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In Industry 02.4.2016

Top 10 States 2015: Virgin Hotel Chicago

Every year, USGBC names the top U.S. states leading the nation in sustainable building through LEED. The 2015 Top 10 States list honors transformative efforts at the state level to create healthier, more energy- and water-efficient places to live, learn, work and play. In 2015 alone, 1,633 projects were certified in the United States—equivalent to an incredible 275 million square feet. In this series, we spotlight the standout LEED-certified projects of 2015 that contributed to the...

In International 02.3.2016

Good luck in the Year of the Monkey: Best wishes to green building leaders in China

The Chinese Spring Festival is coming soon, and on behalf of USGBC, I send our warmest wishes to everyone around the world celebrating the Chinese New Year. Over the past five years, I have witnessed firsthand the evolution of the green building movement in China. 2015 was an exciting year. China continues to show tremendous leadership; it is the third largest market for LEED outside of the United States, with 732 LEED projects covering 26.7 million GSM of certified space. You have continued to...

In Community 02.3.2016

LEED professionals around the world: Italy

Meet Fabio Viero,head of sustainability and LEED AP at Manens-Tifs s.p.a., a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability and energy issues for buildings. Based in Italy, Viero has more than 25 LEED projects in his portfolio that include many company headquarters, hospitals, data centers and retail, along with a museum and a library.   1) Why do you use LEED? We use LEED to promote sustainability on our projects with our clients and benchmark the performance of...

In Community 02.2.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Education and networking in Harrisburg

USGBC Central Pennsylvania invites you to join an event from two of our partners. AIA Pennsylvania and the SMPS Central Pennsylvania chapter have teamed up for a joint networking event in Harrisburg, Penn. on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Appalachian Brewing Company. At this event, you can network with fellow marketing and business development professionals, as well as leading architectural firms from throughout the area. Both associations are excited about this opportunity to provide value to...

In Center for Green Schools 02.4.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Tim Carter of Second Nature

Last week, we launched a blog series featuring USGBC partners who have committed to collaborate for the future of higher education sustainability. In this installment, we talk to Tim Carter, president of Second Nature. Second Nature envisions higher education playing a prominent leadership role in shaping research, learning and communities that inspire and operationalize a sustainable global future. As part of this commitment, your organization supports a vision that by 2025, millions of...

In Media 02.3.2016

USGBC Announces New Director in Georgia

Beth Cope will lead the state’s green building efforts toward a more sustainable future Washington, D.C.—(Feb. 3, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the appointment of Beth Cope as the new director of USGBC Georgia. In this role, Cope will work to advance USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state. “Beth is a game-changer who will take the USGBC...

In Community 02.3.2016

USGBC Kentucky: Meet the 2016-2017 Market Leadership Advisory Board

USGBC Kentucky is excited to announce its 2016 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members. This shift from a board of directors to a local market advisory board is the final component of the integration process associated with transitioning the organization from the previously named Kentucky U.S. Green Building Council to USGBC Kentucky. This Market Leadership Advisory Board—representing a diverse group of regional business leaders, building design and construction...

In Community 02.2.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Corporate partnership benefits

Donations help USGBC National Capital Region work toward its mission in advancing buildings that are better for the environment and healthier for occupants in the greater Washington, D.C., area. Our Annual Partners underwrite our primary activities, including local education programs, networking events, advocacy campaigns and community engagement efforts. When you commit to a corporate partnership with USGBC-NCR, you are helping us further our work to transform our buildings and...

In International 02.4.2016

LEED Lab Latin America: Online panel Feb. 10

Join USGBC and a panel of LEED Lab instructors from Mexico and Peru on February 10 for a special call on LEED Lab in Latin America.  When: Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3:00 p.m. EST Where: Webex online On this call, you will Learn the ins and outs of implementing the LEED Lab course, from setting the class agenda to preparing students to take a LEED professional exam. Hear how LEED Lab has been adapted to seamlessly integrate with university culture and classrooms in Latin America. Explore...

In Advocacy and policy 02.3.2016

Climate Leaders: Anne Kelly on investment, BICEP and our energy future [podcast]

In this episode of the Climate Leaders podcast series, we talk with Anne Kelly, the senior program director for public policy and director of the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) program at Ceres. Ceres is a nonprofit coalition of businesses and investors who seek to actively promote leadership and best practices in sustainability. In her role as head of the BICEP program, Kelly champions the path to meaningful climate...

In Community 02.3.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Paving the path to membership growth

Sponsor USGBC National Capital Region member events to gain visibility for your firm! In 2016, we will be bringing back our popular quarterly GreenScene networking events, including our annual Membership Appreciation Night. These events will provide opportunities for 100–150 chapter members to come together and share our collective passion for sustainability. GreenScene Sponsorship Levels + Benefits Premier Sponsor—Sold  Annual support, $5,500 (1 available)...

In LEED 02.2.2016

LEED v4 education: water (in review)

In January, we focused on water and how it’s addressed in LEED v4. Did you miss it? Visit the LEED v4: Water course page in Education @USGBC to access all of the materials for this month. LEED v4 and water (in review)  Explore courses. While the courses below are no longer free, they are still available. Increase your knowledge with these credit-by-credit reviews. LEED v4 Rating System Review (BD+C and ID+C): Water Efficiency / Energy and Atmosphere (1.5 CE hours) LEED v4...

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