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Published on 05 Jan 2017 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

We have revitalized this recurring feature to make it more dynamic and easier to read! From now on you will be able to check in quarterly on LEED certification activity, broken out by achievement level, rating system and location. We will...

Published on 05 Jan 2017 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in LEED

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the U.S. EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHPP) and USGBC will co-host a webinar about CHP-equipped district energy in LEED and ...

Published on 04 Jan 2017 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Community

The 2.1-million-square-foot iconic structure that is home to Atlanta’s Ponce City Market has not only achieved LEED Gold, it's also received the...

Published on 04 Jan 2017 Written by Kate Revuax Posted in Education

Martha Norbeck, USGBC Iowa Market Leadership Advisory Board Member, guest teaches for Sustainable Construction Science students before their LEED Green Associate exam.

Pull onto the Kirkwood Community College campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and it’s hard to...

Published on 04 Jan 2017 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

December was a big month for building efficiency in U.S. cities. The cities of Orlando, Los Angeles and Denver have adopted policies that double down on the power of information through building energy and water benchmarking.

As with setting successful New Year’s resolutions, you...

Published on 03 Jan 2017 Written by Doug Pearson Posted in Industry

What goes into measuring and improving building performance? Building performance strategies can cover a wide range of topics. Each strategy is important, yet each is just one aspect of what it takes to achieve a successful project.

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Published on 03 Jan 2017 Written by Steph Leonard Posted in Community

USGBC Minnesota’s recent work with Guadalupe Alternative Programs (GAP) is leading to a long-lasting relationship. GAP began in 1967 as an option for those who had...

Published on 03 Jan 2017 Written by Rodney Bischof Posted in Community

What percentage of your time is spent in a built environment, from a building to a city block? 75 percent? 80 percent? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 90 percent...

Published on 03 Jan 2017 Written by Jared Blum Posted in Industry

This article was previously published on Dec. 7, 2016, as "Toward resiliency: The construction industry should focus on building more resilient structures to withstand natural disasters," by Professional Roofing Magazine,...

Published on 22 Dec 2016 Written by Sandra Doherty Posted in Community

Your support of the USGBC North Carolina community demonstrates your leadership in transforming the built environment and supports education and advocacy to regenerate and sustain healthy and prosperous communities...

Published on 22 Dec 2016 Written by Kathryn Lovda Posted in Education

As USGBC works to create and expand its global partnerships, local green building communities across the U.S. are exploring new ways to collaborate as a region. In the Mountain West Region, which includes the Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico communities,...

Published on 22 Dec 2016 Written by Julie Peterson Posted in Community

At the USGBC Central Plains annual holiday gathering, held at Boulevard's Beer Hall, the Market Leadership Advisory Board took the opportunity to honor retiring Hallmark employee and outgoing USGBC Central Plains board...

Published on 22 Dec 2016 Written by Tyler Mortenson Posted in Community

USGBC Montana is seeking submissions for the Montana Sustainability Awards, as well as for speakers for our upcoming 2017 Annual Summit.

Montana Sustainability Awards

With the 2017 summit, we will once again look at...

Published on 22 Dec 2016 Written by Jacob Daniel Frie... Posted in Community

USGBC North Dakota held its annual Green Focus ND conference on Nov. 17, 2016, in North Dakota State University's LEED-certified ...

Published on 22 Dec 2016 Written by Peter Dahl Posted in Community

The USGBC Minnesota community is where sustainability happens in Minnesota. I serve on its market...

Published on 22 Dec 2016 Written by JOHN BEST Posted in Community

Many green building professionals and advocates are feeling uncertainty about legislative and political accomplishments at the national level, such as the Clean Power Plan and the recently signed Paris Agreement. At USGBC Greater Virginia, we wanted to emphasize that we...

Published on 21 Dec 2016 Written by Melanie Colburn Posted in Community

Not sure if you’re a member of USGBC Northern California? There’s an easy way to check.

Having USGBC Northern California membership is separate from working for a company that is a ...

Published on 21 Dec 2016 Written by Eric Cutler Posted in Community
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