Media articles http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media/RK%3D0/RS%3Dp.6aWKI8IDTJ3Al.DKFS08vPkfM- en U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 LEED for Homes Award Winners http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-leed-homes-award-winners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_20.jpeg?1397144982" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (April 10, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of the 2013 LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in residential green building. The award categories recognize innovative multi- and single-family projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developers, an overall commitment to LEED for Homes and Project of the Year.</p> <p>Winners for this year include:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-leed-homes-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-leed-homes-award-winners#comments Media Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:51:17 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4662912 at http://www.usgbc.org Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_19.jpeg?1396970886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><strong> Major milestone for the global green building industry</strong> </em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (April 8, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED&reg; certification around the globe.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/three-billion-square-feet-green-building-space-leed%C2%AE-certified#comments Media Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:29:21 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4659060 at http://www.usgbc.org International Well Building Institute and Green Building Certification Institute Announce New Collaboration http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-well-building-institute-and-green-building-certification-institute-announce-n <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_18.jpeg?1396561172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><strong><em>Global certification provider for the LEED Green Building Rating System to deliver&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em>third-party certification for the WELL Building Standard</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-well-building-institute-and-green-building-certification-institute-announce-n" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/international-well-building-institute-and-green-building-certification-institute-announce-n#comments Media Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:37:05 +0000 4653693 at http://www.usgbc.org 2016 Greenbuild Annual Conference & Expo to Take Place in Los Angeles http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2016-greenbuild-annual-conference-expo-take-place-los-angeles <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_17.jpeg?1396560345" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>2016 Greenbuild Annual Conference &amp; Expo to Take Place in Los Angeles</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2016-greenbuild-annual-conference-expo-take-place-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2016-greenbuild-annual-conference-expo-take-place-los-angeles#comments Media Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:23:09 +0000 4653667 at http://www.usgbc.org Education, Business and Environmental Leaders Call for Action to Ensure Universal Sustainability Literacy in all U.S. Public Schools by 2040 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_16.jpeg?1395762060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/education-business-and-environmental-leaders-call-action-ensure-universal-sustainability-li#comments Media Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:42:21 +0000 Marisa Long 4640586 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-2015-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_15.jpeg?1395078615" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; March 17, 2014 &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Heather Joy Rosenberg, an independent sustainability consultant, as its 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. In this role, she will provide thought leadership on issues of social equity and the built environment.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-2015-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2014-2015-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow#comments Media Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:52:22 +0000 Marisa Long 4626927 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_14.jpeg?1392726064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1440" height="1581" title="300 North LaSalle in Chicago, LEED Platinum. Credit: Peter Aaron" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/300%20North%20LaSalle%20Signature%20Photo.jpg?1392726270" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2808" height="1305" title="Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, LEED Gold. Credit: David Seide" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Daytime%20exterior_high%20res2.jpg?1392726739" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3600" height="2700" title="NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Alan Karchmer" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NOAA%20CWCP.jpg?1392726797" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1050" height="698" title="Skanska office in Rockville, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Skanska USA" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_0010.JPG?1392726867" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="3600" height="2400" title="1776 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, Va., LEED Platinum. © RTKL.com/David Whitcomb" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_TTS6800.jpg?1392727077" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4031" height="2304" title="Robinson &amp; Merhige U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, Va., LEED Silver. Credit: US General Services Administration, MidAtlantic Region" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/RichmondPaperweight.jpg?1392727137" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4672" height="3104" title="Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, LEED Platinum. Credit: Helen Hill" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/mghpcc-exterior.jpg?1392727199" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4016" height="6016" title="Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan, LEED Silver. Credit: Timothy Schenck" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TMarshall_Ext01.jpg?1392727302" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="1000" title="DPR Construction Newport Beach, Calif., office, LEED Gold. Credit: Victor Muschetto Photography" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DPR_Newport_Beach_Victor%20Muschetto%20Photography.jpg?1392727384" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4146" height="2400" title="Lands End Lookout in San Fancisco, LEED Platinum. Credit: Michael David Rose" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/17_landsend_Michael%20David%20Rose.jpg?1392727584" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="959" title="SFJAZZ Center in San Fancisco, LEED Gold. Credit: Henrik Kam" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SFJAZZ%20Center%20Exterior%20photo%20Henrik%20Kam.jpg.jpeg?1392727629" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="800" height="467" title="UC Santa Barbara Ocean Science Education Building, LEED Gold. Credit: Tony Mastres, UC Santa Barbara" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OSEB_108.jpg?1392727695" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="667" height="1000" title="Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Ore., LEED Platinum. ©Nic Lehoux " alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EdithGreenWendellWyatt.jpg?1392727778" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="598" title="New Sandy High School in Sandy, Ore., LEED Gold. Credit: Josh Partee" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SaHS%2003-N-elev-sunrise-wide.jpg?1392830686" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2545" height="1430" title="Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, N.C., LEED Gold. Credit: Mother Earth Brewing" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Brewery%20Buliding%20Exterior%20G%20and%20G.jpg?1392727843" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="952" height="1428" title="Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, N.C., LEED Platinum. © 2014 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Used with permission." alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DEC%20Sept%202010.jpg?1392727871" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1500" height="998" title="Facebook Forest City Datacenter in Forest City, N.C., LEED Gold. Credit: Facebook" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Facebook_Forest_City.jpg?1392727982" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="6144" height="4096" title="Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins, Colo., LEED Platinum. Credit: James Ray Spahn" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Discovery29_front%20entry.jpg?1392728041" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2000" height="1295" title="Wayne Aspinall Federal Office Building in Grand Junction, Colo., LEED Platinum. Credit: Kevin Reeves" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GO_GSA-WayneAspinall_Ext_06.jpg.jpeg?1392728101" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4857" height="3152" title="Aulani, A Disney Resort &amp; Spa in Kapolei, Hawaii, LEED Silver. Credit: Aulani, A Disney Resort &amp; Spa - ©Disney" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Aulani%20Resort%20Photo.jpg?1392728182" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="5100" height="3400" title="Hickam Air Force Base F-22 repair facility hangar in Hawaii, LEED Gold. ©Douglas Peebles Photography" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/_T1A8551.jpg?1392728426" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1800" height="1200" title="American Academy of Neurology Headquarters in Minneapolis, LEED Certified. Credit: American Academy of Neurology/ESG Architects/George Heinrich" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/American_Academy_Neurology_Ext-08.jpg?1392728500" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1800" height="1188" title="Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield, Minn., LEED Gold. Credit: Lara Swimmer" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LS20111017_WeitzCtrCreativ_001.jpg?1392728566" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="2957" height="3960" title="Fifty South Sixth in Minneapolis, LEED Gold. Credit: Hines" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/50%20South%20Six%20Sig%20Shot.jpg?1392728682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Illinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia tops list </em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building#comments Media Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:07:10 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4582166 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 50,000th Green Housing Unit Under LEED for Homes http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_13.jpeg?1390507055" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>44 percent of the homes classified as affordable housing</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (Jan. 23, 2014) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the 50,000th LEED-certified green housing unit.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-50000th-green-housing-unit-under-leed-homes#comments Media Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:58:03 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4541262 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award: Intel Corporation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-ray-anderson-radical-industrialism-award-intel-corporation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leadership_intel%5B3%5D.png?1390490597" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UbGwz4M3oJA?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-ray-anderson-radical-industrialism-award-intel-corporation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-ray-anderson-radical-industrialism-award-intel-corporation#comments Community Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:25:07 +0000 4540771 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: AIA's best buildings, Michigan chapter's challenge http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-aias-best-buildings-michigan-chapters-challenge <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center. Credit: Reading Tom via Flickr" alt="The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BBGvisitorcenter.jpg?1389998506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://gizmodo.com/the-11-best-american-designed-buildings-of-the-year-1501453676">The 11 Best American-Designed Buildings of The Year</a>, GizModo. The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center was a recipient of the 2014 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-aias-best-buildings-michigan-chapters-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-aias-best-buildings-michigan-chapters-challenge#comments Industry Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:44:51 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4530959 at http://www.usgbc.org 2013 Leadership in LEED Award: Joel Ann Todd http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013leadershipaward_JoelTodd.jpg?1389899113" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XzVUX1Yps4w?wmode=Opaque" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> <p>At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2013-leadership-leed-award-joel-ann-todd#comments Community Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:06:04 +0000 4527183 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Greener grocery stores, pushing sustainable policies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greener-grocery-stores-pushing-sustainable-policies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Nicholas Eckhart via Flickr" alt="Nicholas Eckhart via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grocerystore.jpg?1388789480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.groceryheadquarters.com/2014/01/achieving-sustainability/">Achieving sustainability</a>, <em>Grocery Headquarters</em>. USGBC Vice President of Product Management Lisa Stanley discussed how grocery stores are finding value using LEED, but more work needs to be done.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greener-grocery-stores-pushing-sustainable-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greener-grocery-stores-pushing-sustainable-policies#comments Industry Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:53:19 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4493457 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 20,000th LEED Commercial Project http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_12.jpeg?1387559098" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Plant in Knoxville, Tenn., Secures Distinction</em></p> <p><strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> &mdash; (Dec. 20, 2013) &mdash; The movement for healthier, high-performing buildings has reached a new milestone, as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) issued the 20,000th LEED certification for a commercial project.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-certifies-20000th-leed-commercial-project#comments Media Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:05:52 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4467085 at http://www.usgbc.org Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Best of Green Schools 2013 List http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-announces-best-green-schools-2013-list <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ladybirdfrontUSGBC.jpg?1387291762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Recipients Demonstrate Innovative Approaches to School Sustainability, Recognized for Commitment to LEED and Healthy, High-Performing Schools</em></p> <p>&nbsp;WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; (Dec.17, 2013) &mdash; The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced its third annual &ldquo;Best of Green Schools&rdquo; list, which recognizes top educational institutions, individuals and initiatives across the country for environmental efforts.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-announces-best-green-schools-2013-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-announces-best-green-schools-2013-list#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:35:23 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4458264 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: 100 LEED schools in Ohio, HPDs push smart material selection http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-100-leed-schools-ohio-hpds-push-smart-material-selection <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Gold Edison PK-8 School in Dayton, Ohio." alt="The LEED Gold Edison PK-8 School in Dayton, Ohio." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Edison-1.JPG?1386976215" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthtechling.biz/2013/12/us-leading-ohio-hits-leed-school-100/">US-Leading Ohio Hits LEED School 100</a>, Earth Techling. Thanks to the leadership of the Ohio School Facilities Commission, the state has more LEED-certified schools than any other.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-100-leed-schools-ohio-hpds-push-smart-material-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-100-leed-schools-ohio-hpds-push-smart-material-selection#comments Industry Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:11:43 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4453566 at http://www.usgbc.org Ohio Leads the Nation with 100 LEED-Certified Public Schools and Hundreds More in the Pipeline http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_11.jpeg?1386766221" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Ohio LEED schools save energy, money and resources and are healthier for students and faculty</em></strong></p> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Dec. 11, 2013)&mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes the state of Ohio and the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) on the LEED&reg; certification of the 100th public school building in the state. Ohio leads the country with more LEED-certified public schools than any other state, with hundreds more in the LEED pipeline.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ohio-leads-nation-100-leed-certified-public-schools-and-hundreds-more-pipeline#comments Media Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:51:27 +0000 Marisa Long 4444312 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s New Report Demonstrates Impact, Transformative Power of LEED Green Building Rating System http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_10.jpeg?1386614532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation<em> is the third and final report in the 2013 series</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-new-report-demonstrates-impact-transformative-power-leed-green-building-rating-syst#comments Media Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:47:14 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4441075 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Commends President Obama’s Memorandum to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in Building Facilities and Operations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-commends-president-obama%E2%80%99s-memorandum-accelerate-energy-efficiency-building-facilitie <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_9.jpeg?1385390562" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 5, 2013)</strong> &ndash; Today, President Obama signed a memorandum directing the federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, more than double the current level.</p> <p>Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, released the following statement:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-commends-president-obama%E2%80%99s-memorandum-accelerate-energy-efficiency-building-facilitie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-commends-president-obama%E2%80%99s-memorandum-accelerate-energy-efficiency-building-facilitie#comments Media Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:38:46 +0000 Marisa Long 4435349 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild Goes Global http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-goes-global <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_9.jpeg?1385390562" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>USGBC, Hanley Wood, GBC Italia and Veronafiere announce global strategic partnership to bring the popular green building conference &amp; expo to Europe and the Mediterranean region</em></p> <p><em>Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region will launch in Verona, Italy October 8-10, 2014</em></p> <p>(Washington, D.C.) November 25, 2013 &ndash; Last week, from the floor of the annual Greenbuild Conference&rsquo;s International Summit, it was announced that Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region will launch in Verona, Italy in 2014.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-goes-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-goes-global#comments Media Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:44:17 +0000 Marisa Long 4414289 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Greenbuild Edition http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb_media_roundup_0.jpg?1385405380" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building in the media, Greenbuild edition:</p> <p><strong>Keynote with Hillary Clinton:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenbuild-edition#comments Media Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 4414806 at http://www.usgbc.org Americans Voice Strong Mandate for Better School Buildings and Infrastructure in New Nationwide Independent Poll http://www.usgbc.org/articles/americans-voice-strong-mandate-better-school-buildings-and-infrastructure-new-nationwide-in <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_2.png?1385060389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>90 percent of Americans agree that more money&nbsp; needs to go toward fixing our nation&rsquo;s school facilities</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/americans-voice-strong-mandate-better-school-buildings-and-infrastructure-new-nationwide-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/americans-voice-strong-mandate-better-school-buildings-and-infrastructure-new-nationwide-in#comments Media Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:00:23 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4404585 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2014 Board Members http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2014-board-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_12.jpeg?1385126628" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Board upholds vision, values, mission of USGBC,&nbsp;</em><em>steers global movement for sustainable buildings</em></p> <p>Washington, DC (Nov. 19, 2013) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the newly elected officers and directors to its 2014 Board of Directors.