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In Industry 05.27.2016

GRESB event: Health and Well-being in Commercial Buildings

Join GRESB for an exclusive event exploring the emerging opportunities for institutional investors, property companies and funds to create value and manage risk by promoting health and well-being in commercial buildings. Learn about game-changing academic research with practical insights about emerging technology and new tools. Hear perspectives from institutional investors, leading property companies, developers and tenants. The event will be hosted by Vornado Realty Trust. When: Thursday,...

In Industry 05.19.2016

Education at Greenbuilding Brasil 2016

The seventh Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference and Expo will take place August 9–11, 2016, at the São Paulo Expo in São Paulo, Brazil. The Greenbuilding Brasil expo will be co-located with the High Design–Home and Office Expo, an international high-end furniture exhibition with solutions for architecture and interior design projects. From an inspiring education program to networking opportunities to an expansive expo hall, you will not want to miss...

In Industry 05.16.2016

Meet us at the 2016 AIA Convention

Heading to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual convention from May 19 to 21 in Philadelphia? Members of the USGBC and SITES teams will be available on the expo floor. Visit us to say hello! Stop by the USGBC booth (#3315) to get all of your USGBC and LEED questions answered. Learn more about LEED v4, LEED professional credentials and all the latest products and resources USGBC has to offer.  Learn more about the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) at...

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 Industry 05.24.2016

Last chance to secure early adopter pricing for SITES

Early adopter pricing for SITES expires next Tuesday, May 31—take advantage of this offer and register your project today! Any project that registers between now and May 31 will save $1,500 on paid registration and registration/certification bundle fees. For USGBC and ASLA members, that means that registration will only be $1,000!  If you have a project that you know will be pursuing SITES in the future, it’s to your advantage to register now....

In Industry 05.18.2016

Top 5 ways to connect with USGBC at AIA

Are you attending AIA 2016 in Philadelphia, Pa., this week?  If you are, here are the top five ways to connect with USGBC, LEED and SITES on the expo floor and at the convention center: Stop by the USGBC booth #3315 to get all of your LEED questions answered. Learn more about LEED v4, LEED professional credentials and all the latest products and resources USGBC has to offer. Hear about the new LEED Integrative Process for Health Promotion pilot credit at USGBC's booth (#3315). Join us...

In Industry 05.12.2016

Sustainable building in India: The value of LEED professional credentials

This article was originally published in the April 2016 issue of IA&B magazine as "Sustainable Building in India: The Value of LEED Professional Credentials" and is adapted with permission.  A candid conversation with Rishabh Kasliwal, Managing Director, Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd: Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd. provides comprehensive energy consulting, analytics, building commissioning and sustainability solutions to commercial, residential and industrial clients. It was...

In Industry 05.5.2016

Sustainable building in India: Leading with LEED

This article was originally published in the March 2016 issue of IA&B magazine as "Sustainable Building in India: Leading with LEED."  A candid conversation with Shabbir Kanchwala, Senior Vice President at the K. Raheja Corp.: What role does green building certification play in K. Raheja Corp.’s development projects? K. Raheja Corp. ranks among the leading real estate developers in India. From its humble beginnings in 1956, the company has grown and diversified into...

In Industry 05.19.2016

Learn about EDGE in our free and engaging course

Have 30 minutes to spare?  Want to learn all about EDGE? Take our new, free and engaging course: Introduction to EDGE. An innovation of International Finance Corporation, EDGE is a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient. EDGE comprises a web-based software application, a global standard and a certification system. GBCI administers EDGE certification in nearly 120 countries around the world and is...

In Industry 05.16.2016

Webinar series from DOE on building envelope technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Building Alliance and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are kicking off a new webinar series focused on advancing envelope technologies in commercial buildings. The webinars will serve as an opportunity for commercial building owners, operators and facility managers to discuss and learn about the latest innovations and best practices in increasing efficiency of building envelopes. DOE and ORNL staff will also engage with participants to address...

In Industry 05.12.2016

Participate in an EDGE Technical Workshop on June 9 in Bhubneshwar, India

The EDGE Technical Workshop is geared toward project teams and consultants and covers the basics of EDGE, the EDGE certification process and how to use the EDGE software. An innovation of International Finance Corporation, EDGE is a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient. EDGE comprises a web-based software application, a universal standard and a certification system. Poised to jump-start green...

In Industry 05.5.2016

First CLT hotel in the U.S. signals greater use of engineered wood in the buildings market

Lendlease recently celebrated the opening of the new Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal, the first hotel in the United States to be completely constructed using cross laminated timber (CLT). The hotel’s completion, made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Army, Lendlease and IHG Army Hotels, highlighted the many benefits and potential uses for CLT in both private and public developments. Murray Woolcock, executive general manager at Lendlease, shared insight...

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