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Published on 05 Feb 2016 Written by Nick Firmand Posted in Industry

"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 ...

Published on 04 Feb 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

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...

Published on 21 Jan 2016 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Industry

The 2015 WorldGBC Congress held in Hong Kong was a great opportunity for leaders in the green building movement to connect, strategize and share knowledge on some of the most compelling ways to improve the sustainability of...

Published on 08 Jan 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

Most of us know PEER as the nation’s first comprehensive, consumer-centric and data-driven system for evaluating energy performance. What most of us may not know is that its origins are rooted in telecommunications.

Bob Galvin, son of Motorola founder Paul Galvin, and CEO of...

Published on 04 Jan 2016 Written by Monica Kanojia Posted in Industry

This is part of a series of blogs dedicated to Greenbuild 2015 sessions led by representatives of the U.S....

Published on 21 Dec 2015 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

We live in a resource-constrained world, and in no area is this more evident than with regard to our energy systems. Reliance on traditional sources of energy has created an unhealthy environment that is assaulting the social, physical and mental well-being of millions across the world. Despite...

Published on 18 Dec 2015 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

On Nov. 19, 2015, Juan Ontiveros, Associate Vice President for Utilities, Energy, and Facilities for the University of Texas at Austin became the first individual to be awarded the Robert W. Galvin Award for PEER (Performance...

Published on 18 Dec 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

2015 was a big year for the USGBC community, and for LEED, too. Here are our 10 most popular articles for the year.

  • The newest version of LEED Online was made available for LEED 2009 project teams. Here...

Published on 17 Dec 2015 Written by Rina Brule Posted in Industry

Thanksgiving is over, you’ve just caught your breath from Greenbuild 2015, and the new year is around the corner… which means the 2016 Greenbuild call for proposals and reviewers is open and ready for you! We want to see...

Published on 10 Dec 2015 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

When the Hub Group, one of the leading freight transportation companies in the United States, started building its new headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, they knew they wanted to achieve LEED certification.

Completed in...

Published on 08 Dec 2015 Posted in Industry

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

There’s a misconception about hunger in D.C.—one that suggests it’s only...

Published on 07 Dec 2015 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Industry

In this episode of Climate Leaders, I talk with Matthew Pencharz, Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy, about the overall trends he’s seeing within the greater London area to address sustainable growth. Here, Pencharz shares insight into the city’s efforts to...

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