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In Media 01.5.2016

USGBC Announces New Exam Pricing for Students

Higher education students will receive 50 percent discount to support future sustainability careers Washington, D.C. – (Jan. 5, 2015) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced for the first time that students will be able to take the LEED Green Associate exam for a reduced fee of $100. The regular exam price is $200 for USGBC members and $250 for non-members. “As the need for STEM-centric professionals with proven experience and expertise grows, USGBC hopes to...

In Media 11.20.2015

Building and Real Estate Companies Join Call for Action on Climate Change

 Thornton Tomasetti, Skanska and JLL Join Dozens in the Built Sector Urging Policymakers to Act on One of the “Greatest Economic Opportunities of the 21st Century" WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Nov. 20, 2015) — As Paris readies for the COP21 International Climate talks, more than 54 building and real estate companies, including Thornton Tomasetti, Skanska and JLL, announced today that they have signed on to the Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration, a business call...

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 12.8.2015

Greenbuild 2015 Delivers Monumental Event in Washington, D.C.

Increase in attendance, sold-out sessions and high-level speakers among highlights of week Dallas (Dec. 8, 2015) – Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the results of the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held Nov. 18-20 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Attendance was 19,058, a significant increase over the 2014 event. There were 548 exhibiting companies participating in 144,300 square feet of exhibit and...

In Media 11.19.2015

2015 USGBC Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Awards presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. — (Nov. 19, 2015) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of the 2015 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. The recipients were recognized at the annual USGBC Leadership Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking...

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 12.3.2015

U.S. Green Building Council Commits to Scaling LEED Green Buildings to More Than 5...

USGBC’s ambitious commitment made at COP21 in Paris today Paris, France (Dec. 3, 2015) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will commit to scaling green buildings to more than 5 billion square feet (478 million square meters) over the next five years through the LEED and EDGE green building rating systems. USGBC’s commitment was made at Buildings Day, an official event at the United Nations climate negotiations conference known as COP21. “As...

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. ...

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