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In Community 08.26.2015

Greenbuilding Brasil focuses on 'Doing'

The spirit and excitement of USGBC’s global community collaborative flowed through the City of Sao Paulo earlier this month as we gathered with Green Building Council Brasil (GBC Brasil) for its annual Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference & Expo. This is the second year that USGBC has joined forces with GBC Brasil and Informa Exhibitions to produce a show for the South American market that offers the same level of education and community engagement that Greenbuild has brought...

In Community 08.21.2015

LEED for Homes spotlight: The Dinerstein Companies

Last week, USGBC honored seven outstanding home builders, developers and projects that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in residential green building by awarding them with prestigious LEED for Homes awards. This week, we would love to tell you more about one of those shining examples of green building mastery and environmental stewardship. Award Category: Outstanding Multifamily Builder Winner: The Dinerstein Companies (TDC) The Dinerstein Companies is no stranger to...

In Community 08.14.2015

Reducing Impact [USGBC+ July/August 2015]

This article was originally published in the July/August 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. Kaiser Permanente turns to renewable energy to create a healthier environment. To witness the profound effects of climate change, look no further than California’s Central Valley, where a record drought has left an eerily parched, dust-blown landscape. Scientists in California, the home state of healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente, are sounding dire warnings that unless...

In Community 08.7.2015

2015 Community Changemaker Volunteer Award: Nicole Ferrini [video]

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In 2015, six awards were given out to a total of nine individuals and groups whose dedication and commitment to assisting in USGBC's mission of creating a more sustainable built environment is demonstrated by their passion and hard work through volunteerism. In this article, we highlight the 2015...

In Community 08.25.2015

2015 Greenest Apple Volunteer Award: Chris Tyler [video]

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In 2015, six awards were given out to a total of nine individuals and groups whose dedication and commitment to assisting in USGBC's mission of creating a more sustainable built environment is demonstrated by their passion and hard work through volunteerism. In this article, we highlight the 2015...

In Community 08.20.2015

Get to know the Green Veterans Group of South Florida [podcast]

For this USGBC Podcast, we spotlight an organization like no other, whose mission is seldom addressed, but deeply needed. Centered around the development of training courses to provide practical green education and a pathway toward green career placement for armed service veterans, The Green Veterans Group based out of South Florida is approaching green jobs training and sustainability in a unique way. In cultivating a program that targets both rehabilitation, in-depth training, and career...

In Community 08.14.2015

Lisa Geason-Bauer goes above and beyond to improve the quality of life for all in...

This month, Lisa Geason-Bauer was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers—a volunteer leader whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement. Lisa, President at Evolution Marketing, LLC, supports the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance in planning and facilitating events. She has taken the opportunity whenever it has presented itself over the last seven years to promote the WGBA to Wisconsin businesses, not-for-profit organizations,...

In Community 08.6.2015

Apply for a scholarship to attend Greenbuild 2015 in Washington, DC

USGBC is excited to provide scholarship opportunities to attend Greenbuild 2015. Scholarships aim to increase access to Greenbuild and serve as a point of entry for people new to the green movement. Scholarships are competitive, and preference is given to individuals from under-represented audiences and who demonstrate a need for scholarship. These scholarships allow USGBC to invest in individuals who share our vision and want to be champions for the movement. Hear from a scholarship...

In Community 08.24.2015

Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! 2014 awardees continue to make an impact

In 2014, after receiving over numerous likes, shares and comments on Facebook, the Social Equity Pilot Credit was recognized at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans. Nine volunteers—Susan Kaplan, Joel Todd, Heather Rosenberg, Heather Joy, Brad Guy, Lance Hosey, Raphael Sperry, Shawn Hesse, Max Zahniser and Sara O’Mara—dedicated more than 250 volunteer hours to develop three LEED pilot credits addressing social equity in the built environment.  Their work did not...

In Community 08.14.2015

2015 Astounding Advocate Award: Renae Hesselink [video]

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In 2015, six awards were given out to a total of nine individuals and groups whose dedication and commitment to assisting in USGBC's mission of creating a more sustainable built environment is demonstrated by their passion and hard work through volunteerism. In this article, we highlight one of USGBC...

In Community 08.12.2015

Three days to self-nominate to join the 2016 Advisory Council

The self-nomination period for the 2016 USGBC Advisory Council will end in just three days. Applications close this Friday, August 14, 2015, at 5 pm PDT, so remember to apply before the deadline. The six open seats on the 2016 Advisory Council are: Real Estate Services/Developer: PDF/Online form Facility Management and Operations: PDF/Online form Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets: PDF/Online form Technology: PDF/Online form Business to Consumer Leader: PDF/...

In Community 08.5.2015

Submit your nomination for the 2015 Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award

Thanks in part to its dedicated volunteers who contribute to the green building movement each year, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative. This award honors Malcolm Lewis, Ph.D., the founder of Constructive Technologies Group, who served on USGBC’s board and chaired its Technical and...

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