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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...

Published on 18 Jul 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Are you an innovative sustainability professional or building expert? Would you like to become more involved in LEED by volunteering that expertise?

LEED...

Published on 17 Jul 2017 Written by Skip Wiltshire-Go... Posted in Advocacy and policy

2017 has been another landmark year for energy and environmental policy in the Hawaii state legislature. At the end of legislative session, a new set of bills raised the bar even higher for clean and efficient energy in buildings statewide. Also, in June, the state became the first in the union...

Published on 17 Jul 2017 Written by Daniel Huard Posted in Greenbuild

WaterBuild 2016, the Water Summit at Greenbuild, kicked off its first of a three-year program series last year in Los Angeles. As we gear up for the 2017 Summit in...

Published on 17 Jul 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Greenbuild

The Earth's climate is changing, and 97 percent of climate scientists agree that it is likely due to human activities. So where does that leave us and the rest of the building industry?

Buildings account for more...

Published on 17 Jul 2017 Written by Rukesh Samarasekera Posted in LEED

The LEED v4 Stories article series features the people the behind diverse LEED v4 projects. Project team members and project owners tell of their experiences—both the...

Published on 14 Jul 2017 Written by Jason O'Neill Posted in Community

People who choose careers in the built environment work for something more than just a paycheck. I believe that we choose to work in this field out of a genuine desire to improve the living conditions of our buildings for our fellow citizens, as well as reduce their impact on the environment....

Published on 14 Jul 2017 Written by Curt Ledford Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Nevada legislature may have adjourned until 2019, but the recent legislative session saw the successful passage of several of USGBC Nevada’s priority bills. Thanks to a successful day of ...

Published on 14 Jul 2017 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Globally, nationally and in the states, 2017 has introduced both uncertainty and renewed enthusiasm for the future of climate action policy and finance. The next week provides an important opportunity for California to emerge, once again, as a global leader... but not without your help.

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Published on 14 Jul 2017 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in LEED

The July 2017 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.

To view the changes:

Published on 13 Jul 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Learning Lab Education Partner EcoRise collaborated with the Biomimicry Institute to...

Published on 13 Jul 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Designing and developing buildings so they’re healthier, more sustainable and more resource-efficient is what green building is all about. It’s a process that applies to a building’s entire...

Published on 12 Jul 2017 Written by Samantha Castro Posted in Community

On June 16, USGBC Kentucky community members gathered for a tour of Louisville’s Sheppard Square, Kentucky’s first affordable housing project to seek LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) status.

Norma Ward, of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority, with the help of...

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