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In Community 01.28.2016

USGBC Georgia: 2016 High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day call for sponsors

USGBC Georgia is issuing a call for sponsors for our High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Program. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of Georgia schools, students, teachers and administrators who have participated in our mission to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play. Your sponsorship will be recognized not only on February 3, but throughout the year. You can also chose the level that best fits...

In LEED 01.26.2016

Infographic: Top 10 states for LEED in 2015

USGBC has just released the annual list of Top 10 States for LEED (view the press release). All the states that make up our Top 10 list have done an extraordinary job promoting LEED and making sustainable solutions a priority. The per capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2015. Join the conversation and share the good news! Congratulate your state, colleagues, legislators or yourself on...

In Community 01.25.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Moving to the Head of the Class Award

USGBC Central Pennsylvania invites all K-12 schools in Pennsylvania to participate in the fourth annual Moving to the Head of the Class Award. The award is presented by one of our partners, the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA). The KEEA Energy Education Fund award offers statewide recognition for the work you done to save your school energy and money. Winners also receive prizes including free energy services and tools and resources for your science, technology,...

In Community 01.22.2016

USGBC Georgia: A rocking presence at Greenbuild

USGBC Georgia was well represented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, DC, this past fall. We even made it on stage at the Greenbuild Celebration, as our own Ashish Bagle introduced the band, Fitz and the Tantrums. Ashish has been volunteering with the Emerging Professionals and the ADVANCE program. He gave us a great shout-out for where we are headed with USGBC Georgia. Fitz and the Tantrums rocked the Newseum with songs from their 2013 full-length release on...

In Media 01.27.2016

USGBC Announces the 2015 Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities in Mainland China...

Washington, D.C.—(January 27, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the 2015 Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities in Mainland China participating in LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Top 10 list highlights the provinces and municipalities in China making significant strides in sustainable building design and accelerating market transformation by bringing healthier buildings to the people of China. Shanghai topped the list, with over 2.4...

In Media 01.26.2016

USGBC Releases the 2015 Top 10 States for LEED Green Building Per Capita in the U.S.

Illinois leads among all U.S. states for the third consecutive year; LEED momentum grows on the West Coast Washington, D.C.—(Jan. 26, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced its annual Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The per capita list highlights states throughout the country that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation. LEED-certified spaces use fewer energy and...

In Community 01.22.2016

Snow day roundup: Media and communications tips from the Studio blog

At USGBC headquarters here in DC—and all over the East Coast and Appalachia—a monster snowstorm is bearing down on us. For days, we’ve been watching the weather report, stocking up on the classic milk and bread supplies and getting ready to hunker down for a possible two feet of snow in 36 hours.  Watching the flakes fall will be interesting for the first couple of hours; after that, though, what will you do with all that time indoors? Here’s an idea: use the time...

In Community 01.21.2016

USGBC Arizona: Sonoran Branch ADVANCE event

The Sonoran Branch of USGBC Arizona will hold its first ADVANCE Project Forum for 2016 on Friday, January 29. At this meeting, Peter Dobrovolny will be the featured speaker. Attendees will also learn about new USGBC resources, including low-cost, green building strategies, under the USGBC National ADVANCE initiative. This event is free and open to all USGBC members, USGBC Arizona members and the general public. When: Friday, January 29, 12:00–1:30 p.m.  Where: Copper Room (...

In Community 01.27.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Calvary Women's Services ADVANCE Project

USGBC National Capital Region (NCR) Emerging Professionals are working with Calvary Women’s Services, an organization that provides housing, health, education and employment programs to homeless women in Washington, D.C., to make their facility and operations more sustainable, healthy and cost-effective. Using USGBC’s ADVANCE program as a guide, this process includes an integrated sustainability analysis of the facility, targeted fundraising and an execution of scope. The...

In Community 01.25.2016

USGBC Georgia: Sustainable Design Collaborative Atlanta is looking for volunteers

USGBC Georgia is helping get out the word that Sustainable Design Collaborative Atlanta (SDCA) is gearing up for their 2016 project! Now in its sixth year, SDCA will work side by side with a local organization to create a pro bono integrated design concept. Project partners take the resulting deliverable to communicate their organization’s vision to supporters to secure funding for project implementation. Previous projects include: The Lifecycle Building Center Hagar Civilization...

In Community 01.22.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Register for sustainability leaders program

Through UGSBC Central Pennsylvania's partnership with the American Sustainability Leadership Council, we are pleased invite you to the upcoming Sustainability Leaders Insights Series.  This program is a peer-to-peer platform for launching diversified sustainability concepts, initiatives, products, services and collaboration, presented by executives who inspire change that increases profitability.  When: January 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Where: Pennsylvania...

In Industry 01.21.2016

Climate Leaders: Perspectives from Nigeria, South Africa and Shanghai [videos]

The 2015 WorldGBC Congress held in Hong Kong was a great opportunity for leaders in the green building movement to connect, strategize and share knowledge on some of the most compelling ways to improve the sustainability of the world’s built environment. As part of my ongoing Climate Leaders series, I got to sit down with fellow heads of Green Building Councils from around the globe and get their take on how their regions are uniquely positioned to transform the buildings market and...

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