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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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Published on 23 Jun 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Industry

We visited New Orleans with Make It Right, an organization that builds healthy, high-efficient and safe homes for people and communities in need.

Forty percent of LEED for Homes units fall into the affordable housing sector, and...

Published on 23 Jun 2014 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

Hello from China.

I have spent the last couple of weeks traveling all across Asia with my USGBC colleagues, finding inspiration at every stop. Throughout the trip, I've had time to reflect on where green building is today and where it is headed in the future.  

As the green...

Published on 23 Jun 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in LEED

Are you interested in becoming a LEED professional but you're not sure if you're eligible?

Here's the good news — you are eligible!

Wondering how that's possible? 

USGBC offers two categories of LEED professionals: 

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Published on 20 Jun 2014 Written by Dorothy Stoneman Posted in Community

With roughly 38 million U.S. households eligible for weatherization, 19 million abandoned properties, rising energy costs and environmental impacts that disproportionately threaten poor communities, it is time to unleash the power of every communities’ most untapped resource—its...

Published on 20 Jun 2014 Written by Kimberly Lewis Posted in Community

We're excited to introduce one of our most recent Above and Beyond Volunteers, Jeffrey Florey.

Above and Beyond Volunteers are volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding...

Published on 19 Jun 2014 Written by Kehan DeSousa Posted in Community

Take part in shaping USGBC’s strategic direction and nominate yourself for the 2015 Board of Directors.

The five open seats for the 2015 Board are:

  • Product Manufacturer:...

Published on 19 Jun 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

LEED in Motion: Residential highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green homes market. In it, you'll find key statistics on the size and growth of the...

Published on 19 Jun 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media

Report Ranks the Top States for LEED Certified Homes: California, New York and Texas Top the List

Washington, D.C. (June 19, 2014) —The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-...

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