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In Education 04.17.2015

Get to know USGBC Faculty Dana Kose

USGBC Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in professional education, training, and facilitation. The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and sustainability. USGBC Faculty are committed to maintaining their knowledge and skills, while staying up-to-date in innovation in the field. You can access courses taught by USGBC Faculty on Education @USGBC.  Meet our...

In Education 04.8.2015

Top 3 courses to take this month (April 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 April's top three courses created by USGBC Education Partners. Beyond Buildings: LEED for Neighborhood Development in Massachusetts, Session 2 – LEED ND Projects in Massachusetts, created by Education Partner USGBC Massachusetts Chapter. Take a look at how government, private developers, neighborhood...

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 Education 03.13.2015

Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Rich Gifaldi

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 Rich Gifaldi Who's your employer? US Army Corps of Engineers - Europe District What's your position? Sustainable...

In Education 04.15.2015

WELL webinar series: Hosting the client conversation about the WELL Building Standard®

By placing people at the heart of design, construction, operations and development decisions, we have the ability to add meaningful value to real estate assets, generate meaningful savings in personnel costs, and enhance human health and wellbeing. Join this webinar to learn strategies for speaking to clients about the WELL Building Standard and its potential to add measurable value in these key areas. This is the first in a series of four webinars available through USGBC on the WELL Building...

In Education 04.6.2015

Put simply, we are in the wrong organizational vehicle for the 21st century.

I’ve been asking senior leaders this question: "Is there a clear path for a good idea to come from anywhere in your organization?" The general consensus is no, there is no clear path for a good idea to find its way forward from anywhere, not for universities, corporations, airports, government agencies, nor non-profits alike. There are some specific exceptions, but they are specific and they are exceptions. Instead the general agreement seems to be that the success of a good idea depends...

In Education 03.17.2015

Course preview: Pervious Concrete and Green Building [video]

Education @USGBC is your go-to place for sustainability and green building education. Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, Pervious Concrete and Green Building, created by USGBC Education Partner, American Technical Publishers. In this course, the uses, advantages and disadvantages, preparation, placement, finishing, jointing, and curing of pervious concrete are discussed. Learners will also gain an understanding...

In Education 03.11.2015

Join Harvard and USGBC for Executive Education in Sustainability

At USGBC, we’re leading a global effort to create a more sustainable world, and that includes protecting the environment and working to build better and stronger communities. USGBC and Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment invite executives to discover how sustainability is the problem that can "solve our organizations." Through the best-in-class Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program, senior leaders will have an opportunity to prepare to...

In Education 04.14.2015

Get to know USGBC Pro Reviewer Kim Shinn

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 Kim Shinn Who's your employer? TLC Engineering for Architecture What's your position? Prinicipal / Senior...

In Education 03.24.2015

Get to know USGBC Faculty Laura Capps

USGBC Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in professional education, training, and facilitation. The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and sustainability. USGBC Faculty are committed to maintaining their knowledge and skills, while staying up-to-date in innovation in the field. You can access courses taught by USGBC Faculty on Education @USGBC.  Meet our USGBC...

In Education 03.16.2015

Top 3 courses you should take this month (March 2015)

Looking to enhance your understanding of green building and sustainability? Check out March's top three courses created by USGBC Education Partners. 1. Sustainability: The People Factor created by Island PressLearn how a successful, sustainable green building project depends not on science, money or politics, but on the good working relationships among all those involved – professionals, community members, stakeholders. 2. The Worth of LEED and Green Building Practices created...

In Education 02.26.2015

Education @USGBC super user James Mercado

We like to think of James Mercado as our Education @USGBC super user. Why? Nearly 10,000 people have taken courses on Education @USGBC, and in 2014, James took more courses than anyone else. He completed 75 courses over a span of 96 hours! James had unlimited access to Education @USGBC through the Platinum membership benefits of his employer, DPR Construction. Name: James Mercado Company: ARC Document Solutions Job title: Product R&D Manager What is your main motivation to...

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