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In Media 09.30.2014

Affordable Green Neighborhood Grant Recipients Announced

Washington, D.C. – (Sept. 30, 2014) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced today the 11 projects selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods (AGN) grant program. Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects are pursuing certification under USGBC’s LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system and are notable for their planned affordable housing, compact design, commitment to green building and sites located...

In Media 09.22.2014

Greenbuild 2014 Coming to the Big Easy

Largest U.S. Sustainable Building Conference and Expo Taking Place in New Orleans Oct. 22-24 Dallas (Sept. 18, 2014) – Excitement and buzz are building as the final preparations take place for the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center. “Hanley Wood Exhibitions has a long history of producing successful events in New Orleans, and we are thrilled to bring Greenbuild to the Crescent City,” said Lindsay...

In Media 09.15.2014

Studies Reveal Growing Demand for LEED-Credentialed Professionals Across Building Sector

Washington, D.C. — (Sept. 15, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of a study of job postings from across the United States, revealing that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period. “This figure tells a powerful story about the value that building-industry employers assign to knowledgeable, LEED-credentialed professionals,” said Rick...

In Media 08.18.2014
The LEED Platinum Parkview Green in Beijing. Credit: Dennis Wu

BuildingGreen: Onsite Verification Part of LEED’s Global Vision

This article originally appeared on BuildingGreen.com on Aug. 12, 2014. GBCI will partner with Bureau Veritas to provide global support for LEED certification, with a focus on customer service and rigor. A new partnership between Bureau Veritas S.A. and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is key to the fulfilling the increasingly global ambitions of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  GBCI, which certifies building projects under USGBC’s LEED Rating System, will...

In Media 09.30.2014

Communities Across the Globe Join USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service

More than 3,700 service projects took place throughout the world with hundreds of thousands of volunteers participating Washington, DC – (Sept. 29, 2014) – The third annual Green Apple Day of Service, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, brought together hundreds of thousands of volunteers participating in 3,760 service projects in all 50 states and in 42 countries throughout the world. An initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (...

In Media 09.16.2014

Fifth Annual Campus Conservation Nationals Registration Opens

CCN encourages college campuses to reduce energy consumption (Washington, D.C.) Sept. 16, 2014 – Organizing partners The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, the Alliance to Save Energy and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the fifth annual Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) competition. From February through April 2015, participating schools will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest...

In Media 08.27.2014

USGBC and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED

WASHINGTON, DC - (August 27, 2014) - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program. This new initiative acknowledges USGBC’s success in leading the transformation of the built environment and sets up a pathway to take advantage of the materials...

In Media 07.31.2014

GBCI and Bureau Veritas Announce Strategic Business Partnership

Move Will Facilitate LEED Certification Process and Support Green Building in Global Hubs Washington, D.C. — (July 31, 2014) — Today, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the third-party certification body for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system, and Bureau Veritas SA, a leading global testing, inspection and certification body, announced a strategic business partnership. As part of the agreement, Bureau Veritas will...

In Media 09.24.2014

Greenbuild 2014 Opening Plenary Speakers Announced

Author Paul Hawken, NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to participate in a high-energy discussion on climate change Washington, D.C. (Sept. 24, 2014) – Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the speakers for the Opening Plenary of the 2014 Greenbuild Conference and Expo. The Opening Plenary, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the New Orleans Superdome, will feature leading author and...

In Media 09.16.2014

USGBC Announces 12 Winners of its LEED Earth Campaign

 Countries selected previously had no LEED buildings Washington, D.C. — (Sept. 16, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 12 countries now have their very first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building. Previously, LEED did not exist in these countries.  The countries — Burundi, Croatia, Ecuador, Honduras, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Serbia, South Sudan, Ukraine and Venezuela —  were...

In Media 08.21.2014

Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and...

Move will coordinate Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions Washington, D.C. — (Aug. 21, 2014) — The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announce the signing of a memorandum to collaborate on the development of...

In Media 07.18.2014
Bangalore, India. Ming-yen Hsu via Flickr

Out now in The Hindu: USGBC's commitment to India, partnership with TERI

Ranjani Govind of The Hindu reports on a recent trip by USGBC executives to India and a major announcement of a new partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). LEED with a regional perspective Parameters will be applicable to India's climate, geography, and land-use laws The U.S. Green Building Council was in Bangalore last week to tie up an extra local stamping to its international LEED rating, making it more relevant to India. “Our multi-city trip to India will...

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