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In Community 01.11.2016

Meet the recipients of the USGBC 2015 Leadership Awards, part II

In this second installment spotlighting the recipients of USGBC’s 2015 Leadership Awards, we meet Dr. Neil Murphy of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University of New York; Romilly Madew, CEO of Green Building Council Australia; and Colgate-Palmolive Company. Recipients were recognized at the annual USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon, part of the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C., on November 19. Check out USGBC's...

In Community 01.8.2016

USGBC Wisconsin: View a webinar on Social Equity and LEED

USGBC Wisconsin, as with USGBC overall, is committed to expanding our mission beyond individual buildings to embrace the larger built environment and broader aspects of sustainability, including a more focused approach to social equity and human health. Release of the social equity LEED credits marked an important step toward fulfilling this strategic goal. The credits are designed to address social equity from the perspective of everyone who is touched or impacted by a building—...

In Community 01.7.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Montgomery County legislative update

It was a packed room at the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development on December 17, as stakeholders from across the county gathered to offer input and commentary on MCER NO. 21-15, a proposed regulation for the adoption of the 2012-IgCC with amendments. The room reflected general support for the county’s leadership in seeking to adopt a green code, but the overwhelming majority of speakers who testified requested further revision to the regulation as proposed, mostly to...

In Education 01.6.2016

9 ways to make your home greener

Lowering our overall impact on the environment is a team effort, and like a ripple effect, a little from each of us can go a long way when it comes to helping out. The place where we can start making change is the one we know best—our homes. Here are nine ways you can pitch in to make your residence more eco-friendly, while also saving money over time in energy and water bills. Install programmable thermostats. The idea is a logical one: turn off the AC/heat when no one’s home...

In Community 01.11.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Call for sponsors of Green Tie Affair

USGBC National Capital Region's Green Tie Affair regularly brings together 350 of the most informed and influential individuals in green building for networking and delicious food and drink. This year's event, set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, promises to be an evening to remember with the celebration taking place at the Embassy of Finland — the first LEED Platinum embassy in the United States. Proceeds will go toward USGBC-NCR's education and community outreach efforts in the coming year...

In Industry 01.8.2016

The origins of PEER and the Bob Galvin Award [video]

Most of us know PEER as the nation’s first comprehensive, consumer-centric and data-driven system for evaluating energy performance. What most of us may not know is that its origins are rooted in telecommunications. Bob Galvin, son of Motorola founder Paul Galvin, and CEO of Motorola from 1959 to 1986, founded the Galvin Electricity Initiative to drive innovation and transform the electrical power industry. Galvin’s legacy is defined by his commitment to transform the...

In Community 01.7.2016

Tell us more about yourself in our 2016 Audience Survey

At USGBC, we're always trying to improve our marketing and communication efforts, so that we're communicating in the ways that work best for you. As we kick off the new year, we'd like to get to know you better, and to learn when, where and how you want to hear from us. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey below. 

In Media 01.5.2016

USGBC Announces New Exam Pricing for Students

Higher education students will receive 50 percent discount to support future sustainability careers Washington, D.C. – (Jan. 5, 2015) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced for the first time that students will be able to take the LEED Green Associate exam for a reduced fee of $100. The regular exam price is $200 for USGBC members and $250 for non-members. “As the need for STEM-centric professionals with proven experience and expertise grows, USGBC hopes to...

In Education 01.8.2016

Join a webinar on our new executive education offering: Building for Health

Harvard University and USGBC have joined forces to deliver ongoing executive education offerings that advance leadership in sustainability and health. Join us for a free 30-minute informational session to learn more about our new, best-in-class offering, "Building for Health: Research and Applications to Drive Decisions for the Built Environment." This executive education course convenes world-class thought leaders at the iconic Harvard Faculty Club and focuses on turning cutting-edge...

In Center for Green Schools 01.7.2016

Apply now for the 2016 School Sustainability Leaders Summit

The Center for Green Schools is hosting the sixth annual School Sustainability Leaders' Summit in conjunction with the Green Schools Conference and Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—marking a shift in location and date from previous years. The summit will be held from March 29-30, 2016, while the conference will run March 31-April 1. The School Sustainability Leaders’ Summit is the only convening in the country specifically designed for staff of school districts...

In Community 01.6.2016

Meet the recipients of the USGBC 2015 Leadership Awards, part I

USGBC’s Leadership Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. Recipients were recognized at the annual USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon, part of the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C., on November 19. Check out USGBC's short videos about the recipients and their efforts to take action in building a more sustainable world: Moving the national market and impacting...

In Community 01.5.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: GreenScene series kicks off in January

Start the new year by engaging with your local green building community. USGBC National Capital Region is bringing back its popular GreenScene series. In January, the chapter will kick off our 2016 series with a special event that both recognizes its dedicated Greenbuild volunteers and introduces all attendees to new volunteer opportunities with its standing chapter committees. What: GreenScene Kickoff When: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Where: Knoll Showroom,...

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