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Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by paul patzloff Posted in Sponsored

Beyond the prerequisite standard performance needed to achieve LEED certification, the Optimize Energy Performance credit affords one of the most significant opportunities to earn points. LEED is guiding design teams to work early in the...

Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by Maren Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

Cities and states are always looking for ways to more efficiently and effectively deliver public services, such as flood management, resource conservation, pollution prevention and actions that foster equity and enhance human health. Traditional approaches to infrastructure have helped manage...

Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

With more daylight and warming temperatures, spring is a great time to implement content from Captain Planet Foundation’s Project Learning Garden, a new program on...

Published on 23 Apr 2018 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Community

Earth that gives us all this food,
Sun that makes it ripe and good.
Dearest Earth and dearest Sun,
we will not forget what you have done.

—Anonymous

As spring brings blossoms and ever-present bird song to...

Published on 20 Apr 2018 Written by Abigail Sirevaag Posted in Community

Green buildings can take many forms, as demonstrated by the projects featured in the 2018 Green Building Showcase hosted by...

Published on 20 Apr 2018 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Community

Feature image: The LEED-certified Bow Creek Recreation Center.

The USGBC Virginia community is committed to transforming the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated in the Commonwealth...

Published on 20 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Greenbuild

Registration is now open for the 2018 Greenbuild Mexico conference, taking place June 19–21 at the Camino Real Polanco Mexico hotel in Mexico City...

Published on 19 Apr 2018 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

The third Sustainable Development Goal, "Good Health and Well-being," aims to ensure healthy lives for people of all ages.

Healthy populations around the world rely upon sustainable development, and although this goal has...

Published on 19 Apr 2018 Written by Wes Sullens Posted in LEED

Thanks to the pioneering work of the green building community in incorporating fundamental green building practices into every building project, cities and counties across the U.S. are placing green building criteria into building codes. In California, fundamental green strategies are required...

Published on 19 Apr 2018 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Media

New projects built to California’s robust energy and green building codes (CALGreen) are pre-approved for significant streamlining of fundamental LEED requirements

USGBC, creators of...

Published on 18 Apr 2018 Written by Sarah Stanley Posted in Greenbuild

Award recipients represent diverse expertise from across the green building industry

Washington, D.C.—(April 18, 2018)—Today, USGBC announced the recipients of its first-ever Greenbuild Europe Leadership...

Published on 18 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Community

Registration is now open for GreenerBuilder 2018, taking place August 1 at University of California, San Francisco's Mission Bay Conference Center. Purchase...

Published on 18 Apr 2018 Written by Breana Johnson Posted in Community

IMPACT 2018 shows us “The New Way Forward,” as USGBC communities in the West North Central region recognize the way to move toward a sustainable and equitable future is by challenging the status quo.

This year’s...

Published on 17 Apr 2018 Written by Corey Enck Posted in LEED

Green building industry professionals contribute thousands of volunteer hours every year to make possible the continued development and evolution of LEED. As we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week, USGBC wanted to share some of...

Published on 17 Apr 2018 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Education

Wherever you are in your journey as a green building or sustainability professional, Education @USGBC supports your learning. From LEED credential...

Published on 16 Apr 2018 Written by Lisa McNabola Posted in Community

Seventhwave, as a nonprofit focused on advancing energy efficiency, lives its mission through research, consulting, program...

Published on 13 Apr 2018 Written by Angelica Rockquemore Posted in Community

With a mission statement about "learners of today...leaders of tomorrow," Pālolo Elementary School is committed to instilling a visionary mindset and attitude in its students. For a recent Green Apple Day of Service project, the school boldly...

Published on 13 Apr 2018 Written by Tamara Jercha Posted in Community

In November 2017, the North West branch of USGBC Indiana hosted an open house for K–12 teachers at the site of Recycled Granite...

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