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In Community 05.11.2016

MSU’s Jabs Hall wins USGBC Montana Sustainability Award

This article is adapted with permission from the Montana State University website. Read the original article.  A new Montana State University building was honored recently with a sustainability award from USGBC Montana. MSU’s Jabs Hall, home of the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, won a merit award/special jury award for education and outreach impact in the commercial building category. A total of nine winning projects were chosen for exemplifying the principles of...

In LEED 05.11.2016

LEED v4 stories: Brooklyn Basin

The LEED v4 stories series features the people the behind diverse LEED v4 projects.  Project team members and project owners tell of their experiences—both the wins and the challenges. Brooklyn Basin is the first certified LEED v4 for Neighborhood Development: Plan. This groundbreaking enterprise will consist of 3,100 homes, 200,000 square feet of retail, 32 acres of waterfront parks and two marinas. When complete, it will provide residents in the city of Oakland access to...

In Education 05.11.2016

Course preview: Paul Hawken on Climate Change [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, Paul Hawken on Climate Change, created by the Garrison Institute. Gain insight from environmentalist, entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken about the current state of climate change and the radical shift in thinking that is needed to move forward. At a March 2011 Garrison Institute...

In Community 05.10.2016

Energy code compliance 101 (USGBC Central Pennsylvania)

USGBC Central Pennsylvania is sharing with our community the tips on energy code compliance prepared by the Pennsylvania Energy Code Compliance Collaborative and facilitated by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. Building energy codes exist to protect consumers The energy code requires minimum insulation, equipment, and lighting efficiencies to Minimize health risks and improve the comfort and productivity of tenants. Prevent inflated energy bills and ensure cost-effective improvements...

In Industry 05.11.2016

Two opportunities to learn about SITES in Northern California

Engage with us in Northern California and learn more about the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES). Attend a lecture on the SITES Rating System hosted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) on either May 23 or May 25. SITES is the most comprehensive program for developing sustainable landscapes and is being used by landscape architects, engineers, architects, developers, policymakers and more. Come learn about how you can align land development and management with...

In Community 05.11.2016

Convergence 2016: The LEED and Community Collaborative Workshop

USGBC's volunteer network plays a critical role in advancing healthier, more sustainable and more prosperous built environments in communities around the globe.  This June, at the Convergence conference, USGBC will celebrate and provide professional development for members, volunteers and partners.  Convergence provides an opportunity to reflect on accomplishments over the past year and re-energize for the work still to be done. Convergence 2016 will focus on "Building Leaders....

In Media 05.10.2016

USGBC Announces 23 New Countries in its LEED Earth Campaign

LEED Earth designed to spur growth of green building in countries around the world Washington, D.C.—(May 10, 2016)—USGBC announced today that 23 countries have certified their first LEED project or their first LEED v4 Platinum building, as represented in USGBC’s ongoing LEED Earth campaign, which is designed to accelerate the uptake of green building and LEED throughout the world. “Every story about LEED is a story of leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, chief...

In Community 05.10.2016

#DaylightHour: Saving energy and educating offices

USGBC is proud to announce its participation and support of the 2016 Daylight Hour, an annual social media campaign organized by the Building Energy Exchange. On June 17, we will join offices around the world in raising awareness about the use of natural daylight in lieu of electrical lighting.  Last year, over 300 offices around the world joined in and dedicated one hour to turn off the lights in daylit spaces, saving money and demonstrating their commitment to the environment....

In Media 05.11.2016

USGBC Joins National Leaders at the White House During Building Safety Month, Commits to...

Washington, DC—(May 11, 2016)—USGBC and an array of national building industry leaders gathered this week at the White House’s national conference on resilient building codes to discuss the economic and community benefits of resilient design and to consider actions that the federal government and the private sector can take to advance resilience in the built environment. “While we can do our best to slow the increase in climate volatility, we also have to focus on the...

In Community 05.11.2016

USGBC Minnesota teams up with the Twins to promote sustainability

USGBC Minnesota is teaming up with the Minnesota Twins to teach about sustainability through an interactive tour of Target Field, which has achieved LEED Silver under both the New Construction and LEED for Existing Buildings: O+M Silver certification rating systems.  The interactive program includes a tour highlighting sustainable features around the ballpark: Sustainable design and construction strategies Multimodal transportation and other transportation-related issues Waste disposal...

In Community 05.10.2016

Making a difference block by block (USGBC North Carolina)

USGBC North Carolina and North Piedmont ASHRAE are sponsoring a 2016 weatherization project, "Block by Block," along with many other partners. They are looking to work with qualified, lower-income homeowners. If you think your home could benefit from some of these basic, low-cost, high-impact upgrades, we would love to work with you! We will have volunteers work on Saturdays in the fall of 2016. What's included: Basic home audits to see if homes can benefit from low-cost, high-...

In Community 05.9.2016

Governor recognizes Montana Smart Schools Challenge participants (USGBC Montana)

This article was originally published on the website of the Office of Governor Steve Bullock as "Governor Bullock and Lt. Governor Cooney Recognize Montana Schools Leading the Way to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save Taxpayer Dollars," and is adapted with permission. Read the original article.  Gov. Steve Bullock recognized 13 Montana public schools as the winners of the 2015–16 SMART (Saving Money and Resources Today) Schools Challenges. Through these challenges, schools found ways...

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