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In Community 07.28.2015

Holistic Approach [USGBC+ July/August 2015]

This article was originally published in the July/August 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. 100 Resilient Cities program helps urban areas around the globe meet 21st-century challenges. Travel just about as far west as you can along Interstate 10 in Texas and you’ll find El Paso, a city of 675,000 hugging the U.S.-Mexico border. Like other urban areas around the world, El Paso strives to provide its citizens with access to healthcare and social services among its most...

In Community 07.15.2015

USGBC Board of Directors announces governance evolution for USGBC

USGBC was founded 22 years ago with a governance structure appropriate for a U.S.-based, start-up NGO with a transformational mission. Our governance required passionate and talented individuals who represented all of the perspectives from the built environment to bring our mission to life. Two decades later, USGBC has inspired the LEED certification of billions of square feet in more than 150 countries. The business environment is more complex, and our industry is affected by globalization,...

In Community 07.2.2015

USGBC welcomes two chapters as integrated regions

Today, we are excited to welcome two USGBC chapters as integrated regions of USGBC National. Welcome to Wisconsin and Iowa! (In June we welcomed Georgia, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, South Carolina, Central Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, and in April we welcomed the USGBC National Capital Region). This transition comes as part of our exciting chapter network evolution, which is piloting a new model for USGBC chapters and local market engagement. This will...

In Community 06.30.2015

Convergence 2015 kicks off with community service projects [video]

USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence 2015, is taking place this week in San Diego, Calif. Convergence brings together the USGBC community—volunteers, chapters, committees, Board of Directors, staff and other green building leaders—to learn from each other and work on advancing USGBC’s mission of green buildings for all within a generation. Convergence is about a spirit of volunteerism and collaboration and giving as much as you gain. Our amazing volunteers and...

In Community 07.17.2015

USGBC moves forward in building an integrated network [video]

Over the last couple of years USGBC has been making strides to build an integrated network and pioneer a new model for USGBC chapters and local market engagement. Through an open and honest dialogue with chapters, we are moving towards closer alignment, as well as greater consistency and clarity in the marketplace.  In our video below, you will hear from USGBC leaders including Kimberly Lewis, Doug Widener and Rick Fedrizzi, about the efforts we are making to strengthen our...

In Community 07.15.2015

Join the USGBC Advisory Council in 2016

Provide visionary guidance to USGBC on policy and initiatives across the sustainability movement, and nominate yourself to join the Advisory Council in the first USGBC Advisory Council election! There are six open seats for the 2016 Advisory Council: Facility Management and Operations: PDF/Online form Educator (Post-Secondary): PDF/Online form Developer/Real Estate Services: PDF/Online form Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets: PDF/Online form Business to Consumer Leader...

In Community 07.1.2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Convergence Volunteer Awards honorees

Convergence 2015 is wrapping up in San Diego after three days of collaboration, education and motivation. Before we close out this annual mid-year meeting, we want to be sure to highlight those who were recognized at Monday evening’s Volunteer Awards Reception and Dinner. Six awards were given out to a total of nine individual and groups for their incredible work and leadership over the past year. We congratulate all of the awardees and thank them for their tremendous contributions....

In Community 06.28.2015

Convergence at USGBC: San Diego, Calif.

Today we kick off Convergence at USGBC in San Diego, Calif. Convergence is our annual mid-year event that’s part knowledge exchange, part inspirational infusion, and part family reunion. Throughout history, humans have gathered to find commonalities, share ideas, and collectively bring their best forward. Those are the outcomes we seek this summer, as we convene our community for engagement and action. Converging is at the core of what we do at USGBC. Over our 22-year history, we...

In Community 07.16.2015

USGBC's Los Angeles Chapter gears up for a week of Green Apple impact

With this year’s Green Apple Day of Service scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, the USGBC Los Angeles Chapter is setting their sights high on a week of impact and fun. The recently-released “Green Apple Week Activity Toolkit” is a guide for all of us to find ways to engage students in learning about conservation and sustainability. With a focus on one impact each day of the week starting on Monday, Sept 21, projects will highlight the importance of water and...

In Community 07.9.2015

Register today to attend the Midsummer Night’s Green

The event of the summer is just one week away! A Midsummer Night’s Green brings together the most influential, most connected, and most informed people in green building in the Washington metro area—and you can be among them! What can you expect? Fabulous networking (with these folks), refreshing cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a photo station, monumental views, and excitement as we look ahead to hosting Greenbuild in November.  A Midsummer Night...

In Community 07.1.2015

Convergence focuses on chapter network evolution and strategic discussions [video]

USGBC community advancement is all about bringing together our volunteers and leaders throughout the country, and a big part Convergence 2015 has been focused on our chapter network evolution. Monday's activities were volunteerism-focused, and Tuesday’s activities celebrated strategic discussions, which included opening remarks from Donnel Baird, CEO of BlocPower, which works with American inner cities to create jobs through clean energy projects. We also heard from the newly formed...

In Community 06.25.2015

Clayton Moses Audi: Greenbuild scholarship profile

For the past seven years USGBC has made Greenbuild accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to attend through a scholarship program. At Greenbuild 2014, 156 individuals received some type of scholarship to Greenbuild. Scholarship recipients represent a diversity of people from around the world. Each has a story to tell. Each brings their own passion to their work. Each has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all. As we lead up to Greenbuild 2015 in...

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