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Published on 27 Feb 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

The U.S. is at an important crossroads, where we must carefully consider which direction we will take. At USGBC, we are encouraged about our future because we see that America is alive with awareness and passion.

We’ve witnessed the green building movement double down its efforts to...

Published on 23 Feb 2017 Written by Pooja Solanki Posted in Industry

India's unwavering commitment to green buildings and sustainability is apparent through its reaching the level of the third most LEED-certified buildings internationally. With such dynamic growth...

Published on 16 Feb 2017 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Industry

In 2017, USGBC is setting our expectations to zero—zero net energy. According to a report released last quarter by the New...

Published on 14 Feb 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

The January/February 2017 issue of USGBC+ covers a range of current green building topics, from setting goals to reach net zero waste at your company to sharing best contractor practices that help achieve LEED certification.

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

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Published on 10 Feb 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

As an organization, USGBC's call to action is to execute ideas that drive innovation and transformation. Our shared vision—of regenerative buildings and communities that sustain all life within a generation—is as inclusive as it is actionable, and I firmly believe that our...

Published on 27 Jan 2017 Written by Nicolette Mueller Posted in Industry

January is the time of year when we ask ourselves what we hope to see in the coming year. For the green building market in Latin America, we expect to see the investments in learning and early adoption of tools such as Arc,...

Published on 24 Jan 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Industry

The 2017 Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Awards recognize high-achieving parking facilities, honoring real estate owners who have achieved exceptional energy reductions at parking facilities through...

Published on 19 Jan 2017 Written by Monica Kanojia Posted in Industry

Applications are open to submit your organization for the Advanced RTU Campaign's annual awards. This campaign encourages commercial building owners and operators to replace their old rooftop unit air-conditioning systems (RTUs) with...

Published on 12 Jan 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

As I get settled into my new role as president and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, I am deeply grateful...

Published on 06 Jan 2017 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Industry

In July 2016, USGBC Georgia and the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition (MGCAC) proposed the creation of a "Green Corridor" in the Middle Georgia region. Since July...

Published on 03 Jan 2017 Written by Doug Pearson Posted in Industry

What goes into measuring and improving building performance? Building performance strategies can cover a wide range of topics. Each strategy is important, yet each is just one aspect of what it takes to achieve a successful project.

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Published on 03 Jan 2017 Written by Jared Blum Posted in Industry

This article was previously published on Dec. 7, 2016, as "Toward resiliency: The construction industry should focus on building more resilient structures to withstand natural disasters," by Professional Roofing Magazine,...

Published on 21 Dec 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Updated Friday, Feb. 27 to reflect the deadline extension for the Greenbuild India Call for Proposals and Call for Reviewers.

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the largest and most influential green...

Published on 20 Dec 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

USGBC and GBCI took 2016 by storm—it was a big year for green business and green buildings, all driven by the growth of a global community that is committed to driving sustainability across all sectors.

Check out our most popular articles for the year.

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Published on 13 Dec 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

USGBC is offering a free webinar to show you how your building can measure performance using our new platform, Arc.

Arc addresses our focused efforts on performance in existing...

Published on 06 Dec 2016 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

The name "Porsche" is often associated with the thrill of stepping on the gas, the ease of negotiating tight corners and the freedom of traveling the open road. But that is only part of the story.

Porsche is not just the name of a sports car—it is also the name of a brand devoted to...

Published on 05 Dec 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

Pumpkin-spiced drinks and red cups may be in season, but Starbucks’ LEED-certified stores offer its customers sustainable, healthy spaces that are optimized for the enjoyment of coffee year-round. 

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Published on 02 Dec 2016 Written by Nicolette Mueller Posted in Industry

2016 was the strongest year on record for LEED-certified hotels in Latin America, with 60 percent more projects compared with 2015, and nearly double those of 2014. Today, there are 38 LEED-certified spaces in the region, and over three...

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