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In Greenbuild 10.3.2014

Attend TalentFX at Greenbuild to build a career that matters

You're invited to TalentFX at Greenbuild 2014, coming to New Orleans, LA, this month. At TalentFX, you'll have the opportunity to join a gathering of rabble rousers, difference makers and agents of change — and hear from incredible speakers about how you can build a career that matters. Here's the agenda: Wednesday, Oct. 22 10:00-10:20 am: Building a Movement: USGBC Students 10:30-10:50 am: Sustainability Native 11:00-11:50 am: Industrial Facilities Career Mentoring, LEED...

In LEED 10.2.2014

Green tools for LEED users: Project certification options

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 service provider offering expertise that helps the project towards sustainability, we have an offering meant to help you reach your goals. Check out the options below that will help you enhance your business and apply LEED...

In LEED 10.1.2014

LEED addenda release: October 2014

The October 1st quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available. This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009. To view the changes: Visit the addenda database and search by 10/1/2014 Visit the credit library and select the "Interpretations” tab within each credit Download the Reference Guide Tables and redlined rating system Interpretations Six new LEED 2009 (10398-10405) and one LEED v4 (10406)...

In Media 10.1.2014

2014 LEED Fellows Announced

LEED Fellows represent an elite class of accomplished green-building professionals Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 1, 2014) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its 2014 class of LEED Fellows. This year’s 48 Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED Professionals. “The 2014 LEED Fellows are utilizing their extensive knowledge and experience in green building...

In Industry 10.3.2014

India, LEED & GRIHA: Owning the longer picture

“Recently, USGBC and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) formed a strategic partnership to accelerate the development of green buildings in India. LEED and Green Buildings Rating System India (GRIHA) are key solutions in this effort. I would like to introduce everyone to the extraordinary Mili Majumdar, director of sustainable habitat at TERI. Her organization, headed by the remarkable Dr. R K Pachauri, were in town last week for the 5th U.S.-India Energy Partnership put on by...

In Center for Green Schools 10.2.2014

Registration now open for fifth year of Campus Conservation Nationals

It takes three weeks to form a habit, and this spring, were asking college students and staff to do just that—form a habit of conservation! From February through April 2015, colleges and universities participating in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world. Program registration is open now through Nov. 7, 2014, and is open to both...

In LEED 10.1.2014

New modules for the LEED web-based reference guide

With the launch of LEED v4, USGBC introduced a new format for the LEED reference guides: web-based. Integrated into the LEED credit library, this resource combines all of the information in the hard copy/pdf versions of the guides with additional videos, tutorials and templates. It was built so that we could continuously add to it, making it a resource that continues to grow. With this quarter’s addenda release, we’ve added three new modules for Homes and Multifamily Midrise...

In LEED 10.1.2014

LEED ACPs now available for South America

USGBC has worked closely with members of the LEED International Roundtable in South America to develop Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED 2009 BD&C projects in South America. The ACPs were developed specifically to meet the needs of LEED projects in South America after representatives from Argentina GBC, GBC Brasil, Chile GBC, Colombia GBC, and Peru GBC met with USGBC in Santiago, Chile in September 2013. In Santiago, the South American members of the LEED International Roundtable...

In Media 10.2.2014

Executive Bench Expanded at USGBC

USGBC CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi announces expansion of USGBC’s top executive team (Washington, D.C.) Oct. 2, 2014 - U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi today announced an expansion of USGBC’s top executive team. Roger Platt, USGBC’s Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Law, will assume the title of President, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEED, will now serve as USGBC’s...

In Center for Green Schools 10.2.2014

Get to know our newest Green Schools Fellow: Kristen Trovillion

The Center for Green Schools launched the Green Schools Fellowship program in 2011 to place sustainability officers in school districts around the country. More and more school systems are realizing that they need to put more focused attention on resource efficiency, health and wellness, and environmental literacy; and these important topics get the dedication they need when sustainability is someone’s job. Our fourth Green Schools Fellow, Kristen Trovillion, is taking that job and...

In Education 10.1.2014

Pre-order: LEED professional exam prep (LEED v4)

Looking for LEED exam prep? Study materials for the LEED professional exam, featuring LEED v4 content, are now available for pre-order. LEED Green Associate exam prep Course: LEED Green Associate v4 Exam Prep (created by USGBC Education Partner Everblue) Publication: LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide (created by USGBC Education Partner American Technical Publishers) LEED BD+C exam prep Course: LEED AP BD+C v4 Exam Prep (created by USGBC Education...

In LEED 10.1.2014

When consumers talk, businesses listen

These days, I often hear my peers complaining about a perceived lack of agency. For example, midterm elections are predicted to have little affect on partisan gridlock in Congress, and despite a massive public outcry, net-neutrality is still at risk of becoming a thing of the past. The power of the vote and the voice, I am told, is just not what it used to be.  I can certainly empathize with this, but I find it all too often overlooks one outstanding outlet for expression: consumption....

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