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  • Published President Obama, India and LEED The annual and very popular Delhi half marathon took place last November. Covering 13.3 miles, 12,000 runners participated with more than 20,000 others taking part in...January 27, 2015
  • Published LEED helps Singapore leverage new government investments of $100 million in energy efficient technologies In Singapore today, a number of companies are building and acquiring data centers to support their business activity. As a result, the Singapore government recently...August 29, 2014
  • Published Green building and LEED in Taiwan As a LEED fellow of ours recently quipped, many people who experience a LEED building often say: “There’s something nice about this building that we have...August 22, 2014
  • Published China: Three companies, three tales of leadership With each visit I make to China I continue to stand in awe of the presence of LEED and the leaders behind it. After my second trip to China this year, I can assure you...July 24, 2014
  • Published Collaborators, not competitors - the case for dual certification in China Hello from China. I have spent the last couple of weeks traveling all across Asia with my USGBC colleagues, finding inspiration at every stop. Throughout the trip, I've...June 23, 2014
  • Published EMSI: 100 LEED Certified Projects and Counting The other day I had the honor of presenting EMSI—a long-time partner of USGBC’s—with a LEED plaque for their 100th LEED-certified building in mainland...June 11, 2014
  • Published China, green buildings and human health: The time to act is now In China, a country that defines global leadership, there is visible indication that we have stressed Mother Nature far beyond her limits. It is time to bring...May 12, 2014
  • Published Healthy buildings and healthy people: The next generation of green building Remarks delivered by USGBC COO Mahesh Ramanujam at the Tenth International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo in...March 28, 2014
  • Published Making history in present tense The thing about Washington, D.C. is that it’s filled with historically significant buildings. From the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, from the Old Stone...December 19, 2013
  • Published An oasis in the desert As an arid country growing like few others in the world despite its desert climate, leaders in Qatar have achieved a sense of urgency and big-picture understanding...November 27, 2013
  • Published Green fast food Last week in Beijing, China I had the honor of presenting Yum! Brands Inc. with a LEED Gold plaque for their first LEED certified fast food restaurant in the nation...September 25, 2013
  • Published In Good (and Green) Company It’s no secret that business as usual is changing: A Deloitte study found that 90 percent of companies have set goals for their electricity and energy management...October 31, 2012
  • Published Small Tasks for Momentous Change: Green Apple Day of Service 700 million children around the world walk into primary schools each morning. These students are supported by parents, teachers, and communities that work to provide...September 24, 2012
  • Published LEED: A Global Reinvention “Invent because you must.” Tom Sachs’ adage is a fitting mantra for our International vision for LEED. As the market and the passion for LEED grows around the world, we...August 15, 2012