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Published on 11 Apr 2017 Written by Kirsten Swanson Posted in Community

Every year, USGBC offers scholarships to make Greenbuild accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to attend. 88 individuals received a scholarship to attend Greenbuild 2016 in Los Angeles. Scholarship recipients...

Published on 11 Apr 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC, in partnership with Second Nature, recognizes higher education institutions every year for their leadership in sustainability and climate change mitigation, on campus and in their community. Applications to the 2017...

Published on 11 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

If you're involved in the green building industry, or you're just passionate about sustainable communities, you probably know about LEED. But what about when your friends or colleagues ask about LEED? Have you ever wished you had some facts...

Published on 10 Apr 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Community

LEED is a global rating system, and every day, USGBC is working to ensure that our tools and resources support all project teams—no matter the time zone or language.

Please help us by spending a few minutes taking ...

Published on 10 Apr 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In our previous article...

Published on 07 Apr 2017 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Community

The American Institute of Architects 2017 Conference on Architecture is rapidly approaching. Here are all the best ways you can connect with USGBC and SITES in...

Published on 06 Apr 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

China is seeing incredible growth and industrialization. With that industrialization and the rise of manufacturing, though, comes an impact on the environment and on air quality. The Chinese government has ...

Published on 06 Apr 2017 Written by Julia Feder Posted in Education

Education @USGBC is your source for high-quality green building and sustainability education. With more than 500 courses to choose from, our new playlists take the guesswork out of finding the right course for you....

Published on 05 Apr 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Parkview Green in Beijing became mainland China’s first mixed-use LEED Platinum building in 2009. Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification possible, yet the team behind Parkview Green was...

Published on 05 Apr 2017 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in Education

Join us in Orlando, Florida, on April 26 for a half-day workshop on LEED v4. During this event, USGBC subject matter experts will walk attendees through the strategies, credit requirements and support tools that make up the newest...

Published on 05 Apr 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Industry

Here in the Northeast, we've been warming up into spring following the unexpected March storm, Stella. Summer will be here before we know it—and with the rising temperatures, we’ll see rising energy bills.

Solar panels are a great way to offset energy costs, reduce the...

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Yi Wen Posted in Industry

The Taikoo Hui Mall project in the Tianhe area of Guangzhou, China, recently achieved LEED Platinum status under LEED O+M: Existing Buildings....

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

UN Habitat recently released the report Building Sustainability Assessment and Benchmarking. Given the potential for the...

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

USGBC's pilot credit library facilitates the introduction of new credits to the LEED rating systems. The process allows projects to test more innovative credits that haven't...

Published on 03 Apr 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In our previous article,...

Published on 31 Mar 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

As soon as today, the Montana State Senate is expected to consider SB 330, legislation that would authorize Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing throughout the state. If enacted, the bill would allow...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Sheri Brezinka Posted in Community

At USGBC Minnesota, we like to think that every day is Earth Day, but we have some extra special opportunities planned in April to allow all of our volunteers to celebrate with us. Whether you prefer volunteering to clean and...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Roger Limoges Posted in LEED

We’re building the first ever LEED-certified orphanage and children’s center in Haiti.

How it started

Immediately following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, USGBC’s former president, CEO and founding chair,...

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