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In Media 02.8.2016

USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi to Keynote the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo

More than 1,200 expected to convene in Pittsburgh for annual conference that brings together school thought leaders and champions Washington, D.C.—(Feb. 8, 2016)—The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), presented by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, and produced in partnership with the Green Schools National Network, is coming to Pittsburgh, Pa., March 31–April 1, 2016, at the LEED Platinum David Lawrence Convention Center. The conference will bring together green...

In Community 02.8.2016

Climate Leaders: Hamid Moghadam on ESG and the economics of sustainable design [podcast]

In this episode of our Climate Leaders podcast series, we talk with Hamid Moghadam, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Prologis. Prologis is a global leader in industrial logistics real estate, whose strategic focus on global and regional markets has them managing, owning or developing approximately 671 million square feet (62 million square meters), valued around $57.3 billion in total assets. In addition to his current role with Prologis,...

In LEED 02.5.2016

Super Bowl 50 demonstrates sustainability in the LEED-certified Levi’s Stadium

This coming Sunday, Super Bowl 50 will bring together the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos for a final showdown of the 2015 season of the National Football League.  The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee is dedicated to demonstrating sustainability throughout the event, which involves a focus on reducing the game’s impact on climate change, as well as using resources and materials responsibly. In addition to an awareness of net positive opportunities, the game will also be held in...

In International 02.4.2016

LEED Lab Latin America: Online panel Feb. 10

Join USGBC and a panel of LEED Lab instructors from Mexico and Peru on February 10 for a special call on LEED Lab in Latin America.  When: Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3:00 p.m. EST Where: Webex online On this call, you will Learn the ins and outs of implementing the LEED Lab course, from setting the class agenda to preparing students to take a LEED professional exam. Hear how LEED Lab has been adapted to seamlessly integrate with university culture and classrooms in Latin America. Explore...

In Industry 02.8.2016

Become a LEED Fellow in 2016

Interested in becoming a LEED Fellow? Know someone else who would be a great candidate? The time is now. USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2016 class of LEED Fellows. For an overview of the mastery elements and general program policies, review the LEED Fellow Handbook. To review the 2016 dates and specific guidance on the application, including page limits, review the 2016 LEED Fellow Application Guide. Requirements Nominees must be/...

In Advocacy and policy 02.5.2016

Green homes yield major resale premiums in Washington, D.C.

High-performing homes (HPHs) with green features—both single- and multi-family—in the District sell for nearly 3.5 percent more than those without green features, according to a recently released report, "What Is Green Worth? Unveiling High-Performance Home Premiums in Washington, D.C.," by real estate appraiser and author Sandra K. Adomatis and the Institute for Market Transformation. The market is taking notice. Building on the growing trend of green...

In Industry 02.4.2016

Top 10 States 2015: Virgin Hotel Chicago

Every year, USGBC names the top U.S. states leading the nation in sustainable building through LEED. The 2015 Top 10 States list honors transformative efforts at the state level to create healthier, more energy- and water-efficient places to live, learn, work and play. In 2015 alone, 1,633 projects were certified in the United States—equivalent to an incredible 275 million square feet. In this series, we spotlight the standout LEED-certified projects of 2015 that contributed to the...

In International 02.3.2016

Good luck in the Year of the Monkey: Best wishes to green building leaders in China

The Chinese Spring Festival is coming soon, and on behalf of USGBC, I send our warmest wishes to everyone around the world celebrating the Chinese New Year. Over the past five years, I have witnessed firsthand the evolution of the green building movement in China. 2015 was an exciting year. China continues to show tremendous leadership; it is the third largest market for LEED outside of the United States, with 732 LEED projects covering 26.7 million GSM of certified space. You have continued to...

In Education 02.8.2016

View our quick LEED v4 credit tutorials for BD+C and ID+C

Are you working on a LEED project or hoping to learn more about specific LEED v4 credit requirements? Check out our new series of brief tutorials on Education @USGBC to get started on the path to success: LEED v4 Credit Tutorials: BD+C/ID+C. Each individual session covers a specific credit in LEED, sharing one or more quick videos explaining key concepts. Ranging from case studies to calculator walk-throughs, these sessions focus on the specifics that you need to know as a LEED...

In Industry 02.5.2016

LEED Fellow 2016 application guide

"LEED Fellow" designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by GBCI. Here are the answers to some of the questions you may have about applying for the LEED Fellow program: Who should be involved? The nominee will submit all the documents comprising the application packet, but they are encouraged to work closely with their application team, which includes their nominator, LEED Project Experience...

In Center for Green Schools 02.4.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Tim Carter of Second Nature

Last week, we launched a blog series featuring USGBC partners who have committed to collaborate for the future of higher education sustainability. In this installment, we talk to Tim Carter, president of Second Nature. Second Nature envisions higher education playing a prominent leadership role in shaping research, learning and communities that inspire and operationalize a sustainable global future. As part of this commitment, your organization supports a vision that by 2025, millions of...

In Media 02.3.2016

USGBC Announces New Director in Georgia

Beth Cope will lead the state’s green building efforts toward a more sustainable future Washington, D.C.—(Feb. 3, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the appointment of Beth Cope as the new director of USGBC Georgia. In this role, Cope will work to advance USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state. “Beth is a game-changer who will take the USGBC...

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