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Published on 04 Aug 2014 Written by Emma Pettit Posted in LEED

This article is part 2 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." Read part 1.
 
As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in...

Published on 01 Aug 2014 Posted in LEED

Wondering what to do when choosing a rating system isn't as simple as black and white?

LEED v4 addresses 21 different types of buildings and spaces, but how do you know which one to choose when you've got a mixed use space?

Enter the 40/60 rule. This model provides guidance...

Published on 01 Aug 2014 Written by Theresa Backhus Posted in Industry

EPA has just launched its third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design challenge for college and university students.

Student teams, working with a faculty...

Published on 01 Aug 2014 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

Today, I joined Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) in a press conference call he hosted to introduce his new bipartisan legislation, the PREPARE Act (Preparedness and Risk management for Extreme weather Patterns Assuring Resilience). Joining several co-sponsors, Cartwright introduced the bill in...

Published on 01 Aug 2014 Written by Meghan Shannon Posted in Community

What makes Emerging Professionals (EPs) the future of USGBC?

This is a quick story about how I’m matching my career and my convictions, and how you can, too!...

Published on 31 Jul 2014 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Media

Move Will Facilitate LEED Certification Process and Support Green Building in Global Hubs

Washington, D.C. — (July 31, 2014) — Today, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the third-party certification body for the LEED (Leadership in...

Published on 31 Jul 2014 Written by Sharon Grant Posted in Advocacy and policy

A recent market research study revealed that Idahoans value energy efficiency. In fact, 65% of them favor...

Published on 30 Jul 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in LEED

The great Rick Fedrizzi recently noted that “our homes play the biggest role in our lives. They bookend our days… Imagine if all people started their days from a sustainable home, with a native...

Published on 30 Jul 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media

GopalaKrishnan.P Selected to Lead the Business Development and LEED Support Hub in India

Chennai, India — (30 July 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces two new hires for its new LEED hub, which is based in Chennai. GopalaKrishnan....

Published on 29 Jul 2014 Posted in LEED

You've decided to pursue LEED v4, but you're looking for some guidance to select a rating system before you register your project.

Here's how to use the guidance below:

  1. Identify an appropriate rating system
  2. Determine the best adaptation
  3. ...

Published on 29 Jul 2014 Written by Hannah Debelius Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools is thrilled to introduce six new organizers for Green Apple Day of Service 2014.

The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on...

Published on 28 Jul 2014 Written by Kehan DeSousa Posted in Community

Nominate yourself today for the 2015 Board of Directors.

Online applications are open until Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 5 pm PDT.

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