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Published on 05 Jan 2015 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

On Nov. 7, 2014, Maple Dale School in Fox Point, Wisconsin made history. The school was the first in the world to earn certification under the LEED v4 Operations and Maintenance...

Published on 22 Dec 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in Community

It's that time of year especially meant for merry-making with family and friends, and all of us at USGBC would like to wish you happy holidays—may yours be merry, sustainable and bright!  

Published on 22 Dec 2014 Posted in Center for Green Schools

Annie Donnelly is the Best of Green Schools 2014 honoree in the Moment for the Movement category. Annie recently authored a children’s book titled '...

Published on 22 Dec 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

Looking to grow your green building knowledge?

Check out December's top three courses.

1. LEED for Starters: A Contractor’s...

Published on 19 Dec 2014 Written by Mark Teschauer Posted in Advocacy and policy

Because planning decisions reverberate across decades the planning profession plays a major role in enabling sustainable solutions in communities across the country. When planners give consideration to sustainability and integrate it into the planning process they magnify a community's...

Published on 19 Dec 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Industry

In the first essay of this series I told you about power that consumers have to shape the manufacturing and product development practices of their favorite brands through broad-based...

Published on 18 Dec 2014 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

Three years ago, students from Dunloggin Middle School went on a field trip (we all remember those, right?) to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. They were learning about the Bay’s ecosystem, and while dredging an oyster reef found only one live...

Published on 18 Dec 2014 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Media

New collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 18, 2014) – In recognition of the importance of sustainable parking facilities...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

Have you met the new LEED Online platform? Built to provide a smoother and faster user experience, it was released in December 2013 for teams registering LEED v4, LEED for Homes and Campus projects.

USGBC is now extending access to LEED 2009 commercial projects.   

On...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Kevin Hydes Posted in LEED

I admit it, I too get comfortable with the way things are. It requires so little mental effort to just keep on doing what you’re doing and getting what you get. But if you aspire to be a leader, if you're determined to make a difference, you have to jerk yourself out of your comfort...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in Community

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

Ben Franklin is credited with saying at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and I would argue that those words hold as much truth in them now as they did in 1776.

Today, we...

Published on 17 Dec 2014 Written by Julia Pergolini Posted in Community

When it comes to holiday gift giving, we all know someone who's a little tricker to buy for than most. Would they appreciate something silly or humorous? Something logical and practical? Should you be creative, useful, or both?

Well lucky for you, when it comes to shopping for your...

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