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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 ...

Published on 27 Sep 2016 Written by Julia Pergolini Posted in Industry

World Green Building Week (WGBW) is in full swing, celebrating the efforts of green building councils (GBCs) from 74 countries around the world, as well as their 27,000 member companies.

From Sept. 26–Oct. 2,...

Published on 07 Sep 2016 Written by Kathryn St. John Posted in Industry

Did you know that the energy lost through a building's walls, roofs and windows is the largest single waste of energy in most buildings—especially in hot summer months? As a result, the energy efficiency of a building often depends on the materials that help create its envelope. With the...

Published on 02 Sep 2016 Written by Hannah Jane Brown Posted in Industry

We are breaking world records this year. And I’m not just talking about the Olympics. We are on track for the hottest year on record. Already,...

Published on 29 Aug 2016 Written by Emily Neagle Posted in Industry

Members of the LEED User Group: Industrial Facilities (LUGIF) are market leaders in sustainable industrial facilities. In addition to their leadership in LEED...

Published on 19 Aug 2016 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Industry

"Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world." — Bruno Barbey

Today marks the sixth annual #WorldPhotoDay, a global photography project celebrating how we each see the world...

Published on 18 Aug 2016 Written by Ryan Franks Posted in Industry

According to Navigant Research, global microgrid capacity is anticipated to go from 1.4 GW in 2015 to 7.6 GW in 2024—over 500% growth in a 10 year span. But, what is driving this growth? The...

Published on 15 Aug 2016 Posted in Industry

Corporate responsibility and environmental efforts are becoming a much higher priority for a number of companies, regardless of industry. In fact, according to a...

Published on 10 Aug 2016 Written by Theresa Backhus Posted in Industry

Energy infrastructure can have a significant environmental and social footprint and lead to landscape-level impacts, even while serving as a necessary development pathway. Voluntary standards and rating systems are recognized as some of the most effective tools to drive innovation in sustainable...

Published on 09 Aug 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

It all began with a spark. Back in the prehistoric era, animals, plants and even our ancestors decayed and returned to the soil, becoming the resources we now call "fossil fuels." Compressed into the earth in the form of oil and coal, fossil fuels gave us the power to create electricity by...

Published on 09 Aug 2016 Written by Hannah Jane Brown Posted in Industry

“Imagine this design assignment: Design something that makes oxygen, sequesters carbon, fixes nitrogen, distills water, makes complex sugars and foods, changes colors with the seasons, and self-replicates.” —William McDonough, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We...

Published on 04 Aug 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

USGBC’s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED® in new and existing markets. 

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Published on 02 Aug 2016 Posted in Industry

Prior to the introduction of Parksmart certification, there was no third-party sustainability certification available to our clients for their new and existing parking garage projects. Not only were our new design clients...

Published on 01 Aug 2016 Written by Rhiannon Jacobsen Posted in Industry

When you think of green buildings, you might imagine an office with floor-to-ceiling windows or a high-rise apartment with a green roof. A factory probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but all over the world, manufacturers are making a positive impact on their markets by...

Published on 27 Jul 2016 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in Industry

LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field and they contribute expertise to various industries...

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