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In Media 2014-12-18 10:27

International Parking Institute and Green Parking Council Collaborate with GBCI, the

New collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment Washington, D.C. (Dec. 18, 2014) – In recognition of the importance of sustainable parking facilities and practices to the development of sustainable communities, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s global LEED® green building rating system, today signed a memorandum of...

In Media 2014-12-11 02:18

833 Million Square Feet of Building Space in India using LEED

Report - LEED in Motion: India, emphasizes the rapid expansion of green building New Delhi, India  – (11 Dec 2014) – USGBC announced today that 833 million square feet of building space in India is using LEED. The new study, LEED in Motion: India, was released today and details the impact LEED and green building have had on the Indian economy and its buildings, homes and communities. The LEED in Motion: India report provides a far-reaching account of the factors that have...

In Media 2014-12-05 13:42

USGBC and BCSE Join Global Effort to Further Energy Efficiency

The two sustainability leaders become partners of the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All Initiative’s Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform LIMA - (Dec. 5, 2014) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it has joined the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, along with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). The Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform is a program of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s...

In Media 2014-12-02 11:11

USGBC Statistics

Up-to-date, official statistics about USGBC programs *Please note: These numbers are current as of October 2014 USGBC overview 76 chapters More than 12,870 national members +17,500 Greenbuild attendees (New Orleans, 2014) More than 150 countries and territories with LEED projects LEED projects 1.7 million certified square feet per day More than 158,000 certified gross square meters per day More than 61,800 total commercial projects Over 11.4 billion total commercial square feet (excludes...

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