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In Media 04.13.2016

U.S. General Services Administration Adopts SITES, GBCI’s Land Development and Management...

Washington, D.C.—(April 13, 2016)—The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced it has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program. Owned and managed by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), SITES is the most comprehensive program for sustainable land development and management and is used by landscape architects, engineers, architects, developers and policymakers to align land development with innovative sustainable design. “Land is a...

In Media 04.5.2016

USGBC Announces New LEED Pilot ACP Designed to Help Eliminate Irresponsibly Sourced...

Washington, DC—(April 5, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the quarterly addenda to the LEED green building rating system, which includes a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and help rid our buildings of illegal wood by promoting the use of wood that is verified to be legal. The pilot ACP builds on the robust infrastructure that has been built around responsible wood sourcing and chain...

In Media 03.14.2016

GRESB Launches Health and Well-being Module for the Real Estate Industry

Health and well-being rapidly emerging as important area of opportunity for the industry March 14, 2016 (Amsterdam)—GRESB, the global standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessment of real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets, today announced the launch of the GRESB Health and Well-being Module. This new module is an optional supplement to the GRESB Real Estate Assessment, which is an annual survey on behalf of a large group of institutional investors that...

In Media 02.10.2016

GBCI and IDEA Commit to Enhanced Collaboration on Microgrids, District Energy and CHP

World’s leading green credentialing body and industry association collaborate to increase deployment of cleaner, resilient energy grids for more sustainable cities, communities and campuses Austin, TX—(Feb. 10, 2016)—Today, GBCI and the International District Energy Association (IDEA) announced a collaboration to work together and promote more sustainable, efficient and resilient electricity and thermal grids through the PEER program. The announcement was made at the...

In Media 04.8.2016

Greenbuild Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Overall waste diversion rate of 84 percent and 70 percent regional food sourcing among highlights for hometown event in Washington, D.C., at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C.—April 8, 2016—USGBC and Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate have released the 2015 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on energy use and waste management at the 2015 Greenbuild...

In Media 03.31.2016

USGBC and the GSNN Announce the 2016 Best of Green Schools Honorees

Recipients represent impressive environmental efforts in schools across the United States Pittsburgh—(March 31, 2016)—Today, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), announced the 2016 Best of Green School award recipients. The awards recognize 11 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the country and highlight the national leaders and innovators in...

In Media 02.18.2016

USGBC's New Report Reveals Hospitality Industry Poised for Tremendous Growth in...

LEED in Motion: Hospitality report highlights hotel brands across the world incorporating LEED and other sustainability practices Washington, D.C.—(Feb. 18, 2016)—Today, USGBC released its LEED in Motion: Hospitality report, which showcases tremendous industry growth in green building and defines the scale-up opportunities for the hospitality sector. Nearly 134 million square feet of hotel space is currently LEED-certified, and the report highlights some of the most impressive LEED-...

In Media 02.8.2016

USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi to Keynote the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo

More than 1,200 expected to convene in Pittsburgh for annual conference that brings together school thought leaders and champions Washington, D.C.—(Feb. 8, 2016)—The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), presented by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, and produced in partnership with the Green Schools National Network, is coming to Pittsburgh, Pa., March 31–April 1, 2016, at the LEED Platinum David Lawrence Convention Center. The conference will bring together green...

In Media 04.5.2016

USGBC Announces Quarterly Addenda to LEED

New materials addenda designed to foster holistic transformation in the building product industry Washington, DC—(April 5, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the quarterly addenda to LEED, which includes several materials addenda designed to foster holistic transformation in the building product industry: A new addendum to Option 1 of the Building Product Disclosure and Optimization—Material Ingredients will provide more flexibility for product manufacturers looking to...

In Media 03.23.2016

Groundbreaking Schools Report Shows Systemic Inequity in a State-By-State Analysis of...

New report by USGBC, the 21st Century School Fund and National Council on School Facilities projects a $46 billion annual deficit in U.S. school funding Washington, D.C.—(March 23, 2016)—The State of Our Schools: America’s K–12 Facilities report, released today by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the 21st Century School Fund and the National Council on School Facilities, shows that the nation faces a projected annual shortfall of $...

In Media 02.16.2016

USGBC Partners with Dodge Data and Analytics to Release World Green Building Trends...

New SmartMarket report shows global green building continues to double every three years Washington, DC (Feb. 16, 2016) – USGBC has announced the results of the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, to which USGBC is a contributing partner. The new report, conducted in nearly 70 countries, demonstrates that global green building continues to double every three years. The report also finds emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and...

In Media 02.3.2016

USGBC Announces New Director in Georgia

Beth Cope will lead the state’s green building efforts toward a more sustainable future Washington, D.C.—(Feb. 3, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the appointment of Beth Cope as the new director of USGBC Georgia. In this role, Cope will work to advance USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state. “Beth is a game-changer who will take the USGBC...

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