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In Community 05.20.2014

A new magazine worthy of USGBC's transformative members: USGBC+

I am thrilled to announce the launch of USGBC+, the U.S. Green Building Council’s first ever magazine for our valued members. Members, look for it in your mailboxes this month. That plus sign in the title may appear diminutive, but it packs a huge punch. It signifies the work we do every day at USGBC to bring you the resources and support you need to take your green building efforts to unimagined heights. We’re experimenting with new ways to bring you green building stories,...

In Community 04.30.2014

Meet USGBC: Arnold Kee

What's your name and title at USGBC? Arnold M. Kee, Director of Continuing Education How long have you worked here? Five years (started in June 2009) How do you get to work? Our family of four commutes together by car Your hometown? Providence, Rhode Island Favorite part about working for USGBC? The opportunity to see the ways that USGBC operates as a eco-system. Ideas are created regarding how buildings shall be built and operated. Those ideas are then manifested in projects; credentials;...

In Community 04.15.2014

Welcome new USGBC members: April 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 March 14 to April 14, 2014. Learn more about membership. AAI ABS Systems acla:works Aigu Consulting Alan Scherr Associates, LLC All Phase Consulting, LLLP...

In Community 03.28.2014

Freebie Friday: What will your desktop be wearing this season?

Is your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone looking a little... well... tired? We have a remedy! Download our free USGBC device wallpaper, and get ready for a quick pick me up every time you open your screen. And check back often—we’ll be offering new wallpapers and other freebies throughout the year. Any wallpaper designs you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments. 1680x1050 2560x1440 Mobile Tablet

In Community 05.15.2014

Welcome new USGBC members: May 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 April 14 to May 14, 2014. Learn more about membership. ABID HUSAIN CONSULTANTSACF West, Inc.Acquisition Business Consultants, IncAlumiglass LLCAndron Construction...

In Community 04.28.2014

Join us on Twitter to chat about USGBC membership

USGBC is your entry point into the world of green building. Every day USGBC connects people and business, turning ideas into action — and membership in USGBC is how your organization kicks it up a notch. Join us for a week-long membership conversation on Twitter in the beginning of May. Already a member? Use the hashtag #USGBCmember and tweet us to tell us why. USGBC membership: Twitter campaignMay 5-9, 2014twitter.com/usgbc#USGBCmember With a bold commitment to healthier, more...

In Community 04.7.2014

A call to action: advance sustainability in your community (and get CE hours, too)

You’re a green building professional. But what other hats do you wear? Are you active in your church? Are you on the board of the local food bank? Do you volunteer with your local PTA? We all have lives outside of green building, but that doesn’t mean we have to take off our LEED professional badge when we’re wearing another hat. Our expertise is valuable and can help advance sustainability within social service, cultural, faith, educational and many other community-based...

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 05.8.2014

My story: Becoming a green professional

The road to becoming a green building professional has been a winding journey fashioned by surprises, luck, and good old-fashioned hard work. It was a pathway I knew I wanted to embark on a decade after my initial peek into the expansive and often intimidating built environment. The forces of constant exposure and interactions with various fields and members of the building industry consumed my passion. I realized sustainability was my calling within architecture. How could I contribute? Post-...

In Community 04.18.2014

Hear what others have to say about the benefits of USGBC membership

Why should your organization become a USGBC member?  We asked hundreds of members what they value about their membership. Here's what they had to say. "Love the new platinum membership and the engagement I get with USGBC team!" "USGBC is doing some of the best work by any association or organization in this field." "I have a lot off affinity with the USGBC's values, goals and achievements." "USGBC provides value and good services." "USGBC is the place to be if you are serious about green...

In Community 04.2.2014

We're here to help

There have been a lot of changes around here lately. LEED v4 has launched, and it’s bolder, more specialized, and designed for a better user experience. We introduced a new and improved LEED Online, which allows you to streamline your LEED project management experience, organize your work, and engage with your whole team. LEED professional credential exams are coming, which will feature LEED v4 content. Our new online learning platform, Education @USGBC, makes it easy to grow your...

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...

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