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In Industry 03.23.2015

Lowering risk and scaling energy efficiency to create a more resilient built environment

The relationship between energy efficiency and property resiliency has become increasingly clear over the past few years. As a result of this recognition, an underserved market and underutilized opportunity for investors and property owners has emerged. Many traditional and non-traditional financing mechanisms are becoming increasingly available to those that are willing to make an investment in property improvement projects—projects that can pay for themselves...

In LEED 03.20.2015

Kerry Properties office towers achieve LEED Platinum in Shenzhen

The market for green buildings in China continues to show tremendous growth at a time when public attention has begun to focus on air quality concerns across China’s major cities. Chinese business leaders have been looking to innovative solutions such as LEED to help solve their country’s indoor and outdoor air quality issues. CBRE has put its substantial expertise in LEED to good use in the Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen (population of 10.6 million) by certifying two existing...

In Advocacy and policy 03.19.2015

Efficiency and green building thriving in the capital of Deseret

*This article was co-authored by Grant Olear. From 1849-1851, the United States of America included the provisional state of Deseret which spanned large parts of present-day Oregon, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming. It was a gigantic, awesome, and unforgiving landscape that surely left people thinking about how best to thrive in a world of limited resources. These 19th century ideas of sustainability must surely have been alive and well in the...

In Industry 03.18.2015

New features now available on the Green Building Information Gateway

We are excited to announce the release of new features for the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) available for USGBC members, LEED professionals, and Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) members. These new features will allow professionals to connect to the 1.3 million activities currently available in GBIG. Creating connections will make it easier to discover the people who are contributing to great green buildings around the world. Employees of USGBC member companies and active...

In Community 03.20.2015

A bright future in sustainability at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

On Monday night, March 16, at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF), the school’s newly formed Sustainable Energy Club welcomed Rick Fedrizzi to speak to the future of green building. He spoke of USGBC, how far it has come since its conception and what the future will hold. We especially enjoyed hearing about the LEED Dynamic Plaque and LEED Lab program and hope to get involved soon. It was an exhilarating experience for all the students who attended....

In Industry 03.20.2015

Deadline extended to apply to become a LEED Fellow in 2015

Are you a LEED AP with 10 years of professional green building experience? If the answer is yes, now's the time for you to become a LEED Fellow. Don't miss your chance to join the 2015 class of LEED Fellows. USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants has been extended to April 7 at 8:00 am EDT.  For an overview of the mastery elements and general program policies, review the LEED Fellow Handbook and for the 2015 dates, guidance, and page limits, review the...

In Education 03.19.2015

Introducing USGBC Education Partner EnergyLogic, Inc.

USGBC Education Partners are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on Education @USGBC.  Meet our USGBC Education Partner EnergyLogic, Inc. If someone could only take one of your courses, what should they take? Indoor Environmental Quality through EPA Indoor airPLUS™ What is your organization doing to pursue sustainability? EnergyLogic is the leading provider of HERS and LEED...

In LEED 03.18.2015

LEED in college sports: One-of-a-kind stories of history, resiliency & adaptive reuse

With over 240,000 buildings spread across 4,100 higher education institutions, colleges and universities have an enormous opportunity to integrate green building as a key component in sustainability planning. The benefits these buildings offer are vast—green building at the collegiate level impacts student health, school operational costs and the environment. In addition, high-performing green schools produce high-performing, eco-conscious students who are capable of driving global market...

In Advocacy and policy 03.20.2015

Last chance! Tell GSA that #LEEDworks!

Under the Energy and Independence and Security Act of 2007, the General Services Administration (GSA) is charged with reviewing green building rating systems and making a formal recommendation for their use by federal agencies. Regarding LEED, in 2012, GSA reviewed LEED v2009 and found it has significant alignment with federal sustainability and green building requirements. Based on this review, in 2013 GSA recommended LEED v2009 for use by agencies.  Following the...

In LEED 03.19.2015

Top 10 states project profile: Kaiser Permanente Koolau Medical Office

2014’s Top 10 States have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have a tremendous social impact over the coming years by providing healthy and environmentally sustainable spaces to produce new breakthroughs in many different fields of science, medicine, education, business, the fine arts and environmental and social justice. This...

In Industry 03.18.2015

Embrace change and innovation at the 2015 International Green Building Congress

This year the Green Building Council of Costa Rica will host the 2015 International Green Building Congress, which will focus on habitat and sustainable cities. You're invited to attend the event to network with private and public sector officials as well as international representatives from the World Green Building Councils of the Americas. You'll also have an opportunity to learn from national and international renown experts. International Green Building Congress May 13-15, 2015 San...

In Industry 03.18.2015

Green building and location

Location is a critical element of green building: it can define appropriate strategies, yet it can also limit how green a project can actually be. Depending on the environmental issues that are most critical in a particular area, location can influence a project team’s priorities. Location includes these factors:  Natural context. Climate, sun, wind, orientation, soils, precipitation, local flora and fauna. Infrastructural context. Available resources, materials, skills, and...

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