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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...

Published on 03 Feb 2017 Written by Courtney Yan Posted in LEED

This article is the first in a four-part series about demand response.

Energy use has long been a focus of USGBC. Historically, LEED energy use strategies focused on efficiency: reducing the amount of energy used to perform...

Published on 02 Feb 2017 Written by Lynn N. Simon Posted in Community

Over his 20-year career as an architect, Bill Worthen worked to better connect policy, practice and design through the power of collaboration, sustainability and storytelling. To the world, he was a...

Published on 01 Feb 2017 Written by Dannie Miller Posted in Education

After months of receiving proposals, committee deliberation and merging proposals together, USGBC Colorado is excited to officially announce the 2017...

Published on 31 Jan 2017 Written by Julia Feder Posted in Education

You want the best courses, and we've got them. Check out this month's selection of three courses to grow your LEED, green building and sustainability knowledge. 

In January, increase your knowledge of key concepts in...

Published on 31 Jan 2017 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Education

The annual PACENation Summit is the only national conference focused completely on property assessed clean energy. This year’s conference will take place Feb. 13–15 in Denver, Colorado, and is on track to have over 450 attendees...

Published on 31 Jan 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Center for Green Schools

Where are institutions pursuing LEED Lab?

We are excited to announce that with the start of a new semester, we have added five new universities and one new country to our list of institutions participating in LEED...

Published on 31 Jan 2017 Written by Marta Drzymala Posted in LEED

The January 2017 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.

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Published on 31 Jan 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED has become the international standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance structures. Curious about what makes LEED v4 different? It's designed to up the ante with a more flexible, performance-based...

Published on 30 Jan 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Community

USGBC Idaho and Hewlett Packward are hosting a one-day SITES rating system workshop on Feb. 23. You...

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