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Published on 18 Mar 2014 Written by Sean McMahon Posted in Industry

Join USGBC and StreetLight Data for a webinar to learn more about whether cellular based metrics can improve commute assessments.

2:00–3:00 pm EDT
Thursday, March 27, 2014


Published on 17 Mar 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’re taking a look at some of the LEED green buildings in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Collectively, the two states have seven LEED-certified projects representing 1.1 million square feet, with another 32 projects representing 2.8 million square feet...

Published on 17 Mar 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Industry

At the U.S. Green Building Council, we are leading a global effort to create more sustainable world, and our impact extends well beyond buildings. We’re about protecting the environment and working to build better and stronger communities.

Which is why I’m...

Published on 14 Mar 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
Joinville, Brazil, home to GM's new LEED Gold plant. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

GM Has First LEED Certified...

Published on 12 Mar 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Time to know some of the green building and LEED “known knowns!”

My dear and esteemed colleague, Maggie, knocked me last week for my home state's (Ohio) failure to make USGBC’s ...

Published on 07 Mar 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
The National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips, but also be sure to check out our other green building news post from today that reveals the truth behind the “...

Published on 07 Mar 2014 Posted in Industry

Don’t be fooled, the Environmental Policy Alliance isn’t the “EPA” you might think. The group behind recent attacks on LEED is run by the notorious Washington, D.C., lobbyist Richard Berman, who works on behalf of special interests under the guise of policy and research...

Published on 04 Mar 2014 Posted in Industry

USGBC is proud to be an education partner with the 2014 Building Energy Summit. This year's event will be held April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Summit brings together building owners, energy experts...

Published on 03 Mar 2014 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Industry

Joe and I will be bringing you the top global green building highlights from each week. Sign up to ensure you’re “in the know!”

  1. San Diego Gas & Electric’s Energy Innovation Center Achieves...

Published on 21 Feb 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
Chicago, which helped Illinois reach No. 1 on the list of the Top 10 States for

The announcement of our Top 10 States for LEED drew media attention far and wide this week, including:

Published on 07 Feb 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Ben Sheriff Photography

State government wringing water from operations, The Sacramento Bee. LEED certification for public buildings is one way legislators in California's capitol are dealing with a water crisis.


Published on 07 Feb 2014 Posted in Industry

Now in its third year, The EBie Awards™ are a national juried competition created by Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, to celebrate measurable performance improvements in Existing Buildings (thus the EB-bies) and the people who make them happen. We expect 2014 to be our...

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