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Published on 17 Nov 2016 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

One thing that all Americans can agree on is the urgent need for massive improvement in our roads, bridges, energy and water systems, as well as other important infrastructure such as hospitals and schools. In fact, infrastructure investment was one of the few issues both President-elect Trump...

Published on 15 Nov 2016 Written by Jared Brocklehurst Posted in Industry

This past October, Legrand North America held the Energy Marathon 2.0, an internal energy-saving competition focused on reducing electricity use and fostering long-term conservation habits for our...

Published on 11 Nov 2016 Written by Sean Fish Posted in Industry

Last month, Hurricane Matthew swept through the Caribbean and the southeastern United States. Many communities affected by Matthew will be rebuilding for months and years to come. Although disasters like Matthew remind us of the tremendous power of nature, they also remind us of the potential...

Published on 10 Nov 2016 Written by Mark Bessoudo Posted in Industry

Canada has achieved its first commercial project certified under LEED v4 with 270 Albert Street in Ottawa, which earned LEED...

Published on 07 Nov 2016 Written by Kate Hurst Posted in Industry

Share your knowledge at one of USGBC's green building events in 2017. You may now submit proposals for next year's Greenbuild Boston and...

Published on 01 Nov 2016 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Industry

In a recent series of blogs using the metaphors of Pokémon characters, I’ve written about buildings systems (Mystic), including the building...

Published on 01 Nov 2016 Written by Monica Kanojia Posted in Industry

Building envelopes are the shell of the built environment. Comprising walls, windows, roof and foundation, the envelope serves as the primary thermal barrier between the interior and exterior environment. Building envelope technologies account for approximately 30 percent of the primary energy...

Published on 31 Oct 2016 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Industry

This article was previously published on Oct. 3, 2016, on the WABE 90.1 website by Kate Sweeney. Read the original article

In general, buildings are not good for the...

Published on 31 Oct 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

This is the second installment highlighting the recipients of the 2016 USGBC Leadership...

Published on 27 Oct 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

USGBC recently honored the recipients of the 2016 Leadership Awards at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los...

Published on 25 Oct 2016 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Industry

I recently summarized the interdependence needed in a building project, and I identified three areas where synergies would benefit overall performance and long-...

Published on 21 Oct 2016 Written by Nicolette Mueller Posted in Industry

This article was originally published by Sherwin-Williams in Spanish in the magazine "Esencial" in July 2016, and is reproduced here with permission.

According to a report from the...

Published on 19 Oct 2016 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Industry

Interdependence, like community, is strength. We start as dependent babies, grow into young adults and become independent. Most of us stop there, because independence is not only a...

Published on 19 Oct 2016 Written by Bill Worthen Posted in Industry

Where does your water come from? If your first response was "the tap," then you are probably living in a place where fresh, drinkable water is something you have come to see as part of your daily life. Access to water has become something most Americans take for granted, but times are changing...

Published on 18 Oct 2016 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Japan is now home to two LEED® Fellows who also happen to be education partners with USGBC® and GBCI®: Hiroki Hiramatsu and...

Published on 03 Oct 2016 Written by David Marcus Posted in Industry

The world of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) can be challenging (and full of new acronyms), especially for the design community who may only see the end result of a frequently time-intensive and sometimes cost-intensive EPD creation process on the part of manufacturers or trade...

Published on 30 Sep 2016 Written by Emily Neagle Posted in Industry

I am always "California dreaming," and with Greenbuild right around the corner, there’s no better time to share some of insights from California-based...

Published on 29 Sep 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Individuals of all ages are now eligible to register for the LEED Green Associate exam.

The LEED Green Associate is your gateway to green, and it demonstrates an up-to-date understanding of the core concepts of ...

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