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In Industry 06.23.2014

Video: Make It Right rebuilds to LEED Platinum in New Orleans

We visited New Orleans with Make It Right, an organization that builds healthy, high-efficient and safe homes for people and communities in need. Forty percent of LEED for Homes units fall into the affordable housing sector, and you can see 100 of them, brought to fruition by Make It Right, on display in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina.  No one knows the impact of Make It Right’s work better than the families living in these...

In Industry 06.6.2014
Images courtesy of Terry Peck

By nature's design: Forest stewardship in action

This article was originally featured in the December 2013 issue of North Bay Biz magazine. Throughout the world, ancient cultures have demonstrated a reverence for trees as part of their core belief. Have we lost our way in the midst of progress and growth? On any typical weekend, American consumers plan home projects and purchase lumber. But very few take the time to consider the harvesting practices of the wood product they're about to purchase or the long-term effects of that selection...

In Industry 05.30.2014

Webinar: Building and maintaining partnerships in China

This webinar has been cancelled. In this webinar experts will discuss how to execute a successful strategy in China by building and maintaing partnerships. Learn from the on-the-ground, expert perspectives and prepare to enter China’s market. Learn about China's market for energy efficiency products and services. Gain insights on successful business development strategies for American firms. Get practical information and on-the-ground perspectives of key experts from industry and...

In Industry 05.9.2014
DPR Construction's LEED Platinum, net-zero office in Phoenix

The net-zero energy building challenge: Who will be next?

This blog post was co-authored by Ted van der Linden and Whitney Dorn of USGBC Platinum-level member DPR Construction. In the ever-evolving sustainable design and construction arena, some owners and project teams are setting their sights on a challenge that seemed improbable just a short time ago. That challenge? Creating net-zero energy, or ZNE, buildings. These buildings produce as much or more energy as they consume each year. While ZNE buildings currently make up a very...

In Industry 06.12.2014

Women, Sports and the Environment Symposium in July

At the heart of the Green Sports Alliance is the goal to leverage the power of the sports industry to create broad cultural change as it pertains to environmental stewardship, community health and sustainability. A key part of this vision is to ensure all members of the sports community are actively engaged and using their unique skills to advance the green sports movement, and the Women, Sports and the Environment (WSE) Symposium provides an opportunity to convene and support women from all...

In Industry 06.4.2014

Going green with Kimberly-Clark

When it comes to buildings, new and old alike, sustainability is no longer simply about design. it’s also about ensuring high-level, ongoing, and environmentally sound operations. When MGM Resorts International began work on CityCenter—an 18-million-square-foot complex of resorts, residential towers, stores, and conference space in Las Vegas—there was no question that the company would be building green. Like a growing number of developers, MGM Resorts knew that sustainable...

In Industry 05.23.2014

You're invited: Leadership @USGBC

USGBC is honoring the industry leaders and corporate citizens whose dedication to green building is setting the new standard in smart business and sustainability. As a transformative leader, we invite you to celebrate your own accomplishments alongside the best and brightest of the sustainability world, from Fortune 500 companies to the heads of sustainable brands. Please join us for an evening of conversation, celebration and thought leadership with USGBC President & CEO Rick Fedrizzi and...

In Industry 05.9.2014

President Obama doubles down on better buildings

What a difference leadership makes. Today, President Obama has taken significant action once again to maximize the environmental and economic benefits of better buildings. If there’s one sector where it makes sense to do more and do it faster, it’s in our buildings, and I applaud the President for seeing the same opportunity in buildings that we see. We know buildings account for 40% of our energy use, 71% of our electricity use and 40% of our climate emissions. But at USGBC we...

In Industry 06.6.2014

Education at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles

The USGBC community is invited to America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 20-22. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, this exciting three-day celebration of modern design invites you to explore the latest sustainable design trends, attend thought-provoking conversations, network face-to-face with industry leaders, tour some of the area’s greenest homes, and more! Be sure not to miss keynote speaker Stephen Burks...

In Industry 06.2.2014

Rick Fedrizzi on President Obama's proposal to reduce carbon dioxide pollution

Combating climate change is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. We will be defined by how we respond to this challenge and the actions we take today to ensure a better future for our children and our children’s children.  And there is no more powerful action than leading by example. On behalf of all of us at U.S. Green Building Council and across our global green building community, we applaud President Obama for taking the nation’s first regulatory action to set...

In Industry 05.21.2014

You’re Invited to Dwell on Design in Los Angeles

We invite the USGBC community to America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 20-22. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, this exciting three-day celebration of modern design invites you to explore the latest sustainable design trends, attend thought-provoking conversations, network face-to-face with industry leaders, tour some of the area’s greenest homes, and more! Keynote Speaker: Stephen Burks,...

In Industry 05.7.2014

Join us at the 7th EE Global Forum in Washington, DC

Registrations are still available to attend the energy efficiency forum of the year: EE Global 2014. With the 7th EE Global Forum quickly approaching, now is the time to confirm your plans to join USGBC and other leaders in Washington, D.C., May 20-21. As an EE Global attendee, you will have the opportunity to hear speakers including U.S Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz discuss the questions facing our energy sector, environment, and economy. The list doesn’t stop there....

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