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In Community 04.18.2014

Hear what others have to say about the benefits of USGBC membership

Why should your organization become a USGBC member?  We asked hundreds of members what they value about their membership. Here's what they had to say. "Love the new platinum membership and the engagement I get with USGBC team!" "USGBC is doing some of the best work by any association or organization in this field." "I have a lot off affinity with the USGBC's values, goals and achievements." "USGBC provides value and good services." "USGBC is the place to be if you are serious about green...

In Community 04.2.2014

We're here to help

There have been a lot of changes around here lately. LEED v4 has launched, and it’s bolder, more specialized, and designed for a better user experience. We introduced a new and improved LEED Online, which allows you to streamline your LEED project management experience, organize your work, and engage with your whole team. LEED professional credential exams are coming, which will feature LEED v4 content. Our new online learning platform, Education @USGBC, makes it easy to grow your...

In Community 03.12.2014

Guide: USGBC San Diego brings sustainability to non-profits

Looking for a new way to bring green building education to your community? The USGBC San Diego Chapter’s Green Assistance Program is bringing sustainable design strategies to non-profits in Balboa Park, allowing the organizations to turn building energy and cost savings into new funding streams for community-focused programs. To help the non-profits achieve LEED certification at a low cost, the Green Assistance Program engages volunteer building professionals looking for design...

In Community 01.28.2014

Meet USGBC: Mika Kania

Mika Kania, LEED Associate How long have you been at USGBC?  Almost 3 years Where's your hometown? Milwaukee, Wisconsin What are you most excited about in the green building industry? Green building's continued expansion into developing countries. What's your favorite part of working for USGBC? Being surrounded by the most motivated people I have ever met (and the free coffee :) And how do you get to work? Bike Most memorable professional experience? Observing GBCs and LEED practitioners...

In Community 04.15.2014

Welcome new USGBC members: April 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 March 14 to April 14, 2014. Learn more about membership. AAI ABS Systems acla:works Aigu Consulting Alan Scherr Associates, LLC All Phase Consulting, LLLP...

In Community 03.28.2014

Freebie Friday: What will your desktop be wearing this season?

Is your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone looking a little... well... tired? We have a remedy! Download our free USGBC device wallpaper, and get ready for a quick pick me up every time you open your screen. And check back often—we’ll be offering new wallpapers and other freebies throughout the year. Any wallpaper designs you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments. 1680x1050 2560x1440 Mobile Tablet

In Community 02.20.2014

Meet USGBC: Sean Fish

Sean Fish, Associate, LEED Your hometown Potomac, Maryland How long have you been at USGBC? 3 years How do you get to work? I ride my bike! What's your typical day like? Each day brings new and exciting challenges as I get to work on helping to improve LEED globally. Recently I've been thinking a lot about how to make LEED more accessible for projects using natural ventilation strategies. But no two days are exactly the same. Outside of work, I try to work out for about an hour each day. It's...

In Community 01.23.2014

2013 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award: Intel Corporation

At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards. USGBC Platinum member Intel Corporation was selected as the recipient of the inaugural Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award. Intel is an industry trailblazer that raises the bar for sustainable operations. It has been the largest voluntary purchaser of green power...

In Community 04.7.2014

A call to action: advance sustainability in your community (and get CE hours, too)

You’re a green building professional. But what other hats do you wear? Are you active in your church? Are you on the board of the local food bank? Do you volunteer with your local PTA? We all have lives outside of green building, but that doesn’t mean we have to take off our LEED professional badge when we’re wearing another hat. Our expertise is valuable and can help advance sustainability within social service, cultural, faith, educational and many other community-based...

In Community 03.26.2014
Photo credit: Eric Vance

Why the White House supports faith and community leaders in addressing the environment

Faith-based organizations own and operate over 400,000 buildings in the United States and are pillars in the communities they serve. Great potential exists to advance building health and performance while integrating sustainability into people’s lives through this sector, and you can get involved now. It’s not just USGBC who thinks this is important. On February 27, Kimberly Lewis and I attended a White House event, “Faith-based and Community Leaders Addressing...

In Community 01.30.2014

2013 President's Award: Gerald Hines, Hines Interest Limited Partnership

At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards. Gerald Hines, founder and chairman of Hines Interest Limited Partnership, was awarded the 2013 President’s Award. Hines is a longtime leader in the real estate industry with an unparalleled commitment to green building. With more than 100 million square feet of...

In Community 01.16.2014

2013 Leadership in LEED Award: Joel Ann Todd

At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards. Joel Ann Todd, chair of the LEED Steering Committee from 2009 through 2013, is the recipient of the Leadership in LEED Award. She has been involved in the green building movement for more than 20 years and is a longtime USGBC volunteer leader and advocate for LEED....

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