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In Media 10.15.2014

GBCI Joins Forces with GRESB

Move creates asset-to-portfolio toolkit for measuring sustainability of world’s largest asset class Washington, D.C. (Oct. 15, 2014) – The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body for the global LEED® green building rating system, the WELL Building Standard®, the PEER™ program and other sustainability initiatives, announced today that it has acquired GRESB (the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark), an industry-driven organization...

In LEED 10.14.2014

Greenbuild 2014 session spotlight: Transforming Markets through Data Collaboration

Imagine being able to readily access and interpret human health and environmental attributes of any building product—ingredient lists, health and ecosystem hazards, life cycle data, assessments, and more. Making specification and purchasing decisions that prioritize health and benefit the environment would be a lot easier. Join us at Greenbuild 2014 for C15: Transforming Markets through Data Collaboration, a special USGBC Master Series session that will showcase innovative tools and...

In LEED 10.13.2014

Q&A: How I utilize the LEED Dynamic Plaque

You’ve got the visually pleasing LEED Dynamic Plaque, USGBC’s groundbreaking building performance platform, mounted on the wall of your LEED-certified building. Now what? USGBC’s Vice President of Finance and Administration Dave Witek has worked intimately with the LEED Dynamic Plaque since its release in 2013, working to maintain a competitive performance score at USGBC’s HQ on a daily basis. Below, Dave discusses how he utilizes this powerful platform to optimize...

In LEED 10.10.2014

Staying relevant with the LEED Dynamic Plaque

This is an article in praise of good design, better performance, and the best of innovation at USGBC. This is about the LEED Dynamic Plaque. Long before it was a twinkle in Scot Horst’s eye, there was the need for it. We knew that LEED must help projects transition from design to performance. We knew that we needed to identify, modify and simplify elements of the rating systems as well as the vast network of support architecture that had gotten LEED to its ubiquitous status. We knew our...

In Education 10.15.2014

Introducing USGBC Education Partner Everblue Training

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 Everblue Training, LLC  If someone could only take one of your courses, what should they take? I would recommend enrolling in our LEED Green Associate v4 Exam Prep. This is our most popular course, and it lays the foundation for a successful career in sustainability....

In Media 10.14.2014

2014 Leadership Award recipients announced

Awards will be presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans on Oct. 23, 2014 Washington, D.C. — (Oct. 14, 2014) — USGBC today announced the recipients of the 2014 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. “As the green building movement continues to grow throughout the world, it is even more important to recognize the leaders who set the bar for others and who...

In Industry 10.13.2014

The ROI on biophilic design patterns

Chances are, you enjoy a sunny spot at the windowsill, a crackling fire, a lush pocket garden, a richly patterned rug or a cascading water fountain. These might seem like indulgences; elements you desire but find no justification for purchasing for your office, demanding in your child’s school or expecting in your hospital room. However, growing evidence from psychology and neuroscience would challenge your quick dismissal. The practice of incorporating nature and natural elements into...

In Education 10.10.2014

Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Andres Schwarz

USGBC Pro Reviewers are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on Education @USGBC. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them. Meet our USGBC Pro Reviewer Andres Schwarz Who's your employer? NRG-AR What's your position? Principal What's your favorite course that you've...

In LEED 10.14.2014

Discounts on LEED publications at Greenbuild 2014

Looking for study materials for the updated LEED Green Associate exam? Or perhaps you need a LEED 2009 or v4 reference guide? You'll find these and more at Greenbuild 2014 in the Merchandise Booth. Publication discounts at Greenbuild 2014 40% off LEED 2009 reference guides (hard copy purchased on-site) 10% off LEED v4 reference guides and study publications (hard copy purchased on-site) Free shipping on all online orders placed on-site Register for Greenbuild What's new: LEED Green...

In Greenbuild 10.14.2014

Kimberly-Clark Professional composting pilot grows from Greenbuild Expo tour

One of the highlights of Greenbuild is that it brings so many green building stakeholders together in one place. But the magnitude of opportunity can also be overwhelming when you look at the sheer size of the exhibition space with more than 700 companies represented in the expo hall. As I’m sure most Greenbuild veterans will tell you, the best approach is to enter the expo with a set of clearly defined goals and to target booths to visit where you might learn something new to help you...

In LEED 10.13.2014

Test drive the new LEED Online platform at Greenbuild 2014

The newest version of LEED Online was built to provide project teams with a faster, more streamlined experience. Join us at Greenbuild 2014 for a free interactive session where we’ll take a tour of the new system, show attendees how to register and work within a project, and also provide an opportunity for you to create their own test projects. To infinity and beyond: A tour of LEED Online and other project team support toolsFree interactive session at Greenbuild...

In Center for Green Schools 10.9.2014

Get in on the green schools action at Greenbuild 2014

Celebrating green building in New Orleans is like being in Memphis on Elvis’s birthday—and you can bet it will be just as big of a party. USGBC and the Center for Green Schools have been partnering with the city, its schools and its volunteers for years, and we can’t wait to celebrate all they've accomplished. From building tours, education sessions, networking in the expo hall, and every po’ boy in between, here are a few of the places you can catch...

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