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Published on 23 May 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

As our need for sustainability solutions grows, so does our need for environmental justice. Often, the cost of unsustainable practices is paid by those who can't afford it.

Identifying and combating environmental injustice can be difficult, but with proper education, students and adults...

Published on 23 May 2018 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Media

The LEED for Cities program addresses sustainability, city planning, development and operations at the citywide level

Savona, Italy—(May 23, 2018)—USGBC and...

Published on 22 May 2018 Written by David Marcus Posted in Industry

In the U.S., buildings account for 13.6 percent of potable water use, the third largest category, behind thermoelectric power and irrigation.

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Published on 21 May 2018 Written by Mia Brondum Posted in Community

We all know the feeling of being new and filled with a million questions, whether it’s starting a new job, living in a new city, attending a new school or even joining a new group of friends. It’s not always easy to find someone to confide in or to find the time to ask all your...

Published on 21 May 2018 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Community

For 50 years, The Mart in Chicago has hosted the design conference NeoCon. The event will be held this year from June 11 to 13. Attracting more than 50,000 design professionals, this conference...

Published on 21 May 2018 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

Although the City of Cincinnati’s strong commitment to sustainable building practices may come as a surprise to an outsider, to a resident of the city, it is no secret that they are leading the charge in green building development.

In the new...

Published on 21 May 2018 Written by Lisa Stanley Posted in LEED

Airport projects now have space type options available in LEED Online. Are you planning to register a project at an airport? Do you have a registered project that should be updated? We now have a space type for you to select.

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Published on 18 May 2018 Written by Sabrina Bachman Posted in Community

USGBC Maryland community members celebrated their first spring work day with Garrett Heights Elementary / Middle School this year. The partnership with this Baltimore...

Published on 18 May 2018 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Community

Feature image credit: Joshua Ness.

With the IMPACT Benchmarking Challenge from USGBC Tennessee, buildings will set a score for energy, water and waste with the...

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

Registration is open for world’s largest green building conference, hosted in Mexico City June 19–21

Mexico City—(May 17, 2018)—USGBC, the creators of the...

Published on 18 May 2018 Written by Yi Wen Posted in Greenbuild

Feature image: Mahesh Ramanujam talks about committing to sustainability.

The 2018 Greenbuild China program was officially announced on May 10 during the Executive Luncheon, hosted by...

Published on 17 May 2018 Written by Emily Zhang Posted in Community

The Connect the Dots Green Schools Challenge encourages K–12 schools across the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region to implement creative, year-long projects that commit to...

Published on 17 May 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Greenbuild

A lineup of environmental leaders will take the plenary stage next month at Greenbuild Mexico 2018 in Mexico City, running June 19 to 21: Nobel laureate...

Published on 16 May 2018 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 calls for governments, nonprofits, private sector actors and the public to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

The effects of climate...

Published on 15 May 2018 Written by Lee Cooke Posted in Community

USGBC Florida, along with key partners Eco Relics and Norsk Tiny Houses and with the help of dozens of enthusiastic...

Published on 14 May 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Greenbuild

Next month, Mexico City will host the inaugural Greenbuild Mexico conference, where hundreds of green building professionals will gather to share best practices in sustainable design, construction, operations and maintenance.

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Published on 14 May 2018 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

In the four years since we’ve launched Education @USGBC, we’ve been committed to continuous improvement. Along the way, we’ve expanded to over 700 courses, diversified the topics and types of education content available, launched...

Published on 10 May 2018 Written by Caitlin McGrellis Posted in LEED

Ever wondered how GBCI credential exams like those for the LEED Green Associate or SITES AP are put together...

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