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2014-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2014-board-members#comments Media Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 4407311 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED v4, the Newest Version of LEED Green Building Program Launches at USGBC’s Annual Greenbuild Conference http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_1.png?1384948943" /> </div> </div> </div> <em>122 projects across the globe projects already using new LEED system</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-v4-newest-version-leed-green-building-program-launches-usgbc%E2%80%99s-annual-greenbuild-confe#comments Media Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:03:43 +0000 Marisa Long 4394343 at http://www.usgbc.org The Center for Green Schools at USGBC Launches Global Coalition for Green Schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-launches-global-coalition-green-schools <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1_0.png?1384880931" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>&nbsp;</em><em>29 countries join coalition to support healthy, sustainable&nbsp;</em><em>schools for all students around the world</em>&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-launches-global-coalition-green-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/center-green-schools-usgbc-launches-global-coalition-green-schools#comments Media Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:09:35 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4388999 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and UL Environment Announce Exclusive Strategic Partnership on Building Materials & Products Transparency http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_11.jpeg?1384453527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Partnership will increase disclosure and awareness of building material products and processes to better inform building professionals and consumers</em></p> <p>November 18, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) &mdash;Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the global LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program, and Underwriter Laboratories (UL), the world&rsquo;s leading safety and certification group, have announced an exclusive strategic partnership centered on building product transparency and occupant health and safety.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-ul-environment-announce-exclusive-strategic-partnership-building-materials-produc#comments Media Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:04:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4386580 at http://www.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: State of Our Schools: The Center for Green Schools at USGBC and UTC unveil new nationwide survey results regarding America’s schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_4.png?1384558851" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Media are invited to press conference unveiling results and media panel featuring green school experts</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p> <p>Join the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) as they unveil the results of a new, independent nationwide survey exploring Americans&rsquo; attitudes toward public school buildings and investments to modernize our country&rsquo;s school infrastructure.</p> <p><strong>WHO:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-state-our-schools-center-green-schools-usgbc-and-utc-unveil-new-nationwide-surv#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:41:04 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4378898 at http://www.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Sustainability in Sports: A media panel with Philadelphia professional sports team executives http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_3.png?1384557266" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Leaders in the Philadelphia sports community discuss how their franchises adopt green practices</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-sustainability-sports-media-panel-philadelphia-professional-sports-team-executi#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:14:40 +0000 Marisa Long 4378877 at http://www.usgbc.org Eagles to Receive LEED Certification Prior to Greenbuild Conference in Philadelphia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_2.png?1384556739" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>November 15</strong> - Next week, approximately 30,000 people from around the world will gather in Philadelphia for the Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo, which features three days of extensive educational programming, workshops and showcases of the latest green products and services. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, bringing together leaders in business, environment and politics.<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/eagles-receive-leed-certification-prior-greenbuild-conference-philadelphia#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:05:50 +0000 4378856 at http://www.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Press Conference and Media Panel on the Future of LEED and Launch of LEED v4 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_1.png?1384556172" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Sustainability experts discuss the state of green building and launch the newest version of the LEED green building rating system</em></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-press-conference-and-media-panel-future-leed-and-launch-leed-v4#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:56:24 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4378829 at http://www.usgbc.org MEDIA ALERT: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Keynote Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_1.png?1384553993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Media check-in from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Event starts at 6:30 p.m.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Media are invited to cover Former Secretary of State <strong>Hillary Rodham Clinton&rsquo;s </strong>keynote address at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/media-alert-former-secretary-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-greenbuild#comments Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:23:43 +0000 Marisa Long 4378759 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s Green Apple Bike Tour Rides from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA, Hosting Local Green School Service Projects along the Way http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_11.jpeg?1384453527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (Nov. 14, 2013) &ndash; Yesterday, nine USGBC Students and Emerging Professionals from across the U.S. joined the <a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org">Center for Green Schools</a> at the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org">U.S. Green Building Council</a> (USGBC) on an eight day bike tour to USGBC&rsquo;s annual <a href="http://greenbuildexpo.org/">Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a> in Philadelphia.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-green-apple-bike-tour-rides-washington-dc-philadelphia-pa-hosting-local-green-schoo#comments Media Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:26:10 +0000 Tess Wiggins 4376090 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s 2013 Leadership Awards Honor Innovation and Dedication in Sustainability Movement http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_8.jpeg?1384448747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Awards will be presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia</strong></em><br /><br />Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Nov. 14, 2013) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the recipients of its 2013 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. The awards will be presented at the Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21, during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.<br />&nbsp;<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-2013-leadership-awards-honor-innovation-and-dedication-sustainability-movement#comments Media Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:06:09 +0000 Marisa Long 4375902 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 Class of LEED Fellows http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_10.jpeg?1384275806" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Nov. 12, 2013) &mdash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the LEED Fellows Class of 2013. The LEED Fellows program recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED Professionals.</span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-2013-class-leed-fellows#comments Media Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:04:03 +0000 Mallory Shelter 4369883 at http://www.usgbc.org Nearly 60,000 Global LEED Green Building Projects Span 10.6 Billion Square Feet: New Report from USGBC with Introduction from Boston Mayor Menino http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_7.jpeg?1383846262" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Canada, India, China, UAE and Brazil lead with highest number of LEED projects outside the U.S.</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-60000-global-leed-green-building-projects-span-106-billion-square-feet-new-report-us#comments Media Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:50:04 +0000 Jacob Kriss 4334112 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: California chapter highlights health, gearing up for Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-california-chapter-highlights-health-gearing-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">1 Nov 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="San Francisco, via Flickr" alt="San Francisco, via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SF_0.jpg?1383599878" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.siliconbeat.com/2013/10/29/elevating-green-building-as-a-health-issue/">Elevating green building as a health issue</a>, <em>San Jose Mercury News</em>. The <a href="http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/">USGBC Northern California Chapter</a> has launched the Building Health Initiative, partnering with companies such as Google, Adobe, Genentech and Kaiser Permanente.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-california-chapter-highlights-health-gearing-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-california-chapter-highlights-health-gearing-greenbuild#comments Industry Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:31:18 +0000 Jacob Kriss 3156550 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC-NCC Launches Building Health Initiative http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-ncc-launches-building-health-initiative <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_6.jpeg?1383151908" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Dozens of companies pledge to promote healthy buildings and communities</em></strong></p> <p>San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2013) - Adobe, CalPERS, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, salesforce.com, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 20 other corporations and institutions are committed as founding partners in a fast-growing movement to elevate green building as a public health benefit and accelerate the development of transparency standards in building materials.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-ncc-launches-building-health-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-ncc-launches-building-health-initiative#comments Media Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:52:48 +0000 Dan Geiger 2773760 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo Comes to Philadelphia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-international-conference-expo-comes-philadelphia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0_0.png?1383064523" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The world&rsquo;s largest green building conference and expo draws crowds from around the world; newest version of LEED&reg; will be released</strong></em><br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-international-conference-expo-comes-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-international-conference-expo-comes-philadelphia#comments Media Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:43:17 +0000 Marisa Long 2773503 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Green Building Program Remains Preferred Rating System for Use in Federal Buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-building-program-remains-preferred-rating-system-use-federal-buildings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_5.jpeg?1382731284" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C., (Oct. 25, 2013) &ndash;&nbsp;The General Services Administration (GSA) concluded again today that the U.S. Green Building Council&rsquo;s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system can and should be used in government buildings to advance energy efficiency and to save taxpayers&rsquo; money. GSA issued its recommendation today based on the findings of the EISA &sect;436(h) Ad-Hoc Review Group on Green Building Certification Systems.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-building-program-remains-preferred-rating-system-use-federal-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-building-program-remains-preferred-rating-system-use-federal-buildings#comments Media Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:03:28 +0000 Marisa Long 2772806 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: v4 means business, green growth in Philly http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-v4-means-business-green-growth-philly <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Phillie Casablanca via Flickr" alt="Phillie Casablanca via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/business.jpg?1382132523" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/10/18/4-ways-leed-v4-will-change-business?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+greenbuzz+%28GreenBiz%29">4 ways LEED v4 will change business</a>, GreenBiz. LEED v4&rsquo;s focus on transparency, life-cycle assessment, responsible sourcing and hazard ingredient reporting are critical elements as v4 becomes the new normal in the building sector.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-v4-means-business-green-growth-philly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-v4-means-business-green-growth-philly#comments Industry Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:42:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2771145 at http://www.usgbc.org Announcing the 2013 Greenest School on Earth Recipients http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2013-greenest-school-earth-recipients <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_9.jpeg?1381930326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Capetown, South Africa (October 16, 2013) &ndash; Today, at the World Green Building Council (WGBC) Annual Congress, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/?utm_source=Press+Releases&amp;utm_campaign=f29dd40590-Direct_PR_Greenest_School_on_Earth10_15_2013&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_167a1c7388-f29dd40590-"><span class="s3">Center for Green Schools</span></a>&nbsp;(Center) at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/?utm_source=Press+Releases&amp;utm_campaign=f29dd40590-Direct_PR_Greenest_School_on_Earth10_15_2013&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_167a1c7388-f29dd4059<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2013-greenest-school-earth-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-2013-greenest-school-earth-recipients#comments Media Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:32:22 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2769661 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Volunteers green schools at Day of Service, investors finding value in LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-volunteers-green-schools-day-service-investors-finding-value-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Green Apple Day of Service volunteers at Payne Elementary in Washington, D.C. Credit: Ana Ka&#039;ahanui" alt="Green Apple Day of Service volunteers at Payne Elementary in Washington, D.C." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GADOS.jpg?1380913263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/education/oceano-elementary-school-marks-green-apple-day-of-service/article_a9d0a718-28cc-11e3-bcff-001a4bcf887a.html">Oceano Elementary School marks Green Apple Day of Service</a>, <em>Santa Maria Times</em>. Oceano was one of nearly 2,100 projects around the world that participated in the Center for Green Schools&rsquo; second annual Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 28.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-volunteers-green-schools-day-service-investors-finding-value-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-volunteers-green-schools-day-service-investors-finding-value-leed#comments Industry Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:03:27 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2766858 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Boston upping efficiency, Platinum Bush Center wins Senate award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-boston-upping-efficiency-platinum-bush-center-wins-senate-award-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Boston. Bert Kauffman via Flickr" alt="Boston. Bert Kauffman via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Boston.jpg?1380318040" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://nerej.com/66159">Boston named "Most Energy Efficient City" in U.S. by American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy</a>, <em>New England Real Estate Journal</em>. <a href="http://www.usgbcma.org/" target="_blank">USGBC Massachusetts Chapter</a> Executive Director Grey Lee commends Boston for making strides in enhancing efficiency and greening its built infrastructure.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-boston-upping-efficiency-platinum-bush-center-wins-senate-award-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-boston-upping-efficiency-platinum-bush-center-wins-senate-award-0#comments Industry Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:44:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2765328 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council to Name Haiti Orphanage in Honor of President Clinton http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-name-haiti-orphanage-honor-president-clinton <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_4.jpeg?1380121654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong> <em>USGBC Project Haiti to be Called William Jefferson Clinton Children's Center, Aiming for LEED Platinum</em> </strong></p> <p>New York City <span>&mdash;</span> (Sept. 25, 2013) <span>&mdash; Today, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi announced that their Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action, a LEED-registered orphanage and children&rsquo;s facility that USGBC will construct in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will be officially named the </span>William Jefferson Clinton Children's Center<span>. </span></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-name-haiti-orphanage-honor-president-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-name-haiti-orphanage-honor-president-clinton#comments Media Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:11:03 +0000 2764431 at http://www.usgbc.org Mayor Kevin Johnson Outlines Blueprint for Advancing Resiliency in America at USGBC National Leadership Speaker Series http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mayor-kevin-johnson-outlines-blueprint-advancing-resiliency-america-usgbc-national-leadersh <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Press Release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 Sep 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_3.jpg?1379953623" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><em>Sacramento Mayor calls on fellow mayors and county leaders&nbsp;</em><em>across the country to join the Resilient Communities for America campaign</em><em>&nbsp;</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mayor-kevin-johnson-outlines-blueprint-advancing-resiliency-america-usgbc-national-leadersh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mayor-kevin-johnson-outlines-blueprint-advancing-resiliency-america-usgbc-national-leadersh#comments Media Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:31:07 +0000 2758241 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid to Launch Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-and-lucid-launch-campus-conservation-nationals-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_3.jpeg?1379435842" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>September 17, 2013 &mdash; The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, through its USGBC Students program, and Lucid, in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2014. From February through April 2014, participating students will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest conservation competition program for colleges and universities in the world. Program registration runs from Sept. 17 through Oct.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-and-lucid-launch-campus-conservation-nationals-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-and-lucid-launch-campus-conservation-nationals-2014#comments Media Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:38:42 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2757196 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Florida chapter gauging green activity, Target lands 44 LEED locations http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-florida-chapter-gauging-green-activity-target-lands-44-leed-locations <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Tampa, Fla. Cal Dellinger via Flickr" alt="Tampa, Fla. Cal Dellinger via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/TampaBay.jpg?1379107097" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/blog/2013/09/green-building-council-new-data-will.html?page=all">Green Building Council: New data will lead to healthier Bay area buildings</a>, <em>Tampa Bay Business Journal</em>. The <a href="http://www.sustainabletampabay.org/">USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter</a> is surveying local property owners to identify energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives, helping to make a stronger business case for green building.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-florida-chapter-gauging-green-activity-target-lands-44-leed-locations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-florida-chapter-gauging-green-activity-target-lands-44-leed-locations#comments Industry Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:20:25 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2756550 at http://www.usgbc.org Women in Green Forum East Coast to Launch from USGBC Headquarters http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-forum-east-coast-launch-usgbc-headquarters <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_2.jpeg?1378917235" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The 4th Annual Women In Green Forum conference series expands to the East Coast to highlight the nexus of sustainability and innovation in the environmental industry.