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Published on 13 Oct 2014 Written by Catie Ryan Posted in Industry

Chances are, you enjoy a sunny spot at the windowsill, a crackling fire, a lush pocket garden, a richly patterned rug or a cascading water fountain.

These might seem like indulgences; elements you desire but find no justification for purchasing for your office, demanding in your child...

Published on 03 Oct 2014 Posted in Industry

“Recently, USGBC and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) formed a strategic partnership to accelerate the development of green buildings in India. LEED and Green...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Arnold Kee Posted in Industry

Green business in China is already big business, and will get bigger. 

Policy imperatives, driven by population and pollution imperatives, make the expansion of the sustainability sector irrepressible. However, it may be difficult for those new to China to know how to make the most...

Published on 23 Sep 2014 Written by Chris Pyke Posted in Industry

The National Green Building Adoption Index (GBAI) is a landmark study which provides an unprecedented view of the dynamics of LEED and ENERGY STAR office...

Published on 16 Sep 2014 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Industry

In our 2013 Annual Report, we turn the spotlight on our talented USGBC employees — and learn some fun facts about their drinking habits. (Just coffee and tea, of course!)

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Published on 09 Sep 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Industry

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced today that it will administer certification for the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal™ (PEER) program. PEER is the nation’s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for...

Published on 08 Sep 2014 Posted in Industry

At the end of September city makers will gather in Washington, D.C., for the sixth annual EcoDistrict Summit, a three day event dedicated to cultivating just, sustainable and resilient cities from the neighborhood up.

This event...

Published on 05 Sep 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Industry

Technology is increasingly intertwined with the built environment, so it is critical for the builders and designers of healthcare environments to understand the big picture and what’s in the future. 

Because of this, the upcoming Healthcare Facilities Symposium...

Published on 05 Sep 2014 Written by Nils Kok Posted in Industry

With increased societal focus on resource scarcity, the need for de-carbonization, and the effects of climate change, investors have become increasingly aware of the implications of these, generally longer term, megatrends.

More than any other investment class, real estate assets are...

Published on 28 Aug 2014 Written by David Green Posted in Industry

The aim of BASF’s Eco-Efficiency Analysis is to compare similar products or processes. The Eco-Efficiency Analysis looks at environmental impact in proportion to a product's cost-effectiveness. It helps BASF and our customers to decide which products are the best choice both...

Published on 27 Aug 2014 Written by Lizzie Needham Posted in Industry

As building investors, owners, and service providers are scrambling to create and use transparency, each one faces different drivers and obstacles. Transparency is often perceived to increase risk for owners and, in some cases, occupants. However, it lowers risks for investors and the public...

Published on 26 Aug 2014 Written by Mika Kania Posted in Industry

The Green Building Evaluation Label (GBEL) is a voluntary national rating system in China administered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD).

GBEL is a green building certification...

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