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In Community 05.16.2016

Stay in touch with the new Green Home Guide

As you know, the Green Home Guide is your go-to resource for greening your home. On greenhomeguide.com, you can browse articles and professional advice to learn more about green home tips and improvements. You can also view and search our directory of green building professionals to access a pro to help green your home. If you haven't already, we invite you to explore our new layout and content, and be sure to subscribe to receive email updates about the latest in...

In Community 05.12.2016

Junior high students learn about green building from their school’s architect (USGBC Iowa)

Inspiring students to practice sustainability is easier to do when their very own classroom is an example of best practice. North Central Junior High (NCJH) students in North Liberty, Iowa, have a newfound appreciation for the building in which they spend most of their time. One of the building’s designers, Martha Norbeck, visited the school on April 15 to discuss the importance of green building in an age of increasing environmental challenges. Students learned about green principles...

In LEED 05.12.2016

National Hospital Week spotlights LEED health care facilities

May 8–14 marks National Hospital Week. This special occasion is an opportunity to celebrate hospitals and honor the individuals in health care who have devoted their lives to the health and well-being of the communities they serve. This week also gives USGBC the opportunity to showcase some great recent projects in LEED certifications for health care, where human wellness is built into all that we do. Recognize any of these facilities in your home city? Enjoy browsing these exceptional...

In Industry 05.11.2016

Two opportunities to learn about SITES in Northern California

Engage with us in Northern California and learn more about the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES). Attend a lecture on the SITES Rating System hosted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) on either May 23 or May 25. SITES is the most comprehensive program for developing sustainable landscapes and is being used by landscape architects, engineers, architects, developers, policymakers and more. Come learn about how you can align land development and management with...

In Education 05.13.2016

Residential offerings expanded at Greenbuild 2016

The 2016 Greenbuild Conference and Expo, which will run from Oct 5 to 7 in Los Angeles, Calif., will feature expanded education on the residential green building market. Homes represent a critical piece of the buildings industry: not only are they the structures in which we spend a majority of our time, they’re also a sizable and valuable segment of the industry as a whole. Consider some facts: Home buyers expect newer homes to be greener and more energy-efficient. Builders expect more...

In Industry 05.12.2016

Sustainable building in India: The value of LEED professional credentials

This article was originally published in the April 2016 issue of IA&B magazine as "Sustainable Building in India: The Value of LEED Professional Credentials" and is adapted with permission.  A candid conversation with Rishabh Kasliwal, Managing Director, Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd: Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd. provides comprehensive energy consulting, analytics, building commissioning and sustainability solutions to commercial, residential and industrial clients. It was...

In Industry 05.12.2016

Participate in an EDGE Technical Workshop on June 9 in Bhubneshwar, India

The EDGE Technical Workshop is geared toward project teams and consultants and covers the basics of EDGE, the EDGE certification process and how to use the EDGE software. An innovation of International Finance Corporation, EDGE is a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient. EDGE comprises a web-based software application, a universal standard and a certification system. Poised to jump-start green...

In Media 05.11.2016

USGBC Joins National Leaders at the White House During Building Safety Month, Commits to...

Washington, DC—(May 11, 2016)—USGBC and an array of national building industry leaders gathered this week at the White House’s national conference on resilient building codes to discuss the economic and community benefits of resilient design and to consider actions that the federal government and the private sector can take to advance resilience in the built environment. “While we can do our best to slow the increase in climate volatility, we also have to focus on the...

In Community 05.13.2016

Community sustainability projects at Convergence

Since 2014 in Detroit, USGBC has worked with the community hosting our annual Convergence conference to leave a lasting impact through a series of Community Sustainability Projects. These projects pair green building experts attending the conference with local community-based organizations, guiding the local groups along a path to sustainable leadership.  Using the ADVANCE framework for community partnership, projects range from ecosystem cleanup to hands-on energy...

In Community 05.12.2016

Greenbuild scholarship recipients from around the globe: Part V

For the past eight years, USGBC has offered scholarships to make Greenbuild accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to attend. For Greenbuild 2015, 94 individuals received a scholarship. Recipients represent a diverse group of people from around the world. Each one has a story to tell and brings their own passion to their work. Each one has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all.  As we lead up to Greenbuild 2016 in Los...

In Community 05.11.2016

MSU’s Jabs Hall wins USGBC Montana Sustainability Award

This article is adapted with permission from the Montana State University website. Read the original article.  A new Montana State University building was honored recently with a sustainability award from USGBC Montana. MSU’s Jabs Hall, home of the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, won a merit award/special jury award for education and outreach impact in the commercial building category. A total of nine winning projects were chosen for exemplifying the principles of...

In LEED 05.11.2016

LEED v4 stories: Brooklyn Basin

The LEED v4 stories series features the people the behind diverse LEED v4 projects.  Project team members and project owners tell of their experiences—both the wins and the challenges. Brooklyn Basin is the first certified LEED v4 for Neighborhood Development: Plan. This groundbreaking enterprise will consist of 3,100 homes, 200,000 square feet of retail, 32 acres of waterfront parks and two marinas. When complete, it will provide residents in the city of Oakland access to...

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