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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,...

In Community 09.18.2013

Meet USGBC: Christina Kuo

What's your name and position at USGBC?Christina Kuo, State and Local Campaign Manager.How long have you been at USGBC? Just two months!What's your hometown? West Bloomfield, Michigan. I've lived in Taiwan and England as well - but I like to say that I'm mostly from Michigan. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?Former President Bill Clinton. If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Storm from X-Men. What are you currently reading?I have more than one book...

In Community 09.10.2013

Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! award – sustainability through the eyes of children

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,...

In Community 08.29.2013

High school sustainability curriculum helps students achieve LEED Green Associate in...

South Carolina recently became the first state to offer a High School Sustainability Curriculum program, developed by the USGBC South Carolina Chapter, which now boasts graduates who have achieved their LEED Green Associate credentials.   Students in the Sustainability Curriculum program learn how to use materials, energy, room size, and orientation to improve building efficiency and minimize environmental impacts. Following their time in the program, three Sustainability...

In Community 09.24.2013

Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award – Reclaim + Remake

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,...

In Community 09.17.2013

Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award – Democratic National Convention sustainability legacy...

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,...

In Community 09.3.2013

Nominations open for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award

Thanks in part 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. The Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious annual award, recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative that supports USGBC’s mission.  This award honors Malcolm Lewis, Ph.D., the founder of Constructive Technologies Group,...

In Community 08.28.2013

Building a better Detroit one block at a time

A recent Atlantic Cities article, “Hysteria and Racist Screeds over HUD Plans to Map Neighborhood Diversity,” reminded people that racism and classism is very much alive in the U.S.  Growing up in the “rich white suburbs” north of Detroit, I was taught to be afraid of the city; it was an inherent part of life and culture where I grew up. So when I joined members of USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter at the Better Block Detroit event a few weeks ago, I made sure to keep...

In Community 09.24.2013

Announcing candidates for the 2014 Board of Directors election

Updated Oct. 17, 2013 Each year, USGBC’s growing member community influences the future of our movement by volunteering to serve on our Board of Directors and participating in a dynamic election. On behalf of the Nominating Working Group, I am truly excited to announce the following 17-candidate election slate for the six open seats on the 2014 Board of Directors. Constructor of BuildingsJames Stawniczy, Lend LeaseReed Thomas, JE Dunn ConstructionSara O’Mara, Choate Construction...

In Community 09.16.2013

World Green Building Week 2013

Today kicks off the World Green Building Council’s World Green Building Week, celebrating the efforts of Green Building Councils (GBC) from 98 countries throughout the world, which represent more than 25,000 organizations. From Sept. 16 – 20, 2013, there will be service events taking place in line with this year’s theme: “Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People.” USGBC is celebrating World Green Building Week by participating in a number of Green Apple...

In Community 08.30.2013

20 years of USGBC: The green building holy grail

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.During the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, many of us in the energy efficiency arena searched for the holy grail of metrics. How do we measure energy savings?  How do we quantify what we do...

In Community 08.26.2013

How do I get there? An open letter to students and Emerging Professionals

Dear Students & Emerging Professionals,My name is Matt Murphy. I graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and am an Architect with RMTA in Kansas City, MO. I’ve been serving as a volunteer for USGBC at the regional level for nearly a year, and I now ask each of you to step up and also serve. By bolstering others to find their voice in this movement, we can pass on the skills and experiences necessary to build the bench of future leaders to ensure we...

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