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Published on 08 Aug 2014 Posted in Community

Peter Melvin Wege, a philanthropist, an activist, and an executive, passed away at the age of 94 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His memorial was July 11, 2014. His impact as a pioneer in sustainability, an advocate for environmentalism and green building, and the Steelcase Inc. heir and founder of...

Published on 08 Aug 2014 Posted in Industry

Register today for WELL 2014, the first annual conference of the International WELL Building Institute.

WELL 2014 is the perfect event for design, construction, and real estate professionals who want to lead the...

Published on 07 Aug 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

The LEED Dynamic Plaque, our building performance monitoring and scoring platform, is making waves in the news. Read on to find out what the media have to say about this game-changing tool — and visit leedon.io to learn more and get...

Published on 07 Aug 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Community

This piece by Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, appears in the just-released July/August issue of USGBC+, the new membership magazine of USGBC. Read the...

Published on 06 Aug 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in LEED

What is green building? It's a simple question that we get a lot here at USGBC, but not one where it's always easy to find a simple answer. 

The definition of green building

Green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment...

Published on 06 Aug 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in LEED

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

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Community

Save money and increase the value of your home with improvements that make a difference.

If you had $10,000 to invest in your home, would you install an energy-saving cool roof with a lifetime warranty? Or maybe you’d benefit more from low maintenance fiber-cement siding?...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in LEED

Today we have released another report in our popular LEED in Motion series. LEED in Motion: Brazil details green building activity and momentum in the nation that is the fifth largest market for LEED-certified projects outside of the U.S...

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

Kristen Trovillion Chosen as 2014 Fellow and Will Serve as Full-Time Sustainability Officer for the District

GRAND RAPIDS — (Aug. 5, 2014) — Grand Rapids Public Schools and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the district has been...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media

Brazil is the Fifth Largest Market for LEED-Certified Projects Outside the U.S.

São Paulo, Brazil — (Aug. 5, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its LEED in Motion: Brazil...

Published on 05 Aug 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

USGBC's new, free report, LEED in Motion: Residential, highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market. 

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Published on 04 Aug 2014 Written by Erin Emery Posted in Community

Nominations have been submitted. Now it’s time to vote for the finalists in our Best of Building Awards.

Voting will take place from August 4-22, 2014.* 

The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best green products, projects,...

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