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Published on 17 Mar 2014 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. — March 17, 2014 — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Heather Joy Rosenberg, an independent sustainability consultant, as its 2014-2015 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. In this role, she will provide thought leadership on issues of social equity...

Published on 17 Mar 2014 Written by Rick Fedrizzi Posted in Industry

At the U.S. Green Building Council, we are leading a global effort to create more sustainable world, and our impact extends well beyond buildings. We’re about protecting the environment and working to build better and stronger communities.

Which is why I’m...

Published on 17 Mar 2014 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

Green Building Leadership across the World’s Megacities

To accommodate the expected increase in urban population of 2 billion people before 2030, will require the equivalent of 200 new cities the size of Paris.[1]

There is no...

Published on 14 Mar 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
Joinville, Brazil, home to GM's new LEED Gold plant. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

GM Has First LEED Certified...

Published on 12 Mar 2014 Written by Renee Daigneault Posted in Community

Looking for a new way to bring green building education to your community? The USGBC San Diego Chapter’s Green Assistance Program is bringing sustainable design strategies to non-profits in Balboa Park,...

Published on 12 Mar 2014 Written by Joshua Lasky Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is proud to announce the expansion of Community Green, thanks to the continued and generous support of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Launched in 2012, Community Green ...

Published on 12 Mar 2014 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Time to know some of the green building and LEED “known knowns!”

My dear and esteemed colleague, Maggie, knocked me last week for my home state's (Ohio) failure to make USGBC’s ...

Published on 10 Mar 2014 Written by Christopher Law Posted in LEED

Have you considered volunteering with LEED?

LEED committee volunteers play a critical role in developing and maintaining the LEED rating system. The U.S. Green Building Council is holding an open call for self-nominations of qualified applicants to serve as members of LEED committees and...

Published on 10 Mar 2014 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy
Image Courtesy of Jones Lang Lasalle

We know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Simply put, trust must be earned.

This is where third-party certification comes in. It holds businesses accountable for what they say is true, and it signals to...

Published on 10 Mar 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

You've made up your mind. You're ready to step up your game and become a LEED professional.  

Here's what you need to know about the application:

First things first: the eligibility requirements

    ...

Published on 07 Mar 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
The National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips, but also be sure to check out our other green building news post from today that reveals the truth behind the “...

Published on 07 Mar 2014 Posted in Industry

Don’t be fooled, the Environmental Policy Alliance isn’t the “EPA” you might think. The group behind recent attacks on LEED is run by the notorious Washington, D.C., lobbyist Richard Berman, who works on behalf of special interests under the guise of policy and research...

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