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Published on 20 Nov 2014 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Industry

Taking stock of all of the strategies and outlets in your green marketing tool belt? Don’t forget about letters to the editor, a time-honored practice that has provided grassroots campaigns, issue leaders and projects access to an invaluable audience and platform of exposure.

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Published on 19 Nov 2014 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Industry

Looking to introduce environmentally friendly policies into your workplace?

The USGBC Maine Chapter recently created a Green Office Guidelines and...

Published on 18 Nov 2014 Written by Michael Zatz Posted in Industry

Energy costs in multifamily properties have risen by 20 percent over the past decade. These rising costs are squeezing operating income for building owners and managers, and they’re making apartments and condos less affordable for residents.

Here’s another staggering statistic...

Published on 07 Nov 2014 Written by John Stevenson Posted in Industry

“Do you want to have more food on your table? Get a programmable thermostat.” The students in the mentoring program laughed, thinking my comment must have been entirely facetious. To an extent, it was: some new techno-gadget is not going to make a meal appear at dinner. It might,...

Published on 06 Nov 2014 Written by Kelly Worden Posted in Industry

The premiere health policy journal, Health Affairs, released a special issue this week focused on the intersection between community development and public health that was accompanied by a briefing at the National Press Club today. The issue compiles a range of articles focused on...

Published on 06 Nov 2014 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Industry

It’s a nasty habit we’re all trying to break. The paper habit, that is. We’re all looking to trim our consumption, both at home, and on the job.

But in the marketing and communications world, sometimes it’s not that easy. We build websites and e-books, but...

Published on 05 Nov 2014 Written by Emily Neagle Posted in Industry

This year I spent much of my time at Greenbuild working with our LEED User Groups—and it was fantastic!

In case you’re not familiar with the User Groups, they are collaborative peer networks with the common goal of working together and with USGBC to share best known practices...

Published on 30 Oct 2014 Written by Ted Senet Posted in Industry

California could be the first major economy in the world to abandon fossil fuels as its primary energy source. California’s strategic energy policies foster an economic climate which generates funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and innovative technology. In particular,...

Published on 30 Oct 2014 Written by John Mandyck Posted in Industry

The artistic brilliance of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes are often said to take one's breath away. An instinctive act of reverence for time-tested talent—but, in reality, the simple act of breathing, exhaling carbon dioxide, by the Chapel’s six million annual visitors has...

Published on 28 Oct 2014 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Industry

We all have our favorite places to browse, to hangout, to eat and to splurge. We have our favorite products that we reach for day after day.

But how are we, as consumers, to know what our favorite brands are up to behind the scenes, and if they’re walking the...

Published on 25 Oct 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Industry

Living, breathing history

While admittedly biased on the subject, as great as Greenbuild 2014 was, I’m not sure any aspect of this year’s conference moved me any more than the magical moment in the...

Published on 23 Oct 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Industry

Happy Diwali, India (and world)!

This Diwali, USGBC wants to celebrate the tremendous leadership demonstrated by India, now one of the top five largest markets in...

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