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Published on 11 Apr 2018 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations (U.N.) in September 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030...

Published on 11 Apr 2018 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Education

Diet has a great impact on the quality of human life—hence, the expression "you are what you eat." Our diets suffer for many reasons, including our desire to be satisfied quickly. Many of us, especially in urban areas, also struggle with finding access to fresh fruits and vegetables, the...

Published on 11 Apr 2018 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

2018 is flying by! So far this year, we’ve added over 50 new courses to Education @USGBC.

Check out the 10 highest-rated courses from the past three months:

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Published on 11 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

Celebrated leaders across the education, sustainability and business fields will take the stage next month at the 2018 Green Schools Conference and Expo and Rocky...

Published on 10 Apr 2018 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Spring brings a rebirth of life to your school grounds, and presents a great opportunity to get students learning and exploring outdoors. Whether you have an existing garden or just a plot of land begging to be tended, now is a great time to plan for a garden upgrade that harnesses student...

Published on 10 Apr 2018 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

As part of our sharpened focus on resilience-enhancing tactics, USGBC has developed the brief Profiles of Resilience: LEED in Practice. This brief details...

Published on 10 Apr 2018 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

The April 2018 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.

To view the changes:

Published on 10 Apr 2018 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in Industry
Published on 09 Apr 2018 Written by Mandy Lee Posted in LEED

In advance of Greenbuild Europe, we are excited to release new regional solutions for LEED v4 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) projects in Europe. With more than 70...

Published on 06 Apr 2018 Written by Jonathan Brown Posted in Community

The Augusta branch of USGBC Georgia recently had the opportunity to learn about adaptive reuse of existing buildings in their area, when they toured two historic textile mills: one abandoned and one recently repurposed. The...

Published on 06 Apr 2018 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in LEED

USGBC’s #TheresACreditForThat video series showcases LEED v4 credits that can have a huge impact on your project.

The LEED credits discussed in this six-part series include:

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Published on 05 Apr 2018 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC’s state-of-the-art technology platform Arc is already helping schools across the globe collect, manage and benchmark building level sustainability data to improve performance, as well as to engage students in hands-on activities...

Published on 05 Apr 2018 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in Industry

LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field, and they contribute expertise to various industries...

Published on 04 Apr 2018 Written by Lona Hankins Posted in Advocacy and policy

After the shock of a disaster has abated, the community begins to think about restoring normalcy. Bringing back school operation is a top priority, since it allows faculty and staff to get back to work and brings students back to the city. But this can take time. After Hurricane Katrina, for...

Published on 04 Apr 2018 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in Greenbuild

Featuring three days of education, inspiration and networking, Greenbuild Europe is a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives and revolutionize business. Participants will address pressing issues such as air...

Published on 04 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

In just one month, hundreds of green building advocates from coast to coast will gather in Denver for the annual Green Schools Conference and Expo (May 3–4) and ...

Published on 03 Apr 2018 Written by Amanda Komar Posted in Media

Co-located with ArchitectureBoston Expo, Greenbuild 2017 achieves a record-breaking waste diversion rate of 90.5 percent and 25,000 pounds of donations

Informa Exhibitions U.S. and USGBC have announced the release of the...

Published on 03 Apr 2018 Written by Maren Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

Energy efficiency scored a big win last month in Virginia. The...

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