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In Media 10.20.2015

2015 Class of LEED Fellows Announced

LEED Fellows are LEED professionals known as best-of-the-best in green building design, engineering and development Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 20, 2015) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) today announced its 2015 class of LEED Fellows. This year’s 35 Fellows are being honored for their outstanding work as LEED professionals and for the significance of their contributions to the green building community at large. The LEED Fellow designates the most exceptional...

In Media 10.8.2015

James Cameron to headline Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Opening to be moderated by Mika Brzezinski and will focus on meaningful discussion around climate change Washington, D.C. (Oct. 8, 2015)—Informa Exhibitions U.S. and USGBC announce acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron as the opening plenary speaker at Greenbuild 2015, with moderator Mika Brzezinski, host, author and journalist. Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will hold its opening plenary on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 8:00–10:00 a.m. at...

In Media 09.28.2015

Volunteers across the globe participate in USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service, school...

More than 4,600 projects, events and commitments with hundreds of thousands of volunteers globally, make environmental improvements in schools and communities Washington, DC – (Sept. 28, 2015) – Volunteers came together in schools and communities across the globe on Saturday, September 26 for the Green Apple Day of Service, an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. Students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations and companies participated in 4,...

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 10.13.2015

Italy Reaches Nearly 300 Projects Using LEED

New report: LEED in Motion: Italy from the U.S. Green Building Council demonstrates global reach and European momentum of the world’s most widely used green building rating system Verona, Italy — (14 Oct. 2015) — Italy is now home to 297 LEED-certified and registered projects totaling more than 4.5 million gross square meters of space, according to LEED in Motion: Italy, a new report released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at the Greenbuild Europe & the...

In Media 10.8.2015

Second Nature and USGBC announce 2015 winners in higher education climate leaders...

Two-year and four-year higher education institutions demonstrate ongoing commitment and leadership WASHINGTON, DC—(Oct. 8, 2015)—Second Nature, a national nonprofit that works to build a sustainable and positive global future through collaboration with leadership networks in higher education, in partnership with the Center for Green Schools, today announced that two academic institutions have been selected to receive the sixth annual Climate Leadership Awards. The awards recognize...

In Media 09.22.2015

GBCI named global certification provider for IFC’s EDGE green building system

Latest move allows GBCI to continue to expand its role in mass market transformation to green buildings Washington, D.C.—(September  22, 2015) – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) was named global certification provider by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for its EDGE green building certification system. This partnership will help jumpstart mass market transformation to green buildings in nearly 100 developing countries across the...

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 10.8.2015

Green Building Japan and USGBC collaborate on further adoption of LEED in Japan

Today, Green Building Japan (GBJ) and USGBC announced a collaboration that is designed to further accelerate the adoption of LEED v4, the latest version of the LEED building program, in Japan. LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.  As part of the collaboration, GBJ and USGBC have begun a pilot test of a new Alternative Compliance Path (...

In Media 10.7.2015

Groundbreaking agreement signed between green building groups USGBC and GBCI and Delhi...

New collaboration poised to greatly accelerate the LEED® certification of new and existing metro stations. Washington, D.C.—(October 7, 2015)—Today, USGBC, GBCI and the Delhi Metrorail Corporation (DMRC) signed a groundbreaking agreement that will greatly accelerate the LEED certification of new and existing metro stations across the country. “Through this new collaboration, our organizations will work together to implement...

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...

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