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Published on 25 Mar 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

At first glance, the additional work and alternative materials needed to build green may seem like a burdensome cost, but closer attention reveals this perception to be misleading. If sustainability is viewed as an expensive add-on to a building, we would mistake efforts to reduce energy costs...

Published on 24 Mar 2015 Written by Paul Scialla Posted in Industry

A conversation that is rapidly emerging in our industry, and one that is especially important in a large and growing country like China, is: How can the places we build and operate contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people who work and live there?

Given that we spend...

Published on 24 Mar 2015 Written by Ana Leilani Ka'ah... Posted in Industry

With the arrival of spring, the sun is shining brighter than ever.

Here are some of the ways we’ve designed our space to maximize daylight and views, save energy and enhance the indoor environmental quality of our working space in the process:

  1. An...

Published on 23 Mar 2015 Posted in Industry

The relationship between energy efficiency and property resiliency has become increasingly clear over the past few years.

As a result of this recognition, an underserved market and underutilized opportunity for investors and property owners has emerged. Many traditional and...

Published on 20 Mar 2015 Written by Nicholas Firmand Posted in Industry

Are you a LEED AP with 10 years of professional green building experience? If the answer is yes, now's the time for you to become a LEED Fellow.

Don't miss your chance to join the 2015 class of LEED Fellows....

Published on 18 Mar 2015 Written by Ana Marie Quiros Posted in Industry

This year the Green Building Council of Costa Rica will host the 2015 International Green Building Congress, which will focus on habitat and sustainable cities.

You're invited to attend the event to network with private and...

Published on 18 Mar 2015 Written by Chris Pyke Posted in Industry

We are excited to announce the release of new features for the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) available for USGBC members, LEED professionals, and Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) members. These new features will allow professionals to connect...

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

Location is a critical element of green building: it can define appropriate strategies, yet it can also limit how green a project can actually be. Depending on the environmental issues that are most critical in a particular area, location can influence a project team’s priorities. Location...

Published on 17 Mar 2015 Posted in Industry

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

A new partnership between USGBC and UL sheds light on product transparency....

Published on 13 Mar 2015 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Industry

In late February, Lend Lease, a USGBC Platinum level member and industry leader in property, infrastructure and construction management, announced that their...

Published on 12 Mar 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Green projects must be prepared to adapt to future change and be designed and operated to stand the test of time. Continuous monitoring is required to identify needed improvements and users’ changing needs. Project teams must look far ahead to determine what stressors a project is likely...

Published on 09 Mar 2015 Written by Edward Bogucz Posted in Industry

Remember “The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Anderson?

Trailblazing engineer P. Ole Fanger often cited that fairy tale in his presentations on the state of indoor environmental...

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