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In Media 11.20.2014

Greenbuild 2014 Delivers Strong Event in New Orleans

Education, LivingHome, Net Zero Zone, Opening Plenary & Celebration & Community Engagement Highlights of the Week Washington, D.C. - (Nov. 20, 2014) – Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the results of the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held October 22-24, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Attendance at the event totaled 17,507, with 552 exhibiting companies participating in 142,000 sf of exhibit and display...

In Media 11.6.2014

USGBC Announces the Addition of Six New Members to the LEED International Roundtable

Washington, D.C. – (Nov. 6, 2014) – USGBC announced today the addition of six new member organizations to its LEED International Roundtable, a team of practitioners, green building experts and organizations from around the world working toward increasing the global application and adoption of LEED.  The newest members include The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India, the Costa Rica Green Building Council, the Trinidad and Tobago Green Building Council, the Kazakhstan...

In Media 10.23.2014

New USGBC Report Estimates More Than 1.2 Million People Experience a LEED-Certified...

‘LEED in Motion: Retail’ report also reveals nearly 8,000 retailers worldwide participate in LEED Washington, D.C – (Oct. 23, 2014) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today a new report detailing the extensive involvement of the retail industry with LEED and the impact of the globally recognized green building rating system on retail development and the consumer experience. The release of the LEED in Motion: Retail report was announced at USGBC’s...

In Media 10.15.2014

GBCI Joins Forces with GRESB

Move creates asset-to-portfolio toolkit for measuring sustainability of world’s largest asset class Washington, D.C. (Oct. 15, 2014) – The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body for the global LEED® green building rating system, the WELL Building Standard®, the PEER™ program and other sustainability initiatives, announced today that it has acquired GRESB (the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark), an industry-driven organization...

In Media 11.19.2014

USGBC Awarded Top Global Environmental Prize for Entrepreneurial Vision from UNEP

USGBC honored for service to the planet with Champions of the Earth award Washington, D.C. (Nov. 19, 2014)—USGBC was honored today as a winner of the United Nations’ top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award. The award, which is usually received by an individual, was won by USGBC for its outstanding contribution to sustainable building through its LEED green building rating system, currently the most widely used green building program worldwide. “To...

In Media 10.30.2014

USGBC Announces 2014 School District Scholarship Recipients

School Districts to Receive Hands-on Sustainability Support Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 30, 2014) – The Center for Green Schools at USGBC announced today the 2014 recipients of its school district scholarship program. The six selected school districts across the nation will receive year-round support from the Center for Green Schools and a broad network of school sustainability leaders. “The School District Scholarship program provides real, on the ground opportunities for entire...

In Media 10.21.2014

USGBC and Honeywell collaborate to advance the LEED Dynamic Plaque

Backed by Smart Building Technology from Honeywell, USGBC’s LEED Dynamic Plaque Helps Measure and Improve Ongoing Facility Performance WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Oct. 21, 2014) – USGBC and Honeywell today announced they are working together to deepen facility sustainability by integrating USGBC’s new LEED® Dynamic Plaque™, a near-real-time monitoring tool with integrated building automation technology from Honeywell to measure and provide performance feedback to help...

In Media 10.14.2014

2014 Leadership Award recipients announced

Awards will be presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans on Oct. 23, 2014 Washington, D.C. — (Oct. 14, 2014) — USGBC today announced the recipients of the 2014 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. “As the green building movement continues to grow throughout the world, it is even more important to recognize the leaders who set the bar for others and who...

In Media 11.13.2014

New USGBC Survey: 87 Percent of Green Building Professionals in India Anticipate an...

According to a new survey released by USGBC, 87 percent of Indian green building professionals indicated that they anticipate the use of LEED in India to increase overall, with nine out of ten industry senior executives in India anticipating that their LEED-related work will increase over the next five years. The survey also found that more than two-thirds of respondents view LEED positively or very positively. Additionally, 70 percent of survey respondents say they are willing and able to...

In Media 10.29.2014

USGBC Announces Extension of LEED 2009

Updated November 18, 2014 Extension offers the green building industry additional time to prepare for the newest version of LEED WASHINGTON, DC (Oct. 29, 2014) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 27, 2015. Extending to October 2016 gives LEED users and members of the green building industry additional...

In Media 10.16.2014

World's first Net-Zero Zone to be unveiled at Greenbuild 2014

Washington, D.C. - (Oct. 16, 2014) – Hanley Wood, USGBC and EMerge Alliance announced today that the world’s first Net Zero Zone will be unveiled at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Oct. 22-24, 2014. “Driven by the innovative work of EMerge Alliance and its members, the launch of the new Net Zero Zone will make Greenbuild 2014 the first conference and expo to have exhibition space where...

In Media 10.2.2014

Executive Bench Expanded at USGBC

USGBC CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi announces expansion of USGBC’s top executive team (Washington, D.C.) Oct. 2, 2014 - U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi today announced an expansion of USGBC’s top executive team. Roger Platt, USGBC’s Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Law, will assume the title of President, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEED, will now serve as USGBC’s...

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