probably not the formal name). I was in college and was supporting the Conferences division of Continuing Education. My boss told me a coworker met her husband at one of our conferences. At 18, I wasn’t interested in a husband just yet but I did end up falling in love...with events.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/bass-fishing-my-six-degrees-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/bass-fishing-my-six-degrees-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:39:30 +0000 Erin Sargent Knight 2609411 at http://cn.usgbc.org From Dogbones to Discussions: Greenbuild 2012 Special Sets Have Arrived http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/dogbones-discussions-greenbuild-2012-special-sets-have-arrived <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="A glimpse of Special Set sessions from Greenbuild 2011" alt="A glimpse of Special Set sessions from Greenbuild 2011" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbsessions.jpg?1345836781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’ve all been there — stuck in the back of that ominous, windowless, freezing conference room with presenters droning on from behind their table for what seems like an eternity. After a while, the lectures begin to sound like <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss2hULhXf04">Charlie Brown's teacher</a>.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/dogbones-discussions-greenbuild-2012-special-sets-have-arrived" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/dogbones-discussions-greenbuild-2012-special-sets-have-arrived#comments Greenbuild Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:35:04 +0000 Sara Patterson 2609156 at http://cn.usgbc.org The Road to #Greenbuild is Paved in Social Media http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/road-greenbuild-paved-social-media <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/mara-baum/0000034675">Mara Baum</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Follow the Golden Gate Bridge. (Credit: Rodefield)" alt="Follow the Golden Gate Bridge. (Credit: Rodefield)" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/goldendate.jpg?1346173666" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Greenbuild is finally making its way to San Francisco this November – and us Bay Area locals are really excited. The conference theme is aptly “<a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/">@ Greenbuild</a>,” referencing the mindboggling array of Internet and technology companies headquartered here in the Bay Area. The big names include Google, Yahoo, Twitter (who’s co-founder, Biz Stone, will join us at the <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/Speakers/opening-plenary.aspx">Greenbuild opening plenary</a>), LinkedIn, Yelp, and YouTube.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/road-greenbuild-paved-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/road-greenbuild-paved-social-media#comments Greenbuild Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mara Baum 2609610 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC To Co-Host National Affordable Green Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit at Greenbuild with Institute for Professional and Executive Development, and Enterprise Community Partners http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-co-host-national-affordable-green-homes-sustainable-communities-summit-greenbuild-ins <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_0.jpg?1344270448" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, DC – (Jul. 31, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced it will co-host the National Affordable Green Homes &amp; Sustainable Communities Summit with the Institute for Professional and Executive Development (IPED) - an affiliate of Nixon Peabody LLP and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise). The two-day summit will take place Nov. 13 – 14, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. at the <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org" target="_new">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a>, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-co-host-national-affordable-green-homes-sustainable-communities-summit-greenbuild-ins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-co-host-national-affordable-green-homes-sustainable-communities-summit-greenbuild-ins#comments Greenbuild Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605794 at http://cn.usgbc.org About Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_Greenbuild.jpg?1345150060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>When:</strong> Oct. 22-24, 2014</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> New Orleans Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild#comments Media Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:02:21 +0000 2604927 at http://cn.usgbc.org Fresh Approach to Education @ Greenbuild 2012 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/fresh-approach-education-greenbuild-2012 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Nils Kok presents at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto" alt="Nils Kok presents at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/International_NilsKok%5B2%5D.jpg?1345488776" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Heading into the 11th <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/">Greenbuild</a>, our education program continues to evolve with a fresh approach to entertaining and motivating you inside the session room. </p> <p>Check out some of the changes I’m most excited about:</p> <ul> <li><b>Shorter education sessions = 60 minutes</b>. In an effort to help you make the most of your experience, education sessions are now hour-long presentations. <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/Files/2012/2012%20Education%20Grid.pdf">View the program »</a></li> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/fresh-approach-education-greenbuild-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/fresh-approach-education-greenbuild-2012#comments Greenbuild Fri, 20 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Rina Brule 2608335 at http://cn.usgbc.org Registration Now Open for Greenbuild 2012 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-greenbuild-2012 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/purple%20banner.jpeg?1346179870" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em> Award-winning green building conference and expo headed to San Francisco for biggest show in 11-year history</em></p> <p><em>Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, Inc. to headline</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-greenbuild-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-greenbuild-2012#comments Greenbuild Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:52:18 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2602672 