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In LEED 06.18.2015

Classic, timeless and sustainable cities: Jiaming Investment looks towards the future

Every story about a green building is a story about people. LEED buildings have a direct impact on the people who eat, live, work and play in them: these high-performing buildings boost the health, productivity and happiness of millions of people across the globe. Leaders across the globe understand that LEED is a powerful market tool that works. Every story about a LEED building is a story about leaders. These leaders recognize that LEED enhances a company’s triple-bottom line, helps...

In Education 06.17.2015

Register to attend an upcoming webinar on WELL Typologies and Pilots

Attend an upcoming webinar on WELL Typologies and Pilots to learn about different project types and features of the WELL Building Standard® that can be applied across real estate sectors. Jaclyn Whitaker will walk through WELL Project Typologies, taking into account specific considerations for each building type and construction phase. Soyoung Hwang will introduce the pilot standards for Multifamily Residential, Educational Facilities, Retail, Restaurant, and Commercial Kitchen,...

In Education 06.17.2015

Top 3 courses to take this month (June 2015)

You want the best courses and we've got them. Check out this month's top courses to grow your green building and sustainability knowledge. Check out May's top three courses created by USGBC Education Partners. Introduction to the WELL Building Standard, created by Education Partner International WELL Building Institute. Gain an overview of the WELL Building Standard, covering benefits, structure, and the certification process. Top 10 Energy Conservation Measures for Data Centers...

In LEED 06.16.2015

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú achieves LEED certification

Latin America is home to some of the planet’s most beautiful places—the biodiversity of its forests and jungles, mountain ranges and coasts, and the rich history and culture—and Peru is no exception. Most visitors to the country head straight for its most prominent and historic site, Machu Picchu, the Incan citadel high in the Andes Mountains. But to understand the present and the future of Peru, head to the capital city Lima where sustainability leaders are making history. I...

In LEED 06.18.2015

Smart meets sustainable: Toronto’s premier smart building adopts the LEED Dynamic Plaque

Since it opened in 2010, 25 York Street has been a prominent fixture on the Toronto skyline. As one of the city’s premier smart buildings, this 30-story, LEED Platinum-certified facility can now count another accolade among its credits: it will be the first building in Canada to implement the LEED Dynamic Plaque—a near-real-time monitoring tool that will display the facility’s current performance across five categories: energy, water, waste, occupant...

In Center for Green Schools 06.17.2015

Pillars of success: Celebrating the 2015 ED-Green Ribbon Schools

“Where we learn matters” is the mantra of the Center for Green Schools; it reminds us that healthier, more sustainable schools are not a luxury, but a necessity.  On the evening of Wednesday, June 3, more than 325 green schools champions came together for a reception honoring the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools awardees. Working alongside U.S. Senator Patty Murray, the Center for Green Schools hosted the event to celebrate the enormous success of the...

In Industry 06.16.2015

USGBC+ collects three wins at 2015 EXCEL Awards

USGBC+ is USGBC’s first ever magazine for our valued members. Through our bimonthly publication we are committed to bringing you green building stories, strategies and lessons. And among other things the magazine also serves as a showcase of the phenomenal work of our members and the green building industry’s best and brightest minds. We're so excited to share that USGBC+ earned three EXCEL Awards at Association Media & Publishing’s 2015 Annual Meeting...

In Education 06.16.2015

Get to know USGBC Faculty Marc Mondor

USGBC Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in professional education, training, and facilitation. The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and sustainability. USGBC Faculty are committed to maintaining their knowledge and skills, while staying up-to-date in innovation in the field. You can access courses taught by USGBC Faculty on Education @USGBC.  Meet our USGBC...

In Education 06.18.2015

Take part in executive education presented by Harvard and USGBC

Global challenges require that we place human and planetary health at the core of what we do.  USGBC and the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have joined forces to bring you a suite of cutting edge executive education offerings that advance leadership in sustainability and health. Held on Harvard’s iconic Cambridge campus, each course is highly selective and features a dynamic curriculum led by world-class faculty that help...

In Industry 06.17.2015

How do I become a LEED Green Associate? [video]

Watch our video below to learn more about how you can become a LEED Green Associate. The LEED Green Associate credential is your gateway to green, demonstrating a robust, up-to-date understanding of current green building principles and best practices. We’ve created this credential for everyone; you don’t need previous LEED project experience to be eligible. Prep yourself on LEED v4 content by checking out our candidate handbooks and other online study materials. The exam is...

In Industry 06.16.2015

Saint-Gobain celebrates 350 years of innovation

It is extremely rare for an organization of any type or size to mark 350 years in existence, never mind 350 years of continued success and innovation. On June 3, I had the pleasure of spending the day with representatives of Saint-Gobain, a USGBC Platinum-level member, in celebration of the 350th anniversary of their company. Founded in France in 1665, under the reign of Louis XIV, Saint-Gobain has been innovative from the very beginning. Starting off as the Royal Manufactory of mirror...

In LEED 06.15.2015

Upcoming June deadline for LEED v2.0/2.2 projects: last day to submit for certification

Continuos improvement: It's the driving force and mantra behind the development of new versions of LEED. As the market continues to grow and evolve, LEED does the same. When new solutions are developed and new goals identified, previous versions of the LEED rating systems are retired or “sunset”—keeping the newest projects paired with the latest and best version. On June 27, 2015, the following rating systems will be closed for certification, i.e. sunset. LEED for New...

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