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In LEED 07.14.2014

Rebuilding for resilience: Q&A with Make It Right's Tom Darden

USGBC's new free report, LEED in Motion: Residential, highlights the numbers, knowledge and resources you need to keep pace with the rapidly growing green residential market.  Download the full report for more interviews and project highlights from best and brightest minds in the industry.  Make it Right believes everyone has the right to live in a high-quality, healthy home that enhances the natural environment. Tom Darden leads efforts to rebuild safe,...

In LEED 07.10.2014

LEED in India Q&A with LEED Fellow Deepa Sathiaram

Deepa Sathiaram, LEED Fellow and executive director of En3 Sustainability Solutions Pvt. Ltd., has worked on over 450 LEED projects in India and over 50 LEED projects globally. What's Deepa's key takeaway from all of this experience? "LEED sets a benchmark of excellence in performance which you do not get, nor will you get, with other standards. That puts you on a completely different level." With USGBC executives on a multi-city visit to India this week, hear what Deepa has to say...

In Industry 07.8.2014
The LEED Silver Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

LEED project certification update: June 2014

In our new recurring monthly feature, we'll be taking a look at LEED certification activity each month, broken out by LEED rating system and location. Be sure to check out the LEED project directory for a closer look at LEED projects in your area and around the world. Total projects certified in June: 351 New Construction: 165 Commercial Interiors: 67 Existing Buildings: 42 Core and Shell: 34 Retail CI: 28 Schools: 9 Retail NC: 3 LEED Italia: 2 LEED for Healthcare: 1 Square footage certified...

In LEED 07.8.2014

LEED Green Associate exam: The basics

The LEED Green Associate demonstrates a solid understanding of green building principles and practices. Here are the basics about the exam. Exam Development All LEED exams are developed and regularly updated by a global network of Subject Matter Experts and meet the specifications of a job analysis. The exams assess your abilities at three hierarchical cognitive levels: recall, application and analysis. Recall: These items assess a your ability to recall factual material that is...

In Community 07.11.2014

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper July 2014

Click the links below to download our latest USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Did we mention that it's free?   1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet View previous freebies, and let us know in the comments: what wallpaper designs would you like to see?    //  

In LEED 07.9.2014

International market briefs: Get your green building data from around the world

As USGBC looks overseas to foster further momentum in our mission to transform the built environment, we are excited to announce our latest real-time data platform: international market briefs. To complement the U.S. state market briefs released in the spring, these new data visualizations give a snapshot of what LEED looks like in countries across the globe. You can now find a direct link to both the state and country market briefs on the right side of the advocacy campaigns page. So...

In Community 07.8.2014

Nominate yourself to join the 2015 Board of Directors

Nominate yourself today for the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors, and take part in shaping USGBC’s strategic direction.  Click the links below to submit your nomination for the following seats. Product Manufacturer (pdf)The Product Manufacturer seat is open to a senior-level executive whose sustainable building product systems and/or materials contribute to transforming the marketplace for green buildings and communities. A thought leader in regional, national, or...

In LEED 07.7.2014

LEED Online now available for LEED India Projects

As part of USGBC’s ongoing, expanded support for LEED in India, LEED projects in India can now register in LEED Online. LEED Online has recently been improved to streamline your experience. Learn more. Quick facts for LEED in India India currently has 1,675 registered and certified LEED projects with 66 million gross square meters.  At this time, India is also home to 621 LEED professionals and 54 USGBC members.

In Industry 07.10.2014

You’re invited to VERGE Salon: Data Solutions in Cities and Real Estate

Big data is transforming real estate and cities around the world. The growth of smart buildings and smart cities is enabling new services, revenue opportunities, and models for stakeholder engagement. Join USGBC’s Scot Horst and Chris Pyke, as well as speakers from the White House, Rockefeller foundation, NYC Mayor’s office and more to discuss the most pressing trends in cities and real estate.  VERGE Salon NYSept. 16, 2014William & Anita Newman Conference Center, Baruch...

In LEED 07.8.2014

Recycling around the office at USGBC

For most of us, recycling is second nature, and when given the opportunity, we choose to put our paper products, cans or bottles, in the recycling bin. But recycling can occasionally become a burden, when we have items that we're not sure about or when there's not a recycling stream available. One reason that recycling can be a challenge is the lack of a uniform process across private and public spaces, cities, states and even countries. The process is different depending on where you live or...

In LEED 07.8.2014

Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School: Where “Every Day is Earth Day”

Many schools claim to have a commitment to sustainability, but few do quite like Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School in Morrisville, Pa. Two years ago, the school underwent a massive renovation that included upgrading 56,000 square feet of existing space as well as adding a 28,000 square foot wing that with a new library, classrooms, and an entry pavilion. Efficient air conditioning was also added, parking lots were remodeled and a new playground was constructed. Through these modifications,...

In LEED 07.7.2014

In the Know with Maggie and Joe

We know. It’s been ages since we've connected with our fellow readers but Maggie, my office wife and copilot, has not stopped nagging me to get a post up. So here we are! Since it's been some time we’ll jump right in, but first some breaking news: USGBC and TERI Collaboration: Today, USGBC and TERI inked a deal to be strategic partners in India — the third largest market for LEED. The collaboration was confirmed during a multi-city visit to India with USGBC executives...

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