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In Media 05.1.2014

U.S. Green Building Council Releases Ranking of Top 10 Countries for LEED Outside the U.S.

Totals Represent Global Applicability, Adaptability of World’s Foremost Program Guiding Green Building Washington, D.C. — (May 1, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, demonstrating the global reach of the movement that is transforming the built environment into healthy, high-performing structures that benefit the planet and all of its people. “The global community...

In Media 04.8.2014

Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified

Major milestone for the global green building industry Washington, D.C. — (April 8, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe. “This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case for healthy, sustainable buildings,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “More...

In Media 03.25.2014

Education, Business and Environmental Leaders Call for Action to Ensure Universal...

Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability Washington, D.C. — (March 25, 2014) — Today, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, together with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), released a National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability, a call for action to ensure that Education for Sustainability (EfS) is accessible to all students across the...

In Media 01.23.2014

U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 50,000th Green Housing Unit Under LEED for Homes

44 percent of the homes classified as affordable housing Washington, D.C. — (Jan. 23, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the 50,000th LEED-certified green housing unit. “As one of the most rigorous green residential rating systems in the world, LEED for Homes is the standard against which all other such programs are measured,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Despite its demanding technical aspects that set a...

In Media 04.23.2014

U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time Green Building Data Resource for U.S....

Online State Market Briefs Set the Bar for Information Transparency with LEED Green Building Data and Activity Washington, D.C. — (April 23, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched its new online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. The enhanced state market briefs — highlighting LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals and USGBC membership in each state —...

In Media 04.3.2014

International Well Building Institute and Green Building Certification Institute Announce...

Global certification provider for the LEED Green Building Rating System to deliver third-party certification for the WELL Building Standard New York, NY (April 3, 2014) – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) today announced a formal collaboration that will streamline how LEED and WELL work together and demonstrate that green building and health and wellness go hand in hand. As a fundamental...

In Media 03.17.2014

USGBC Announces 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow

Washington, D.C. — March 17, 2014 — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Heather Joy Rosenberg, an independent sustainability consultant, as its 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. In this role, she will provide thought leadership on issues of social equity and the built environment. “This fellowship reflects USGBC's interest in digging deep into the issues around social equity,” said Rosenberg. “It builds on the great work already being...

In Media 12.20.2013

U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 20,000th LEED Commercial Project

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Plant in Knoxville, Tenn., Secures Distinction Washington, D.C. — (Dec. 20, 2013) — The movement for healthier, high-performing buildings has reached a new milestone, as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) issued the 20,000th LEED certification for a commercial project. This month, USGBC’s Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) certified the offices and staff services space in the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) plant...

In Media 04.10.2014

U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 LEED for Homes Award Winners

Washington, D.C. — (April 10, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of the 2013 LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in residential green building. The award categories recognize innovative multi- and single-family projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developers, an overall commitment to LEED for Homes and Project of the Year. Winners for...

In Media 04.3.2014

2016 Greenbuild Annual Conference & Expo to Take Place in Los Angeles

2016 Greenbuild Annual Conference & Expo to Take Place in Los Angeles Washington, D.C. — (Apr. 3, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Hanley Wood announced today that the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will move from San Diego, Calif. to Los Angeles, Calif. The announcement came during the Clinton Global Initiative’s 21st Century Infrastructure and Innovation for a Resilient Economy event, where Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti...

In Media 02.18.2014

USGBC Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building

Illinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia tops list Washington, D.C. — (Feb. 18, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. Utilizing less energy,...

In Media 12.11.2013

Ohio Leads the Nation with 100 LEED-Certified Public Schools and Hundreds More in the...

Ohio LEED schools save energy, money and resources and are healthier for students and faculty Washington, D.C. — (Dec. 11, 2013)— Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes the state of Ohio and the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) on the LEED® certification of the 100th public school building in the state. Ohio leads the country with more LEED-certified public schools than any other state, with hundreds more in the LEED pipeline. “The OSFC and the...

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