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In Industry 12.12.2013

Watch Live! The Atlantic Energy and Infrastructure Super Summit 2013

Today, our very own Scot Horst and Mahesh Ramanujam will be speaking at The Atlantic Energy and Infrastructure Super Summit. The Atlantic has gathered a select group of senior leaders for conversations on innovative water conservation efforts, evolving green building standards, and the future of energy policy and infrastructure investment through one-on-one interviews and panel discussions. Watch the program as it unfolds, and join the conversation via #ATLEnergy.  WATCH LIVE   AGENDA Thursday...

In Industry 12.6.2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pedronet via Flickr

Friday Roundup: Building green in the Kingdom, Philadelphia's Platinum neighborhood

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips: ‘Green buildings’ concept takes root in Kingdom, Arab News. USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to laud progress made and encourage further action. A 'green walk' to the SEPTA station, Philadelphia Inquirer. Paseo Verde, a mixed-income community developed by the Jonathan Rose Cos., is the first Platinum-certified LEED for Neighborhood Development v2009 project in the United States. 5 of the Most Important...

In Industry 11.8.2013
puroticorico via Flickr

Friday Roundup: Stop LEED ban in Ohio, sustainability top concern in healthcare

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips: Senators try to ban ‘green’ standards, Columbus Dispatch. The chemical industry lobby is trying to prohibit LEED for all public buildings in Ohio — don’t let them! Putting Green Healthcare Design Knowledge To Work, Healthcare Design. “Hospitals and medical centers of all sizes are demanding that sustainability be an integral feature in their facilities.” Our Opinion: Springfield's green...

In Industry 10.31.2013

Certification showing it’s worth the investment

At a time when businesses, governments and consumers are looking for ways to deliver the most sustainability 'bang for their buck', credible standards are starting to show that they're worth the investment.   Around the world, governments, companies and consumers are thirsty for ways to support responsible business practice and to trust that the products they endorse are making a measurable difference for people and the planet. With so many options now at their disposal, one of the...

In Industry 12.11.2013

Research Preview: Review of Health Language in LEED

USGBC has promoted building industry transformation as the path to improved global and human health since our organization's infancy. Research Preview: Review of Health Language in LEED comes at an important time in the history of the green building movement as the large building industry is now focusing on issues related to human health in the built environment. It clearly indicates that LEED has a longstanding history promoting improved human health, comfort and wellbeing....

In Industry 12.5.2013

Local sustainability tradeshows keep growing

Greenbuild continues to be one of the industry’s most successful trade shows… but how are local sustainability shows faring? Read one city’s story – and share your own. Last month, many of us had the pleasure of going to Philadelphia for Greenbuild 2013. And going to Greenbuild is a bit like going on vacation… when it’s over, you can’t wait to go back. But instead of waiting a whole year to attend your next sustainability trade show, see what your...

In Industry 11.6.2013

New Credentials account now available

We’re excited to announce the latest enhancements to your credential experience. Now you can manage your LEED credentials, view or report credential maintenance activities, and register for an exam on Check out these highlights: An intuitive dashboard to monitor learning. A consolidated experience, putting all your interactions with USGBC in one location: Simplified CE reporting forms to make reporting a breeze. More efficient renewal process that saves you time....

In Industry 10.25.2013
The skyline of Portland, Ore., home to 202 LEED-certified projects.

Friday Roundup: LEED stays out front, first v4 certification

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips: Clash of the green giants, Portland Tribune. This feature takes an in-depth look at why LEED is the world’s premier system for guiding the design, construction and operation of green buildings. World’s First LEED v4 Certified Project: Haworth Showroom in Beijing, Environmental Leader. The first certified LEED v4 project is in the books — and its location in China is a fitting testament to LEED’s continued...

In Industry 12.11.2013

Brazil, sustainably speaking

Today, in the midst of significant economic growth and social change, Brazil is preparing to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, arguably the world’s premier sporting event. From June 12 to July 13, the games will put Brazil front and center in the global spotlight. Last month, the organizers celebrated an important milestone on the road to the upcoming games. As the first of the 12 venues to be completed, Castelao Arena in Fortaleza became the first World Cup stadium to earn LEED certification...

In Industry 11.15.2013
Philadelphia, via Flickr

Friday Roundup: Going to Greenbuild, LEED at risk in Ohio

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips: Greenbuild expo slated for Philadelphia, Daily Commercial News. Join us next week in the City of Brotherly Love for the world’s biggest gathering dedicated to the green building movement. Schaffer resolution a bad idea, Lancaster Eagle Gazette. Ohio’s made huge progress in creating healthy, safe spaces for learning — don’t let the big chemical lobby scale back its progress. LEED vs. Green Globes, Portland...

In Industry 11.1.2013
San Francisco, via Flickr

Friday Roundup: California chapter highlights health, gearing up for Greenbuild

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips: Elevating green building as a health issue, San Jose Mercury News. The USGBC Northern California Chapter has launched the Building Health Initiative, partnering with companies such as Google, Adobe, Genentech and Kaiser Permanente. Greenbuild international conference happening in Pennsylvania, FOX 43 Central Pennsylvania. USGBC Senior Vice President of LEED Scot Horst was interviewed on the growing excitement around Greenbuild and the...

In Industry 10.24.2013

VERGE SF: Envisioning the future of big data and green building

Why "Big Data" will transform the design, construction, and operation of the built environment. So, an engineer, scientist, designer, and an entrepreneur walk into a bar… It could be the beginning of a bad joke, but in San Francisco last week these professionals all agreed on at least one thing: Big Data will transform the design, construction, and operation of the built environment. Last week, I had the privilege of joining four colleagues to talk to a packed house about “Big Data...

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