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Published on 27 Jul 2017 Written by Julia Feder Posted in Education

At the beginning of each quarter, USGBC releases the latest LEED addenda. This update includes important interpretations, corrections and pilot credit updates, providing guidance and clarification....

Published on 27 Jul 2017 Written by Sonia Htoon Posted in Center for Green Schools

Representatives from green schools, school districts and post-secondary institutions across the country came together to celebrate their recognition as 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbons Schools ...

Published on 27 Jul 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

Primary and secondary schools around the country are constantly experimenting with new strategies. A common approach is the move away from linear concept teaching to interdisciplinary, hands-on learning that helps prepare students to think critically and better handle a changing world.

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Published on 27 Jul 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

LEED Green Associates are specialists in today’s sustainable building standards and marketplace. They are knowledgeable about emerging technologies, current industry research and environmental trends.

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Published on 26 Jul 2017 Written by Mark Bryan Posted in Community

How did you get involved in building sustainability?

I got involved at the end of my BA in architecture program in college. I was interested in exploring the connection between the environment and architectural design. I identified myself as an environmentalist, but...

Published on 26 Jul 2017 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

This article was co-authored by Katharine Burgess, Director, Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, and Cooper Martin, Program Director, Sustainable Cities Institute, ...

Published on 26 Jul 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

For the third year in a row, Washington, D.C., has earned the number one ranking on the U.S. EPA’s annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most buildings certified by Energy Star.

The top cities...

Published on 26 Jul 2017 Written by Amory Fischer Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools staff at USGBC are fortunate to hear of many inspiring stories across the country, and Amory Fischer's is one...

Published on 25 Jul 2017 Written by Giuliana Kunkel Posted in Sponsored

For the second year in a row, USGBC National Capital Region hosted its annual A Midsummer Night’s Green at the ...

Published on 25 Jul 2017 Written by Elizabeth Thompson Posted in Community

The best-selling book Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawken, offers a model for "the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming." The goal of the research presented in the book is to find out whether human beings can reverse the...

Published on 24 Jul 2017 Written by Kelsey Blongewicz Posted in LEED

Are you planning to complete a LEED review this year, before Greenbuild? If so, be sure to submit for review on time. See below for application deadlines based on typical...

Published on 24 Jul 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Greenbuild

Gather with green building champions, at one of our upcoming Women in Green events at Greenbuild 2017.

Greenbuild China: Women in Green Power Breakfast
October 18 from 7:30–9 a.m.
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Published on 21 Jul 2017 Written by Jennifer Wellman-... Posted in Community

USGBC National Capital Region announced the recipients of the 2017 Community Leader Awards during the organization’s 16th annual  A Midsummer Night’s Green  event on July...

Published on 21 Jul 2017 Written by Wes Sullens Posted in Advocacy and policy

The GreenerBuilder conference on July 13 was a festive, information-packed summit full of leaders from the USGBC Northern...

Published on 20 Jul 2017 Written by Jennifer Gunby Posted in Advocacy and policy

Every year, a National Green Building Adoption Index is published by CBRE, in partnership...

Published on 19 Jul 2017 Written by Kate Cornelius Posted in Advocacy and policy

Early in 2017, USGBC Central Pennsylvania embarked on an advocacy initiative unlike any other they had before. Dubbed “Icehouse Demonstration Day: Unfreeze Pennsylvania Energy Codes,” the event's goal...

Published on 19 Jul 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Greenbuild

Registration is now open for Greenbuild India. Held annually in the United States since 2002, the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building....

Published on 18 Jul 2017 Written by Jeanne Allen Cars... Posted in LEED

If you have questions about the different options within LEED for Neighborhood Development, take a look at our helpful table below. A project can enter the LEED ND certification process at any point, from...

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