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Published on 09 Dec 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

On Feb. 25, 2015, the LEED AP Neighborhood Development (ND) exam will begin featuring LEED v4 content and project experience assessment. (The LEED Green Associate and other LEED AP exams were already updated to reflect the v4 rating system in June 2014; ...

Published on 09 Dec 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Industry

This holiday season, as we all gather to celebrate the things that truly matter—friends, family, and many other blessings—let us also remember an equally important responsibility that we all share: the continued health of our planet.

The holiday season may seem like the...

Published on 09 Dec 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

USGBC Education Partners are leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. You can access their courses on ...

Published on 08 Dec 2014 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Industry

I am here this week in Peru, a country poised to be a leader in green building and sustainability for all of South America, and the host of this week’s COP20 meeting. This conference—part of the United Nations Environment Programme's Framework Convention on Climate Change—feels...

Published on 08 Dec 2014 Posted in LEED

Water is one of the world’s most valuable and essential natural resources. In Peru, water is a scarce resource and on average Peruvians have to spend a staggering S/.10.00 Soles per cubic liter (USD$4.00). Compounding the problem is a lack of wastewater standards and regulations. Peru...

Published on 08 Dec 2014 Posted in Community

I recently had the chance to be part of the first #LUNCHnLEED Twitter chat hosted by the USGBC Georgia Chapter and my company, ...

Published on 05 Dec 2014 Written by Joel Todd Posted in LEED

This article is co-authored by Joel Ann Todd, chair of the LEED Steering Committee from 2009 through 2013, and Susan Kaplan, President and Founder of...

Published on 05 Dec 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

The two sustainability leaders become partners of the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All Initiative’s Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform

LIMA - (Dec. 5, 2014) – The U.S. Green Building Council...

Published on 04 Dec 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in Industry

This article is the fourth installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable. Check out the first article on behavioral changes you can make to...

Published on 04 Dec 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Industry

Ho Chi Minh City is a place where lessons of culture, history and our global economy are woven into its very fabric.

I’m here with UTC Building & Industrial Systems as a part of its fourth annual...

Published on 03 Dec 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in October 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out USGBC's LEED project directory...

Published on 03 Dec 2014 Posted in Industry

Globally, so many communities face multidimensional threats, hazards, and disasters. And, as social and economic loss from these impacts continues to increase, development with a renewed focus on sustainability and resilience can offer opportunities for mitigating the financial, environmental,...

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