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In Media 03.25.2014

Education, Business and Environmental Leaders Call for Action to Ensure Universal...

Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability Washington, D.C. — (March 25, 2014) — Today, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, together with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), released a National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability, a call for action to ensure that Education for Sustainability (EfS) is accessible to all students across the...

In Media 01.23.2014

U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 50,000th Green Housing Unit Under LEED for Homes

44 percent of the homes classified as affordable housing Washington, D.C. — (Jan. 23, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the 50,000th LEED-certified green housing unit. “As one of the most rigorous green residential rating systems in the world, LEED for Homes is the standard against which all other such programs are measured,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Despite its demanding technical aspects that set a...

In Media 12.9.2013

USGBC’s New Report Demonstrates Impact, Transformative Power of LEED Green Building...

LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation is the third and final report in the 2013 series Washington, D.C. — (Dec. 9, 2013) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released the third and final installment of its LEED in Motion report series: Impacts and Innovation. The report details key impact areas and results of the thousands of projects that are utilizing the LEED® green building rating system, as well as innovation highlights related to LEED and green building...

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 03.17.2014

USGBC Announces 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow

Washington, D.C. — March 17, 2014 — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Heather Joy Rosenberg, an independent sustainability consultant, as its 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. In this role, she will provide thought leadership on issues of social equity and the built environment. “This fellowship reflects USGBC's interest in digging deep into the issues around social equity,” said Rosenberg. “It builds on the great work already being...

In Media 12.20.2013

U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 20,000th LEED Commercial Project

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Plant in Knoxville, Tenn., Secures Distinction Washington, D.C. — (Dec. 20, 2013) — The movement for healthier, high-performing buildings has reached a new milestone, as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) issued the 20,000th LEED certification for a commercial project. This month, USGBC’s Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) certified the offices and staff services space in the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) plant...

In Media 12.5.2013

USGBC Commends President Obama’s Memorandum to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in Building...

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 5, 2013) – Today, President Obama signed a memorandum directing the federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, more than double the current level. Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, released the following statement: We in the green building community applaud President Obama for taking bold action today to accelerate innovative energy efficiency initiatives across the...

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 02.18.2014

USGBC Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building

Illinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia tops list Washington, D.C. — (Feb. 18, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. Utilizing less energy,...

In Media 12.11.2013

Ohio Leads the Nation with 100 LEED-Certified Public Schools and Hundreds More in the...

Ohio LEED schools save energy, money and resources and are healthier for students and faculty Washington, D.C. — (Dec. 11, 2013)— Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes the state of Ohio and the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) on the LEED® certification of the 100th public school building in the state. Ohio leads the country with more LEED-certified public schools than any other state, with hundreds more in the LEED pipeline. “The OSFC and the...

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...

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