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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...

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 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 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 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 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...

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