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In Media 2016-04-13 13:48

U.S. General Services Administration Adopts SITES, GBCI’s Land Development and

Washington, D.C.—(April 13, 2016)—The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced it has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program. Owned and managed by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), SITES is the most comprehensive program for sustainable land development and management and is used by landscape architects, engineers, architects, developers and policymakers to align land development with innovative sustainable design. “Land is a...

In Media 2016-04-08 10:53

Greenbuild Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Overall waste diversion rate of 84 percent and 70 percent regional food sourcing among highlights for hometown event in Washington, D.C., at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C.—April 8, 2016—USGBC and Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate have released the 2015 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on energy use and waste management at the 2015 Greenbuild...

In Media 2016-04-05 14:28

USGBC Announces Quarterly Addenda to LEED

New materials addenda designed to foster holistic transformation in the building product industry Washington, DC—(April 5, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the quarterly addenda to LEED, which includes several materials addenda designed to foster holistic transformation in the building product industry: A new addendum to Option 1 of the Building Product Disclosure and Optimization—Material Ingredients will provide more flexibility for product manufacturers looking to...

In Media 2016-04-05 14:15

USGBC Announces New LEED Pilot ACP Designed to Help Eliminate Irresponsibly Sourced

Washington, DC—(April 5, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the quarterly addenda to the LEED green building rating system, which includes a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and help rid our buildings of illegal wood by promoting the use of wood that is verified to be legal. The pilot ACP builds on the robust infrastructure that has been built around responsible wood sourcing and chain...

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USGBC is working towards its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust network of chapters, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. Learn more

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As the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED is transforming buildings, homes and communities in all 50 states and more than 150 countries and territories worldwide. LEED guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance of more than 69,000 projects worldwide, comprising 12.4 billion square feet of commercial and institutional construction space, and more than 181,000 additional residential units. For a holistic snapshot of the green building movement, check out our LEED in Motion report series, which equips readers with the numbers and insight they need to build a strong case for sustainability. Learn more


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