at http://cn.usgbc.org Who's Coming to Greenbuild 2012? http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/whos-coming-greenbuild-2012 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Greenbuild 2012 speakers: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of “Morning Joe”; Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, Inc." alt="Greenbuild 2012 speakers: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of “Morning Joe”; " src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/gbspeakersbanner2.jpeg?1346179936" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Four IMEX Green Meetings Awards. Tens of thousands of attendees. Greenbuild is not just an event, but the award-winning tent revival for the most passionate and innovative leaders of the green building movement. Can you believe it's just a few months away? This year, at the 2012 <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/">Greenbuild Conference and Expo</a>, we’re expecting over 35,000 attendees from every facet of the green building sphere to join us at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. for the largest Greenbuild event to date.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/whos-coming-greenbuild-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/whos-coming-greenbuild-2012#comments Greenbuild Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 2609608 at http://cn.usgbc.org What Will You Do @ Greenbuild 2012? http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what-will-you-do-greenbuild-2012-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://cn.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greenbuild_0.jpg?1346936277" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2004 I joined the U.S. Green Building Council and attended my first Greenbuild in Portland. Nine years later, I’m excited to return to the West Coast for <a href="http://click.communications.usgbc.org/?qs=3fd80d1cc34decaa2973216ac0fec9343c33024b1b02c915a0e312cd45445dae">Greenbuild 2012</a>, being held in San Francisco from November 14-16.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what-will-you-do-greenbuild-2012-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what-will-you-do-greenbuild-2012-0#comments Greenbuild Thu, 28 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kate Hurst 2610784 at http://cn.usgbc.org The Most Sustainable Show Yet: Greenbuild Sustinability Report Released http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/most-sustainable-show-yet-greenbuild-sustinability-report-released <p>It’s no surprise that after 10 years of green meeting experience, the 2011 <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/" target="_blank">Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</a> held in Toronto has proved to be the most sustainable to date. </p> <p>Today, we are excited to share our 10th Anniversary <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/Files/2011_Greenbuild_Greening_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Greenbuild Event Sustainability Report</a>, the culmination of a decade of tremendous growth, learning and success.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/most-sustainable-show-yet-greenbuild-sustinability-report-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/most-sustainable-show-yet-greenbuild-sustinability-report-released#comments Greenbuild Fri, 06 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 2609576 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild CE hours have been reported to GBCI http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-ce-hours-have-been-reported-gbci <p>Continuing Education (CE) hours from Greenbuild 2011 sessions have been reported to GBCI and uploaded to Credential Maintenance Program accounts. All LEED Professionals who attended Greenbuild should log onto their <a href="https://ssl12.cyzap.net/gbcicertonline/login/">My Credentials</a> account to see if their courses have been successfully reported. Check in the ‘Pending CMP Activity’ section.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-ce-hours-have-been-reported-gbci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-ce-hours-have-been-reported-gbci#comments Greenbuild Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 1729626 at http://cn.usgbc.org Don't Miss the Center for Green Schools at Greenbuild! http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/dont-miss-center-green-schools-greenbuild <p>Stop by the Center for Green Schools display at Greenbuild and you just might learn something!</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/dont-miss-center-green-schools-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/dont-miss-center-green-schools-greenbuild#comments Center for Green Schools Greenbuild Sun, 30 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 2608534 at http://cn.usgbc.org Green Jobs Summit at Greenbuild 2011 Calls for Mobilization around this Common Sense Economic Solution http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-jobs-summit-greenbuild-2011-calls-mobilization-around-common-sense-economic-solution <p>The hustle and bustle of Greenbuild 2011 is now behind us, and we've all returned to our respective homes and jobs to continue "troublemaking." </p> <p>And one area where we need to continue to stir the pot is green jobs. On the Tuesday of Greenbuild, we convened a <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/education/Greenbuild-Summits/Green-Jobs-Summit.aspx">Green Jobs Summit</a> of more than 40 prominent experts throughout the clean energy economy to brainstorm the successes and challenges experienced in the promotion of the green jobs agenda.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-jobs-summit-greenbuild-2011-calls-mobilization-around-common-sense-economic-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/green-jobs-summit-greenbuild-2011-calls-mobilization-around-common-sense-economic-solution#comments Advocacy and policy Greenbuild Tue, 25 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Maggie Comstock 2608501 at http://cn.usgbc.org Energy Efficiency in the States in 2012: Will You Help Your State Compete for Top Rank? http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-states-2012-will-you-help-your-state-compete-top-rank <p>If you've ever wondered if government policy and advocacy can actually make a difference, consider this: Despite what you may often read in the papers, state governments are plowing ahead on making energy efficiency a reality. And as USGBC mentioned in a <a href="http://usgbcblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/states-powering-new-innovative-green.html">recent report</a>, all states are doing something. That just doesn't happen if no one is fighting for it.