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Published on 27 Jun 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Industry

Building industry professionals and owners are placing increasing attention on health in design and construction plans according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction. USGBC was a contributing partner to...

Published on 27 Jun 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Industry

Designing for Disaster, a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., showcases the critical role of building design...

Published on 27 Jun 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in LEED

If you ask my friends to describe who I "am" for you, I'm willing to bet their answer will mention that I have a thing for elephants. Not surprisingly, it's almost impossible these days to read anything about elephants that doesn't mention their current plight in the face of increasingly...

Published on 26 Jun 2014 Written by Asa Foss Posted in LEED

The final results of the LEED v2008 Homes Energy Update ballot are in with a final tally of 88% in favor of the rating system update — exceeding our goal of 66.7%. 

Here's the category breakdown for the results:

  • 96% approval from those in the user category...

Published on 26 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Hungry for more green building knowledge?

Check out this month's top three courses.

1. Speech Privacy & Sound...

Published on 26 Jun 2014 Written by Erin Kante Posted in Greenbuild

For the last seven years, my company, Bradley Corporation has been a loyal exhibitor at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Greenbuild is the best expo because it provides a...

Published on 26 Jun 2014 Written by Erin Emery Hartz Posted in LEED

A new study of job postings from across the country indicates that demand for LEED Green Associates and LEED APs has grown 46% in the last twelve months....

Published on 25 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Community

Membership is the heart and soul of USGBC. And with USGBC membership there's something for everyone.

What types of membership are available?

Published on 25 Jun 2014 Written by Kate Hurst Posted in Greenbuild

At Greenbuild 2013 the green building community came together to participate in 200 educational sessions, build a city of 700 booths in the expo hall, and dance to the likes of Bon Jovi.

All of this networking, learning, and...

Published on 25 Jun 2014 Written by Nils Kok Posted in Industry

In 2010, I analyzed the uptake of “green” certification in the U.S. commercial property market, explaining the differences in diffusion across markets and over time. But...

Published on 24 Jun 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. — (June 24, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its Conference and Events team has earned certification under ISO 20121: 2012, a new standard signifying excellence in sustainable event planning and management.

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Published on 24 Jun 2014 Written by Erin Emery Hartz Posted in Community

We're excited to announce our inaugural USGBC Best of Building Awards.

The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making impact in green building.

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