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In International 05.26.2016

Greenbuild is international: Translated guide for China

Greenbuild 2016 Iconic Green is just a few short months away, and our international team is preparing.   For our friends and leaders in China, we'd like to share a translated guide to the conference. China continues to drive sustainability at a global scale, thereby creating a more sustainable future, securing the health and well-being of millions and further accelerating its position as a global leader. In fact, China is now the second largest market for LEED outside of the...

In Center for Green Schools 05.25.2016

Apply for an EDspaces grant: Help schools enhance their learning environments

Across the country, there is a shift toward more efficient, healthier and greener schools, spurred in part by sustainable design and purchasing trends that shape today’s cutting-edge learning environments. One of the premier events for practitioners is EDspaces, the only international trade show and conference that gathers professionals who design, equip and manage learning environments, as well as the manufacturers and service providers who support their work. Attendees will be...

In International 05.24.2016

LEED Earth Project Pioneers: India’s first LEED v4 Platinum building

USGBC’s mission is to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all, and it is committed to accelerating the adoption of LEED in new and existing markets.  LEED Earth offers certification at no cost to the first Platinum project in any country to certify using the newest version of LEED (v4). It also offers free certification to the first project to be LEED-certified in one of the more than 100 countries where LEED has yet to take root.  The LEED...

In Center for Green Schools 05.20.2016

LEED Lab: Your ticket to a career in sustainability

One of the biggest draws of the LEED Lab course is that it prepares students far beyond just giving them an understanding of LEED and green building projects—it actually prepares them to succeed in 21st century sustainability careers. In the LEED Lab course, students participate in the entire LEED O+M process, choosing one building on their campus that they work toward certifying. In the process, students learn valuable skills applicable to any professional field. But LEED...

In LEED 05.26.2016

It's a beautiful day in Charlotte’s Brightwalk neighborhood

Charlotte’s newest community just might make you want to put on your red cardigan and start singing, “won’t you be my neighbor?”  The Brightwalk community was recently certified LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND); it’s the first and largest project in North Carolina to receive this designation outside of the LEED-ND pilot program, which was launched in 2010. On Tuesday, the community unveiled its new sign at a green celebration, which highlighted the...

In Media 05.24.2016

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Pilot Credit: Building Material Human Hazard...

New credit continues push for better understanding and decision making around building materials & products Washington, D.C.—(May 24, 2016)—Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit—Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment, which encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases. “LEED v4, the latest version of the...

In International 05.24.2016

Kick off Green Apple Day in Latin America

Join USGBC and SUMe on Monday, June 6 for a one-hour webcast to kick off Green Apple Day of Service 2016 in Latin America. When: Monday, June 6, 11:00 a.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. Mexico Daylight Time On this call, you will Hear from members of the green building community in Mexico who have organized successful Green Apple Day of Service events over the past four years. Get ideas for sustainability service projects you can implement in your community. Learn about all the resources available...

In LEED 05.19.2016

New LEED pilot credit establishes Integrative Process for Health Promotion

Protecting human health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change has been a focus of the green building movement since its inception. With changing weather patterns and matured understanding of the relationship between climate change and health, the need for climate change mitigation and adaptation could not be more evident. However, in addition to the macro-level positive health impacts attributed to green building, there is increased recognition of the more...

In Community 05.25.2016

Army medical center seeks LEED Silver [USGBC+ May/June 2016]

This article was originally published as "Healing Hospitals" in the May/June issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. The global architectural firm HDR Inc. was in the middle of designing a new military hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in 2007 when news broke about substandard conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The news that some of the U.S. Army’s wounded veterans were being treated in a moldering, dilapidated setting launched an investigation and a directive from...

In Industry 05.24.2016

Last chance to secure early adopter pricing for SITES

Early adopter pricing for SITES expires next Tuesday, May 31—take advantage of this offer and register your project today! Any project that registers between now and May 31 will save $1,500 on paid registration and registration/certification bundle fees. For USGBC and ASLA members, that means that registration will only be $1,000!  If you have a project that you know will be pursuing SITES in the future, it’s to your advantage to register now....

In LEED 05.24.2016

Honor your achievements in green home building: The 2015 LEED Homes Awards

The deadline to enter the 2015 LEED Homes Awards is fast approaching. Don’t miss an opportunity to showcase your achievements in residential green building by submitting your nomination by this Friday, May 27, 2016.  The annual LEED Homes Awards recognize developers, homebuilders and projects that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the residential green building marketplace. Awards are given to best-in-class multi- and single-family residential and affordable housing...

In Industry 05.19.2016

Learn about EDGE in our free and engaging course

Have 30 minutes to spare?  Want to learn all about EDGE? Take our new, free and engaging course: Introduction to EDGE. An innovation of International Finance Corporation, EDGE is a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient. EDGE comprises a web-based software application, a global standard and a certification system. GBCI administers EDGE certification in nearly 120 countries around the world and is...