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In LEED 08.20.2015

LEED in Motion: Brazil celebrates impressive strides in green building

In Brazil, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are over 24 million gross square meters of LEED space and there are more than 990 LEED-certified projects. Brazil is the number four market for LEED outside of the U.S., and we are excited to share new stats in our report LEED in Motion: Brazil.  Read the report forward below from Felipe Faria, managing director of the Green Building Council Brasil. Losing the 2014 World Cup games to Germany by...

In LEED 08.19.2015

At the University of California LEED represents a legacy of environmental education and...

As a rising senior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), I have seen my campus respond to environmental problems with powerful, adaptive sustainability initiatives. Recent turf-replacement projects like drought-tolerant landscaping and artificial turf—installed on the Intramural Field during California’s drought—are estimated to save 11.5 million gallons of water annually, and energy-efficient, LEED-certified buildings have moved the campus closer to its goal of...

In Industry 08.18.2015

Get to know PEER: ISO 14001 and PEER

By requiring the development of key performance indicators and a system for tracking and continuously improving them, ISO 14001, the International Organization for Standardization’s voluntary benchmark for environmental management, provides a strong foundation for measuring and analyzing environmental performance. Layering PEER on top of this robust groundwork “turbocharges” a project, ensuring sustainable power system performance and accelerating the transformation of our...

In Industry 08.17.2015

Road to Greenbuild 2015 [video]

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is coming to Washington, DC, this November. In recognition of Washington's status as a world leader in green building and to showcase the city as a premiere location for Greenbuild, we present a multimedia tour through some of DC's most iconic locations and LEED certified spaces. Starting in Ward 8, we spotlight the new William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library, which was certified LEED Gold for New Construction in January 2013...

In Industry 08.19.2015

GRESB Performance Indicators: Why, how, what?

Ever since GRESB was started, performance indicator data from real estate portfolios has been part of its assessment. Due to the importance of this Aspect in the GRESB Survey and the impact it has on participants’ organizations in how they structure their data collection processes in order to be able to report the requested data, it’s a frequently discussed topic amongst GRESB participants, their consultants, property managers, data providers, as well as their investors. Globally,...

In Industry 08.18.2015

Get to know WELL: What is a WELL Assessor?

The WELL Building Standard is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and wellbeing. WELL Certification begins with registration through WELL Online. Once registered, GBCI will assign a WELL Assessor to the project. The WELL Assessor is integral to the certification process. He/she will be able to help answer questions about certification, but more importantly will be the person who reviews project...

In LEED 08.18.2015

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED for Homes Award Winners

Annual recognition highlights projects, developers and builders leading the residential market for sustainable development Washington, D.C.  (August 18, 2015) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of its annual LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in residential green building. The awards are given to outstanding multi- and single-family residential and...

In Community 08.14.2015

2015 Astounding Advocate Award: Renae Hesselink [video]

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In 2015, six awards were given out to a total of nine individuals and groups whose dedication and commitment to assisting in USGBC's mission of creating a more sustainable built environment is demonstrated by their passion and hard work through volunteerism. In this article, we highlight one of USGBC...

In LEED 08.19.2015

The first LEED Platinum warehouse in China: Nike’s Logistics Center

Valued at $19 billion, the world’s largest provider of athletic attire, equipment, and footwear, owns and operates factories and logistics centers worldwide. From an environmental standpoint, Nike has invested heavily in sustainable technology and business practice. In 2012, Nike opened NIKE Materials Sustainability Index for public use, to track the environmental impact of procuring, utilizing, and marketing its raw materials and products. In 2011, the company achieved LEED Platinum...

In Advocacy and policy 08.18.2015

Chattanooga's gone green: Three take-aways

Last month, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and green|spaces released a regional sustainability website highlighting best practices in the region. It includes an action-packed timeline that tells the green side of the fabled revival story of this Southeastern Tennessee city. As you probably know, there hasn't always been a lot of green to boast about. Between the golden ages of the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and the crowning of Outdoor Magazine’s Best Town Ever, there was a time when...

In Center for Green Schools 08.17.2015

Green Sports Alliance assembles a winning team for Green Apple Day of Service

On Sunday, June 28, the Green Sports Alliance launched their 2015 Summit in Chicago with a special Green Apple Day of Service project co-presented by Connor Sports with partners Chicago Public Schools, HOK, Skanska, Excel Dryer, USGBC-Illinois, and the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. “The Green Sports Alliance is committed to promoting healthy, sustainable communities where we live and play,” said Scott Jenkins, Board Chair of the Green Sports Alliance and Stadium General...

In Community 08.14.2015

Reducing Impact [USGBC+ July/August 2015]

This article was originally published in the July/August 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. Kaiser Permanente turns to renewable energy to create a healthier environment. To witness the profound effects of climate change, look no further than California’s Central Valley, where a record drought has left an eerily parched, dust-blown landscape. Scientists in California, the home state of healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente, are sounding dire warnings that unless...

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