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Published on 21 Apr 2015 Written by Kiley Jacques Posted in Industry

This article was originally published in the March/April 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.

Veterans for sustainability, an idea generated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is taking shape and...

Published on 14 Apr 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Green building requires new skills and new knowledge, as well as new attitudes and new mindsets. In a linear and hierarchical practice, each participant does his or her part and passes the job on to the next in line. There is little interaction, and people are compartmentalized by discipline or...

Published on 14 Apr 2015 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Industry

I read with admiration Lance Hosey’s recent blog on the Six Myths of Sustainable Design. He got ‘em, and nearly all of them from what I’ve experienced. They...

Published on 10 Apr 2015 Written by Jessica Mcglyn Posted in Industry

Leading companies like USGBC members Veolia, Philips and Cisco are shifting from the traditional linear “take, make, dispose” business model to a more regenerative circular economy framework. This transformation...

Published on 09 Apr 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Industry

2014’s Top 10 States have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will have...

Published on 07 Apr 2015 Written by Cecilia Shutters Posted in Industry

Amid the throng of smart suits representing the majority of the institutional real estate investor community, a group recently gathered for lunch to discuss what is becoming known as the proxy for building performance and savvy investment:...

Published on 03 Apr 2015 Written by Mark Ginsberg Posted in Industry

Paris is hosting the next U.N. Conference of Parties (COP) climate talks in December, and the government, companies, NGOs and universities are all preparing with great enthusiasm. The Mayor of Paris has committed to welcoming some 40,000...

Published on 02 Apr 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

The WELL Building Standard® is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort,...

Published on 01 Apr 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Initially, green buildings were intended to reduce damage to the environment and human health caused by creating and maintaining buildings and neighborhoods. As the concept of sustainability was applied to the built environment, it has become clear that doing less damage is not enough. ...

Published on 27 Mar 2015 Written by Kristin Dispenza Posted in Industry

It’s almost time for DesignColumbus, Central Ohio’s annual educational event and expo. The DesignColumbus story is similar to that of many trade shows across the U.S. Hosted by the...

Published on 27 Mar 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

This week the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. It...

Published on 26 Mar 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

You're invited to join leaders from the energy, defense and technology sectors to discuss and debate innovative solutions for securing the country’s energy resources at Securing America's Energy Future, hosted by the Washington Post.

This live event will explore threats to...

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