</strong></em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-forum-east-coast-launch-usgbc-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/women-green-forum-east-coast-launch-usgbc-headquarters#comments Media Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 2755895 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in Motion, now in Spanish http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-now-spanish <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-art-category"> <div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Oct 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedaccion.png?1377803112" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our newly released report, LEED in Motion: People and Progress, or <em>LEED en Acci&oacute;n: Personas y Progreso, </em> is now available in Spanish. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-en-accion-personas-y-progreso"><strong>Download the report &raquo;</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-motion-spanish-press-release" target="new">Read the Spanish release »</a></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-now-spanish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-motion-now-spanish#comments LEED Media Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:06:42 +0000 2753527 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Making the world's game greener, Broadway likes LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-making-worlds-game-greener-broadway-likes-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_soccer.jpg?1377291504" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:<br /><br /><a href="http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/19/green-goals-set-for-brazils-world-cup-stadiums/">Green Goals Set for Brazil&rsquo;s World Cup Stadiums</a>, Environment News Service. FIFA is hosting several workshops in Brazil as it works to make sustainability a focal point of the upcoming World Cup.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-making-worlds-game-greener-broadway-likes-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-making-worlds-game-greener-broadway-likes-leed#comments Industry Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:02:48 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2752137 at http://www.usgbc.org Monday Roundup: FSC vs. SFI, Illinois pushing green agenda, Platinum Perdue http://www.usgbc.org/articles/monday-roundup-fsc-vs-sfi-illinois-pushing-green-agenda-platinum-perdue <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="307" title="Prophetic_Blogger via Flickr" alt="Prophetic_Blogger via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/7194377506_bc2f607c88_c.jpg?1376930264" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As our site was down for maintenance last week, here&rsquo;s our (slightly belated) weekly collection of green building clips:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/monday-roundup-fsc-vs-sfi-illinois-pushing-green-agenda-platinum-perdue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/monday-roundup-fsc-vs-sfi-illinois-pushing-green-agenda-platinum-perdue#comments Industry Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:43:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2750816 at http://www.usgbc.org Thomas Edison State College in NJ Awards Course Credit for LEED Professional Credentials http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thomas-edison-state-college-nj-awards-course-credit-leed-professional-credentials <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pressrelease.jpeg?1377883903" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 2013) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced LEED Professional Credentials have been approved for college credit through New Jersey&rsquo;s State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) initiative. SESP is the result of an award to the NJ State Employment and Training Commission from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to support employment growth and retention within the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thomas-edison-state-college-nj-awards-course-credit-leed-professional-credentials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/thomas-edison-state-college-nj-awards-course-credit-leed-professional-credentials#comments Media Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:48:10 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2750472 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s LEED in Motion Report Reveals More Than 4.3 Million People Live and Work in LEED-Certified Buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-motion-report-reveals-more-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buil <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_0.jpeg?1376494092" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New report series demonstrates breadth, momentum of green building movement </em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. &mdash; (Aug. 14, 2013) &mdash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its inaugural <em>LEED in Motion</em> report, a holistic statistical snapshot of the green building movement aimed at equipping its members with the insight to make a strong case for sustainable building activity.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-motion-report-reveals-more-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-motion-report-reveals-more-43-million-people-live-and-work-leed-certified-buil#comments Media Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:30:42 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2749992 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Cities turn tragedy to opportunity, preserve pivotal energy law http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-cities-turn-tragedy-opportunity-preserve-pivotal-energy-law <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Greensburg, Kan., after the May 2007 tornado that leveled the town. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" alt="Greensburg, Kan., after the May 2007 tornado that leveled the town." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greensburg%2C_Kansas_2007May09_-_after_tornado.jpg?1376080274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-cities-that-used-disasters-to-revitalize-their-futures.html">3 Cities That Used Natural Disasters to Revitalize Their Futures</a>, <em>Governing</em>. Cities like Greensburg, Kan., hit with cataclysmic events, have seized the opportunity to rebuild smarter, greener and more resilient.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-cities-turn-tragedy-opportunity-preserve-pivotal-energy-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-cities-turn-tragedy-opportunity-preserve-pivotal-energy-law#comments Industry Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:33:29 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2749247 at http://www.usgbc.org It's the bee's knees at Bank of America Tower [NYTimes] http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-bees-knees-bank-america-tower-nytimes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_bees_0.jpg?1375970999" /> </div> </div> </div> <em>New York Times&nbsp;</em>Square Feet reporter Julie Satow on why the Durst Organization is cultivating bees at its LEED Platinum One Bryant Park headquarters.<span>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/realestate/commercial/worker-bees-on-a-rooftop-ignoring-bryant-parks-pleasures.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=0&amp;partner=rss&amp;emc=rss">The New York Times reports</a>&nbsp;why&nbsp;urban gardening, bee keeping and pollination are helping curb urban heat energy and runoff in the heart of Manhattan.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-bees-knees-bank-america-tower-nytimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/its-bees-knees-bank-america-tower-nytimes#comments Media Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:08:09 +0000 2748822 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Joins Forces with Green Sports Alliance to Promote Healthy, Sustainable Sporting Venues and Programs http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-forces-green-sports-alliance-promote-healthy-sustainable-sporting-venues-and-pr <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pressrelease_0.jpeg?1377883931" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>USGBC Joins Forces with Green Sports Alliance to&nbsp;Promote Healthy, Sustainable Sporting Venues and Programs</strong></p> <p><em>Professional sports embracing LEED green building program with 25 venues currently certified</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-forces-green-sports-alliance-promote-healthy-sustainable-sporting-venues-and-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-forces-green-sports-alliance-promote-healthy-sustainable-sporting-venues-and-pr#comments Media Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:54:02 +0000 Marisa Long 2748605 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Facts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-facts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedfacts.png?1351187932" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The <a href="/leed">LEED Green Building Program</a>: Spurring Growth in Sustainable Building, Design and Construction in the U.S. and Across the Globe</strong></p> <p><strong>FACT: To earn LEED certification, projects choose LEED points based on the environmental and occupant benefits they are looking for. </strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-facts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-facts#comments Media Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:32:48 +0000 2622901 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: LEED buoying business, Tenant Star to tackle energy issues http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-buoying-business-tenant-star-tackle-energy-issues <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Vornado Realty Trust&#039;s LEED Silver 1101 17th St. in Washington, D.C. Credit: Vornado" alt="Vornado Realty Trust&#039;s LEED Silver 1101 17th St. in Washington, D.C." src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/110117thcopy%5B5%5D_0.jpg?1375979032" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-buoying-business-tenant-star-tackle-energy-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-leed-buoying-business-tenant-star-tackle-energy-issues#comments Industry Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:44:56 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2747927 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Milwaukee upgrading for efficiency, LEED matters in Oregon http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-milwaukee-upgrading-efficiency-leed-matters-oregon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Downtown Milwaukee. Credit: compujeramey via Flickr" alt="Downtown Milwaukee. Credit: compujeramey via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Milwaukee.jpg?1374873445" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.jsonline.com/business/energysave24-b9960174z1-216610771.html">Energy-saving program launched with $100 million commitment</a>, <em>Journal Sentinel</em>. Milwaukee has pledged that buildings in the city totaling 5 million square feet will cut their energy intensity by 20 percent by 2020.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-milwaukee-upgrading-efficiency-leed-matters-oregon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-milwaukee-upgrading-efficiency-leed-matters-oregon#comments Industry Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:18:58 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2746111 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Barclays Center, Greenbuild both seeing Silver http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-barclays-center-greenbuild-both-seeing-silver <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Silver Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Credit: Reading Tom via Flickr" alt="The LEED Silver Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Credit: Reading Tom via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/BarclaysCenter.jpg?1374266078" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-barclays-center-greenbuild-both-seeing-silver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-barclays-center-greenbuild-both-seeing-silver#comments Industry Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:37:59 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2744759 at http://www.usgbc.org IFC and World Green Building Council Announce Global Partnership to Accelerate Green Building Growth http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ifc-and-world-green-building-council-announce-global-partnership-accelerate-green-building- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_0_0_3.jpeg?1373992310" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Washington, D.C., July 16, 2013</strong>&mdash;IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) today announced that they will collaborate to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings in emerging markets. The new partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to playing a leadership role in transforming the built environment and mitigating climate change.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ifc-and-world-green-building-council-announce-global-partnership-accelerate-green-building-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/ifc-and-world-green-building-council-announce-global-partnership-accelerate-green-building-#comments Media Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:32:32 +0000 Joseph Crea 2743925 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Skanska sends message, LEED's global growth http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-skanska-sends-message-leeds-global-growth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Credit: Impicard via Flickr" alt="Credit: Impicard via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5814279184_07318273be_b.jpg?1373661471" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324867904578594152247691008.html">Skanska Unit Exits U.S. Chamber of Commerce</a>, <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>. In a bold move that sent a powerful message to the construction industry, Skanska USA has pulled out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the chamber&rsquo;s membership in a group intent on attacking LEED.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-skanska-sends-message-leeds-global-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-skanska-sends-message-leeds-global-growth#comments Industry Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:40:30 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2743346 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s LEED v4 Passes Ballot and Will Launch This Fall http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-v4-passes-ballot-and-will-launch-fall <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_1.jpeg?1372777124" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The newest version of the LEED® green building rating system moves toward an official market launch at Greenbuild</strong></em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-v4-passes-ballot-and-will-launch-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-v4-passes-ballot-and-will-launch-fall#comments Media Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:41:39 +0000 Marisa Long 2741186 at http://www.usgbc.org New Options in LEED Address Unique Challenges Posed by European Built Environment http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-options-leed-address-unique-challenges-posed-european-built-environment <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_0_0_2.jpeg?1372707645" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Solutions for Europe developed by European technical experts.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-options-leed-address-unique-challenges-posed-european-built-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-options-leed-address-unique-challenges-posed-european-built-environment#comments Media Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:41:51 +0000 Joseph Crea 2740987 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Energy efficient Empire State Building, existing buildings, EBie Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-energy-efficient-empire-state-building-existing-buildings-ebie-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The Empire State Building. Credit: Ami&#039;s via Flickr" alt="The Empire State Building. Credit: Ami&#039;s via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ESB3.jpg?1372453310" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:<br><br><a href="http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130624/REAL_ESTATE/130629951">Empire State Bldg's energy savings beat forecast</a>, <em>Crain’s New York Business</em>. The LEED Gold-certified New York City landmark saved $2.3 million on its energy costs in 2012 and $2.4 million in 2011, topping anticipated savings by 4% and 5%, respectively.<br><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-energy-efficient-empire-state-building-existing-buildings-ebie-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-energy-efficient-empire-state-building-existing-buildings-ebie-awards#comments Industry Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:03:17 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2740675 at http://www.usgbc.org Rock ‘n’ Roll Icons Bon Jovi to Perform at USGBC’s Greenbuild 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rock-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-roll-icons-bon-jovi-perform-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2013-bonjovi-usgbc.jpg?1372247270" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><em>Performance at Temple University&rsquo;s Liacouras Center will celebrate green building movement</em><strong><em><br /> </em></strong></p> <p><em>Updated on 8/21/2013</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rock-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-roll-icons-bon-jovi-perform-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rock-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-roll-icons-bon-jovi-perform-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:53:09 +0000 2739783 at http://www.usgbc.org Statement by USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi on the announcement of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan http://www.usgbc.org/articles/statement-usgbc-president-and-ceo-rick-fedrizzi-announcement-president-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-acti <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_0_0_0.jpeg?1372183071" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On behalf of the green building community, I want to commend President Obama for taking a bold step forward today to combat climate change and for recognizing once again the important role that green buildings must play if we are to meet our ambitious goals. Buildings are responsible for 40 percent of the carbon emissions and can provide 40 percent of the solution if we can improve their energy efficiency.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/statement-usgbc-president-and-ceo-rick-fedrizzi-announcement-president-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-acti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/statement-usgbc-president-and-ceo-rick-fedrizzi-announcement-president-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-acti#comments Media Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:37:16 +0000 Rick Fedrizzi 2739659 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC, Architects Commend Mayors for Renewing Commitment to Green Building and Sustainability http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-architects-commend-mayors-renewing-commitment-green-building-and-sustainability <div class="field field-type-date field-field-all-published-on"> <div class="field-label">Published on:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">25 Jun 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img_0_0.jpeg?1372171111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><em>Slate of sustainability resolutions at mayors' annual meeting reflects work of mayors around the country to spur economic savings and create jobs through green building, clean energy and infrastructure investment</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-architects-commend-mayors-renewing-commitment-green-building-and-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-architects-commend-mayors-renewing-commitment-green-building-and-sustainability#comments Media Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:45:06 +0000 Cecilia Shutters 2739602 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Targeting sustainability, LEED neighborhoods see drop in driving http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-targeting-sustainability-leed-neighborhoods-see-drop-driving <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Credit: Kevin Dooley via Flickr" alt="Credit: Kevin Dooley via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/target.jpg?1371244706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.chainstoreage.com/article/target%E2%80%99s-first-round-stores-canada-receives-leed-certification">Target&rsquo;s first round of stores in Canada receives LEED certification</a>, Chain Store Age. Congratulations to Target, which certified its first 24 stores in Ontario through the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/certification/programs/volume">LEED Volume Program</a>. Target is aiming for certification for all 124 stores it will open in Canada this year.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-targeting-sustainability-leed-neighborhoods-see-drop-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-targeting-sustainability-leed-neighborhoods-see-drop-driving#comments Industry Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:22:49 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2737793 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Joins Institute for Professional and Executive Development and Enterprise Community Partners to Co-Host Affordable Housing Summit at Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-institute-professional-and-executive-development-and-enterprise-community-partn <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12_0.png?1371066468" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. &ndash; (June 12, 2013) &ndash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it will once again join Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) and the Institute for Professional and Executive Development (IPED), an affiliate of Nixon Peabody LLP, to co-host the Affordable Housing Summit at Greenbuild.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-institute-professional-and-executive-development-and-enterprise-community-partn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-institute-professional-and-executive-development-and-enterprise-community-partn#comments Greenbuild Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:50:05 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2737337 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Keep Las Vegas code, chemical industry attacks, Walgreens' green goals http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-keep-las-vegas-code-chemical-industry-attacks-walgreens-green-goals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Las Vegas. Credit: Prayitno via Flickr" alt="Las Vegas. Credit: Prayitno via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/8425449293_94dd9b0025_c.jpg?1370638475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/04/las-vegas-should-stick-its-energy-code/#axzz2VYgXu6Qq">Las Vegas should stick with its energy&nbsp;code</a>, <em>Las Vegas Sun</em>. The president of the <a href="http://www.usgbcnv.org/">USGBC Nevada Chapter</a> and the executive director of the <a href="http://www.aianevada.org/">American Institute of Architects Nevada</a> explain why rolling back the city&rsquo;s energy codes for buildings constructed before 2009 is a bad idea.