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In LEED 05.27.2016

LEED and Homes [video]

A home is more than just shelter: it’s the most important building in our lives. So wouldn’t you want a home designed and built with better health and durability in mind? Meet LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. A LEED home is a green home, and is built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure comfort. LEED homes use less energy and water, meaning lower utility bills each month. Some of the most...

In Community 05.26.2016

Sign up for a year of unlimited access to Education @USGBC (USGBC Minnesota)

Subscribe today to enjoy one year of unlimited access to Education @USGBC. Access best-in-class sustainability and green building education to grow your knowledge and fulfill continuing education for LEED credentials, AIA, and others. At $199, an annual subscription to Education @USGBC includes The LEED v4 web-based reference guide. The ability to learn anytime from anywhere in the world, with online and offline components. Content in eight languages that is regularly updated and...

In Community 05.25.2016

Keeping pace with EPAD (USGBC Kentucky)

With the passage in late April of an ordinance in metro Louisville, Kentucky now has seven Energy Project Assessment Districts (EPAD), called PACE, or “Property Assessed Clean Energy” elsewhere in the United States. 

 Thanks to the efforts of many, including the Kentucky EPAD Council, Harshaw Trane and Frost Brown Todd, Kentucky now counts itself among the 35 states that have enabled legislation for EPAD projects. In fact, our first EPAD transaction has already been...

In Community 05.25.2016

Army medical center seeks LEED Silver [USGBC+ May/June 2016]

This article was originally published as "Healing Hospitals" in the May/June issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. The global architectural firm HDR Inc. was in the middle of designing a new military hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in 2007 when news broke about substandard conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The news that some of the U.S. Army’s wounded veterans were being treated in a moldering, dilapidated setting launched an investigation and a directive from...

In Community 05.26.2016

Webinar on May 26 for building professionals (USGBC Wisconsin)

Seventhwave, USGBC member, education partner and USGBC Wisconsin local community sponsor, is presenting an online training session on zero net energy on May 26, 2016 from 12:00–1:30 p.m. Central.  Buildings that produce more energy than they consume, commonly defined as zero-net-energy (ZNE) buildings, have moved from concept to reality in recent years. Can you achieve ZNE commercial buildings at little to no cost premium? Join Seventhwave for a free, on-demand webinar...

In International 05.26.2016

Greenbuild is international: Translated guide for China

Greenbuild 2016 Iconic Green is just a few short months away, and our international team is preparing.   For our friends and leaders in China, we'd like to share a translated guide to the conference. China continues to drive sustainability at a global scale, thereby creating a more sustainable future, securing the health and well-being of millions and further accelerating its position as a global leader. In fact, China is now the second largest market for LEED outside of the...

In Community 05.25.2016

Call for volunteers to advance local communities (USGBC Iowa)

USGBC’s Community Advancement team has been working with diverse community and faith-based partners to identify ways to engage new, underserved and underrepresented audiences over the last few years through the ADVANCE program. Bethany Wilcoxon, USGBC Iowa board member, is leading the effort in Iowa. USGBC Iowa is partnering with Community Youth Concepts (CYC), a nonprofit in Des Moines. CYC’s mission is to engage and connect Iowa students through youth...

In Community 05.25.2016

Learn about LEED v4 at GreenerBuilder 2016 (USGBC Northern California)

Attend GreenerBuilder 2016 to learn what you need to be at the forefront of greening the built environment, including sessions on LEED v4. The event will gather hundreds of professionals to learn about green building trends, to hear what owners and developers are looking for and to connect with industry leaders. When: June 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Where: Zero Net Energy Center, San Leandro, CA GreenerBuilder has been approved for 8.5 GBCI CE hours. To self-report, use GBCI #...

In Community 05.26.2016

Walkability along the Wasatch Front (USGBC Utah)

The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), a local metropolitan planning organization, has created a great new tool to measure walkability along the Wasatch Front in Utah. Here's what the walkability site says about the project: The study of Urban Street Design is an emerging field of research that uses quantifiable measurements to account for intangible design qualities. Until recently, measures to characterize street design have been abstract and inconsistent. A group of experts in...

In LEED 05.26.2016

It's a beautiful day in Charlotte’s Brightwalk neighborhood

Charlotte’s newest community just might make you want to put on your red cardigan and start singing, “won’t you be my neighbor?”  The Brightwalk community was recently certified LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND); it’s the first and largest project in North Carolina to receive this designation outside of the LEED-ND pilot program, which was launched in 2010. On Tuesday, the community unveiled its new sign at a green celebration, which highlighted the...

In Community 05.25.2016

Save the date for Innovate, the USGBC Wyoming Biennial Conference

Building off the 2014 conference theme "Engage," USGBC Wyoming invites you take your sustainable building work further and "Innovate" in 2016. Join us at the LEED Silver Hotel Terra for a full agenda of inspirational and informative speakers and activities provided for your professional development. Innovate attendees will leave inspired to further advance the green building movement. In addition, GBCI and AIA CEUs will be available. When: October 19–21, 2016Where...

In Center for Green Schools 05.25.2016

Apply for an EDspaces grant: Help schools enhance their learning environments

Across the country, there is a shift toward more efficient, healthier and greener schools, spurred in part by sustainable design and purchasing trends that shape today’s cutting-edge learning environments. One of the premier events for practitioners is EDspaces, the only international trade show and conference that gathers professionals who design, equip and manage learning environments, as well as the manufacturers and service providers who support their work. Attendees will be...

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