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In Media 07.14.2015

USGBC and UVA School of Medicine Awarded 
$1.2 Million Grant from Robert Wood Johnson...

Funds will help advance existing Green Health Partnership, research to promote healthy places Washington, DC – (July 14, 2015) – USGBC and the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA) announced today that they have been awarded a three year, $1.2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to advance their Green Health Partnership. This research initiative, led by Chris Pyke, Ph.D., (USGBC) and Dr. Matthew Trowbridge (UVA) directly addresses longstanding...

In Education 07.13.2015

Meet USGBC Pro Reviewer Isilay Civan

USGBC Pro Reviewers are experts in green building and sustainability who review courses on Education @USGBC. They provide detailed feedback to the course creators, as well as reviews on the course page. This feedback helps the course creators improve their education and helps other users decide whether or not the course is a good fit for them. Meet our USGBC Pro Reviewer Isilay Civan Who's your employer? HOK What's your position? Research & Strategic Innovation Specialist w/...

In LEED 07.9.2015

Building simulation: Past, present and future

This article was originally published on iesve.com. Read the original version. Building simulation, also called energy modeling, has come a long way in the last ten years, but according to Dr Don McLean, Founder and CEO of IES, it still has a long way to go in the next ten years. With stricter code compliance regulations such as Title 24 coming into place and voluntary rating systems like LEED v4 and ASHRAE Standard 189 introducing more stringent performance based pre-requisites, it is...

In Education 07.9.2015

Introducing USGBC Education Partner Qatar Green Building Council

USGBC Education Partners are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on Education @USGBC.  Meet our USGBC Education Partner Qatar Green Building Council If someone could only take one of your courses, what should they take? Sustainability Practices During Construction What is your organization doing to pursue sustainability? Being a Green Building Council, entails you with a serious...

In Industry 07.14.2015

Green Italy tours designed around Greenbuild EuroMed 2015

Due to the tremendous success of their green tours of Italy over the past few years, John Boecker (7group) and Alberto Ballardini (Habitech) will be guiding tours of the Veneto/Trentino region designed around attending Greenbuild EuroMed 2015 in Verona. The following green tours provide a current perspective on place, culture, design, food and trends that form the foundations of sustainability: Full 7-day Green Tour: 12-18 October Like previous green tours led by John and Alberto, this journey...

In LEED 07.13.2015

LEED in Motion: Mexico just released

With USGBC executives and staff in Mexico this week to discuss green buildings and the future of LEED, as well as to host a LEED technical workshop, we are pleased to present a new report, LEED in Motion: Mexico.  In Mexico, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are over 13.2 million gross square meters of LEED space. LEED can be found in 606 buildings, including corporate offices, retail, schools, hospitals, factories, restaurants, and hotels including...

In Media 07.9.2015

Jane Henley joins USGBC's Global Market Development Team

Former chief of the World Green Building Council to promote green building market transformation throughout Asia Washington, DC - (July 9, 2015) –  USGBC announced today that Jane Henley, former chief executive officer of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), has come on board as a senior advisor to provide strategic guidance on global market development efforts in Asian markets. Head of the WorldGBC for more than five years, Henley made significant strides in the ongoing...

In Community 07.9.2015

Register today to attend the Midsummer Night’s Green

The event of the summer is just one week away! A Midsummer Night’s Green brings together the most influential, most connected, and most informed people in green building in the Washington metro area—and you can be among them! What can you expect? Fabulous networking (with these folks), refreshing cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a photo station, monumental views, and excitement as we look ahead to hosting Greenbuild in November.  A Midsummer Night...

In LEED 07.14.2015

LEED Earth winner: Mexico's first LEED v4 platinum building

Bioconstruccion y Energia Alternativa’ (BEA) is proud to announce that its headquarter offices is the most recent winner of USGBC’s LEED Earth campaign. Aside exuberant biodiversity, lively music and cultural richness, Mexico also plays a key role for the green building movement in Latin America. To date the country accounts for 139 certified and 460 registered LEED endeavors, some of the most innovative and revolutionary buildings in the entire region. From these projects, one...

In LEED 07.10.2015

Leaders turn to LEED in the Sichuan Province of China

In late June, a delegation from the Sichuan Province of China took time out of their busy schedules while touring the U.S. to visit the USGBC Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and discuss sustainable development in their region. Sichuan Province, home to 80 million people and counting, is a mixture of residential and non-residential infrastructure. The group consisted of professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including policy research and education, all of whom were interested in learning...

In Industry 07.9.2015

GBCI now administers EDGE in India

GBCI has recently been selected by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group to offer the EDGE green building certification system in India. By helping to incrementally push India’s new construction market forward, EDGE jumpstarts the mainstreaming of green buildings to help counter climate change. EDGE encourages resource-efficient building by establishing an effective entry-level option for affordable sustainable design and construction. EDGE is a measurable...

In Education 07.8.2015

Course preview: Don’t Build Here: Site Selection Strategies to Protect Our Wild Spaces [...

With Education @USGBC you can grow your green building knowledge online, anytime. Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, Don’t Build Here: Site Selection Strategies to Protect Our Wild Spaces, created by USGBC Education Partner, GreenCE, Inc. In this course you'll learn about selecting a sustainable site for building a LEED project. Our planet is facing significant environmental challenges...

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