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In Industry 08.6.2015

Discover highlights of Greenbuilding Brasil 2015

The 6th annual Greenbuilding Brasil Conference will take place from Aug. 11-13 in São Paulo, Brasil. From the Opening Plenary to education sessions to a great exhibit hall, this is a conference not to be missed! Brazil is among the top four countries for LEED projects and certifications. With an expanding construction market, Brazil has a significant volume of new developments, generating jobs and wealth to the country. Analysts of this sector forecast significant growth by...

In Industry 07.31.2015

Three tips for increasing tenant engagement around energy

Building occupants directly and indirectly control a significant portion of a facility’s energy use. Positive engagement with building tenants is smart energy management, to be sure—but it’s also a sound business strategy. Here are three of the biggest reasons to hop on the tenant engagement bandwagon relative to your building’s energy use, along with three ways to get started today. 1. Tenants consume a lot of energy—give them the visibility they need to reduce...

In Industry 07.22.2015

Greenbuild Film Festival: Submit your film today

USGBC is pleased to announce our call to filmmakers for the Ninth Annual Greenbuild International Film Festival. In keeping with this year’s conference theme, Monumental Green, Greenbuild is seeking submissions including documentaries, films, and informational videos that promote innovative green building practices and address social, environmental, and health topics related to the built environment. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers passionate about the environment to join...

In Industry 07.14.2015

Call for nominations: Green Building & Design Women in Sustainability Leadership...

There is still time to nominate outstanding green building women leaders for this year’s Green Building & Design (gb&d) Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA). USGBC is a proud supporter of these awards, which help identify and advance current top female sustainability executives while recognizing, supporting and giving opportunities to future women in leadership. Think about the women who are committed to sustainability and are going beyond the call to advance change....

In Industry 08.6.2015

The Greenbuild 2015 Legacy Project: Capital Area Food Bank

The Greenbuild Legacy Project is a lasting gift of service, education, and thanks given every year to the city that hosts Greenbuild.  Past Legacy Projects have included: an interactive playground in Philadelphia, a green building education center in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans, and an urban food garden in San Francisco. This year’s Legacy Project is an urban food studio at the Capital Area Food Bank in Northeast Washington, DC, which will provide critical...

In Industry 07.30.2015

Register today for Greenbuilding Brazil

In Brazil, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are over 5.22 million gross square meters of LEED space and there are more than 991 LEED-certified and registered projects. Additionally, Brazil is currently the fourth market for LEED outside of the U.S.  You're invited to celebrate this success and attend the 6th Greenbuilding Brazil International Conference and Expo. Greenbuilding Brazil is the leading sustainable construction trade show in...

In Industry 07.21.2015

TalentFX at Greenbuild 2015: Your time to speak

This year, we’ve opened up six dynamic speaking opportunities as part of TalentFX at Greenbuild; TalentFx USGBC’s platform for emerging sustainability leaders. You, and your fellow winners, will have 25 minutes each to share your ideas, thoughts, and stories with students and professionals from around the globe.  Session types We’ll consider three types of sessions: Share (a story): It’s the buzzword that might actually get you a job—if you’re...

In Industry 07.14.2015

Green Italy tours designed around Greenbuild EuroMed 2015

Due to the tremendous success of their green tours of Italy over the past few years, John Boecker (7group) and Alberto Ballardini (Habitech) will be guiding tours of the Veneto/Trentino region designed around attending Greenbuild EuroMed 2015 in Verona. The following green tours provide a current perspective on place, culture, design, food and trends that form the foundations of sustainability: Full 7-day Green Tour: 12-18 October Like previous green tours led by John and Alberto, this journey...

In Industry 08.3.2015

The four-word business case for green buildings

Read the original version of this article on Huffington Post. I’m proud to be president of the organization that’s leading the world’s green building movement, the U.S. Green Building Council. Part of my responsibility is to distill our business case for green buildings into an easily understandable phrase. Luckily, I’ve had the benefit of advice from seasoned industry experts including our CEO and founding chair Rick Fedrizzi. As it turns out, the real estate market has...

In Industry 07.27.2015

Women in Green Power Breakfast: The challenge with mentorship

The Women in Green Power Breakfast will be held for a fourth year at Greenbuild 2015 taking place in Washington, DC. This year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (Nov. 18-20) will bring our movement together around the theme of “Monumental Green.” Greenbuild is the premier sustainable building conference and expo in the world, with more than 25,000 attendees every year, offering three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers, unmatched networking opportunities,...

In Industry 07.15.2015

New LEED Pilot Credit: Prevention through design

USGBC recently released a new pilot credit aimed at encouraging Prevention through Design (PtD) practices. The pilot credit was developed in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness, as part of an effort to explore the nexus between occupational safety and health and sustainable building practices.   Prevention Through Design, a one-point...

In Industry 07.9.2015

GBCI now administers EDGE in India

GBCI has recently been selected by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group to offer the EDGE green building certification system in India. By helping to incrementally push India’s new construction market forward, EDGE jumpstarts the mainstreaming of green buildings to help counter climate change. EDGE encourages resource-efficient building by establishing an effective entry-level option for affordable sustainable design and construction. EDGE is a measurable...

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