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Published on 17 Oct 2014 Posted in Media

MARKET IMPACT

By 2015, an estimated 40-48% of new nonresidential construction by value will be green, equating to a $120-145 billion opportunity1

U.S. respondents to a 2012 international survey projected that 58% of their building activities in 2015 would...

Published on 17 Oct 2014 Written by Charles Jennes Posted in Community

Each year since 2011, the Save Money, Save Energy Home Makeover Sweepstakes has given one lucky winner the opportunity to fulfill their green living dreams with a cash prize to use for home renovations.

We invite you to become a 2015 Sweepstakes sponsor.

As a sponsor, your...

Published on 17 Oct 2014 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Industry

Talk of algae arriving on the scene as a game-changing source of energy is nothing new; for years there has been significant discussion but not nearly as much action as supporters might like. However, things may be shifting, albeit slowly, toward a more favorable environment for algae to...

Published on 17 Oct 2014 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe arrived yesterday morning at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Richmond, VA, to make a major announcement on energy efficiency. (Yes, you read that correctly; we were at the DMV).  

This particular DMV, through an innovative collaboration...

Published on 17 Oct 2014 Posted in Media

What is LEED? LEED, or Leadership in Energy...

Published on 17 Oct 2014 Posted in Media

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous, healthy and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building...

Published on 17 Oct 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

You're looking for interesting courses to grow your building knowledge and we've got them. 

Check out this month's top three courses.

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Published on 17 Oct 2014 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Greenbuild

If you're booked to join us in New Orleans for Greenbuild 2014, make a plan to visit the USGBC at Greenbuild booth (#2101) to say hello!

We'll be there from Wednesday, Oct. 22 through ...

Published on 16 Oct 2014 Written by Scot Horst Posted in LEED

LEED is the only globally consistent green building rating tool. This consistency provides a platform to share best practice in building around the world. But because environmental and climate conditions, codes, standards and laws vary in different places, we have developed Alternative...

Published on 16 Oct 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Community

This article is the introduction of the 2014 September-October Issue of USGBC+ written by Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author.

There is widespread belief that climate initiatives are either top-down or...

Published on 16 Oct 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. - (Oct. 16, 2014) – Hanley Wood, USGBC and EMerge Alliance announced today that the world’s first Net Zero Zone will be unveiled at the 2014 Greenbuild...

Published on 16 Oct 2014 Written by Scot Horst Posted in LEED

Design is defined as “an intentional purposeful plan.” To me, that always has meant that the quality of the design has to do with the dimensions that it addresses. The better the design, the greater the dimensions. Good design is beautiful and functional but also responsible and...

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