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In Media 2014-08-21 11:07

Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool

Move will coordinate Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions Washington, D.C. — (Aug. 21, 2014) — The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announce the signing of a memorandum to collaborate on the development of...

In Media 2014-08-20 12:41

USGBC Names Indian Infrastructure Expert as Senior Adviser for Green Building Hub

Dr. M Ramachandran Brings Decades of Program Planning Experience at State, Central Level New Delhi, India — (20 August 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Dr. M Ramachandran has joined the Council as a senior adviser for its LEED hub in India, bolstering its presence in the nation as it offers continued support for the growing market for healthy, high-performing LEED green buildings in India. An accomplished expert on Indian infrastructure,...

In Media 2014-08-18 10:42
The LEED Platinum Parkview Green in Beijing. Credit: Dennis Wu

BuildingGreen: Onsite Verification Part of LEED’s Global Vision

This article originally appeared on on Aug. 12, 2014. GBCI will partner with Bureau Veritas to provide global support for LEED certification, with a focus on customer service and rigor. A new partnership between Bureau Veritas S.A. and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is key to the fulfilling the increasingly global ambitions of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  GBCI, which certifies building projects under USGBC’s LEED Rating System, will...

In Media 2014-08-05 12:27

U.S. Green Building Council Selects Grand Rapids Public Schools for Fellowship

Kristen Trovillion Chosen as 2014 Fellow and Will Serve as Full-Time Sustainability Officer for the District GRAND RAPIDS — (Aug. 5, 2014) — Grand Rapids Public Schools and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the district has been selected to host the prestigious Center for Green Schools Fellowship program. Experienced sustainability professional Kristen Trovillion has been chosen as the 2014 Fellow. "We are very excited to have Ms. Trovillion as the new...

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