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Published on 25 Feb 2015 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Industry

In the past week, both Citi and Kaiser Permanente, two active USGBC members, have made significant commitments to reduce their...

Published on 25 Feb 2015 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Industry

You're invited to attend the 6th annual GRIHA Summit 2015.

GRIHA Summit 2015
March 12-14, 2015
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India

Join over 600 professionals from the building and...

Published on 25 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Many of the elements of green building are not new or even unique. Before the widespread availability of inexpensive fossil fuels for energy use and transportation, builders understood the principles of passive design, capturing sunlight and wind for natural lighting, heating, and cooling. In...

Published on 25 Feb 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Support increases with knowledge of LEED’s positive impact on job creation and cost savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 25, 2015) — The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system has strong bipartisan support...

Published on 24 Feb 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Under the Energy and Independence and Security Act of 2007, the General Services Administration (GSA) is charged with reviewing green building rating systems and making a formal recommendation for their use by federal agencies. Regarding LEED, in...

Published on 24 Feb 2015 Written by Giovanna Araujo Posted in Community

For the past seven years USGBC has made Greenbuild accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to attend through a scholarship program. At last year’s Greenbuild, 156 individuals received some type of scholarship to Greenbuild. Scholarship recipients represent a diversity of...

Published on 24 Feb 2015 Written by stephen demers Posted in Education

What if I said to you that I could streamline your operations and usage of materials and energy, get your organization a better brand name and improve your businesses image, and improve your workforce productivity, all while improving profits? Would you jump to accept the offer?


Published on 23 Feb 2015 Posted in Media


This year it is estimated that 40-48% of new nonresidential construction will be green, equating to a $120-145 billion opportunity1

62% of firms building new single-family homes report that they are doing more than 15% of their projects green...

Published on 23 Feb 2015 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

As Secretary Kerry and the State Department announced a new leadership program on air pollution, I’m reminded of the Department’s strong record of leadership in green building.

Last week I had the honor of joining Secretary of State John Kerry and EPA...

Published on 23 Feb 2015 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

USGBC Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in professional education, training, and facilitation. The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable...

Published on 23 Feb 2015 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

What is LEED for Homes?

A home is more than just shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building—but especially homes.

Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating...

Published on 20 Feb 2015 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

Looking to grow your green building knowledge?

Check out February's top three courses created by USGBC Education Partners.


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