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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 10.7.2015

Groundbreaking agreement signed between green building groups USGBC and GBCI and Delhi...

New collaboration poised to greatly accelerate the LEED® certification of new and existing metro stations. Washington, D.C.—(October 7, 2015)—Today, USGBC, GBCI and the Delhi Metrorail Corporation (DMRC) signed a groundbreaking agreement that will greatly accelerate the LEED certification of new and existing metro stations across the country. “Through this new collaboration, our organizations will work together to implement...

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 09.28.2015

Volunteers across the globe participate in USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service, school...

More than 4,600 projects, events and commitments with hundreds of thousands of volunteers globally, make environmental improvements in schools and communities Washington, DC – (Sept. 28, 2015) – Volunteers came together in schools and communities across the globe on Saturday, September 26 for the Green Apple Day of Service, an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. Students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations and companies participated in 4,...

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...

In Media 09.22.2015

GBCI named global certification provider for IFC’s EDGE green building system

Latest move allows GBCI to continue to expand its role in mass market transformation to green buildings Washington, D.C.—(September  22, 2015) – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) was named global certification provider by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for its EDGE green building certification system. This partnership will help jumpstart mass market transformation to green buildings in nearly 100 developing countries across the...

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