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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 01.26.2016

USGBC Releases the 2015 Top 10 States for LEED Green Building Per Capita in the U.S.

Illinois leads among all U.S. states for the third consecutive year; LEED momentum grows on the West Coast Washington, D.C.—(Jan. 26, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced its annual Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The per capita list highlights states throughout the country that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation. LEED-certified spaces use fewer energy and...

In Media 01.5.2016

USGBC Announces New Exam Pricing for Students

Higher education students will receive 50 percent discount to support future sustainability careers Washington, D.C. – (Jan. 5, 2015) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced for the first time that students will be able to take the LEED Green Associate exam for a reduced fee of $100. The regular exam price is $200 for USGBC members and $250 for non-members. “As the need for STEM-centric professionals with proven experience and expertise grows, USGBC hopes to...

In Media 11.20.2015

Building and Real Estate Companies Join Call for Action on Climate Change

 Thornton Tomasetti, Skanska and JLL Join Dozens in the Built Sector Urging Policymakers to Act on One of the “Greatest Economic Opportunities of the 21st Century" WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Nov. 20, 2015) — As Paris readies for the COP21 International Climate talks, more than 54 building and real estate companies, including Thornton Tomasetti, Skanska and JLL, announced today that they have signed on to the Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration, a business call...

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...

In Media 01.15.2016

GBCI to Administer Green Garage Certification Program

New GBCI offering recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment Washington, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2016)—Today, GBCI, the certification body for USGBC’s global LEED green building rating system, announced it will now administer the Green Garage Certification Program through its acquisition of the Green Parking Council. “Parking and sustainability are not mutually exclusive concepts. Every story about a green building is a story...

In Media 12.8.2015

Greenbuild 2015 Delivers Monumental Event in Washington, D.C.

Increase in attendance, sold-out sessions and high-level speakers among highlights of week Dallas (Dec. 8, 2015) – Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the results of the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held Nov. 18-20 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Attendance was 19,058, a significant increase over the 2014 event. There were 548 exhibiting companies participating in 144,300 square feet of exhibit and...

In Media 11.19.2015

2015 USGBC Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Awards presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. — (Nov. 19, 2015) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of the 2015 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. The recipients were recognized at the annual USGBC Leadership Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking...

In Media 01.27.2016

USGBC Announces the 2015 Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities in Mainland China...

Washington, D.C.—(January 27, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the 2015 Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities in Mainland China participating in LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Top 10 list highlights the provinces and municipalities in China making significant strides in sustainable building design and accelerating market transformation by bringing healthier buildings to the people of China. Shanghai topped the list, with over 2.4...

In Media 01.15.2016

GBCI and India Smart Grid Forum Collaborate on Sustainable Power Systems

New collaboration will accelerate market transformation of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in the region through GBCI’s PEER program for sustainable power grid performance New Delhi, India (15 January 2016)—Today, GBCI and India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) announced a collaboration on sustainable power systems in India and Southeast Asia designed to accelerate market transformation of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in the region through GBCI...

In Media 12.3.2015

U.S. Green Building Council Commits to Scaling LEED Green Buildings to More Than 5...

USGBC’s ambitious commitment made at COP21 in Paris today Paris, France (Dec. 3, 2015) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will commit to scaling green buildings to more than 5 billion square feet (478 million square meters) over the next five years through the LEED and EDGE green building rating systems. USGBC’s commitment was made at Buildings Day, an official event at the United Nations climate negotiations conference known as COP21. “As...

In Media 11.18.2015

Energy Conservation and Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public Schools

Energy Conservation and Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public Schools New poll from U.S. Green Building Council shows that more than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings (Washington, D.C.) – Nov. 18, 2015 – Energy conservation and improved student performance top the list of reasons why Americans believe the country’s public school buildings should be upgraded, according to a...

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