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Published on 18 Mar 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

With over 240,000 buildings spread across 4,100 higher education institutions, colleges and universities have an enormous opportunity to integrate green building as a key component in sustainability planning. The benefits these buildings offer are vast—green building at the collegiate...

Published on 13 Mar 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

On March 17, the 2015 Green Building Japan Spring Symposium will take place in Tokyo, Japan. Roger Platt, president of USGBC and...

Published on 13 Mar 2015 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in LEED

March Madness fever is sweeping the nation. People across the country are eagerly anticipating this weekend's Selection Sunday to find out if their favorite team has made the NCAA tournament—and what seed they are selected as. I know I am!

While you anxiously await Sunday's results...

Published on 12 Mar 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

2014’s Top 10 States have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will...

Published on 11 Mar 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

This week, USGBC and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), will formally launch new, ...

Published on 10 Mar 2015 Written by Theresa Hogerheide Posted in LEED

What if you could help prevent climate change three times a day? What would you be willing to change? You’ve already changed your light bulbs and programmed your thermostat. The next step you can take is your food, so today I’m writing about what we eat—and greenhouse gases....

Published on 10 Mar 2015 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

Fortunately for this Central New York native, Syracuse pride abounds at USGBC’s headquarters.

Take a turn around our Washington, DC, office and you’ll see more than a few Syracuse University pennants and posters pinned up around staff workspaces. Otto the Orange’s...

Published on 09 Mar 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in LEED

Congratulations! Your project is joining a select group of sustainable and innovative buildings that are LEED-certified. If you’re looking to tell your building’s story, here are some ideas to help get you started:

  • Distribute a press release. Once you...

Published on 05 Mar 2015 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the fundamental elements to LEED.

In our previous article, we listed the prerequisites, credits, and...

Published on 05 Mar 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

2014’s Top 10 States have shown tremendous leadership in the green building movement by certifying 1,662 commercial and institutional projects representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. These buildings will...

Published on 05 Mar 2015 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

The following is excerpted from Property Biz Canada. Read the full article

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Published on 04 Mar 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in January 2015, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. 

Be sure to check out USGBC's LEED project...

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