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Published on 20 Mar 2017 Written by Doug Widener Posted in Community

To celebrate the launch of USGBC Ohio, we are offering a 50 percent discount on individual memberships through April 18, 2017.

Join us to be part of all the work we are doing to advance green building and sustainable...

Published on 20 Mar 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in Community

What do you think of when you hear the words "slum" or "poverty"? When Dr. Antwi Akom hears those words, he thinks of genius and hotbeds of green innovation. He thinks of masters of “TAO”: people...

Published on 20 Mar 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

The Saudi Green Building Forum (SGBF) has become the newest member of USGBC’s LEED International Roundtable...

Published on 17 Mar 2017 Written by Doug Widener Posted in Advocacy and policy

Join USGBC Ohio as it hosts "Statehouse Day" at the Ohio Statehouse on Tues., April 25, 2017. This is an opportunity to meet with key state legislators to introduce them...

Published on 16 Mar 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Community

This article was co-authored by Nicholas Firmand.

The LEED Fellow is...

Published on 16 Mar 2017 Written by Sheri Brezinka Posted in Advocacy and policy

On March 9, more than 30 USGBC Minnesota architects, contractors, LEED professionals and community leaders gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to stress the importance...

Published on 15 Mar 2017 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in Community

The LEED European Summit, co-hosted in Berlin by USGBC, GBCI and the...

Published on 15 Mar 2017 Written by Julia Pergolini Posted in Community

It's back—USGBC's second annual LEED Bracket Madness. Joining in the lively competition of March Madness taking place all over the U.S., at USGBC headquarters we're cheering on our favorite teams in the annual NCAA college basketball tournament. 

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Published on 14 Mar 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Did you know that LEED doesn't just work for buildings, but it works for cities and communities too?

In addition to building certification, LEED also includes a certification pilot structured for cities to measure and improve performance, focusing on outcomes from ongoing sustainability...

Published on 14 Mar 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED Addenda are issued regularly to update USGBC's LEED rating systems and reference guides with any changes or improvements. They clarify, correct, interpret or provide alternative language to the current rating system guidance....

Published on 13 Mar 2017 Written by Debra Becker Posted in Industry

Honeywell has long been a pioneer in deepening facility sustainability and developing green technologies to foster energy efficiency in buildings across the world. So, it was only fitting that we set...

Published on 13 Mar 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

This article is part of a series that provides an overview of the requirements and options in LEED.

In a previous article, we explained...

Published on 10 Mar 2017 Written by Kate Revuax Posted in Advocacy and policy

On March 6, USGBC Iowa Market Leadership Advisory Board members and supporting USGBC staff met with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of State Paul Pate, and Governor Terry Branstad to advocate for the implementation...

Published on 10 Mar 2017 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

Questions about perception and reality have been part of philosophical discourse since the beginning of recorded time. Is what we perceive real? Is there more to it than we can see? A professor once pointed out to me that we see things differently once we experience them, that children who have...

Published on 09 Mar 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

On March 23, the 2017 Green Building Japan Spring Symposium will take place in Tokyo, Japan. Mahesh Ramanujam, president...

Published on 09 Mar 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

At USGBC, we know the marketplace is changing fast. In the past few years, the green business and sustainability industries have grown dramatically, and it seems that we are frequently adding new certification and credentialing opportunities to our efforts. We also know that it can be hard to...

Published on 08 Mar 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Advocacy and policy

Join USGBC for a cross-sector dialogue on energy efficiency solutions at the 2017 Better Buildings Summit in Washington, D.C., this spring. USGBC is an...

Published on 08 Mar 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Industry

GBCI is now offering the Zero Waste Business Associate certificate program, which trains professionals to help businesses get to zero waste and to guide...

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