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USGBC+ Transforming Our Built Environment
March/April 2017: Education, Health, Connectivity

GBCI: 0920012507

Stories and strategies behind the world’s best green buildings
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

Published on: March 14, 2017

Average: 4.2 (36 votes)
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USGBC+ is the membership magazine of the U.S. Green Building Council.

To receive 1 hour of GBCI CE, first read the magazine online here, or the individual articles in the Additional Resources on the right. Then click "Take the quiz" on the right side of this page. Upon passing the quiz, your hour will be reported to GBCI and you will be able to download a certificate of completion.

In addition there is a short video available for one of the articles in this issue. Click on the image above to view.

In this issue:

Features

Education: “Elevating Education” - Education @USGBC is giving green building professionals wider and faster access to courses that help them expand their knowledge and maintain their LEED credentials.

Health: “Healthy Partnership” - Green Health Partnership aims to apply the market transformation principles of the green building movement to make health promotion standard within the built environment.

Connectivity: “Seamless Integration” - Touting 27 acres of transit-oriented space, the Blairs Master Plan in downtown Silver Spring may be the future of sustainable urban design.

LEED Impact Categories

Building performance: “Sustainable Lessons” - The public schools of Lake Mills are becoming high-performance centers of learning.

Community: “Learning By Design” - Green design features add a layer of learning to three acclaimed cultural institutions.

Ecosystems: “Bio Building” - Biologist and author Janine Benyus shares sustainable, nature-inspired solutions to some of the challenges facing today’s green building professionals.

Green economy: “Smart Park” - How parking garages are becoming the newest city parks.

Departments

LEED On: “Committed to Sustainability and Resilience” - Letter from our leaders

Community: “Accessible and Sustainable” - Ron Rambo brings a unique approach to green living.

Professional Pulse - Q & A with Jennifer Seydel, executive director of the of the Green Schools National Network

Objectives

  1. Describe sustainable features of the Blairs Masterplan in Maryland
  2. Identify how health promotion is becoming integrated in the built environment through a new LEED pilot credit
  3. Recognize how three acclaimed cultural institutions are integrating sustainable features
  4. Recognize nature-inspired solutions to green building challenges
  5. Identify how an elementary school is a high-performance center of learning

Series

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