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In Education 07.2.2015

Green beach read recommendations from USGBC

Summer is in full swing and for many of us that means vacation time is in order. No matter where you choose to unwind, there is no better time to catch up on some reading. The typical “beach read” is a bestseller, light hearted with a touch of intrigue or a twist. The books that top the annual lists are typically commodities as hot as the sunbaked sand. You just can’t put them down; you devour them and feel sad when the final page has been turned. At USGBC we dare to think...

In Education 06.29.2015

Celebrating our top company users of Education @USGBC

Last month, we celebrated the incredible growth of Education @USGBC. We shared with you that over 100,000 hours of green building and sustainability education have been delivered to 11,000+ unique users through our platform since we launched. We’re now happy to report that the number of education hours delivered has grown to 130,000, and more than 14,000 professionals have accessed education on Education @USGBC. We’d like to say thank you to our top 10 company users, all of which...

In Education 06.22.2015

Get to know USGBC Faculty and Pro Reviewer Barry Giles

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.  USGBC Pro...

In Education 06.17.2015

Top 3 courses to take this month (June 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 May's top three courses created by USGBC Education Partners. Introduction to the WELL Building Standard, created by Education Partner International WELL Building Institute. Gain an overview of the WELL Building Standard, covering benefits, structure, and the certification process. Top 10 Energy Conservation Measures for Data Centers...

In Education 07.2.2015

The Westminster Schools wins international award for facilities management and...

The Westminster Schools of Atlanta, Ga., recently won the Gold Award of Excellence in FM from Global FM, the worldwide alliance of facilities management organizations. The award, given on behalf of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), was bestowed as part of the 2015 World FM Day, an international celebration of facilities management, which was held on June 10, 2015, in London, England. The Global FM awards focus on promoting the strategic value and progression of...

In Education 06.25.2015

Introducing USGBC Education Partner Thornton Tomasetti, 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 Thornton Tamasetti If someone could only take one of your courses, what should they take? We would recommend our Sustainability Best Practices for the Structural Engineer course, which provides information on ways structural engineering contributes to building...

In Education 06.18.2015

Take part in executive education presented by Harvard and USGBC

Global challenges require that we place human and planetary health at the core of what we do.  USGBC and the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have joined forces to bring you a suite of cutting edge executive education offerings that advance leadership in sustainability and health. Held on Harvard’s iconic Cambridge campus, each course is highly selective and features a dynamic curriculum led by world-class faculty that help...

In Education 06.16.2015

Get to know USGBC Faculty Marc Mondor

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 06.29.2015

Get to know SITES in the online course: Introduction to the SITES Program

GBCI recently launched the newly acquired SITES rating system, which is the most comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes. The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES®) is a program based on the understanding that land is a crucial component of the built environment and can be planned, designed, developed, and maintained to protect and enhance the benefits we derive from healthy functioning landscapes. The rating system can be applied to development projects...

In Education 06.23.2015

Autodesk's seven courses for summer: Learn about building performance analysis

The age of stepping into a classroom, unpacking a knapsack full of notes and books, and settling in for hours of lecture is waning. Today, as you prepare to take next steps in your career and explore options for continuing education, you need look no further than your browser and you can complete the necessary coursework at your desk or on your couch. At Autodesk, we take pride in our partnership with USGBC and are constantly working to improve the education pieces we offer through our own...

In Education 06.17.2015

Register to attend an upcoming webinar on WELL Typologies and Pilots

Attend an upcoming webinar on WELL Typologies and Pilots to learn about different project types and features of the WELL Building Standard® that can be applied across real estate sectors. Jaclyn Whitaker will walk through WELL Project Typologies, taking into account specific considerations for each building type and construction phase. Soyoung Hwang will introduce the pilot standards for Multifamily Residential, Educational Facilities, Retail, Restaurant, and Commercial Kitchen,...

In Education 06.15.2015

Course preview: Site and Habitat Aspects of Integrative Design [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, Site and Habitat Aspects of Integrative Design, created by USGBC Education Partner, 7group. This course will introduce the belief that humans are nature (not separate from it) and explores how we can play a participatory role in addressing the environmental imperatives we face...

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