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Published on 20 Mar 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

The Saudi Green Building Forum (SGBF) has become the newest member of USGBC’s LEED International Roundtable...

Published on 13 Mar 2017 Written by Debra Becker Posted in Industry

Honeywell has long been a pioneer in deepening facility sustainability and developing green technologies to foster energy efficiency in buildings across the world. So, it was only fitting that we set...

Published on 10 Mar 2017 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

Questions about perception and reality have been part of philosophical discourse since the beginning of recorded time. Is what we perceive real? Is there more to it than we can see? A professor once pointed out to me that we see things differently once we experience them, that children who have...

Published on 09 Mar 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

On March 23, the 2017 Green Building Japan Spring Symposium will take place in Tokyo, Japan. Mahesh Ramanujam, president...

Published on 09 Mar 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

At USGBC, we know the marketplace is changing fast. In the past few years, the green business and sustainability industries have grown dramatically, and it seems that we are frequently adding new certification and credentialing opportunities to our efforts. We also know that it can be hard to...

Published on 08 Mar 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Industry

GBCI is now offering the Zero Waste Business Associate certificate program, which trains professionals to help businesses get to zero waste and to guide...

Published on 06 Mar 2017 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

PEER marches onto Washington, D.C., this month with the "Smart Cities Powered by Smart Grids" roadshow workshop. Join...

Published on 02 Mar 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Industry

USGBC is pleased to announce that Wes Sullens has joined us as the Director of Codes Technical Development. Wes comes to USGBC from a local government agency in Alameda County, California (...

Published on 01 Mar 2017 Written by Tom Marseille Posted in Industry

The majority of industry professionals involved in the design of high-performance buildings understand that some level of occupant engagement is required to achieve sustained, successful outcomes. But what does this engagement look like? 

Efficiency is in the occupant’s hands...

Published on 28 Feb 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Industry

On a global scale, green building construction is doubling every three years, according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 report, by Dodge Data and Analytics. Some of the leading...

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 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...

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