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-states-2012-will-you-help-your-state-compete-top-rank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-states-2012-will-you-help-your-state-compete-top-rank#comments Advocacy and policy Greenbuild Thu, 20 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 2608502 at http://cn.usgbc.org Project Haiti Takes Center Stage at Greenbuild 2011 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/project-haiti-takes-center-stage-greenbuild-2011 <p><strong>This is a cross-posted entry from the blog at hoklife.com.<br /> <a href="http://hoklife.com/2011/10/10/project-haiti-takes-center-stage-at-greenbuild-2011/">Access the original entry »</a></strong></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/project-haiti-takes-center-stage-greenbuild-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/project-haiti-takes-center-stage-greenbuild-2011#comments Greenbuild Initiatives Tue, 18 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2608518 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild Conference & Expo Closes with Inspiring Words for the Future of Green Building http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-conference-expo-closes-inspiring-words-future-green-building <p><em>23,000 delegates, sold out show floor demonstrate strength of green building movement</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-conference-expo-closes-inspiring-words-future-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-conference-expo-closes-inspiring-words-future-green-building#comments Media Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606127 at http://cn.usgbc.org USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference Officially Kicks off in Toronto http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-conference-officially-kicks-toronto <p><em>23,000 leaders of the "regeneration" captivated by Friedman, Roberts, Fedrizzi, Farmer and others at the Air Canada Centre</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-conference-officially-kicks-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-conference-officially-kicks-toronto#comments Media Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:12:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606156 at http://cn.usgbc.org Greenbuild: Growing Green Building Market Supports 661,000 Green Jobs in the U.S.—a Third of the Design and Construction Workforce—According to New McGraw-Hill Construction Study http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-growing-green-building-market-supports-661000-green-jobs-us%E2%80%94-third-design-and-co <p>Media Contacts:<br /> Lisa Jaycox, Manager, External Communications,<br /> The McGraw-Hill Companies Information &amp; Media, +1 212-512-3272, <a href="mailto:lisa_jaycox@mcgraw-hill.com">lisa_jaycox@mcgraw-hill.com</a></p> <p>Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications,<br /> McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, <a href="mailto:kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com">kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com</a></p> <p><em>McGraw-Hill Construction kicks off Greenbuild with new research results, GreenSource event guide, and in-booth interviews with prominent green experts</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-growing-green-building-market-supports-661000-green-jobs-us%E2%80%94-third-design-and-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-growing-green-building-market-supports-661000-green-jobs-us%E2%80%94-third-design-and-co#comments Media Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2606171 at http://cn.usgbc.org What’s new with LEED and Demand Response? Find out at Greenbuild 2011 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-new-leed-and-demand-response-find-out-greenbuild-2011 <p>Earlier this year, USGBC launched the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=2104">Demand Response LEED Pilot Credit</a> as a road test before full adoption in <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=2360">LEED 2012</a>. We are now working on ways to engage even more projects, drive widespread adoption of demand response participation, and develop a stronger relationship between the energy &amp; building communities.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-new-leed-and-demand-response-find-out-greenbuild-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-new-leed-and-demand-response-find-out-greenbuild-2011#comments Greenbuild Mon, 03 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Brendan Owens 2608527 at http://cn.usgbc.org Current LEED APs: Add a Specialty to Your LEED Credential at Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/current-leed-aps-add-specialty-your-leed-credential-greenbuild <p>Are you a LEED AP? If so, there is still time to add a specialty to your LEED credential at the USGBC's annual <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org">Greenbuild conference</a> even if your enrollment deadline has passed. The majority of LEED Professionals have already added a specialty to their LEED credential but the window is closing.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/current-leed-aps-add-specialty-your-leed-credential-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/current-leed-aps-add-specialty-your-leed-credential-greenbuild#comments Greenbuild LEED Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 William Nutt 2608530 at http://cn.usgbc.org World’s Largest Green Building Conference & Expo Headed to Toronto Next Week http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/world%E2%80%99s-largest-green-building-conference-expo-headed-toronto-next-week <p><em>Greenbuild's economic impact on local economy an expected $26 million CAD with 25,000 delegates</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/world%E2%80%99s-largest-green-building-conference-expo-headed-toronto-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/world%E2%80%99s-largest-green-building-conference-expo-headed-toronto-next-week#comments Media Wed, 28 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606196 at http://cn.usgbc.org Celebrating Excellence in the Green Building Movement: USGBC's Leadership Awards http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-excellence-green-building-movement-usgbcs-leadership-awards <p>USGBC's <a href="https://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=10290" target="new">Leadership Awards</a> have become synonymous with the organizations and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction. This year's batch of winners is no different – recognizing leaders in the private, public and non-governmental organization (NGO) spheres. In fact, Rick Fedrizzi said it best:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-excellence-green-building-movement-usgbcs-leadership-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/celebrating-excellence-green-building-movement-usgbcs-leadership-awards#comments Greenbuild Community Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2608563 at http://cn.usgbc.org What's Next in Green Building? USGBC Working With Planet Forward to Cultivate Ideas http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/whats-next-green-building-usgbc-working-planet-forward-cultivate-ideas <p><em>Re-posted from <a href="http://planetforward.org">PlanetForward.org</a>. </em></p> <p><strong>Charlie Rybak</strong>, Outreach Coordinator, Planet Forward</p> <p>Do you have an idea for the next big innovation in green building? If you submit a video that tells your story in one minute or less, you could find it on display at the world's largest green building expo.