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-keep-las-vegas-code-chemical-industry-attacks-walgreens-green-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-keep-las-vegas-code-chemical-industry-attacks-walgreens-green-goals#comments Industry Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:03:32 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2736305 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED in new and existing markets http://www.usgbc.org/LEEDearth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_leedearth.png?1375797523" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEED Earth is a new campaign designed to bring <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed">LEED</a>, the most widely recognized and used green building certification program, around the world.</p> <p>We are offering free LEED certification to the first projects to certify in the over 100 countries (See Below) where LEED currently does not exist. Additionally, LEED Earth is offering free LEED certification to the first Platinum project—in any country--to certify using the <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/v4">newest version of LEED</a>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/LEEDearth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/LEEDearth#comments LEED Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:47:30 +0000 Joseph Crea 2735606 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Portland's federal building reborn, Hillary at Greenbuild, straight talk on forestry http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-portlands-federal-building-reborn-hillary-greenbuild-straight-talk-forestry <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland. Credit: dog97209 via Flickr" alt="The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland. Credit: dog97209 via" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Edith_Green.jpg?1370961153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/05/after_year_of_construction_edi.html">After years of construction, Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building open and efficient</a>, <em>The Oregonian</em>. The federal building in downtown Portland has undergone a jaw-dropping transformation and is working toward LEED Platinum.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-portlands-federal-building-reborn-hillary-greenbuild-straight-talk-forestry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-portlands-federal-building-reborn-hillary-greenbuild-straight-talk-forestry#comments Industry Fri, 31 May 2013 20:34:55 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2734861 at http://www.usgbc.org Nearly 100 Building Projects Test the Next Version of LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-100-building-projects-test-next-version-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_release_img.jpeg?1369943911" /> </div> </div> </div> <p align="center"><strong><em>Global projects represent a variety of building types, including schools, universities, healthcare facilities, office spaces and residential buildings</em></strong></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-100-building-projects-test-next-version-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nearly-100-building-projects-test-next-version-leed#comments Media Thu, 30 May 2013 19:59:22 +0000 2734604 at http://www.usgbc.org The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton to Keynote USGBC’s Greenbuild 2013 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/honorable-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/grb13_hillary.jpg?1369820301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2013) &ndash; Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Former Secretary of State <strong>Hillary Rodham Clinton</strong> will give the opening keynote address at its 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year&rsquo;s conference will take place November 20-22 in Philadelphia at the LEED Gold-certified Pennsylvania Convention Center. Registration opens June 5, 2013.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/honorable-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/honorable-hillary-rodham-clinton-keynote-usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-2013#comments Greenbuild Wed, 29 May 2013 09:56:02 +0000 2733988 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Big Greenbuild News, Taking on Chemical Lobby, Kaiser's LEED Gold Hospital http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-big-greenbuild-news-taking-chemical-lobby-kaisers-leed-gold-hospital <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Credit: Oscar Einzig" alt="Credit: Oscar Einzig" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DSC_8719.JPG?1369429577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&rsquo;s our weekly collection of green building clips: </p> <p><a href="http://www.tsnn.com/news-blogs/hanley-wood-acquires-greenbuild-conference-expo">Hanley Wood Acquires Greenbuild Conference &amp; Expo</a>, Trade Show News Network. USGBC&rsquo;s new partnership with Hanley Wood for Greenbuild will help the world&rsquo;s largest event dedicated to green building gain even more momentum.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-big-greenbuild-news-taking-chemical-lobby-kaisers-leed-gold-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-big-greenbuild-news-taking-chemical-lobby-kaisers-leed-gold-hospital#comments Industry Fri, 24 May 2013 21:09:45 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2733266 at http://www.usgbc.org Hanley Wood and USGBC establish a strategic partnership with Greenbuild and plan to go global http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hanley-wood-and-usgbc-establish-strategic-partnership-greenbuild-and-plan-go-global <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pr_us_hw.png?1369341883" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2013) &ndash;&nbsp;Hanley Wood LLC, the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the construction industry and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hanley-wood-and-usgbc-establish-strategic-partnership-greenbuild-and-plan-go-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hanley-wood-and-usgbc-establish-strategic-partnership-greenbuild-and-plan-go-global#comments Media Thu, 23 May 2013 21:55:55 +0000 2732984 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Lauds New Platinum Members http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-lauds-new-platinum-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_press_.png?1369408850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2013) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is pleased to announce that more than 30 of the world&rsquo;s most respected companies, ranging from banks and retail corporations to architecture firms and technology companies, are showing their strong commitment to green building and have joined USGBC as platinum level members.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-lauds-new-platinum-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-lauds-new-platinum-members#comments Media Thu, 23 May 2013 17:13:16 +0000 Marisa Long 2732913 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Dubai Pushing Green Projects, Look Inside VW's Platinum Plant, LEED Neighborhoods Gaining Ground http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-dubai-pushing-green-projects-look-inside-vws-platinum-plant-leed-neighborhoo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The Dubai skyline. Credit: Jay Tamboli via Flickr" alt="The Dubai skyline. Credit: Jay Tamboli via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3040719389_610ab5fa1f_b_0.jpg?1368218607" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/24866">Green Building is Mandatory in Dubai</a>, Sustainable Business. Dubai is targeting a 30% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, and a new law on green building will help it on its way.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-dubai-pushing-green-projects-look-inside-vws-platinum-plant-leed-neighborhoo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-dubai-pushing-green-projects-look-inside-vws-platinum-plant-leed-neighborhoo#comments Industry Fri, 10 May 2013 20:45:40 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2729874 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Clean Kohl's, GSA Committee Likes LEED, Ohio Schools Success http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-clean-kohls-gsa-committee-likes-leed-ohio-schools-success <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Credit: hattiesburgmemory via Flickr" alt="Credit: hattiesburgmemory via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3298096729_1cdd3fc567_b.jpg?1367614257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/04/kohls-one-sustainable-department-store-chains/http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/04/kohls-one-sustainable-department-store-chains/">Why Kohl&rsquo;s is One of the Most Sustainable Department Store Chains in the U.S.</a>, Triple Pundit. Kohl&rsquo;s, a <a href="http://www.usgbc.org/leed/certification/programs/volume">LEED Volume Program participant</a>, is pushing the envelope on reducing its environmental footprint, with hundreds of LEED- and ENERGY STAR-certified stores.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-clean-kohls-gsa-committee-likes-leed-ohio-schools-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-clean-kohls-gsa-committee-likes-leed-ohio-schools-success#comments Media Fri, 03 May 2013 20:54:01 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2727633 at http://www.usgbc.org GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee Recommends LEED for all GSA Buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gsa%E2%80%99s-green-building-advisory-committee-recommends-leed-all-gsa-buildings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_press__0.png?1369408872" /> </div> </div> </div> <div style="text-align: left;" align="center"><em>Committee of private and public sector leaders says LEED&nbsp;</em><em>is the best green building tool to meet the goals of the&nbsp;</em><em><em>Energy Independence and Security Act.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gsa%E2%80%99s-green-building-advisory-committee-recommends-leed-all-gsa-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gsa%E2%80%99s-green-building-advisory-committee-recommends-leed-all-gsa-buildings#comments Media Fri, 03 May 2013 13:49:48 +0000 Marisa Long 2727127 at http://www.usgbc.org Join USGBC on Instagram http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-instagram <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_instagram.png?1367429545" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Go ahead. Brag a little. We know how hard you&rsquo;ve worked to get the right materials, master the credentialing process and collaborate with architects, engineers and everyone in between to get your building LEED certified. You deserve some spotlight.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-instagram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/join-usgbc-instagram#comments Community Wed, 01 May 2013 14:35:08 +0000 Tess Wiggins 2725681 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Clinton's Compliment, Oklahoma City Gets Gold, Green Sports Spaces http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-clintons-compliment-oklahoma-city-gets-gold-green-sports-spaces <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="President Bill Clinton speaks at the opening of the LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas." alt="President Bill Clinton speaks at the opening of the LEED Platinum George W. Bush" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Clinton_0.jpg?1367250844" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8zS23nAy5k">Watch President Bill Clinton speak at the dedication of the George W. Bush Library</a>, PBS News. Speaking at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, President Clinton highlighted the facility's fantastic achievement: LEED Platinum for New Construction.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-clintons-compliment-oklahoma-city-gets-gold-green-sports-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-clintons-compliment-oklahoma-city-gets-gold-green-sports-spaces#comments Media Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:20:12 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2723887 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Presidential Platinum, Renovation Recommendations, Headway in Healthcare http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-presidential-platinum-renovation-recommendations-headway-healthcare <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Dallas, home of the LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Center. Credit: Flickr via tribalicious" alt="Dallas, home of the LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Center. Credit: Fl" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/2503721603_cd663ca146_b.jpg?1366403401" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/04/bush-center-earns-a-presidential-library-first-a-leed-platinum-rating.html/">Bush Center earns a presidential library first: a LEED Platinum for new construction</a>, <em>The Dallas Morning News</em>. Congratulations to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas for taking home the top prize in green building.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-presidential-platinum-renovation-recommendations-headway-healthcare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-presidential-platinum-renovation-recommendations-headway-healthcare#comments Media Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:42:46 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2717925 at http://www.usgbc.org The Princeton Review Releases 4th Annual Free 'Guide to Green Colleges' in Partnership With the Center for Green Schools at USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/princeton-review-releases-4th-annual-free-guide-green-colleges-partnership-center-green-sch <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_8.jpeg?1366120270" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Downloadable Book Profiles 322 Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges</strong></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/princeton-review-releases-4th-annual-free-guide-green-colleges-partnership-center-green-sch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/princeton-review-releases-4th-annual-free-guide-green-colleges-partnership-center-green-sch#comments Media Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:53:33 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2715710 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Gophers Going Green, California's Solar City, Double Platinum Digs http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-gophers-going-green-californias-solar-city-double-platinum-digs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Duluth, Minnesota. Credit: chefranden via Flickr" alt="Duluth, Minnesota. Credit: chefranden via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5642139854_102dd17722_b.jpg?1365792610" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.startribune.com/business/202597771.html">For Duluth schools, spending on energy-saving features can save over time</a>, <em>Star Tribune</em>. The Minneapolis city convinced taxpayers that energy efficiency was worth the investment when overhauling its schools.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-gophers-going-green-californias-solar-city-double-platinum-digs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-gophers-going-green-californias-solar-city-double-platinum-digs#comments Media Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:12:27 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2714902 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Adds Green Building Finance Expert http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-adds-green-building-finance-expert <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_7.jpeg?1365440241" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Investment Industry Veteran Dan Winters to Bolster Green Building Presence in Institutional Real Estate Portfolios</strong></p> <p>Washington, D.C. — (April 8, 2013) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that Dan Winters recently joined the organization as Senior Research Fellow for Business Strategy and Finance.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-adds-green-building-finance-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-adds-green-building-finance-expert#comments Media Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:11:29 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2712474 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: The Greenest Game, Sustainable Schools, Facebook's Fantastic Facility http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenest-game-sustainable-schools-facebooks-fantastic-facility <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="The LEED Silver Toyota Center in Houston, home of the Rockets. Credit: euthman via Flickr" alt="The LEED Silver Toyota Center in Houston, home of the Rockets. Credit: euthman v" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/5026436058_cd448d5e0d_b.jpg?1365194542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allen-hershkowitz/nbas-green-week-is-unique_b_3011146.html">NBA’s Green Week is Unique</a>, <em>Huffington Post</em>. Allen Hershkowitz of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Basketball Association’s partner on Green Week, blogs on what the league is doing to offset its energy use and educate fans about the importance of sustainable practices.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenest-game-sustainable-schools-facebooks-fantastic-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-greenest-game-sustainable-schools-facebooks-fantastic-facility#comments Media Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:42:34 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2711958 at http://www.usgbc.org McGuyer Homebuilders Inc. Expands Commitment to LEED Certification to San Antonio Market http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mcguyer-homebuilders-inc-expands-commitment-leed-certification-san-antonio-market <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_6.jpeg?1364839322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Commitment will see 200 to 250 LEED homes within the next year</strong></p> <p>San Antonio (April 1, 2013) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces that McGuyer Homebuilders Inc. (MHI), a leading production homebuilder in Texas, will pursue LEED for Homes certification for all houses built under its Wilshire Homes brand in the San Antonio market. The commitment will see 200 to 250 LEED-certified homes within the next 12 months and 400 to 500 homes annually within three to four years.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mcguyer-homebuilders-inc-expands-commitment-leed-certification-san-antonio-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mcguyer-homebuilders-inc-expands-commitment-leed-certification-san-antonio-market#comments Media Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:09:41 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2708498 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Sustainable Cities, Houston's Solar Solutions, the Cleanest Companies http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-sustainable-cities-houstons-solar-solutions-cleanest-companies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Credit: ChrisEaves.com via Flickr" alt="Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Credit: ChrisEaves.com via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/4655925743_aacdba6297_b.jpg?1364589105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324103504578377950195857388.html">How to Build a Green City</a>, <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>. The <em>Journal</em> interviewed former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on what cities must do to create sustainable infrastructure.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-sustainable-cities-houstons-solar-solutions-cleanest-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-sustainable-cities-houstons-solar-solutions-cleanest-companies#comments Media Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:34:25 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2707521 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Dispatches from Delhi, Apple's Amazing Achievement, Victory in Virginia http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-dispatches-delhi-apples-amazing-achievement-victory-virginia <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jacob-kriss/0010813925">Jacob Kriss</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Delhi, India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" alt="Delhi, India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/1024px-Smog_in_Dehli_edited.jpg?1363985385" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-fedrizzi/dispatch-from-delhi-the_b_2886000.html?utm_hp_ref=world">Dispatches from Delhi: The Wisdom of Cities</a>, <em>Huffington Post</em>. USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi blogs on how one of the world’s most populous cities, Delhi, is poised for a social and physical transformation.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-dispatches-delhi-apples-amazing-achievement-victory-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-dispatches-delhi-apples-amazing-achievement-victory-virginia#comments Media Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:08:38 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2705094 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: State of our Schools Report Makes Headlines http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-state-our-schools-report-makes-headlines <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iStock_000005209797Small.jpg?1363383872" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-state-our-schools-report-makes-headlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-state-our-schools-report-makes-headlines#comments Media Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:57:49 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2700760 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Receives Stevie Award for Superior Customer Experience http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-receives-stevie-award-superior-customer-experience <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_5.jpeg?1363282453" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="670" height="447" title="Megan Ritchie Saffitz, GBCI Director of Technical Customer Service, with the Customer Experience team&#039;s Bronze Stevie Award" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/8512280232_c56041cf4d_c.jpg?1363282552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Accomplishment the Result of Renewed Team Focus on Tracking, Measurement</strong></p> <p>Washington, D.C. — (March 14, 2013) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been recognized for its superior customer experience, winning a Bronze award for Front Line Customer Service Team of the Year in the Advertising, Business &amp; Diversified Services, Marketing &amp; Public Relations category at the 7th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-receives-stevie-award-superior-customer-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-receives-stevie-award-superior-customer-experience#comments Media Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:49:04 +0000 2700023 at http://www.usgbc.org Taking a Look at the State of Our Nation's Schools http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taking-look-state-our-nations-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SooS-USGBC-header.jpg?1363095065" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="720" height="2728" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/USGBC_StateofSchoolsInfographic_vert_master-01.jpg?1363095345" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everywhere I go, I see schools falling apart. On my way to work in D.C., I pass schools with broken windows and crumbling bricks. In the Bronx, I’ve been inside schools where only one out of four bathroom stalls is even remotely usable. In Georgia, I’ve met students and teachers forced to take time away from the classroom to treat headaches and asthma attacks. In my capacity as the director of the Center for Green Schools, I’ve visited schools in more than 27 states. I know that our schools are in desperate need of repair.