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Published on 11 Aug 2016 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Media

The number of LEED projects in Brazil has increased by 30 percent since 2015

São Paulo, Brazil—(Aug. 11, 2016)—Today, the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) released its 2016 ...

Published on 10 Aug 2016 Written by Theresa Backhus Posted in Industry

Energy infrastructure can have a significant environmental and social footprint and lead to landscape-level impacts, even while serving as a necessary development pathway. Voluntary standards and rating systems are recognized as some of the most effective tools to drive innovation in sustainable...

Published on 10 Aug 2016 Written by Dean DiPietro Posted in LEED

Are you hoping for a LEED® review to be completed this year, before Greenbuild? If so, be sure to submit for review on time! See below for application deadlines based on typical...

Published on 10 Aug 2016 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

The concept of resilience took center stage at the State of Resilience Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The event, presented by...

Published on 10 Aug 2016 Posted in Community

This article was originally published as "Extra Credit" in the July/August issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.

Green building is a dynamic industry that continually evolves. As new technology emerges,...

Published on 09 Aug 2016 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

Freddie Mac announced yesterday their Multifamily Green Advantage program, a suite of offerings rewarding borrowers who improve their properties to save energy and water with discounted...

Published on 09 Aug 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

It all began with a spark. Back in the prehistoric era, animals, plants and even our ancestors decayed and returned to the soil, becoming the resources we now call "fossil fuels." Compressed into the earth in the form of oil and coal, fossil fuels gave us the power to create electricity by...

Published on 09 Aug 2016 Posted in Community

How do we make massive change toward sustainability in our industry happen more quickly? Stricter codes and regulations would definitely help force the issue with resistant owners and developers and raise the bar for all projects, but to sell progressive sustainability to the public and make...

Published on 09 Aug 2016 Written by Hannah Jane Brown Posted in Industry

“Imagine this design assignment: Design something that makes oxygen, sequesters carbon, fixes nitrogen, distills water, makes complex sugars and foods, changes colors with the seasons, and self-replicates.” —William McDonough, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We...

Published on 08 Aug 2016 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Much of the news coverage and social media attention from last week surrounded speeches at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia. Beyond the formal business of ratifying the party platform and nominating candidates, the DNC served as a backdrop for many elected officials...

Published on 08 Aug 2016 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in LEED

This year’s LEED® Committee call for volunteers closes on Monday, Aug. 15, at 5:00 p.m. PST.  If you’re interested in catalyzing market transformation in the...

Published on 08 Aug 2016 Written by Heidi Kunka Posted in Community

USGBC has appointed Heidi Kunka as the new director of ...

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