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In Community 05.25.2016

Call for volunteers to advance local communities (USGBC Iowa)

USGBC’s Community Advancement team has been working with diverse community and faith-based partners to identify ways to engage new, underserved and underrepresented audiences over the last few years through the ADVANCE program. Bethany Wilcoxon, USGBC Iowa board member, is leading the effort in Iowa. USGBC Iowa is partnering with Community Youth Concepts (CYC), a nonprofit in Des Moines. CYC’s mission is to engage and connect Iowa students through youth...

In Community 05.25.2016

Learn about LEED v4 at GreenerBuilder 2016 (USGBC Northern California)

Attend GreenerBuilder 2016 to learn what you need to be at the forefront of greening the built environment, including sessions on LEED v4. The event will gather hundreds of professionals to learn about green building trends, to hear what owners and developers are looking for and to connect with industry leaders. When: June 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Where: Zero Net Energy Center, San Leandro, CA GreenerBuilder has been approved for 8.5 GBCI CE hours. To self-report, use GBCI #...

In Community 05.24.2016

Accenture volunteers kick off Dynamic Green Home season (USGBC Minnesota)

USGBC Minnesota runs the Dynamic Green Home Project, a program that helps place and manage volunteers who learn about green building techniques and products and helps install them on a home. Volunteers leave with the knowledge and skills to make upgrades and changes on their own homes. In 2016, they’ve partnered with The Carbon Zero Home. This is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that transforms dysfunctional, energy-wasting homes into smart, efficient solutions to the climate problem. On...

In International 05.24.2016

Kick off Green Apple Day in Latin America

Join USGBC and SUMe on Monday, June 6 for a one-hour webcast to kick off Green Apple Day of Service 2016 in Latin America. When: Monday, June 6, 11:00 a.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. Mexico Daylight Time On this call, you will Hear from members of the green building community in Mexico who have organized successful Green Apple Day of Service events over the past four years. Get ideas for sustainability service projects you can implement in your community. Learn about all the resources available...

In Community 05.25.2016

Save the date for Innovate, the USGBC Wyoming Biennial Conference

Building off the 2014 conference theme "Engage," USGBC Wyoming invites you take your sustainable building work further and "Innovate" in 2016. Join us at the LEED Silver Hotel Terra for a full agenda of inspirational and informative speakers and activities provided for your professional development. Innovate attendees will leave inspired to further advance the green building movement. In addition, GBCI and AIA CEUs will be available. When: October 19–21, 2016Where...

In Center for Green Schools 05.25.2016

Apply for an EDspaces grant: Help schools enhance their learning environments

Across the country, there is a shift toward more efficient, healthier and greener schools, spurred in part by sustainable design and purchasing trends that shape today’s cutting-edge learning environments. One of the premier events for practitioners is EDspaces, the only international trade show and conference that gathers professionals who design, equip and manage learning environments, as well as the manufacturers and service providers who support their work. Attendees will be...

In Industry 05.24.2016

Last chance to secure early adopter pricing for SITES

Early adopter pricing for SITES expires next Tuesday, May 31—take advantage of this offer and register your project today! Any project that registers between now and May 31 will save $1,500 on paid registration and registration/certification bundle fees. For USGBC and ASLA members, that means that registration will only be $1,000!  If you have a project that you know will be pursuing SITES in the future, it’s to your advantage to register now....

In LEED 05.24.2016

Honor your achievements in green home building: The 2015 LEED Homes Awards

The deadline to enter the 2015 LEED Homes Awards is fast approaching. Don’t miss an opportunity to showcase your achievements in residential green building by submitting your nomination by this Friday, May 27, 2016.  The annual LEED Homes Awards recognize developers, homebuilders and projects that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the residential green building marketplace. Awards are given to best-in-class multi- and single-family residential and affordable housing...

In Community 05.25.2016

Army medical center seeks LEED Silver [USGBC+ May/June 2016]

This article was originally published as "Healing Hospitals" in the May/June issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. The global architectural firm HDR Inc. was in the middle of designing a new military hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in 2007 when news broke about substandard conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The news that some of the U.S. Army’s wounded veterans were being treated in a moldering, dilapidated setting launched an investigation and a directive from...

In Media 05.24.2016

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Pilot Credit: Building Material Human Hazard...

New credit continues push for better understanding and decision making around building materials & products Washington, D.C.—(May 24, 2016)—Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit—Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment, which encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases. “LEED v4, the latest version of the...

In International 05.24.2016

LEED Earth Project Pioneers: India’s first LEED v4 Platinum building

USGBC’s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED in new and existing markets.  LEED Earth offers certification at no cost to the first Platinum project in any country to certify using the newest version of LEED (v4). It also offers free certification to the first project to be LEED-certified in one of the more than 100 countries where LEED has yet to take root.  The LEED...

In Community 05.23.2016

IMPACT 2016 Conference recap (USGBC Minnesota)

On May 5, 2016, over 200 green building professionals and sustainability experts from Minnesota and beyond joined USGBC Minnesota at the Saint Paul RiverCentre  for the 5th annual IMPACT Conference. Minnesota’s amazing Programs Committee worked hard to solidify a great speaker lineup filled with thought-provoking speeches and expert panels and highlighting the great work of sustainability professionals across the state. Representatives from corporations, architecture firms and...

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