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In Community 10.7.2014

Elect the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors: Your vote counts

The Board of Directors election period is now open. Have you cast your vote? VOTE Each year, USGBC members have a unique opportunity to shape USGBC's future by electing its national Board members. Your vote is critical and it influences key decisions about how USGBC serves you, educates the industry, and advances the mission. A minimum of 10% of USGBC member organizations must vote. That's why it's especially important for you to take a moment to vote. USGBC elections follow...

In Community 09.24.2014

Get closer to nature just 30 minutes at a time

This summer, USGBC’s Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA) hosted the first annual 30x30 Nature Challenge, where the chapter challenged Wisconsin residents, communities and organizations to pledge to spend at least 30 minutes in nature for 30 days straight. WGBA had nearly 1,500 people pledge to take the challenge! Nature is one of the most affordable, accessible, and equitable forms of preventative medicine. Contact with nature relieves stress, increases...

In Community 09.17.2014

Announcing the Best of Building Award winners

USGBC is proud to announce the winners of its first annual Best of Building Awards. The Best of Building Awards recognizes the year’s best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively be the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of the world’s leading organizations invested in sustainability. We invite you to join us in celebrating this year’s award winners....

In Community 09.9.2014

The USGBC 2013 Annual Report is now live!

Take a peek inside the doors of 2101 L Street. In our 2013 annual report, we turn the spotlight onto our talented USGBC employees—200 (and growing!) men and women who are as interesting as the built environment they work to transform. Read the report today

In Community 09.25.2014

Climate March coverage from BuildingGreen

This article originally appeared on BuildingGreen on Sept. 22, 2014. Maybe, if enough of us March, and plan, and make smart choices, we’ll have a chance at beating this thing.  I'm not a frequent social activist. In fact, I haven’t been to a major rally since my college days. But when my teenage daughter gets excited about something I care about, I'm all in! And she was getting excited by the social media buzz about the People's Climate March. So, with some last minute...

In Community 09.23.2014

USGBC celebrates World Green Building Week with Green Apple Day of Service

The World Green Building Council’s World Green Building Week is in now full swing, celebrating the efforts of Green Building Councils (GBC) from 100 countries around the world, which represent more than 27,000 organizations. From Sept. 22-27, 2014, GBCs are taking part in events that encourage people to take direct action and make an environmental difference in their communities—or as this year's theme puts it, to “Get Up, Green Up.”  Celebrate through Green...

In Community 09.16.2014

New USGBC merchandise available in the store

Have you visited our store recently? Stop by and check out some of our new merchandise, like our USGBC-branded Hardcover Journal by Ecosystem, and our Insulated Water Bottle by Klean Kanteen. Or, be sure to pick up the official Green Apple Day of Service T-Shirt, just in time for the 2014 Day of Service on September 27. And let us know if you're a happy shopper by leaving product feedback in the all-new comment section. Lets get shopping!

In Community 09.3.2014

Submit your nomination for the 2014 Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award

Thanks in large part to dedicated volunteers who contribute to the green building movement, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. Each year the USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative. Malcolm Lewis was an agent of change who spent 30 years driving the green building movement, and motivating others to do the same. Brendan Owens has...

In Community 09.24.2014

World Green Building Council releases new report on healthy green buildings

Today, the World Green Building Council (WGBC) released a new report showing a direct correlation between the healthy green building principles of an office space and the overall wellbeing of employees. The report, Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices: The Next Chapter for Green Building, reviews common green building features; including, air quality, lighting, biophilia and interior layout. WGBC CEO, Jane Henley, explains, “Few businesses understand the relationship between...

In Community 09.22.2014

Announcing candidates for the 2015 Board of Directors election

Each year, USGBC’s growing member community influences the future of our movement by volunteering to serve on our Board of Directors and participating in a dynamic election. After a competitive evaluation process, the following candidates have been selected to run in the election for the five open elected seats on the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors, which opens on Oct. 1, 2014. 2015 Candidates for the Board of Directors  Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer (3) Tom Marseille (WSP)...

In Community 09.15.2014

CrowdComfort launches pilot program at USGBC headquarters

 USGBC's headquarters in Washington, D.C., have just become the newest location of a CrowdComfort pilot launch.   As the creators of LEED, USGBC believes in advancing the green building movement and supporting new technologies in energy efficiency and sustainability. CrowdComfort offers building owners, operators and occupants a new and powerful way to share information about comfort, maintenance and safety issues with an easy to use smart device application....

In Community 08.28.2014

A message from Rick Fedrizzi: USGBC and ACC to advance LEED

For those of you who attended the Greenbuild opening plenary last year, you’ll remember I asked everyone – green building enthusiasts, newcomers, and others – to “join us” in our critical work. Green building is an inclusive movement. From people, to planet, to profit, it is a revolution that benefits us all, collectively. That's why I am pleased to report that USGBC and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced an important initiative this week. As...

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