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In Education 05.21.2015

Mindfulness at USGBC

The benefits of being more mindful in your everyday life are well documented. Studies have shown that regular mindfulness exercises strengthen immune systems; improve moods, memory, and attention spans; and reduce stress. Due to competing deadlines and ever-pressing social, economic, and environmental issues, work is consistently listed as one of the leading causes of stress. With impressive advantages such as stress reduction, employees are increasingly encouraged to bring mindfulness...

In Education 05.19.2015

Take our survey to share your sustainability education needs

USGBC is constantly working to engage individuals and understand sustainability education needs across the market. Please help us understand your education needs, and spend five minutes to take our brief survey. Your participation provides us with invaluable insight into the ever evolving education market. The survey closes June 5.  Take our survey You may provide additional feedback or questions at the end of the survey. Thank you in advance for your time.

In Education 05.12.2015

Top 3 courses you should take (May 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 May's top three courses created by USGBC Education Partners. Don’t Get Soaked: Smart Strategies to Manage Rainwater, created by Education Partner GreenCE, Inc.. Through a series of interviews and case studies, our team explores the process to achieve the Rainwater Management credit utilizing green...

In Education 05.4.2015

Get to know USGBC Faculty Joe Azzarello

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 05.21.2015

Dwell on Design LA session to highlight LEED for Homes

Are you heading to Dwell on Design LA, America’s largest design event, May 29-31? If not, there's still time to register. Once you're there it will be hard to decide between the 250+ speakers and mapping out the 400+ exhibitors, but we have a USGBC-sponsored session we’d love to recommend. The best part? This session will qualify for a continuing education credit. Steve Glenn, the powerhouse CEO behind LivingHomes, will be leading a session on May 30 at 10 am titled “High...

In Education 05.18.2015

Education @USGBC grows and strives for even greater impact

Education @USGBC launched in January 2014 and has been growing ever since. This growth and impact has been made possible with our Education Partners, our Pro Reviewers, our highly engaged subscribers (including a super user), and the USGBC Education Team driving the market to create accessible, best-in-class green building and sustainability education. We continue to work hard as a highly integrated network, but we think it’s a good idea to reflect on our progress every now and then...

In Education 05.8.2015

Course preview: Introduction to the WELL Building Standard [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, Introduction to the WELL Building Standard, created by USGBC Education Partner, International WELL Building Institute. The Introduction to the WELL Building Standard presentation provides an overview of the WELL Building Standard ideology, structure, and certification process. The medical...

In Education 05.1.2015

WELL webinar series: WELL commissioning

What happens once a project is registered to pursue WELL Certification? Nathan Stodola expands on how WELL Commissioning works as part of the WELL Building Standard certification process, what a WELL Assessor is, and why performance-based requirements and recertification every three years is important. Presenter: Nathan Stodola, Vice President, WELL Building Standard, International WELL Building Institute Length: 20 minutes This is the second in a series of four webinars...

In Education 05.20.2015

Meet USGBC Pro Reviewer Vickie Breemes

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 Vickie Breemes Who's your employer? Little What's your position? Director of Advanced Building Technologies What's...

In Education 05.12.2015

Pioneers of PEER: Introduction to PEER (feat. John Kelly and Brendan Owens) [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, a new sustainable design and rating system at USGBC. Each episode hopes to provide the listener with insight into the electricity sector through the perspective of thought-leaders in the industry.  In this first episode, Brendan Owens...

In Education 05.5.2015

Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership: Course experience [videos]

For the second year in a row, USGBC is partnering with Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment to provide an Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program. This program will provide an opportunity for senior leaders to prepare to undertake the challenge of integrating sustainability into the core of their businesses as an innovation and growth driver. This year, two program dates are being offered: July 7-10 and October 19-22. Additionally, the ...

In Education 04.30.2015

PEER and renewable resources: 3 things you didn't know about wind

From our early days of watching Captain Planet and Saturday morning cartoons, the power of wind was arguably the strongest. Wind is ubiquitous and capable of creating movement. Without wind, there wouldn’t be a whistle. Today, wind energy boosts economic development and contributes to energy security. Wind energy insources over 50,000 active jobs across construction, development, engineering and operations including those in the 550 windmill-manufacturing facilities in the U.S. To...

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