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taking-look-state-our-nations-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taking-look-state-our-nations-schools#comments Center for Green Schools Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:39:06 +0000 Rachel Gutter 2698616 at http://www.usgbc.org “2013 State of Our Schools” Report from the Center for Green Schools at USGBC Calls for Immediate Examination of America’s School Facilities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9C2013-state-our-schools%E2%80%9D-report-center-green-schools-usgbc-calls-immediate-examination-amer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SooS%20USGBC%20banner.jpg?1363056764" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2013) –The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released its first “State of our Schools” report, highlighting the critical need to modernize school facilities to meet current health, safety and educational standards. </p> <p>The report, featuring a foreword by former President Bill Clinton, states that schools are currently facing a $271 billion deferred maintenance bill just to bring the buildings up to working order – approximately $5,450 per student.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9C2013-state-our-schools%E2%80%9D-report-center-green-schools-usgbc-calls-immediate-examination-amer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/%E2%80%9C2013-state-our-schools%E2%80%9D-report-center-green-schools-usgbc-calls-immediate-examination-amer#comments Media Tue, 12 Mar 2013 02:53:29 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2698571 at http://www.usgbc.org Friday Roundup: Green Property Indexes, a LEED Hospital, Net-Zero Retail Space http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-green-property-indexes-leed-hospital-net-zero-retail-space <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jacob-kriss/0010813925">Jacob Kriss</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="LEED Platinum Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Credit: rutlo via Flickr" alt="LEED Platinum Dell Children&#039;s Medical Center. Credit: rutlo via Flickr" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3626305365_7c5179bd2a_b.jpg?1363016087" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:</p> <p><a href="http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2013/03/07/sustainability-ratings-real-estate-investments?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonvaTLZKXonjHpfsX56+wuXKa1lMI/0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4ASsNgI+SLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLHEMa5qw7gMXRQ=">Coming soon: Sustainability ratings for real estate investments</a>, <em>GreenBiz</em>. This article highlights the collaborative effort among USGBC, the FTSE Group and NAREIT to create a new family of green property indexes for institutional and retail investors, due to launch at the end of March.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-green-property-indexes-leed-hospital-net-zero-retail-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/friday-roundup-green-property-indexes-leed-hospital-net-zero-retail-space#comments Industry Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2698369 at http://www.usgbc.org CONSEJO MUNDIAL DE CONSTRUCCIÓN SOSTENIBLE PUBLICA IMPORTANTE ESTUDIO SOBRE EL CASO DE NEGOCIO A FAVOR DE LAS EDIFICACIONES SOSTENIBLES A ESCALA GLOBAL http://www.usgbc.org/articles/consejo-mundial-de-construcci%C3%B3n-sostenible-publica-importante-estudio-sobre-el-caso-de-nego <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_4.jpeg?1362682352" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>• El informe titulado <strong>"El caso de negocio para edificaciones sostenibles: una revisión de los costos y beneficios para desarrolladores, inversionistas y ocupantes",</strong> analiza si es posible determinar un valor financiero a los costos y beneficios de los edificios sostenibles.</p> <p>• El documento resalta el importante número de ventajas que las edificaciones sostenibles ofrecen a los distintos actores a lo largo de su vida útil.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/consejo-mundial-de-construcci%C3%B3n-sostenible-publica-importante-estudio-sobre-el-caso-de-nego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/consejo-mundial-de-construcci%C3%B3n-sostenible-publica-importante-estudio-sobre-el-caso-de-nego#comments Media Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:56:33 +0000 2697455 at http://www.usgbc.org World Green Building Council Showcases Cost-Effective Green Building Benefits Throughout the World http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-council-showcases-cost-effective-green-building-benefits-throughout-wo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img%5B1%5D.jpeg?1362592878" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New Report Released Today Highlights Financial Value of Green Buildings to Business Communities.</em></p> <p>LONDON (March 6, 2013): A new <a href="http://www.worldgbc.org/activities/business-case/" target="new">comprehensive report</a> released this week from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), highlights that there are a large number of compelling benefits from green buildings received by different stakeholders throughout the life cycle of a building.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-council-showcases-cost-effective-green-building-benefits-throughout-wo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-council-showcases-cost-effective-green-building-benefits-throughout-wo#comments Media Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:02:15 +0000 Marisa Long 2697044 at http://www.usgbc.org Follow the Green Building Code- How Living Architecture fits into California's New Green Code http://www.usgbc.org/articles/follow-green-building-code-how-living-architecture-fits-californias-new-green-code <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="299" title="Photo credit: Rana Creek" alt="Photo credit: Rana Creek" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Follow%20the%20Green%20Building%20Code.JPG?1362419961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article was co-authored by Jeremy Sigmon and Wes Sullens. It was first printed in the spring 2013 issue of <a href="http://www.livingarchitecturemonitor.com/" target="new">Living Architecture Monitor Magazine</a> (Volume 15, Issue 1)</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/follow-green-building-code-how-living-architecture-fits-californias-new-green-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/follow-green-building-code-how-living-architecture-fits-californias-new-green-code#comments Media Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:01:43 +0000 Jeremy Sigmon 2695868 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Launches its First Senior Policy Fellow Portfolio of Activities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-its-first-senior-policy-fellow-portfolio-activities <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jacob-kriss/0010813925">Jacob Kriss</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_3.jpeg?1361991864" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. (Feb. 27, 2013) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the goals of its inaugural USGBC Senior Policy Fellow, including growing and developing USGBC and furthering the mission of the green building movement worldwide. Mark Ginsberg, who was named USGBC’s Senior Policy Fellow in December, will pursue an ambitious international and domestic agenda.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-its-first-senior-policy-fellow-portfolio-activities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-its-first-senior-policy-fellow-portfolio-activities#comments Media Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:06:53 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2694601 at http://www.usgbc.org Military Facilities Reap Huge Benefits From Using LEED, Says Independent Study http://www.usgbc.org/articles/military-facilities-reap-huge-benefits-using-leed-says-independent-study <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="LEED Platinum Community Emergency Services Station. Photo credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District " alt="LEED Platinum Community Emergency Services Station. Photo credit: U.S. Army Corp" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/8026297324_fb5c4ce001_c.jpg?1360946977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New research confirms LEED helps the government save<br /> taxpayers money and meet environmental objectives</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. – (Feb. 15, 2013) – Today the Department of Defense released the findings of an independent report on energy efficiency and sustainability standards used by the Pentagon for military construction. The report strongly affirmed the value of LEED-certified high performing buildings to America’s military and U.S. taxpayers.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/military-facilities-reap-huge-benefits-using-leed-says-independent-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/military-facilities-reap-huge-benefits-using-leed-says-independent-study#comments Media Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:56:25 +0000 Marisa Long 2655439 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces 2013-2014 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2013-2014-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jacob-kriss/0010813925">Jacob Kriss</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_1.jpeg?1359653577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. — (Jan. 31, 2013) — Yesterday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Dr. Matthew Trowbridge, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia School of Medicine, as its 2013-2014 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. Along with a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the fellowship will support Dr. Trowbridge’s work to help develop health metrics for green building, among other key research initiatives.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2013-2014-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-2013-2014-mark-ginsberg-sustainability-fellow#comments Media Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:36:02 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2641374 at http://www.usgbc.org Protecting Communities, Sustainably: LEED Taking Hold in Public Safety Space http://www.usgbc.org/articles/protecting-communities-sustainably-leed-taking-hold-public-safety-space <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jacob-kriss/0010813925">Jacob Kriss</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Mountain View Fire Station No. 5 in Mountain View, Calif., LEED Gold. Credit: David Wakeley" alt="Mountain View Fire Station No. 5 in Mountain View, Calif., LEED Gold. Credit: Da" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MVFS-ExtAngle%20wTruck%20%28c%29Wakely.jpg.jpg?1359138604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="700" height="526" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Elevation%20South%20887%20Alt.jpg?1359139539" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="734" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Twin%20Cities%20Police%20Headquarters%20-%20Photo%203.jpg?1359139468" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="700" height="466" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MVFS-ExtAngle%20wTruck%20%28c%29Wakely.jpg_0.jpg?1359139263" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="700" height="425" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/UMass_Police_MG_4289.jpg?1359139779" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="700" height="346" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/E_MG_0493.jpg?1359139629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, in homes, schools, stores, offices and places of worship, people are enjoying the social and economic benefits that come with buildings that are good for the environment and the individuals that use them.</p> <p>And as green building takes root in more neighborhoods, the police and firefighters who protect community members are among those that are increasingly benefiting from living and working in LEED certified buildings.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/protecting-communities-sustainably-leed-taking-hold-public-safety-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/protecting-communities-sustainably-leed-taking-hold-public-safety-space#comments Media Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:03:08 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2640304 at http://www.usgbc.org Infographic: Top Ten States for LEED in 2012 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-ten-states-leed-2012 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top10_2012-v3.jpg?1359056622" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="padded"><img src="/sites/all/assets/section/images/Infographic-Top-10-LEED-2012.png" /></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/infographic-top-ten-states-leed-2012#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:44:01 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2640078 at http://www.usgbc.org Taking Sustainability Seriously in Washington, D.C. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taking-sustainability-seriously-washington-dc <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jacob-kriss/0010813925">Jacob Kriss</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: iStockphoto" alt="Photo credit: iStockphoto" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/iStock_000004005405Small.jpg?1359054329" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In April 2012, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray made a statement that caught many people’s attention: <a href="http://planetforward.org/idea/mayor-vincent-gray-says-d-c-will-be-fossil-free-by-2030/">he wants the District to be “fossil-free” by 2030</a>.</p> <p>Does it sound a little crazy? Maybe. But when it comes to U.S. cities that take sustainability seriously and are putting the infrastructure in place to make such a vision a reality, you really can’t beat Washington.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taking-sustainability-seriously-washington-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/taking-sustainability-seriously-washington-dc#comments Media Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:21:11 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2640067 at http://www.usgbc.org Top 10 States for LEED in 2012: Who Moved Up? http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-leed-2012-who-moved <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Top10_2012-v2.jpg?1359042653" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At USGBC, we believe it’s important to highlight the places that are leading the way in establishing the healthiest possible environments for their citizens to live, work and play.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-leed-2012-who-moved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-10-states-leed-2012-who-moved#comments LEED Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:20:10 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2639925 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Releases 2012 List of Top 10 States for LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-2012-list-top-10-states-leed <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/jacob-kriss/0010813925">Jacob Kriss</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_top10_2012.png?1358946016" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="464" title="The U.S. Mint Building in Washington, D.C., LEED Gold. Credit: U.S. Mint" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/U.S.%20Mint_1.jpg?1358951444" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="450" title="Natural Resources Defense Council offices in Washington, D.C., LEED Platinum. Credit: Gensler" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/NRDC%20Reception%201_0.jpeg?1358951519" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="400" title="The UVA Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center in Charlottesville, Va., LEED Gold. Credit: Chuck Choi Architectural Photography" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ZGF_UVA%20Emily%20Couric%20Clinical%20Cancer%20Center_1_webview_0.jpg?1358951626" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="399" title="Cooper Vineyards in Louisa, Va., LEED Platinum. Credit: MASQ Photography" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Cooper1fall_0.jpg?1358951707" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="353" title="Vail Fire Station in Vail, Colo., LEED Gold. Credit: Don Watkins, Belford Watkins Group LLC " alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Elevation%20SE%201004.jpg?1358953870" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="497" title="Denver Police Crime Lab, LEED Gold. Credit: Frank Ooms Photography. Contractor: JE Dunn Construction" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/E_MG_0403-04_0.jpeg?1358951820" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="706" title="Atlantic Wharf in Boston, LEED Platinum. Credit: Anton Grassl/Esto" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Atlantic_Wharf_night_0.jpeg?1358951931" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="400" title="Forrester Research headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., LEED Platinum. Credit: Warren Patterson, courtesy Margulies-Perruzzi Architects" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MP031201LG02_0.jpeg?1358951969" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="399" title="Chicago Center for Green Technology, LEED Platinum. Credit: Patrick Pyszka, City of Chicago" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/143%20ccgt%20063011_0.jpeg?1358952154" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="400" title="KONE Centre in Moline, Il., LEED Platinum. Credit: Sam Fentress" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3915_1.jpeg?1358952186" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="332" title="Bowie City Hall in Bowie, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Ken Wyner Photography. Architect: Grimm + Parker Architects" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/20801_N133_1.jpg?1358952275" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="450" title="Montgomery College Science Center in Rockville, Md., LEED Gold. Credit: Stantec/Patrick Ross" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Montgomery%20College_main%20entrance_0.jpg?1358953530" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="352" title="Destiny USA in Syracuse, N.Y., LEED Gold. Credit: Destiny USA" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/DestinyUSA%20front_0.jpeg?1358952308" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="450" title="Academic Fire Instruction Building at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., LEED Gold. Credit: Belay Architecture" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/AFIB%20Grand%20Opening%20048_0.jpg?1358952431" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="400" title="Adobe Systems headquarters in San Jose, Calif., LEED Platinum. Credit: Adobe Systems" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/%28c%29Wakely212212_W12_Breakroom_1a_0.jpeg?1358952479" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="400" title="Siena Youth Center in Redwood City, Calif., LEED Platinum. Credit: J. Ennis Kirkland" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Siena%20Youth%20Center_0.png?1358952594" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="358" title="Wounded Warrior Hope &amp; Care Center at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., LEED Platinum. Credit: Emil Kara, Balfour Beatty" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Wounded%20Warrior%20Hope%20%26%20Care%20Center%20-%20Front%20Entrance_0.jpeg?1358952663" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="400" title="Dallas Convention Center Hotel, LEED Gold. Credit: Balfour Beatty Construction" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/3Day%20Patio%2001%20FINAL-sm_0.jpg?1358952758" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="600" height="398" title="San Antonio Porsche Center, LEED Gold. Credit: Zennergroup" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/V01oXi-_cwEN7OvaGtHcvFKfuC8NXxnPa2FGH1_o-zw_0.jpg?1358952815" /> </div> </div> </div> Washington, D.C. — (Jan. 23, 2013) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012, highlighting those regions that are transforming buildings and communities across the country. The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-2012-list-top-10-states-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-2012-list-top-10-states-leed#comments Media Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:59:48 +0000 Jacob Kriss 2639610 at http://www.usgbc.org Response from Rick Fedrizzi to the Fourth USA Today Article Attacking Green Buildings http://www.usgbc.org/articles/response-rick-fedrizzi-fourth-usa-today-article-attacking-green-buildings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_usatoday_121112.png?1355264773" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Statement from Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO &amp; Founding Chair, USGBC, Response to the Fourth USA Today Article Attacking Green Buildings</strong></p> <p>Washington, DC (Dec. 11, 2012) – USA Today has once again written an article attacking green building, deliberately ignoring information we provided and cherry picking data that misleads readers. The story is unbalanced and purposely attempts to impugn LEED despite the fact that it has helped lead quantified best practices in designing, constructing and operating all our buildings, including our nation’s schools.