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Published on 03 Apr 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

April 3, 2015 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Green Building Council announced today that it will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program.

“USGBC and the...

Published on 02 Apr 2015 Written by Cecilia Shutters Posted in Media

More than half of the C40 cities featured have enacted green building policies

(Washington, D.C.) April 2, 2015 –Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in partnership with C40 Cities Climate...

Published on 24 Mar 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

A performance-based standard to improve the health and wellbeing of Chinese 

Complements green building rating systems, LEED and Three Star

(Beijing) March 24, 2015 – Today,...

Published on 15 Mar 2015 Posted in Media
Photo credit: Rob Moody

Benefits of LEED-Certified Homes: Savings, Value, Well-Being, Trusted

Homes don’t merely have an outsized impact on our personal lives, they are also a critical piece of the broader building industry. The National Association of Home Builders reports that as of the...

Published on 15 Mar 2015 Posted in Media

What is LEED? LEED, or Leadership in Energy...

Published on 15 Mar 2015 Posted in Media

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous, healthy and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building...

Published on 10 Mar 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Technical guidance developed with TERI offers India-specific incentives to further building performance, energy savings and water conservation

New Delhi, 10 March, 2015 – This week, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and The Energy...

Published on 25 Feb 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Support increases with knowledge of LEED’s positive impact on job creation and cost savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 25, 2015) — The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system has strong bipartisan support...

Published on 23 Feb 2015 Posted in Media

MARKET IMPACT

This year it is estimated that 40-48% of new nonresidential construction will be green, equating to a $120-145 billion opportunity1

62% of firms building new single-family homes report that they are doing more than 15% of their projects green...

Published on 10 Feb 2015 Posted in Media
Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider

Overall Trends

  • The top two reasons for building green: client demand (35%) and market demand (33%).1
  • The global green building market grew in 2013 to $260 billion, including an estimated 20 percent of all new U.S. commercial...

Published on 06 Feb 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as LEED, with a lower interest rate. USGBC’s LEED green building rating system is one of several...

Published on 04 Feb 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Nine out of 10 senior industry executives in India anticipate LEED-related
work to increase between now and 2019

New Delhi, India (Feb. 4, 2015) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that Leadership in Energy &...

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