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In Media 09.2.2015

North American Commercial Real Estate Sector Improves Sustainability Performance

New report shows REITs and private equity real estate funds embracing sustainability practices Amsterdam - (September 2, 2015) – GRESB, the global standard for portfolio-level sustainability assessment in the real estate sector, today released its 2015 data and industry report. The data and report are based on an assessment of 707 property companies and private equity real estate funds, representing 61,000 assets and USD 2.3 trillion in asset value. The report provides new insights...

In Media 08.11.2015

New LEED Report Shows a Green Building Boom for Brazilian Economy

Brazil increases its global share of the green building market with LEED São Paulo, Brazil—(Aug. 11, 2015)— Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released LEED in Motion: Brazil, a report showing significant gains in the green building market in Brazil and year-over-year growth in LEED certifications in the country. The report comes at a time when the Brazilian green building industry is hosting South America’s premier green building conference, GreenBuilding...

In Media 07.23.2015

Future Greenbuild Dates Announced Through 2019

Internationally renowned, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building to rotate cities Washington, D.C. — (July 23, 2015) — Dates were announced today for future Greenbuild International Conference & Expo events through the year 2019 by Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council. “We are committed to rotating Greenbuild to very accessible locations to maximize attendee participation and exhibitor confidence. We ensure Greenbuild...

In Media 07.9.2015

Jane Henley joins USGBC's Global Market Development Team

Former chief of the World Green Building Council to promote green building market transformation throughout Asia Washington, DC - (July 9, 2015) –  USGBC announced today that Jane Henley, former chief executive officer of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), has come on board as a senior advisor to provide strategic guidance on global market development efforts in Asian markets. Head of the WorldGBC for more than five years, Henley made significant strides in the ongoing...

In Media 08.28.2015

2015 Legendary Leader Award: Lois Vitt Sale [video]

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In 2015, six awards were given out to a total of nine individuals and groups whose dedication and commitment to assisting in USGBC's mission of creating a more sustainable built environment is demonstrated by their passion and hard work through volunteerism. For this installment, we highlight Lois Vitt...

In Media 08.7.2015

Greenbuild Announces Annual Celebration Headliner

Fitz and The Tantrums to perform at the Newseum Washington, D.C. – (August 7, 2015) – Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are excited to announce indie soul/pop band Fitz and The Tantrums will headline the 2015 Greenbuild Celebration, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, from 7-10 p.m. at the Newseum, an interactive museum, in Washington, D.C. “We are excited to end this year’s Greenbuild with Fitz &...

In Media 07.22.2015

USGBC Announces International Rankings of Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building

Demand for sustainable buildings continues to grow throughout the globe Washington, D.C.—(July 22, 2015)—Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation, illustrating the ever-...

In Media 06.30.2015

USGBC Announces New Alignment with CALGreen

California embraces new path to achieve LEED certification as state struggles with drought San Diego, CA – (June 30, 2015) – USGBC announced today the availability of a new path forward for California project developers seeking LEED certification. This announcement comes in the midst of USGBC’s annual midyear conference for community leaders, Convergence, taking place from June 28–July 1 in San Diego. Starting July 1, nonresidential projects in California subject to...

In Media 08.24.2015

U.S. Mayors Step Up As Key Advocates for Climate Change Action During UN Conference in...

Local Climate Leaders Circle Brings Together More Than a Dozen Cities to Highlight Examples of Strong Climate Action WASHINGTON, DC – (August 24, 2015) – A coalition of U.S. mayors and city officials announced today that they will join the UN Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Paris in December to showcase their cities’ climate leadership and call for an ambitious international agreement that addresses our climate crisis and supports further action at the local level...

In Media 08.4.2015

USGBC Releases Statement on White House Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Green Building Council applauds President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy for their leadership this week in adopting the Clean Power Plan - a measure critical to the nation’s efforts to address climate change and all the human risks and impacts it entails. Importantly, EPA’s final rule aims to take advantage of market forces to realize significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions along with co-benefits to public health, such as fewer heart attacks and asthma...

In Media 07.14.2015

USGBC and UVA School of Medicine Awarded 
$1.2 Million Grant from Robert Wood Johnson...

Funds will help advance existing Green Health Partnership, research to promote healthy places Washington, DC – (July 14, 2015) – USGBC and the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA) announced today that they have been awarded a three year, $1.2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to advance their Green Health Partnership. This research initiative, led by Chris Pyke, Ph.D., (USGBC) and Dr. Matthew Trowbridge (UVA) directly addresses longstanding...

In Media 06.28.2015

Rick Fedrizzi to Step Down as USGBC’s CEO End of 2016

(Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2015) USGBC announced today that Rick Fedrizzi, the visionary founder of USGBC and CEO since 2003, will not seek renewal of his contract as USGBC’s CEO at the end of 2016, paving the way for an organizational leadership transition in 2017.

 “As one of the founders of USGBC, I never could have imagined the sweeping global impact the organization would have, the wide-ranging work that could be accomplished, the dramatic change in our industry that...

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