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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...

In Center for Green Schools 09.19.2014

Submit your Green Apple Day of Service video today!

The Green Apple Day of Service was established to help create green schools around the world and improve the places where our students learn. Now in its third year, the Day of Service, which takes place this year on Saturday, Sept. 27, reaches dozens of countries throughout the world. We are working to increase our global presence even further with a new video project, and we want you to showcase your efforts! This year, we are asking all of our Green Apple Day of Service volunteers,...

In Greenbuild 09.17.2014

Guide to Materials and Human Health at Greenbuild 2014

Interested in the impact buildings have on human health? Greenbuild 2014 is packed with events dedicated to this topic. Here is your go-to guide for human health events at Greenbuild 2014. Pre-conference events: Arrive early and jump start the human health conversations with one of these pre-conference events. Materials & Human Health Summit. The first materials and health summit was held last year at Greenbuild Philadelphia and included a day of discussions on the connection...

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 Education 09.22.2014

Introducing Education Partner BuildingGreen

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 BuildingGreen If someone could only take one of your courses, what should they take? I'd suggest taking one of our LEED v4 courses, since that system is gaining steam as the new standard. What is your organization doing to pursue sustainability? This is an odd question for...

In Greenbuild 09.18.2014

Greenbuild’s Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit takes on next big...

The business case for building market-rate green buildings is getting stronger every day. That is fully understood by the leaders in the green building movement attending Greenbuild’s Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit on Oct. 21, 2014, in New Orleans, LA. But what appeals to the troublemaker in me, and perhaps all of us, is the equally strong conviction that the next frontier in the green building movement is bringing green to everyone — regardless of...

In Community 09.17.2014

Announcing the Best of Building Award winners

USGBC is proud to announce the winners of its first annual Best of Building Awards. The Best of Building Awards recognizes the year’s best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively be the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of the world’s leading organizations invested in sustainability. We invite you to join us in celebrating this year’s award winners....

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 Center for Green Schools 09.19.2014

Get to know our Green Apple Day of Service champion: Lori Braunstein

In the spirit of Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS) being right around the corner, we wanted to profile one of our most successful and committed project captains, Lori Braunstein. Read below for her pro-tips and ideas on how to make the best of this year’s Green Apple Day of Service.   Lori Braunstein is the Director for Green Schools and Community of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. She has been involved with Green Apple Day of Service since last year...

In LEED 09.18.2014

LEED certification update: August 2014

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in August 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the LEED project directory for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world. Rating System Projects Certified Square Footage Certified New Construction 140 18.2 million Commercial Interiors 52 2.7 million Core and Shell 34 8.3 million Existing Buildings...

In Media 09.16.2014

Fifth Annual Campus Conservation Nationals Registration Opens

CCN encourages college campuses to reduce energy consumption (Washington, D.C.) Sept. 16, 2014 – Organizing partners The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, the Alliance to Save Energy and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the fifth annual Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) competition. From February through April 2015, participating schools will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest...

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