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Published on 22 May 2017 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Industry

Last week I had the honor of participating in a panel titled “A New Paradigm: How Companies Can be Agents of Social Change,” at the World Social Marketing Conference. The panel focused on ways companies can...

Published on 11 May 2017 Written by Wes Sullens Posted in Industry

In press releases issued last week, the sponsoring organizations of the 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) provided an update on the development and publication plans for the model green code.

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Published on 02 May 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Industry

USGBC is collaborating with our Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) partners to host a webinar on Wed., May 10 from 9–10:15 a.m. The webinar will cover...

Published on 24 Apr 2017 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in Industry

LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field, and they contribute expertise to various industries...

Published on 12 Apr 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Industry

I had the chance to attend and briefly introduce a Wall Street Journal breakfast this morning that USGBC was sponsoring. The event was part of WSJs Business of America Series and focused on infrastructure. It featured Chicago...

Published on 06 Apr 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

China is seeing incredible growth and industrialization. With that industrialization and the rise of manufacturing, though, comes an impact on the environment and on air quality. The Chinese government has ...

Published on 05 Apr 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Parkview Green in Beijing became mainland China’s first mixed-use LEED Platinum building in 2009. Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification possible, yet the team behind Parkview Green was...

Published on 05 Apr 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Industry

Here in the Northeast, we've been warming up into spring following the unexpected March storm, Stella. Summer will be here before we know it—and with the rising temperatures, we’ll see rising energy bills.

Solar panels are a great way to offset energy costs, reduce the...

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Yi Wen Posted in Industry

The Taikoo Hui Mall project in the Tianhe area of Guangzhou, China, recently achieved LEED Platinum status under LEED O+M: Existing Buildings....

Published on 28 Mar 2017 Written by Meghan Hazer Posted in Industry

Sustainable design, once unconventional, has become the norm for many developments. Health-promoting design is emerging as a new trend, due in part to the realization that how we build matters...

Published on 23 Mar 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

The March/April 2017 issue of USGBC+ covers a range of current green building topics, from the new, sustainable parking garages to innovative urban design.

Take a look at three of our top stories from the issue:

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Published on 20 Mar 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

The Saudi Green Building Forum (SGBF) has become the newest member of USGBC’s LEED International Roundtable...

Published on 13 Mar 2017 Written by Debra Becker Posted in Industry

Honeywell has long been a pioneer in deepening facility sustainability and developing green technologies to foster energy efficiency in buildings across the world. So, it was only fitting that we set...

Published on 10 Mar 2017 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

Questions about perception and reality have been part of philosophical discourse since the beginning of recorded time. Is what we perceive real? Is there more to it than we can see? A professor once pointed out to me that we see things differently once we experience them, that children who have...

Published on 09 Mar 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

On March 23, the 2017 Green Building Japan Spring Symposium will take place in Tokyo, Japan. Mahesh Ramanujam, president...

Published on 09 Mar 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

At USGBC, we know the marketplace is changing fast. In the past few years, the green business and sustainability industries have grown dramatically, and it seems that we are frequently adding new certification and credentialing opportunities to our efforts. We also know that it can be hard to...

Published on 08 Mar 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Industry

GBCI is now offering the Zero Waste Business Associate certificate program, which trains professionals to help businesses get to zero waste and to guide...

Published on 06 Mar 2017 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

PEER marches onto Washington, D.C., this month with the "Smart Cities Powered by Smart Grids" roadshow workshop. Join...

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