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In Industry 03.20.2015

Deadline extended to apply to become a LEED Fellow in 2015

Are you a LEED AP with 10 years of professional green building experience? If the answer is yes, now's the time for you to become a LEED Fellow. Don't miss your chance to join the 2015 class of LEED Fellows. USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants has been extended to April 7 at 8:00 am EDT.  For an overview of the mastery elements and general program policies, review the LEED Fellow Handbook and for the 2015 dates, guidance, and page limits, review the...

In Education 03.19.2015

Introducing USGBC Education Partner EnergyLogic, Inc.

USGBC Education Partners are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on Education @USGBC.  Meet our USGBC Education Partner EnergyLogic, Inc. If someone could only take one of your courses, what should they take? Indoor Environmental Quality through EPA Indoor airPLUS™ What is your organization doing to pursue sustainability? EnergyLogic is the leading provider of HERS and LEED...

In LEED 03.18.2015

LEED in college sports: One-of-a-kind stories of history, resiliency & adaptive reuse

With over 240,000 buildings spread across 4,100 higher education institutions, colleges and universities have an enormous opportunity to integrate green building as a key component in sustainability planning. The benefits these buildings offer are vast—green building at the collegiate level impacts student health, school operational costs and the environment. In addition, high-performing green schools produce high-performing, eco-conscious students who are capable of driving global market...

In Industry 03.17.2015

Raising the bar [USGBC+ Jan./Feb. 2015]

This article was originally published in the January/February 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. A new partnership between USGBC and UL sheds light on product transparency. It has been 15 years since USGBC launched the LEED green building rating system. That first year, 51 projects participated. Today, LEED is the most widely recognized green building program in the world, guiding the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of over 68,000 projects globally. With the...

In LEED 03.19.2015

Top 10 states project profile: Kaiser Permanente Koolau Medical Office

2014’s Top 10 States have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice. This...

In Industry 03.18.2015

Embrace change and innovation at the 2015 International Green Building Congress

This year the Green Building Council of Costa Rica will host the 2015 International Green Building Congress, which will focus on habitat and sustainable cities. You're invited to attend the event to network with private and public sector officials as well as international representatives from the World Green Building Councils of the Americas. You'll also have an opportunity to learn from national and international renown experts. International Green Building Congress May 13-15, 2015 San...

In Industry 03.18.2015

Green building and location

Location is a critical element of green building: it can define appropriate strategies, yet it can also limit how green a project can actually be. Depending on the environmental issues that are most critical in a particular area, location can influence a project team’s priorities. Location includes these factors:  Natural context. Climate, sun, wind, orientation, soils, precipitation, local flora and fauna. Infrastructural context. Available resources, materials, skills, and...

In Community 03.17.2015

May you find LEED at the end of your rainbow [video]

LEED is recognized around the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building—it's a pot of gold, if you will. This St. Patrick's Day, here are a few reasons why we treasure LEED, and you should too: Proven performance: If you’re serious about saving money, conserving energy, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices, and driving innovation, then LEED is the best choice. Bar none. It's also your first step...

In Advocacy and policy 03.19.2015

Efficiency and green building thriving in the capital of Deseret

*This article was co-authored by Grant Olear. From 1849-1851, the United States of America included the provisional state of Deseret which spanned large parts of present-day Oregon, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming. It was a gigantic, awesome, and unforgiving landscape that surely left people thinking about how best to thrive in a world of limited resources. These 19th century ideas of sustainability must surely have been alive and well in the...

In Industry 03.18.2015

New features now available on the Green Building Information Gateway

We are excited to announce the release of new features for the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) available for USGBC members, LEED professionals, and Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) members. These new features will allow professionals to connect to the 1.3 million activities currently available in GBIG. Creating connections will make it easier to discover the people who are contributing to great green buildings around the world. Employees of USGBC member companies and active...

In Education 03.17.2015

Course preview: Pervious Concrete and Green Building [video]

Education @USGBC is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education. Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, Pervious Concrete and Green Building, created by USGBC Education Partner, American Technical Publishers. In this course, the uses, advantages and disadvantages, preparation, placement, finishing, jointing, and curing of pervious concrete are discussed. Learners will also gain an understanding...

In Center for Green Schools 03.16.2015

The Measure of a Green School: Environmental and sustainability literacy

Over the past four years, the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Award (ED-Green Ribbon Schools) has united the national green schools movement with a universal set of criteria. These criteria have the potential to inform and guide all schools toward sustainability, and not just the best of the best that have sought and will continue to seek the award. We believe the green schools community in the U.S. currently has a landmark opportunity to define a clear and comprehensive...

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