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/whats-next-green-building-usgbc-working-planet-forward-cultivate-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/whats-next-green-building-usgbc-working-planet-forward-cultivate-ideas#comments Greenbuild Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2608568 at http://cn.usgbc.org Experience Canada at Greenbuild: Or, How a Peameal Bacon Sandwich May Change Your Life http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/experience-canada-greenbuild-or-how-peameal-bacon-sandwich-may-change-your-life <p>Are you headed to Toronto and eager to take in all of the sights and sounds the city has to offer?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/experience-canada-greenbuild-or-how-peameal-bacon-sandwich-may-change-your-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/experience-canada-greenbuild-or-how-peameal-bacon-sandwich-may-change-your-life#comments Greenbuild Wed, 14 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2608576 at http://cn.usgbc.org Game Changer: Greenbuild in Canada http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/game-changer-greenbuild-canada <p>As October draws near and final preparations are underway, I wish to speak on behalf of the CaGBC to express our pride in hosting <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org" target="new">Greenbuild 2011</a>. It's actually quite fitting that the first Greenbuild outside of the United States be held in Canada because it demonstrates the close partnership between the USGBC and CaGBC that has been built over many years of advancing LEED and green building in North America.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/game-changer-greenbuild-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/game-changer-greenbuild-canada#comments Greenbuild Tue, 13 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Thomas Mueller 2608578 at http://cn.usgbc.org New York’s Green Legacy Leaves Imprint on Greenbuild 2011 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-york%E2%80%99s-green-legacy-leaves-imprint-greenbuild-2011 <p><em>From hosting NY-based exhibitors and municipal leaders, to locally-themed workshops and educational sessions, NY is embedded into world's largest green building conference &amp; expo</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-york%E2%80%99s-green-legacy-leaves-imprint-greenbuild-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/new-york%E2%80%99s-green-legacy-leaves-imprint-greenbuild-2011#comments Media Fri, 26 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606563 at http://cn.usgbc.org NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman and Political Commentator Cokie Roberts to Speak at Greenbuild 2011 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-r <p><em>Esteemed thought leaders to frame a Resiliency Agenda, solutions for changing the status quo during world's largest green building conference and expo</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-r#comments Media Thu, 18 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605880 at http://cn.usgbc.org NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman and Political Commentator Cokie Roberts to Speak at Greenbuild 2011 http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-0 <p><em>Esteemed thought leaders to frame a Resiliency Agenda, solutions for changing the status quo during world's largest green building conference and expo</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-0#comments Media Thu, 18 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606574 at http://cn.usgbc.org Ray Anderson: Great leader of our time passes http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/ray-anderson-great-leader-our-time-passes <p>If there was a Dictionary of Green Building, Ray Anderson is whose picture you'd probably see alongside the word "leader." And I'm saddened to hear that he <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/interface-founder-and-chairman-ray-anderson-visionary-entrepreneur-and-champion-for-the-environment-has-died-at-age-77-127266058.html" target="new">passed away yesterday</a>, losing a heroic 20 month battle with cancer.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/ray-anderson-great-leader-our-time-passes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/ray-anderson-great-leader-our-time-passes#comments Greenbuild Tue, 09 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2608973 at http://cn.usgbc.org Grab Your Camera and Tell Us: What’s NEXT? http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/grab-your-camera-and-tell-us-what%E2%80%99s-next <p>When I envision the future, I see a world in which the benefits of green building are experienced everywhere: From Houston to Haiti, from rural villages to bustling metropolises, from homes to high-rises.</p> <p>That's my idea for what's next in green building and global success. <strong>What is yours? </strong></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/grab-your-camera-and-tell-us-what%E2%80%99s-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/grab-your-camera-and-tell-us-what%E2%80%99s-next#comments Greenbuild Wed, 27 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 2608990 at http://cn.usgbc.org Breaking News: New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman and ABC News Political Commentator Cokie Roberts to Tackle Building Resiliency at Greenbuild http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/breaking-news-new-york-times-columnist-thomas-friedman-and-abc-news-political-commentator-c <p>The Greenbuild speaker roster is shaping up to be an incredible one! We just received confirmation that Thomas Friedman and Cokie Roberts will join the diverse roster of thought leaders and innovators at the <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org" target="new">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a> in Toronto.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/breaking-news-new-york-times-columnist-thomas-friedman-and-abc-news-political-commentator-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cn.usgbc.org/articles/breaking-news-new-york-times-columnist-thomas-friedman-and-abc-news-political-commentator-c#comments Greenbuild Tue, 26 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kimberly Lewis 2608991 at http://cn.usgbc.org