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In Community 11.13.2013
Dell Children's Medical Center garden. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family

Case of déjà vu: Two LEED Platinum ceremonies 5 years apart

On a beautiful October afternoon in Austin, Texas, Seton Healthcare Family associates and guests celebrated another world’s first achievement for Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. The W.H. and Elaine McCarty South Tower is the first project in the world to achieve LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) Platinum certification. Dell Children’s executives welcomed guests and recognized community partners and project team consultants for their contributions. Members of the...

In Community 11.8.2013

USGBC Members Elect Six 2014 Directors

From Oct. 1-30, 2013, USGBC members participated in the annual election of the USGBC Board of Directors. Six directors were elected, most of which for a three-year term and representing the perspectives listed below. At its recent meeting, the Board additionally appointed three directors and two directors were elected by the Board to serve as Chair-Elect and Treasurer. Stay tuned for those details in a forthcoming press release. Please join USGBC in welcoming the following elected directors to...

In Community 11.1.2013

20 years of USGBC: The thing about numbers

This article is part of a series of stories from USGBC's community celebrating 20 years of green building triumphs. Take a walk down memory lane with USGBC, as we reflect on favorite moments and share memories from the last 20 years. Share your own green building triumphs using #USGBC20. There is a very important number showing up on the USGBC website often these days. Like many engineers, I’m fascinated with numbers. Why do Buses Come in Threes? points out how...

In Community 10.23.2013

Meet USGBC: Fleming Roberts

  What's your name and title at USGBC? Fleming Roberts, Policy and Advocacy Associate. How long have you worked here? Since the summer of 2012. How do you get to work? I walk, ruining many pairs of flats in the process.  Your hometown? Wilmington, NC. Fill in the blank: We are _______... ...all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves (Jean Guitton.) Most memorable professional experience? Having our Senior VP compliment my work for the first time in a staff meeting ranks high on...

In Community 11.11.2013

Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! Stories of building green in faith communities

Voting is now open for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC’s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights one of the nominees. A good story can enrich our knowledge through the wisdom of experience. LEED Fellow and author, Holley Henderson, can attest to the power of stories – she just led a team of volunteers to gather the stories of five LEED-...

In Community 11.7.2013

Board Snapshot: October 2013

The USGBC Board of Directors convened in Austin, Texas, from Oct. 23-24, 2013. Rather than an official record of the proceedings, we've summarized the highlights from the meetings. Official meeting minutes will be available online after they have been approved by the Board of Directors in December. View approved USGBC Board meeting minutes through Aug. 29, 2013 » Board Meeting Highlights Leadership Discussed the 2014 USGBC Board of Directors election Approved three...

In Community 10.29.2013

Join USGBC's annual Meeting of the Members

Are you an employee of a USGBC Member? If so, you're invited to join USGBC's annual Meeting of the Members. When: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 8:00-8:30 amWhere: Grand Ballroom AB, 300 Level, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia Register today P.S. The member meeting is taking place at Greenbuild 2013 — the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Are you planning to be there? Learn more and register today.

In Community 10.14.2013

Elect the 2014 USGBC Board of Directors: Your vote counts

Have you cast your vote? The Board of Directors election period opened on Oct. 1 and runs for 30 days. A minimum of 10% of USGBC member organizations must vote. That's why it's especially important for you to take a moment and vote now! 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. This...

In Community 11.8.2013

Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! – Green Schools from San Bernardino to Detroit

Voting is now open for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC’s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights two of the nominees.  Where We Learn MATTAs Peggy Matta and the USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter put students first. For this year’s Green Apple Day of Service, Peggy and her team collaborated with the USGBC Northwest Ohio Chapter, the USGBC...

In Community 11.5.2013

Vote Now – Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award

Thanks to its dedicated volunteers, who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. You now have the chance to choose which volunteer-driven project had the highest impact this year. The winner will be given the prestigious Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award that recognizes the contributions of volunteers to USGBC’s vision of green buildings for...

In Community 10.28.2013

Calling all green professionals of faith

In August, Reverend Sally Bingham from Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) called on the USGBC Community to support the greening of congregations in her article, “Partnering for Faithful Stewardship.” In conjunction with USGBC’s partnerships with IPL and other faith-based partners like GreenFaith, National Religious Partnership on the Environment, Conference of Catholic Facility Managers and Energy Star for Congregations, we’ve see an awesome outpouring of interest in our...

In Community 10.1.2013

Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award – Planting a SEED

Thanks in part to its dedicated volunteers who contributed 500,000 hours to the green building movement in 2012 alone, the USGBC community continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project or initiative that supports USGBC’s mission. 2013 nominations are open through Oct. 30. For more details,...

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