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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 Community 02.2.2016

USGBC welcomes Detroit and Utah

Today, we are excited to welcome two USGBC communities as integrated regions of USGBC national. Please join us in welcoming USGBC Detroit and USGBC Utah! This transition comes as part of our chapter network evolution, which is piloting a new model for the USGBC community and local market engagement. This will provide an exciting opportunity for our local USGBC regions to enhance their operations and focus on the mission work that really matters. “On behalf of all of us at...

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 Community 02.2.2016

USGBC Kentucky: Attend Advocacy Day on February 25

Join USGBC Kentucky on Thursday, Feb. 25 for a day of advocacy at the Capitol building in Frankfort. We'll be speaking with lawmakers and USGBC volunteer leaders about initiatives and legislation that promotes and advances energy independence, energy conservation, green buildings and livable communities. Legislative advocacy is a vital component of USGBC Kentucky's outreach and influences policy that advances the mission of USGBC to innovate, educate and advocate for a more sustainable built...

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...

In Community 02.1.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Register for Green Tie Affair

Join hundreds of sustainability professionals from across the Washington, D.C. region for our community’s premier social event of the season: the Green Tie Affair. This annual winter celebration regularly brings together 350 of the most informed and influential individuals in green building for networking and delicious food and drink. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s event will take place at the Embassy of Finland—the first LEED Platinum embassy in the United...

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