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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 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 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...

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 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 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...

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