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In Media 08.21.2014

Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and...

Move will coordinate Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions Washington, D.C. — (Aug. 21, 2014) — The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announce the signing of a memorandum to collaborate on the development of...

In Media 07.18.2014
Bangalore, India. Ming-yen Hsu via Flickr

Out now in The Hindu: USGBC's commitment to India, partnership with TERI

Ranjani Govind of The Hindu reports on a recent trip by USGBC executives to India and a major announcement of a new partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). LEED with a regional perspective Parameters will be applicable to India's climate, geography, and land-use laws The U.S. Green Building Council was in Bangalore last week to tie up an extra local stamping to its international LEED rating, making it more relevant to India. “Our multi-city trip to India will...

In Media 06.19.2014

New USGBC Report Shows Growth in Demand for Green Homes: 150,000 Now LEED Certified

Report Ranks the Top States for LEED Certified Homes: California, New York and Texas Top the List Washington, D.C. — (June 19, 2014) —The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2013 and continues to grow steadily, according to the organization’s LEED in Motion: Residential report released today. The report is the latest in USGBC’s...

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 08.18.2014
The LEED Platinum Parkview Green in Beijing. Credit: Dennis Wu

BuildingGreen: Onsite Verification Part of LEED’s Global Vision

This article originally appeared on BuildingGreen.com on Aug. 12, 2014. GBCI will partner with Bureau Veritas to provide global support for LEED certification, with a focus on customer service and rigor. A new partnership between Bureau Veritas S.A. and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is key to the fulfilling the increasingly global ambitions of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  GBCI, which certifies building projects under USGBC’s LEED Rating System, will...

In Media 07.7.2014

TERI and USGBC join forces to promote high performance buildings in India

New Delhi, June 7: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of high performance buildings in India and Southeast Asia. Developing a sustainable approach to the built environment is not only a global issue, but also a major concern for developing countries. TERI’s GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) and USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and...

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 07.31.2014

GBCI and Bureau Veritas Announce Strategic Business Partnership

Move Will Facilitate LEED Certification Process and Support Green Building in Global Hubs Washington, D.C. — (July 31, 2014) — Today, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the third-party certification body for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system, and Bureau Veritas SA, a leading global testing, inspection and certification body, announced a strategic business partnership. As part of the agreement, Bureau Veritas will...

In Media 06.24.2014

USGBC Conference and Events Team Earns New Certification for Sustainable Event Management

Washington, D.C. — (June 24, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its Conference and Events team has earned certification under ISO 20121: 2012, a new standard signifying excellence in sustainable event planning and management. “As the leading voice in the movement toward a sustainable built environment, USGBC has a responsibility to set a strong example for the meetings and events industry in planning and running the most sustainable events...

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...

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