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Published on 28 May 2015 Written by Tom Marseille Posted in Industry

Sustainability metrics typically focus on energy and water independently. This is reflected in standardized metrics like energy use intensity (EUI) and the lesser used water use intensity (WUI). But, in practice, water and energy use are interlinked in intricate and often overlooked ways,...

Published on 28 May 2015 Written by Alison Gregor Posted in Industry

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

The journey toward sustainable building and environmental stewardship is not just an individual one, but a...

Published on 28 May 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Industry

May 28, 2015 (Washington, DC) – In a recent signing ceremony, Bureau Veritas and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program, finalized the terms of their exclusive global agreement to facilitate...

Published on 22 May 2015 Written by Ana Leilani Ka'ah... Posted in Industry

As this year’s Greenbuild fast approaches (coming November 18-20, 2015), I sat down with Emily English, Director of the National Capital Region, to discuss some of the many exciting activities underway.

There’s a...

Published on 21 May 2015 Written by Emily Scofield Posted in Industry

This article was originally published in the Charlotte Business Journal. Read the original article.

Three components critical to business...

Published on 20 May 2015 Posted in Industry

On June 23, the Washington Post is bringing business leaders, elected officials, tech pioneers and scientists from around the country together to discuss and debate solutions for producing, delivering and conserving energy. We’ll look at clean energy, batteries and storage, the grid,...

Published on 14 May 2015 Written by Courtney Yan Posted in Industry

Distributed generation and the expected growth of microgrids has many utilities stymied. Some would react to this in fear, grasping all the more tightly to the status quo, but the most successful utilities will be those that work proactively to seize new opportunities and tackle new...

Published on 13 May 2015 Written by Sara Cederberg Posted in Industry

In 2010, USGBC convened the Material Health Harmonization Task Group to map the similarities and differences between the various building product disclosure and optimization programs and work towards synergies through inter-Program harmonization and data sharing. Such harmonization would support...

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

For Earth Week, I had the opportunity to visit the great state of Texas. This whirlwind trip opened up my eyes to some of the incredible faces of leadership in green building. And in a state as big as Texas, it’s no surprise we had multiple gatherings of industry leaders where the forward-...

Published on 07 May 2015 Posted in Industry

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

I recently gave a TEDx talk on Mastering TAO. Not TAOism in terms of Eastern philosophy—...

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...

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