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Published on 04 Nov 2014 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

We know that no two companies are the same, and each has its own unique culture, needs, goals and processes. With that in mind, we want to make LEED work for you.

Whether you're connected to the project from the building owner/manger side or you're a green building...

Published on 04 Nov 2014 Written by Nia Lindsey Posted in Greenbuild

At Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans we were jazzin' it up.

Were you there? Find your photo.

Here are some of the jazziest photos.


Published on 04 Nov 2014 Posted in Media
Photo credit: Rob Moody

Benefits of LEED-Certified Homes: Savings, Value, Well-Being, Trusted

Homes don’t merely have an outsized impact on our personal lives, they are also a critical piece of the broader building industry. The National Association of Home Builders reports that as of the...

Published on 04 Nov 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in Community

This article is the second installment in a series of tips and best practices for making your home more sustainable. Read the first article.

So, you've officially...

Published on 04 Nov 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in LEED

In this recurring monthly feature, we take a look at LEED certification activity in October 2014, broken out by rating system and location, as well as newly certified LEED projects in the news. Be sure to check out the LEED project directory ...

Published on 03 Nov 2014 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

The end of the year is almost here, and the Center for Green Schools is excited to recognize the “Best of Green Schools” 2014 leaders: people, schools, campuses and organizations making a big difference in their...

Published on 31 Oct 2014 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Community

For Halloween this year, our LEED plaque got all dressed up. Check out the costumes below.

Wishing you a Halloween with more treats than tricks!

Pumpkin LEED plaque

This LEED plaque has a little joke for you:...

Published on 30 Oct 2014 Written by Ted Senet Posted in Industry

California could be the first major economy in the world to abandon fossil fuels as its primary energy source. California’s strategic energy policies foster an economic climate which generates funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and innovative technology. In particular,...

Published on 30 Oct 2014 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Media

School Districts to Receive Hands-on Sustainability Support

Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 30, 2014) – The Center for Green Schools at USGBC announced today the 2014 recipients of its school district scholarship program. The...

Published on 30 Oct 2014 Written by John Mandyck Posted in Industry

The artistic brilliance of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes are often said to take one's breath away. An instinctive act of reverence for time-tested talent—but, in reality, the simple act of breathing, exhaling carbon dioxide, by the Chapel’s six million annual visitors has...

Published on 29 Oct 2014 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED

Nike Store: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LEED for Commercial Interiors: Gold Certified January 2013

LEED certification is the way Nike is able to verify and track its sustainability efforts and confirm that overall goals are being met. Nike states: “LEED is both...

Published on 29 Oct 2014 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

USGBC Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in both LEED and professional education. The Faculty designation recognizes professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and/or sustainability. USGBC Faculty also maintain well-...

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