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In Media 07.16.2013

IFC and World Green Building Council Announce Global Partnership to Accelerate Green...

Washington, D.C., July 16, 2013—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) today announced that they will collaborate to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings in emerging markets. The new partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to playing a leadership role in transforming the built environment and mitigating climate change. The WorldGBC has agreed to connect its network of national green building councils to IFC’s...

In Media 06.25.2013

USGBC, Architects Commend Mayors for Renewing Commitment to Green Building and...

Slate of sustainability resolutions at mayors' annual meeting reflects work of mayors around the country to spur economic savings and create jobs through green building, clean energy and infrastructure investment Las Vegas — (June 25, 2013) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) this week commended the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) for passing a slate of sustainability resolutions that renew its commitment to local green building...

In Media 05.23.2013

USGBC Lauds New Platinum Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2013) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is pleased to announce that more than 30 of the world’s most respected companies, ranging from banks and retail corporations to architecture firms and technology companies, are showing their strong commitment to green building and have joined USGBC as platinum level members. “USGBC’s platinum level members represent some of the world’s most innovative, forward-thinking corporations and...

In Media 04.26.2013
President Bill Clinton speaks at the opening of the LEED Platinum George W. Bush

Friday Roundup: Clinton's Compliment, Oklahoma City Gets Gold, Green Sports Spaces

Watch President Bill Clinton speak at the dedication of the George W. Bush Library, PBS News. Speaking at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, President Clinton highlighted the facility's fantastic achievement: LEED Platinum for New Construction. Devon Energy earns green building certification for Oklahoma City headquarters, The Oklahoman. The gleaming new tower that dominates the Oklahoma City skyline took home LEED Gold. Congratulations! A blueprint for green...

In Media 07.1.2013

New Options in LEED Address Unique Challenges Posed by European Built Environment

Solutions for Europe developed by European technical experts. Washington, D.C. — (July 2, 2013) — In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED® Green Building Rating System, have added Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED projects in Europe. ACPs are a tool that allows LEED to be more flexible and applicable for a range of building projects across the globe. The first round of ACPs, tailored for Europe...

In Media 05.30.2013

Nearly 100 Building Projects Test the Next Version of LEED

Global projects represent a variety of building types, including schools, universities, healthcare facilities, office spaces and residential buildings Washington, D.C. (May 30, 2013) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that nearly 100 building projects across the globe are already using LEED v4, the next version of the LEED green building program, by participating in the LEED v4 beta. The beta project teams are helping USGBC validate and improve LEED v4...

In Media 05.3.2013
Credit: hattiesburgmemory via Flickr

Friday Roundup: Clean Kohl's, GSA Committee Likes LEED, Ohio Schools Success

Why Kohl’s is One of the Most Sustainable Department Store Chains in the U.S., Triple Pundit. Kohl’s, a LEED Volume Program participant, is pushing the envelope on reducing its environmental footprint, with hundreds of LEED- and ENERGY STAR-certified stores.GSA Committee Recommends LEED, ECOBUILDING Pulse. The General Services Administration’s Green Building Advisory Committee has recommended that the GSA use LEED as its green building standard. How the National Football...

In Media 04.19.2013
Dallas, home of the LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Center. Credit: Fl

Friday Roundup: Presidential Platinum, Renovation Recommendations, Headway in Healthcare

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips: Bush Center earns a presidential library first: a LEED Platinum for new construction, The Dallas Morning News. Congratulations to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas for taking home the top prize in green building. The 10 best cities for green homes, San Francisco Chronicle. USGBC’s hometown, Washington, D.C., came in at No. 2. Check out this slideshow to see if your city made the list. Choose building products that are...

In Media 06.25.2013

Statement by USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi on the announcement of President Obama...

On behalf of the green building community, I want to commend President Obama for taking a bold step forward today to combat climate change and for recognizing once again the important role that green buildings must play if we are to meet our ambitious goals. Buildings are responsible for 40 percent of the carbon emissions and can provide 40 percent of the solution if we can improve their energy efficiency. The President’s plan to cut carbon pollution puts America on an important path leading...

In Media 05.23.2013

Hanley Wood and USGBC establish a strategic partnership with Greenbuild and plan to go...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2013) – Hanley Wood LLC, the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the construction industry and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. USGBC will continue to produce Greenbuild’s hallmark programming: the thought-provoking plenaries, industry-leading education, the popular pre-...

In Media 05.3.2013

GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee Recommends LEED for all GSA Buildings

Committee of private and public sector leaders says LEED is the best green building tool to meet the goals of the Energy Independence and Security Act. WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2013) – This week, the Green Building Advisory Committee established by the General Services Administration (GSA), officially recommended to GSA that the LEED green building certification system be used for all GSA buildings as the best measure of building efficiency. The committee also conveyed that LEED...

In Media 04.12.2013
Duluth, Minnesota. Credit: chefranden via Flickr

Friday Roundup: Gophers Going Green, California's Solar City, Double Platinum Digs

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips: For Duluth schools, spending on energy-saving features can save over time, Star Tribune. The Minneapolis city convinced taxpayers that energy efficiency was worth the investment when overhauling its schools. With Eco-Friendly Building Supplies, Green Depot Thrives in the Construction Rebound, Bloomberg Businessweek. The retailer specializing in green construction material is succeeding in a market expected to reach $86.6 billion by 2017....

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