Please upgrade your browser. This site requires a newer version to work correctly. Read more
Subscribe to this channel
In Greenbuild 11.1.2013

Session spotlight: Greenbuild master speaker Ron Finley

Ron Finley is a man who will not sit still and watch a problem take root. Having grown up in the South Los Angeles food desert, Ron is familiar with the area's lack of fresh produce. He knows what it's like to drive 45 minutes just to get a fresh tomato. In 2010, he set out to fix the problem. Outside his front door, that is. Ron planted vegetables in the curbside dirt strip next to his home. And quietly, carefully, tenderly started a revolution. More than being a guerrilla gardener, Ron is a...

In Greenbuild 10.28.2013
Photo credit: USGBC

Moving on Up: The Growth of Green Affordable Housing

There has been a lot of talk recently on both the national and local levels about the value, applicability, and overall effectiveness of third-party green rating systems. To frame our understanding, we can start by looking at the impact that third-party rating systems, like LEED, are having in the transformation of the housing development landscape, especially in affordable housing. Take the state of Georgia for example. Prior to 2008, there wasn’t a single unit of LEED certified...

In Greenbuild 10.16.2013

Session spotlight: Certifying neighborhood sustainability around the globe

There are approximately one dozen neighborhood sustainability certification systems now operating worldwide. The Greenbuild 2013 session “Certifying Neighborhood Sustainability Around the Globe,” examines the growth of these programs and analyze their successes. Through an interactive panel and audience discussions, this session will identify the societal values and best practices of neighborhood certification; assess whether current programs serve the greatest environmental social...

In Greenbuild 10.10.2013

Session spotlight: The Philadelphia Eagles go green

The NFL is going green! The Greenbuild 2013 session, Philadelphia Eagles – Go Green Program Overview, offers an in-depth look into an exciting new initiative. The Philadelphia Eagles Go Green program creates and sustains championship performances on the field and in the community through sustainable practices that promote the quality of life, green the environment and improve one’s impact. Greenbuild Program Working Group Member Gregg Woodruff, Senior Project Manager at Langan...

In Greenbuild 10.30.2013

USGBC Talent Force Exchange: Where innovation meets opportunity

A new initiative is launching at Greenbuild in Philadelphia — USGBC Talent Force Exchange, designed to help you define and realize your dream job or bring your career to the next level. USGBC is committed to supporting your journey toward the green building career you've always imagined through interactive, multifaceted programming and experiences — all in one place — at Greenbuild. Dedicated, driven audiences are invited to join one another in the common goals...

In Greenbuild 10.28.2013

Visit the green schools of Greenbuild Nation

This article was originally posted on the Delaware Valley Green Building Council blog. Read the article. Four innovative green schools tours will be offered in Philadelphia from Nov. 18-23. Even if you're not joining us for Greenbuild this year, you can register for these exciting tours to see great regional projects and get CEU's. Whether you are interested in K-12 or higher education, curriculum or storm water management, urban or suburban environments there is something for every green...

In Greenbuild 10.16.2013

Innovative affordable housing in the City of Brotherly Love

The country’s first LEED ND Platinum project will be featured on a tour during Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, along with several other innovative projects that are making green housing accessible and affordable. "They thought it was pie in the sky," says Rose Gray of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), the Community Development Corporation who took the lead on organizing the community input, among many other roles, for the Paseo Verde project near Temple University...

In Greenbuild 10.9.2013

Session spotlight: Using algae to capture carbon and nitrogen oxides

Can algae be utilized as an emission control strategy in the industrial sector? The Greenbuild 2013 session “Using Algae to Capture Carbon and Nitrogen Oxides,” discusses an innovative partnership between Arizona State University and Intel to identify and discuss the key obstacles to using algae for green house gas mitigation and NOx emission control from combustion equipment. Session speakers Taimur Burki, Global Green Building Program Manager for Intel Corporation; Tim Higgs,...

In Greenbuild 10.29.2013

Get the lay of the international landscape at the International Summit

It’s that time of year again. As we rush headlong into fall, the most exciting event for the global green building industry is just around the corner. This year, the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo will be held from Nov. 20-22, 2013 in Philadelphia, with the full-day International Summit kick starting the week on Tuesday, Nov. 19 .    Did you know that LEED is in 140 countries and territories around the world? The International Summit is a great way to...

In Greenbuild 10.25.2013

Session spotlight: Reinventing Philadelphia through green infrastructure

Over the next 25 years, Philadelphia will invest $2 billion in green stormwater infrastructure, creating a more sustainable, healthier and livable city. The Greenbuild 2013 session “Reinventing Philadelphia Through Green Infrastructure” offers an overview of the benefits of the Green City, Clean Water program (the first of its kind approved by the EPA). Session attendees will also learn some of the challenges green stormwater solutions face and will collaboratively design solutions...

In Greenbuild 10.11.2013

Philadelphia champions kick off of the Affordable Housing Summit

Next month we’re excited to welcome visitors from around the world to Philadelphia for the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.  It will be a busy week of tours, education sessions and industry events, and we’re looking forward to kicking off the Affordable Housing Summit on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 19, with “The Philadelphia Story.” The panel discussion will include Deborah McColloch, director of the Philadelphia Office of Housing and...

In Greenbuild 10.9.2013

Before I Die: The book

When artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned building in her New Orleans neighborhood with chalkboard paint and stenciled the words, “Before I die...” she never expected it to become a worldwide phenomenon. Thanks to passionate people around the world who have spearheaded their own walls, there are now over 350 Before I Die walls in over 50 countries and over 20 languages.  In November 2012, Candy was invited to Greenbuild to build a wall and...

Load more articles