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/response-rick-fedrizzi-fourth-usa-today-article-attacking-green-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/response-rick-fedrizzi-fourth-usa-today-article-attacking-green-buildings#comments Media Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:30:54 +0000 2631566 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC & Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School Announce Two Resources to Help Local Governments Create Sustainable Neighborhoods http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-land-use-law-center-pace-law-school-announce-two-resources-help-local-governments-cre <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-all-authored-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/people/ashley-katz/0010048511">Ashley Katz</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Sophie Lambert" alt="Photo credit: Sophie Lambert" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_TGMrelease.jpg?1354901950" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dec. 7, 2012 (Washington, D.C. &amp; White Plains, N.Y.) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School today announced two new free resources — the <a href="/resources/technical-guidance-manual-sustainable-neighborhoods">Technical Guidance Manual for Sustainable Neighborhoods</a> and the <a href="/resources/neighborhood-development-floating-zone">Neighborhood Development Floating Zone</a> — to help local governments leverage the <a href="/leed/rating-systems/neighborhoods">LEED for Neighborhood Development</a> rating system as a sustainability tool.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-land-use-law-center-pace-law-school-announce-two-resources-help-local-governments-cre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-land-use-law-center-pace-law-school-announce-two-resources-help-local-governments-cre#comments Media Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:45:37 +0000 Ashley Katz 2630388 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and Qatar GBC Highlight Importance of Green Buildings alongside UN Climate Negotiations at Msheireb Enrichment Centre http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-qatar-gbc-highlight-importance-green-buildings-alongside-un-climate-negotiations- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img.jpeg?1352225110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>(Doha, Qatar – Dec. 4, 2012) – In conjunction with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Eighteenth Conference of Parties (COP18), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) hosted a joint event at Msheireb Enrichment Centre,highlighting the growth of green building construction throughout the world, with a focus on Doha and the greater Middle East region.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-qatar-gbc-highlight-importance-green-buildings-alongside-un-climate-negotiations-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-qatar-gbc-highlight-importance-green-buildings-alongside-un-climate-negotiations-#comments Media Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:41:00 +0000 Marisa Long 2629889 at http://www.usgbc.org Messages of Optimism, Perseverance, Inspiration Bring Greenbuild 2012 to a Close http://www.usgbc.org/articles/messages-optimism-perseverance-inspiration-bring-greenbuild-2012-close <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="Greenbuild 2012 Closing Plenary Credit: Oscar Einzig" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/article_GRB12closing.jpg?1354031232" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Governor Jerry Brown, Jane McGonigal and William McDonough deliver a galvanizing closing plenary to packed house in San Francisco</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/messages-optimism-perseverance-inspiration-bring-greenbuild-2012-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/messages-optimism-perseverance-inspiration-bring-greenbuild-2012-close#comments Greenbuild Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:55:17 +0000 Ashley Katz 2628202 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Launches Green Building Information Gateway http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-green-building-information-gateway <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/GBIG.png?1353090863" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nov. 16, 2012 (San Francisco, Calif.) – At its Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the launch of the Green Building Information Gateway. Coined <a href="http://www.gbig.org">GBIG</a>, the web-based tool will accelerate market transformation by providing greater transparency and understanding of the green dimensions of the built environment.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-green-building-information-gateway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-green-building-information-gateway#comments Media Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:36:10 +0000 Ashley Katz 2626901 at http://www.usgbc.org C40, World Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council form New Global Partnership to Advance City-Led Green Building Efforts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/c40-world-green-building-council-and-us-green-building-council-form-new-global-partnership- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12.png?1353010198" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>San Francisco (Nov. 16, 2012) – Today, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC),<br /> U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group<br /> (C40), a global network of the world’s mega-cities dedicated to action on climate change,<br /> announced an expanded partnership, focused on creating a suite of innovative green<br /> building solutions that can be readily implemented in C40 Cities around the world. The<br /> announcement broadens the scope of the organizations’ longstanding collaboration –<br /> and brings it to a global scale.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/c40-world-green-building-council-and-us-green-building-council-form-new-global-partnership-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/c40-world-green-building-council-and-us-green-building-council-form-new-global-partnership-#comments Media Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:39:38 +0000 Marisa Long 2626884 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC & STAR Communities Celebrate Release of Rating System for Sustainable Communities at GREENBUILD 2012 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-star-communities-celebrate-release-rating-system-sustainable-communities-greenbuild-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured_GRB12.png?1353010198" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Partnership to Develop STAR Community Rating System™ Commenced Five Years Ago in Chicago</em></p> <p>San Francisco, CA (November 14, 2012) – Today STAR Communities is announcing that more than 30 North American cities and counties will be engaged in a year-long pilot to evaluate and test the first national rating system for community sustainability. In 2007, at GREENBUILD in Chicago, the seed was planted to develop the STAR Community Rating System, and five years later, the system has been released and participating communities announced.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-star-communities-celebrate-release-rating-system-sustainable-communities-greenbuild-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-star-communities-celebrate-release-rating-system-sustainable-communities-greenbuild-2#comments Media Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:10:15 +0000 Ashley Katz 2626712 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces Grant from Google to Catalyze Transformation of Building Materials Industry and Indoor Health http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-grant-google-catalyze-transformation-building-materials <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/google.png?1352921263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Focus is on healthy building materials to promote indoor environmental quality and human health</em> </p> <p>San Francisco, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today, on the main stage at its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, a $3 million grant from Google that will catalyze the transformation of the building materials industry and accelerate the creation of healthier indoor environments.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-grant-google-catalyze-transformation-building-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-grant-google-catalyze-transformation-building-materials#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:39:13 +0000 Ashley Katz 2626327 at http://www.usgbc.org Voters Strongly Support Accelerated Action on Smart Infrastructure, Clean Energy Investments http://www.usgbc.org/articles/voters-strongly-support-accelerated-action-smart-infrastructure-clean-energy-investments <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greenbuild%20Press%20Release.png?1352829094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Poll: Polluters should pay for their role in climate change, invest in jobs that can’t be outsourced</strong></p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (November 14, 2012) – On the day that California launches its cap and trade program, a new poll of voters in California, Oregon and Washington shows strong support for maintaining and expanding efforts across the region to account for the costs of climate pollution and invest in clean energy sources by ensuring polluters pay when they contribute to climate change.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/voters-strongly-support-accelerated-action-smart-infrastructure-clean-energy-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/voters-strongly-support-accelerated-action-smart-infrastructure-clean-energy-investments#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:02:41 +0000 Marisa Long 2626182 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building Award for Brazil's Sustainability Champion http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-award-brazils-sustainability-champion <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/rio.png?1352920370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>San Francisco (Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012) - An architect responsible for transforming Brazil’s built environment has been presented with the second annual World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) David Gottfried Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award.</p> <p>With more than half a century working in the construction industry, Professor Siegbert Zanettini is a pioneer in the use of new clean technologies and building systems.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-award-brazils-sustainability-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-award-brazils-sustainability-champion#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:54:43 +0000 Marisa Long 2626177 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Kicks off in San Francisco http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-greenbuild-international-conference-and-expo-kicks-san-francisco <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/OpeningPlenary_Panel.jpg?1353084366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>7,000 members of the green building industry convene for opening plenary headlined by "Morning Joe" co-hosts Mika Brzezinksi and Joe Scarborough</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-greenbuild-international-conference-and-expo-kicks-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-greenbuild-international-conference-and-expo-kicks-san-francisco#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2626858 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building Accelerates Globally through Economic Downturn, According to New McGraw-Hill Construction Study http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-accelerates-globally-through-economic-downturn-according-new-mcgraw-hill-con <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Greenbuild%20Press%20Release.png?1352829094" /> </div> </div> </div> <ul> <li>Green building has become a long-term business opportunity with 51 percent of study firms planning more than 60 percent of their work to be green by 2015, up from 28 percent of firms in 2012. </li> <li>The largest opportunity areas for green building globally are in new commercial construction and renovation of existing buildings. </li> </ul> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-accelerates-globally-through-economic-downturn-according-new-mcgraw-hill-con" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-accelerates-globally-through-economic-downturn-according-new-mcgraw-hill-con#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:38:35 +0000 Marisa Long 2626081 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Partners with Pearson http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-pearson <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/pearson.png?1352920769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Partnership will help further USGBC’s mission by advancing green building education</em></p> <p>(San Francisco, CA) Nov. 13, 2012 – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its partnership with Pearson to launch <a href="http://www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/workforce-education/browse-our-courses.php">USGBC’s online workforce education program for the LEED Green Associate credential</a>. The partnership will expand the reach of USGBC’s educational offerings and educate the next generation of green building leaders. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-pearson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-partners-pearson#comments Media Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:37:21 +0000 Ashley Katz 2626080 at http://www.usgbc.org New Analysis: LEED Buildings are in Top 11th Percentile for Energy Performance in the Nation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-analysis-leed-buildings-are-top-11th-percentile-energy-performance-nation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/San%20Fran.png?1352920480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>LEED-certified buildings in the analysis had average ENERGY STAR score of 89 San Francisco building stock among top performers</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-analysis-leed-buildings-are-top-11th-percentile-energy-performance-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-analysis-leed-buildings-are-top-11th-percentile-energy-performance-nation#comments Media Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:02:59 +0000 Ashley Katz 2625936 at http://www.usgbc.org 2012 LEED for Homes Award Recipients Announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2012-leed-homes-award-recipients-announced <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/EW_12_0.jpg?1352737603" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="4000" height="3000" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/IMG_0154.JPG?1358449703" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>USGBC recognizes excellence in the green residential building community at its Greenbuild Conference &amp; Expo in San Francisco</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2012-leed-homes-award-recipients-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2012-leed-homes-award-recipients-announced#comments Media Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:35:25 +0000 Marisa Long 2625541 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and Bank of America Announce Winners of 2012 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-winners-2012-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img_0.jpeg?1352561235" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-winners-2012-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-winners-2012-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant-program#comments Initiatives Media Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:45:17 +0000 Ashley Katz 2625346 at http://www.usgbc.org Art Rosenfeld Presented with USGBC President’s Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/art-rosenfeld-presented-usgbc-president%E2%80%99s-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/09LeadershipAward_0.png?1352321393" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>USGBC’s annual Leadership Awards ceremony to be held at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. – (Nov. 7, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that Dr. Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Distinguished Scientist Emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and former Commissioner of the California Energy Commission, will receive a USGBC 2012 President’s Award.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/art-rosenfeld-presented-usgbc-president%E2%80%99s-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/art-rosenfeld-presented-usgbc-president%E2%80%99s-award#comments Media Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:50:44 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2624881 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Welcomes 2013 Board Members http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-welcomes-2013-board-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img.jpeg?1352225110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Board responsible for articulating and upholding the vision, values and mission of organization</em></p> <p>Washington, DC (Nov. 6, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected officers and directors to its 2013 Board of Directors. At elections that closed in October, USGBC’s membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors, each for a term of three years effective on January 1:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-welcomes-2013-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-welcomes-2013-board-members#comments Media Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:05:53 +0000 Ashley Katz 2624632 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Awards Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson 2012 Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awards-sacramento-mayor-kevin-johnson-2012-richard-m-daley-legacy-award-global-leader <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/MAYORJOHNSON%205.png?1351273070" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Award to be presented at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awards-sacramento-mayor-kevin-johnson-2012-richard-m-daley-legacy-award-global-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-awards-sacramento-mayor-kevin-johnson-2012-richard-m-daley-legacy-award-global-leader#comments Media Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:18:36 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2623045 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Issues Statement in Response to USA Today Piece http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-issues-statement-response-usa-today-piece <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/feature_usgbcnote%5B1%5D.png?1351191524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1396" height="642" title="Photo courtesy of Gary Wilson Photo/Graphic" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured-01.png?1351197798" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1396" height="642" title="Photo courtesy of Jim Schafer Location Photography" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured-02.png?1351198481" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1396" height="642" title="Photo courtesy of Francisco Diez" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured-03.png?1351198823" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1396" height="642" title="Photo courtesy of Mark File/Proximity Hotel" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured-04.png?1351198884" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1396" height="642" title="Photo courtesy of RB+B Architects, Inc." alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured-05.png?1351198915" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1396" height="642" title="Photo courtesy of Steven Hall for Hedrich Blessing" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Featured-06.png?1351198955" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Related articles:</em></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://new.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-statement-response-usa-today-news-article">USGBC's Oct. 24 Statement in Response to </em>USA Today<em> Article</a></li> <li><a href="https://new.usgbc.org/articles/fact-check-usgbcs-brendan-owens-usa-today">Fact Check with USGBC's Brendan Owens</a></li> <li><a href="https://new.usgbc.org/articles/leed-facts">Myths vs. Facts on LEED</a> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Statement from Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO &amp; Founding Chair</strong></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-issues-statement-response-usa-today-piece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-issues-statement-response-usa-today-piece#comments LEED Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:00:54 +0000 Ashley Katz 2622914 at http://www.usgbc.org New Alternative Compliance Paths Now Available for International LEED Projects http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-alternative-compliance-paths-now-available-international-leed-projects <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ACP-release.png?1351012741" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Refined and expanded paths provide added flexibility, options for international projects pursuing LEED green building certification</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (Oct. 23, 2012) – A new set of Global Alternative Compliance Paths, or Global ACPs, are now available for all commercial projects pursuing LEED green building certification using the 2009 versions of the rating systems. Global ACPs offer a flexible method for projects around the world to demonstrate compliance with the LEED credits that are traditionally more challenging for projects outside of the U.S.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-alternative-compliance-paths-now-available-international-leed-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-alternative-compliance-paths-now-available-international-leed-projects#comments Media Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:20:41 +0000 Ashley Katz 2622524 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces LEED Fellow Class of 2012 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-leed-fellow-class-2012 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed-fellow.jpg?1350574316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>LEED Fellows represent the green building industry’s most accomplished professionals</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (Oct. 18, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today revealed the 2012 class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is the most prestigious designation for LEED Professionals, recognizing exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-leed-fellow-class-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-leed-fellow-class-2012#comments Media Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:33:10 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2621848 at http://www.usgbc.org University of Wisconsin – Madison Receives 2012 Innovation in Green Building Award http://www.usgbc.org/articles/university-wisconsin-%E2%80%93-madison-receives-2012-innovation-green-building-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/UWM%20USGBC%20banner.jpg?1350485596" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Los Angeles, Calif. – (Oct. 17, 2012) – The <a href="centerforgreenschools.org" target="new">Center for Green Schools</a> at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the <a href="http://www.aashe.org/" target="new">Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education</a> (AASHE) today announced the <a href="http://www.wisc.edu/" target="new">University of Wisconsin – Madison</a> as the winner of the 2012 Innovation in Green Building Award.