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In Education 08.26.2015

Pioneers of PEER: S&C Electric (feat. John Estey & John Kelly) [podcast]

Pioneers of PEER podcast is a series dedicated to professionals spearheading sustainable energy delivery initiatives within the electricity sector, hosted by John Kelly. Pioneers of PEER gives an overview to Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER), a new sustainable design and rating system. Each episode hopes to provide the listener with insight into the electricity sector through the perspective of thought-leaders in the industry. This week, we features John Estey, CEO of S&C...

In Education 08.6.2015

A prescription for health and wellness at Greenbuild 2015

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the premier event for sustainable building. Featuring three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings, Greenbuild offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement. This year’s annual Greenbuild will be held in Washington, DC, from Nov. 18-20, 2015, and it promises to offer multiple opportunities to engage...

In Education 07.21.2015

Cushman & Wakefield leverages LEED for professional development

Over the course of several years, Cushman & Wakefield has successfully integrated sustainability into the company’s operations, which built the foundation to take sustainability to the next level. The Sustainability Strategies team, tasked with embedding sustainability into our corporate culture, decided it was imperative to first assess our own strengths and weaknesses. We noticed a sincere interest in sustainability among employees that was waiting to be harnessed. It became clear...

In Education 07.13.2015

Meet USGBC Pro Reviewer Isilay Civan

USGBC Pro Reviewers are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on Education @USGBC. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them. Meet our USGBC Pro Reviewer Isilay Civan Who's your employer? HOK What's your position? Research & Strategic Innovation Specialist w/...

In Education 08.13.2015

Top 3 courses you need to take this month (August 2015)

You want the best courses and we've got them. Check out this month's best three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge. Check out August's top three courses created by USGBC Education Partners. Demystifying the Energy Codes, created by Education Partner The Green Engineer, Inc. Discover the differences between prescriptive and performance energy requirements Introduction to the Canadian Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs), created by Education...

In Education 07.30.2015

Education at your fingertips: USGBC app updates

Last year USGBC released an app, which enabled users to read USGBC publications and articles on an iPad through a beautiful, and easy-to-use interface. The app provides access to the latest news and articles published on usgbc.org, as well as access to all publications associated with the usgbc.org site user account. With our most recent update, you can now watch courses on the go. The newly launched “Education” section of the app helps you to find and watch the right course...

In Education 07.17.2015

Top 3 courses to grow your knowledge (July 2015)

You want the best courses and we've got them. Check out this month's top courses to grow your green building and sustainability knowledge. Check out July's top three courses created by USGBC Education Partners. Deep Material Vetting, created by Education Partner BuildingGreen, Inc. Learn how to vet materials like an LBC Red List veteran! Hint: you don't have to be a chemist to learn how to ask the right questions and get the right answers. BIMagination: From 3D to 5D, created by...

In Education 07.9.2015

Introducing USGBC Education Partner Qatar Green Building Council

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 Qatar Green Building Council If someone could only take one of your courses, what should they take? Sustainability Practices During Construction What is your organization doing to pursue sustainability? Being a Green Building Council, entails you with a serious...

In Education 08.10.2015

Course preview: Reaching Triple Platinum: Skanska Sweden’s New Headquarters [video]

With Education @USGBC you can grow your green building knowledge online, anytime. Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, Reaching Triple Platinum: Skanska Sweden’s New Headquarters, created by USGBC Education Partner, Sweden Green Building Council. Entré Lindhagen is a complex of three Platinum certifications: LEED CS 2009 for the base building and two LEED CI 2009 tenant fitouts for Skanska Sweden...

In Education 07.24.2015

Building for health: USGBC and Harvard prepare leaders for the next frontier of the green...

Over the last two decades, the green building movement has shown how thoughtful design, construction, and operation can create buildings and even entire communities that benefit people and the environment. Today, the focus of the movement is shifting toward the opportunity to create buildings and communities that intentionally promote health and wellness. These trends raise important questions:  Who will lead this generational change in the real estate industry?  What kind of skills...

In Education 07.14.2015

Building for health: Better decisions for a better future

When USGBC teamed up with the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to establish HealthBuild, it was with the intent to prioritize health as a primary driver for decision-making in the built environment. The first manifestation of this partnership is the Building for Health executive education program, a highly engaging course that equips executives with the cutting edge research and skills to lead at the in­tersection of human health...

In Education 07.8.2015

Course preview: Don’t Build Here: Site Selection Strategies to Protect Our Wild Spaces [...

With Education @USGBC you can grow your green building knowledge online, anytime. Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, Don’t Build Here: Site Selection Strategies to Protect Our Wild Spaces, created by USGBC Education Partner, GreenCE, Inc. In this course you'll learn about selecting a sustainable site for building a LEED project. Our planet is facing significant environmental challenges...

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