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Published on 23 Feb 2018 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Community

Humans have natural and subconscious reactions to sound. Ominous low-frequency thunder makes our spines tingle, high-pitched screams dilate our pupils and even the complete absence of sound can make a room feel uncomfortable.

There’s no denying that sound has a big impact on humans...

Published on 23 Feb 2018 Written by Connie Lilley Posted in Community

In keeping with its goals for high-performance buildings and sustainability, USGBC Detroit Region is creating a new program in support of a 2030 District in Detroit...

Published on 22 Feb 2018 Written by Alyson Laura Posted in Community

In November 2017, USGBC Georgia hosted an evening lecture about the City of Atlanta's 100 percent clean energy goal. Members heard about clean energy from Cicely Garrett, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer in...

Published on 22 Feb 2018 Written by Breana Johnson Posted in Community

Seeking to advance health and sustainability in your community? Apply for a scholarship to attend the regional IMPACT conference.

At USGBC, we strive to...

Published on 22 Feb 2018 Written by Krysten Dorfman Posted in Center for Green Schools

Fifteen schools from the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) were recently chosen to receive a Green Apple Day of Service Mini Grant, which awards $200 to projects that...

Published on 21 Feb 2018 Written by Nicholas Miller Posted in Community

The City of Lancaster’s sustainability planner, Douglas Smith, has announced Lancaster’s move toward becoming an environmentally friendly city through pursuing a LEED for Cities certification.

Lancaster has...

Published on 21 Feb 2018 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in LEED

Feature image: Cielo Apartments in Seattle; photo credit Daniel Gaines.

USGBC recently announced its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED, and as in past years,...

Published on 21 Feb 2018 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

Are you a LEED Green Associate who's ready to take the plunge and earn your LEED AP BD+C credential, but isn't sure where to start? In 2017, USGBC made it simple to prepare for the test by putting together a...

Published on 20 Feb 2018 Written by Susan Kaplan Posted in LEED

Does your LEED project team strive to incorporate deeply meaningful strategies to extend the benefits of green building to all people affected by it? Do these strategies fall outside of existing LEED credits?

USGBC has heard you and...

Published on 16 Feb 2018 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance released its sixth annual ...

Published on 15 Feb 2018 Written by Tracie Hall Posted in Community

In partnership with Urban Green Council, NYSERDA, and the International Code Council,...

Published on 14 Feb 2018 Written by Lana Crouse Posted in Community

The mission of USGBC is to build healthy, efficient and equitable buildings and communities. Schools and their student communities are a vital part of this work.

USGBC Detroit Region invites students to use art to...

Published on 13 Feb 2018 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Community

Virginia ranked ninth on USGBC’s list of Top 10 States for LEED in 2017. This marks the seventh consecutive year Virginia has made the Top 10 States list!

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Published on 12 Feb 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC reached a milestone in 2017: 2,000 LEED-certified schools. The accomplishment shows the huge...

Published on 12 Feb 2018 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in LEED

2017’s Top 10 States for LEED accounted for 1,399 projects certified last year, demonstrating best-in-class practices when it comes to designing, building and operating sustainable buildings....

Published on 12 Feb 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Greenbuild

For more than 15 years, Greenbuild has been the flagship industry event for green building professionals, offering robust educational sessions, hands-on technical workshops, inspiring keynotes and networking events.

Since its 2002...

Published on 12 Feb 2018 Written by Sheri Brezinka Posted in Community

The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) is the most comprehensive program for designing, developing and maintaining sustainable landscapes and resilient places. The SITES Rating System is designed to define sustainable sites,...

Published on 09 Feb 2018 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Education

One of the most important features of any built structure is its ability to remain immobile, yet buildings also have the ability to inspire movement. In the third installment of USGBC's podcast series...

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