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In Community 07.11.2014

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper July 2014

Click the links below to download our latest USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Did we mention that it's free?   1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet View previous freebies, and let us know in the comments: what wallpaper designs would you like to see?    //  

In Community 06.24.2014

Nominate a member for USGBC's inaugural Best of Building Awards

We're excited to announce our inaugural USGBC Best of Building Awards. The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making impact in green building. Nominees and winners are selected exclusively by USGBC members, a vibrant and diverse community of the world's leading organizations invested in sustainability.  We invite you to join us in recognizing the best of the best in the green building industry by nominating USGBC...

In Community 06.19.2014

Join the USGBC Board of Directors in 2015

Take part in shaping USGBC’s strategic direction and nominate yourself for the 2015 Board of Directors. The five open seats for the 2015 Board are: Product Manufacturer: pdf / online form Environmental Nonprofit Advocate: pdf / online form Sustainable Practice Leader Engineer: pdf / online form Insurance: pdf / online form Urban/Regional Planner: pdf / online form Online forms will be available for submission on July 1....

In Community 06.10.2014

Tools for bringing green schools to communities everywhere

Green schools initiatives provide a clear avenue to reach new audiences outside of the green building profession, generating both interest and tangible results. USGBC’s chapter network works creatively through Green School s programs, including Green Schools Challenges, to raise awareness about high-performing buildings , expanding the reach of USGBC’s mission and vision. Check out some Green Schools Challenge resources developed by the chapter network with support of the 2013...

In Community 07.8.2014

Nominate yourself to join the 2015 Board of Directors

Nominate yourself today for the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors, and take part in shaping USGBC’s strategic direction.  Click the links below to submit your nomination for the following seats. Product Manufacturer (pdf)The Product Manufacturer seat is open to a senior-level executive whose sustainable building product systems and/or materials contribute to transforming the marketplace for green buildings and communities. A thought leader in regional, national, or...

In Community 06.20.2014

Partnering to advance youth-led community sustainability and green jobs

With roughly 38 million U.S. households eligible for weatherization, 19 million abandoned properties, rising energy costs and environmental impacts that disproportionately threaten poor communities, it is time to unleash the power of every communities’ most untapped resource—its youth.  There are about 3.5 million 16- to 24-year olds living in poverty that are neither in school nor employed. Let’s work together to train and employ them to breathe life back into their...

In Community 06.17.2014

Welcome new USGBC members: June 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 May 14 to June 16, 2014. Wilson Allen Kaue Fakri Consultoria ARM Caribbean Ltd. Enersolv Design & Build Ltd. School district 43 Radial Engineering /...

In Community 06.9.2014

Detroit offers builders, developers and dreamers a unique opportunity

First: a quick history lesson.  A century ago, as a revolution was taking root that would transform America from a largely agrarian country into a muscular, industrial one, one city in particular found itself playing catch-up with all that progress.  Detroit, which seemingly overnight had emerged as the epicenter of the auto manufacturing industry, found itself a city faced with a deepening housing crisis as tens of thousands of workers, many of them from the rural South, started...

In Community 06.25.2014

Membership 101

Membership is the heart and soul of USGBC. And with USGBC membership there's something for everyone. What types of membership are available? As a corporate member, your organization joins a national community of tens of thousands of USGBC member organizations and their millions of employees. Our members are working everyday to design, construct, maintain and operate green buildings throughout the world. As a chapter member, you join a local community of individuals who are...

In Community 06.20.2014

An “Above and Beyond Volunteer” paves the way for change in Texas

We're excited to introduce one of our most recent Above and Beyond Volunteers, Jeffrey Florey. Above and Beyond Volunteers are volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement.  Jeffrey is a tireless advocate for sustainability and constantly uses his platforms to defend the USGBC brand from an increasing number of attacks. Jeffrey also wears more than one hat at USGBC North Texas. He is a leader in the chapter’s advocacy...

In Community 06.13.2014

Video: Platinum membership means leadership

Green buildings offer the single greatest opportunity to reduce environmental impact while benefiting your bottom line. We’re not the only ones who think so — 88 of the Fortune 100 companies use the LEED rating system. Our platinum level members are leading USGBC’s global network, continuously raising the bar and driving progress in sustainability. Learn more about membership.

In Community 06.3.2014

USGBC+: Detroit is dying, Detroit is rising

USGBC+, the new membership magazine of the U.S. Green Building Council, explores the life and work of the people who design and craft intelligent, high-performance buildings and spaces, bringing to light the creativity and passion behind every green building project.   Our first issue features a close-up look at sustainable development in Detroit. Read the full article at plus.usgbc.org. As Detroit rebounds from its lowest lows, some see the opportunity to make sustainable...

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