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/university-wisconsin-%E2%80%93-madison-receives-2012-innovation-green-building-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/university-wisconsin-%E2%80%93-madison-receives-2012-innovation-green-building-award#comments Media Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:59:53 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2620086 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC's 2012 Leadership Awards Highlight Innovation and Vision in the Sustainability Sector http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-2012-leadership-awards-highlight-innovation-and-vision-sustainability-sector <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/09LeadershipAward.png?1349962637" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Annual awards to be celebrated at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-2012-leadership-awards-highlight-innovation-and-vision-sustainability-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbcs-2012-leadership-awards-highlight-innovation-and-vision-sustainability-sector#comments Media Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:56:36 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2618599 at http://www.usgbc.org Fifth Public Comment Period Now Open for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fifth-public-comment-period-now-open-update-usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-green-building-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED.png?1349290017" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>LEED v4 draft raises the bar, drives innovation; balances increased technical rigor with market readiness</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (Oct. 2, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced the opening of the fifth public comment period for the proposed update to its LEED green building program. The comment period, which will close on Dec. 10, enables the building community to view the most recent draft of the rating systems and provide comments where any substantive changes have been made.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fifth-public-comment-period-now-open-update-usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-green-building-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/fifth-public-comment-period-now-open-update-usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-green-building-program#comments Media Tue, 02 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2616824 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and ICLEI Bring Together Leading Mayors in Addressing Solutions to Support Resilient Communities http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-iclei-bring-together-leading-mayors-addressing-solutions-support-resilient-commun <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/ICLEI%20USGBC%20event.jpg?1349446403" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Mayor Ralph Becker from Salt Lake City; Mayor George Heartwell from Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Vice Mayor Kristin Jacobs from Broward County, Fla. share local leadership on resiliency in the built environment.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-iclei-bring-together-leading-mayors-addressing-solutions-support-resilient-commun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-iclei-bring-together-leading-mayors-addressing-solutions-support-resilient-commun#comments Media Mon, 01 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 2618053 at http://www.usgbc.org New Senate Bill Would Spur Job Creation in Hard-Hit Construction Industry via Under-Used Building Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-senate-bill-would-spur-job-creation-hard-hit-construction-industry-under-used-building- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/SOLARPANELS.jpg?1349099608" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Commercial Building Modernization Act” Endorsed by Diverse Coalition of Real Estate Industry, Energy and Environmental Advocates </em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-senate-bill-would-spur-job-creation-hard-hit-construction-industry-under-used-building-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-senate-bill-would-spur-job-creation-hard-hit-construction-industry-under-used-building-#comments Media Thu, 27 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2616138 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building Councils From Around the Globe Celebrate World Green Building Week http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-councils-around-globe-celebrate-world-green-building-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt=" Source: tuppus, via Flickr.com" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/worldgbc.jpg?1348010037" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>USGBC highlights the role of green buildings in safeguarding communities and the next generation</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-councils-around-globe-celebrate-world-green-building-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-councils-around-globe-celebrate-world-green-building-week#comments Media Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:15:17 +0000 Marisa Long 2613506 at http://www.usgbc.org Benefits of Green Homebuilding http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Rob Moody" alt="Photo credit: Rob Moody" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press_homes.png?1375888497" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-slideshow-image"> <div class="field-label">Slideshow images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_slideshow_image" width="1650" height="1275" title="Apartment Rent Premiums by Attribute" alt="Apartment Rent Premiums by Attribute" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/Apt.%20Rent%20Premiums%20by%20Attribute.JPG?1373475102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Benefits of LEED-Certified Homes: Savings, Value, Well-Being, Trusted</strong></p> <p><em>Savings: Reducing Energy & Water Consumption</em></p> <p>The typical household spends about $2,150 a year on residential energy bills<sup>1</sup>.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/benefits-green-homebuilding#comments Media Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:31:01 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2604930 at http://www.usgbc.org About Greenbuild http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_Greenbuild.jpg?1345150060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>When:</strong> Oct. 22-24, 2014</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> New Orleans Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-greenbuild#comments Media Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:02:21 +0000 2604927 at http://www.usgbc.org The Business Case for Green Building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" title="Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider" alt="Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_Business.jpg?1345150128" /> </div> </div> </div> <strong>FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDING OWNERS</strong><br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building#comments LEED Media Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:47:38 +0000 2604908 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED-Certified Building Stock Swells to Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certified-building-stock-swells-two-billion-square-feet-worldwide <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/press%20release%20img.jpg?1344270336" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Healthy, high-performing buildings continue to crop up in every corner of the world</em></p> <p>Washington, DC &ndash; (July 26, 2012) &ndash; The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green building program surpassed two billion square feet. An additional seven billion square feet is currently in the pipeline across the globe as registered projects.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certified-building-stock-swells-two-billion-square-feet-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-certified-building-stock-swells-two-billion-square-feet-worldwide#comments Media Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:40:36 +0000 Ashley Katz 2604309 at http://www.usgbc.org About LEED http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/leed.png?1345822096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What is LEED?</strong> <a href="/leed">LEED</a>, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. </p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed#comments Media Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:25:13 +0000 Ashley Katz 2604113 at http://www.usgbc.org More Than 1,200 Businesses and Organizations Commend GSA for Using LEED to Support Innovation and Save Taxpayer Dollars http://www.usgbc.org/articles/more-1200-businesses-and-organizations-commend-gsa-using-leed-support-innovation-and-save-t <p>Washington, DC – (July 25, 2012) – More than 1,200 leading businesses and organizations representing a wide array of industries across all 50 states today sent a letter asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to continue to use the LEED green building rating system to advance innovation in construction and save taxpayer dollars.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/more-1200-businesses-and-organizations-commend-gsa-using-leed-support-innovation-and-save-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/more-1200-businesses-and-organizations-commend-gsa-using-leed-support-innovation-and-save-t#comments Media Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:43:30 +0000 Ashley Katz 2604088 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Is Private, Voluntary, Transparent and Democratic http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-private-voluntary-transparent-and-democratic <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED_pressrelease.jpg?1342632853" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, DC – (July 18, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today applauded the creation of the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition by the American Chemistry Council and others, noting that, after 20 years, it was significant that the representative groups were finally engaging in conversation about the critical importance of green, high performance buildings for America. In response to the announcement of the new coalition, Roger Platt, Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Law at USGBC released the following statement:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-private-voluntary-transparent-and-democratic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-private-voluntary-transparent-and-democratic#comments Media Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:34:18 +0000 Ashley Katz 2602952 at http://www.usgbc.org Registration Now Open for Greenbuild 2012 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-greenbuild-2012 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/purple%20banner.jpeg?1346179870" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em> Award-winning green building conference and expo headed to San Francisco for biggest show in 11-year history</em></p> <p><em>Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, Inc. to headline</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-greenbuild-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-now-open-greenbuild-2012#comments Greenbuild Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:52:18 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2602672 at http://www.usgbc.org About USGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/PressKit_USGBC.jpg?1345150401" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><h2><a href="https://www.usgbc.org">The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) </a> 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 certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org"> Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo</a>, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-usgbc-0#comments Media Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:24:48 +0000 Ashley Katz 2601445 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Building Facts http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-all-authorized-by"> <div class="field-label">Authored by:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ashley Katz </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-art-feature-image"> <div class="field-label">Feature image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_art_feature_image" width="670" height="308" alt="" src="http://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/greenbuildingfacts.png?1345821899" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>MARKET IMPACT</strong> <p>By 2015, an estimated 40-48% of new nonresidential construction by value will be green, equating to a $120-145 billion opportunity<sup>1</sup></p> <p>U.S. respondents to a 2012 international survey projected that 58% of their building activities in 2015 would be green<sup>2</sup></p> <p>More than 2.8 billion square feet of building space are LEED-certified (<em>as of January 1, 2014</em>)</p> <p>41% of all nonresidential building starts in 2012 were green, as compared to 2% of all nonresidential building starts in 2005.<sup>3</sup></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts#comments Media Sun, 01 Jul 2012 20:10:28 +0000 2602137 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Joins Six Major Organizations at Rio+20 to Launch the Global Initiative on Urban Resilience http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-six-major-organizations-rio20-launch-global-initiative-urban-resilience <p>Rio de Janeiro (June 21, 2012) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) joined today with six major organizations at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to announce the Global Initiative on Urban Resilience (GIUR), an effort designed to spur building and infrastructure development, create new investment opportunities and foster community action around the world.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-six-major-organizations-rio20-launch-global-initiative-urban-resilience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-joins-six-major-organizations-rio20-launch-global-initiative-urban-resilience#comments Media Thu, 21 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mallory Shelter 2605635 at http://www.usgbc.org Green Homes Continue to Grow Across the U.S http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-continue-grow-across-us-0 <p><em>LEED for Homes surpasses 20,000 certified home milestone</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (June 13, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that more than 20,000 homes across the U.S. have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program. LEED for Homes is a national voluntary certification system that provides guidance and verification that homes are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient and healthy for occupants.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-continue-grow-across-us-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-homes-continue-grow-across-us-0#comments Media Wed, 13 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605737 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and its Northern California Chapter launch the California Best Buildings Challenge at CGI America Meeting http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-its-northern-california-chapter-launch-california-best-buildings-challenge-cgi-am <p><em>On stage at CGI, President Clinton announces the six initial participants – Adobe, Genentech, Google,<br /> Prudential Real Estate Investors, SAP and Zynga – who have committed to a 20 percent reduction in energy, water and waste in two years across a portfolio of five million square feet.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-its-northern-california-chapter-launch-california-best-buildings-challenge-cgi-am" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-its-northern-california-chapter-launch-california-best-buildings-challenge-cgi-am#comments Media Fri, 08 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2605746 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council, United Nations Environment Programme and World Business Council for Sustainable Development Release Report on the Role of Cities in the Green Economy http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-united-nations-environment-programme-and-world-business-council-s <p><em>Report Highlights Key Messages to Leaders at Rio+20 Conference</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-united-nations-environment-programme-and-world-business-council-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-united-nations-environment-programme-and-world-business-council-s#comments Media Tue, 05 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 2606595 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Announces Changes to LEED 2012 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-changes-leed-2012 <p><em>Changes address revised delivery and ballot schedule</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-changes-leed-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-announces-changes-leed-2012#comments Media Mon, 04 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Easton 2605786 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and Bank of America Announce Call for Applications for 2012 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-call-applications-2012-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant <p><em>Program provides funding and resources to ten LEED for Neighborhood Development projects</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-call-applications-2012-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-bank-america-announce-call-applications-2012-affordable-green-neighborhoods-grant#comments Initiatives Media Thu, 24 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Barry Sheehan 2605795 at http://www.usgbc.org Southern California Edison joins the Demand Response Partnership Program http://www.usgbc.org/articles/southern-california-edison-joins-demand-response-partnership-program-0 <p><em>Innovative program established by the U.S. Green Building Council and Environmental Defense Fund to drive adoption of demand response in commercial building market</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/southern-california-edison-joins-demand-response-partnership-program-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/southern-california-edison-joins-demand-response-partnership-program-0#comments Media Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:06:12 +0000 Ashley Katz 2615962 at http://www.usgbc.org Southern California Edison joins the Demand Response Partnership Program http://www.usgbc.org/articles/southern-california-edison-joins-demand-response-partnership-program <p><em>Innovative program established by the U.S. Green Building Council and Environmental Defense Fund to drive adoption of demand response in commercial building market</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/southern-california-edison-joins-demand-response-partnership-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/southern-california-edison-joins-demand-response-partnership-program#comments Media Fri, 13 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605801 at http://www.usgbc.org EDC named the Official Magazine for the LEED ® Professional http://www.usgbc.org/articles/edc-named-official-magazine-leed-%C2%AE-professional <p>Written by Michelle Hucal, LEED AP<br /> Associate Publisher, EDC</p> <p>Troy, Mich. -- Environmental Design + Construction (EDC) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named EDC "The Official Magazine for the LEED® Professional." This exciting news has developed from a 15-year partnership between EDC and USGBC. EDC will now be available for free to all 96,000+ LEED APs with specialty and LEED Green Associates.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/edc-named-official-magazine-leed-%C2%AE-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/edc-named-official-magazine-leed-%C2%AE-professional#comments Media Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 2605806 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces the LEED Green Building Program to Recognize Energy Credits from BREEAM http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-green-building-program-recognize-energy-credits-br <p><em>Announcement is focused on existing buildings and streamlines the building certification process in Europe</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-green-building-program-recognize-energy-credits-br" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-leed-green-building-program-recognize-energy-credits-br#comments Media Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605853 at http://www.usgbc.org The Home Depot and U.S. Green Building Council Launch New Database of Green Building Products http://www.usgbc.org/articles/home-depot-and-us-green-building-council-launch-new-database-green-building-products <p><em>leedhomedepot.com offers information on products that may contribute to the requirements of the LEED® for Homes program</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/home-depot-and-us-green-building-council-launch-new-database-green-building-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/home-depot-and-us-green-building-council-launch-new-database-green-building-products#comments Media Wed, 07 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605856 at http://www.usgbc.org New and Updated Credits Introduced into LEED Pilot Credit Library http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-and-updated-credits-introduced-leed-pilot-credit-library <p><em>Library provides a proving ground for LEED users to guide the improvement of LEED rating system</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (Mar. 2, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) next update to the LEED green building program, LEED 2012, will include various updates to credits within the LEED Pilot Credit Library. As a flexible, interactive mechanism for testing proposed credits in the marketplace, the Pilot Credit Library gathers real-time feedback on credit usability and ability to meet a credit's intent.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-and-updated-credits-introduced-leed-pilot-credit-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-and-updated-credits-introduced-leed-pilot-credit-library#comments Media Fri, 02 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605858 at http://www.usgbc.org Third Public Comment Period for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program to Open Next Month http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-public-comment-period-update-usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-green-building-program-open-next-month <p><em>LEED 2012 draft focuses on providing a simple-to-use, technically advanced and more robust system</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (Feb. 13, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the third public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building program will open Mar. 1, 2012. The comment period, which will close on Mar. 20, marks the start of the LEED 2012 program delivery process.