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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

Contact:
Corinne Drobot, HOK
212.981.3754
[email protected]

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...

Published on 05 Dec 2012 Written by Kim Kuettel Posted in Initiatives

Editor's note: We're endlessly grateful to EBS - and all of our donors thus far - for making Project Haiti a possibility. We ask you to please consider Project Haiti, USGBC's effort to build a LEED Platinum orphanage and children's center in Port-au-...

Published on 13 Nov 2012 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Initiatives

There are easy ways for Greenbuild attendees to show their support for USGBC’s Project Haiti Orphanage...

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