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Published on 10 Jun 2014 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Initiatives

Big thanks to the Holland sisters, who met their goal and raised $25,000 for Project Haiti. Over the last six months, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11) Holland worked tirelessly to promote ...

Published on 22 Apr 2014 Written by Ryan P. Snow Posted in Initiatives

The spring season is upon us and themes of regeneration and restoring the Earth are fresh in our minds. What better time to celebrate the winners of Interfaith Power & Light’s (IPL) Cool Congregations...

Published on 16 Dec 2013 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Initiatives

During a season when most kids are carefully crafting their wish lists for the holidays, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11) Holland are asking for one BIG gift from us all—to help them raise $250,000 to put towards USGBC's ...

Published on 06 Dec 2013 Written by Clare Rosenberger Posted in Initiatives

Week before last, over 200 individuals came together to inspire each other with their efforts and dedication to bringing sustainability to low-income and underserved communities. They joined us from across the country, and even some from other parts of the world, to learn about the way that the...

Published on 19 Nov 2013 Posted in Initiatives
Photo Credit: Marisa Long

Dear Dreamers:  

We are the Holland sisters, Kylie (14), Devon (13) and Piper (11).  We believe kids can make a difference in the world and age doesn’t limit a person’s ability to have ideas, make plans, take action and help others.

As kids born in the Silicon...

Published on 31 Oct 2013 Written by David ONeill Posted in Initiatives

To solve the problems that threaten the survival of America’s wildlife and their habitats, we need to explore creative partnerships that bring new resources to the challenge. That’s why the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to welcome the U.S. Green Building...

Published on 24 Oct 2013 Written by Sam Glass Posted in Initiatives

Building green is one of the most important tenets in creating a sustainable future. In less than fifteen years, LEED has grown from a vision among a small group of committed environmentalist to a global force that certifies thousands of green buildings per year. Perhaps one reason for LEED...

Published on 05 Sep 2013 Written by Katherine Jones Posted in Initiatives

Praise continues to pour in for the Mariposa LEED for Neighborhood Development project as the construction process reaches the halfway point. The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) awarded an honorable mention to the Denver, Colorado development during this year’s Charter Awards selection...

Published on 25 Jun 2013 Written by Ken Potts Posted in Initiatives

Real estate projects may have slowed over the past few years, but there is a great example in Indianapolis of one development corporation's use of LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND), coupled with patience and...

Published on 04 Mar 2013 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Initiatives

Sometimes, inspiration comes from unexpected places. That recently happened to me in the form of two letters.

The clever, kind-hearted notes came from brothers Keshav and Arjun, ages 8 and 11. These young men became interested in USGBC’s...

Published on 06 Feb 2013 Posted in Initiatives

Firm’s Total Donation to Port-au-Prince Orphanage Project Tops $300,000

Corinne Drobot, HOK
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NEW YORK – The HOK team that designed the LEED-NC Platinum ...

Published on 06 Feb 2013 Written by Bill Hellmuth Posted in Initiatives
Photo credit: Marisa Long

What do a 5.5 million-square-foot research university in Saudi Arabia and a 6,000-square-foot orphanage in Haiti have in common? Inspired by sustainable architecture on two vastly different scales, their bond will soon help hundreds of children begin their journeys home.

The HOK team that...

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