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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...

Published on 10 Nov 2012 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Initiatives

Washington, DC – (Nov. 9, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced the 10 projects selected for the 2012 Affordable Green Neighborhoods grant program. Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects are pursuing certification...

Published on 28 Aug 2012 Written by Mark MacCracken Posted in Initiatives
A snapshot of Mark's Matterhorn expedition

Last week, I did something I had only previously dreamed of doing: I climbed the notorious Matterhorn and parts of Mont Blanc. The experience was life-changing and was made even more...

Published on 21 Aug 2012 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Initiatives
Mark with his son, Josh, on a recent climbing expedition

Mark MacCracken, Immediate Past Chair of USGBC's Board of Directors and CEO of CALMAC Manufacturing Corporation, is embarking on an adventure that’s taken him and his 25-year-old son, Josh, to...

Published on 06 Jun 2012 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Initiatives
FEJ school children being taught how to properly  brush their teeth and learning

Fondation Enfant Jesus (FEJ) is the non-profit organization that will own and run USGBC’s Project Haiti Orphanage & Children’s Center. Project Haiti is being rebuilt in the earthquake-stricken Port-au-Prince’s Delmas 41 neighborhood and its...

Published on 01 Jun 2012 Written by Casey Studhalter Posted in Initiatives

The benefits of green building and smarter neighborhood planning and design should be available to everyone, regardless of household income level. We know that green communities foster good health through walkable streets, transit connectivity and proximity to resources. Green building and...

Published on 24 May 2012 Written by Barry Sheehan Posted in Initiatives

Program provides funding and resources to ten LEED for Neighborhood Development projects

Washington, DC – (May 24, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced the opening of the...

Published on 15 Feb 2012 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Initiatives
USGBC's Marisa Long in Haiti

As part of the USGBC community, you’ve been introduced to Project Haiti over the past year. You’ve heard us talk about rebuilding this orphanage and children’s center in Port-au-Prince that was destroyed in the earthquake that devastated the...

Published on 27 Jan 2012 Posted in Initiatives

There are certain times and events throughout history that can be described with one word or phrase and require no further explanation. These words instantly evoke a deep sense of meaning, knowledge and even emotion. Words and phrases like: Challenger space shuttle, 9/11 and Columbine all bring...

Published on 12 Jan 2012 Written by Sean Fish Posted in Initiatives

I’ll always remember where I was when I found out about the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. That evening, I was attending an event at the Newseum in Washington, DC, where Brian Williams of NBC News was the guest of honor. As the event was beginning, Mr. Williams...

Published on 11 Jan 2012 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Initiatives
Architectural rendering by HOK, the pro-bono design partner for Project Haiti

Two years ago this week, Haiti was hit by the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 315,000 people. Today, the work to rebuild this poorest country in the Western Hemisphere has barely gotten started.

According to the...

Published on 11 Jan 2012 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Initiatives

Two years ago this week, Haiti was hit by the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 315,000 people. Today, the work to rebuild this poorest country in the Western Hemisphere has barely gotten started.

According to the U.S....

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