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In Media 2015-09-02 11:29

North American Commercial Real Estate Sector Improves Sustainability Performance

New report shows REITs and private equity real estate funds embracing sustainability practices Amsterdam - (September 2, 2015) – GRESB, the global standard for portfolio-level sustainability assessment in the real estate sector, today released its 2015 data and industry report. The data and report are based on an assessment of 707 property companies and private equity real estate funds, representing 61,000 assets and USD 2.3 trillion in asset value. The report provides new insights...

In Media 2015-08-28 10:57

2015 Legendary Leader Award: Lois Vitt Sale [video]

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In 2015, six awards were given out to a total of nine individuals and groups whose dedication and commitment to assisting in USGBC's mission of creating a more sustainable built environment is demonstrated by their passion and hard work through volunteerism. For this installment, we highlight Lois Vitt...

In Media 2015-08-24 10:12

U.S. Mayors Step Up As Key Advocates for Climate Change Action During UN Conference

Local Climate Leaders Circle Brings Together More Than a Dozen Cities to Highlight Examples of Strong Climate Action WASHINGTON, DC – (August 24, 2015) – A coalition of U.S. mayors and city officials announced today that they will join the UN Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Paris in December to showcase their cities’ climate leadership and call for an ambitious international agreement that addresses our climate crisis and supports further action at the local level...

In Media 2015-08-11 09:36

New LEED Report Shows a Green Building Boom for Brazilian Economy

Brazil increases its global share of the green building market with LEED São Paulo, Brazil—(Aug. 11, 2015)— Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released LEED in Motion: Brazil, a report showing significant gains in the green building market in Brazil and year-over-year growth in LEED certifications in the country. The report comes at a time when the Brazilian green building industry is hosting South America’s premier green building conference, GreenBuilding...

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