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Published on 19 Jan 2017 Written by Monica Kanojia Posted in Industry

Applications are open to submit your organization for the Advanced RTU Campaign's annual awards. This campaign encourages commercial building owners and operators to replace their old rooftop unit air-conditioning systems (RTUs) with...

Published on 18 Jan 2017 Written by Kirsten Swanson Posted in Education

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 18 Jan 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Looking for a way to stand out in today’s job market? Become a LEED Green Associate and signal to the industry at large that you’re all in: committed to sustainable, high-performance buildings and...

Published on 17 Jan 2017 Written by Megan Ritchie Saf... Posted in Community

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Shontae Hewlett. Shontae was a valued member of USGBC, and she will be greatly missed. As a LEED Specialist on the Technical Customer Service Team, Shontae helped project teams implement LEED and GRESB and was a dedicated LEED Coach...

Published on 17 Jan 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The nation’s education, environmental and business leaders take the stage to motivate, inspire and teach our community each year at the Green Schools Conference and Expo. Presented by the ...

Published on 17 Jan 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED v4 takes everything that was successful about LEED 2009 and streamlines it to create a more flexible user experience. One of the ways USGBC has done that is to develop a new set of...

Published on 13 Jan 2017 Written by Heather Goetsch Posted in Community

Give your time, skills and talent to greening all the places and spaces you love in Wisconsin! USGBC Wisconsin volunteers serve in personally and...

Published on 12 Jan 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

Right now, more than 82,000 commercial projects are participating in LEED—equivalent to more than 1.4 billion gross square meters (GSM) of space worldwide. And every day, about 170,000 GSM of space achieves LEED certification in more...

Published on 12 Jan 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Starting today, you can discover and access green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States in the new USGBC Public Policy Library. The library is an interactive platform that shares details...

Published on 12 Jan 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

As I get settled into my new role as president and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, I am deeply grateful...

Published on 11 Jan 2017 Written by Holly Baird Posted in Community

As of January 2017, USGBC Tennessee and Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW) still have $73,886 of LEED incentive funds available to be awarded to certified...

Published on 11 Jan 2017 Written by Anna Svensson Posted in Education

USGBC Wisconsin professionals have several upcoming chances to learn from Seventhwave, a USGBC member, education partner and USGBC...

Published on 11 Jan 2017 Written by Julia Feder Posted in Education

The LEED AP BD+C credential distinguishes you as an expert in the LEED for Building Design and Construction rating system. It demonstrates advanced knowledge in the design and construction phases of building projects. We’ve created this...

Published on 11 Jan 2017 Written by John Dalzell Posted in Advocacy and policy

In 2007, as green building practices continued to grow as a viable tool for reducing the environmental impacts of buildings, Boston made an unprecedented commitment to urban sustainability by enacting ...

Published on 10 Jan 2017 Written by Lloyd Ramsey Posted in Community

As the incoming chair of the USGBC Arizona Market Leadership Advisory Board, I want to extend my gratitude for all the hardworking USGBC members, partners and volunteers in the state of Arizona. I have been involved with...

Published on 10 Jan 2017 Written by Hannah Jane Brown Posted in Advocacy and policy

Next time you take a walk around your city, look around. Is there green infrastructure near you? If not, there might be soon! Green infrastructure is becoming a more widely adopted strategy for addressing city challenges and goals.

In addition to taking root in climate action planning,...

Published on 10 Jan 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

It's 2017—will this be the year you earn that LEED credential? Take advantage of that fresh January motivation to commit to earning your LEED Green Associate or LEED AP professional credential.

Green building is growing...

Published on 06 Jan 2017 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Industry

In July 2016, USGBC Georgia and the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition (MGCAC) proposed the creation of a "Green Corridor" in the Middle Georgia region. Since July...

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