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In Media 01.15.2016

GBCI to Administer Green Garage Certification Program

New GBCI offering recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment Washington, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2016)—Today, GBCI, the certification body for USGBC’s global LEED green building rating system, announced it will now administer the Green Garage Certification Program through its acquisition of the Green Parking Council. “Parking and sustainability are not mutually exclusive concepts. Every story about a green building is a story...

In International 01.14.2016

GreenWatch Latin America: Retail on the rise

Guatemala City, Guatemala—Retail real estate is about to get a major makeover in Latin America. Investors, national REITS, and Latin American developers are replacing aging and energy-inefficient shopping centers with new, LEED-certified spaces. Driving that change are the demands of the growing middle class for an urban destination featuring shopping, leisure and entertainment in a safe and comfortable environment. These new spaces also reflect the tradition of central plazas in historic...

In Education 01.14.2016

What will you learn in the new year?

Education @USGBC is a simple-to-use platform with courses designed by the world’s leading educators, providing the best sustainability education in the market today. Here are just three of the reasons to explore Education @USGBC in 2016:  Access nearly 300 hours of best-in-class green building education, plus the LEED v4 web-based reference guide, at a very affordable price. Our course library is always growing. On-the-go professionals can view our content on USGBC’s app. Our...

In Community 01.13.2016

Operating Green: National Capital Region emerging professionals co-chairs

Operating Green is an interview series with some of the top leaders in sustainability in the National Capital Region. These interviews give a glimpse into how these top influencers operate successfully in the green space. Each interview is also recorded in a podcast format.  USGBC National Capital Region spoke recently with the co-chairs of its Emerging Professionals (EP) committee. This dynamic duo was honored with USGBC-NCR’s Member of the Year Award in 2015, after successfully...

In Community 01.15.2016

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper roundup

In 2015, we offered a bunch of free USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Pick your favorite designs and download these images for all your devices:  October 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet  July 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet   April 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet   ...

In Community 01.14.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Manufacturing tour of Die-Tech facility

USGBC Central Pennsylvania is pleased to host a manufacturing tour of Die-Tech, Inc. in February. This tour will highlight the ways in which Die-Tech has made its business and production line greener over the past decade, as well as give a behind-the-scenes look at its electric regulation and cooling system, geothermal system and wildlife preservation area. This event is open to USGBC Central Pennsylvania members and guests alike, and will be of special interest to those interested in the...

In Community 01.13.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Public meeting on infastructure plan for York

USGBC Central Pennsylvania members, as well as the public, are invited to attend a meeting to learn about and provide input on a planning project for green infrastructure in the City of York. When: Thursday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m. Where: Buchart Horn, First Floor Atrium, 445 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401 This will be the first in a series of three public meetings as part of the planning process for the City of York. It will examine: The extension of the...

In LEED 01.13.2016

LEED Online 2016 updates

During the last week of December, you may have noticed that LEED Online was temporarily LEED offline. We took the system down to make key upgrades based on valuable feedback from you, our customers. Now, LEED Online is back in business with some exciting new functionality.  Campus and volume access rights To give administrators on campus and volume certification teams increased control in a campus/portfolio, we have introduced the new “Access Rights” tab. Users with...

In Media 01.15.2016

GBCI and India Smart Grid Forum Collaborate on Sustainable Power Systems

New collaboration will accelerate market transformation of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in the region through GBCI’s PEER program for sustainable power grid performance New Delhi, India (15 January 2016)—Today, GBCI and India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) announced a collaboration on sustainable power systems in India and Southeast Asia designed to accelerate market transformation of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in the region through GBCI...

In Education 01.14.2016

Course preview: Integrated Daylighting and Energy Modeling [video]

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, Integrated Daylighting and Energy Modeling, created by USGBC Education Partner The Green Engineer, Inc. In this course, you will learn about the benefits of early stage design integration strategies. Integrated daylight and thermal modeling process and tools will be examined, as well as when...

In Advocacy and policy 01.13.2016

State of the Union 2016: Obama’s focus on environment

Last night, President Obama delivered the 2016 State of the Union. In his remarks, he declared that as a nation we must make technology work for us when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change. In last year's address, the president emphasized that "no challenge—poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." This year, he stressed that now is the time to commit to developing clean energy sources. “Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the...

In Community 01.12.2016

Tips for living green, part 2: Household practices

There are so many ways that your actions, both large and small, can help make your community and the world at large a healthier place. In this series, we’ll touch on a few ways you can make changes to “live green.“ We all spend a fair amount of time cleaning, shopping and taking care of the home or apartment in which we live. Here are some ideas for making your home and garden techniques more sustainable: Cleaning Use biodegradable cleaning products. Laundry detergent,...

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