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In Community 03.26.2014
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Why the White House supports faith and community leaders in addressing the environment

Faith-based organizations own and operate over 400,000 buildings in the United States and are pillars in the communities they serve. Great potential exists to advance building health and performance while integrating sustainability into people’s lives through this sector, and you can get involved now. It’s not just USGBC who thinks this is important. On February 27, Kimberly Lewis and I attended a White House event, “Faith-based and Community Leaders Addressing...

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 03.12.2014

Guide: USGBC San Diego brings sustainability to non-profits

Looking for a new way to bring green building education to your community? The USGBC San Diego Chapter’s Green Assistance Program is bringing sustainable design strategies to non-profits in Balboa Park, allowing the organizations to turn building energy and cost savings into new funding streams for community-focused programs. To help the non-profits achieve LEED certification at a low cost, the Green Assistance Program engages volunteer building professionals looking for design...

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 02.20.2014

Meet USGBC: Sean Fish

Sean Fish, Associate, LEED Your hometown Potomac, Maryland How long have you been at USGBC? 3 years How do you get to work? I ride my bike! What's your typical day like? Each day brings new and exciting challenges as I get to work on helping to improve LEED globally. Recently I've been thinking a lot about how to make LEED more accessible for projects using natural ventilation strategies. But no two days are exactly the same. Outside of work, I try to work out for about an hour each day. It's...

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...

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