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Published on 21 Aug 2015 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in International

Two things stand out when one looks across the skylines of São Paulo and Rio. The iconic blue Fortlev water tanks dot the roofs of many homes and...

Published on 21 Aug 2015 Written by Logan Taylor Posted in LEED

Consistently, Citibank remains a global leader in the realm of sustainable construction with over 200 plus LEED-certified spaces worldwide. In South America alone, Citibank has certified two projects, one in...

Published on 21 Aug 2015 Written by Tara Martinez Posted in Industry

This article was originally published on monarchmetal.com on Aug. 12, 2015. Read the original version.

In some small way, each of us knows the value of wood as a...

Published on 20 Aug 2015 Written by Nicolette Mueller Posted in LEED

Mexico City: It’s a place famous for its pre-Colombian civilizations, its cuisine and culture, and as the megacity once ranked as the #1 most polluted city in the world.

Today the city is a rising leader in sustainability and urban innovation, with aggressive work...

Published on 20 Aug 2015 Written by Andrew Condon Posted in Community

For this USGBC Podcast, we spotlight an organization like no other, whose mission is seldom addressed, but deeply needed.

Centered around the development of training courses to provide practical green education and a pathway toward green career placement for armed service veterans,...

Published on 20 Aug 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

In Brazil, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are over 24 million gross square meters of LEED space and there are more than 990 LEED-certified projects. Brazil is the number four market for LEED...

Published on 19 Aug 2015 Written by Elsbeth Quispel Posted in Industry

Ever since GRESB was started, performance indicator data from real estate portfolios has been part of its assessment. Due to the importance of this Aspect in the GRESB Survey and the impact it has on participants’ organizations in...

Published on 19 Aug 2015 Posted in LEED

Valued at $19 billion, the world’s largest provider of athletic attire, equipment, and footwear, owns and operates factories and logistics centers worldwide. From an environmental standpoint, Nike has invested heavily in sustainable technology and business practice. In 2012, Nike opened...

Published on 19 Aug 2015 Posted in LEED

As a rising senior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), I have seen my campus respond to environmental problems with powerful, adaptive sustainability initiatives. Recent turf-replacement projects like drought-tolerant landscaping and artificial turf—installed on the...

Published on 18 Aug 2015 Written by Megan Sparks Posted in Industry

The WELL Building Standard is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and wellbeing. WELL Certification begins with registration through ...

Published on 18 Aug 2015 Written by Julie Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last month, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and green|spaces released a regional sustainability website highlighting best practices in the region. It includes an action-packed...

Published on 18 Aug 2015 Written by Carol Rosenfeld Posted in Industry

By requiring the development of key performance indicators and a system for tracking and continuously improving them, ISO 14001, the International Organization for Standardization’s voluntary benchmark for environmental management, provides a strong foundation for measuring and analyzing...

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