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In Community 08.4.2015

Commitment to Quality [USGBC+ July/August 2015]

This article was originally published in the July/August 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. Mexico City’s Instituto Thomas Jefferson looks for ways to make its sustainability efforts as impactful as possible. For 37 years, the Instituto Thomas Jefferson (ITJ) has been a forerunner for social emotional learning, project-based education, and student-powered innovation. Today, its mission is campus-wide sustainability on all fronts—from LEED-certified buildings to...

In Community 07.30.2015

Wes Sullens goes above and beyond to improve materials selection and use in the built...

This month, Wes Sullens 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. Wes currently serves as the Chair of the Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group and is a member of the LEED Technical Committee and the Supply Chain Optimization Working Group. Wes also represents USGBC as Vice Chair of the ASHRAE Standard 189.1 Committee for High Performance Green...

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 08.1.2015

USGBC welcomes four chapters as integrated regions

Today, we are excited to welcome four USGBC chapters as integrated regions of USGBC National. Welcome to Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Nevada!  (In July we welcomed 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...

In Community 07.29.2015

Nominate yourself today to join the 2016 Advisory Council

The new Advisory Council will provide USGBC with the industry insights and deep technical experience that are critical to USGBC as it seeks to position itself for future success. Online self-nomination applications for this new opportunity are open until Friday, August 14, 2015, at 5 pm PT for the following six seats: Facility Management and Operations: Open to a facility or property manager with experience championing sustainability integration within facilities management operations. (PDF/...

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 07.31.2015

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper July 2015

Download our latest USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Did we mention that it's free?   (Click the links below to download.) 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet And while you're at it, view previous freebies from January and April, as well as wallpaper downloads from last year: March and July. What wallpaper is on your wishlist? Leave us a note in the comments.

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...

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