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In Media 10.30.2013

USGBC-NCC Launches Building Health Initiative

Dozens of companies pledge to promote healthy buildings and communities San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2013) - Adobe, CalPERS, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente,, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 20 other corporations and institutions are committed as founding partners in a fast-growing movement to elevate green building as a public health benefit and accelerate the development of transparency standards in building materials. The U.S. Green Building Council-...

In Media 10.16.2013

Announcing the 2013 Greenest School on Earth Recipients

Capetown, South Africa (October 16, 2013) – Today, at the World Green Building Council (WGBC) Annual Congress, the Center for Green Schools (Center) at the U.S. Green Building Council officially announced the 2013 Greenest Schools on Earth. The recipient schools were Sing Yin Secondary School in Hong Kong, China, and the Waterbank School at Uaso Nyiro Primary in Laikipia, Kenya. The announcement was made by the Global Coalition for Green Schools, a newly formed...

In Media 09.9.2013

Women in Green Forum East Coast to Launch from USGBC Headquarters

The 4th Annual Women In Green Forum conference series expands to the East Coast to highlight the nexus of sustainability and innovation in the environmental industry. Sep. 9, 2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The 4th Annual Women In Green Forum conference series expands to the East Coast with its inaugural event scheduled for September 25th, 2013 at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. The USGBC has been a trident supporter of the West Coast Forum and a natural fit...

In Media 08.8.2013

It's the bee's knees at Bank of America Tower [NYTimes]

New York Times Square Feet reporter Julie Satow on why the Durst Organization is cultivating bees at its LEED Platinum One Bryant Park headquarters. The New York Times reports why urban gardening, bee keeping and pollination are helping curb urban heat energy and runoff in the heart of Manhattan.Read the full article »

In Media 10.29.2013

USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo Comes to Philadelphia

The world’s largest green building conference and expo draws crowds from around the world; newest version of LEED® will be releasedWashington, D.C. — (Oct. 29, 2013) — In a few short weeks, approximately 30,000 people from all over the world will descend upon the historic city of Philadelphia for the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which features three days of extensive educational programming, workshops and showcases of the latest green products and...

In Media 09.25.2013

U.S. Green Building Council to Name Haiti Orphanage in Honor of President Clinton

USGBC Project Haiti to be Called William Jefferson Clinton Children's Center, Aiming for LEED Platinum New York City — (Sept. 25, 2013) — Today, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi announced that their Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action, a LEED-registered orphanage and children’s facility that USGBC will construct in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will be officially named the William Jefferson Clinton Children's...

In LEED 08.29.2013

LEED in Motion, now in Spanish

Our newly released report, LEED in Motion: People and Progress, or LEED en Acción: Personas y Progreso, is now available in Spanish. Download the report » Read the Spanish release »

In Media 08.7.2013

USGBC Joins Forces with Green Sports Alliance to Promote Healthy, Sustainable Sporting...

USGBC Joins Forces with Green Sports Alliance to Promote Healthy, Sustainable Sporting Venues and Programs Professional sports embracing LEED green building program with 25 venues currently certified Washington, D.C. – (August 7, 2013) – With millions of sports fans visiting LEED-certified green sports venues every year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is proud to announce a collaboration with the Green Sports Alliance, a prominent nonprofit organization supporting...

In Media 10.25.2013

LEED Green Building Program Remains Preferred Rating System for Use in Federal Buildings

Washington, D.C., (Oct. 25, 2013) – The General Services Administration (GSA) concluded again today that the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system can and should be used in government buildings to advance energy efficiency and to save taxpayers’ money. GSA issued its recommendation today based on the findings of the EISA §436(h) Ad-Hoc Review Group on Green Building Certification Systems. “LEED continues to set a global example...

In Media 09.17.2013

U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid to Launch Campus Conservation Nationals 2014

September 17, 2013 — The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, through its USGBC Students program, and Lucid, in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2014. From February through April 2014, participating students will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest conservation competition program for colleges and...

In Media 08.15.2013

Thomas Edison State College in NJ Awards Course Credit for LEED Professional Credentials

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 2013) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced LEED Professional Credentials have been approved for college credit through New Jersey’s State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) initiative. SESP is the result of an award to the NJ State Employment and Training Commission from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to support employment growth and retention within the energy efficiency and renewable energy...

In Media 08.7.2013

LEED Facts

The LEED Green Building Program: Spurring Growth in Sustainable Building, Design and Construction in the U.S. and Across the Globe FACT: To earn LEED certification, projects choose LEED points based on the environmental and occupant benefits they are looking for. LEED provides a framework that gives project teams the ability to choose solutions that contribute to aggregate environmental progress. Many small parts working together can have big impacts. One of USGBC’s biggest challenges is...

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