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In Media 09.22.2015

New LEED report shows LEED green building gaining popularity in Germany, Austria and...

BERLIN, GERMANY—(Sept. 21, 2015)—Today, the new LEED in Motion: D-A-CH (Deutschland, Austria & Switzerland) report was released, showing that green building is gaining momentum in Central Europe, and is currently buoyed by Germany, the region’s unquestioned economic power and one of the top 10 countries using the global LEED green building rating system. According to the report, the D-A-CH region is home to 203 LEED-certified projects and an additional 537 LEED-registered...

In Media 09.8.2015

Mahesh Ramanujam Named Incoming CEO of U.S. Green Building Council

Washington, D.C. – (Sept. 8, 2015) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced today that USGBC’s Chief Operating Officer Mahesh Ramanujam has been named incoming Chief Executive Officer, and will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi, the visionary co-founder of USGBC and current CEO, steps down at the end of 2016. “Mahesh has a highly impressive track record of success in both his role as USGBC’s COO and as President of Green...

In Media 08.28.2015

2015 Legendary Leader Award: Lois Vitt Sale [video]

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In 2015, six awards were given out to a total of nine individuals and groups whose dedication and commitment to assisting in USGBC's mission of creating a more sustainable built environment is demonstrated by their passion and hard work through volunteerism. For this installment, we highlight Lois Vitt...

In Media 08.11.2015

New LEED Report Shows a Green Building Boom for Brazilian Economy

Brazil increases its global share of the green building market with LEED São Paulo, Brazil—(Aug. 11, 2015)— Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released LEED in Motion: Brazil, a report showing significant gains in the green building market in Brazil and year-over-year growth in LEED certifications in the country. The report comes at a time when the Brazilian green building industry is hosting South America’s premier green building conference, GreenBuilding...

In Media 09.16.2015

New Study Finds Green Construction is Major U.S. Economic Driver

Green building sector of the U.S. construction industry slated to contribute 2.3 million jobs in 2015, growing to 3.3 million by 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – (Sept. 16, 2015) – The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year, according to a new U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) study from Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH). The 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study, released today by...

In Media 09.8.2015

2015 Rising Star Award: Chi Chi Truong

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In 2015, six awards were given out to a total of nine individuals and groups whose dedication and commitment to assisting in USGBC's mission of creating a more sustainable built environment is demonstrated by their passion and hard work through volunteerism. For this installment, we highlight Chi...

In Media 08.24.2015

U.S. Mayors Step Up As Key Advocates for Climate Change Action During UN Conference in...

Local Climate Leaders Circle Brings Together More Than a Dozen Cities to Highlight Examples of Strong Climate Action WASHINGTON, DC – (August 24, 2015) – A coalition of U.S. mayors and city officials announced today that they will join the UN Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Paris in December to showcase their cities’ climate leadership and call for an ambitious international agreement that addresses our climate crisis and supports further action at the local level...

In Media 08.7.2015

Greenbuild Announces Annual Celebration Headliner

Fitz and The Tantrums to perform at the Newseum Washington, D.C. – (August 7, 2015) – Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are excited to announce indie soul/pop band Fitz and The Tantrums will headline the 2015 Greenbuild Celebration, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, from 7-10 p.m. at the Newseum, an interactive museum, in Washington, D.C. “We are excited to end this year’s Greenbuild with Fitz &...

In Media 09.10.2015

Greenbuild and NAHB Announce New Strategic Partnership

Expanded residential education to be offered at Greenbuild 2015 Dallas, TX -- (Sept. 9, 2015) – Informa Exhibitions and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are pleased to announce a new, strategic partnership for 2015. NAHB has signed on to become one of three Greenbuild Top Tier Partners for 2015, in addition to AIA and BOMA. Greenbuild will feature a variety of residential offerings at the 2015 event, inclusive of a residential product pavilion; a LEED v4 Platinum, net zero...

In Media 09.2.2015

North American Commercial Real Estate Sector Improves Sustainability Performance

New report shows REITs and private equity real estate funds embracing sustainability practices Amsterdam - (September 2, 2015) – GRESB, the global standard for portfolio-level sustainability assessment in the real estate sector, today released its 2015 data and industry report. The data and report are based on an assessment of 707 property companies and private equity real estate funds, representing 61,000 assets and USD 2.3 trillion in asset value. The report provides new insights...

In Media 08.18.2015

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED for Homes Award Winners

Annual recognition highlights projects, developers and builders leading the residential market for sustainable development Washington, D.C.  (August 18, 2015) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of its annual LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in residential green building. The awards are given to outstanding multi- and single-family residential and...

In Media 08.4.2015

USGBC Releases Statement on White House Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Green Building Council applauds President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy for their leadership this week in adopting the Clean Power Plan - a measure critical to the nation’s efforts to address climate change and all the human risks and impacts it entails. Importantly, EPA’s final rule aims to take advantage of market forces to realize significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions along with co-benefits to public health, such as fewer heart attacks and asthma...

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