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In Media 11.25.2013

Greenbuild Goes Global

  USGBC, Hanley Wood, GBC Italia and Veronafiere announce global strategic partnership to bring the popular green building conference & expo to Europe and the Mediterranean region Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region will launch in Verona, Italy October 8-10, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) November 25, 2013 – Last week, from the floor of the annual Greenbuild Conference’s International Summit, it was announced that Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region...

In Media 11.21.2013

U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2014 Board Members

Board upholds vision, values, mission of USGBC, steers global movement for sustainable buildings Washington, DC (Nov. 19, 2013) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the newly elected officers and directors to its 2014 Board of Directors. “USGBC is at the forefront of the green building movement, and its board is critical in determining how it engages with its membership and the industry,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC....

In Media 11.18.2013

USGBC and UL Environment Announce Exclusive Strategic Partnership on Building Materials...

Partnership will increase disclosure and awareness of building material products and processes to better inform building professionals and consumers November 18, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) —Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the global LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program, and Underwriter Laboratories (UL), the world’s leading safety and certification group, have announced an exclusive strategic partnership...

In Media 11.12.2013

U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 Class of LEED Fellows

Washington, D.C. — (Nov. 12, 2013) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the LEED Fellows Class of 2013. The LEED Fellows program recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED Professionals. After being nominated by their peers and undergoing an extensive portfolio review, 51 of the most accomplished sustainable building professionals were selected for the program. To...

In Media 11.22.2013

Friday Roundup: Greenbuild Edition

Here’s our weekly collection of green building in the media, Greenbuild edition: Keynote with Hillary Clinton: Clinton says sustainability has to be a priority, Associated Press  Clinton: Don’t vote for politicians who won’t compromise, CNN. Clinton says it’s up to voters to fix Washington, NBC. Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at Greenbuild International Conference, Politico General Event Coverage: Philly hosts green builders forum -- and walks the talk, ...

In Media 11.20.2013

LEED v4, the Newest Version of LEED Green Building Program Launches at USGBC’s Annual...

122 projects across the globe projects already using new LEED system Philadelphia, Pa. — (Nov. 20, 2013) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces that LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program, launched today at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia. LEED has revolutionized the marketplace since 1998 as the world’s premier benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings...

In Media 11.14.2013

USGBC’s Green Apple Bike Tour Rides from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA, Hosting...

Washington, D.C. – (Nov. 14, 2013) – Yesterday, nine USGBC Students and Emerging Professionals from across the U.S. joined the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on an eight day bike tour to USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Philadelphia. Inspired by last year’s cross-country bus tour to San Francisco, the Green Apple Bike Tour will be making three stops at local schools between Washington, D.C. and...

In Media 11.7.2013

Nearly 60,000 Global LEED Green Building Projects Span 10.6 Billion Square Feet: New...

Canada, India, China, UAE and Brazil lead with highest number of LEED projects outside the U.S. Washington, D.C. — (Nov. 7, 2013) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its second installment of the LEED in Motion report series: Places and Policies. The report states that there are nearly 60,000 LEED green building projects across the globe, spanning 10.6 billion square feet. Notably, Canada, India, China, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil lead the way for...

In Media 11.21.2013

Americans Voice Strong Mandate for Better School Buildings and Infrastructure in New...

90 percent of Americans agree that more money  needs to go toward fixing our nation’s school facilities Philadelphia – (Nov. 21, 2013) – A new independent nationwide survey reveals 3 out of 4 Americans are supportive of green schools. The survey, sponsored by United Technologies Corp. (UTC) and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, explores American’s attitudes toward the country’s public school buildings and investments to...

In Media 11.19.2013

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC Launches Global Coalition for Green Schools

 29 countries join coalition to support healthy, sustainable schools for all students around the world  Philadelphia, PA (November 19, 2013) – Today, at the Greenbuild Conference & Expo International Summit, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with the World Green Building Council (WGBC) announced the 29 founding members of the Global Coalition for Green Schools. The Global Coalition for Green Schools works...

In Media 11.14.2013

USGBC’s 2013 Leadership Awards Honor Innovation and Dedication in Sustainability Movement

Awards will be presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in PhiladelphiaWashington, D.C. — (Nov. 14, 2013) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the recipients of its 2013 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. The awards will be presented at the Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21, during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia....

In Media 10.30.2013

USGBC-NCC Launches Building Health Initiative

Dozens of companies pledge to promote healthy buildings and communities San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2013) - Adobe, CalPERS, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, salesforce.com, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 20 other corporations and institutions are committed as founding partners in a fast-growing movement to elevate green building as a public health benefit and accelerate the development of transparency standards in building materials. The U.S. Green Building Council-...

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