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In Greenbuild 06.18.2014

Greenbuild 2014 registration now open

Registration for the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is now open. When: Expo: Oct. 22-23, Conference: Oct. 22-24Where: Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA Register today Greenbuild offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to sustainability for three exhilarating days. Known for its delectable food and live music, New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations and the perfect backdrop...

In Community 06.13.2014

Video: Platinum membership means leadership

Green buildings offer the single greatest opportunity to reduce environmental impact while benefiting your bottom line. We’re not the only ones who think so — 88 of the Fortune 100 companies use the LEED rating system. Our platinum level members are leading USGBC’s global network, continuously raising the bar and driving progress in sustainability. Learn more about membership.

In LEED 06.12.2014

New tools for LEED v4 O+M projects

LEED is more than a set of requirements, it’s a comprehensive program supported by a suite of tools and resources. With LEED v4, in addition to working on the rating systems, USGBC also focused a great deal of attention on the customer experience. And the development process did not end with LEED v4 being launched. We are still looking for new ways to add support for project teams. Plan and policy templates  We’ve created templates for the plans and policies required in the...

In Initiatives 06.10.2014

Thank you, Holland sisters!

Big thanks to the Holland sisters, who met their goal and raised $25,000 for Project Haiti. Over the last six months, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11) Holland worked tirelessly to promote Invitation to Dream--a collection of cool bedtime ballads sung by sister Devon. 100% of the profits from CD sales went directly towards Project Haiti, and have helped us get closer to our goal of breaking ground on what will be the first LEED-certified orphanage in...

In Community 06.17.2014

Welcome new USGBC members: June 2014

At USGBC, we couldn't do what we do without our members. It is through their commitment, expertise, and engagement, that our movement continues to thrive. Every day, we are making our way toward a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous future.   We want to wish a warm welcome to the organizations who joined from May 14 to June 16, 2014. Wilson Allen Kaue Fakri Consultoria ARM Caribbean Ltd. Enersolv Design & Build Ltd. School district 43 Radial Engineering /...

In LEED 06.12.2014

Video: Get started with Education @USGBC

Education @USGBC is the one-stop shop for managing your staff's professional development and continuing education needs. In this video you can learn how to allocate and distribute access to education hours for multiple employees on the Education @USGBC platform. Also, did you know that USGBC members at the Silver, Gold, or Platinum level, already have access to Education @USGBC? Purchase a subscription, or contact us at [email protected] if you're looking for a...

In LEED 06.11.2014

EMSI: 100 LEED Certified Projects and Counting

The other day I had the honor of presenting EMSI—a long-time partner of USGBC’s—with a LEED plaque for their 100th LEED-certified building in mainland China and Singapore.  EMSI’s 100th project, China Development Bank and Beijing Financial Street Holding, is equipped with the most advanced and innovative technologies—a breathing curtain wall, ice storage system and a low temperature air supply system, so as to achieve significant energy savings of more than 20...

In Community 06.10.2014

Tools for bringing green schools to communities everywhere

Green schools initiatives provide a clear avenue to reach new audiences outside of the green building profession, generating both interest and tangible results. USGBC’s chapter network works creatively through Green School s programs, including Green Schools Challenges, to raise awareness about high-performing buildings , expanding the reach of USGBC’s mission and vision. Check out some Green Schools Challenge resources developed by the chapter network with support of the 2013...

In Media 06.17.2014

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Certification for World Cup Stadiums

Brazil is the Fifth Largest Among the Top Five Markets for LEED-Certified Buildings in the World Maracanã, South America’s Largest Stadium, Will Host Final World Cup Game Washington, D.C. — (17 June 2014) — Today, in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that several World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro....

In Industry 06.12.2014

Women, Sports and the Environment Symposium in July

At the heart of the Green Sports Alliance is the goal to leverage the power of the sports industry to create broad cultural change as it pertains to environmental stewardship, community health and sustainability. A key part of this vision is to ensure all members of the sports community are actively engaged and using their unique skills to advance the green sports movement, and the Women, Sports and the Environment (WSE) Symposium provides an opportunity to convene and support women from all...

In LEED 06.11.2014

Green Building 101: What is indoor environmental quality?

Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today. What is indoor environmental quality? Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) encompasses the conditions inside a building—air quality, lighting, thermal conditions, ergonomics—and their effects on occupants or residents. Strategies for addressing IEQ include those that...

In Community 06.9.2014

Detroit offers builders, developers and dreamers a unique opportunity

First: a quick history lesson.  A century ago, as a revolution was taking root that would transform America from a largely agrarian country into a muscular, industrial one, one city in particular found itself playing catch-up with all that progress.  Detroit, which seemingly overnight had emerged as the epicenter of the auto manufacturing industry, found itself a city faced with a deepening housing crisis as tens of thousands of workers, many of them from the rural South, started...

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