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In Media 2015-06-30 11:55

USGBC Announces New Alignment with CALGreen

California embraces new path to achieve LEED certification as state struggles with drought San Diego, CA – (June 30, 2015) – USGBC announced today the availability of a new path forward for California project developers seeking LEED certification. This announcement comes in the midst of USGBC’s annual midyear conference for community leaders, Convergence, taking place from June 28–July 1 in San Diego. Starting July 1, nonresidential projects in California subject to...

In Media 2015-06-28 18:20

Rick Fedrizzi to Step Down as USGBC’s CEO End of 2016

(Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2015) USGBC announced today that Rick Fedrizzi, the visionary founder of USGBC and CEO since 2003, will not seek renewal of his contract as USGBC’s CEO at the end of 2016, paving the way for an organizational leadership transition in 2017.

 “As one of the founders of USGBC, I never could have imagined the sweeping global impact the organization would have, the wide-ranging work that could be accomplished, the dramatic change in our industry that...

In Media 2015-06-12 09:25

Net Zero Zone Returns to Greenbuild 2015

June 8, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and EMerge Alliance announced today that the Net Zero Zone, the first of its kind in a major trade show, will return to the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18-19, 2015. “Driven by the innovative work of EMerge Alliance and its members, the Net Zero Zone at...

In Media 2015-06-10 09:13

GBCI Launches SITES, its Newly Acquired Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes

SITES addresses global concerns such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and resource depletion through sustainable landscape design and management June 10, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) launched its newly acquired SITES rating system, the most comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes. SITES was developed through a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The...

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