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In LEED 01.19.2016

LEED addenda update: January 2016

The January 2016 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available. To view the changes, Visit the addenda database and search for 1/4/2016. Visit the credit library and select the "Interpretations” tab within each credit. Download the Reference Guide Tables. Interpretations Five new LEED Interpretations have been published (10426–10430). LEED Interpretation 10426 provides an alternative to vestibules in the design model for EA Prerequisite...

In Community 01.15.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Alex Wilson to keynote GreenCon 2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that Alex Wilson, Founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and President of the Resilient Design Institute, will be the keynote speaker at GreenCon 2016 on March 17 at Dickinson College: For more than 30 years, Alex Wilson has been a trusted voice on energy efficiency and environmentally responsible design and construction. He founded BuildingGreen in 1985 and launched Environmental Building News (EBN) in 1992, as the first...

In Media 01.15.2016

GBCI and India Smart Grid Forum Collaborate on Sustainable Power Systems

New collaboration will accelerate market transformation of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in the region through GBCI’s PEER program for sustainable power grid performance New Delhi, India (15 January 2016)—Today, GBCI and India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) announced a collaboration on sustainable power systems in India and Southeast Asia designed to accelerate market transformation of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in the region through GBCI...

In Education 01.14.2016

Course preview: Integrated Daylighting and Energy Modeling [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, Integrated Daylighting and Energy Modeling, created by USGBC Education Partner The Green Engineer, Inc. In this course, you will learn about the benefits of early stage design integration strategies. Integrated daylight and thermal modeling process and tools will be examined, as well as when...

In Community 01.19.2016

Leckie Elementary School in Washington, D.C., gets a green makeover

Students, teachers, staff and volunteers came together on a chilly December morning at the M.V. Leckie Elementary School in Washington, D.C., for a community building project. USGBC's Center for Green Schools arranged for Suite Plants to donate eight of their LiveFence living green walls to Leckie Elementary School, and volunteers constructed custom rolling wooden planter boxes for the green walls. The Suite Plants ivy plant walls had been used a few weeks earlier as decoration in an education...

In Media 01.15.2016

GBCI to Administer Green Garage Certification Program

New GBCI offering recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment Washington, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2016)—Today, GBCI, the certification body for USGBC’s global LEED green building rating system, announced it will now administer the Green Garage Certification Program through its acquisition of the Green Parking Council. “Parking and sustainability are not mutually exclusive concepts. Every story about a green building is a story...

In International 01.14.2016

GreenWatch Latin America: Retail on the rise

Guatemala City, Guatemala—Retail real estate is about to get a major makeover in Latin America. Investors, national REITS, and Latin American developers are replacing aging and energy-inefficient shopping centers with new, LEED-certified spaces. Driving that change are the demands of the growing middle class for an urban destination featuring shopping, leisure and entertainment in a safe and comfortable environment. These new spaces also reflect the tradition of central plazas in historic...

In Education 01.14.2016

What will you learn in the new year?

Education @USGBC is a simple-to-use platform with courses designed by the world’s leading educators, providing the best sustainability education in the market today. Here are just three of the reasons to explore Education @USGBC in 2016:  Access nearly 300 hours of best-in-class green building education, plus the LEED v4 web-based reference guide, at a very affordable price. Our course library is always growing. On-the-go professionals can view our content on USGBC’s app. Our...

In Community 01.19.2016

USGBC Alabama: Upcoming education and networking events

January is always a good time to freshen up your professional goals, rejuvenate your contact list and generally look to the future. As we begin 2016 at USGBC Alabama, we are excited to be part of the larger network of Integrated USGBC communities providing more opportunities for you to get involved. Each of our four Alabama branches are offering education and networking events in the next few weeks to help get you on track: January 21: Join USGBC Alabama’s North Branch and the...

In Community 01.15.2016

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper roundup

In 2015, we offered a bunch of free USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Pick your favorite designs and download these images for all your devices:  October 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet  July 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet   April 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet   ...

In Community 01.14.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Manufacturing tour of Die-Tech facility

USGBC Central Pennsylvania is pleased to host a manufacturing tour of Die-Tech, Inc. in February. This tour will highlight the ways in which Die-Tech has made its business and production line greener over the past decade, as well as give a behind-the-scenes look at its electric regulation and cooling system, geothermal system and wildlife preservation area. This event is open to USGBC Central Pennsylvania members and guests alike, and will be of special interest to those interested in the...

In Community 01.13.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Public meeting on infastructure plan for York

USGBC Central Pennsylvania members, as well as the public, are invited to attend a meeting to learn about and provide input on a planning project for green infrastructure in the City of York. When: Thursday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m. Where: Buchart Horn, First Floor Atrium, 445 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401 This will be the first in a series of three public meetings as part of the planning process for the City of York. It will examine: The extension of the...

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