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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....

In Community 12.17.2013

2013 Leadership in the Private Sector Award: Mike McNally, Skanska USA

At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards. Mike McNally, president and CEO of Skanska USA, received the 2013 Leadership in the Private Sector Award. In addition to being an ardent supporter of LEED, USGBC and the green building movement, McNally demonstrated extraordinary commitment to healthier indoor environments...

In Community 11.27.2013

20 years of USGBC: Thanksgiving recap

Over the past few months, we’ve been cataloging our favorite USGBC memories in our 20 years of USGBC series. We hope you've enjoyed taking a walk down memory lane, and learning from our wonderful community about their most cherished USGBC moments. Alex Zimmerman talked about the people behind the early days of LEED, and David Gottfried shared USGBC's ten ingredient recipe for transforming the building industry. Jeremy Poling discussed striving for zero in The Thing About...

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 01.9.2014

2013 Center for Green Schools President's Award: Mary Spilde, Lane Community College

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. Mary Spilde, president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore., received the 2013 Center for Green Schools President's Award, one of two awards given each year to outstanding college and university presidents, one from a two-year and one from a four-year institution...

In Community 12.9.2013

A Greenbuild Scholarship Recipient's Story

DuWayne Baird, an emerging construction professional in Central Ohio, was one of 50 people to receive a full scholarship to attend Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia last month. In his blog post, he shares his Greenbuild story, one filled with networking, inspiration, advocacy and education. Read it here.

In Community 11.27.2013

Schoolyard revitalization effort in Philly wins USGBC Malcolm Lewis Award

The USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative. In 2013, we received nine impressive nominations. Receiving over 2,000 likes, shares and comments on Facebook, the Hackett Schoolyard Revitalization Effort was chosen as the community favorite and was recognized at Greenbuild last week. It's a partnership that aims to transform the Hackett Schoolyard in Philadelphia into a vibrant, sustainable and green...

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 12.20.2013

USGBC Georgia Chapter attracts new audiences with high performance healthy schools message

In regions where words like “sustainable” and “green” have difficulty gaining traction, supporters of green building look to alternative methods of getting the message out. The USGBC – Georgia Chapter’s 2013 High Performance Healthy Schools Summit looked to a broad audience of parents, students, and educators to address a growing need for healthier learning spaces for the state’s children. The 2013 summit attracted well over 200...

In Community 12.2.2013

20 years of USGBC: Greening your own path

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. I was working as a Marketing Director for a smaller building product manufacture in 2003 when the opportunity was presented to me to join the USGBC and travel to Pittsburgh to attend this...

In Community 11.21.2013

20 years of LEED: In loving memory

Every year since 2001 I have attended Greenbuild as part of Malcolm Lewis’s team from CTG. Malcolm was an innovator, instigator, guru and wise man of the green building movement. And nobody loved Greenbuild more than Malcolm. Like a kid in a candy shop, Malcolm was bright eyed with enthusiasm about all the information to learn, all the opportunities to create, and most importantly, all the friends to embrace. Always easy to spot, his bald head towering above the crowd, his eyes would...

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