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In Media 07.9.2014

U.S. Green Building Council launches real-time international market briefs

Briefs expand USGBC offerings aimed at green building market transparency on a global scale Washington, D.C. — (July 9, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allow any user to access aggregated LEED green building project information in the more than 150 countries with LEED projects underway. Following on the successful  U.S. state market briefs launched by USGBC in April, the...

In Media 06.19.2014

New USGBC Report Shows Growth in Demand for Green Homes: 150,000 Now LEED Certified

Report Ranks the Top States for LEED Certified Homes: California, New York and Texas Top the List Washington, D.C. — (June 19, 2014) —The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2013 and continues to grow steadily, according to the organization’s LEED in Motion: Residential report released today. The report is the latest in USGBC’s...

In Media 06.5.2014

USGBC Announces Expanded Support for LEED Green Building Program in India

India Third on List of Countries in the World with Most LEED-Certified Space New Delhi — (5 June 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creator and administrator of LEED, announced today it was expanding its support of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the popular global green building program, in India. “The uptake of LEED across the globe has been extraordinary,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “...

In Media 05.19.2014

U.S. Green Building Council’s Chapter Network to Convene this Week in Detroit

Over 350 Green Building Volunteers to Participate in Weeklong Event Promoting Green Development in Detroit and Across the U.S. Detroit — (May 19, 2014) — This week, hundreds of sustainability and green building advocates from around the country will convene in Detroit for the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Mid-Year Meeting, a gathering of volunteers dedicated to transforming lives and communities through high-performance structures that advance the health and well-...

In Media 07.7.2014

TERI and USGBC join forces to promote high performance buildings in India

New Delhi, June 7: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of high performance buildings in India and Southeast Asia. Developing a sustainable approach to the built environment is not only a global issue, but also a major concern for developing countries. TERI’s GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) and USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and...

In Media 06.17.2014

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Certification for World Cup Stadiums

Brazil is the Fifth Largest Among the Top Five Markets for LEED-Certified Buildings in the World Maracanã, South America’s Largest Stadium, Will Host Final World Cup Game Washington, D.C. — (17 June 2014) — Today, in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that several World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro....

In Media 06.3.2014

Canada is No. 1 Country for LEED Outside U.S. According to New Report from U.S. Green...

LEED in Motion: Canada is Latest Report Demonstrating Global Reach and Momentum of LEED Washington, D.C. — (June 3, 2014) — Canada stands as the largest international market for LEED green buildings and boasts more square meters of LEED-certified space than any other nation outside the United States, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED in Motion: Canada is the latest in a series of reports from USGBC designed to provide a...

In Media 05.15.2014

USGBC and Bank of America Announce Call for Applications for 2014 Affordable Green...

Fourteen LEED for Neighborhood Development Projects to Receive Funding and Resources Washington, D.C. — (May 15, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for the expanded 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program. The program, which awards financial and educational resources to developers of affordable housing in North America that are committed to building sustainable...

In Media 06.24.2014

USGBC Conference and Events Team Earns New Certification for Sustainable Event Management

Washington, D.C. — (June 24, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its Conference and Events team has earned certification under ISO 20121: 2012, a new standard signifying excellence in sustainable event planning and management. “As the leading voice in the movement toward a sustainable built environment, USGBC has a responsibility to set a strong example for the meetings and events industry in planning and running the most sustainable events...

In Media 06.9.2014

USGBC Releases New Report LEED in Motion: Greater China, Underscoring Regional Expansion...

Announcement Part of Multi-City and Multi-Country Council Visit Within Asia China Second Largest Market in the World for LEED Green Building Activity Beijing — (June 9, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that 29 of China’s 34 provinces are home to LEED-certified projects, according to its new report LEED in Motion: Greater China, a full showcaseof all LEED activity in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. To date, Greater China is home to 1,961 LEED...

In Media 05.20.2014

U.S. Green Building Council Launches New Magazine for Member Network

USGBC+ to Highlight Stories, Strategies, Lessons Surrounding Sustainable Green Building Washington, D.C. — (May 20, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched USGBC+, a new magazine for its community of nearly 13,000 member organizations that are committed to USGBC’s mission to create sustainable buildings and communities for all within this generation. The magazine is available as a complimentary amenity for USGBC members, which range from small...

In Media 05.13.2014

Majority of LEED Projects in Sweden Pursue the Highest Classes of LEED Certifications...

LEED in Motion: Sweden Notes Country is Likely to See a 33 Percent Increase in Certified Projects in 2014 Washington, D.C. — (May 13, 2014) — The majority of registered LEED projects in Sweden consistently go on to achieve the highest tiers of LEED certification, with 23 percent of all certified projects earning Platinum certification and 67 percent achieving Gold, according to LEED in Motion: Sweden, a new report from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The report also notes...

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