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In Industry 05.2.2016

Transform your building into an extraordinary asset with EDGE

We’ve heard the statistics and warnings of rapid population growth, and we know that more people mean more buildings. In the next few decades, rapid urbanization will change the lifestyles of people living in emerging markets all over the world. Green buildings can be part of the solution.  All of the issues associated with urbanization can be addressed by building better, higher-performing buildings and communities. International Finance Corporation (IFC) created EDGE...

In Industry 04.28.2016

Product transparency and informed decision-making at ASSA ABLOY

Amy Vigneux is the manager of sustainable building solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, a USGBC Platinum member. Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Arlene Blum speak about her work as an environmental health scientist, mountaineer and writer. Arlene discussed her research around Tris, the flame retardant that, until recently, was commonly used in children’s sleepwear and also in household furniture. Tris is a potent carcinogen. As we listened to Arlene speak,...

In Industry 04.27.2016

Last chance to register for our EDGE workshop in New Delhi

Don't miss out on our next EDGE Technical Workshop, scheduled for May 6 in New Delhi. Register today to reserve your seat. Workshop attendees will learn about EDGE, a new green building rating system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient. EDGE is composed of a new web-based software application, a universal standard and a certification system. Poised to jump-start green building in a fast, simple and affordable way, the EDGE...

In Industry 04.11.2016

Last chance to take the SITES job analysis survey

GBCI recently announced development of a new professional credential called the SITES AP. As part of the test development process, GBCI conducts an online job analysis survey to seek industry feedback on what a professional should know and do to perform competently as a SITES AP. The SITES AP job analysis survey closes this Friday, April 15. We need input from a diverse group of experts to verify the reliability and validity of the exam. GBCI is seeking input from...

In Industry 05.2.2016

Clean, efficient power helps Legrand, North America deliver on DOE commitments

Susan Rochford is the vice president of energy efficiency, sustainability and public policy for Legrand, North America, a worldwide manufacturer of building electrical and digital infrastructure solutions for residential, commercial and industrial markets. At Legrand, North America our commitment to operational sustainability runs deep and we are always looking for ways to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint. As a Challenge Partner in the U.S. Department...

In Industry 04.28.2016

Why you should register your SITES project today

As GBCI continues to bring SITES to new markets and potential users around the world, we are overwhelmed by the excitement about the program. All across the country and in far corners of the globe, leaders in sustainability and landscape design are weighing how to include SITES in new and future projects. Already, projects in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Hong Kong and various other locations have registered for SITES. We know that SITES is poised to have dramatic impacts on our...

In Industry 04.21.2016

Take part in the 2016 GRESB real asset assessment

GRESB, the global standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarking for real assets, invites you to participate in the 2016 GRESB assessments. Assessment results are used by investors and fund managers to understand the risk and return profile of real estate and infrastructure investments. The 2016 scope of GRESB includes four distinct assessments—the Real Estate Assessment, the Developer Assessment, the Debt Assessment and the Infrastructure Assessment. The Real...

In Industry 04.11.2016

LEED User Group Insights: The value of collaboration

LEED User Groups are USGBC-hosted peer networks that are spearheading greater adoption of the LEED rating system within the industrial facilities, retail and restaurant, hospitality and venues and commercial real estate industries. LEED User Group Insights shares challenges, opportunities and best practices for the design, construction and operation of green buildings in these key sectors. LEED User Group: Industrial Facilities (LUGIF) was the first of four User Groups developed to...

In Industry 05.2.2016

Participate in a May 24 webinar on sustainable parking

The U.S. Department of Energy is offering a Better Buildings webinar on Tuesday, May 24: “All-Star LEEPers: Success Stories From the Parking Lot.” Hear stories from two organizations that experienced significant energy savings through lighting retrofits: Rachel Healy of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will discuss upgrades to Metro’s 25 parking garages that serve the transit system of the nation’s capital, and Frank Inoa of Arby’s...

In Industry 04.27.2016

Red Hook, Brooklyn reimagined as resilient, urban hub in new BASF interactive whitepaper

Amy Patel is a Commercial Key Account Manager at BASF Corporation, a USGBC Platinum member. In 2015, USGBC participated in two events hosted by BASF’s Creator Space™ to examine paths to resilience in urban, coastal neighborhoods. Findings from those discussions were recently published in the whitepaper “Co-creating solutions for urban neighborhoods in coastal cities." Coastal cities are on the front lines of climate change impacts. Cities such as New York are increasingly...

In Industry 04.14.2016

World green building trends 2016: Focus on China

In February, USGBC announced the results of research by Dodge Data and Analytics, with which USGBC has partnered, in the World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report. In a brief series, USGBC has highlighted specific aspects of the report.  Although China is still emerging as a green building market, the respondents to the World Green Building Trends survey expect rapid growth in the industry. Only 5 percent report that the current majority of their projects are green...

In Industry 04.7.2016

World green building trends 2016: Focus on India

Last month, USGBC announced the results of research by Dodge Data and Analytics, with which USGBC has partnered, in the World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report. In a brief series, USGBC will highlight specific aspects of the report.  Green building in India is experiencing major growth. According to the World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, green construction in the country accounts for 37 percent of respondents' total work. What's more, those...

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