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In Center for Green Schools 09.24.2014

New census shows that solar energy is big in U.S. schools

The Solar Foundation (TSF) and its research partners at SEIA just released the National Solar Schools Census, and it's chock-full of information about solar energy use in our nation's schools. The Center for Green Schools at USGBC aims to support all schools in becoming healthy, safe and resource-efficient places for teaching and learning, and putting numbers to the accomplishments of U.S. schools is getting more and more important. According to the census, more than 3,700 solar energy systems...

In LEED 09.24.2014

Stop by the LEED Certification Work Zone at Greenbuild 2014

Have questions about a LEED project review or the LEED certification process in general?   Visit the LEED Certification Work Zone at Greenbuild 2014 to meet one-on-one with LEED project reviewers to discuss questions about specific projects or about LEED requirements in general. 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo New Orleans, LA, Morial Convention Center Where: Room 260-262 When: Oct. 22, 8 am-6 pm; Oct. 23, 8 am-6 pm; Oct. 24, 9-11 am   Walk-in questions are...

In Center for Green Schools 09.23.2014

Canada Green Building Council crowns the first winner of the Greenest School in Canada

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and its Canada Coalition for Green Schools have announced that Dunbarton High School in Pickering, Ontario, is the winner of the inaugural CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. Schools from both rural and urban areas across Canada entered submissions based on criteria that examined the schools’ efficient use of resources and reduced environmental impact; enhanced health and learning among students, teachers and staff;...

In Media 09.22.2014

Greenbuild 2014 Coming to the Big Easy

Largest U.S. Sustainable Building Conference and Expo Taking Place in New Orleans Oct. 22-24 Dallas (Sept. 18, 2014) – Excitement and buzz are building as the final preparations take place for the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center. “Hanley Wood Exhibitions has a long history of producing successful events in New Orleans, and we are thrilled to bring Greenbuild to the Crescent City,” said Lindsay...

In Community 09.24.2014

Get closer to nature just 30 minutes at a time

This summer, USGBC’s Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA) hosted the first annual 30x30 Nature Challenge, where the chapter challenged Wisconsin residents, communities and organizations to pledge to spend at least 30 minutes in nature for 30 days straight. WGBA had nearly 1,500 people pledge to take the challenge! Nature is one of the most affordable, accessible, and equitable forms of preventative medicine. Contact with nature relieves stress, increases...

In LEED 09.24.2014

Common questions about LEED certification in India

India ranks third globally for countries outside of the U.S. with the most LEED-certified space, with nearly 12 million square meters, according to a report released by USGBC this year. Since USGBC announced its expanded support of LEED in India, we've been getting a few questions about what this actually means. We want to make things as easy as possible, so here are some answers to some recent, India-specific frequently asked questions (FAQs). FAQs about LEED in India Q. How is LEED...

In Industry 09.23.2014

Research webcast: National Green Building Adoption Index 2014 [Video]

The National Green Building Adoption Index (GBAI) is a landmark study which provides an unprecedented view of the dynamics of LEED and ENERGY STAR office space across the United States. The research provides a quantitative view on the pace and scale of green building market transformation with detail for 30 major U.S. markets. Critically, the study is among the first to quantify the fraction of competitive office real estate actively engaged with green building. The project was led by Dr. Nils...

In Center for Green Schools 09.22.2014

Serve your teachers this Green Apple Day of Service

My mother was a teacher at my high school. I know what comes to mind — some scene from 16 Candles of ultimate teenage embarrassment and disdain, but that’s not how I felt. Instead, I just never needed the, “Woah, my teacher is a person” realization when you finally see them out in the wild, like grocery shopping or at the mall. Although seeing my science teacher, Mrs. Smirkovski, at the movies on my 8th grade date was quite the shock to me, teachers...

In Media 09.24.2014

Greenbuild 2014 Opening Plenary Speakers Announced

Author Paul Hawken, NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to participate in a high-energy discussion on climate change Washington, D.C. (Sept. 24, 2014) – Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the speakers for the Opening Plenary of the 2014 Greenbuild Conference and Expo. The Opening Plenary, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the New Orleans Superdome, will feature leading author and...

In Community 09.23.2014

USGBC celebrates World Green Building Week with Green Apple Day of Service

The World Green Building Council’s World Green Building Week is in now full swing, celebrating the efforts of Green Building Councils (GBC) from 100 countries around the world, which represent more than 27,000 organizations. From Sept. 22-27, 2014, GBCs are taking part in events that encourage people to take direct action and make an environmental difference in their communities—or as this year's theme puts it, to “Get Up, Green Up.”  Celebrate through Green...

In Community 09.22.2014

Announcing candidates for the 2015 Board of Directors election

Each year, USGBC’s growing member community influences the future of our movement by volunteering to serve on our Board of Directors and participating in a dynamic election. After a competitive evaluation process, the following candidates have been selected to run in the election for the five open elected seats on the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors, which opens on Oct. 1, 2014. 2015 Candidates for the Board of Directors  Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer (3) Tom Marseille (WSP)...

In Greenbuild 09.22.2014

Get your education in Greenbuild’s LEED Workshops

Need continuing education credit? Take part in Greenbuild's in-person LEED Workshops and earn up to 7 hours of education credit. LD01: v4 BD+C Rating System ReviewOct. 21, 8:30 am-5:00 pm LD02: v4 OM+C Rating System ReviewOct. 21, 8:30 am-5:00 pm LD03: Building a Better Grid, Designing for Resilient and Sustainable power for Buildings and Communities Oct. 21, 8:30 am-5:00 pm LD04: Intro to v4 Rating SystemsOct. 21, 8:30 am-12:30 pm LWG: LEED for Homes: Green Rater TrainingOct. 20...

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