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Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

When it comes to sustainability, data is ushering in a new era of green performance. Thanks to the digital age, our ability to capture data is virtually limitless, and the information we gather has the ability to drive better decisions—economically, socially and environmentally.

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Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED v4 is the newest version of LEED, more specialized and designed for a better user experience. Its credits and prerequisites raise the bar on green building, improving the fundamentals of previous versions while offering...

Published on 12 Jun 2017 Written by Kathryn Lovda Posted in Community

Proposals are now being accepted for the 11th annual USGBC Colorado Green Schools Summit.

According to USGBC’s Center for Green Schools, a green school...

Published on 12 Jun 2017 Written by Kirsten Swanson Posted in Greenbuild

Do you believe everyone deserves healthy, safe, efficient green spaces in which to live, work, learn, and play? USGBC seeks community changemakers who share our vision and have the drive to make green buildings and sustainable communities accessible to all people and populations.

Take the...

Published on 12 Jun 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

At this year’s Better Buildings Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy from May 15–17 in Washington, D.C., public and private stakeholders seized the opportunity to share their challenges and successes in...

Published on 09 Jun 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Feature image: Lai Jianyan, Senior Vice President of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd., with Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI.

On June 7, USGBC entered into a strategic partnership with...

Published on 09 Jun 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, was the keynote presenter to elected officials, government professionals, industry experts and other...

Published on 08 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Community

Your status as an expert in green building, with a LEED credential, allows you to be a leader in sustainability in many ways. Through your projects, activities and teaching, you help make the built environment and your whole...

Published on 08 Jun 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

On June 15, USGBC will be participating in a LEED and Industrial Facilities Roundtable in Belgrade, Serbia. Organized by ENERGO Group, a USGBC...

Published on 07 Jun 2017 Written by Mara Baum Posted in Community

Demystifying the WELL Building Standard

The WELL Building Standard, which builds on the success of and complements the LEED rating system, is playing an increasing role in...

Published on 07 Jun 2017 Written by Kate Revuax Posted in Community

The USGBC Iowa community held its annual meeting on May 18, and were happy to partner with Kum & Go, a local sponsor, USGBC member and user of...

Published on 06 Jun 2017 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

June 6, 2017—(Washington, D.C.)—This week is the High Performance Building Coalition’s High Performance Building Week. USGBC is one of 200 HPBC members that support policies and legislation that advance the next...

Published on 06 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

The May/June 2017 issue of USGBC+ covers a range of current green building topics, from biobased building materials to greening cities.

Take a look at four of our top stories from the issue:

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Published on 06 Jun 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

The state-of-the-art Stephen Sondheim Theatre was the first Broadway house to earn LEED Gold. Designed to create the highest-quality environment for audiences, cast and crew...

Published on 06 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Community

Are you looking for a way to further your green building connections and engage with other LEED professionals online? LinkedIn groups are a great way to share ideas, challenges and updates related to all things LEED.

Some of these...

Published on 05 Jun 2017 Written by Jill Watkins Posted in Community

This spring, the USGBC West Virginia Market Leadership Advisory Board held a strategic planning session focused on 2017–2018. Following the community’s 2016 alignment with the national USGBC organization, the...

Published on 05 Jun 2017 Written by Roger Platt Posted in LEED

LEED for Cities, USGBC's pilot certification system, is a dynamic assessment tool for increasing sustainability and quality of life at both the city and community levels. Delivered through...

Published on 02 Jun 2017 Written by Laura Jelich Posted in Community

In September 2016, the City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) launched the expansion of the Better Buildings Challenge–...

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