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-public-comment-period-update-usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-green-building-program-open-next-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/third-public-comment-period-update-usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-green-building-program-open-next-month#comments Media Mon, 13 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605872 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Selected as American Architectural Foundation’s 2012 Keystone Laureate http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selected-american-architectural-foundation%E2%80%99s-2012-keystone-laurea <p>Written by Robin Buckley<br /> American Architectural Foundation</p> <p><em>USGBC to be Honored at the Annual Accent on Architecture Gala in Washington, D.C.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selected-american-architectural-foundation%E2%80%99s-2012-keystone-laurea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-selected-american-architectural-foundation%E2%80%99s-2012-keystone-laurea#comments Media Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 2605887 at http://www.usgbc.org List of Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings Released http://www.usgbc.org/articles/list-top-10-states-leed-green-buildings-released <p>Washington, DC – (Jan. 19, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011, with Colorado being the leading state, with 2.74 square feet per person in 2011.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/list-top-10-states-leed-green-buildings-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/list-top-10-states-leed-green-buildings-released#comments Media Thu, 19 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 1730270 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council and 15 Partners Release Green Building Executive Action Report http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-and-15-partners-release-green-building-executive-action-report <p><em>Report provides new recommendations to the Obama Administration for accelerating progress on advancing energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. (Jan. 18, 2012) – Along with 15 partners, the U.S. Green Building Council today released a report that recommends nearly three dozen executive actions across 23 agency programs where the Obama Administration can drive the economic and environmental benefits of green building without new legislation.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-and-15-partners-release-green-building-executive-action-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-and-15-partners-release-green-building-executive-action-report#comments Media Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 2605899 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC and AIA Announce second Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-aia-announce-second-architecture-humanity-sustainability-design-fellow <p><em>Burtland Granvil, AIA, LEED AP, Selected to Head Haiti Sustainable Rebuilding Efforts</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (Jan. 12, 2012) – Two years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the process of rebuilding has taken another step forward with the selection of Burtland Granvil, AIA, LEED AP, as the new Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-aia-announce-second-architecture-humanity-sustainability-design-fellow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-and-aia-announce-second-architecture-humanity-sustainability-design-fellow#comments Media Thu, 12 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605916 at http://www.usgbc.org HOK Partners With U.S. Green Building Council on Design of New Orphanage and Children's Center in Haiti http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hok-partners-us-green-building-council-design-new-orphanage-and-childrens-center-haiti <p><em>Passive design principles and biomimicry give form to a sustainable, restorative environment for the children of Haiti</em></p> <p>NEW YORK – (Jan. 11, 2012) – HOK is the U.S. Green Building Council's official design partner for Project Haiti, a facility targeting LEED® Platinum certification that will replace a Port-au-Prince orphanage and children's center devastated by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti and killed 316,000 people two years ago, on Jan. 12, 2010.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hok-partners-us-green-building-council-design-new-orphanage-and-childrens-center-haiti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/hok-partners-us-green-building-council-design-new-orphanage-and-childrens-center-haiti#comments Media Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 2605924 at http://www.usgbc.org Square Footage of LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpasses New Construction http://www.usgbc.org/articles/square-footage-leed-certified-existing-buildings-surpasses-new-construction <p><em>Uptake signals green building market sea change</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (Dec. 7, 2011) – LEED-certified existing buildings are outpacing their newly built counterparts, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). As of this month, square footage of LEED-certified existing buildings surpassed LEED-certified new construction by 15 million square feet on a cumulative basis.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/square-footage-leed-certified-existing-buildings-surpasses-new-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/square-footage-leed-certified-existing-buildings-surpasses-new-construction#comments Media Wed, 07 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606079 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC Launches App Lab http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-app-lab <p><em>New applications to support the LEED certification process through the LEED Automation Program</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (Nov. 22, 2011) –The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched its online App Lab as part of its LEED Automation Program. The lab launched with eight applications, developed by LEED Automation Partners, and is designed for use with Internet browsers, tablets, smartphones and other devices.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-app-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-launches-app-lab#comments Media Tue, 22 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606083 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System Honored by Renewable Natural Resources Foundation http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-neighborhood-development-rating-system-honored-renewable-natural-resources-foundation <p><em>Green communities rating system recognized for outstanding achievements in the renewable resources field</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-neighborhood-development-rating-system-honored-renewable-natural-resources-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-neighborhood-development-rating-system-honored-renewable-natural-resources-foundation#comments Media Mon, 14 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606090 at http://www.usgbc.org Energy efficiency financing has potential to soar from $20 to $150 billion annually, creating over one million American jobs, according to new report http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-financing-has-potential-soar-20-150-billion-annually-creating-over-one-mi <p><em>Mobilizing large-scale financing by public sector is key to reducing emissions and saving businesses, households money</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-financing-has-potential-soar-20-150-billion-annually-creating-over-one-mi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-financing-has-potential-soar-20-150-billion-annually-creating-over-one-mi#comments Media Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606109 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi Elected Chair of World Green Building Council http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-president-rick-fedrizzi-elected-chair-world-green-building-council <p><em>Fedrizzi steps up in organization's tenth year, with plans to strengthen and grow local councils, raise voice and visibility of global coalition</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (Oct. 24, 2011) – Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The WorldGBC is a coalition of green building councils from 89 countries around the world.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-president-rick-fedrizzi-elected-chair-world-green-building-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-president-rick-fedrizzi-elected-chair-world-green-building-council#comments Media Mon, 24 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606113 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild Conference & Expo Closes with Inspiring Words for the Future of Green Building http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-conference-expo-closes-inspiring-words-future-green-building <p><em>23,000 delegates, sold out show floor demonstrate strength of green building movement</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-conference-expo-closes-inspiring-words-future-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-conference-expo-closes-inspiring-words-future-green-building#comments Media Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606127 at http://www.usgbc.org USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference Officially Kicks off in Toronto http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-conference-officially-kicks-toronto <p><em>23,000 leaders of the "regeneration" captivated by Friedman, Roberts, Fedrizzi, Farmer and others at the Air Canada Centre</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-conference-officially-kicks-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc%E2%80%99s-greenbuild-conference-officially-kicks-toronto#comments Media Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:12:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606156 at http://www.usgbc.org Greenbuild: Growing Green Building Market Supports 661,000 Green Jobs in the U.S.—a Third of the Design and Construction Workforce—According to New McGraw-Hill Construction Study http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-growing-green-building-market-supports-661000-green-jobs-us%E2%80%94-third-design-and-co <p>Media Contacts:<br /> Lisa Jaycox, Manager, External Communications,<br /> The McGraw-Hill Companies Information &amp; Media, +1 212-512-3272, <a href="mailto:lisa_jaycox@mcgraw-hill.com">lisa_jaycox@mcgraw-hill.com</a></p> <p>Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications,<br /> McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, <a href="mailto:kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com">kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com</a></p> <p><em>McGraw-Hill Construction kicks off Greenbuild with new research results, GreenSource event guide, and in-booth interviews with prominent green experts</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-growing-green-building-market-supports-661000-green-jobs-us%E2%80%94-third-design-and-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-growing-green-building-market-supports-661000-green-jobs-us%E2%80%94-third-design-and-co#comments Media Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2606171 at http://www.usgbc.org LEED Automation Program: Changing the LEED Certification Landscape http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-automation-program-changing-leed-certification-landscape <p><em>Master Series session at Greenbuild to highlight how program has helped accelerate LEED in the marketplace</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-automation-program-changing-leed-certification-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-automation-program-changing-leed-certification-landscape#comments Media Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606182 at http://www.usgbc.org 2011 LEED for Homes Award Recipients Announced http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2011-leed-homes-award-recipients-announced <p><em>USGBC recognizes excellence in the green residential building community at its Greenbuild Conference &amp; Expo in Toronto</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2011-leed-homes-award-recipients-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/2011-leed-homes-award-recipients-announced#comments Media Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606225 at http://www.usgbc.org New Leader at the Helm of WorldGBC http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leader-helm-worldgbc <p><strong>Toronto, Canada, Monday 3 October 2011:</strong> The World Green Building Council(WorldGBC) has appointed Rick Fedrizzi to the position of chairman, following the annual general meeting today.</p> <p>President, CEO and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Fedrizzi leads the world's largest national green building council. Under his direction, USGBC has undertaken a far-reaching agenda that has more than tripled its membership and broadened its influence.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leader-helm-worldgbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leader-helm-worldgbc#comments Media Mon, 03 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2606193 at http://www.usgbc.org World’s Largest Green Building Conference & Expo Headed to Toronto Next Week http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world%E2%80%99s-largest-green-building-conference-expo-headed-toronto-next-week <p><em>Greenbuild's economic impact on local economy an expected $26 million CAD with 25,000 delegates</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world%E2%80%99s-largest-green-building-conference-expo-headed-toronto-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world%E2%80%99s-largest-green-building-conference-expo-headed-toronto-next-week#comments Media Wed, 28 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606196 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Announces Recipients of 2011 Leadership Awards http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-recipients-2011-leadership-awards <p><em>Annual awards recognize industry's green building leaders and visionaries</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-recipients-2011-leadership-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-announces-recipients-2011-leadership-awards#comments Media Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606237 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Makes Commitment at Clinton Global Initiative to Build a New Orphanage and Children’s Center in Haiti http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-makes-commitment-clinton-global-initiative-build-new-orphanage-an <p><em>Project Haiti to be LEED certified; HOK providing pro bono design services</em></p> <p>New York (Sept. 20, 2011) – The U.S. Green Building Council's Project Haiti announced today at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting that it will build a brand new orphanage and children's center in Haiti as its Commitment to Action.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-makes-commitment-clinton-global-initiative-build-new-orphanage-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-makes-commitment-clinton-global-initiative-build-new-orphanage-an#comments Media Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Marisa Long 2606253 at http://www.usgbc.org World Green Building Week Kicks off Across the Globe http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-week-kicks-across-globe <p><em>USGBC joins countries celebrating green building &amp; communities</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (September 20, 2011) – Countries around the world are kicking off World Green Building Week, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is doing its part by helping move the green economy debate forward, locally and globally, through its participation in a series of events this fall. As a whole, the events support USGBC's efforts to make green cities and buildings pillars of sustainable economic development in all regions of the world.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-week-kicks-across-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/world-green-building-week-kicks-across-globe#comments Media Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Taryn Holowka 2606227 at http://www.usgbc.org Building Materials & Resources in the LEED 2012 Draft to Focus on Life Cycle Analysis and More Transparent Product Information http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-materials-resources-leed-2012-draft-focus-life-cycle-analysis-and-more-transparent <p>Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2011) – The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) next update to the LEED green building program, coined LEED 2012, will include updates to the Materials &amp; Resources (MR) credit category. The updates reflect thousands of write-in comments received through the first LEED public comment period and include changes to existing LEED credit categories as well as two new credit categories, Integrated Process (IP) and Performance (PF).</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-materials-resources-leed-2012-draft-focus-life-cycle-analysis-and-more-transparent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-materials-resources-leed-2012-draft-focus-life-cycle-analysis-and-more-transparent#comments Media Tue, 13 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606262 at http://www.usgbc.org Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold http://www.usgbc.org/articles/empire-state-building-achieves-leed-gold <p>Craig Bloomfield, Jones Lang LaSalle<br /> 312-228-2774, craig.bloomfield@am.jll.com</p> <p><em>Empire State Building Company, Jones Lang LaSalle and U.S. Green Building Council announce milestone achievement for World's Most Famous Office Building</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/empire-state-building-achieves-leed-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/empire-state-building-achieves-leed-gold#comments Media Tue, 13 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2606267 at http://www.usgbc.org GBCI Announces LEED Fellow Class of 2011 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-announces-leed-fellow-class-2011 <p><em>LEED Fellows represent green building industry's most accomplished professionals</em></p> <p>Washington, D.C. (September 6, 2011) – The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) today revealed the inaugural class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is GBCI's new and most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-announces-leed-fellow-class-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/gbci-announces-leed-fellow-class-2011#comments Media Tue, 06 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2606556 at http://www.usgbc.org 10,000th LEED Building Certified http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10000th-leed-building-certified <p><em>Major milestone marks achievement for green building market</em> </p> <p>Washington, DC (August 31, 2011) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has certified the 10,000th LEED commercial project. Created in 2000, the LEED green building program has become a global symbol of sustainable building certifying more than 1.4 million square feet of new and existing buildings every day.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10000th-leed-building-certified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/10000th-leed-building-certified#comments Media Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Emery Hartz 2606557 at http://www.usgbc.org New York’s Green Legacy Leaves Imprint on Greenbuild 2011 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-york%E2%80%99s-green-legacy-leaves-imprint-greenbuild-2011 <p><em>From hosting NY-based exhibitors and municipal leaders, to locally-themed workshops and educational sessions, NY is embedded into world's largest green building conference &amp; expo</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-york%E2%80%99s-green-legacy-leaves-imprint-greenbuild-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-york%E2%80%99s-green-legacy-leaves-imprint-greenbuild-2011#comments Media Fri, 26 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606563 at http://www.usgbc.org NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman and Political Commentator Cokie Roberts to Speak at Greenbuild 2011 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-0 <p><em>Esteemed thought leaders to frame a Resiliency Agenda, solutions for changing the status quo during world's largest green building conference and expo</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-0#comments Media Thu, 18 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606574 at http://www.usgbc.org NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman and Political Commentator Cokie Roberts to Speak at Greenbuild 2011 http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-r <p><em>Esteemed thought leaders to frame a Resiliency Agenda, solutions for changing the status quo during world's largest green building conference and expo</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-pulitzer-prize-winner-thomas-friedman-and-political-commentator-cokie-r#comments Media Thu, 18 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2605880 at http://www.usgbc.org Second Public Comment Period Now Open for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program http://www.usgbc.org/articles/second-public-comment-period-now-open-update-usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-green-building-program <p><em>Draft of LEED 2012 features updated language, scorecards; Reflects 6,000 public comments and recommendations collected</em></p> <p>Washington, DC – (August 1, 2011) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened the second public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building rating system. The comment period, which will close on September 14, 2011, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and on-going development of the LEED program.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/second-public-comment-period-now-open-update-usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-green-building-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/second-public-comment-period-now-open-update-usgbc%E2%80%99s-leed-green-building-program#comments Media Mon, 01 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606582 at http://www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council Welcomes New Board Directors http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-welcomes-new-board-directors <p><em>Board responsible for articulating and upholding the vision, values, mission of organization</em></p> <p>Washington, DC (January 19, 2011) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected officers and new directors to its 2011 Board of Directors. At elections that closed in December, USGBC's membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors:</p> <ul> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-welcomes-new-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-welcomes-new-board-directors#comments Media Wed, 19 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Katz 2606074 at http://www.usgbc.org