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Published on 08 Dec 2017 Written by Jennifer Gunby Posted in Community

The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter community has been busy—and they have some great achievements to show for it. The state of Massachusetts is the current...

Published on 07 Dec 2017 Written by Deepa Sathiaram Posted in Community

Robert Phinney and I, as co-chairs of the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee this year, and Sarah Alexander, as Senior Vice...

Published on 06 Dec 2017 Written by Julia Feder Posted in Education

During this season of giving, we encourage you to share these courses with your colleagues, friends and family to help them understand your commitment to green building and sustainability. Each course provides insight into foundational concepts and connects these to our every day actions. With...

Published on 05 Dec 2017 Written by Tara Wilkinson Posted in Greenbuild

Greenbuild Europe offers a forum for the green building community to unite and address pressing issues such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change. It's also a great place to network and learn about new...

Published on 05 Dec 2017 Written by Tristan Roberts Posted in LEED

In recent months, activity on the LEEDuser forum has shifted to LEED v4, charting strong project team engagement. Although new registrations for LEED 2009 closed in 2016,...

Published on 05 Dec 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC has submitted a public comment urging the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to keep in place the current greenhouse gas (GHG) measure for federal highways. This...

Published on 04 Dec 2017 Written by Mandy Lee Posted in LEED

USGBC is looking for innovative sustainability professionals and experts in the design, construction and operations of buildings and communities to serve as volunteers on the newly created Regional LEED Steering Committees.

In 2010, USGBC developed the...

Published on 04 Dec 2017 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation that would revamp and update the land cleanup program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

H.R. 3017, “...

Published on 04 Dec 2017 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in LEED

USGBC values the critical role that animals and wildlife play in maintaining a healthy planet for all. As species continue to face interruptions to their habitats and to their migration, hunting and mating patterns, USGBC is celebrating ...

Published on 01 Dec 2017 Written by Laura Jelich Posted in Community

On October 4, 2017, The City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) and USGBC Wisconsin teamed up to host the first annual Better Buildings Challenge...

Published on 01 Dec 2017 Written by Ryan Meyer Posted in Sponsored

When selecting energy-efficient solutions for a new, high-performance building, the future occupants are just as important to consider as the structure itself. This approach is exactly what made the Rocky Mountain Deaf School...

Published on 30 Nov 2017 Written by Brenden McEneaney Posted in Advocacy and policy

‘Tis the season for family, community, giving thanks and giving back. We’re thankful for the support from so many outstanding members, partners and volunteers helping to move green building forward in California. We hope you will continue giving the gift of your time, expertise...

Published on 30 Nov 2017 Written by Amanda Komar Posted in Community

Proposals are now being accepted for Rocky Mountain Green 2018. The annual Rocky Mountain Green conference, hosted by USGBC Colorado, unites hundreds of...

Published on 29 Nov 2017 Written by Kate Hurst Posted in Greenbuild

Are you interested in helping develop educational programming intended to meet the needs of international Greenbuild conference attendees?

USGBC is seeking green building professionals who are passionate about sustainable design, construction and operations for buildings and communities...

Published on 27 Nov 2017 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

A LEED professional credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. Part of that proficiency is staying up to date on the latest industry innovations. LEED professionals are...

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

Did you know the Empire State Building is LEED-certified? What about Soldier Field in Chicago?

More than 92,000...

Published on 22 Nov 2017 Written by Morgan Abbett Posted in Community

Feature image: Parkwood Tech Centre team members Morgan Abbett (HDR), Marveliz Santos (Plant Construction), Adrienne Johnson (Point Energy Innovations), and Christine Li (Lucid) receiving the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award at Greenbuild in Boston on November 9, 2017.

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Published on 22 Nov 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

Mary Lin Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia, is so dedicated to Green Apple Day of Service that in 2016 the school leaders stretched it out into a whole "Go Green Week." This...

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