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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...

In Media 11.13.2015

USGBC Announces 2016 Board of Directors and Advisory Council

New governance structure supports the mission, vision and values of USGBC, advances green building movement and sustainable future Washington, D.C.—(Nov.13, 2015)—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today its 2016 Board of Directors and Advisory Council members. The new governance structure of two leadership bodies will officially be implemented in 2016.  “By having both a Board of Directors and an Advisory Council, we increase our ability to meet the...

In Media 11.3.2015

USGBC announces 2015 School District Scholarship recipients

School Districts to Benefit from Expertise and Ongoing Support  Washington, D.C. – Nov. 3, 2015 – The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the 2015 recipients of its school district scholarship program. The five selected school districts will receive ongoing support from the Center for Green Schools over the course of the next year and will benefit from connections with a broad network of school sustainability leaders. ...

In Media 10.8.2015

Green Building Japan and USGBC collaborate on further adoption of LEED in Japan

Today, Green Building Japan (GBJ) and USGBC announced a collaboration that is designed to further accelerate the adoption of LEED v4, the latest version of the LEED building program, in Japan. LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.  As part of the collaboration, GBJ and USGBC have begun a pilot test of a new Alternative Compliance Path (...

In Media 11.18.2015

GBCI Announces S&C as First Leading Partner for PEER Program

GBCI Announces S&C as First Leading Partner for PEER Program PEER aims to transform the way power systems are designed and evaluated Washington, D.C. – Nov. 18, 2015 – Today, Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) announces S&C Electric Company, smart grid leader, as the first Leading Partner for the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) program. PEER is the driving force behind USGBC’s vision to transform power systems, it is the nation...

In Media 11.12.2015

USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi's Greenthink Explains How Profit Can Save the Planet and How...

Pulling from decades of success in sustainable business, the CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council argues that when businesses and environmentalists collaborate, everybody profits  (Washington, DC) Nov. 12, 2015 – A culmination of decades of being at the forefront of national sustainability initiatives, Greenthink by Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of USGBC, puts forth an argument that is as controversial as it is clear: leverage the motive of profit to...

In Media 10.20.2015

2015 Class of LEED Fellows Announced

LEED Fellows are LEED professionals known as best-of-the-best in green building design, engineering and development Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 20, 2015) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) today announced its 2015 class of LEED Fellows. This year’s 35 Fellows are being honored for their outstanding work as LEED professionals and for the significance of their contributions to the green building community at large. The LEED Fellow designates the most exceptional...

In Media 10.8.2015

James Cameron to headline Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Opening to be moderated by Mika Brzezinski and will focus on meaningful discussion around climate change Washington, D.C. (Oct. 8, 2015)—Informa Exhibitions U.S. and USGBC announce acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron as the opening plenary speaker at Greenbuild 2015, with moderator Mika Brzezinski, host, author and journalist. Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will hold its opening plenary on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 8:00–10:00 a.m. at...

In Media 11.18.2015

USGBC and GBCI Collaborate with Shougang to Further LEED Green Buildings in China

New 863-hectare Beijing development aims to be “world model” of green city Washington, D.C. (18 Nov 2015) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. signed into a collaboration with Beijing-based Shougang, one of China’s largest steel companies and Fortune 500 company. The partnership aims to incorporate LEED, the WELL Building System and other green building rating systems into a new, mixed-use development on an old factory site...

In Media 11.10.2015

USGBC working group unanimously approves new guidance for LEED Materials & Resources...

New guidance helps product manufacturers offer insight into material and supply chain sustainability (Washington, DC) Nov. 10, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of its Supply Chain Optimization Working Group, a group that was chartered to develop implementation procedures within option 3 of the LEED v4 Materials & Resources credit (Building Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients). The working group has recommended ...

In Media 10.13.2015

Italy Reaches Nearly 300 Projects Using LEED

New report: LEED in Motion: Italy from the U.S. Green Building Council demonstrates global reach and European momentum of the world’s most widely used green building rating system Verona, Italy — (14 Oct. 2015) — Italy is now home to 297 LEED-certified and registered projects totaling more than 4.5 million gross square meters of space, according to LEED in Motion: Italy, a new report released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at the Greenbuild Europe & the...

In Media 10.8.2015

Second Nature and USGBC announce 2015 winners in higher education climate leaders...

Two-year and four-year higher education institutions demonstrate ongoing commitment and leadership WASHINGTON, DC—(Oct. 8, 2015)—Second Nature, a national nonprofit that works to build a sustainable and positive global future through collaboration with leadership networks in higher education, in partnership with the Center for Green Schools, today announced that two academic institutions have been selected to receive the sixth annual Climate Leadership Awards. The awards recognize...

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