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Published on 18 Jul 2016 Written by Courtney Yan Posted in Industry

In 2003, a major blackout left over 50 million people without power across the Midwestern and Northeastern United States and Canada within a matter of minutes. More recently, Hurricane Sandy and a rash of powerful storms brought attention to the need for improved grid resiliency, including more...

Published on 15 Jul 2016 Written by Alok Jhunjhunwala Posted in Industry

With paramount commitments to quality and to harnessing the Earth’s bounty to eliminate hunger from India in a sustainable manner, it is not surprising that the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has become the world...

Published on 14 Jul 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Industry

Attend one of International Parking Institute (IPI)’s upcoming training sessions on August 15 or September 27, and become a Parksmart Advisor. Parksmart is the world’s only rating system...

Published on 12 Jul 2016 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Industry

Have you seen our new LEED advertising campaigns? We're proud to debut our two new ads in the fall issues of ASID Icon and Building Operating Management,...

Published on 12 Jul 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

One of Delhi’s greenest and a LEED Platinum building, Paharpur Business Centre (PBC) has made remarkable strides in setting the standards for sustainability throughout India....

Published on 12 Jul 2016 Written by Paul Wessel Posted in Industry

“Human mobility has always been an intrinsic part of human development,” emphasizes a United Nations report on human development. “Human mobility plays a central role in global...

Published on 11 Jul 2016 Written by Alok Jhunjhunwala Posted in Industry

Registration is now open for training on understanding the WELL Building Standard in New Delhi, India on July 28, 2016. The one-day intensive training session is designed to introduce the intent, key elements and requirements of...

Published on 06 Jul 2016 Written by Monica Kanojia Posted in Industry

The commercial buildings sector has seen an increase in retrofit projects as building owners and managers have determined that energy-efficient upgrades result in substantial cost savings and improved property performance. However, small businesses, houses of worship and low-income housing in...

Published on 05 Jul 2016 Posted in Industry

This article was originally published as "Spire Building Earns LEED Gold Certification" on www.spireenergy.com. Read the...

Published on 01 Jul 2016 Written by Leticia McCadden Posted in Industry

There is still time to nominate an outstanding woman who demonstrates teamwork and leadership in sustainability for the 2016 Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA). Hosted by Green Building...

Published on 01 Jul 2016 Written by Ryan Franks Posted in Industry

The 107th International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Meeting was recently held in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is amazing to consider the storied history of a group that has been continuously meeting since 1909 and is essential...

Published on 29 Jun 2016 Written by Mark Bessoudo Posted in Industry

This article was originally published on gresb.com as "LEED Dynamic Plaque: Providing a New Direction for Green Building Certification and Benchmarking at Scale" on June 26, 2016. 

USGBC’s LEED rating system is...

Published on 28 Jun 2016 Posted in Industry

In construction, sustainability efforts are often measured by the efficiency of a building’s life cycle, and although LEED is an important tool for building ...

Published on 27 Jun 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

Microgrids, which allow for on-site renewable energy generation, have answered the call to make our grids more resilient in the wake of superstorms around the world that wreak havoc on our electric systems.

Once again, PEER,...

Published on 23 Jun 2016 Written by Emily Neagle Posted in Industry

These days, it’s easy to shop online, but just because you’re not going to the brick and mortar store doesn’t mean your goods aren’t coming from a LEED-certified green building. When we look back on this time, I suspect one of the biggest wonders will be how so many...

Published on 23 Jun 2016 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

At USGBC, one important goal of our vision is promoting sustainable mobility around the world. We believe that parking and sustainability are not mutually exclusive concepts. We say that every story about a green building is a story about people, and every story about parking is a story about...

Published on 20 Jun 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

USGBC and GBCI, in partnership with Urban Ingenuity, invite you to discuss key opportunities in shaping the future of power grids, among leaders from the energy sector in Washington, D...

Published on 20 Jun 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Industry

Register for a free EDGE in Latin America webinar on July 14 from 9:30–10:30 a.m. (UTC-5). Panama GBC and Peru GBC are pleased to present this...

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