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Published on 15 Feb 2017 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

You've made the big decision—you're going to pursue LEED v4 certification using the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.

We offer many resources for LEED project...

Published on 14 Feb 2017 Written by Tracie Hall Posted in Education

The 15th annual New York State Green Building Conference, taking place March 30–31 in Syracuse, New York, will feature presentations by several...

Published on 14 Feb 2017 Written by Steph Leonard Posted in Community

The second annual Fargo Frostival kicked off on Jan. 27, with an outdoor celebration of live music, food, fire pits, carriage rides and cocoa. Though many Fargo community members enjoyed this celebration, others were preparing for the next day’s festivities, the Kids Winter Boot Camp...

Published on 14 Feb 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

The January/February 2017 issue of USGBC+ covers a range of current green building topics, from setting goals to reach net zero waste at your company to sharing best contractor practices that help achieve LEED certification.

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

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Published on 14 Feb 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Using LEED Online is the best way to streamline the way you manage the progress of your project and its documentation, whether you're working on a LEED v4 or LEED 2009 project.

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Published on 13 Feb 2017 Written by Katherine Osterman Posted in Community

This past year, Nebraska Flatwater, Minnesota, and North Dakota integrated their...

Published on 13 Feb 2017 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Community

Applications are now open for the first ever USGBC Arizona Leader Awards, to be celebrated at the ...

Published on 10 Feb 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

As an organization, USGBC's call to action is to execute ideas that drive innovation and transformation. Our shared vision—of regenerative buildings and communities that sustain all life within a generation—is as inclusive as it is actionable, and I firmly believe that our...

Published on 09 Feb 2017 Written by Rachel Gilbert Posted in Community

Award winners represent excellence in sustainability, leadership and innovation

Helena, Mont.—(Feb. 9, 2017)—Today, USGBC Montana announced the winners of its Sustainability...

Published on 09 Feb 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

As a member of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), USGBC is pleased to announce the BCSE’s release of the 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook...

Published on 09 Feb 2017 Written by Kirsten Swanson Posted in Education

USGBC Arizona will host the second webinar of the Best in the West Region Webinar Series in 2017. The webinar will present an overview of the WELL Building Standard...

Published on 08 Feb 2017 Written by Nick Firmand Posted in Community

Interested in becoming a LEED Fellow or know someone else who would be a great candidate? USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2017 class of LEED Fellows.

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Published on 08 Feb 2017 Written by Nicholas Firmand Posted in Community

"LEED Fellow" designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by GBCI. Here are the answers to some of the questions you may have about applying for the LEED Fellow...

Published on 07 Feb 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Center for Green Schools

In the LEED Lab course, students participate in the entire LEED O+M process, choosing one building on their campus that they work toward certifying. These students facilitate the full certification timeline, taking...

Published on 07 Feb 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

USGBC's LEED v4 Reference Guides show you how to navigate a LEED project from registration through certification. As the first stop for project teams, they offer:

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Published on 06 Feb 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC now offers a how-to guide for organizing in-person workshops at your school. Use this guide to empower school stakeholders to transform the learning environment. The guide, ...

Published on 06 Feb 2017 Written by Gautami Palanki Posted in LEED

In this series, USGBC experts will share thoughts on the advent of Arc and what it means for the future of LEED and a better built environment:...

Published on 03 Feb 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

With the new administration taking shape, the future form of the much-debated Clean Power Plan is unclear, though change is certain. However, there are still many opportunities for...

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