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Top 10 States for LEED 2015: Mercy Ridge Retirement Center

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The 2015 Top 10 States list honors transformative efforts at the state level to create healthier, more energy- and water-efficient places to live, learn, work and play. In 2015 alone, 1,633 projects were certified in the United States—equivalent to an incredible 275 million square feet. 

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    Amanda Sawit made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Amanda Sawit

Content Specialist U.S. Green Building Council
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Greening higher education: Q&A with Julian Keniry of NWF

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In the third installment of our blog series on sustainability in higher education, we talk with Julian Keniry, co-founder of Campus Ecology at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and senior director for campus and community leadership.

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    Amanda Sawit made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Amanda Sawit

Content Specialist U.S. Green Building Council
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United Nations and GWU convene sustainability leaders

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In late January, George Washington University (GWU) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) brought together leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors for a half-day conference on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Pathways Post-Paris.

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Grant Olear

Green Building Policy Associate U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED® Exam Prep 101: A Practical Approach to Acing the LEED® v4 Green Associate Exam

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GBCI and IDEA Commit to Enhanced Collaboration on Microgrids, District Energy and CHP

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World’s leading green credentialing body and industry association collaborate to increase deployment of cleaner, resilient energy grids for more sustainable cities, communities and campuses

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Marisa Long

Public Relations & Communications Director U.S. Green Building Council
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Course preview: Social equity credits and LEED [video]

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With Education @USGBC, you can grow your green building knowledge online, anytime. Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?

Check out the preview below of this month's featured course, Social Equity Credits and LEED, created by USGBC Massachusetts.

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Melanie Share

Project Manager, Education Platforms U.S. Green Building Council
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What a PEER-certified grid looks like in Chattanooga

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Last week, Chattanooga’s smart grid, operated by EPB, became the first major utility to earn PEER certification. Amid the excitements and events, PEER was on hand celebrating performance, efficiency and customer value in the energy market. Owned and administered by GBCI, PEER is modeled after LEED as a comprehensive framework for defining, assessing and verifying the overall sustainable performance of electricity delivery system design and operations.

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Kunal Gulati

Product Marketing Specialist U.S. Green Building Council
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