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In Initiatives 06.10.2014

Thank you, Holland sisters!

Big thanks to the Holland sisters, who met their goal and raised $25,000 for Project Haiti. Over the last six months, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11) Holland worked tirelessly to promote Invitation to Dream--a collection of cool bedtime ballads sung by sister Devon. 100% of the profits from CD sales went directly towards Project Haiti, and have helped us get closer to our goal of breaking ground on what will be the first LEED-certified orphanage in...

In LEED 06.9.2014

Greater China becomes the second largest market for LEED outside the U.S.

With 1,961 LEED-registered and -certified projects over 2,000 LEED professionals and the first LEED v4 certified project, Greater China is leading the green building market as the second largest region for LEED in the world outside the U.S. according to our new report, LEED in Motion: Greater China. LEED in Motion: Greater China provide a full showcase of all LEED activity in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. The report also highlights how the global rating system works in Greater...

In Industry 06.6.2014

Education at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles

The USGBC community is invited to America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 20-22. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, this exciting three-day celebration of modern design invites you to explore the latest sustainable design trends, attend thought-provoking conversations, network face-to-face with industry leaders, tour some of the area’s greenest homes, and more! Be sure not to miss keynote speaker Stephen Burks...

In LEED 06.4.2014

What does Prometric have to do with my LEED professional exam?

Prometric is the testing administration company that administers the LEED professional credential exams. Prometric operates a global test center network with over 8,000 testing sites in 160 countries. That means you can take a LEED professional exam almost anywhere in the world. This is the most important thing for you to know: Prometric handles all details of your exam administration and scheduling. Here are the moments when you should interact with Prometric. After registering for your...

In Community 06.10.2014

Tools for bringing green schools to communities everywhere

Green schools initiatives provide a clear avenue to reach new audiences outside of the green building profession, generating both interest and tangible results. USGBC’s chapter network works creatively through Green School s programs, including Green Schools Challenges, to raise awareness about high-performing buildings , expanding the reach of USGBC’s mission and vision. Check out some Green Schools Challenge resources developed by the chapter network with support of the 2013...

In Media 06.9.2014

USGBC Releases New Report LEED in Motion: Greater China, Underscoring Regional Expansion...

Announcement Part of Multi-City and Multi-Country Council Visit Within Asia China Second Largest Market in the World for LEED Green Building Activity Beijing — (June 9, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that 29 of China’s 34 provinces are home to LEED-certified projects, according to its new report LEED in Motion: Greater China, a full showcaseof all LEED activity in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. To date, Greater China is home to 1,961 LEED...

In Industry 06.6.2014
Images courtesy of Terry Peck

By nature's design: Forest stewardship in action

This article was originally featured in the December 2013 issue of North Bay Biz magazine. Throughout the world, ancient cultures have demonstrated a reverence for trees as part of their core belief. Have we lost our way in the midst of progress and growth? On any typical weekend, American consumers plan home projects and purchase lumber. But very few take the time to consider the harvesting practices of the wood product they're about to purchase or the long-term effects of that selection...

In LEED 06.4.2014

Green Building 101: Sustainable materials and resources

Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today. Setting goals for using sustainable materials and resources is an important step of the green building process. “Reduce, reuse, recycle” may seem like a critical component of this work: clearly, reducing consumption is critical, and reusing and recycling...

In Community 06.9.2014

Detroit offers builders, developers and dreamers a unique opportunity

First: a quick history lesson.  A century ago, as a revolution was taking root that would transform America from a largely agrarian country into a muscular, industrial one, one city in particular found itself playing catch-up with all that progress.  Detroit, which seemingly overnight had emerged as the epicenter of the auto manufacturing industry, found itself a city faced with a deepening housing crisis as tens of thousands of workers, many of them from the rural South, started...

In LEED 06.9.2014

Improving materials selection through chemical hazard assessment [DC Event June 16]

“Increasing transparency and scientific understanding around the health impacts of building materials is unquestionably a timely and complex topic. The growing number of chemicals and products in the marketplace brings a deluge of new information and opportunities, but with it even more questions – what are the ingredients in these products and how do they affect human and environmental health?” Read the full article on the Green Building Information Gateway. Join us...

In Media 06.5.2014

USGBC Announces Expanded Support for LEED Green Building Program in India

India Third on List of Countries in the World with Most LEED-Certified Space New Delhi — (5 June 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creator and administrator of LEED, announced today it was expanding its support of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the popular global green building program, in India. “The uptake of LEED across the globe has been extraordinary,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “...

In Industry 06.4.2014

Going green with Kimberly-Clark

When it comes to buildings, new and old alike, sustainability is no longer simply about design. it’s also about ensuring high-level, ongoing, and environmentally sound operations. When MGM Resorts International began work on CityCenter—an 18-million-square-foot complex of resorts, residential towers, stores, and conference space in Las Vegas—there was no question that the company would be building green. Like a growing number of developers, MGM Resorts knew that sustainable...

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